New station from Italy

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8 years 2 months ago #1951 by iz6rdb
Location: Ancona, Italy

Model of geiger counter: Gamma Scout (protocol version 1, firmware version 5.34)

Type of detector tube: LND-712

Other information: outdoor detector

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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #1959 by mw0uzo
Replied by mw0uzo on topic New station from Italy
Welcome to radmon.org! :)
Account set up as requested. Let us know how you configured the Gamma Scout to work with RadLog/pyradmon.
Dan mw0uzo
Last edit: 8 years 2 months ago by mw0uzo.

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8 years 2 months ago #1961 by iz6rdb
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I am going to create a Bash script and submit the data every hour (cron job) using wget.

The Gamma Scout is configured to log every 10 minutes, the Bash script calculates the average over the last hour.

It's not the so-called "Online" version of the Gamma Scout, so I've had to create an hardware interface to hack the device's keypad and simulate a keypress to enter/exit PC-mode (serial data transfer mode).

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8 years 2 months ago #1962 by iz6rdb
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I am also logging to APRS using the new weather beacon format "X": see http://aprs.org/aprs12/weather-new.txt
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8 years 2 months ago #1963 by iz6rdb
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For the hardware interface to the Gamma Scout, I have used a couple of CD4016 bilateral switch ICs connected directly to 5 data pins of a parallel port of the PC. The CD4066 ICs can also be used.

If anybody needs the pinout for the 5 keypad buttons (enter PC mode, exit PC mode, configure log interval, enter log interval), please let me know (they are easy to figure out).

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8 years 2 months ago #1964 by iz6rdb
Replied by iz6rdb on topic New station from Italy
Least but not last, to transfer the data from the Gamma Scout, I am using the Python scripts from: http://www.johannes-bauer.com/linux/gammascout/?menuid=3#anchor02

Hope it helps...
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