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Re: ThumbDV & BlueDV

joe_word
 

I only have Fusion working at this point. Questions on DMR Brandmeister:

Do I need my DMR ID in both Hotspot and Simple?
What should QRG be set to?
What should Brandmeister password be? It is passw0rd now.

Thanks for any help.

Joe  N9VX


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

VE3MIC
 

Thank you Different David :)
Yes, I had discovered that, but I couldn't confirm that i was connected to the correct TG -if any at all. If you choose from the list, the TG# appears when you 'transmit'. I checked all of the files in the BlueDV folder in Documents, but none of those files contain TG info.
73 de Mike


On Mon., 18 May 2020 at 12:19 a.m., David Dennis
<dave@...> wrote:

Mike,

 

You should be able to type directly into that dropdown box the TG number you want.

From there it will be cached and from that point on you can select it with the drop down.

 

Regards,

David  ( different David )

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of VE3MIC via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:59 PM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

Hello David.
Firstly, thank you for your continuing efforts on the BlueDV project, it is most appreciated.
I do have a question. Could you point me to the DMR TG (Talkgroup) configuration file? I need to make an entry as the one I am trying to connect to does not appear in the drop-down list box.

Thanks in advance.
73 de Mike


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

David Dennis
 

Mike,

 

You should be able to type directly into that dropdown box the TG number you want.

From there it will be cached and from that point on you can select it with the drop down.

 

Regards,

David  ( different David )

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of VE3MIC via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:59 PM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

Hello David.
Firstly, thank you for your continuing efforts on the BlueDV project, it is most appreciated.
I do have a question. Could you point me to the DMR TG (Talkgroup) configuration file? I need to make an entry as the one I am trying to connect to does not appear in the drop-down list box.

Thanks in advance.
73 de Mike


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

VE3MIC
 

Hello David.
Firstly, thank you for your continuing efforts on the BlueDV project, it is most appreciated.
I do have a question. Could you point me to the DMR TG (Talkgroup) configuration file? I need to make an entry as the one I am trying to connect to does not appear in the drop-down list box.

Thanks in advance.
73 de Mike


Re: PiDV, AMBEserver and Buster

Kenny Richards
 

Thanks Anna!

On Sun, May 17, 2020 at 9:59 AM Annaliese McDermond <nh6z@...> wrote:
Buster version 1.2.4 was just submitted to the Mac App Store for review.  This revision should fix the bug people are seeing with serial devices not being properly recognized in Catalina.

--
Annaliese McDermond, J.D.
nh6z@...


Re: PiDV, AMBEserver and Buster

Annaliese McDermond
 

Buster version 1.2.4 was just submitted to the Mac App Store for review.  This revision should fix the bug people are seeing with serial devices not being properly recognized in Catalina.

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Annaliese McDermond, J.D.
nh6z@...


Re: bluedv ambe bluetooth PTT speaker / mic

Mike Moore
 

Thanks Gwen,  What you have said about Zello matches my experience.  The Inrico might be a good solution.  My cell plan is with Google Fi so I can get an additional sim and pay as I go.

Mike Moore
mikemoore@...
Cell, Text (585) 721-0011
Google Voice (585) 310-1812




On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 1:49 PM Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:
I only found that device to be useful with Zello and Teamspeak3. You may be able to get it to work with BlueDV if you use a button remapper app to assign the iTalkie PTT to something BlueDV AMBE understands. That's an oddball Bluetooth device to begin with, and I found it of limited utility. What I found to be far more reliable was the PTT in the Inrico T320 cell/handheld that I keep around for emergencies, with its own pay-as-you-go SIM card from Ting dot com. With my daily driver phone, I stick with the touchscreen controls for all of those apps, because there's NO consistency from app to app. I have about a half-dozen different Bluetooth "PTT" button devices, most of which only work with one app. Zello is the WORST offender of the bunch, and it has a dreadful tendency to start up when you're trying to use the PTT in another app and steal the focus. I had to stop using Zello so the other apps would work properly at all! So I just use Zello on the Inrico for the most part, and use BlueDV, Teamspeak 3, and Echolink on my regular phone.

