i’m a new user embarking on some exploration to evaluate GNUradio and
the USRP platform for some multichannel radio monitoring. i am starting
with sample file processing before buying any hardware, as CPU usage is
my chief concern.
my problem is with using a large sample file captured from the FM
broadcast-band: i can’t get it to work with the simplest of graphs in
GRC. i was able to use Sharlene Katz’s handy GRC tutorials to get her
AM sample file running through an FFT scope and demodulated to audio, so
i know my GNUradio install is working. however, running my WFM sample
file results in no activity on the FFT scope, and i get errors when
mousing over the FFT window.
the sample file was described to me as 32-bit complex IQ baseband,
98.0MHz center, 25Msps, gain 30 from an N200r4 + WBX. to try a very
simple graph, i loaded it in to the GRC like this:
[ File Source (complex) ]
-> [ Throttle (complex, 25M) ]
-> [ FFT Sink (complex, 25M rate, baseband 98M) ]
running this graph results in an FFT scope with no activity; cutting
the sample rates to 250k has no effect. if i mouse over the FFT window
i get this error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
line 187, in _on_paint
for fcn in self._draw_fcns: fcn1
line 59, in draw
line 395, in _draw_point_label
label_str = self._populate_point_label(x_val, y_val)
line 150, in _populate_point_label
label_str += ‘\n%s: %s’%(channel, common.eng_format(y_value,
line 82, in eng_format
coeff, exp, prefix = get_si_components(num)
line 48, in get_si_components
exp = get_exp(num)
line 37, in get_exp
ValueError: cannot convert float NaN to integer
relevant info: GNUradio 3.3.0, Python 2.6, Mac OS 10.7.3, MacPorts
install. sample data is stored on an internal hard drive.
this seems like a pretty simple task, so there’s either something
simple i’m missing or there’s a bug or misconfiguration in my install.
any help would be appreciated - i’ve got a lot to figure out with this
file, but i can’t seem to get past this step.
- emilio gonzalez