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Re: Operating instructions using BlueDV with ThumbDV on Fusion

Gwen Patton
 

I had the same question a few days ago, but some Googlewhacking came up with this page:  https://www.pistar.uk/index.php 

Even without Pi-Star, the tools are very useful. Notably, the YSF and FCS reflector lists under YSF and FCS Tools. There are also some useful tools for DMR and D-Star. You'll find at least names, numbers, and short descriptions of the various reflectors.

A quick-start for a decent Fusion reflector is AmericaLink. I have that set as my default. It has lots of people to talk to, and even a good net on Saturdays (Wires-X Net), I think around 2000 ET. I happened across it last Saturday, and it was fun. There's tons of other reflectors out there, and you won't lack for people to talk to.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 9:55 AM Bob Watson via groups.io <kn4hhptc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good day, all.  I want to thank David for providing full function Fusion in BlueDV with ThumbDV.  I am new to Fusion and need some basic operating hints for operating Fusion with BlueDV.  The only links I can find have to do with Yaesu radios and Wires-X.  I need some guidance on channel selection operating protocol.  If someone could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks and 73,
Bob, KN4HH


Re: order

kevin@...
 

I love my thumbdv as well.  But, I was one of the lucky ones.  Someone gave it to me in a box of "computer junk".  Said it was a thumb drive but he could never get it to show up on his computer to save files to it.  After researching it out I found what it really was and have been enjoying it ever since.  Guy didn't want any of it back.  Great day for me.




On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 9:45 AM -0500, "Gwen Patton" <ardrhi@...> wrote:

Glad Tim is getting his ThumbDV. It's a fantastic device, and I'm still loving mine a couple of years after I bought it.

David's latest BlueDV for Windows makes it even BETTER now.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 9:53 AM Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:
All is well, Tim had one of the last in-stock units which are going out today.

Bryan K7UDR



Re: order

Gwen Patton
 

Glad Tim is getting his ThumbDV. It's a fantastic device, and I'm still loving mine a couple of years after I bought it.

David's latest BlueDV for Windows makes it even BETTER now.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 9:53 AM Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:
All is well, Tim had one of the last in-stock units which are going out today.

Bryan K7UDR



Operating instructions using BlueDV with ThumbDV on Fusion

Bob Watson
 

Good day, all.  I want to thank David for providing full function Fusion in BlueDV with ThumbDV.  I am new to Fusion and need some basic operating hints for operating Fusion with BlueDV.  The only links I can find have to do with Yaesu radios and Wires-X.  I need some guidance on channel selection operating protocol.  If someone could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks and 73,
Bob, KN4HH


Re: order

 

All is well, Tim had one of the last in-stock units which are going out today.

Bryan K7UDR


Re: order

Gwen Patton
 

Tim, did you see the email that went out saying that, because of the big SALE they had, they were currently OUT of stock, but were getting more made? *I* saw it. Others saw it. I'm sure you'll get your tracking number when they have something to actually SHIP to you. Show some patience. It helps in ham radio, because nothing is further from "instant gratification" than sitting at your rig, pounding out "CQ CQ CQ..." a hundred times.

So count to ten, eat a hamburger, and CHILL.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:59 PM Tim Porter <tim@...> wrote:
next thing the add said was in stock
thanks tim

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:27 PM Jim Phelps via groups.io <magnu96196=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I think they are temp sold out.   They are making more---end of the month should be good to go.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Dyer <michael@...>
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 9:11 pm
Subject: Re: [ambe] order

please STOP SCREAMING
 
[Moderator: Some people with vision issues use all caps.  Yes, it is considered yelling in net etiquette, but let's give the benefit of the doubt. Thx.]
 
On Mon, May 11, 2020, 8:42 PM Tim Porter <tim@...> wrote:
I ORDERED A THUMBDV AND YET I HAVENT GOT A TRACKING NUMBER CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A TRACKING
 
my email is
73
tim k4kwq
 
 
 


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Stefsan
 

Hi David and all,
New Version works perfekt, c4fm ysf is tested in de-pegasus in perfekt Qualität, without and issues.Audio in ysf and fcs is finde.
Hope to get the Android ambe Version
Best regards Stefan DL1ESZ

Am 12.05.2020 07:23 schrieb Mike Kilsby <bundyave8rr@...>:

Hi David, many thanks for the new version. I do note that the Beta version 1.0.0.9581 does not have the box to tick to allow “DMR simple mode” although the “help” is still available for this function.  Fusion is working a treat.  73’s Mike VK4MY Qld.


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Mike Kilsby
 

Hi David, many thanks for the new version. I do note that the Beta version 1.0.0.9581 does not have the box to tick to allow “DMR simple mode” although the “help” is still available for this function.  Fusion is working a treat.  73’s Mike VK4MY Qld.


