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trying to get my THumb-dvs to run on my pi?

Justin Mann
 

FOlks,
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?

Thanks,
Justin


installing the FTdio drivers for my THumb DVs?

Justin Mann
 

Folks,
I’m trying to get my THumbDvs working with my Pi4, and I’m working through the instructions on n5amd.com.  Is there a way to install the FTDIO drivers from the command line?  I’m currently using the latest build of Buster on the pi.
Thanks,
Justin


Re: Is Buster still in development?

Justin Mann
 

Thanks so much… It really is a very nice app, it just works… I know how it goes having a day job… lol.

On Jun 28, 2021, at 8:17 AM, Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:

I have forwarded your message to Anna, the developer. She does maintain Buster, but is very busy with her day job.

73,
Bryan K7UDR

On Jun 27, 2021, at 9:37 PM, Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi@...> wrote:

FOlks,
I’m using Buster, on the latest pre-release of Mac OS, and it works well with voiceover which I’m glad to see. There are a few minor issues that I’d love to bring to the author’s attention, but because i work for Apple, my NDA has a big “You can’t contribute to projects in the app store officially” clause that I certainly don’t want to brake. Is there anyway that someone from within this organization might put me in contact with the author via my callsign Ai5os? All contact information is good on Qrz. I know this is a weird request, yes, I know the normal procedure is to raise an issue on Github, it’s the NDA that prohibits me from doing so.
Again The app is wonderful, and really would allow any blind Mac user the chance to jump on D-star. I’d just like to see a couple of buttons that control the linking, and unlinking of reflectors get labeled, and support for All of the us-trust reflectors, xrf, and xlx reflectors, and this app would be set. I appreciate any help anybody can give.
Thanks,
Justinn-ai5os










Re: Is Buster still in development?

 

I have forwarded your message to Anna, the developer. She does maintain Buster, but is very busy with her day job.

73,
Bryan K7UDR

On Jun 27, 2021, at 9:37 PM, Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi@...> wrote:

FOlks,
I’m using Buster, on the latest pre-release of Mac OS, and it works well with voiceover which I’m glad to see. There are a few minor issues that I’d love to bring to the author’s attention, but because i work for Apple, my NDA has a big “You can’t contribute to projects in the app store officially” clause that I certainly don’t want to brake. Is there anyway that someone from within this organization might put me in contact with the author via my callsign Ai5os? All contact information is good on Qrz. I know this is a weird request, yes, I know the normal procedure is to raise an issue on Github, it’s the NDA that prohibits me from doing so.
Again The app is wonderful, and really would allow any blind Mac user the chance to jump on D-star. I’d just like to see a couple of buttons that control the linking, and unlinking of reflectors get labeled, and support for All of the us-trust reflectors, xrf, and xlx reflectors, and this app would be set. I appreciate any help anybody can give.
Thanks,
Justinn-ai5os







Re: Is Buster still in development?

Justin Mann
 

The truth is because I do work with accessibility-related stuff, I do have to be careful, we have a decent group of hams that work for Apple, and one of the things I’d love is to have a 
mac-native solution to program some radios, because the mac OS platform does have some native accessibility built right in to the operating system that a dev can take advantage of.  I know how to go through an app, and I know what code needs to be modified to make an app work with voiceover for instance.  Were I to pull the project from github, and then try and modify, and republish the source code, it would go against my NDA… it’s one of the hoops that you pay for for having a job working for a decent company.  I’d love to have the ability to use Android as a blind person, and know that I could pickup any android device and know that the app is accessible, and I hope someday that the operating system gets it.  However, due to Android’s fragmentation, app developers can’t just decide  they’re going to write code in this manner, and voila they have an accessible app.  Because iOS is what it is, you cna publish code using native controls, native calls to APIs, and accessibility, just happens.  That being said I don’t want to get too much in the politics of iOS verses Android in this discussion, but i do appreciate your insight.  

On Jun 28, 2021, at 1:08 AM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:

Reporting bugs isn't contributing as a developer, it's informing the developers that you found something that needs attention.

If they told you otherwise, next time your car makes a funny noise, ask your supervisor if you first need his permission to tell your mechanic about it. I suspect they'll clarify their position to something less stupid.

