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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)
Sun, 12/06/2020 - 16:18

Greetings!

Kim & I are taking another stab at switching over from a windows netbook running the supersid data logging software over to a raspberry pi 3b.

Is this software still the preferred option for a standalone Pi out in the observatory?? 

I note that this has not been updated for 3 years or so..

https://github.com/ericgibert/supersid

Hi KKI,

I have not tested the SuperSID on a Raspberry Pi. However, I use Nathan Towne's software with an Xonar external sound card:   If you choose the Linux route with a pi 0 or better, you’ll need to get an external sound card. I use the Xonar U5: https://www.ebay.com/i/193662930300   as there are good libraries from ASUS for Python.  The Python routines were written by Nathan Towne: http://myplace.frontier.com/~nathan56/sidmon/sidmon.html#equipment

Perhaps other's have used the SuperSID radio on a Pi?

Rodney

 

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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)

Thanks for the note.  The https://github.com/ericgibert/supersid python code did not work for us... a lot of missing dependencies and packages.  I will write up what we did as a reference point for others and myself and try to work on it  in the future.  In the meantime will go and get the nathan code.  Yes we are using an external USB sound adapter to connect to the supersid audio output.

Hi Kevin,

Not sure how Nathan's code will work with a sound card other than the Xonar on a Pi. I have modified the python code to run a Real-Tek on an HP desktop running Ubuntu. Anyway you can plut the loop right into the Mic port of the external 24 bit sound card at (96kHz), no worries.

Let me know how it works? 

Rodney