Raspberry Pi Remote ATSC/DVB Test Set

Part 1 - From IEEE Broadcast Technology 4th Quarter 2020

URLs referred to in the article:

Raspberry Pi 4 complete starter kit from Vilros
https://vilros.com/collections/raspberry-pi-kits/products/vilros-raspberry-pi-4-basic-starter-kit-with-fan-cooled-heavy-duty-aluminum-alloy-case
Raspberry Pi 3 B Plus starter Canakit from Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Premium-Clear-Supply/dp/B07BC7BMHY/
How to install a Raspberry Pi OS Image On a Micro-SD Card
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/
Raspberry Pi OS Download Location - scroll down to Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) � Minimal image
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-os/
Configuring the Raspberry Pi for "headless" operation over a network
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/headless.mdess.md
Configuring the Raspberry Pi for remote access using SSH (see step 3)
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/README.md
How to enable the SSH client on Windows 10
https://www.howtogeek.com/336775/how-to-enable-and-use-windows-10s-built-in-ssh-commands/
Connecting to the Raspberry Pi using SSH on an Android device
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/android.md

Command Line Text

Here are copies of the text to be entered on the command line that were referenced in the article. I've provided them here to make it easier to cut and paste them into your projects.

sudo apt install dvb-apps
sudo apt install dvb-tools
sudo apt install dvbsnoop

dvbv5-scan -C US /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB-062009
dvbv5-zap -c dvb_channel.conf "KMEB-HD" -m
dvb-fe-tool m
dvbsnoop -s signal

Sample script used for collecting signal data in Los Angeles

Sample-Test-Script-for-Los-Angeles.sh Download

Part 2 - From IEEE Broadcast Technology 1st Quarter 2021

URLs referred to in the article:

Introduction to Python's Flask Web Server
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/python-web-server-with-flask
Working Flask Web Server With Variable Elements by Matt Richardson
http://mattrichardson.com/Raspberry-Pi-Flask/index.html
README for the mumudvb program for streaming ATSC and DVB transport streams
https://mumudvb.net/documentation/, https://mumudvb.net/documentation/asciidoc/mumudvb-2.0.0/README.html
mumudvb Configuration Options
https://mumudvb.net/documentation/asciidoc/mumudvb-2.0.0/README_CONF.html
Configuring Video Streaming With VLC
https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Streaming_HowTo_New/#Streaming_using_the_GUI
Possible Transcoding Solution Using mumudvb 2.1 and ffmpeg)
https://mumudvb.net/documentation/asciidoc/mumudvb-2.1.0/TRANSCODE_EXTERNAL.html

Command Line Text

Here are copies of the text to be entered on the command line that were referenced in the article. I've provided them here to make it easier to cut and paste them into your projects.

# Command line for VLC streaming on Raspberry Pi 4 with transcoding
cvlc -vvv :sout-avcodec-fast :sout-avcodec-rc-buffer-size=500 atsc://frequency=605000000 :dvb-adapter=0 :dvb-device=0 :live-caching=5000 --program=3 --sout "#transcode{fps=10,vcodec=h264_omx,vb=600k,width=854,height=480,acodec=mp3,ab=64,channels=2,samplerate=44100,scodec=none}:http{mux=ts,dst=0.0.0.0:8080/}" :no-sout-all

# Command line for VLC streaming on Raspberry Pi 3B+ or Raspberry Pi 4 without transcoding (full bandwidth) cvlc -vvv atsc://frequency=605000000 :dvb-adapter=0 :dvb-device=0 :live-caching=5000 --program=3 --sout "#transcode{acodec=mp3,ab=64,channels=2,samplerate=44100,scodec=none}:http{mux=ts,dst=0.0.0.0:8080/}" :no-sout-all

FIles Used to Create Web Page Showing Received Signal Strength (dBm)and SNR(dB x 10)

displaysignal.py Download

index.html Download - Remove .txt extension after downloading - Put in "templates" directory

style.css Download - Put in "static" directory

sigdata.sh Download

Questions, additions or comments?

Contact Doug Lung at dlung@transmitter.com

Last modified 12 March 2021