(Sorry, not an Apple customer, so the Reality Distortion Field has no hold over me. *Grin*)

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 12:37 AM Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
FOlks,
I’m using Buster, on the latest pre-release of Mac OS, and it works well with voiceover which I’m glad to see.  There are a few minor issues that I’d love to bring to the author’s attention, but because i work for Apple, my NDA has a big “You can’t contribute to projects in the app store officially” clause that I certainly don’t want to brake.  Is there anyway that someone from within this organization might put me in contact with the author via my callsign Ai5os?  All contact information is good on Qrz.  I know this is a weird request, yes, I know the normal procedure is to raise an issue on Github, it’s the NDA that prohibits me from doing so.
Again The app is wonderful, and really would allow any blind Mac user the chance to jump on D-star.  I’d just like to see a couple of buttons that control the linking, and unlinking of reflectors get labeled, and support for All of the us-trust reflectors, xrf, and xlx reflectors, and this app would be set.  I appreciate any help anybody can give.
Thanks,
Justinn-ai5os









Re: Is Buster still in development?

Gwen Patton
 

Reporting bugs isn't contributing as a developer, it's informing the developers that you found something that needs attention.

If they told you otherwise, next time your car makes a funny noise, ask your supervisor if you first need his permission to tell your mechanic about it. I suspect they'll clarify their position to something less stupid.

(Sorry, not an Apple customer, so the Reality Distortion Field has no hold over me. *Grin*)

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 12:37 AM Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
FOlks,
I’m using Buster, on the latest pre-release of Mac OS, and it works well with voiceover which I’m glad to see.  There are a few minor issues that I’d love to bring to the author’s attention, but because i work for Apple, my NDA has a big “You can’t contribute to projects in the app store officially” clause that I certainly don’t want to brake.  Is there anyway that someone from within this organization might put me in contact with the author via my callsign Ai5os?  All contact information is good on Qrz.  I know this is a weird request, yes, I know the normal procedure is to raise an issue on Github, it’s the NDA that prohibits me from doing so.
Again The app is wonderful, and really would allow any blind Mac user the chance to jump on D-star.  I’d just like to see a couple of buttons that control the linking, and unlinking of reflectors get labeled, and support for All of the us-trust reflectors, xrf, and xlx reflectors, and this app would be set.  I appreciate any help anybody can give.
Thanks,
Justinn-ai5os








Is Buster still in development?

Justin Mann
 

FOlks,
I’m using Buster, on the latest pre-release of Mac OS, and it works well with voiceover which I’m glad to see. There are a few minor issues that I’d love to bring to the author’s attention, but because i work for Apple, my NDA has a big “You can’t contribute to projects in the app store officially” clause that I certainly don’t want to brake. Is there anyway that someone from within this organization might put me in contact with the author via my callsign Ai5os? All contact information is good on Qrz. I know this is a weird request, yes, I know the normal procedure is to raise an issue on Github, it’s the NDA that prohibits me from doing so.
Again The app is wonderful, and really would allow any blind Mac user the chance to jump on D-star. I’d just like to see a couple of buttons that control the linking, and unlinking of reflectors get labeled, and support for All of the us-trust reflectors, xrf, and xlx reflectors, and this app would be set. I appreciate any help anybody can give.
Thanks,
Justinn-ai5os


Re: HOw to put my THumb DVS in to action?

Justin Mann
 

Yes, I noticed that after I played with it a little longer.  
Thanks,
Justin


On Jun 27, 2021, at 5:38 PM, Patrick Perdue <borrisinabox@...> wrote:

The cap just pops off.


On 6/27/2021 6:32 PM, Justin Mann via groups.io wrote:
So forgive me for asking, is there any kind of a cap that needs to come off of the thumb DV before it can connect to a usb port?  The device looks identical to any flash drive that I’ve seen, but without using any force, I’m curious how the cap is removed, or is thre some kind of pigtail that connects?
Thanks,
Justin


On Jun 27, 2021, at 4:29 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Take a look here: https://n5amd.com/digital-radio-how-tos/create-xlx-xrf-d-star-reflector/

Xlxd and AMBED support the ThumbDV™.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 1:53 PM Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
So I’ve now received my THumb Dvs, and I’d like to get them in use on my xlx reflector, xlx094.  Ideally I’d like to have this all linked up to the Texas i35 system, (FCS00330, so that anybody using D-star, or Dmr, can come out on the Texas i35 system.  Where do I start now that I have these devices?  Xlx94 is hosted in a data center, and the ip address is 96.126.124.4.  There is also, I think, though I have not played with it in over a year a YSf reclector of 75749, but it does not appear as though it goes anywhere just yet.  Any help y’all can give I’d appreciate.

Thanks,
Justin








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

 




Re: HOw to put my THumb DVS in to action?

 

It just pops off. If you squeeze the cap along the sides (skinny part) it may come easier. 


