Dreamcatcher user here?

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Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:23 pm

I ordered this:
Website wrote:
Sale Price: $39 (limited time, while supplies last)

Dreamcatcher is an Allwinner A13-based single board computer with an integrated RTL SDR. An Armbian image is available for the board. Although some assistance can be found on our forums, Outernet provides no direct support for this product. If you are not a tinkerer, hobbyist, or hardware hacker, you may be disappointed with your purchase.

Dreamcatcher offers the following features.

L-band SAW filter (1525 - 1559 MHz)
Two-stage L-band LNA with 34dB gain
1 PPM TCXO
RF bypass for tuning from 24 - 1600 MHz - use as a regular RTL SDR!
Software switchable bias tee
3 USB ports
GPIO forest
UARTs, I2C, SPI headers (unpopulated) for driving external hardware
Two microSD card holders - for boot and storage!
1 GHz CPU
512 MB RAM
USB wifi dongle (based on RTL8188CUS chipset) - AP mode capable!
Lots of LEDs!
Switches!
microUSB OTG
microUSB power port
Audio In/Out
4.10 Linux kernel and Uboot 2017.01

WARNING: DO NOT USE THE CORNER SMA JACK WITH AN ACTIVE ANTENNA. ONLY USE A PASSIVE L-BAND ANTENNA WITH THE SMA CONNECTOR IN THE CORNER OF THE BOARD.

No documentation is included with Dreamcatcher. All relevant links to documentation and technical support are found below.

The Armbian image, which needs to be written to a microSD (not included in purchase), is found here: https://archive.outernet.is/images/

More detailed information can be found here: http://radionerds.com/index.php/DreamCatcher

General documentation: https://docs.outernet.is/

All helpful community of people who are familiar with Dreamcatcher: http://forums.outernet.is/

Although we do replace or repair defective units, we are unable to provide refunds for any reason.

Customs and Duties with International Shipping: We use FedEx for most international shipments. Any duties and taxes for international shipments are the responsibility of the customer. Please contact your local customs authorities about import duties and taxes before ordering.

***Although this product can be used to receive the Outernet broadcast data channel, the availability of the broadcast is in no way guaranteed.
are any use here who use this?

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:14 am

I'm using it for ADS-B at the moment.

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:51 am

perfect. :D Sure I need to hang an Filter in front of the device.
Which OS do you run on the Device? How to connect to?

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:54 am

I'm just using the standard Armbian OS provided by Outernet.

It's pretty easy to setup and connect to. I'll be putting up a tutorial on setting up ADS-B on it soon.

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:19 am

cool with USB Lan Adapter is supported?

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:29 am

Username wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:19 am
cool with USB Lan Adapter is supported?
Yep, I haven't tried that personally yet, but it's supposed to be working well.

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:43 am

is there an compatibility list?
On Win its easy and plug and play.

What does the "original" OS/ Software support?
Does it support Outernet + ADSB on the same Time = 2 Receiver or its just an internal "switch"?

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52 am

No compatibility list that I know of..

It's just basic Armbian/Debian, so it supports almost any Linux software. BUT the hardware is not powerful enough to run CPU intensive software like SpyServer and OpenWebRX. It runs fine with dump1090 though.

It's just an internal switch inside, only one RTL-SDR on board.

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:21 pm

:D I need just collect the Data and set it out via Lan.
Do you know its possible to do the login over an Gui with Wifi?
99% of all Hotspot require some Login even with an "I accept".
I dont know what is required for? My idea is use an Proxy Server for.
And I realy hope there is an VPN Client in the Software to login.
In some country its not that very legal to collect.

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:28 am

To set it up you need to connect via USB serial first. It's pretty simple, but you will be using the terminal with a program like PuTTY. Once your in you can enable WiFi with the 'nmtui' command and enter your WiFi password.

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