You'd probably have better results trying to contact iTalkie, but be prepared to give Google Translate a workout to do so.

73,
Gwen, NG3P


Re: ThumbDV & BlueDV

Gwen Patton
 

I never noticed that color inversion until now! I went into setup and inverted the TX/RX screen and whaddya know! Looks a bit better now. 

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


On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 2:41 PM alpha foxtrotsix <alphafoxtrotsix@...> wrote:
You can reverse the colors in the setup

On Sat, May 16, 2020, 10:13 joe_word via groups.io <joe_word=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have TX audio, been talking on Fusion. When someone is talking the Red TX bar lights up in the software, this seems backwards to me. When I "transmit" the Green RX bar lights.

I would like to have phone conversation with someone, who has ThumbDV/BlueDV, to test and set mic levels on DMR and Dstar.

Joe  N9VX


Re: ThumbDV & BlueDV

alpha foxtrotsix
 

You can reverse the colors in the setup


On Sat, May 16, 2020, 10:13 joe_word via groups.io <joe_word=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have TX audio, been talking on Fusion. When someone is talking the Red TX bar lights up in the software, this seems backwards to me. When I "transmit" the Green RX bar lights.

I would like to have phone conversation with someone, who has ThumbDV/BlueDV, to test and set mic levels on DMR and Dstar.

Joe  N9VX


Re: bluedv ambe bluetooth PTT speaker / mic

Gwen Patton
 

I only found that device to be useful with Zello and Teamspeak3. You may be able to get it to work with BlueDV if you use a button remapper app to assign the iTalkie PTT to something BlueDV AMBE understands. That's an oddball Bluetooth device to begin with, and I found it of limited utility. What I found to be far more reliable was the PTT in the Inrico T320 cell/handheld that I keep around for emergencies, with its own pay-as-you-go SIM card from Ting dot com. With my daily driver phone, I stick with the touchscreen controls for all of those apps, because there's NO consistency from app to app. I have about a half-dozen different Bluetooth "PTT" button devices, most of which only work with one app. Zello is the WORST offender of the bunch, and it has a dreadful tendency to start up when you're trying to use the PTT in another app and steal the focus. I had to stop using Zello so the other apps would work properly at all! So I just use Zello on the Inrico for the most part, and use BlueDV, Teamspeak 3, and Echolink on my regular phone.

You'd probably have better results trying to contact iTalkie, but be prepared to give Google Translate a workout to do so.

73,
Gwen, NG3P


Re: ThumbDV & BlueDV

joe_word
 

I have TX audio, been talking on Fusion. When someone is talking the Red TX bar lights up in the software, this seems backwards to me. When I "transmit" the Green RX bar lights.

I would like to have phone conversation with someone, who has ThumbDV/BlueDV, to test and set mic levels on DMR and Dstar.

Joe  N9VX


Re: ThumbDV & BlueDV

alpha foxtrotsix
 

Joe,

  What happens when you click on the transmit button on the lower right of your screen? Also it is recommended to use a headset for better transmit audio.

73 de AF6BY

Jeff

On Sat, May 16, 2020, 07:39 joe_word via groups.io <joe_word=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am trying to get ThumbDV & BlueDV to work, but it does not seem to "transmit", I can hear conversations, but when I push the space bar is seems to TX but the TX bar does not turn red. Also I can see my call on the screen, but do not see a way to get my name to show up. The Windows 10 mic audio does work. I am primarily a HF operator and know about zero about DMR, Fusion and Dstar.  I do have a DMR ID. I just upgraded from 9570 to 9581, but is the same issue.

Would someone be willing to call me and educate me on how all this works.

