Re: ThumbDV wont work with BlueDV


Lucky you. He said it was older. Mine is also and it refuses to function on 3.0 ports.

On 2/18/2021 08:27 PM, John D Hays - K7VE wrote:
I just tested on a USB 3.0 port here and works just fine.  Have not heard of any general issues with USB 3.0

Sometimes a particular computer has an issue, a powered USB hub sometimes helps.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 5:15 PM Lee <lee@...> wrote:

I guess my question is not worth a reply. Device only works in a 2.0 port or earlier.

On 2/18/2021 08:09 PM, W6JJ - Bruce wrote:
Ok - downloaded the test.exe and ran it - plugged in the com port - then baud rate - then it ran and closed immediately . . . . was not able to see anything - so I am guessing its bad for that to happen.

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Subject: Re: [ambe] ThumbDV wont work with BlueDV
Does it appear as a COM port when you plug it in?

If it is very old, you may need to switch to 230400 baud. (Turn serial off, goto Menu -> Setup then under AMBE block).

There is a test exe in the files section of this forum to verify it works.

If you try to access it at the wrong baud rate, you may have to unplug and replug it and try again at the right baud rate depending on your computer's USB hardware.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 4:30 PM W6JJ - Bruce <W6JJ@...> wrote:
I have an older ThumbDV and tried to set it up to work with the BlueDV software so many have said works.  Mine does not - even though it says DV3000U on the ThumbDV - so I am "GUESSING" that means it's using the Ambe 3000 chip?  I have no idea - but would guess YES.  Am I wrong?  Please advise - 
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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA


John D. Hays
Kingston, WA


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