Re: order

Tim Porter
 

next thing the add said was in stock
thanks tim


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 10:27 PM Jim Phelps via groups.io <magnu96196=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I think they are temp sold out.   They are making more---end of the month should be good to go.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Dyer <michael@...>
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 9:11 pm
Subject: Re: [ambe] order

please STOP SCREAMING
 
[Moderator: Some people with vision issues use all caps.  Yes, it is considered yelling in net etiquette, but let's give the benefit of the doubt. Thx.]
 
On Mon, May 11, 2020, 8:42 PM Tim Porter <tim@...> wrote:
I ORDERED A THUMBDV AND YET I HAVENT GOT A TRACKING NUMBER CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A TRACKING
 
my email is
73
tim k4kwq
 
 
 


Re: order

Jim Phelps
 

I think they are temp sold out.   They are making more---end of the month should be good to go.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Dyer <michael@...>
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 9:11 pm
Subject: Re: [ambe] order

please STOP SCREAMING
 
[Moderator: Some people with vision issues use all caps.  Yes, it is considered yelling in net etiquette, but let's give the benefit of the doubt. Thx.]
 
On Mon, May 11, 2020, 8:42 PM Tim Porter <tim@...> wrote:
I ORDERED A THUMBDV AND YET I HAVENT GOT A TRACKING NUMBER CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A TRACKING
 
my email is
73
tim k4kwq
 
 
 


Re: order

Michael Dyer
 

please STOP SCREAMING

 

[Moderator: Some people with vision issues use all caps.  Yes, it is considered yelling in net etiquette, but let's give the benefit of the doubt. Thx.]

 

On Mon, May 11, 2020, 8:42 PM Tim Porter <tim@...> wrote:
I ORDERED A THUMBDV AND YET I HAVENT GOT A TRACKING NUMBER CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A TRACKING
 
my email is
73
tim k4kwq
 

 

 


Re: order

 

Use the support link/form on https://nwdigitalradio.com/support to communicate with order processing. 


On Mon, May 11, 2020, 17:42 Tim Porter <tim@...> wrote:
I ORDERED A THUMBDV AND YET I HAVENT GOT A TRACKING NUMBER CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A TRACKING

my email is
73
tim k4kwq


order

Tim Porter
 

I ORDERED A THUMBDV AND YET I HAVENT GOT A TRACKING NUMBER CAN SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A TRACKING

my email is
73
tim k4kwq


Stay at Home SALE on the ThumbDV™ Extended

 

When we started the sale back in March, it was until the Stay at Home Order was lifted or we ran out of inventory.

Due to high sales, we are now out of stock. A new build was initiated last week, so we’re going to extend the sale!

Normally $119.95, on Sale NOW for $99.95 until the order is lifted.

We expect the next build to arrive by the end of May.



--


John D. Hays
Director

  


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Gwen Patton
 

I don't use PI-STAR, David. I am connecting over my home LAN to a Raspberry Pi, but it is only running AMBEServer and a dynamic DNS updater daemon for my ThumbDV. The IP address is the URL for the dynamic DNS pointer to the ThumbDV. I'll look for a UPNP setting in what I've got, but I don't remember seeing that. (Yeah, I don't see a UPNP option anywhere.)

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 3:18 PM David PA7LIM <info@...> wrote:

Hi Gwen,

 

Never seen this. When you also use PI-STAR, disable UPNP. Maybe this will solve the strange behavior.

 

I know about FCS00199. This is an issue on the reflector. The parrot on YSF is working 100%.

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gwen Patton via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:11
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

I've been using it since yesterday when I saw it posted, and it works really well. I even checked into the WIRES-X Net and the only comment I got was that my audio was a bit hot, so I backed it down. But there were a couple of relatively minor things I spotted.

 

Test notes for BlueDV 1.0.0.9581

- When keyed down and transmitting, the Fusion status box lights red intermittently, though
transmission is constant. This is at odds with receive activity, where the status box is lit
continuously on receiving another station. When sending, though the On Air legend at the lower
right is constant, the red light on the FUSION call status box is not constant. It turns on
and goes off seemingly at random. Linked to YSF AmericaLink at the time.

 

- Sometimes, during a long transmission, while experiencing the intermittent red status box, if I pause 

for a moment, the box will light up red and I'll hear the tail end of my own transmission. Just a split second

of it, not the entire thing. It's hard to reproduce. This might point at the intermittent red box issue being 

somehow connected to whether or not the user is speaking or pausing. VOX is OFF. I never use VOX.

It's pure conjecture, but maybe something is accidentally calling the VOX routine under some circumstances?

- Connected to FCS00199 (Echo), the Call line in the FUSION status box shows random characters
instead of a call sign or ID. This looks very odd. This did not happen on YSF AmericaLink,
where it showed my call sign. Haven't tried to reproduce this.

