Es'hail 2 QO100 DVB-S2 and SDRplay RSP1A/2/duo

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RSP2user
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Es'hail 2 QO100 DVB-S2 and SDRplay RSP1A/2/duo

Post by RSP2user » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:17 pm

Just checking to see if anyone on the forum in Europe has had a chance to receive video images from Es'hail 2 using an SDRplay RSP. There is an article here where this has been reported to be done using PC decoding software for DVB-S2 developed by Marcel Kroner here https://forum.amsat-dl.org/index.php?th ... &pageNo=17
The link to the latest DVB-S2 software release v2.0.11 that works with the SDRplay RSPs is here: http://v.1337team.tk/dvb-s_gui_amsat.zip
If you have that set up and working and are receiving video on Es'hail 2 with your SDRplay RSP, please feel free to post and let us know how that is working.

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Re: Es'hail 2 QO100 DVB-S2 and SDRplay RSP1A/2/duo

Post by RSP2user » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 am

Below is a proposed system for Es'Hail 2 reception. The system makes use of a low cost LNBF that others have verified will work well with Es'Hail 2. The antenna consists of a repurposed low cost standard 1m offset parabolic reflector typically used for satellite TV reception which provides around 38dB gain at 10.49 GHz. The coaxial cable from the LNBF to the Bias-T is 75 ohm RG-6 coaxial cable. The cable between the Bias-T and the RSP is 50 ohm coaxial cable fitted with an F connector at one end an SMA connector at the other. While the 75 ohm to 50 ohm impedance mismatch will cause some signal loss, the LNBF has close to 60 dB of gain, so sufficient signal will still be received by the RSP, though an improvement to the system can be made with an appropriate impedance match. The Bias-T consists of a 0.1uF ceramic capacitor and an inductor made by winding 20 turns of 22awg magnet wire around a 3mm diameter form (used a drill bit as the form). The software applied for viewing video is DVBs/DVBS2 decoding software developed by Marcel Kroener that can be downloaded here: http://v.1337team.tk/dvb-s_gui_amsat.zip . The video display software is VLC Media Player available here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html .
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