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Re: DMR

pat obrien
 

Yes I do have a DMR ID
POB/K8LEN


On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 8:20 AM Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL) <jblake8061@...> wrote:
Do you have a valid DMR ID?

On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 10:50 PM pat obrien <2WR796@...> wrote:
ON DMR, I LOGGED IN WITH THE DONGLE, FUSION, D STAR WORKS GREAT, DMR ALWAYS SAYS LOGGED OUT,HOW DOES ONE ACTIVATE IT?

TNX
POB/K8LEN


Re: DMR

Jack L. Blake Sr (AI4LL)
 

Do you have a valid DMR ID?

On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 10:50 PM pat obrien <2WR796@...> wrote:
ON DMR, I LOGGED IN WITH THE DONGLE, FUSION, D STAR WORKS GREAT, DMR ALWAYS SAYS LOGGED OUT,HOW DOES ONE ACTIVATE IT?

TNX
POB/K8LEN


DMR

pat obrien
 

ON DMR, I LOGGED IN WITH THE DONGLE, FUSION, D STAR WORKS GREAT, DMR ALWAYS SAYS LOGGED OUT,HOW DOES ONE ACTIVATE IT?

TNX
POB/K8LEN


Re: Microsoft SurfaceGo 3 with Thumb DV

N5YTT Randy
 

I use this as an type A extender and can plug a USB mouse, microphone                     or whatever into it. It’s on Amazon for  $9.00 and no need to go usb type a to type c as I think you described ? Works great on mine.

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:39 PM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] Microsoft SurfaceGo 3 with Thumb DV

 

[Edited Message Follows]

I am not having any luck with getting Blue DV to open the comm port for my ThumbDV on the Surface Go3.  I have no issues on any other windows machine.  I have tried a couple different USB-c to USB-A adaptors.. same results... any ideas?


Re: Microsoft SurfaceGo 3 with Thumb DV

Mike
 

Excellent point about config file.  It reminds me that I need to work on config file anyway for DMR log on tweaks.  I’ll give that a try.  


Re: Microsoft SurfaceGo 3 with Thumb DV

N5YTT Randy
 

I use it on my Microsoft surface with no problem. I would make sure of the com port that it’s recognized on the surface tablet and remember to

put that comport in both comport settings in the menu, save and reboot. There is a com port setting near the upper left and upper right corner.

Or perhaps take the config off the windows computer and copy to the surface tabled and then make sure to change the com port in both places

if different.

 

Randy N5YTT

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Moldenhauer
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 8:04 PM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Microsoft SurfaceGo 3 with Thumb DV

 

My advice is if you have a WIndows desktop, plug the ThumbDV in it and run AMBEServer.

Robert

Mike wrote on 16/3/2022 11:38 am:

I am not having any luck with getting Blue DV to open the comm port for my ThumbDV.  I have no issues any other windows machine.  I have tried a couple different USB-c to USB-A adaptors.. same results... any ideas?

 


Re: Microsoft SurfaceGo 3 with Thumb DV

Robert Moldenhauer
 

My advice is if you have a WIndows desktop, plug the ThumbDV in it and run AMBEServer.

Robert

Mike wrote on 16/3/2022 11:38 am:

I am not having any luck with getting Blue DV to open the comm port for my ThumbDV.  I have no issues any other windows machine.  I have tried a couple different USB-c to USB-A adaptors.. same results... any ideas?


Microsoft SurfaceGo 3 with Thumb DV

Mike
 
Edited

I am not having any luck with getting Blue DV to open the comm port for my ThumbDV on the Surface Go3.  I have no issues on any other windows machine.  I have tried a couple different USB-c to USB-A adaptors.. same results... any ideas?


Re: BlueDV issues on Ubuntu 21 and Mono 6.8 #bluedv #linux

Gadget Lust
 

I have successfully run the AMBE server on Raspbian with a NWDV dongle, and connected the BlueDV software to it from a Windows machine.  That certainly works.  

73
Harv
K2PI


Re: BlueDV issues on Ubuntu 21 and Mono 6.8 #bluedv #linux

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

David PA7LIM,

Reviewing some of your prior posts, I now read that you stated, "The only difference is that you can not use an AMBE3000 with the Linux version. The reason for this is the sounddriver that can not be emulated in Linux( MONO )."

