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by M5TXJ
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: DATV - Digital ATV
Topic: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)
Replies: 82
Views: 5627

Re: ADALM-PLUTO (new DATV SDR)

That estimated shipping date has been constantly changing since I ordered mine in August...

73 Dave
by M5TXJ
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: The Portsdown Digital Transmitter Project
Topic: Portsdown wish list - output attenuator
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Portsdown wish list - output attenuator

I now have one of these boards the same as pictured earlier in the thread, I await developments with interest.

73 Dave.
by M5TXJ
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: The MiniTiouner and MiniTioune Digital Receive Software
Topic: Voltage regulators on MiniTiouner
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Voltage regulators on MiniTiouner

My regulators are just bolted down with no heatsink compound, no problems.

73 Dave
by M5TXJ
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: The MiniTiouner and MiniTioune Digital Receive Software
Topic: Minitioune V0.7b for MiniTiouner & MiniTiounerPro
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Minitioune V0.7b for MiniTiouner & MiniTiounerPro

Just testing V0.7b and have an observation. Receiving my Portsdown on 437MHz at 333Ks woth V0.7b I'm getting a timing lock indication of 57-63%, with V0.6d I get the same unless I select "Low SR" when I get 100% timing lock. With V0.7b "Low SR" cant be selected below 300Ks so get...
by M5TXJ
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started?
Topic: Talkback, a guide for dummies (well me...) please.
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Talkback, a guide for dummies (well me...) please.

Thanks Dave, I like the idea of an article for CQ-TV, I'm sure there are more than me around who have had interest spurred by the Portsdown project and need a guiding hand.

73 Dave
by M5TXJ
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started?
Topic: Talkback, a guide for dummies (well me...) please.
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Talkback, a guide for dummies (well me...) please.

Hello gents, My DATV station using a Portsdown and a Minitiouner is now taking shape, amplification and filters are the next step. As I can foresee most of my operation will be portable I'll also need to consider aerials. I am presuming that I'll mostly be using 2m or 70cm, possibly 23cm, with some ...
by M5TXJ
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: The Portsdown Digital Transmitter Project
Topic: Ugly Mode
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Ugly Mode

I found my Minitiouner sensitive enough to receive the signal direct from the Pi, the only aerial being a 6" piece of wire in the Minitiouner F socket, nothing on the Pi...
by M5TXJ
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: The Portsdown Digital Transmitter Project
Topic: Ugly Mode
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Ugly Mode

Absolute minimum would be a Pi with programmed SD card and a network connection to a computer running putty.

73 Dave
by M5TXJ
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: The MiniTiouner and MiniTioune Digital Receive Software
Topic: Problem obtaining the software
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Problem obtaining the software

Hi, I registered for the VivaDATV forum and hadn't heard back in a week. I kept trying to see if i could login with no success. I emailed after an unsuccessful attempt, got a reply saying I'd been registered days before, I tried again and success?

73 Dave
by M5TXJ
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General ATV Discussion
Topic: CQ250 bandpass filter
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: CQ250 bandpass filter

Thanks for the info, unfortunately working 3 weekends out of 4 limit the number of rallies I can get to, I think the next chance will be the Red Rose Winter rally.

73 Dave.

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