[TangerineSDR] Filename structure, Node info contents, other stuff to ponder

Bill Liles lilesw at gmail.com
Wed May 6 20:26:19 EDT 2020

Sorry, I meant 3 dipoles and 3 loops.

Bill NQ6Z

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 6:50 PM Bill Liles <lilesw at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not clear on something. Assume I have four receivers connected to the
> RPi. How many node numbers do I have? Just one?
> If only one and I collect the same freq range on all four receivers, then
> in the FRQ field, I represent each separate receiver such as WWV5A, WWV5B,
> etc, etc. Is this correct?
> Or do I have 4 nodes running on the same RPi since in the node description
> there is antenna information and all the antennas are different?
> My actual use case is 6 synced receivers covering the same frequency range
> at the same time, all connected to a vector sensor antenna consisting of 6
> dipoles and 6 loops. I am just not sure how to handle.
> Or is all 6 separate collections merged into one file?
> Could someone please explain how I am to handle this situation?
> Thank you.
> Bill NQ6Z
> On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 6:16 PM Rob Wiesler via TangerineSDR <
> tangerinesdr at lists.tapr.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 06, 2020 at 16:42:44 -0400, John Gibbons wrote:
>> > Update to spec - tried to be concise but specific for definitions so
>> there
>> > is no confusion.
>> Thanks.
>> Nits:
>> '#' is called "hash", not "hashtag".  Children call it "hashtag" because
>> Twitter made them stick a "hash" in front of their "tags", and they
>> started conflating the hash ('#'), the tag ("getoffmylawn"), and the
>> entire hashtag ("#getoffmylawn").  If that bothers you, call it an
>> octothorpe.
>> There's a typo immediately after that ("Metadata,txt" vs.
>> "Metadata.txt").
>> More serious issues:
>> Please don't set aside any node ID other than "N00000".  Feel free to
>> tag any nodes as test nodes either in the database or in the metadata,
>> but no spec should try to list them all if there's going to be more than
>> just the one (or a larger range of test node IDs).
>> Again, Windows 7/10/etc. allow the use of '.' in filenames [0].  If you
>> disagree, try running this on a Windows machine:
>>         python -c "open('foo-2.5-bar.txt', 'w').close()"
>> [0] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/fileio/naming-a-file
>> Please provide your specifications as plain text files so that I and
>> others can make diffs of it instead of having to re-read the whole thing
>> every single time (unless you don't want me nitpicking anymore?).  Also,
>> you wanted these specifications to end up in version control, right?
>> Turning them into plain text is step 1.
>> Really serious issues:
>> Don't specify the Python code to be anywhere inside the user's home
>> directory!  Ever!  We're going to at least try to package up all of the
>> code, right?  We'll put our Python modules in a proper namespace, and
>> they will be installed in a standard location according to the FHS,
>> Python convention, and the distribution's rules for Python packages.
>> There's no reason for you to specify any location other than that.  Our
>> importable modules will live in PYTHONPATH.  Our binaries will live in
>> PATH.  Lintian may scream at us for the state of our packages, but it
>> will *not* complain about us trying to install files in /home .
>> Don't use "/temp" as a temp directory!  Either use "/tmp" (which exists,
>> and is part of the FHS, and actually tends to be temporary), or better
>> yet, use some combination of mktemp(1), mkdtemp(3), et. al. to generate
>> temp files/directories subdirectory correctly.  In Python, take a look
>> at the "tempfile" module.
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