OsmocomBB as a BTS
October 23, 2013 @ 13:05
What is the model of motorola you use and is it a motorola with filter change?
What version OpenBTS you use it?
Did you encounter problems?
October 23, 2013 @ 18:41
No filter change is necessary, it is a C117 or something comparable (C115 maybe I don’t know, doesn’t matter anyways).
I was able to discover the network but wasn’t able to connect to it. I used the latest OpenBTS.
I think I will switch to OsmoBTS, it seems to be more complete and more mature.
October 27, 2013 @ 21:33
Hey! Long time no see. Did you change also the mnc/mcc of your bts to reflect to SIMs values? Usually SIMs are locked to specific mnc/mcc and don’t leave the phone to camp to any random BTS. I had the same problem, despite the instruction not to change it from the default values. By the way, when you’ll have some time, drop by the IRC to chat. I have some questions.
October 30, 2013 @ 08:13
Good to see you man again! I haven’t tried changing the MNC, I might try it when I have some time.
Also I am probably going to transition to OsmoBTS which seems to have a more advanced codebase.
I will drop by to IRC soon I promise
November 1, 2013 @ 00:54
some updates ? some tutorial about using osmocom and capturing/decoding would be nice.
November 1, 2013 @ 09:17
No. Phone call decoding with osmocom is not on my roadmap yet.
November 8, 2013 @ 09:47
cheers, do I understand correctly you were able to run openBTS with a Motorola as hardware hence building a Microcell without expensive SDR-Hardware such as UMTRX, Nuand Blade or Ettus ? How did you manage the timing issues ? Any update on the connectivity since ? be well
November 10, 2013 @ 20:08
Yes that’s what I am trying to reproduce (already done by Sylvain Munaut, Andreas Eversberg).
I didn’t have any time to work on this project, so no news yet.
November 10, 2013 @ 11:05
can you make tutorial to run bts on phone
November 10, 2013 @ 20:12
As soon as I have time to work on it and achieve something stable I will write a post about it.