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Re: Converting the PIDV to USB #pidv

Dan Porter (AI2M)
 

I would be interested.

Dan - AI2M

On 17 Jan 2019, at 14:24, John D Hays - K7VE wrote:

We have thought about offering a trade-in program for a PiDV toward a ThumbDV.

It would probably be along the lines of order a ThumbDV  and we credit you a $TBD rebate upon receipt of your PiDV within 30 days.

Who would be interested in such an offer?

Re: Converting the PIDV to USB #pidv

VE3MIC
 

John, please count me in(if shipping the DV3000 is economical from up here)... I had big ideas about salvaging that AMBE chip and reusing it. 
73 de Mike


On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM, John D Hays - K7VE
<john@...> wrote:

We have thought about offering a trade-in program for a PiDV toward a ThumbDV.

It would probably be along the lines of order a ThumbDV  and we credit you a $TBD rebate upon receipt of your PiDV within 30 days.

Who would be interested in such an offer?

Re: Converting the PIDV to USB #pidv

 

We have thought about offering a trade-in program for a PiDV toward a ThumbDV.

It would probably be along the lines of order a ThumbDV  and we credit you a $TBD rebate upon receipt of your PiDV within 30 days.

Who would be interested in such an offer?

Converting the PIDV to USB #pidv

Flavio VE2ZFP
 

I've uploaded an image to the group showing how to convert the PiDV to USB.
 It allows you the use it on either Raspberry Pi or Windows computers using the USB port instead of
the header on the RPI.

73 de VE2ZFP

PIDV USB convertion #pidv

Flavio VE2ZFP
 

People have been asking for the this.
If you like to post it.
 
73
 
Flavio VE2ZFP
 
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Re: ThumbDV / ambed / AMBEServer reliability on Raspberry Pi 2 ?

 

This is part of the reason on the DRAWS™ board we provide a 12VDC buck converter to power the Pi without lead loss.

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 9:35 AM Eric Osterberg <ejosterberg@...> wrote:
I would second that comment about power supplies. Nearly every problem (rare) I've ever had with my many Pi computers can be boiled down to weak power supply or the USB cable that feeds power... Keep cables in mind. All my problems in the past 24 months have been cable related. Even 12" long cables I have used in the past have become the 'power limiting' defect. These same cables still test and work for many things, just not power. New trusted, well made, large gauge cables have fixed my issues.

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Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: ThumbDV / ambed / AMBEServer reliability on Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Eric Osterberg
 

I would second that comment about power supplies. Nearly every problem (rare) I've ever had with my many Pi computers can be boiled down to weak power supply or the USB cable that feeds power... Keep cables in mind. All my problems in the past 24 months have been cable related. Even 12" long cables I have used in the past have become the 'power limiting' defect. These same cables still test and work for many things, just not power. New trusted, well made, large gauge cables have fixed my issues.

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 11:10 AM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
The XLX folks do not recommend the Raspberry Pi for ambed.

As far as Raspberry Pi in general, many of these issues are power supply related, both voltage (there is a drop through many leads and current output.   I would review my power supply first.



On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 12:05 AM Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI) <t.ottavi@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm running twi different setups :
- ambed with two ThumbDVs on a Raspberry Pi 2 (for XLX)
- AMBEserver with one ThumbDV on another Raspberry Pi 2 (for DVSwitch Analog_Bridge)
Both seem to malfunction after a while : scrambled audio, no audio at all, timeout errors in the logs, etc... Rebooting the RPi solves the problem, but the problem may appear again  later.

All the machines (XLX server, Analog_bridge, and the two RPIs) are in the same data center, and on the same VLAN. So, this is not a network latency problem, nor a port opening issue. Also, power supplies are "official" Raspberry Pi ones.

Did someone already encounter such issues with RPi 2 ? As USB problems are frequent topics in the RPi world, I'm thinking about connecting ThumbDVs through powered USB hubs. Any other ideas ?

Thank you in advance. 73 de TK1BI




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: ThumbDV / ambed / AMBEServer reliability on Raspberry Pi 2 ?

 

The XLX folks do not recommend the Raspberry Pi for ambed.

As far as Raspberry Pi in general, many of these issues are power supply related, both voltage (there is a drop through many leads and current output.   I would review my power supply first.