 

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

73,

Gwen, NG3P

 



Re: [spam] Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

David Dennis
 

Okay,

 

I found this behavior only happens on a PC where BlueDV has never been installed.  (  I assume there is no default set in BlueDVconfig.ini is why )
Thanks,

David

 

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Dennis
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:20 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [spam] Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

I don’t know if this is where we should post issues found.     If you are like me,  you’d almost rather not hear about them. 😊
But what I’ve found is,  you can’t select the Audio Input or Output device until you have already connected.   Once I enabled serial and then disabled it,  I was able to select an audio device.

 

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of David PA7LIM
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:19 PM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [spam] Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

This version 9581 is now available for testing : https://software.pa7lim.nl/BlueDV/BETA/Windows/


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

Hi Gwen,

 

Never seen this. When you also use PI-STAR, disable UPNP. Maybe this will solve the strange behavior.

 

I know about FCS00199. This is an issue on the reflector. The parrot on YSF is working 100%.

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gwen Patton via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:11
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

I've been using it since yesterday when I saw it posted, and it works really well. I even checked into the WIRES-X Net and the only comment I got was that my audio was a bit hot, so I backed it down. But there were a couple of relatively minor things I spotted.

 

Test notes for BlueDV 1.0.0.9581

- When keyed down and transmitting, the Fusion status box lights red intermittently, though
transmission is constant. This is at odds with receive activity, where the status box is lit
continuously on receiving another station. When sending, though the On Air legend at the lower
right is constant, the red light on the FUSION call status box is not constant. It turns on
and goes off seemingly at random. Linked to YSF AmericaLink at the time.

 

- Sometimes, during a long transmission, while experiencing the intermittent red status box, if I pause 

for a moment, the box will light up red and I'll hear the tail end of my own transmission. Just a split second

of it, not the entire thing. It's hard to reproduce. This might point at the intermittent red box issue being 

somehow connected to whether or not the user is speaking or pausing. VOX is OFF. I never use VOX.

It's pure conjecture, but maybe something is accidentally calling the VOX routine under some circumstances?

- Connected to FCS00199 (Echo), the Call line in the FUSION status box shows random characters
instead of a call sign or ID. This looks very odd. This did not happen on YSF AmericaLink,
where it showed my call sign. Haven't tried to reproduce this.

 

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

73,

Gwen, NG3P

 

 

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:04 PM <hans@...> wrote:

Hi David,

excellent Work!!!

I noticed a little glitch in the setup:

My ThumbDV is on COM1, but every time i open the setup menu, it will reset to the first entry in the list (COM18 in my case) and i have to set it back to COM1 before saving.



73 de Hans, AB5HM


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

Hello Hans,

 

Thanks!

 

Normally the list should be sorted. Then it will find COM1 first.

I changed it now to an exactfind. Hopefully it is solved in the upcoming version. Let me know.

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of hans via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:04
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

Hi David,

excellent Work!!!

I noticed a little glitch in the setup:

My ThumbDV is on COM1, but every time i open the setup menu, it will reset to the first entry in the list (COM18 in my case) and i have to set it back to COM1 before saving.



73 de Hans, AB5HM


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Gwen Patton
 

I've been using it since yesterday when I saw it posted, and it works really well. I even checked into the WIRES-X Net and the only comment I got was that my audio was a bit hot, so I backed it down. But there were a couple of relatively minor things I spotted.

Test notes for BlueDV 1.0.0.9581

- When keyed down and transmitting, the Fusion status box lights red intermittently, though
transmission is constant. This is at odds with receive activity, where the status box is lit
continuously on receiving another station. When sending, though the On Air legend at the lower
right is constant, the red light on the FUSION call status box is not constant. It turns on
and goes off seemingly at random. Linked to YSF AmericaLink at the time.

- Sometimes, during a long transmission, while experiencing the intermittent red status box, if I pause 
for a moment, the box will light up red and I'll hear the tail end of my own transmission. Just a split second
of it, not the entire thing. It's hard to reproduce. This might point at the intermittent red box issue being 
somehow connected to whether or not the user is speaking or pausing. VOX is OFF. I never use VOX.
It's pure conjecture, but maybe something is accidentally calling the VOX routine under some circumstances?

- Connected to FCS00199 (Echo), the Call line in the FUSION status box shows random characters
instead of a call sign or ID. This looks very odd. This did not happen on YSF AmericaLink,
where it showed my call sign. Haven't tried to reproduce this.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:04 PM <hans@...> wrote:
Hi David,

excellent Work!!!

I noticed a little glitch in the setup:

My ThumbDV is on COM1, but every time i open the setup menu, it will reset to the first entry in the list (COM18 in my case) and i have to set it back to COM1 before saving.



73 de Hans, AB5HM


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

hans@...
 

Hi David,

excellent Work!!!

I noticed a little glitch in the setup:

My ThumbDV is on COM1, but every time i open the setup menu, it will reset to the first entry in the list (COM18 in my case) and i have to set it back to COM1 before saving.



73 de Hans, AB5HM