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Re: ThumbDV with GnuRadio

 

Short answer: I have no idea. I don't have a PiDV. If it's on a serial port and can do 230400 or 460800 baud, then maybe.

Are you trying to run gnuradio on a Pi? I'm not sure that's going to work very well, especially if you want any kind of reasonable bandwidth to/from you rf sink or source.


Re: ThumbDV with GnuRadio

Konrad Roeder -- WA4OSH
 

Does the GnuRadio block work with a PiDV hat as well?


Re: PiDV Connection to a FM Radio

Ian
 

FYI,

I currently use my ThumbDV and two Baofeng 888's on D_Star, audio reports are good and my pal who lives in the next street has used his IC706 for D_Star via my 888 while I am in control of my station.

It's a useful learning project

Regards,
Ian..

On 12-12-2016 22:38, Dave KA2OQZ wrote:
*
*
Thank you.. Yeah that’s not pretty but it might be worth playing
with.. It’s times like this that make me wish I had gotten into
software J It would be a great product if someone could simplify the
software and package all the pieces into one nice little box with a
display to give any rig digital capability..
FROM: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
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K7VE
SENT: Monday, December 12, 2016 5:27 PM
TO: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
SUBJECT: Re: [ambe] PiDV Connection to a FM Radio
You can get there, but it is kind of ugly at this point UDRC <-->
dstarrepeater <--> ircddbgateway <--> DummyRepeater <--> AMBEserver
(with PiDV or ThumbDV)
Audio goes in and out of DummyRepeater.
On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@gmail.com>
wrote:
Is that software available has to be the next question. 😄
Dave
On Dec 12, 2016, at 5:08 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@hays.org> wrote:

The PiDV and ThumbDV are serial devices for encoding and decoding
audio to and from AMBE. They do not connect to a radio or provide
modulation or demodulation.
The UDRC can provide the modem to talk to a radio. However, for a
complete solution you would need both and software to handle the
protocol, radio, and audio.
On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@gmail.com>
wrote:
I'm interested in a PiDV but want to know if it's capable of
modulating and demodulating the signals off of the packet port on a
FM rig? I can't seem to find any documention on the device to answer
the question.
Thank you,
Dave
KA2OQZ
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Re: PiDV Connection to a FM Radio

Dave N2OA
 

Thank you.. Yeah that’s not pretty but it might be worth playing with.. It’s times like this that make me wish I had gotten into software J It would be a great product if someone could simplify the software and package all the pieces into one nice little box with a display to give any rig digital capability..

 

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John D Hays - K7VE
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 5:27 PM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] PiDV Connection to a FM Radio

 

You can get there, but it is kind of ugly at this point  UDRC <--> dstarrepeater <--> ircddbgateway <--> DummyRepeater <--> AMBEserver (with PiDV or ThumbDV) 

 

Audio goes in and out of DummyRepeater.

 

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@...> wrote:

Is that software available has to be the next question. 😄

Dave

 


On Dec 12, 2016, at 5:08 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

The PiDV and ThumbDV are serial devices for encoding and decoding audio to and from AMBE.  They do not connect to a radio or provide modulation or demodulation.

 

The UDRC can provide the modem to talk to a radio.  However, for a complete solution you would need both and software to handle the protocol, radio, and audio.

 

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@...> wrote:

I'm interested in a PiDV but want to know if it's capable of modulating and demodulating the signals off of the packet port on a FM rig? I can't seem to find any documention on the device to answer the question.

Thank you,

Dave

KA2OQZ



 

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K7VE

 

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Re: PiDV Connection to a FM Radio

 

You can get there, but it is kind of ugly at this point  UDRC <--> dstarrepeater <--> ircddbgateway <--> DummyRepeater <--> AMBEserver (with PiDV or ThumbDV) 

Audio goes in and out of DummyRepeater.

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@...> wrote:
Is that software available has to be the next question. 😄

Dave


On Dec 12, 2016, at 5:08 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

The PiDV and ThumbDV are serial devices for encoding and decoding audio to and from AMBE.  They do not connect to a radio or provide modulation or demodulation.

The UDRC can provide the modem to talk to a radio.  However, for a complete solution you would need both and software to handle the protocol, radio, and audio.

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@...> wrote:

I'm interested in a PiDV but want to know if it's capable of modulating and demodulating the signals off of the packet port on a FM rig? I can't seem to find any documention on the device to answer the question.

Thank you,

Dave

KA2OQZ




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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   




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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: PiDV Connection to a FM Radio

Dave N2OA
 

Is that software available has to be the next question. 😄

Dave


On Dec 12, 2016, at 5:08 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

The PiDV and ThumbDV are serial devices for encoding and decoding audio to and from AMBE.  They do not connect to a radio or provide modulation or demodulation.

