ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

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Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

Post by g8lce » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:42 am

Check the power you are feeding to the power amp. It could be upsetting the usb power. I had the usb input board of a Minitioune blow when a power supply I used was not very nice!!! Earths are not always what they seem!!!

Martin G8LCE.

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Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

Post by radiogareth » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:24 am

I find the Pluto is very sensitive to usb wobbles and earth loops. Works fine on its own, as soon as I connect other things on other PSUs I get connects/disconnects.
No solution as yet other than to use portable laptop on battery.
Gareth

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Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

Post by g7jfi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:47 am

Hi Gareth.
The problem has been fixed by one user.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/rf-microw ... to-sdr/25/

Look about 2/3 down the page. You can search the page for his user name "Taucher" to take you to the relevant post.

Hope this helps. I'll be modding mine as soon as the warranty is out as I have same problem, but it is not too intrusive at the minute as I seldom disconnect the Tx port while it is in use.

Terry G7JFI

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Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

Post by radiogareth » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:36 pm

Thanks Terry. I have had a close look at that diagram. Seems all I need to do is bridge the ground side of the bifilar choke to achieve the same thing. Diagram isn't wonderfully clear but adding what would be several cms of wire surely isn't 'good RF practice'? Seat of pants feeling here.....
I'll try it on one of mine and see if it behaves any better.
Gareth

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Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

Post by radiogareth » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:47 am

Meanwhile over on the FB ADALM Pluto user group this was posted....

Pavel Husák
14 hrs
Hello to all PlutoSDR owners,

I have replaced internal oscillator in Pluto. I have used ASTX-13-C-40.000MHz-I05-T. Pluto is more stable then before and I am able to make SSB qso now without drifting. No need GPS stabilisation I think.

I have had no experience with SMD removing from PCB, so change was little bit dramatical, but I have done it and Pluto works.

Now is Pluto fully usable for QO-100.

Thanks to Mathias DL9BQ for usable informations - look at his qrz.com pages.

Have a nice day de Pavel OK1PHU

Mouser UK have them in abundance :-)

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Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

Post by radiogareth » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:25 am

And a bit more info here (translate as required).

https://www.f1te.org/index.php/realisat ... dalm-pluto

Don't like Mousers £12 delivery charge though!!

Gareth

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Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

Post by on8ge » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:23 am

New firmware 0.31 has been released. Pluto don't work anymore with DATV Expres SW here, any idea ?

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