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Re: Ambe3000 dongle

 

Open a command line and execute thumbtest.exe on it. 


On Mon, Jan 27, 2020, 14:02 <pikam@...> wrote:

Hi David, Not sure of the version of AMBE3000 that I have. Have tried both baud rates. Thumb Test.exe screen disappears before I can read the results! Very  strange.

 

 

Peter Moore ZL2HM

 

 

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of David PA7LIM
Sent: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:43 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

Do you have an older version of the ThumbDV or a new one?

Keep in mind that the old versions use baudrate 230400 and the new ones 460800

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of pikam via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 27 January 2020 22:37
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

After installing the VCP as recommended Blue DV still does not recognise the AMBE3000 dongle. Com port numbers match and other details are set up as required.  Any other ideas?

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kenny Richards
Sent: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 9:45 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

I believe for most applications, you will need the VCP (virtual comm port) drivers.

https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

You'll need to pick the appropriate driver set, based on whether you are using a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.

73,
Kenny, KU7M


Re: Ambe3000 dongle

pikam@...
 

Hi David, Not sure of the version of AMBE3000 that I have. Have tried both baud rates. Thumb Test.exe screen disappears before I can read the results! Very  strange.

 

 

Peter Moore ZL2HM

 

 

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of David PA7LIM
Sent: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 10:43 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

Do you have an older version of the ThumbDV or a new one?

Keep in mind that the old versions use baudrate 230400 and the new ones 460800

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of pikam via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 27 January 2020 22:37
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

After installing the VCP as recommended Blue DV still does not recognise the AMBE3000 dongle. Com port numbers match and other details are set up as required.  Any other ideas?

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kenny Richards
Sent: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 9:45 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

I believe for most applications, you will need the VCP (virtual comm port) drivers.

https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

You'll need to pick the appropriate driver set, based on whether you are using a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.

73,
Kenny, KU7M


Re: Ambe3000 dongle

 

Do you have an older version of the ThumbDV or a new one?

Keep in mind that the old versions use baudrate 230400 and the new ones 460800

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of pikam via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 27 January 2020 22:37
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

After installing the VCP as recommended Blue DV still does not recognise the AMBE3000 dongle. Com port numbers match and other details are set up as required.  Any other ideas?

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kenny Richards
Sent: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 9:45 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

I believe for most applications, you will need the VCP (virtual comm port) drivers.

https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

You'll need to pick the appropriate driver set, based on whether you are using a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.

73,
Kenny, KU7M


Re: Ambe3000 dongle

pikam@...
 

After installing the VCP as recommended Blue DV still does not recognise the AMBE3000 dongle. Com port numbers match and other details are set up as required.  Any other ideas?

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kenny Richards
Sent: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 9:45 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

I believe for most applications, you will need the VCP (virtual comm port) drivers.

https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

You'll need to pick the appropriate driver set, based on whether you are using a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.

73,
Kenny, KU7M


Re: Ambe3000 dongle

Kenny Richards
 

I believe for most applications, you will need the VCP (virtual comm port) drivers.

https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

You'll need to pick the appropriate driver set, based on whether you are using a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows.

73,
Kenny, KU7M


Re: Ambe3000 dongle

pikam@...
 

I am still a little confused, There is quite a range of drivers on that website, which one do I need??

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bryan Hoyer
Sent: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 5:24 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] Ambe3000 dongle

 

If by “it” you’re referring to the ThumbDV then yes you need the FTDI Driver.

 

 

Cheers,

Bryan K7UDR


Re: Ambe3000 dongle

 

If by “it” you’re referring to the ThumbDV then yes you need the FTDI Driver.


Cheers,
Bryan K7UDR


Ambe3000 dongle

pikam@...
 

It was working well on Windows 7 but won’t work on Windows 10, Does it need a new driver for Win10??