So my new question is: If one cannot use the AMBE3000, what is one left to do? Could one instead run the AMBEServer and have BlueDV connect to that? What other options exist?

Please advise, and 73.

--
- Dave, W3DJS
-- Lifetime Member of ARRL & GARS and curator of HamPi, the ham radio software distribution for the Raspberry Pi --


BlueDV issues on Ubuntu 21 and Mono 6.8 #bluedv #linux

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

I am a long-time user of BlueDV under Windows. However, I am trying to run version 1.0.0.9609 under a modern version of Ubuntu Linux and am running into a number of issues. (Yes, I know 9610 is available, but repackaging the Windows version for Linux is a chore / pain.)

There are two issues:
1) GUI is mangled on 4K display
2) Cannot access sound hardware (i.e. crashes)


1) Mangled GUI
I have included an inline image of the BlueDV GUI to show the mangled display I am observing when the main display is set to 4K. Dragging the window to a non-4K display doesn't correct it.

Main window:
Screenshot from 2022-02-27 21-11-59.png

Preferences window (I have redacted sensitive information):
Screenshot from 2022-02-27 21-14-38.png

About Box:
Screenshot from 2022-02-27 21-19-59.png

2) Sound Crashes
a. When attempting to click "Mute spk" checkbox, BlueDV crashes:

Dump:

dave@Pluto:/usr/local/BlueDV$ mono BlueDV.exe
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: cHRM chunk does not match sRGB
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: cHRM chunk does not match sRGB
System.NotSupportedException: This functionality is only supported on Windows Vista or newer.
  at NAudio.CoreAudioApi.MMDeviceEnumerator..ctor () [0x00018] in <554b80148c284b99953f098db496ebd4>:0
  at BlueDV.Form1.checkBox1_CheckedChanged (System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e) [0x00000] in <52d530c3007f4ac8aac38af99ba2ae9b>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnCheckedChanged (System.EventArgs e) [0x0001c] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.set_CheckState (System.Windows.Forms.CheckState value) [0x00032] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnClick (System.EventArgs e) [0x00042] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.OnMouseUp (System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs mevent) [0x00081] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.CheckBox.OnMouseUp (System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs mevent) [0x00000] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmLButtonUp (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x0007e] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x0016f] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x0004e] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control+ControlWindowTarget.OnMessage (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control+ControlNativeWindow.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x0000b] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.WndProc (System.IntPtr hWnd, System.Windows.Forms.Msg msg, System.IntPtr wParam, System.IntPtr lParam) [0x0008e] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
 
b. When clicking on "AMBE" menu, BlueDV crashes (the first time):

Dump:
dave@Pluto:/usr/local/BlueDV$ mono BlueDV.exe
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: cHRM chunk does not match sRGB
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
libpng warning: iCCP: cHRM chunk does not match sRGB
System.DllNotFoundException: winmm.dll assembly:<unknown assembly> type:<unknown type> member:(null)
  at (wrapper managed-to-native) NAudio.Wave.WaveInterop.waveOutGetNumDevs()
  at NAudio.Wave.WaveOut.get_DeviceCount () [0x00000] in <554b80148c284b99953f098db496ebd4>:0
  at BlueDV.soundcard.listPlayDevices () [0x00000] in <52d530c3007f4ac8aac38af99ba2ae9b>:0
  at BlueDV.Form1.aMBEToolStripMenuItem_Click (System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e) [0x00010] in <52d530c3007f4ac8aac38af99ba2ae9b>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.OnClick (System.EventArgs e) [0x0001c] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick (System.EventArgs e) [0x00017] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.HandleClick (System.Int32 mouse_clicks, System.EventArgs e) [0x00000] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent (System.EventArgs e, System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemEventType met) [0x00061] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(System.EventArgs,System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItemEventType)
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp (System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs mea) [0x00057] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmLButtonUp (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x0007e] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x0016f] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.MenuStrip.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control+ControlWindowTarget.OnMessage (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x00000] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.Control+ControlNativeWindow.WndProc (System.Windows.Forms.Message& m) [0x0000b] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0
  at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.WndProc (System.IntPtr hWnd, System.Windows.Forms.Msg msg, System.IntPtr wParam, System.IntPtr lParam) [0x0008e] in <a3daa9b84fd241a497578a25f68bc3c7>:0

