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

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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

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# 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

Part 3 - IEEE Broadcast Technology 2nd Quarter 2021

URLs referred to in the article:

Silicon Labs Si5351 synthesizer datasheet
https://www.silabs.com/documents/public/data-sheets/Si5351-B.pdf
Analog Device ADF4350 synthesizer datasheet
https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/data-sheets/ADF4350.pdf
NanoVNA V2 User Manual
https://nanorfe.com/nanovna-v2-user-manual.html
GigaDevice GD32 micro-controller and 12 bit A/D
https://www.gigadevice.com/products/microcontrollers/gd32/
Asynchronous updates to a web page with Flask and Socket.io (the basis for the web server in the article)
https://www.shanelynn.ie/asynchronous-updates-to-a-webpage-with-flask-and-socket-io/

Command Line Text

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# Commands for installing required modules for the web server in a Python virtual environment:
pip3 install flask_socketio
pip3 install eventlet
# Commands to create required subdirectories for the web server:
mkdir templates
mkdir static
mkdir static/js
# Command to scan channels and create the dvb_channel.conf required bt sigdata2.sh:
dvbv5-scan -C US /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB-062009
# If a us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB-072020 file is available use it in the U.S. as it will stop scanning abvoe channel 36

Files Used to Create Web Page Showing Real-Time Signal Level and SNR (MER)

sigdata2.sh Download

sigdata2.py Download

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

signalapp.js Download - Put in "static/js" directory

Questions, additions or comments?

Contact Doug Lung at dlung@transmitter.com

Last modified 30 May 2021