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Linking to D-STAR Repeaters - BLUEDV

Gary Ownsby
 

Hello All,

I've been playing with AMBEServer on a Windows 10 PC and accessing it via a Galaxy Tablet using BLUEDV...a very pleasant combination.

Perhaps I've just missed it but I don't see an option to link to a D-STAR repeater.  Does BLUEDV do this?

Also, I've downloaded the latest version of BLUEDV but the screenshots I see don't appear the same as what I see.  The meter is not at the top right as the screenshots depict.  I had been using the previous version BLUEDV but uninstalled it before installing the latest from the PlayStore.

Thanks.
Gary AK4ZX

Re: Android BDVAMBE and AMBEserver on RPI

Jack Mandelman
 

If BDVAMBE is started and then linked to a currently busy reflector, the server will stop.  If I start BDVAMBE and then link to a reflector that is quiet, the server will continue to run.  Then, connecting and disconnecting to reflectors does not affect the state of the server.  Maybe this could provide useful info.

Screen print is attached.

Re: Android BDVAMBE and AMBEserver on RPI

Jack Mandelman
 

Update:

I ran an upgrade on compass linux and now everything appears to be working well with Android version of BDVAMBE.

Re: Android BDVAMBE and AMBEserver on RPI

Jack Mandelman
 

Forgot to mention that I have a ThumDV plugged into the PI.

Android BDVAMBE and AMBEserver on RPI

Jack Mandelman
 

I installed the latest compass linux on a RPI 3B, and set up AMBEserver.  BlueDV, running on my Windows 10 PC, accesses AMBEserver and works very well on DSTAR and DMR.  However, BlueDVAMBE on my Android phone doesn't connect with the server.  If I reboot the RPI, BDV connects with the server for a few seconds and then disconnects.  BDV then keeps trying unsuccessfully to reconnect.

I realize that Android BDVAMBE is experimental.  Has anyone been successful connecting  to the AMBEserver using Android BDVAMBE?  Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.

Jack K1VT

Re: Blued AMBE server

 

If your Windows Tablet has a USB port, you can plug the ThumbDV directly into it and access it from BlueDV.

As far as trying to reach a remote AMBEserver over the Internet.  T-Mobile sometimes does NAT or double NAT so that may be your problem.

You would need to determine the IP address assigned to your cellphone and then see what ddns has as an IP address and compare the two.  You can also see what the network thinks your public IP address is by visiting http://checkip.org 

You might want to check into using a VPN client and service.


On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 10:10 PM, w4jxa via Groups.Io <w4jxa@...> wrote:
I am trying to use a Windows 10 tablet running on a T-Mobile cell phone hotspot.  I Created a stable public IP address using no-ip which gave me a ddns.net. My cell phone client running the Bluedv AMBE can't find my tablet on the network. It seems as though T-Mobile won't allow my tablet to be visible to the client. I am able to use my cell phone client and connect to a friend's pc running AMBE server using his ddns.net and have made many QSOs on DSTAR and DMR from my cellphone . Any suggestions on how to use my own tablet and th3000 as an AMBE server on T mobile hotspot would be appreciated !!
THANK YOU DAVID FOR INVENTING THE AMBE SERVER . I drive about 6 different vehicles at work daily and can't really carry a lot of equipment with me, so the cell phone client is a nice solution. 
_._,_._,_

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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Blued AMBE server

Richard W4JXA
 

I am trying to use a Windows 10 tablet running on a T-Mobile cell phone hotspot.  I Created a stable public IP address using no-ip which gave me a ddns.net. My cell phone client running the Bluedv AMBE can't find my tablet on the network. It seems as though T-Mobile won't allow my tablet to be visible to the client. I am able to use my cell phone client and connect to a friend's pc running AMBE server using his ddns.net and have made many QSOs on DSTAR and DMR from my cellphone . Any suggestions on how to use my own tablet and th3000 as an AMBE server on T mobile hotspot would be appreciated !!
THANK YOU DAVID FOR INVENTING THE AMBE SERVER . I drive about 6 different vehicles at work daily and can't really carry a lot of equipment with me, so the cell phone client is a nice solution. 

