Network Support for SBS-1e (Without SBS Base Station)

Are you having trouble getting Virtual Radar Server installed and running? If so then this is the place to ask about it.
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ukw
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Network Support for SBS-1e (Without SBS Base Station)

Post by ukw » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:08 am

Hi,

is it possible to run the Virtual Radar Server software connected directly to the network port of an SBS-1e receiver? In other words, is there any support for the SBS-1e network connection, without a local copy of the SBS Base Station software?

Many thanks

UKW

agw
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Re: Network Support for SBS-1e (Without SBS Base Station)

Post by agw » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:37 pm

I'm afraid not, the SBS-1 expects an encrypted conversation on network connections.

ukw
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Re: Network Support for SBS-1e (Without SBS Base Station)

Post by ukw » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:15 am

Thanks AGW,

is this also the case with the newer SBS-3?

Thanks again

UKW

agw
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Re: Network Support for SBS-1e (Without SBS Base Station)

Post by agw » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:48 pm

No, with the SBS-3 VRS can connect directly to it without you having to run BaseStation. You have to connect it to BaseStation initially so that you can configure the network settings on the SBS-3, but after that you can shut down BaseStation and connect VRS to it on port 10001 without BaseStation running.

The SBS-3 only allows a single connection to it though. You can set up VRS so that it rebroadcasts the messages from the SBS-3 to any other utilities that you want to use (except for BaseStation, ironically - BaseStation expects to be able to send commands to the SBS-3 but VRS's rebroadcast servers don't relay those incoming commands to the SBS-3, they only retransmit the messages coming out of the radio, so BaseStation will just report that it's not connected when you point it at a VRS rebroadcast server).

If you do use BaseStation to connect to the SBS-3 then you can get the raw message feed from the SBS-3 from port 30006 on BaseStation.

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