Blockstream Satellite v2.4.6: Improvements and Bug Fixes

"The Blockstream Satellite network broadcasts the Bitcoin blockchain around the world 24/7 for free, protecting against network interruptions and providing areas without reliable internet connections with the opportunity to use Bitcoin."

Blockstream Satellite v2.4.6: Improvements and Bug Fixes
  • "A new version of the Blockstream Satellite CLI is now available."
  • "This version updates the Telstar 18V C-band signal frequency following the network update of July 12th, 2023. It also introduces other improvements and bug fixes."

What's new


  • Support for reporting to a custom Blockstream Monitoring server for testing.
  • Environmental variable to disable the verification of TBS USB drivers.
  • Generation of manpage and bash completion files via Makefile.
  • Command blocksat-cli sat-ip ls to list the available Sat-IP receivers.
  • Support for new Satellite API order queues on the api list command.
  • Automatic patching and runtime verification of the channel configuration file used by USB receivers.
  • Support for NetworkManager when configuring static IP addresses.


  • T18V C-band downlink frequency following the update on July 12, 2023.
  • SSE client to custom implementation on the API demo Rx command.
  • Verification of already configured components before attempting to configure the firewall, RP filters, SDR, S400, and USB receivers.
  • Dependency on zfec made optional.
  • Generate Gqrx configuration directly with the blocksat-cli cfg command for SDR receivers.


  • Receiver reports not timing out when the connection hangs.
  • GPG home directory not recursively created when setting up the directory.
  • Dependency on GPG key importing order when setting up the GPG directory.
  • GPG key creation not indicating an error for an empty passphrase.
  • v4l LNB definition inferred for the C1-PLL LNB when using a USB receiver.
  • TBS driver compilation with Linux kernel 6.0+ on Fedora 37 and 38.
  • Fix Netplan configuration with NetworkManager renderer.
  • Fix firewall-cmd output parsing when configuring the firewall.
  • Fix parsing of TBS USB receiver logs breaking with unexpected metrics.


  • Dependency on sseclient-py.

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