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Re: BlueDV AMBE for Android

 

That would be fun! But I had some issues with the serial speed on OTG. See my video on Youtube where the ThumbDV was connected to the phone directly.. 


Re: BlueDV AMBE for Android

 

Some values in the setup are disabled. Like DMR, Fusion etc.. 

Please scroll down to change the IP address. 

Greets,
   David PA7LIM


Re: BlueDV AMBE for Android

Chris Andrist
 

Someone needs to make a Bluetooth AMBE3000 device that will work with Android or iOS.


Re: BlueDV AMBE for Android

k6fed@...
 

Hi David

Great job!

I tested it on XRF002 with the android phone and my PIDV server and It works.


Frank K6FED
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On Sun, 11/12/17, David PA7LIM <@pa7lim> wrote:

Subject: [ambe] BlueDV AMBE for Android
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:32 AM

Hi All,

I wrote a new Windows AMBE Server for the ThumbDB ( old and
new model ). I also wrote an BlueDV Android version that
supports AMBE and connects to the AMBEServer.


In other words.. You can make a DSTAR QSO's with your
Android phone/Tablet while your ThumbDV is in your Windows
PC.
It is all experimental stuf.. Just to play with.. And
free course! 
See a short manual. http://www.pa7lim.nl/garage/

Have fun!
    David PA7LIM


Re: BlueDV AMBE for Android

kyle@...
 

Wish I could make DSTAR QSOs with my Android phone/tablet while the ThumbDV was connected to my Android phone/tablet (???)


Re: BlueDV AMBE for Android

Tom Cichowicz <tcichowicz@...>
 
Edited

David;

    looking forward to playing with this ....

  I installed the AMBEServer on my PC - plugged in my ThumbDV and everything looks good!


I installed the latest version from GooglePlay store -- Version 1.0.10


  But I can't seem to change/save the settings under setup.

   I change NOCALL to mine, can't edit the existing DMRID info nor do I see a place to enter my PC's AMBEServer's IP address?
can you HELP?


Re: BlueDV AMBE for Android

Steve KB9MWR <kb9mwr@...>
 

Thanks David.

I had visions of a pool of network accessible hardware AMBE devices for many years. Of course we could just do away with that all together now as in HRN 356 from the 2017 DCC Bruce spills the beans that its out of patent.


BlueDV AMBE for Android

 

Hi All,

I wrote a new Windows AMBE Server for the ThumbDB ( old and new model ). I also wrote an BlueDV Android version that supports AMBE and connects to the AMBEServer.

In other words.. You can make a DSTAR QSO's with your Android phone/Tablet while your ThumbDV is in your Windows PC.

It is all experimental stuf.. Just to play with.. And free course! 
See a short manual. http://www.pa7lim.nl/garage/

Have fun!
    David PA7LIM 


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

 

There is no advantage to modifying the baud rate for ambeserver -- http://nwdigitalradio.com/thumbdv-model-a/


On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 9:16 AM, <ve2vag@...> wrote:
Thanks Steve,but I'm running AmbeServer, not Ambed.




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: BlueDV & ThumbDv

mi0ceo_geo@...
 

Hi David, Was wondering if and when Fusion will be implemented in the Windows Ambe software. Here in N.Ireland we can cross-link through BM to the Fusion network but it is limited. We are having great fun with the 9433 version of BlueDv and looking forward to further updates.

Best George MI0CEO 


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

ve2vag@...
 

Thanks Steve,but I'm running AmbeServer, not Ambed.


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

Steven Blackford
 

Instead of doing all that, it's easier to change one line of code before you compile the ambed source:

kb7sqi@kb7sqi-x61:~/tmp/source/xlxd/ambed$ egrep 'baudrate' *
cusb3000interface.cpp:    int baudrate = 230400;
cusb3000interface.cpp.orig:    int baudrate = 460800;

Simply modify cusb3000interface.cpp & adjust the baud rate to match the slower baud rate of the old ThumbDV's.  I posted my test results on the Yahoo XLXD group.  The old ThumbDV's work fine.  73 de K4SQI.