 

Nga mihi

 

Peter Moore

13 Ruataniwha Street

Waipawa 4210

068577340

 


Re: Ambeserver

Patrick Perdue
 

Correct. ambed from XLX isn't compatible with AMBEserver's protocol. For XLX, I use a separate box with two AMBE chips. I tried running multiple ThumbDV's on a Pi with an instance of AMBEserver for each. It didn't work without a USB hub with it's own power supply. I eventually just went back to hosting one ThumbDV per Pi on two Pi boards in two different locations, one to serve as a backup for my Allstar/DMR bridge, and misc access to other modes when that isn't in use.



On 1/26/2020 12:14 PM, Russell, KV4S wrote:
I'm not sure myself. I only have 1 chip.
I've been told amabe server can only handle 1 chip. 

For xlx transcoding I've been told you install ambed and then the pi can have multiple chips but then it's not working for apps like DVSwitch and blue DV.

On Sun, Jan 26, 2020, 10:26 AM Nomis Bayan Jr. <nolyn78@...> wrote:
I followed the instruction fro installing the ambeserver on a Raspebbery Pi and ThumbDV (Installing AMBEserver on a Raspberry Pi and ThumbDV™). The sever is working fine. But When I added another thumbdv with different port, if the other thumbdv is currently being use and I I try to connect to the 2nd thumbdv, it will not connect. Before it was working fine and both thumbdvs are working at the same time with different port same IP address. Not sure why now the 2nd thumbdv will not connect. Verified the status of the thumbdv and both are active. Any advice.


Re: Ambeserver

 

I'm not sure myself. I only have 1 chip.
I've been told amabe server can only handle 1 chip. 

For xlx transcoding I've been told you install ambed and then the pi can have multiple chips but then it's not working for apps like DVSwitch and blue DV.

On Sun, Jan 26, 2020, 10:26 AM Nomis Bayan Jr. <nolyn78@...> wrote:
I followed the instruction fro installing the ambeserver on a Raspebbery Pi and ThumbDV (Installing AMBEserver on a Raspberry Pi and ThumbDV™). The sever is working fine. But When I added another thumbdv with different port, if the other thumbdv is currently being use and I I try to connect to the 2nd thumbdv, it will not connect. Before it was working fine and both thumbdvs are working at the same time with different port same IP address. Not sure why now the 2nd thumbdv will not connect. Verified the status of the thumbdv and both are active. Any advice.


Ambeserver

Nomis Bayan Jr.
 

I followed the instruction fro installing the ambeserver on a Raspebbery Pi and ThumbDV (Installing AMBEserver on a Raspberry Pi and ThumbDV™). The sever is working fine. But When I added another thumbdv with different port, if the other thumbdv is currently being use and I I try to connect to the 2nd thumbdv, it will not connect. Before it was working fine and both thumbdvs are working at the same time with different port same IP address. Not sure why now the 2nd thumbdv will not connect. Verified the status of the thumbdv and both are active. Any advice.


#thumbdv Thumbdv suddenly stopped working #thumbdv

Ryan Matthew Headley
 

I have used two thunbvs in my the ambed server for xlxd for about six months now.  Everything has worked wonderfully.

I rebooted the system running everything this morning, I when I went to start the ambed server, this was the output:

---------------------------------------------------------
ryan@ryan:/ambed$ Starting AMBEd 1.3.4

Initializing vocodecs:
Detected 2 USB-FTDI devices

Description : ThumbDV    Serial : DN059GTP
Description : FT232EX    Serial :
Codec interfaces initialized successfully : 0 channels available

Initializing controller

AMBEd started and listening on 127.0.0.1
-------------------------------------------------------

It looks to me as though the firmware on was on the thumbdvs is corrupted somehow.  Is this fixable?


Re: AMBE 3000 dongle not recognized by BlueDV

 

Did you make sure that BlueDV and your Dongle are both on the same baud rate?

WB5EKU

On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 9:43 PM <pikam@...> wrote:

AMBE dongle is not seen by BlueDV. All I see is a flashing green light for about a second on the dongle then nothing happens, BlueDV screen shows no recognized hardware. HELP

 

Using Windows 10 and two versions of BlueDV software 9475 and 9570.

