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Re: PI3 and DV3000U

Ian
 

Problem solved; I have an error with my ThumbDV.  I tried WinDV - it didn't recognise my ThumbDV; I tried Buster - it didn't recognise my ThumbDV; I have contacted my supplier.

Thanks for the pointers and info, I'll be up and running shortly.

Regards,

Ian..



Re: Newbie needs some pointers

Thomas Edmonson
 

Thanks John..

I was thinking that I needed some type of sound card. I hadn’t thought of splitting dummy repeater from the gateway.


Thanks again.

On Sep 14, 2016, at 10:29 PM, John Hays <john@...> wrote:

Tom,

It took a minute to figure out what you were trying to do.  There is no 2-way soundcard on the Raspberry Pi, unless you add one, e.g. a USB headset or sound FOB.

If you are coming in from another computer, your better choice is to install DummyRepeater on your Windows box or Buster on your Mac, and access the AMBEserver over the network. (No VNC necessary -- if you are going to connect for a disply, you might want to use xrdp with Remote Desktop).

Buster doesn't require ircddb on the Mac, just point it at your Raspberry Pi with AMBEserver running (DV3000 network) https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/wiki/AMBEserver-Addendum#Buster-for-MacOS

On Windows, put it at the AMBEserver (DV3000 Network) and point it the Raspberry Pi for ircddbgateway. https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/wiki/AMBEserver-Addendum#DummyRepeater-for-Windows-or-Linux  


BTW, I will at DCC the next few days, so availability for support will be at a minimum.

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 6:23 PM,  <tom@...> wrote:

I'm in the process of setting up the following and I needs some gaps in my understanding filled.


Here's the high level view:


1.    I have a Raspberry PI 3 with a DV3000.

2.    I loaded the following software:

        A. Compass

        B. IRCDDBGATEWAY

        C. Dummyrepeater

   What I want to do is to be able to VNC into my Raspberry with another PC or MAC and then using the remote device

enter the Dstar network. The Gateway seems to be functioning at some level. I see:

IRCDB = connected 

D-PRS= active

Repeater 1 = AG5GY  B Not Linked

Everything seems to be ok until I try to configure Dummy Repeater. When I try to configure it I only get "NONE" as a choice 

under the sound-card field.  It then won't let me save the config items I did change because the sound-card is not set

Any suggestions?






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Nother Newbie needs some help with set up of DV3000 to windows 10

WB5NOQ-Bruce <wb5noq@...>
 

Purchased the Thumb-DV and trying to figure if it will work with Win 10.

Starting from scratch, and need some help!


Bruce

WB5NOQ


Re: Nother Newbie needs some help with set up of DV3000 to windows 10

 

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:52 PM, WB5NOQ-Bruce <wb5noq@...> wrote:

Purchased the Thumb-DV and trying to figure if it will work with Win 10.

Starting from scratch, and need some help!


Bruce

WB5NOQ



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Re: Nother Newbie needs some help with set up of DV3000 to windows 10

Bruce Love <wb5noq@...>
 

OK, John, will check it out!...Thanks

Bruce 
WB5NOQ



On Sep 27, 2016, at 5:22 PM, John Hays <john@...> wrote:

It does run on Win 10 

Start here http://nwdigitalradio.com/thumbdv-and-dv3000-resource-page/

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:52 PM, WB5NOQ-Bruce <wb5noq@...> wrote:

Purchased the Thumb-DV and trying to figure if it will work with Win 10.

Starting from scratch, and need some help!


Bruce

WB5NOQ




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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: PI3 and DV3000U

Ian
 

Hello,

I am pleased to report I am now up and running with CompassLinux ( GUI version ) and ThumbDV on the RP13.  Thanks for the help and suggestions.

My next move will be to CompassLinux ( no GUI ) and connect to a URI .

Regards,

Ian..


Re: PI3 and DV3000U

 

Glad to hear. Have you looked at the UDRC in lieu of the URI?


On Oct 11, 2016 08:46, "Ian" <gm4upx@...> wrote:

Hello,

I am pleased to report I am now up and running with CompassLinux ( GUI version ) and ThumbDV on the RP13.  Thanks for the help and suggestions.

My next move will be to CompassLinux ( no GUI ) and connect to a URI .

Regards,

Ian..


Re: PI3 and DV3000U

Ian
 

Yes I have; for my Direwolf " project ".  I currently have Direwolf running on a BBB and am looking to move that to a Pi and " speed up " from 1k2 to 9k6; I have a spare URIx, hence the reason for using it.

Regards,

Ian..



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..


 


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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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


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..

 

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> 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@...> 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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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: 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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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


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: 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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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


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


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: 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


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