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I am transmitting a continuous wave and using one USRP B210 with the kitchen_sink tool in order to save the received samples from two RX channels (v.3.15.0)

When I look into the received signal on both channels, it seems that the Gain factor is only being applied to one of the channels as shown below.

Blue line is from channel 0 and orange line is from channel 1

This is the command that I am sending when executing kitchen_sink:

./kitchen_sink --rx-freq=868000000 --rx-gain=76 --rate=1e6 --rx-channels=0,1 --rx-ant=TX/RX --rx-file=data/_%1%_usrp.dat --clock=external --time=external --rx-start-delay=3 --rx-freq-delay=0.5

My UHD version is 3.15.0

What could be causing the difference in the signal between the two channels?

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    $\begingroup$ 1. Kitchen sink is a debugging tool, not a productive program. Don't use it for such purposes.$$ $$ 2. This sounds like an issue for the usrp-users mailing list, or support@ettus.com, but not for ham.stackexchange.com, to be honest.$$ $$ 3. try using rx_samples_to_file or GNU Radio instead. $$ $$ $\endgroup$ Feb 4, 2020 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your comments @MarcusMüller. $$ $$ 1. I understand that. However, I faced the same issue when I wrote my own code to receive the data. $$ $$ 2. Good idea, I might try there. $$ $$ 3. I was using rx_samples_to_file when I was receiving just from one channel. From what I could gather, there is no way to receive from both channels using this tool. I am not sure if the GNU Radio could help with I am trying to achieve, but I will confirm. $\endgroup$ Feb 4, 2020 at 11:22

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The difference was caused by the splitter I was using to send the signal to both channels.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm glad that you found the problem Bruno! $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Feb 10, 2020 at 17:45

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