The UDRC can provide the modem to talk to a radio.  However, for a complete solution you would need both and software to handle the protocol, radio, and audio.

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@...> wrote:

I'm interested in a PiDV but want to know if it's capable of modulating and demodulating the signals off of the packet port on a FM rig? I can't seem to find any documention on the device to answer the question.

Thank you,

Dave

KA2OQZ




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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: PiDV Connection to a FM Radio

 

The PiDV and ThumbDV are serial devices for encoding and decoding audio to and from AMBE.  They do not connect to a radio or provide modulation or demodulation.

The UDRC can provide the modem to talk to a radio.  However, for a complete solution you would need both and software to handle the protocol, radio, and audio.

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Dave KA2OQZ <kdcarlso@...> wrote:

I'm interested in a PiDV but want to know if it's capable of modulating and demodulating the signals off of the packet port on a FM rig? I can't seem to find any documention on the device to answer the question.

Thank you,

Dave

KA2OQZ




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


PiDV Connection to a FM Radio

Dave N2OA
 

I'm interested in a PiDV but want to know if it's capable of modulating and demodulating the signals off of the packet port on a FM rig? I can't seem to find any documention on the device to answer the question.

Thank you,

Dave

KA2OQZ


ThumbDV on Sale Through December 25th

 

$20 off the regular price - visit:

http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/thumbdv/

A great stocking stuffer for your ham friends.


Re: ThumbDv and Windows 10

 

George,

This is probably a problem with WinDV, which is supported by DUTCH*Star -- NW Digital Radio manufactures the hardware, but software support comes from the authors.

You can pull down ThumbTest.exe from https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/files to test if your ThumbDV is communicating.  If it passes this test, then the issue is not with the ThumbDV.  

What you may wish to try is to remove all references to the DUTCH*Star software from the Windows Registry then reinstall.

John


ThumbDv and Windows 10

mi0ceo_geo@...
 

Hi all I am having a problem with the Dv Node for windows 1.5.8 preview3.

When I start it up in windows 10 it runs for about 5 seconds then stops. Windows then puts up the report "WinDv not responding" I have to close the programme with task manager. I have tried the compatibility mode to run WinDv but still it stops after about 5-10 seconds. I can still see the call signs changing but no sound from my system. When I try to close the programme it plays 5 or 6 dings then windows again puts up the report "WinDv not responding". I have reloaded Windows with nothing but WinDv but still this problem persists. HELP

Best George MI0CEO


Re: Thumbtest error

Andrew O'Brien
 

Gee, like the old days.  I remember some  old packet radio issues where the solution was "com 3 " rather than "3" after a Com prompt.  i will give that a try.  Thanks

Andy K3UK


Re: Thumbtest error

 

Hi Andy,

Make sure your ThumbDV is at COM3 (I am assuming that from the  3 you typed in), you can do this by observing Device Manager while plugging and unplugging.  Then try COM3 as the input rather than simply '3'.


On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:24 AM, Andrew O'Brien <andrewobrie@...> wrote:

Any ideas for solving an error that shows when executing the thumbtest.exe file ?

See attached screenshot .

Andy K3UK




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Thumbtest error

Andrew O'Brien
 

Any ideas for solving an error that shows when executing the thumbtest.exe file ?

See attached screenshot .

Andy K3UK


Re: DV3000 one of the first boards and Pi 3

 

Hi Ryan,

If the python script can read the device and you have installed the AMBEserver -- apply the instructions at


On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 4:46 PM, <kb8pmy@...> wrote:

So I have been running this on a raspberry pi one. That burned up a few weeks ago. I had to move the board to the pi 3. I have bluetooth turned off. It is raspbian headless. I can not get ambeserver to read the board on /dev/ttyAMA0. It says it can not find the start bit on the DV3K board. BUT the phyton script sends results back.




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DV3000 one of the first boards and Pi 3

kb8pmy@...
 

So I have been running this on a raspberry pi one. That burned up a few weeks ago. I had to move the board to the pi 3. I have bluetooth turned off. It is raspbian headless. I can not get ambeserver to read the board on /dev/ttyAMA0. It says it can not find the start bit on the DV3K board. BUT the phyton script sends results back.


Re: Pi3;ThumbDV and Baofeng..

 

John,

There should be a site or two online that has this information, as I'm aware of a few people that use the BF-888 UHF radio for AllStar Link node radios. I can look for them.and post the links when I find them.

