[op25-dev] WBX or BasicRX ?

Joseph Cardani jcardani at verizon.net
Sat Mar 15 03:40:53 UTC 2014


Hi Matt,

Thanks so much for the suggestion on the WBX. Max also said the same about the WBX over using the ICOM's IF out with the  Basic RX board. 

The issue was installing OP25 and it's dependencies using the pybombs script. When attempting to install UHD the script was looking for one of the libusb so files and bombed. I found out that libusb was already there but the file that was a link (simlink?) and this caused the error. I tried to build the latest libusb from source but for some reason the make file was missing which was strange. The computer was a desktop that had been upgraded from ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 and there were several unsuccessful attempts of installing OP25, UHD, etc. Forgive me but I am not a linux expert so my terminology could be off. So yesterday I decided to scrap the old desktop and install 13.10 on a notebook. That went fine and then I ran the python again to install UHD, GNURadio, OP25 and dependencies. That appears to have worked without error. I still have to do some checking and testing but so far things look good. 

I will order the USRP and daughterboard hardware sometime next week once I can confirm everything is working fine.

thanks and have a great weekend,

Joe   

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:03 PM, Matt Ettus wrote:

> 
> 
> Joseph,
> 
> I would suggest using the WBX directly.  Can you tell me what issue you have not gotten resolved on the forum yet?
> 
> Thanks,
> Matt Ettus
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Joseph Cardani <jcardani at verizon.net> wrote:
>  
> Hi All,
> 
> Once I get this UHD issue resolved (And I still have not on the USRP-user forum) I plan on buying a USRP. I would like to use it to monitor trunked digital traffic so what option would be best? Option 1 using the WBX directly receiving the signal or Option 2 using a communications receiver such as the ICOM R7000 or R8500 and using the 10.7 IF output feeding the Basic RX? I am looking for the best performance, sensitivity and selectivity, etc. 
> 
> thanks,
> Joe
> 
> 
> 
> 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.osmocom.org/pipermail/op25-dev/attachments/20140314/805dad93/attachment.html>


More information about the op25-dev mailing list