On Sun, Jun 27, 2021, 15:33 Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
So forgive me for asking, is there any kind of a cap that needs to come off of the thumb DV before it can connect to a usb port?  The device looks identical to any flash drive that I’ve seen, but without using any force, I’m curious how the cap is removed, or is thre some kind of pigtail that connects?
Thanks,
Justin


On Jun 27, 2021, at 4:29 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Take a look here: https://n5amd.com/digital-radio-how-tos/create-xlx-xrf-d-star-reflector/

Xlxd and AMBED support the ThumbDV™.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 1:53 PM Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
So I’ve now received my THumb Dvs, and I’d like to get them in use on my xlx reflector, xlx094.  Ideally I’d like to have this all linked up to the Texas i35 system, (FCS00330, so that anybody using D-star, or Dmr, can come out on the Texas i35 system.  Where do I start now that I have these devices?  Xlx94 is hosted in a data center, and the ip address is 96.126.124.4.  There is also, I think, though I have not played with it in over a year a YSf reclector of 75749, but it does not appear as though it goes anywhere just yet.  Any help y’all can give I’d appreciate.

Thanks,
Justin








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

 



Re: HOw to put my THumb DVS in to action?

Patrick Perdue
 

The cap just pops off.


On 6/27/2021 6:32 PM, Justin Mann via groups.io wrote:
So forgive me for asking, is there any kind of a cap that needs to come off of the thumb DV before it can connect to a usb port?  The device looks identical to any flash drive that I’ve seen, but without using any force, I’m curious how the cap is removed, or is thre some kind of pigtail that connects?
Thanks,
Justin


On Jun 27, 2021, at 4:29 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Take a look here: https://n5amd.com/digital-radio-how-tos/create-xlx-xrf-d-star-reflector/

Xlxd and AMBED support the ThumbDV™.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 1:53 PM Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
So I’ve now received my THumb Dvs, and I’d like to get them in use on my xlx reflector, xlx094.  Ideally I’d like to have this all linked up to the Texas i35 system, (FCS00330, so that anybody using D-star, or Dmr, can come out on the Texas i35 system.  Where do I start now that I have these devices?  Xlx94 is hosted in a data center, and the ip address is 96.126.124.4.  There is also, I think, though I have not played with it in over a year a YSf reclector of 75749, but it does not appear as though it goes anywhere just yet.  Any help y’all can give I’d appreciate.

Thanks,
Justin








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

 



Re: HOw to put my THumb DVS in to action?

Justin Mann
 

So forgive me for asking, is there any kind of a cap that needs to come off of the thumb DV before it can connect to a usb port?  The device looks identical to any flash drive that I’ve seen, but without using any force, I’m curious how the cap is removed, or is thre some kind of pigtail that connects?
Thanks,
Justin


On Jun 27, 2021, at 4:29 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Take a look here: https://n5amd.com/digital-radio-how-tos/create-xlx-xrf-d-star-reflector/

Xlxd and AMBED support the ThumbDV™.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 1:53 PM Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
So I’ve now received my THumb Dvs, and I’d like to get them in use on my xlx reflector, xlx094.  Ideally I’d like to have this all linked up to the Texas i35 system, (FCS00330, so that anybody using D-star, or Dmr, can come out on the Texas i35 system.  Where do I start now that I have these devices?  Xlx94 is hosted in a data center, and the ip address is 96.126.124.4.  There is also, I think, though I have not played with it in over a year a YSf reclector of 75749, but it does not appear as though it goes anywhere just yet.  Any help y’all can give I’d appreciate.

Thanks,
Justin








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

 



Re: HOw to put my THumb DVS in to action?

 

Take a look here: https://n5amd.com/digital-radio-how-tos/create-xlx-xrf-d-star-reflector/

Xlxd and AMBED support the ThumbDV™.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 1:53 PM Justin Mann via groups.io <w9fyi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi all,
So I’ve now received my THumb Dvs, and I’d like to get them in use on my xlx reflector, xlx094.  Ideally I’d like to have this all linked up to the Texas i35 system, (FCS00330, so that anybody using D-star, or Dmr, can come out on the Texas i35 system.  Where do I start now that I have these devices?  Xlx94 is hosted in a data center, and the ip address is 96.126.124.4.  There is also, I think, though I have not played with it in over a year a YSf reclector of 75749, but it does not appear as though it goes anywhere just yet.  Any help y’all can give I’d appreciate.

Thanks,
Justin








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

 


Re: HOw to put my THumb DVS in to action?

Patrick Perdue
 

If you want the XLX reflector doing all your AMBE transcoding, use it's built-in AMBE support.

Since it's in a datacenter, you'll need to link it up to ambed on a remote machine with the dongles connected. See the XLXD installation guide on how to set this up.

