Skylark 5.7 for Dreamcatcher 3

What about the LED inside the wifi usb dongle? Any activity there?

@kenbarbi

Is it possible, then, for Othernet to provide a listing of available tested (reliable) cables (brand names and catalog numbers) that work, and the sources where these may be purchased, so that perhaps we can list that in the User’s Manual?

And referencing your reply “Most non-technical people won’t know where to even start looking for a barrel-plug power unit.”, I agree, and can sympathize 100 percent. I am a technical person, and I haven’t the foggiest idea where to find a good heavy-duty USB cable! I would add that my first success was using a RaspberryPi power supply, which has a heavy cable.

I was just typing that myself. The official Rpi power supply is probably the easiest to find guaranteed-working power unit out there. Maybe we can mention that in the user manual, @kenbarbi? Also - while I don’t have a list of working cables and adapters, its a good idea - if people can chime in with their known-good brands and links, maybe they can be added to the wiki and/or the use manual.

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Success!! I used the 64 Gb micro SD card. It verified successfully after flashing with Win32DiskIImager. I’m able to logon fine, so will now continue with the settings. The original 16 Gb card is in the trash bin!

I’m using an Anker USB cable.

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Now receiving packets from SES-2 and will let it run for the day while I’m away from home. Still need to do the network configuration but will do that tonight.
Thanks for everyone’s help.

Looking for documents on settings for Astra 3B in tuner app.
I have switched my dreamcatcher v3.03 to

  • Europe
  • Active Antenna(tried passive)
  • Maverick 1
  • no change to custom
    Anything else?
    I have my 70cm dish(lowest level signal per map Dead Sea area) aimed but have nothing in status, no signal in the DC’s signal graph.
    here is relevant cut/paste from terminal
    https://pastebin.com/VVBGz1VG
    I have a 15m run of RG-6 cable to a rooftop dish when I have use of it.

For Europe, you should be using the “Othernet Dual Band” setting with the universal LNB. Be sure to click the “apply” button when changing this.

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OK, will have to wait for that LNB to arrive, I currently have the Maverick.

How long did you have your unit running ? It appears you may have received some data. However, dated Jan 1 usually refers to startup events until actual streaming is achieved. With a 70cm dish, the pointing could be very critical, and I would encourage you to keep trying. You may not get best performance with the Maverick 1 on the Europe bird.
Incidentally, you can paste screenshots and quotes directly to this forum.

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where do you see me with rx packets?
I start it up and leave it running when I can has been up for maybe 10hrs.
(edit)thanks maxboysdad, in looking now!

I was just noticing in your uploaded page that there were recent packets showing in your diagnostic screen.
It is noted that they say “from file service”, so likely were not received, but from the boot up.

You may look at mine at 136.36.137.45, login as othernet with pw of j7m*2

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This release, Skylark 5.7 is the most stable yet. Up for 12 days! On both a Dreamcatcher v3.03 and a Dreamcatcher v3.05. Ken

While I have a copy of the PDF for HW v3.03 it might be nice for others to have an archive folder on the FTP for older hardware revs.
Will you offer a plug-in touch screen in the future as an accessory?
Is that even an option, it looks like there is where to add the risers on the 3.05 PCB.