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just installed using the same process on my Win 7 laptop and it worked first time - anyway below is my current situation on my Win 10 PC.
Bit of progress, program starts up but reports it can't find Pluto
ADALM-PLUTO Not found -1005
Maybe I've not quite got the Pluto drivers installed which DATV express requires.
I followed these instructions:
The Windows drivers for the ADALM-PLUTO are here
https://wiki.analog.com/university/tool ... rs/windows
The notes on how to extend the frequency range are here
https://wiki.analog.com/university/tool ... ustomizing
You will also probably have to install the VC++ 2015 re-distributable (32 bit version)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/downloa ... x?id=48145
Here's my config file if that helps
[SDR HW] PLUTO
[SDR IP] C0A80201
[ID SERVICE] 4095
[ID STREAM] 4095
[ID NETWORK] 1
[EVENT DURATION] 60
[EVENT TITLE] "Ham Radio Now"
[EVENT TEXT] "Program about Amateur Radio"
[PID PMT] 4095
[PID PCR] 256
[PID VIDEO] 256
[PID AUDIO] 257
[PROGRAM NR] 4095
[CODEC VIDEO] h262
[CODEC VIDEO GOP] 25
[CODEC VIDEO B FRAMES] 0
[CODEC VIDEO PERFORMANCE] "superfast"
[CODEC AUDIO] mp1
[CODEC AUDIOPRESENT] true
[CODEC AUDIOBITRATE] 64000
[NAME PROVIDER] "YOUR CALL"
[NAME SERVICE] "Digital TV"
[TX MODE] DVB-S
[TX FREQ] 1249000000
[TX LEVEL] 30
[DVBS FEC] 1/2
[DVBT FEC] 1/2
[DVBT CONSTELLATION] 64QAM
[DVBT GUARD] 1/32
[DVBT CHANNEL] 2MHz
[DVBT MODE] 2K
[DVBS2 FEC] 2/3
[DVBS2 PILOTS] OFF
[DVBS2 CONSTELLATION] QPSK
[DVBS2 ROLLOFF] 0.25
[TX SR] 2000000
[TX PORTS] 0
[CAPTURE VIDEODEVICE] "QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF"
[CAPTURE VIDEOFORMAT] "640 480 30 I420"
[CAPTURE VIDEOINTERLACED] yes
[CAPTURE VIDEOASPECT] 4:3
[CAPTURE AUDIODEVICE] "Skype mic (Orbit/Sphere AF)"
[TWIDDLE VBITRATE] 0.700000
[ONAIR VIDEOFORMAT] "Input Format"
[VIDEO IDENT] ON
[Q DC OFFSET] -39
did a complete re-install (drivers and application) from the ground up including PC restarts between each action and it worked !
I suspect for some reason it was associating the Pluto device under Atmel in device manager as I also have an AVR dragon programmer - but it wasn't plugged in at the time.
Clearly something was messed up on my Win 10 machine but all good now.
Thanks again for your help and encouragement.
It's working at 5665MHz, SR1000, DVB-S, H264 as a lash up. The ADF4351 provides an LO of 4000MHz to the receive mixer. I can't get the constellation as good with DVB-S2. SR1000 looks like an optimum symbol rate.
Talking with G4CBW, he recommends 5763MHz for RB-TV, for people using narrowband transverters.
There are literally hundreds of registers to program in the AD9363
so I am sure things will improve when I get more familiar with it.
Receive converters are the next thing. A suitable LNA and a good
filter. 2 Watt 6 GHz WiFi amplifiers are quite pricey (compared
to 2.4 GHz ones but they are available and WiFi is COFDM so
they should be linear). As for antennas either a dish or an axial
helical beam. The helical needs slightly less than 20 mm diameter
turns on it if my maths is correct.
I have not got very far with my GPU based DVB-D2 decoder but I am really aiming that
at lunar orbit cubesat reception so I have some time to complete it.