Posts by PA3FBX

    So yes all original pluto revisions use the same 5PPM TCXO.

    And yes for a DATV signal where stability is not an issue you are fine.

    But never plan to use it for narrow band communication on a high freq.

    So forget SSB on QO100 or you need modification of your TXCO to what ever you like.

    And Modding is part of our hobby where we want to improve our stuff.

    If you don't like to modify a pluto than you will get it broken soon...

    Because when you connect a pluto to a external amplifier or even antenna you need the ground mod or you will blow up the USB dcdc part...

    See you on the bird...


    Dominique has supplied an Ino for an Uno with Easy V1.25.

    And also for the 2.06 where he made several changes, a new ino sketch was supplied...

    I run Node-red on a raspberry witch is more easy to change/update " on the fly"

    witch communicates with the easy front and back...

    I use the same raspberry for Longmynd client and for pluto network capabilities.

    And i got my older RPI3 from the shelf doing al this work.


    Hi Frank, " should" is the right word, but we know better by now...

    Down grading back to V0.32 will delete most of the files visible but still all user settings will show backup after installing f5oeo back...


    Hi, I have done multiply upgrading and downgrading and even DFU several times to change the pluto B,C,D and even Plus.

    I have noticed several times user data keeps showing up after a complete rebuild.

    So callsign of special settings seems to stay somewhere in the pluto even after DFU Boot and DFU Pluto...

    Now i have a pluto rev c where something wrong during upgrade and i cannot get the pluto D patch loaded.

    Also UTP communication seems to vanish...

    Now for my question.

    Where is the user data stored and how to delete that user data.

    So basically, How to completely wipe a pluto and restart from a empty pluto...

    In wiki i read something about device_format_jffs2

    Is this a solution or a recept for disaster..


    Hi, My first question is why an swl needs 13cm circulair patch.

    Just leave the LNB original and put it into and dish and your on the road...

    Second for the pictures. Your feeding point should not be in the middle and the mounting studs of the plate should not be in the active field but right in the center.

    Right now your wasting money but its a nice learning object.

    Have an other look at the original POTY Design.



    It really works great TOM. I can now leave the Minitiouner with a simple raspberry close to my dish and control the DATV RX via network all over my house.

    Combined with the remote monitoring via the same raspberry i can switch everything on and monitor temperature, voltage and power...

    Great tool with less cpu load.

    7es Benno

    Using Toms ZR6TG client and a raspberry 2 or better will make a nice networked Minitiouner RX..

    So minitiouner connected to a raspberry 2b (or better).

    Load a longmynd server onto the raspberry.

    Install a windows client and use multicast to view the video all over the network.

    Use multiple raspberries with multiple MT and your close to a winterhill (witch is even better).


    Hi Gerard, I got this same pallet.

    Put it on a big heat sink and gathering info.

    I first will check the i2c setting and see if we can controll the 4 bias controllers.

    Next I will slowly start to connect the power and see what it will do. Unfortunately I am a bit occupied whit a bunch of other projects so you may beat me setting it on 2400.

    Looking forward to compair the notes.

    Benno, pa3fbx.

    I was under de impression the pallet was made for 2100 MHz and not 2600mhz.

    Tip: (with the help of martin...:))

    goto putty into the raspberry

    git clone…bSDR_DATV-WebSpectrum.git

    cd QO-100_SSB-WebSDR_DATV-WebSpectrum



    sudo ./qo100websdr

    And than it should work...

    one question. I need to connect my pluto via USB to the ryde.

    If so, i cannot use the pluto for TX any more..

    Why not use the pluto via network..

    I succesfully used 1 pluto for DATV-TX and sdrconsole for RX via the network...

    So if the WB would use the pluto via network i may be able to use the TX. but we probably would get problems with 8 Mhz wide view..

    Looking forward to the next update...

    Thanks ..


    Well there you have it..

    after you wget or gitclone...

    I need more help with that..

    i know how to download it onto widows but the right command to get it directly to the ryde rasp... is a dark mistery..

    There is no easy wget

    Hi martin,

    I get

    Not Found

    The requested URL was not found on this server.

    Apache/2.4.38 (Raspbian) Server at Port 80

    But thats not a supprice as i cannot start the server to config it at all...

    -bash: ./prepare_ubuntu_pluto: does not exsist...

    If i look in the script i can run the induvidual commands ..

    It seems i need a wget to get its out of the github into my running ryde..

    But there is the lacking knolledge..


    I am a bit lost...

    Have ryde over one year and found this addition..

    I know my ways to my raspb... but have no qlue how i should install this..

    I have entered the command lines in the mentions file into my putty and although its doing a lot there is no webserver yet..

    I copied the github data into my rasp. but cannot start the scripts there...

    So little help for the starters would be appriciated..


    hi Roberto..

    Thanks for your fast reply.

    I use the pluto not via lan adapter but via USB..

    I've 2 pluto's boxxed in together with USB splitter and sufficient power.

    So i really do not want to go to Lan option as of now.

    As many other use USB connected pluto's i'd really like to find the solution of getting it working via the PC router option..

    Like to have more pointers if you have any.

    Thanks in advance...

    Will play on and reporting results in the other thred.

    Thanks for now2...

    Hi Adrian...

    If we only understand....

    I am also struggeling but found in the help..."The Pluto must be connected on the same local network,"

    if you, like me, connected the pluto to USB port the pluto works in different network e.g. 192.168.2.x.

    I have not find the workaround...

    check so far the netmask in the pluto and corrected to

    but its not in the pocket yet..

    Need to be smarter...


    Hello Christian,

    Finally today installed the new 21-10 version..

    found your great and long awaited improvements but its not working..

    I have minitiouner express running on same windows 10 PC.

    QO-100 WB live tune works fine..

    have the port en default working..

    Did setup the 2110 witch is straight forward..

    see the message "receive channel change request completed"..

    But nothing happens in minitioune V0.0_9.1h

    what am i doing wrong?

    Best regards