Planned service disruption (May 30th, 2018)


#1

The beam will be out tomorrow (May 30th), 1200 to 1800hrs, US Eastern Time, as we will be running some experiments.


#2

Beam is again up now.


#3

Strong signal, almost 5db better then this morning.


#4

I’ve jumped up to +7.5db, was 2.5.


#5

@Abhishek
@Syed
@ac8dg
@kb2sdrjay
@kenbarbi
My Rssi is running -79, -80, not changed much, however, SNR has improved from -12 to -5.5, -6.0, a great improvement. This is with the 8.5" aluminum cone and LNB. Joyfully watching the red balloons go away!


#6

Even with the improvement, I am noticing that I am not getting a steady lock and am losing packets. Whereas, I was at +2.5db and was getting 100% packets.

outernet1


#7

I also noticed that my bitrate was down in the 12900 area from 20000 and packet rate down to 6.59. Lock is doing a lot of yes/no, but the balloon is green. It appears that weather is causing some of this on my end, T-storms in and out today. It fluctuates quite a bit from good to poor on days like this. Note the audio packets are gone also…probably just a temporary thing to fix the problems…


#8

I’m at +4.75 SNR! What did you do, Captains of the Spaceship Outernet? (I know there can be only one Captain) :smile:


#9

How is the audio quality now?


#10

I don’t know exactly how to quantify the audio. About as good as a “book on tape”. some compression noise, but tolerable. No repeats, some background noise between syllables.

The tuner section shows data is flowing along at 20050 bps, 10,7 pps SNR -6
the audio is updating at about 25 frames per screen update (per second ?)

Is there a volume control for the headset jack?


#11

@Syed what did you have to change to get the SRN so good?


#12

My groundstation was knocked-over by a loose dog. The tripod and the bracket both were damaged. I’m going to be up again soon. You are getting a signal from an LNB that’s not pointing anywhere.

–Konrad, WA4OSH


#13

–Konrad, WA4OSH


#14

How is the audio quality now?

I’m still getting looping and stuttering on my end. I am running a DC 3.02. I’ve reset the DC in hopes that it would clear up.


#15

No change noticed. Audio still looping. Stuttering usually shorter in time, but more frequent, sometimes every 10 seconds. BTW SNR now about +3. Problem for sure not the lack of a signal from SES 2. Are the 2 streams, files and audio multiplexed or are they on 2 separate channels? It’s like latency of the 2 needs adjustment.


#16

A little behind here, but first guess aim today resulted in a -10 to -9 SNR and looks to be happy. Haven’t listened to audio yet.