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I had problems powering more than one ThumbDV from a PI 3 (not 3
b plus) without a powered hub. This after including
max_usb_current in /boot/config.txt, which I believe is no longer
relevant with newer boards.
I could use one at a time, but the first wouldn't be recognized
anymore when I installed the second. A powered hub fixed this
problem. I'm currently using those dongles on an old Mac Mini,
which is now running Debian. It works fine on that host without a
hub. My XLX reflector is connecting to AMBE remotely. My system
gets very little D-Star traffic compared to other modes (mostly
Allstar and EchoLink these days, with occasional DMR or YSF), so
the transcoders don't have much to do lately. It seems to work
fine when it's needed, though.
On 7/3/2021 10:38 PM, Gwen Patton
K7UDR clearly has the superior setup, and is with NW Digital,
so I'm going to let him field this one.
My Pi would go into a boot loop with the ThumbDV in its USB
port directly, but boots fine with it in a powered hub. Go
figure. Maybe not all Pi's have the same power available.
Mine's a Pi 3.
I think Bryan probably has better information to give you.
DO you have instdructions on getting that setup on the
pi? I already have a hostname: ambeserver.ddns.org
Thanks so much,
On Jul 3, 2021, at 10:52 AM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...
First suggestion. Is your ThumbDV
plugged directly into the Pi? The USB port on a Pi
usually doesn't have enough current to run a
ThumbDV. If it is, try a powered hub.
I run AMBEserver on my Pi, with a
daemon to update the dynamic DNS it points to,
with a powered hub for the ThumbDV, and it works
I’m trying to get my THumb-dvs to compile and
run on my pi so that I can get them to work on
my xlx reflector, xlx094. However, I’m getting
some errors when I try to run the install script
from n5amd. I’ve attached the output in a text
file, can y’all take a look?