I built/installed the SatNOGS-Monitor from https://wiki.satnogs.org/SatNOGS_Monitor into my UHF ID-724 RPi SatNOGS ground station.
Thank you to those who shared an excellent tool for my station.
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. However…
It runs by issuing via SSH & Putty the command satnogs-monitor -l 175
I got a crude wold map and some Station status on the left. I replaced the 175 with my station ID in the /config/satnogs-monitor/config.toml file which I had to edit with sudo nano instead of edit config.toml. Don’t know why, don’t care, it worked with nano.
here is my ~/config/satnogs-monitor/config.toml file content.
data path = “/temp/.satnogs/data” do these " " have to be there?
satnogs_id = 724 a space before and after the = is OK?
local = true
sat_footprint = true
spectrum_plot = true
waterfall = true
Now I get a crude map, a little blue dot roughly where my QTH should be but but no spectrum, waterfall or satellite footprint.
I think, please correct me where I’m wrong.
The crude map is because I have to address this— The monitor makes heavy usage of braille unicode characters so make sure your terminal emulator uses a font which includes those glyphs. The screenshot at the top shows alacritty with the tewi-font. Take a look at nerd-fonts if you’re unsure about which font to use. You could also use a forked version of yaft created by the same person as SatNOGS Monitor, which uses the Lucy Tewi font by default.
I’m not clear what I have to do here to fix it, Please advice me. I’m not a programmer.
As for the, no spectrum, waterfall or satellite footprint. I think nothing to see unless I or someone schedules some observations on my station 724
Thanks for you time to help someone who is in it way over his head again.
Update: BHUTAN-1’s footprint just popped up with 3 orbit paths visible and it is updating itself.