You can compile just the ambed code on a Pi without the entire XLX reflector, then point your reflector at the IP of your remote ambed with an available forwarded port range.

On 6/27/2021 4:52 PM, Justin Mann via groups.io wrote:
Hi all,
So I’ve now received my THumb Dvs, and I’d like to get them in use on my xlx reflector, xlx094. Ideally I’d like to have this all linked up to the Texas i35 system, (FCS00330, so that anybody using D-star, or Dmr, can come out on the Texas i35 system. Where do I start now that I have these devices? Xlx94 is hosted in a data center, and the ip address is 96.126.124.4. There is also, I think, though I have not played with it in over a year a YSf reclector of 75749, but it does not appear as though it goes anywhere just yet. Any help y’all can give I’d appreciate.

Thanks,
Justin





HOw to put my THumb DVS in to action?

Justin Mann
 

Hi all,
So I’ve now received my THumb Dvs, and I’d like to get them in use on my xlx reflector, xlx094. Ideally I’d like to have this all linked up to the Texas i35 system, (FCS00330, so that anybody using D-star, or Dmr, can come out on the Texas i35 system. Where do I start now that I have these devices? Xlx94 is hosted in a data center, and the ip address is 96.126.124.4. There is also, I think, though I have not played with it in over a year a YSf reclector of 75749, but it does not appear as though it goes anywhere just yet. Any help y’all can give I’d appreciate.

Thanks,
Justin


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

 

Any feature requests for BlueDV would go to info@...

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 4:50 PM Dave Slotter, W3DJS <slotter@...> wrote:
I stand corrected. The AMBE tab does offer speaker gain controls for DMR, Fusion and D-Star.

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM <karl.renter@...> wrote:
On the AMBE tab (on the right part of the window) you have control of the Speaker and Mike gain (volume) for FUSION/DMR/DSTAR. I am running version 9595.

Karl
VE7ILM


--
- Dave
  W3DJS



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

 


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

I stand corrected. The AMBE tab does offer speaker gain controls for DMR, Fusion and D-Star.


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM <karl.renter@...> wrote:
On the AMBE tab (on the right part of the window) you have control of the Speaker and Mike gain (volume) for FUSION/DMR/DSTAR. I am running version 9595.

Karl
VE7ILM


--
- Dave
  W3DJS


Re: DMR on Blue DV

Gwen Patton
 

The whole password thing is that Brandmeister doesn't want to have a default password anymore. So you go to the Brandmeister website and if you don't have one, create a self-care account there. Use your callsign as the username, and set a password for it. This is the password you'll use for the Brandmeister master in BlueDV. If you have not created your own account on the Brandmeister site, it will not work. You have to go to their site and create an account for yourself and use that password.

That's what I did, and it works just fine.

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


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 6:36 PM <karl.renter@...> wrote:
Try DM Type: DM
DM Master 3102 or 3103
You need the Brandmeister Password
DMR Hotspot your DMR ID plus the DMR ESSID, two digits 01 etc depending on how many hotspots you have using your DMR ID.
DMR Simple your seven digit ID
You might have to login to Brandmeister and enable your hotspot
The other thing is that when you have the chosen talk group entered, to listen to that TG you hit your space bar on the keyboard to open up that TG and 4000 to disconnect from the TG to go to another TG.
Hope it helps you, the right PW is crucial, you might have to fiddle with the DMR Gain for Speaker.

VE7ILM
Karl


Re: DMR on Blue DV

Karl Renter
 

Try DM Type: DM
DM Master 3102 or 3103
You need the Brandmeister Password
DMR Hotspot your DMR ID plus the DMR ESSID, two digits 01 etc depending on how many hotspots you have using your DMR ID.
DMR Simple your seven digit ID
You might have to login to Brandmeister and enable your hotspot
The other thing is that when you have the chosen talk group entered, to listen to that TG you hit your space bar on the keyboard to open up that TG and 4000 to disconnect from the TG to go to another TG.
Hope it helps you, the right PW is crucial, you might have to fiddle with the DMR Gain for Speaker.

VE7ILM
Karl


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Karl Renter
 

On the AMBE tab (on the right part of the window) you have control of the Speaker and Mike gain (volume) for FUSION/DMR/DSTAR. I am running version 9595.

Karl
VE7ILM


Re: BlueDV Windows for ThumbDV

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

Yes, by adjusting your computers speaker output volume. BlueDV offers no such control currently.


On Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 12:10 PM MB via groups.io <mbsalty=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Is it possible to turn down volume on the dstar linked/unlinked voice?


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