Hi Markus, |
It is still a test on the same antenna like the normal MF grabber.
Yesterday i have been in the garden, trying to get a connection with
the raspi. BTW this system is consuming 220 mA at 12V now. Got no
internet access. Connected the netbook, found the link, connected (5 of
5 bars SNR) but "The DNS server does not answer"... Will solve that
soon. But it was a sunny day and fun to climb into the tree after a few
months. See this image:
Yes the hard test will be in the afternoon :-) Hopefully i can check
this very soon. And i like to run the system for a few days...
Am 04.02.2015 00:07, schrieb Markus Vester:
interesting, great experiment!
I've placed your two MF grabbers
side by side. Actually except for the different scroll rates, the two
spectrograms look surprisingly similar. Even some of the interference
seems to be common to both (eg. the unstable line on 475.35 kHz) - I
would have thought this is a local one from your building but
apparently not so.
Background noise level also seems to
be similar now. But if there is an improvemant it may show up more
dramatically in the daytime when the external noise floor should be
Best of luck,
Sent: Tuesday, February
03, 2015 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: LF: MF
WSPR remote RX experiments
I have improved my new /p receiver for MF.
Also Wolf followed a suggestion for SpecLab and released an updated
version, many thanks for the service! The suggestion was to add a
to automatically restart the connection to a web stream.
This function is important for my Raspberry VLF/LF/MF link, in case the
is a short loss of the connection. Re-connecting works very well and
the "near end" of the system, i.e. the link: data-stream ->
Spectrogram/grabber/tone/VAC/WSPR et. al. is complete!
So, SpecLab reads the stream, generates Spectrograms, CW tone, WSPR
passband inclusive frequency conversion to 1500 Hz "dial", jpgs and
uploads to the web server, all i need :-)
I set up a new experimental grabber at
now showing the received data stream of MF.
I'm excited by the rx performance now (homemade DC). The dynamic range
is 100 dB and the band noise at -80 dB f.s., i.e. 80 dB range. Maybe
this even allows to transmit without overloading the RX if it is in 2.4
Just some thoughts for the moment ;-)
Am 30.01.2015 18:45, schrieb DK7FC:
> Hello MF,
> I've continued with tests for my remote RX station.
> Right now i am running a Raspberry pi on a 7 Ah battery. It drives
> WLAN stick and a simple USB sound card, feeding audio via a vorbis
> steam through the web. A MF receiver (LO = 461 kHz) is running on
> same battery. The RX is connected to the same antenna where my
> grabber is connected to. Ah and the Raspberry pi is powered by an
> external switch mode regulator, 12V=>5V! All in all this
> about 250 mA @ 12V.
> I am playing the vorbis audio stream (about 220 kbps) directly in
> SpecLab where i can see the full MF spectrum. SpecLab is running a
> kHz wide band filter and frequency converter feeding a virtual
> cable. Finally this is connected to WSPR-X... Now i can compare
> SNR difference on both, the grabber RX and the remote-RX plus web
> data stream. The receivers are technically nearly identical as
> the filter settings.
> There is some time delay but it is not problematic, no correction
> needed for WSPR. I'm getting quite good results from the first
> attempt, a SNR difference less than +- 1 dB.
> The remote system is not running in the garden now, just a local
> WSPR reports on MF via web streaming are coming in at DK7FC/RPI.
> The test is running for a few hours now :-)
> 73, Stefan/DK7FC