CalypsoBTS and modern OsmoBSC

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Anton Gorbachev antgorka at
Wed May 10 07:51:39 UTC 2017

Hello again,

I set up bts like sysmobts but it seems there are some other issues.
If I understood it correct I must specify phys_channel_confif for all TS of
the BTS.
Otherwise OsmoBTS cannot get settings from OsmoBSC. What config should I
set for TS2-TS7?
And will "slotmask 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0" affect somehow the OsmoBTS behaviour?

Now I can find my networks (sometimes :) but when my phone found it OsmoBTS
crashes with the following message...:

<0006> scheduler.c:1506 Set a5/0 uplink for SACCH/4(0) on trx=0 ts=0
<0006> scheduler.c:1506 Set a5/0 downlink for SDCCH/4(0) on trx=0 ts=0
<0006> scheduler.c:1506 Set a5/0 downlink for SACCH/4(0) on trx=0 ts=0
<0000> rsl.c:558 (bts=0,trx=0,ts=0,ss=0) Tx CHAN ACT ACK
<000b> trx_if.c:397 transceiver (phy0.0) rejected TRX command with
response: 'RSP NOHANDOVER -1'
<0001> bts.c:208 Shutting down BTS 0, Reason TRX-CTRL-MSG: CRITICAL
<0006> scheduler.c:240 Exit scheduler for trx=0
<0006> scheduler.c:216 Init scheduler for trx=0

2017-05-09 23:20 GMT+03:00 Anton Gorbachev <antgorka at>:

> Hi Vadim!
> Thank you for the comments. I will check your advices. Actually I already
> watched everything on youtube and other resources☺ But it needs more time
> to perceive all the info correctly...
> 9 Май 2017 г. 20:44 пользователь "Vadim Yanitskiy" <axilirator at>
> написал:
> Hi,
>> > I found that the manual from the main site is outdated.
>> Yeah, still couldn't find some time to update the wiki.
>> > If I understood it correct, I have to setup calypso bts
>> > as bts of type nanoBTS, correct?
>> Why do you think so? No, CalypsoBTS has nothing related
>> toip.access nanoBTS. From the other side, we don't have
>> a dedicated type for OsmoBTS, so you can use 'sysmoBTS'.
>> > I can sync with commercial cell, I can run OsmoBSC and
>> > OsmoBTS but I still cannot find my network from my personal
>> > phone in searching mode.
>> Please watch a great Sylvain's talk, where he explained
>> almost everything you need to know:
>> "Further hacks on the Calypso platform"
>> In short: BTS should transmit a continuous beacon on C0 to be
>> detected. Normal MS can't do that. CalypsoBTS was hacked to
>> perform the following timeslot layout: Tt_R_ttt, where
>> 'T' means TX on Downlink, 'R' means RX on Uplink, and 't' means
>> channel filling - dummy bursts. Phone cannot RX and TX at the
>> same time, so one phone serves only one TS. With two phones
>> you have the following layout: TT_RRttt, so you have two
>> timeslots served.
>> This is why you will have some detection troubles even with
>> working BSS setup :/
>> > In logs of osmo-bts I can see:
>> >
>> > <0000> rsl.c:246 Tx RSL RF RESource INDication
>> > <000b> trx_if.c:397 transceiver (phy0.0) rejected TRX command with
>> > response: 'RSP SETTSC -1'
>> > <0000> rsl.c:2353 (bts=0,trx=0,ts=0,ss=0) Rx RSL BCCH_INFO
>> Just delete the 'settsc' line from your config, because CalypsoBTS
>> transceiver only supports 'setbsic'.
>> Have a fun!
>> With best regards,
>> Vadim Yanitskiy.
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