SATSAGEN 0.5.3.4

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Highlights:

  • Markers to Max-Hold trace
  • Irradiance compute, in an experimentally way
  • Added NESDR SMArt, NESDR SMArt XTR, nano three, Generic RTL2832/r820t, Generic RTL2832/E4000 devices, and related linearization files
  • Compatibility with LTDZ 35-4400M device
  • Screenshot by pressing the spacebar
  • Added shortcuts: CTRL-M to open Edit SA marker window, CTRL-C to copy the spectrum display to clipboard, CTRL-S to open Settings, and CTRL-T to open the Trace log window
  • HackRF’s manual quadrature in both low and high frequencies ranges
  • Moved all configuration files on the Windows user Documents\Satsagen\Settings folder

Markers to Max-Hold trace

Markers can be added to the Max-Hold trace from this version:

The Max-Hold trace markers will be displayed on the markers table as Channel 1

Irradiance compute in an experimentally way

Using the new Span and Calcmode markers fields, it is possible to use SATSAGEN/ADALM-PLUTO as an EMF meter with appropriate antenna/probe dotation. With the Calcmode sets to 3, the marker switch to the Irradiance computation mode (or EMF measurement mode) where the power measured within the Span is math converted to mW/m² unit.

See this video provided with “Italian” and “English” languages subtitles for some of these basics about the powerful markers:

Screenshot by pressing the spacebar

From Settings Extra tab, check ScreenShot on spacebar to enable this feature.

Screenshots images will be saved on satsagen\ScreenShot folder under User documents by pressing the spacebar during SA or TSA operations.

HackRF’s manual quadrature in both low and high frequencies ranges

Use the RX Device Balance settings panel to fix the HackRF’s quadrature in both frequencies ranges 0-2149MHz and 2150-6000MHz

1) Start the Spectrum Analyzer on 2000000 kHz and 6 MHz of Span
2) Open the panel RX Device Balance (right-click->Adv Controls->RX Device Balance Settings)
3) Find the right I Offset and Q offset values to reach the minimum LO signal
4) Move the Spectrum Analyzer frequency to 3000000 kHz
5) Find the right I High Offset and Q High offset values to reach the minimum LO signal

The above values will be saved and automatically reloaded in the next sessions.

In case of temperature or power supply changes (e.g., by connecting the HackRF on a different PC), you may need to repeat the calibration.

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