PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

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Re: PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

Post by Pa3fbx » Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:23 pm

Just before leaving the shack got a bright idea...

Freqency and cpu hack was never done...

And presto...

Stable power and a working set...

Tomorrow is a test day....

Benno, PA3FBX

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Re: PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

Post by Pa3fbx » Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:43 am

First test seems promising.
No need to change jumper settings inside and not yet tested the PTT out.

Found a simple bug where the power slider is not working at all..
Power is fixed in datv mode at approx -15db.
In DATV mode all the normal settings can be done, no time for all settings tested yet.

As its a Persevere copy, you need some settings when trying the several modes...

In the pass thru mode sdr console works including the power setting.
In this mode also the datv-easy is working, including the power slider.
Remember to reboot the pluto when changing from 1 mode to the other..

So all in all, besides the power slider setting in datv mode, it looks like Phill did us a great favor compiling a pluto+ instance..

But than again with the original pluto+ firmware sdr-console and datv-easy where also working and i did not needed dvb anymore..

Happy to test the firmware

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Re: PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

Post by G1LPS Terry » Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:08 pm

Super great info Benno appreciated
Terry G1LPS

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Re: PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

Post by m0vse » Fri Jul 07, 2023 11:52 pm

Sorry for my extended absence on this, I have been busy on other projects recently and have only just picked this back up again.

I am currently building a new version based on the latest pluto source code and will post that when done.

73 Phil M0VSE

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Re: PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

Post by G1LPS Terry » Sun Jul 09, 2023 11:35 am

Super Phil look forward to your next release.

The last one works flawless with Portsdown and Langstone.
Don't know if you tried but the Pluto+ with your last release and Portsdown4 on the LAN Does 4m/s nicely.
The standard Pluto cant do >2m/s. :D Never tried USB as I only use LAN.

Thanks for sharing your work.

Terry G1LPS

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Re: PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

Post by m0vse » Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:23 pm

Things seem to have progressed so that a custom build for the Pluto+ is no longer required.

I have successfully installed the latest release of F5OEO's https://github.com/F5OEO/plutosdr-fw directly to my Pluto+ and the built-in network appears to work well. This firmware has removed the direct web interface in favour of other software control (DATV-Red seems to work well)

73 Phil M0VSE

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Re: PlutoPlus running modified PlutoDVB firmware

Post by G1LPS Terry » Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:30 pm

Interesting thanks for sharing that Phil.
Will have to give it a go are you getting gigabit on the LAN?
Your compiled version will still be the only solution for the Pluto + to run with Portsdown 4 on LAN though.
Is that correct?

Terry

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