Remote SDR# connection to Ham-It-Up HF Converter using RTL-SDR/TCP - Receiver is Deaf
kd9gn at lolling.org
Tue Jan 1 20:58:43 UTC 2013
Happy New Year to Everyone ....
I am thinking this may be more of an issue with rtl_tcp than with the
client software (SDR#) so I thought I would throw this out there and see
if anyone has any ideas.
I have a Ham-it-Up up converter connected to an EZcap 668 (e4000) dongle
and am using a random length long wire antenna all connected on a remote
linux server (with minimal OS install) where I am running rtl_tcp. I am
starting rtl_tcp using the following command: rtl_tcp -a
192.168.110.220 -p 1236 -d 2
When I connect to the remote dongle/converter using SDRSharp with
RTL-USB/TCP I get nothing but static / noise. If I put the converter in
bypass mode, then SDRSharp and my dongle perform with the typical
performance I have experienced in the past.
If I move the same dongle and up converter combo to the same pc running
SDRSharp and connect to the dongle using RTL-SDR/USB I am able to
receive many HF signals, as one would expect. For example, CHU Canada,
WWV, some local CB radio chatter and even our local airport's LF beacon
at 329 KHZ.
I also tried starting rtl_tcp with the -g option and setting a gain to
try to match the gain options available under RTL-SDR/USB but that had
I am just wondering if I am not finding the correct settings so this
will work or if this is an issue with rtl_tcp?
I actually have two other Ezcap 668's running simultaneously on the
remote linux server as device 0 / port 1234 and device 1 / port 1235
working just fine when connected to other remote instances of SDR Sharp.
73's - Dave
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