4) System Information
Here is the relevant information to aid debugging:

dave@Pluto:/usr/local/BlueDV$ cat /etc/os-release 
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 21.10"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION_ID="21.10"
VERSION="21.10 (Impish Indri)"
VERSION_CODENAME=impish
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
UBUNTU_CODENAME=impish

dave@Pluto:/usr/local/BlueDV$ uname -a
Linux Pluto 5.13.0-30-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 4 17:03:31 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

dave@Pluto:/usr/local/BlueDV$ mono --version
Mono JIT compiler version 6.8.0.105 (Debian 6.8.0.105+dfsg-3.2 Wed Jun 30 05:34:49 UTC 2021)
Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
TLS:           __thread
SIGSEGV:       altstack
Notifications: epoll
Architecture:  amd64
Disabled:      none
Misc:          softdebug 
Interpreter:   yes
LLVM:          supported, not enabled.
Suspend:       hybrid
GC:            sgen (concurrent by default)

dave@Pluto:/usr/local/BlueDV$ ls -l
total 19872
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   32768 Jul  2  2017 AGauge.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   28672 Apr  8  2017 AquaGauge.dll
-rw-r----- 1 dave dave    1048 Feb 27 20:50 BlueDVconfig.ini
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dave dave 8354816 May 25  2021 BlueDV.exe
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave    8800 Mar  7  2021 BlueDV.exe.config
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave    2281 Feb 27 20:31 BMhosts.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave    7865 Feb 27 20:30 DCS_Hosts.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   34681 Feb 27 20:30 DExtra_Hosts.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   30040 Feb  2  2017 digital.ttf
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave 8426519 Feb 27 20:31 dmrid.csv
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   15459 Feb 27 20:30 DPlus_Hosts.txt
drwxr-xr-- 2 dave dave    4096 Feb  9 18:22 en
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   26734 Feb  2  2017 en_us.ambe
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave     754 Feb 27 20:31 fcs_masters.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave      62 May 10  2020 fcs.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave    3078 Feb 27 20:31 FreeDMR_Hosts.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave     375 May  2  2021 HBLink.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave     295 Sep 14  2018 HBLink.txt.EXAMPLE
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave    1278 Feb 27 20:30 JPN_Hosts.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave  513536 Jan 31  2020 NAudio.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave  700336 Nov  9  2019 Newtonsoft.Json.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   14848 Feb  2  2017 ProgressBarEx.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave  100864 Feb  2  2017 ToggleSwitch.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave 1644118 Feb  2  2017 web_hi_res_512.ico
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   16896 Oct 26  2017 WebSockets.Common.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave  244224 Aug 17  2015 websocket-sharp-with-proxy-support.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   14848 Oct 26  2017 WebSockets.Server.dll
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   14583 Feb 27 20:31 xlx_DMRMaster.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   33678 Feb 27 20:30 XLX_Hosts.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 dave dave   11495 Feb 27 20:30 XLXYSF_Hosts.txt

(Notice there is no SoundCardIn or SoundCardOut configured in the INI below like the Windows version has in its config file.)

dave@Pluto:/usr/local/BlueDV$ cat BlueDVconfig.ini

[GENERAL]
myCall=W3DJS
comport=/dev/ttyUSB0
invertDTR=0
saveQSOLog=1
RXTXColors=1
StartProtocol=None
dvdongle=1
frequency=434300000
modeTimerRF=10
modeTimerNet=5
DVMEGAPower=254
longitude=[REDACTED]
latitude=[REDACTED]
alwaysOnTop=0
invertRXTXColors=1
language=English

