Service Outage on AlphaSat (back up). APAC is still down


#21

Signal is back here in Germany! :sunglasses:

Changed frequency in the /etc/skylark_config.json and applied the satellite setting in the webinterface after that.

Got a few packets decoded already, but I need to readjust my Antenna to get a good Signal when i’m back from work.

PS: My CHIP&SDRx is now running for 160 Days 24/7 in my 3D printed Case :relaxed:

regards,
Manuel


#22

this json modification “resets” in my Dreamcatcher after a reboot, so might there is a better workaround for this… @Abhishek might advise on that.


#23

yes, my experience as well when I had a bit of a play trying to modify then frequency of the “Custom” satellite…

lm


#24

yeah, at least works until reboot :slight_smile: Mine up since 16 hours with the new freq:


#25

how do I change the frequency in Sklyark for CHIP? I found no frequency in the /etc/skylark_config.json.


#26

Proper workaround for changing Skylark frequency:

  1. connect by terminal to your Dreamcatcher

  2. open this config file with VI editor:
    vi /mnt/conf/etc/skylark_config.json

  3. Edit only the custom frequency and symbol rate setting (every other will change back on reboot)

                                "label": "Custom",
                                "value": "custom",
                                "freq": "1546.25",
                                "symbolrate": "4200"
                        }```
4. Select "custom frequency" in tuner GUI in Skylark and click apply.

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New image - with new EMEA frequency
It's this software still working?
CHIP won't start after updating Frequency
#27

#28

Any news on a signal for Asia?


#29

Nothing new, unfortunately. No ETA as of right now.


#30

#31

Hi Zoltan,

thank you for the quick answer. But I am using a CHIP -the config.json is looking somewhat different and I guess the frequency has to be changed somewhere else.


#32

it should be the same, you just need to scroll down a lot, it’s settings is almost at the end
you can search in VI with this command:

/string search forward for occurrence of string in text

https://www.cs.colostate.edu/helpdocs/vi.html

but @Abhishek might advise on CHIP workaround


#33

thank you, Zoltan, getting packets now:


#34

Good reception in Belgium after changing the frequency, better SNR than before on the array antenna (7 dB SNR)


#35

yeah, interestingly my SNR is increased to compared to the previous freq…


#36

Just received my Outernet Dreamcathcer V2.03.

Pls. let me know the hardware interface for terminal mode to use VI editor.

Can I use this new freq 1546.25 MHz on Alphasat here in Middle East?

Thanks
Joey


#37

You can use a USB to UART adapter on UART1 pin header or any SSH client after your board connected to your local wifi network


#38

@zoltan: I don’t know if it’s related or not, but after the modifications made in the skylark_config.json file, the News section of the GUI, throws this error:

TypeError: Cannot read property ‘value’ of undefined
at http://10.0.0.1/packages/default/News/combined.js:109:80
at http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:11727:14
at _finished (http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:11557:7)
at http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:11538:15
at ShadowHandler._Handler.onVFSRequestCompleted (http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:11253:5)
at http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:11532:13
at http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:12415:9
at http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:12339:7
at http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:2255:7
at Object.onsuccess (http://10.0.0.1/osjs.js:10998:19)

any idea what I can do to fix this ?

Thanks.


#39

Thanks zoltan…

Im interested in " or any SSH client after your board connected to your local wifi network "
cause i have not done this before. Can you please let me know the detail.

Also in my board, no RS232 header. It comes with SPI and JTAG and TWI only.


#40

Hi zoltan

May I know the parameters of the UART speed, start/stop bit, parity, etc?
Can I use any terminal simulator like VT100 on windows10?
I’m on Windows10, do I have to install Linux to access this VI editor.

Any word from Sat provider that this change of freq is temporary or permanent?
Did Outernet offer a permanent solution?

Thanks.
Joey