[linux-dvb] Afatech af9005 unstable reception [added: mt2060 gain control?]

P. van Gaans w3ird_n3rd at gmx.net
Mon Apr 16 05:33:07 CEST 2007

Luca Olivetti wrote:
> En/na P. van Gaans ha escrit:
> [please, keep this on list, and avoid top posting, I hate it and I was 
> tempted to ignore your message ]
>> Thanks, I tried but I get a load of compilation errors. I don't know 
>> if I have a mt2060.
> Look in the syslog, you should see an "MT2060: successfully identified" 
> or if you have a qt1010 "Quantek QT1010 successfully identified.".
>> I don't really know what I'm doing wrong, I tried 
> Oop, there's an error there. In the second block between #if 0...#endif 
> there's a "if (strong) {" line, change that to "if (state->strong) {"
>> debugging it but my little PHP knowledge is not enough to debug C 
>> code. I just uncommented everything that said something about the 
>> strong signal, maybe I uncommented too much?
> there are just two sections of code in function af9005_fe_read_status 
> enclosed in "#if 0" just change that to "#if 1".
> To the rest of the list, maybe there should be a standardized way to 
> adjust tuner gain in dvb_tuner_ops or is the mt2060 the only tuner with 
> adjustable gain (even if in its current incarnation mt2060.c doesn't do 
> it)?
> Bye

Sorry, I forgot to add the linux-dvb address. But that should be in the 
reply-to field anyway imho, or available as a setting. I simply forgot 
to add.

What, top-posting? Wikipedia is helpful.. I didn't know, I prefer 
top-posting, saves scrollingtime. In fact I was wondering why you were 
bottom-posting. I'm used to forums, not to mailinglists. On forums you 
decide yourself if you want to see everything top or bottomposted.. 
Seriously I didn't know it was a crime!

So I understand I have to change the 0 into a 1 and change state->strong 
to temp? Not remove the # for if? If that's all correct I guess it 
didn't really help. Maybe you just get what you pay for then.. On other 
receivers I get signals from 60 kilometers away, on the afatach vitually 
nothing (closest transmitter is 27 kilometer). Are you supposed to tape 
the antenna to the transmitter?

But wait.. *looks at laptop*, suddenly the afatech stick reads the 
channels from Wavre, Belgium. That's over 80 kilometers away and a 
pretty weak transmitter. The much stronger signal from Schoten (35 
kilometers or so) is blissfully ignored. The image contains some blocks 
but it's better than the radio I had earlier.

Strange stuff..

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