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yateBTS with BladeRFx40 not working
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:09:14 AM »

I am trying to set up a private working BTS with yate, yateBTS and BladeRFx40. For that Im using a lubuntu desktop 16.04 OS on my stationary computer. So far i have followed a tutorial and have done the following:

Install Prerequisites
$ sudo apt-get install subversion
$ sudo apt-get install autoconf
$ sudo apt-get install libgsm1-dev
$ sudo apt-get install libgusb-dev

Install Yate
$ which -a yate-config (make sure only have 1 instance installed)
$ svn checkout yate
$ cd yate
$ ./
$ ./configure
$ sudo make install-noapi

Install YateBTS
$ svn checkout yatebts
$ cd yatebts
$ ./
$ ./configure
$ sudo make install

$ sudo touch /usr/local/etc/yate/snmp_data.conf /usr/local/etc/yate/tmsidata.conf

Configure YateBTS values
$ sudo vim /usr/local/etc/yate/ybts.conf
Radio.Band= 900

$ sudo vim /usr/local/etc/yate/subscribers.conf (set country code)

I have also set transciver to transciver-bladerf.

Also see my data and versions from bladeRF:

bladeRF> version

  bladeRF-cli version:        1.5.1-2017.12-rc1-1-ppaxenial
  libbladeRF version:         1.9.0-2017.12-rc1-1-ppaxenial

  Firmware version:           2.0.0
  FPGA version:               0.1.2

bladeRF> info

  Serial #:                 71bba86705d54e33f3f09cce4fecc0ec
  VCTCXO DAC calibration:   0x9211
  FPGA size:                40 KLE
  FPGA loaded:              yes
  USB bus:                  2
  USB address:              10
  USB speed:                SuperSpeed
  Backend:                  libusb
  Instance:                 0


Please see attached  log output when i start yate -s. (When started single light is on also the ones on the side, first and third is on, and the middle one is blinking)

From the log provided I can not decode what is not working properly, but anyway I do not see my BTS on my phone.

Kindly Assist.



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Re: yateBTS with BladeRFx40 not working
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 01:41:37 AM »
Try to change board's firmware to version 1.8.0 (you are using 2.0.0.)