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BlueDV on Android Wear #thumbdv #ambeserver

 

Hi All,

See my funny experiment with the ThumbDV ( with AMBEServer ) and an Android Wear watch using DSTAR. Keep in mind that this version is not available!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgXqMZmDrbA


Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Lee
 

Some of the power supplies just don't cut it. One that will supply in excess of 3.5 amps seems to work fine.

On 12/16/2021 10:21 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:

Well, that's the interesting thing. I'm running it completely from the bus on my rPi2, no powered hub, and it's been running great for two years like that.


On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI







Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Patrick Perdue
 

AMBEserver isn't the problem here. I have also encountered this behavior with DVSwitch Analog_Bridge, which is widely being used on Pi 4 boards, has native DV3000/ThumbDV support without the use of AMBEserver. And, in any case, I compiled AMBEserver from source, as John said.


On 12/16/2021 3:57 PM, John D Hays - K7VE wrote:
Unlikely and you can always recompile AMBEserver https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/ambeserver-install if you want to make sure it is built for any supported processor and OS.

On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 11:26 AM Lee <lee@...> wrote:

The Pi4 is probably not going to work because the software is not compatible.


On 12/16/2021 10:34 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:

The power supply I'm using is 3.5 amps at 5.2 volts, so I don't know what's going on. I switched to a software vocoder for D-STAR, which sounds absolutely terrible, but it does confirm that something is happening with the AMBE hardware that makes everything fall over after a few seconds of transmission.

I tried another, slightly different power supply with the same specs, also with the same result.

I then tried the same dongle on a Pi 3B Plus, and it works fine there, but not on my 4.


On 12/16/2021 8:34 AM, Brad N8PC wrote:
really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI









--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE / WRJT-215

 


Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

 

Unlikely and you can always recompile AMBEserver https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/ambeserver-install if you want to make sure it is built for any supported processor and OS.

On Thu, Dec 16, 2021 at 11:26 AM Lee <lee@...> wrote:

The Pi4 is probably not going to work because the software is not compatible.


On 12/16/2021 10:34 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:

The power supply I'm using is 3.5 amps at 5.2 volts, so I don't know what's going on. I switched to a software vocoder for D-STAR, which sounds absolutely terrible, but it does confirm that something is happening with the AMBE hardware that makes everything fall over after a few seconds of transmission.

I tried another, slightly different power supply with the same specs, also with the same result.

I then tried the same dongle on a Pi 3B Plus, and it works fine there, but not on my 4.


On 12/16/2021 8:34 AM, Brad N8PC wrote:
really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI









--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE / WRJT-215

 


Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Lee
 

The Pi4 is probably not going to work because the software is not compatible.


On 12/16/2021 10:34 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:

The power supply I'm using is 3.5 amps at 5.2 volts, so I don't know what's going on. I switched to a software vocoder for D-STAR, which sounds absolutely terrible, but it does confirm that something is happening with the AMBE hardware that makes everything fall over after a few seconds of transmission.

I tried another, slightly different power supply with the same specs, also with the same result.

I then tried the same dongle on a Pi 3B Plus, and it works fine there, but not on my 4.


On 12/16/2021 8:34 AM, Brad N8PC wrote:
really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI








Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Lee
 

The software has to be written for the Pi4. If you do any reading on it, this was explained when it was first released.

On 12/16/2021 11:17 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:
I have definitely not found this to be the case. A couple of things were pretty rough at first, but, I side from this AMBE thing, I haven’t had any real issues to speak of.

Sent from my zippo


On Dec 16, 2021, at 11:10, Lee <lee@...> wrote:



I have found that almost everything that runs on a 3 will not run on a 4


On 12/16/2021 10:34 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:

The power supply I'm using is 3.5 amps at 5.2 volts, so I don't know what's going on. I switched to a software vocoder for D-STAR, which sounds absolutely terrible, but it does confirm that something is happening with the AMBE hardware that makes everything fall over after a few seconds of transmission.

I tried another, slightly different power supply with the same specs, also with the same result.

I then tried the same dongle on a Pi 3B Plus, and it works fine there, but not on my 4.


On 12/16/2021 8:34 AM, Brad N8PC wrote:
really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI








Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Patrick Perdue
 

I have definitely not found this to be the case. A couple of things were pretty rough at first, but, I side from this AMBE thing, I haven’t had any real issues to speak of.

Sent from my zippo


On Dec 16, 2021, at 11:10, Lee <lee@...> wrote:



I have found that almost everything that runs on a 3 will not run on a 4


On 12/16/2021 10:34 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:

The power supply I'm using is 3.5 amps at 5.2 volts, so I don't know what's going on. I switched to a software vocoder for D-STAR, which sounds absolutely terrible, but it does confirm that something is happening with the AMBE hardware that makes everything fall over after a few seconds of transmission.

I tried another, slightly different power supply with the same specs, also with the same result.

I then tried the same dongle on a Pi 3B Plus, and it works fine there, but not on my 4.


On 12/16/2021 8:34 AM, Brad N8PC wrote:
really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI








Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Lee
 

I have found that almost everything that runs on a 3 will not run on a 4


On 12/16/2021 10:34 AM, Patrick Perdue wrote:

The power supply I'm using is 3.5 amps at 5.2 volts, so I don't know what's going on. I switched to a software vocoder for D-STAR, which sounds absolutely terrible, but it does confirm that something is happening with the AMBE hardware that makes everything fall over after a few seconds of transmission.

