Posts by EI2GLB

    Hi All


    Anyone know of a supplier of the N1201SA or PS100 equivalent that is in EU and has stock, I don't want to wait 3 months for one from China,


    Thanks

    Trevor

    EI2GLB

    Thanks FCosta I am lead to believe that the GND mod can cause issues, I will try without it and see how I go,


    All my parts are on route from Eastern Europe so I am at the mercy of the post, There is some great suppliers over there and as a community we are lucky to have them supply us with exciting parts to further our hobby,


    73

    Trevor

    EI2GLB

    Thanks for the replies, I do not have advanced equipment here to do much testing, and even though I am only 40 years old these components are almost not visible for me to see never mind try to work on,


    I have the unit working with a 3.3nf Cap as it's the only one I have available in my shack, I have ordered some 18pf and will try to install one of them in line,


    I no longer feel this unit is safe so I have ordered another with the TXCO mod already completed to use as my main unit in my QO-100 station,


    On another note I was told that the GND mod can easily damage the pluto due to excessive current draw, has there been many reports of this??


    73

    Trevor

    EI2GLB

    So doing some more looking at this looks like C123 is missing, C124 is also missing but looking at pictures on the net this seems to be always missing,


    these small caps are spec of dust small so no idea where it went and there is no way I will be able to replace it,


    Would C123 missing cause the RF side of the Pluto to not work (RX/TX) it is on the feed from the TXCO into the AD9363 ??


    can I solder in a larger cap across some point to do the same job??


    Thanks

    Trevor

    EI2GLB

    It was working before I went at it, and now it's not, I will try installing the drivers again and give it another go,


    I did install a RTL dongle since the last time I used it unless it messed the drivers up,


    Thanks

    Trevor

    Hi All


    I went to do the TXCO mod using a board I got from DL that I seen here, I also did the GND mod at the same time,


    I had to use a huge amount of heat to remove the old TXCO but it came off eventually,


    I installed the new add on board and did the GND mod, when I reconnected the Pluto I get what looks like a slightly different USB pop up on my PC, Says Linux File stor gadget USB connected,


    I have the Pluto external drive in file manager, I have all the devices in the device manager com port ect,


    I can SSH into it and do the frequency expansion and cpu mod,


    I can ping it, doing the IIO_INFO commands returns slightly different text than what it listed but it communicated,


    but when I try to connect with either SDR Console or SDR Angle it says device not found ??


    Have I fried it tacking out the TXCO


    Is there anything I can do,


    and failing that is there anyone that sell pre-modded Pluto's ready to go,


    Thanks

    Trevor

    EI2GLB

    Hi All


    Can anyone point me to some details on the ground mod for the pluto so it can be used on a lan network ??


    I have seen it mentioned a lot but no pictures or a how to guide anywhere,


    Thanks

    Trevor

    EI2GLB

    Thanks for the reply, I didn't like the look of the mesh dish when I went to collect it (holes seems quiet large), so I took a 1m solid dish instead, I hope the reduced gain of the smaller dish will not be an issue,


    73

    Trevor

    EI2GLB

    Hi All


    First time poster here, I am hoping to be active on QO-100 soon, I placed an order for a 1.2m Solid Dish from my local supplier but after the order they came back and said they have no stock,

    The offered a 1.2m Mesh dish in it's place would this work as good as a solid dish, They also have a 1m fiberglass dish and a 1m solid dish, what would be the best option of those,


    I am hoping to run a Pluto at about 5-10w output with a POTY antenna with a QRO.CZ LNB


    Thanks

    Trevor

    EI2GLB