Joe  N9VX
joe_word at yahoo dot com


bluedv ambe bluetooth PTT speaker / mic

Mike Moore
 

I am running bluedv ambe mobile on my cell phone using thumbdv and ambeserver from my home network.  I have an iTalkie Bluetooth Speaker / Mic.  The audio works fine but not the PTT function.  Does anyone have any tips about integrating iTalkie daemon for bluedv?  Is there a better forum for this question? 73, KC2NM


Re: ThumbDV & BlueDV

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

Joe,

A little more information is needed if you want to be able to help people help you.

Are you listening and receiving on DMR, DStar or YSF?

What program are you using? BlueDV?

What are your settings in your program?

73,

On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 10:39 AM joe_word via groups.io <joe_word=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am trying to get ThumbDV & BlueDV to work, but it does not seem to "transmit", I can hear conversations, but when I push the space bar is seems to TX but the TX bar does not turn red. Also I can see my call on the screen, but do not see a way to get my name to show up. The Windows 10 mic audio does work. I am primarily a HF operator and know about zero about DMR, Fusion and Dstar.  I do have a DMR ID. I just upgraded from 9570 to 9581, but is the same issue.

Would someone be willing to call me and educate me on how all this works.

Joe  N9VX
joe_word at yahoo dot com


--
- Dave
  W3DJS


ThumbDV & BlueDV

joe_word
 

I am trying to get ThumbDV & BlueDV to work, but it does not seem to "transmit", I can hear conversations, but when I push the space bar is seems to TX but the TX bar does not turn red. Also I can see my call on the screen, but do not see a way to get my name to show up. The Windows 10 mic audio does work. I am primarily a HF operator and know about zero about DMR, Fusion and Dstar.  I do have a DMR ID. I just upgraded from 9570 to 9581, but is the same issue.

Would someone be willing to call me and educate me on how all this works.

Joe  N9VX
joe_word at yahoo dot com


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

Hello Dave,

 

BlueDV is written in .NET and only works with the Windows soundcard.

 

I am working now on the Android version ( written in Java ). Lot of work to do… But I think this is going to work!

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave Slotter, W3DJS via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 12 May 2020 20:50
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io Notification <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ambe] BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

David,

 

Thank you for providing an updated Windows version which includes support for Fusion.

 

Just wondering for those of us using Linux.... Do you have any plans to provide the same update to Linux users?

 

Thanks for all that you do.

--

Dave Slotter, W3DJS

 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 2:19 PM David PA7LIM <info@...> wrote:

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


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- Dave
  W3DJS


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

David,

Thank you for providing an updated Windows version which includes support for Fusion.

Just wondering for those of us using Linux.... Do you have any plans to provide the same update to Linux users?

Thanks for all that you do.

--
Dave Slotter, W3DJS

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 2:19 PM David PA7LIM <info@...> wrote:
This version 9581 is now available for testing : https://software.pa7lim.nl/BlueDV/BETA/Windows/


--
- Dave
  W3DJS


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

John Kerley
 

Well - I can attest that the new BlueDV and my old ThumbDV work perfectly on my OLD original Surface!! Running Windows 8.1 Pro. DMR and DStar sound and work great!!

As an FYI - and you all probably know this - BlueDV with the ThumbDV sound and work PERFECTLY on the Amazon Fire 8 HD!!

Battery time is similar to watching movies about 6 hours - maybe longer on Dim! Awesome DMR setup!!

73’s

NH7AQ

- Please excuse the brevity and any typos.


On May 10, 2020, at 4:10 PM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:


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: Operating instructions using BlueDV with ThumbDV on Fusion

Gwen Patton
 

Always glad to help, Bob!

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


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 11:04 AM Bob Watson via groups.io <kn4hhptc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you, Gwen very much.  That is exactly what I needed.  I just linked to AmericaLink and yes a lot of activity.

Again, many thanks and 73,
Bob, KN4HH

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 10:50:06 AM EDT, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:


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: Operating instructions using BlueDV with ThumbDV on Fusion

Bob Watson
 

Thank you, Gwen very much.  That is exactly what I needed.  I just linked to AmericaLink and yes a lot of activity.

Again, many thanks and 73,
Bob, KN4HH

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 10:50:06 AM EDT, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:


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