[AMBE]
AMBEtype=AMBE3000
AMBEspeed=230400
AMBEDMRid=[REDACTED]
enableAMBEServer=0
AMBEServerHost=192.168.1.1
AMBEServerHostPort=2460
enableRoger=1
comport=/dev/ttyUSB0
PTTKeying=0
PTTCOMPort=
enableRXIndicator=1
RXIndicator=RTS
RXIndicatorHighLow=HIGH
PTTIndicator=CTS
PTTIndicatorHighLow=HIGH
killswitch=5
DSTARSlowDataText=BlueDV by PA7LIM    

[DMR]
dmrid=[REDACTED]
dmridsimplemode=[REDACTED]
DMRmaster=74.91.114.19
DMRpassword=[REDACTED]
DMRplusmaster=213.202.229.40
DMRplusPort=55555
DMRplusPassword=passw0rd
qrg=0
autostart=1
noInbandData=0
DMRtypeSelection=BM

[FUSION]
autostart=0
QTHlocation=[REDACTED]
defaultYSFReflector=AmericaLink
defaultFCSReflector=FCS00401
autostartProtocol=YSF

[DSTAR]
autostart=0
DSTARmodule=C
APRS=1
defaultReflector=REF030C


--
- Dave, W3DJS
-- Lifetime Member of ARRL & GARS and curator of HamPi, the ham radio software distribution for the Raspberry Pi --

--
- Dave, W3DJS
-- Lifetime Member of ARRL & GARS and curator of HamPi, the ham radio software distribution for the Raspberry Pi --


Re: #ambe #thumbdv #ambe #bluedv bluedvambe drops reflector after about 30 seconds OTG #ambe #thumbdv #bluedv

Bryan, KJ7PRS
 

PROBLEM SOLVED.  I did a delete/reinstall and the problem fixed itself for now.  Thanks for the input.  My D-Star reg is fine.  I use D-Star all the time, just not with the ThumbDV.    

Stay safe, see you down the log, KJ7PRS


Re: #ambe #thumbdv #ambe #bluedv bluedvambe drops reflector after about 30 seconds OTG #ambe #thumbdv #bluedv

EI3IBB Mark <markobyrnes@...>
 

Hi Gwen,

One reason I chose the DVMEGA Globetrotter is because it's OS is in the firmware and it can't get corrupted like the Raspberry PI, you can switch it on and off in seconds as you don't have to wait for the OS to load and you don't have to go into some menu to shutdown. This is much the same with the Openspot 3, it makes it much more convenient for on the go, in the car use. 

The Globetrotter can also be used as a Dongle and plugged into the OTG connector. 

However, there's no comparison between a radio and hotspot and BlueDV when it comes to audio quality, the Blue DV TX and RX audio quality is just really good and even much better than most dedicated radios built for their own Networks like D-Star and Fusion. 


Re: #ambe #thumbdv #ambe #bluedv bluedvambe drops reflector after about 30 seconds OTG #ambe #thumbdv #bluedv

EI3IBB Mark <markobyrnes@...>
 

I don't know whether it's related to the thumbdv or not but it works perfectly for me using the DVMEGA DVstick 30 on my Xiegu Poco X3 Pro and on my Chrombook and of course Windows laptop. 

I just rooted through the settings on my Poco X3 Pro and I just remembered the fun I had setting up my Openspot 3 to use D-Star, it was a bit frustrating and I think this might be your issue thinking back, in fact, I would bet on it. 

The Openspot 3 is a really great device and allows you to check if your D-Star registration is set up properly and tells you if not, if not you can't TX on the D-Star Network. 

Check the information in the link below, I had to follow this exactly before I could TX on D-Star. Let me know if it works but I bet the issue is that your D-Star registration is not setup properly for hotspot use, once it is BlueDV will work also. 

https://regist.dstargateway.org/instructions/ and check this Openspot link too, I bet this info here is your issue. https://forum.sharkrf.com/viewtopic.php?t=1963


Re: #ambe #thumbdv #ambe #bluedv bluedvambe drops reflector after about 30 seconds OTG #ambe #thumbdv #bluedv

Bryan, KJ7PRS
 

Thanks for the replies.  I do the same with my clear node. With my phone I can access the Clear Node from anywhere and QSO on all the digital modes, (Allstar and Echolink included) except D-Star.  I guy gave me the ThumbDV so I thought I would give it a shot.  I got it working great with my Windows laptop but not with the Android phone.  I don’t connect to reflectors with more than one unit at a time so that is not the issue.  The server route is the way to go.  I probably won’t set it up that way just to add D-Star.  I have several D-Star radios or I can use the ThumbDV on the laptop.  I thought there might have been a simple fix or something I was missing that another user had ran into.