Re: BlueDV with DVMEGA AMBE3000 shield on Arduino

John Spitznagel <jspitznagel@...>
 

Sorry for dragging group away from topic...
Problem solved thanks to a quick reply from Guus. If you are using the Arduino/AMBE3000 shield to create a "dongle" for BlueDV:
1. Use the firmware for the DVMEGA Cast setup. It is currently:myDV_105_MEGA2560.cpp.hex  
2. Configure only the "General"/DSTAR/DMR/FUSION blocks and DO NOT check AMBE ThumbDV/DV3000.

That second tip from Guus seemed counter-intuitive but that is the way that combo of hardware/firmware works because the DVMega Cast is a full function radio (in process)

I can't wait to play with the AMBE3006 board!
--
Jack Spitznagel
Science River LLC
KD4IZ

BlueDV with DVMEGA AMBE3000 shield on Arduino

John Spitznagel <jspitznagel@...>
 

Has anyone successfully configured the subject above set up and used it as a dongle?

Had the most all of parts around and thought I could whip something together...

Following the info on Guus' and David's websites - I seem to get stuck with BlueDV not "finding the firmware" on program restart after doing the basic set up described on David's site.

I have tried both the firmware for BlueDV and the myDV cast firmware for similar hardware with the same result. Xloader loads either firmware with an "OK" message. When I have loaded the myDV Cast firmware which supports a Nextion display, the Nextion seems to function just fine. BlueDV remains clueless.

Have an email in to Guus, but was hoping David might see this on this forum.

True enlightenment did not come from navel gazing(RTFM)...

73

--
Jack Spitznagel
Science River LLC
KD4IZ

Re: XC-3006 Moves to Production

 

Hi Eric,

FABs are in house the last components should arrive this week so we can move to assembly. Probably ship 1st week of May.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR

On Apr 17, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Eric Osterberg <ejosterberg@...> wrote:

We are a little over half way through April. 2 months since the last update. How's the construction going with the XC-3006 ?
Early? On-time? Running behind? Will they arrive in April or be nearly complete this month?

73 - Eric

Re: XC-3006 Moves to Production

 


On Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 20:45 Eric Osterberg <ejosterberg@...> wrote:
We are a little over half way through April. 2 months since the last update. How's the construction going with the XC-3006 ?
Early? On-time? Running behind? Will they arrive in April or be nearly complete this month?

73 - Eric

Re: XC-3006 Moves to Production

Eric Osterberg
 

We are a little over half way through April. 2 months since the last update. How's the construction going with the XC-3006 ?
Early? On-time? Running behind? Will they arrive in April or be nearly complete this month?

73 - Eric

Re: XLX Reflector Transcoding

(null) (null)
 

Shu

Thanks for the document, it’s easy to understand and implement. Until now I hadn’t considered using the Raspberry Pi. I think that will be my best option.

73
Frank k6fed 



On Apr 17, 2018, at 4:52 PM, Shuji Chiba <jo3klssc@...> wrote:

Hello Frank,

 

There is a PDF file that summarizes the experience when I opened ambed_server in XLX595

on http://hamradio.dip.jp/ja3gqj/

 

I am very happy if it will be helpful for you.

 

73

 

Shu JA3GQJ

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of k6fed via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:58 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] XLX Reflector Transcoding

 

Is there a documented procedure for setting up two ThumbDV's to transcode on the XLX reflectors?


Thanks 
Frank

Re: XLX Reflector Transcoding

Shuji Chiba
 

Hello Frank,

 

There is a PDF file that summarizes the experience when I opened ambed_server in XLX595

on http://hamradio.dip.jp/ja3gqj/

 

I am very happy if it will be helpful for you.