Steve, K4SQI

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 4:46 PM, <ve2vag@...> wrote:
I've found the physical mod on twitter...  Seems easy at first when looking at the pics (lifting and isolating pin 91, and bonding together the pad of pin 91 with pins 90 + 89, but I won't risk it, I'm not equipped to do this with these pins so near from one to each other....

I've checked the chip manual, and found also the control packed field needed to bypass the hardware pins (PKT_RESETSOFTCFG 0x34).

I'm only using the ThumbDV, for now, as a local AMBEServer on a RPi 3.
So If I would want my ThumbDV to run at 460800, I guess I could try to incorporate the RESETSOFTCFG fieldcommand in AmbeServer's code source, and compile it ?
Now to find the correct argument to add for that field, since I'M a coding newbie.




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Steve, kb7sqi@...


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

ve2vag@...
 

I've found the physical mod on twitter...  Seems easy at first when looking at the pics (lifting and isolating pin 91, and bonding together the pad of pin 91 with pins 90 + 89, but I won't risk it, I'm not equipped to do this with these pins so near from one to each other....

I've checked the chip manual, and found also the control packed field needed to bypass the hardware pins (PKT_RESETSOFTCFG 0x34).

I'm only using the ThumbDV, for now, as a local AMBEServer on a RPi 3.
So If I would want my ThumbDV to run at 460800, I guess I could try to incorporate the RESETSOFTCFG fieldcommand in AmbeServer's code source, and compile it ?
Now to find the correct argument to add for that field, since I'M a coding newbie.


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

 

Any reset, either hardware of software, will return it to the hardware strapped baud rate. 

If you change the baud rate in software, you may have software stability issues unless the application software can detect and adapt to changing baud rates. 

On Oct 1, 2017 10:14 AM, "Florian Wolters" <florian@...> wrote:
Hi,

the stick can be controlled by software and AFAIK it can also re-set the baud rate after initialization. See the chip manual by DVSI.

vy73 de Florian DF2ET


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

Florian Wolters
 

Hi,

the stick can be controlled by software and AFAIK it can also re-set the baud rate after initialization. See the chip manual by DVSI.

vy73 de Florian DF2ET


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

ve2vag@...
 
Edited

Thanks for the reply, John.  I recall reading somewhere that a physical mod was possible, but this is way too risky for me and my soldering skills.
Would have hoped that it could be set in the firmware, like for those who are reprogramming them for XLX.


Re: original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

 

It would take difficult physical modification and I strongly recommend against attempting it. 

On Oct 1, 2017 09:08, <ve2vag@...> wrote:
Hello,  I have an original ThumbDV bought from NWGR, when these came out.
Is there a way the make it run at 460800 baud, either with a mod or a firmware reprogram ? 
Thanks and 73s from Guy VE2VAG in Quebec Canada


original ThumbDV baud rate mod: possible ?

ve2vag@...
 

Hello,  I have an original ThumbDV bought from NWGR, when these came out.
Is there a way the make it run at 460800 baud, either with a mod or a firmware reprogram ? 
Thanks and 73s from Guy VE2VAG in Quebec Canada


Re: ThumbDV - change manufacturer info.

Ian
 

Thank you John for your prompt response.

My ThumbDV is the A model..

Regards,

Ian..


Re: ThumbDV - change manufacturer info.

 

New units are programmed with this command:
 
sudo ftx_prog --product ThumbDV --manufacturer "NW Digital Radio  MM/YY"

Where MM/YY is the production month, leave it off and just put NW Digital Radio, for existing units.

This should be the only change you make, do not change the PID or VID or any other values.

The main build of ambed has not pulled the change to support this product description, so if you want to recompile, make the changes in:

https://github.com/LX3JL/xlxd/pull/54/files

or ask Luc to do the pull and build.

Be sure your ThumbDV is the A model (eg, its baud rate is at 460800)



John D. Hays
Director