Stay safe and healthy, Bryan, KJ7PRS


Re: #ambe #thumbdv #ambe #bluedv bluedvambe drops reflector after about 30 seconds OTG #ambe #thumbdv #bluedv

Gwen Patton
 

I tried using the ThumbDV with an OTG adapter to my Android phone. While it WORKED, the battery drain was horrific. So I set up my own little mini AMBE server, using a Raspberry Pi 3b, a powered USB hub, and an Ethernet connection to the net. I installed AMBEserver on the Pi, as well as a dynamic DNS monitor, to check what IP address I'm using. I have an account at dyndns.org that works in tandem with the DNS monitor. If my home IP address changes, the monitor updates dyndns.org with the current address, to keep things in sync.

I plug the ThumbDV into the powered hub, the hub into the Pi, and power up the hub. I can SSH into the Pi, and start up the server, leaving the SSH session running in the background of the computer I'm using to access it. I know I should be able to just connect a monitor and keyboard to the Pi, log in, and set it running that way, but I don't have a spare monitor and keyboard to use on the Pi, so I run it headless. I should also be able to somehow set the AMBEServer job running in the background, and not have to keep the SSH window up, but I'm not a big wrinkly-brain genius with Linux, and haven't been able to figure that out. It would appear that it isn't as simple as putting an ampersand (&) at the end of the line that starts up AMBEServer, since I've never gotten that to work.

Ok, enough blathering about stuff you may not be familiar with, and I'm barely familiar with myself. Why do I jump through these hoops?

So I can go anywhere and access my ThumbDV!

Once I have that set up, with a tunnel through my home firewall, I can connect via BlueDV, either Windows or Android version, and point it at my dynamic DNS address in the setup file. This means I can use it on any computer connected to my home network, or with my phone anywhere I can get data. I can run it on an Android tablet, or a Chromebook advanced enough to run Android apps. This is incredibly valuable! And I don't need to take the OTG adapter and expensive ThumbDV into the field, where they might get lost, stolen, or just damaged. I just need to install the appropriate version of BlueDV, configure it, and I can use DMR, D-Star, and Fusion from anywhere I can get data service.

As to the 30 second timing out, first question: are you trying to access D-Star when you experience this? Second question: do you have a D-Star account? I *think* I remember something about people who access D-Star without an account getting booted automatically after a short period, but I don't remember where I saw that. If you DO have a D-Star account, make sure you've got that info in your setup. If it's NOT D-Star you're having trouble with, is it Brandmeister DMR? They made a change a while back, that you need to have a Brandmeister self-service account, and you no longer log into Brandmeister with a generic passw0rd. You use the userid and personal password you set when you got a Brandmeister self-serv account.

Most of this is using free services -- Brandmeister hadn't started charging as far as I know, and neither does D-Star, AMBEServer is freely available, as is the IP address monitor. I DO pay a yearly fee to dyndns.org, but that's small and worth every penny! The hardware...the Raspberry Pi is the most expensive bit other than the ThumbDV itself.

I don't have the configuration for the AMBEServer handy, but I think I just followed the instructions in a video from David PA7LIM. I do NOT use Buster. I also haven't upgraded the operating system or its tools on my Raspberry Pi in a long time. So I'm fairly certain what I did then can be done now for a reasonable cost.

IF you're not familiar with Dynamic DNS, you should read about it, it's a fantastically useful tool that can save you money.

(If I've misread your issue, or otherwise just wasted your time with a wall of unnecessary text, please forgive me in advance!)
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
73,
Gwen, NG3P


On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 5:13 AM EI3IBB Mark <markobyrnes@...> wrote:

Hi Bryan,

I use the DVMEGA DVstick 30 and have no issues with Blue DV, the only thing I can think about is that if you are connected to the reflector on two different devices you can get booted off or even banned from the likes of REF 30C and some brandmeister channels, the issue is mainly down to bandwidth and the cost.