 

73

 

Shu JA3GQJ

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of k6fed via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:58 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] XLX Reflector Transcoding

 

Is there a documented procedure for setting up two ThumbDV's to transcode on the XLX reflectors?


Thanks 
Frank

Re: Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

 

Hi Andy,

Give me the host names of the two repeaters. I will add them for you.
Please sent it to : info@...

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Greets and 73,
    David PA7LIM


On 18-04-2018 00:20, Andrew O'Brien wrote:

I did update but do not see the same repeaters  that I can use in WindDV . For example , two repeaters KD2MNA and KC3ESS are two local Dstar repeaters that I can access using WinDV but I don't see in BlueDV.

Andy K3UK. 
 
 

On Apr 17, 2018, at 5:38 PM, J G Shaw <WA6PX@...> wrote:

In the UPDATE menu, select "Update DSTAR Hosts"

The Update and Ambe menus cannot be selected I the "Serial" button is  "on"

Also, I suspect you may do some other setup tasks.   Thus,  I suggest you watch this short Youtube video:
"How to Setup BlueDV with a ThumbDV or DV MEGA AMBE3000 dongle"
 
https://youtu.be/291k3VxJCv0     

WA6PX


From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andrew O'Brien
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:54 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

 

Using WinDV I am able to access a list of actual Dstar repeaters, not just Reflectors.  I just installed BlueDV, very nice.  Can BlueDV also access a list repeaters ?  I don't see anything obvious... 

Andy K3UK

 

Re: Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

Andrew O'Brien
 

I did update but do not see the same repeaters  that I can use in WindDV . For example , two repeaters KD2MNA and KC3ESS are two local Dstar repeaters that I can access using WinDV but I don’t see in BlueDV.

Andy K3UK. 



On Apr 17, 2018, at 5:38 PM, J G Shaw <WA6PX@...> wrote:

In the UPDATE menu, select “Update DSTAR Hosts”

The Update and Ambe menus cannot be selected I the “Serial” button is  “on”

Also, I suspect you may do some other setup tasks.   Thus,  I suggest you watch this short Youtube video:
“How to Setup BlueDV with a ThumbDV or DV MEGA AMBE3000 dongle”
 
https://youtu.be/291k3VxJCv0     

WA6PX


From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andrew O'Brien
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:54 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

 

Using WinDV I am able to access a list of actual Dstar repeaters, not just Reflectors.  I just installed BlueDV, very nice.  Can BlueDV also access a list repeaters ?  I don't see anything obvious... 

Andy K3UK

Re: Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

J G Shaw
 

In the UPDATE menu, select “Update DSTAR Hosts”

The Update and Ambe menus cannot be selected I the “Serial” button is  “on”

Also, I suspect you may do some other setup tasks.   Thus,  I suggest you watch this short Youtube video:
“How to Setup BlueDV with a ThumbDV or DV MEGA AMBE3000 dongle”
 
https://youtu.be/291k3VxJCv0     

WA6PX


From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andrew O'Brien
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:54 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

 

Using WinDV I am able to access a list of actual Dstar repeaters, not just Reflectors.  I just installed BlueDV, very nice.  Can BlueDV also access a list repeaters ?  I don't see anything obvious... 

Andy K3UK

Re: Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

 

If I remember correctly there is an update list in the menu system. 


On Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 12:02 Andrew O'Brien <andrewobrie@...> wrote:
I found a few USA repeaters under XRF but not the larger list i can access using WinDV and the Free*star callsign list.
Andy K3UK

Re: Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

Andrew O'Brien
 

I found a few USA repeaters under XRF but not the larger list i can access using WinDV and the Free*star callsign list.
Andy K3UK

Newbie : Access repeaters rather than reflectors using BlueDV ?

Andrew O'Brien
 

Using WinDV I am able to access a list of actual Dstar repeaters, not just Reflectors.  I just installed BlueDV, very nice.  Can BlueDV also access a list repeaters ?  I don't see anything obvious... 

Andy K3UK