Dreamcatcher user here?

Talk about other SDR products like the FunCube, HackRF, BladeRF etc.
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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:10 am

I dont have Wifi at Home. I need to use Lan connection.
I see the LNA is just for the Outernet L Band Reception?! :o
That mean I need an Filter + LNA?!
Is there an Model for an 3D Printed Case?

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:51 am

Username wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:10 am
I dont have Wifi at Home. I need to use Lan connection.
I see the LNA is just for the Outernet L Band Reception?! :o
That mean I need an Filter + LNA?!
Is there an Model for an 3D Printed Case?
Then with LAN I think you should be fine with the adapter.

Yes LNA is only for L-band satellites. You could still probably use it for AERO, Inmarsat STD-C etc, but AFAIK there are no Linux decoders for those signals available yet.

I saw one case here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2497183

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:12 pm

THX the Case lock weird. :?
Do you test the reception of the Board in comparison with an cheap Metal Case Dongle?

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:01 pm

Tested against a V3 on ADS-B and it's nearly identical in performance, even slightly better. It should work well on L-band applications (above 1 GHz) because that's what its front end is designed for.

The RF section is designed well (and the digital side is designed well too). The only downside for me is the lower processing power.

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:42 am

Which Version of the Board did you have?
I have to wait until the arrive here and that could be in 1 Month.. :lol:

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:02 am

I have an early one, V2.03. Not sure if there are newer ones now though.

Don't they send via Fedex only? That should be fairly fast delivery.

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:22 pm

Nope its going with the Austrian Post (in Austria) that mean it can delivered somewhere.
Maybe the troth it over the fence. :roll:

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:49 pm

So I got mine today. :D
The ship it with an Wifi Dongle.
Mine is v2.03 :D

So what does I have to do first?

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by rtlsdrblog » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:20 pm

Just go to the DC sales page and find the Armbian download links. Then flash it to an SD card, insert the card and connect via serial.

Here's a tutorial https://www.rtl-sdr.com/outernet-dreamc ... -tutorial/

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Re: Dreamcatcher user here?

Post by Username » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:09 pm

what is possible to do with the Board other than ADSB and Outernet?

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