I now mostly use the DVMEGA Globetrotter, this is really amazing, I leave it in my Mothers house because I can only get 4G at my QTH a ( until tomorrow when I finally get 1GB Fibre ) and they use the dreaded CGNAT which means incoming connections to the house are impossible. The Globetrotter does need a static IP.

The Globetrotter is very convenient, I can connect from my Chromebook, Windows Laptop and android devices without having anything plugged in, can make some QSO in work if it's quiet from my phone using a bluetooth headset but with blue dv audio levels need to be adjusted or it can sound awful but I always get compliments with my audio from Blue DV it's much better than using a hotspot and HT, a friend of mine recorded my audio and the difference between his yaesu rig and the Anytone 878 and the blue dv was amazing. 

The other thing for those not familiar with bluedv is that the Windows version is really fantastic, you can monitor 3 Digi modes at the same time and when one becomes active it flashes up on the screen and you simply click on it, there's no waiting on gaps in transmission to get in or out of channels too which is really amazing because with Repeater, Hotspot and HT it's almost impossible to get out of come channels due to people not leaving enough gap in transmission but with blue dv this is no problem either on windows or android. 

I no longer use my Anytone 878 or Openspot 3 really, it's just much more convenient to use my phone, I don't use repeaters anyway so HT now-a-days to use the digi network is not necessary. The Globetrotter and blue DV has transformed my experience with digi modes. 


Re: #ambe #thumbdv #ambe #bluedv bluedvambe drops reflector after about 30 seconds OTG #ambe #thumbdv #bluedv

EI3IBB Mark <markobyrnes@...>
 

Hi Bryan,

I use the DVMEGA DVstick 30 and have no issues with Blue DV, the only thing I can think about is that if you are connected to the reflector on two different devices you can get booted off or even banned from the likes of REF 30C and some brandmeister channels, the issue is mainly down to bandwidth and the cost.

I now mostly use the DVMEGA Globetrotter, this is really amazing, I leave it in my Mothers house because I can only get 4G at my QTH a ( until tomorrow when I finally get 1GB Fibre ) and they use the dreaded CGNAT which means incoming connections to the house are impossible. The Globetrotter does need a static IP.

The Globetrotter is very convenient, I can connect from my Chromebook, Windows Laptop and android devices without having anything plugged in, can make some QSO in work if it's quiet from my phone using a bluetooth headset but with blue dv audio levels need to be adjusted or it can sound awful but I always get compliments with my audio from Blue DV it's much better than using a hotspot and HT, a friend of mine recorded my audio and the difference between his yaesu rig and the Anytone 878 and the blue dv was amazing. 

The other thing for those not familiar with bluedv is that the Windows version is really fantastic, you can monitor 3 Digi modes at the same time and when one becomes active it flashes up on the screen and you simply click on it, there's no waiting on gaps in transmission to get in or out of channels too which is really amazing because with Repeater, Hotspot and HT it's almost impossible to get out of come channels due to people not leaving enough gap in transmission but with blue dv this is no problem either on windows or android. 

I no longer use my Anytone 878 or Openspot 3 really, it's just much more convenient to use my phone, I don't use repeaters anyway so HT now-a-days to use the digi network is not necessary. The Globetrotter and blue DV has transformed my experience with digi modes. 


#ambe #thumbdv #ambe #bluedv bluedvambe drops reflector after about 30 seconds OTG #ambe #thumbdv #bluedv

Bryan, KJ7PRS
 
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Greetings,

I am new here and new to the bluedvambe android.  I am using the thumbdv OTG with bluedvambe on my android.  It connects to reflectors with no issue and I hear stations with no problem.  I can move reflectors without issue so it seems to be working to some degree.  

I have two issues.  It appears to be transmitting but I do not show up on my dashboards of my D-Star radios or on the reflector dashboards, and I can't hear myself on my radios.  The second issue is I get dropped after about 30 seconds but it says I am connected.

I should add, Galaxy x-cover pro phone with Android 10.

Any help would be appreciated, 73, stay healthy, KJ7PRS, Bryan


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






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