 

Was OK with Windows 7

 

Com ports are set correctly

 

Nga mihi

 

Peter Moore

13 Ruataniwha Street

Waipawa 4210

068577340

 


AMBE 3000 dongle not recognized by BlueDV

pikam@...
 

AMBE dongle is not seen by BlueDV. All I see is a flashing green light for about a second on the dongle then nothing happens, BlueDV screen shows no recognized hardware. HELP

 

Using Windows 10 and two versions of BlueDV software 9475 and 9570.

 

Was OK with Windows 7

 

Com ports are set correctly

 

Nga mihi

 

Peter Moore

13 Ruataniwha Street

Waipawa 4210

068577340

 


Re: error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

David Dennis
 

Just a heads up for anyone upgrading to the latest version of BlueDv.     Upon installing the upgrade BlueDV appeared to be working well.  The only problem was I had no audio.    I fought this for a couple of days before getting it resolved.   Here is what finally worked….

 

Originally my system had the default audio driver which Win10 installed when I did the upgrade to Win10.   That has always worked until this last install of BlueDV.   After screwing around with a lot of things I finally went to the ASUS downloads section, ( maker of my motherboard ) and I downloaded the audio driver for my specific motherboard for Win10.   Installing that fixed it!

 

Honestly I have my doubts the driver was the problem.   I think the act of installing a new driver reset something in my system that was keeping it from working.   I only post this in case someone else has the same issue maybe this will save them some time troubleshooting.

 

Regards,

David

N5BOC

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of David PA7LIM
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2019 10:56 AM
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ambe] error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

 

Upgrade to the latest version 9570 and select an YSF reflector in the setup. Then save.

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Merle Watts via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:58
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

 

I have a thumbdv and BlueDV for windows.
About 2 yrs ago I was in Asia using DMR.  and everything was working fine.  I updated BlueDV on my laptop and I could no longer get the settings to save.

I get an error that says "Object reference not set to an instance of an object".

After returning to the US I started getting the same error on my desktop.

Any ideas?  It's been 2 yrs now and it still doesn't work on either the laptop or the desktop.  Both have windows 10.


Re: error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

 

David is the author and authority, please follow his direction on BlueDV.

On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 8:56 AM David PA7LIM <info@...> wrote:

Upgrade to the latest version 9570 and select an YSF reflector in the setup. Then save.

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Merle Watts via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:58
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

 

I have a thumbdv and BlueDV for windows.
About 2 yrs ago I was in Asia using DMR.  and everything was working fine.  I updated BlueDV on my laptop and I could no longer get the settings to save.

I get an error that says "Object reference not set to an instance of an object".

After returning to the US I started getting the same error on my desktop.

Any ideas?  It's been 2 yrs now and it still doesn't work on either the laptop or the desktop.  Both have windows 10.



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

Ludovic Ludo
 

You have not the last version i suppose.
So update it.

Best regards,
Ludovic - F5PBG


Re: error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

if.only@...
 

Hi, I too had this problem, on Windows 10 I got the PC to use a suitable mode which turned out to be Windows 8 for that particular prog. and it worked fine then.
Hope that helps.

M3VWU


Re: error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

 

Upgrade to the latest version 9570 and select an YSF reflector in the setup. Then save.

 

 

Greets and 73,

    David PA7LIM

 

From: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Merle Watts via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:58
To: ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [ambe] error when saving setup #bluedv #thumbdv

 

I have a thumbdv and BlueDV for windows.
About 2 yrs ago I was in Asia using DMR.  and everything was working fine.  I updated BlueDV on my laptop and I could no longer get the settings to save.

I get an error that says "Object reference not set to an instance of an object".

After returning to the US I started getting the same error on my desktop.

Any ideas?  It's been 2 yrs now and it still doesn't work on either the laptop or the desktop.  Both have windows 10.


Cannot make to connection to Brandmeister network

Frank Mayer
 
Edited

Is there anyway to eliminate this message at the start up of the program? “Cannot make connection to Brandmeister network “. I get it about 50% of the time or more when I start up.  All I have to do is click ok and the program runs with no issues.  I'm using the latest software. 
Frank, W2SDR