I tried another, slightly different power supply with the same specs, also with the same result.

I then tried the same dongle on a Pi 3B Plus, and it works fine there, but not on my 4.


On 12/16/2021 8:34 AM, Brad N8PC wrote:
really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI








Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Patrick Perdue
 

The power supply I'm using is 3.5 amps at 5.2 volts, so I don't know what's going on. I switched to a software vocoder for D-STAR, which sounds absolutely terrible, but it does confirm that something is happening with the AMBE hardware that makes everything fall over after a few seconds of transmission.

I tried another, slightly different power supply with the same specs, also with the same result.

I then tried the same dongle on a Pi 3B Plus, and it works fine there, but not on my 4.


On 12/16/2021 8:34 AM, Brad N8PC wrote:
really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI








Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Brad N8PC
 

which software? a lot has been updated to run on it.

On 12/15/2021 11:01 PM, Lee wrote:
I have found that most software that works on Pi 2 and 3 does not work properly on the 4.

On 12/15/2021 10:56 PM, Patrick Perdue wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of /dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB hub help?


73

N2DYI








Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Brad N8PC
 

really?  I have a thumbdv on a pi3b+ running DVSwitch server with no problems. make sure your supplying enough Current to the pi 3b+. I suggest 2 to 3 amps at 5 volts

I run a raspberry Pi 4 running Hamvoip with echolink and DMR Bridge and Hamshack hotline on my repeater. works just fine

On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI








Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Patrick Perdue
 

Well, that's the interesting thing. I'm running it completely from the bus on my rPi2, no powered hub, and it's been running great for two years like that.


On 12/16/2021 12:53 AM, Gwen Patton wrote:
I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI







Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Gwen Patton
 

I freely admit that I've only tried my ThumbDV with my pi 3b+, but I always use a powered hub. The pi USB ports don't have enough juice.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Wed, Dec 15, 2021, 10:56 PM Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had
occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known
good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry
Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always
initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then
the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from
it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications
using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and
Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of
/dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by
DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real
difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB
hub help?


73

N2DYI







Re: ThumbDV on rPi 4

Lee
 

I have found that most software that works on Pi 2 and 3 does not work properly on the 4.

On 12/15/2021 10:56 PM, Patrick Perdue wrote:
Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of /dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB hub help?


73

N2DYI





ThumbDV on rPi 4

Patrick Perdue
 

Hi:


I've had several ThumbDV's for a while, but I have not, until now, had occasion to try using one with a Raspberry Pi 4.

Though it seems to work fine with a Pi 2, I'm having issues with a known good dongle on a revision 1.2 rPi4 1GB board, and the official Raspberry Pi Foundation USB C power supply.

I have installed AMBEserver, which usually, but doesn't always initialize the vocoder. Sometimes, it hangs at opening serial port, then the next service restart works fine.

When it is initialized, I get about 5 seconds of solid transcoding from it, then audio gets choppy, and errors start flying from applications using it. So far, I have tried using BlueDV with AMBEserver, and Analog_Bridge from DVSwitch, both with AMBEserver and by direct use of /dev/ttyUSB0, all with the same results.

I have changed the port latency from 16 to 1, as recommended by DVSwitch. This seemed to help with my old Pi2 setup, but made no real difference here.

I've tried on all USB ports.


Has anyone else seen this with rPi4's in particular? Would a powered USB hub help?


73

N2DYI


Re: ThumbDV and iPhone

Jeremy-K4JSY
 

Thanks. I was just curious 


Re: ThumbDV and iPhone

Balasubramanian Iyer
 


Hi
But there are no software to run on iPhone

On Wed, 17 Nov 2021 at 1:53 AM, Jeremy-K4JSY <jeremyyelken@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any luck with using a ThumbDV with an iPhone? 


ThumbDV and iPhone

Jeremy-K4JSY
 

Has anyone had any luck with using a ThumbDV with an iPhone? 


Re: ambeserver-install -Has anyone run the Simple Install lately?

Mike Moore
 

I run the blueDV app on a windows computer configured to use ambeserver at the IP address of the raspberry pi.

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Re: ambeserver-install -Has anyone run the Simple Install lately?

Jiri Culak
 

hi Mike

where do you run the actual dstar/dmr app. ? Also on Pi? 
Jiri

On Thu, 11 Nov 2021 at 18:29, Mike Moore via groups.io <mikemoore=ieee.org@groups.io> wrote:
I shelved this project for the summer and picked it back up this week.  I have my thumbDV working now in my Raspberry Pi 2 model B.  This unit builds with the device name ttyUSB0 and I start the server just as you recommended John, with the commands:

sudo systemctl enable ambeserver@ttyUSB0
sudo systemctl start ambeserver@ttyUSB0
sudo systemctl status ambeserver@ttyUSB0

It took me a while to figure out why the python test scripts were not working.  The reason was a permissions thing and when preceded the python command with sudo, I verified that my device was working in the pi but not reliably or for very long.  I suspected that I had a problem with my pi.  In searching "Will ambe server run on a pi 2 model B"  I found the thread about ensuring that the power supply is adequate.  I changed from a charger block to a real pi power supply and voila!  Reliable operation.

So thanks for your help last summer John.  I retraced the steps this week and found the problem was the supply.

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