Matthew Pitts
N8OHU

On October 14, 2016 6:38:28 PM EDT, John Hays <john@hays.org> wrote:
Hi Ian,

Cool experiment. DummyRepeater should be able to be keyed using a GPIO
line (I would have to dig through the code to see which one), in which
case
if you can detect squelch in the Baofeng and use it to key the GPIO
line,
you would have a basic COR operated system (better yet, if you could
find a
PL detect, use PL to key the PTT).



On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Ian <gm4upx@gb7jd.co.uk> wrote:

Thought I'd share this;

Now that my ThumbDV is up and running and I'm getting good audio
reports I
thought I would " experiment " with some Baofeng radios. ( I like
them
because you can tear them to bits and if they don't work afterwards,
it's
no big deal. ).

OK, I have had two QSO's using the Baofeng radios and it's a
testament of
the ThumbDV that the audio reports are good.

I'm running CompassLinux with ircDDBGateway and DummyRepeater via Pi3
and
my ThumbDV linked ( ethernet ) to a 4G router and one Baofeng linked
to a
PI3 USB port; the other is used for tx/rx, a basic analogue bridge
really.

So far I haven't figured out how to get the over air PTT to work; I
am
presently clicking on the transmit button in DummyRepeater; rx from
the
Internet works OK. I suppose that's not a bad thing at the moment as
anyone transmitting on " my " frequency could appear on a connected
reflector under my callsign.

This " receive only " setup could be used to give others with
analogue
radios an opportunity to experience D-Star before taking the plunge,
or you
could set up your own Hotspot with a ThumbDV and two cheap radios.

Regards,

Ian..


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Re: Pi3;ThumbDV and Baofeng..

Ian
 

Hello John,

I had a wire from pin 1 ( cos ) on the 8 legged chip in the 888 connected but it held the tx on, maybe I need to invert it ??  I think pin 3 on the Pi3 GPIO can be used as well. What really surprised me was the way the ThumbDV handled the audio from the Baofeng.  I'll start on the mark two model later..

Regards,

Ian..


Re: Pi3;ThumbDV and Baofeng..

 

Hi Ian,

Cool experiment.  DummyRepeater should be able to be keyed using a GPIO line (I would have to dig through the code to see which one), in which case if you can detect squelch in the Baofeng and use it to key the GPIO line, you would have a basic COR operated system (better yet, if you could find a PL detect, use PL to key the PTT).



On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Ian <gm4upx@...> wrote:

Thought I'd share this;

Now that my ThumbDV is up and running and I'm getting good audio reports I thought I would " experiment " with some Baofeng radios. ( I like them because you can tear them to bits and if they don't work afterwards, it's no big deal. ).

OK, I have had two QSO's using the Baofeng radios and it's a testament of the ThumbDV that the audio reports are good.

I'm running CompassLinux with ircDDBGateway and DummyRepeater via Pi3 and my ThumbDV linked ( ethernet ) to a 4G router and one Baofeng linked to a PI3 USB port; the other is used for tx/rx, a basic analogue bridge really.

So far I haven't figured out how to get the over air PTT to work; I am presently clicking on the transmit button in DummyRepeater; rx from the Internet works OK.  I suppose that's not a bad thing at the moment as anyone transmitting on " my " frequency could appear on a connected reflector under my callsign.

This " receive only " setup could be used to give others with analogue radios an opportunity to experience D-Star before taking the plunge, or you could set up your own Hotspot with a ThumbDV and two cheap radios.

Regards,

Ian..




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Pi3;ThumbDV and Baofeng..

Ian
 

Thought I'd share this;

Now that my ThumbDV is up and running and I'm getting good audio reports I thought I would " experiment " with some Baofeng radios. ( I like them because you can tear them to bits and if they don't work afterwards, it's no big deal. ).

OK, I have had two QSO's using the Baofeng radios and it's a testament of the ThumbDV that the audio reports are good.

I'm running CompassLinux with ircDDBGateway and DummyRepeater via Pi3 and my ThumbDV linked ( ethernet ) to a 4G router and one Baofeng linked to a PI3 USB port; the other is used for tx/rx, a basic analogue bridge really.

So far I haven't figured out how to get the over air PTT to work; I am presently clicking on the transmit button in DummyRepeater; rx from the Internet works OK.  I suppose that's not a bad thing at the moment as anyone transmitting on " my " frequency could appear on a connected reflector under my callsign.

This " receive only " setup could be used to give others with analogue radios an opportunity to experience D-Star before taking the plunge, or you could set up your own Hotspot with a ThumbDV and two cheap radios.

Regards,

Ian..


 

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