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KenW6HHC
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Re: DATV-Express Project

Post by KenW6HHC » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:22 pm

July 11 2019 UPDATE:

All MiniTiouner-Express RX assemblies are depleted at the UK distribution location. More stock should arrive in UK July 26.
The MiniTiouner-Express PayPal function is DISABLED until these units are in the hands of Charles G4GUO.

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Re: DATV-Express Project

Post by KenW6HHC » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:31 am

The latest batch of MiniTiouner-Express RX units have reached Charles G4GUO for distribution within the EU,

On the DATV-Express Project website, the PayPal function is NOW enabled for MiniTiouner-Express RX units at www.DATV-Express.com

The PayPal function CONTINUES to be enabled for DATV-Express TX boards.

G4GUO explains that it normally takes about two weeks for RX orders he posts from England to reach the EU buyer.
Other international buyers of RX units will ship from USA.
All purchases of TX units will ship from USA.

73...de DATV-Exoress Project Team

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Re: DATV-Express Project

Post by KenW6HHC » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:08 pm

Charles G4GUO reported that the final box of 30 each MiniTiouner-Express units that he received in late July, have now been sold. The MiniTiouner-Express units for European Union are no longer being handled by G4GUO and can only now be shipped directly from the U.S. That means shipping costs for EU customers have gone up…and VAT charges will be applied to the customer.

Art WA8RMC reported that he received another production batch of 100 each MiniTiouner-Express RX units on Sept 20. Sales have leveled down to about 3 units / week.

Art WA8RMC also reported that he still has an inventory of 15ea DATV-Express TX boards available for sale.


Project speed set to moderate…de Ken W6HHC

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Re: DATV-Express Project

Post by g4eml » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:33 pm

Is the source code for the DATV Express software v1.25LP14 available? I know earlier versions were on Github but I can’t find the latest one.

I would like to make some changes for my own use to the preset list of QO-100 frequencies. Currently the presets only work if you are using direct uplink at 2.4GHz. I use an up-converter from 70cm so it would be nice to be able to change the preset frequencies to suit.

Colin G4EML.

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Re: DATV-Express Project

Post by KenW6HHC » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:14 pm

Art WA8RMC reported that he receives orders and ships units for MiniTiouner-Express receiver/analyzers at a rate of about about 2 units / week. Current inventory is about 50 units. See www.DATV-Express.com for ordering details (see the ORDER A PRODUCT page). The price is US$75 + shipping for a fully assembled/tested unit. All shipping is from the US.

Ken W6HHC reported that the Yahoo Group DigitalATV.com site will be relocating to groups.io facilities/hosting in December. Ken explained that the capabilities of the old Yahoo Group DigitalATV.com site was being reduced to only provide an “e-mail reflector function” (without allowing any attachments or archiving). More details will follow. Co-moderator Mark WB6QZB is heading up the move to groups.io .

Art WA8RMC also reported that the www.DATV-Express.com site was down for several days in November, because the hosting company was attacked by “ransomware”. All is working again.

Finally, Art is looking into designing a new DATV receiver that will receive DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T protocols. He has found a low cost receiver module that will receive both DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-T. “All” that is needed is to add a printed circuit board and add some software. The board is envisioned to run on a RaspberryPI. Art can finish the hardware board design and board production. What is really needed is a software designer for the software side of the DATV receiver. A lot of existing software code can be offered to act as “models” for the new code. Is anyone out there interested in joining in on this project?? Please contact the project team.


Project speed set to slow…de Ken W6HHC

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