Mini DVB-T Digital TV USB Dongle Issue


#1

I have attempted to setup PiAware using a Raspberry pi2 but without success.

The problem lies with my Mini DVB-T Digital TV USB Dongle (DX) (http://www.dx.com/p/mini-dvb-t-digital-tv-usb-dongle-stick-w-fm-dab-dab-remote-control-black-silver-213240) (the recommended one for Australia) when it is plugged into the Raspberry it immediately goes to the command screen and starts looping through a series of command instructions – but it just continually and rapidly loops. If the dongle is taken out the Raspberry then immediately does a normal load and start up routine.

There is only Windows software supplied with the dongle.

I have followed the processes at http://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/build except that to run the program the TV dongle has to be removed. It is as though there is a form of recognition going on when the dongle is inserted but it appears to be an incomplete process. If I insert the dongle after everything is up it immediately attempts to perform what appears to be a re-start of the full system. It is a thought the PiAware zip file maybe missing or have a corrupt code for the dongle operation.

My user id for the receiver has been recognised but of course there is no data. The system software version is Linux piaware 3.18.5-v7+ #225 ……

Any thoughts as to what I have missed or what needs to be done?
Regards
Lance


#2

The SDR you linked to isn’t the typical unit used. What chip set does that SDR use? Can you post the looping output?


#3

Link reckons it is a RTL2832 with a R820T tuner so that should be OK.

But yeah, bug report needs actual bug report: what’s the output you see?


#4

I’m thinking marginal power supply? There’s a measurable difference in power draw with the SDR idle and the SDR actively sampling data. In the absence of a good voltmeter to look at voltage levels (carefully, on the expansion connector for example), trying a different power supply and/or USB cable is a quick and easy test to perform

bob


#5

Thanks all
I tried a different power supply and the system appears to be running - although no stats yet
Lance