On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 12:05 AM Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI) <t.ottavi@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm running twi different setups :
- ambed with two ThumbDVs on a Raspberry Pi 2 (for XLX)
- AMBEserver with one ThumbDV on another Raspberry Pi 2 (for DVSwitch Analog_Bridge)
Both seem to malfunction after a while : scrambled audio, no audio at all, timeout errors in the logs, etc... Rebooting the RPi solves the problem, but the problem may appear again  later.

All the machines (XLX server, Analog_bridge, and the two RPIs) are in the same data center, and on the same VLAN. So, this is not a network latency problem, nor a port opening issue. Also, power supplies are "official" Raspberry Pi ones.

Did someone already encounter such issues with RPi 2 ? As USB problems are frequent topics in the RPi world, I'm thinking about connecting ThumbDVs through powered USB hubs. Any other ideas ?

Thank you in advance. 73 de TK1BI




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: ThumbDV / ambed / AMBEServer reliability on Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Kenny Richards
 

Santu,

As another data point, I've had AMBEServer running on a Raspberry Pi 2 for months at a time without any issues. I typically only have a single instance of Buster (Mac client) connected and it is running all the time since I use it to monitor my DSTAR repeater.

73,
Kenny, KU7M

ThumbDV / ambed / AMBEServer reliability on Raspberry Pi 2 ?

Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI)
 

Hi all,

I'm running twi different setups :
- ambed with two ThumbDVs on a Raspberry Pi 2 (for XLX)
- AMBEserver with one ThumbDV on another Raspberry Pi 2 (for DVSwitch Analog_Bridge)
Both seem to malfunction after a while : scrambled audio, no audio at all, timeout errors in the logs, etc... Rebooting the RPi solves the problem, but the problem may appear again  later.

All the machines (XLX server, Analog_bridge, and the two RPIs) are in the same data center, and on the same VLAN. So, this is not a network latency problem, nor a port opening issue. Also, power supplies are "official" Raspberry Pi ones.

Did someone already encounter such issues with RPi 2 ? As USB problems are frequent topics in the RPi world, I'm thinking about connecting ThumbDVs through powered USB hubs. Any other ideas ?

Thank you in advance. 73 de TK1BI


Re: Audio receive problem with AMBE 3000 Stick on WIN10 Laptop

Bill - KI7BZ
 

dont forget to pull up windows device manager, find the thumbdrive under ports, then right click and update driver. this was a "gotcha" that happened to me. the win10 box recognized the thumbDV but it wouldn't work right until i updated the driver.

Re: Monitoring AMBESERVER traffic

Tom Corcoran
 

Tnx John. I appreciate the speedy response. 

Tom VE3NY 

Re: AmateurLogic.tv segment

Brent LeFevre
 

Blue DV does not support tx on FUSION, is that suggested sw that will support all of the modes?

73 Dr W4CHF

On Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 12:40 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@... wrote:

AmateurLogic.tv segment

 

Re: Monitoring AMBESERVER traffic

 

Not really.  If you wanted to monitor debug output for activity you can use the -x flag to the ambeserver.

AMBEserver is really a stateless daemon, it doesn't track who/what is sending it traffic and there is no session information to know that a user is accessing it.

On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 8:29 AM Michael KD5DFB <mhebert1975@...> wrote:
Good Question! I would like to know too. 

On top of Tom's question, does it create a log file ? If so, where? 


On Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 10:26 <tcorcoran@... wrote:
Is there a terminal command to monitor traffic on the RPi/COMPASS AMBEserver? My server is accessible by a few friends and I’d like to know when the server is being used. 

Tnx .... Tom VE3NY 



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: Monitoring AMBESERVER traffic

Michael KD5DFB
 

Good Question! I would like to know too. 

On top of Tom's question, does it create a log file ? If so, where? 


On Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 10:26 <tcorcoran@... wrote:
Is there a terminal command to monitor traffic on the RPi/COMPASS AMBEserver? My server is accessible by a few friends and I’d like to know when the server is being used. 

Tnx .... Tom VE3NY 

Monitoring AMBESERVER traffic

Tom Corcoran
 

Is there a terminal command to monitor traffic on the RPi/COMPASS AMBEserver? My server is accessible by a few friends and I’d like to know when the server is being used. 

Tnx .... Tom VE3NY 

Re: Audio receive problem with AMBE 3000 Stick on WIN10 Laptop

Karl-Aug. Eichhorn <dr.eichhorn@...>
 

Hi John,
thanks for your quick reply.
With your first question you are hitting the spot: it's a 3rd party AMBE. And last night in our 80m daily qso party somebody told me about  the difference between 3000R and 3000F :-)
And after more hours of frustration I found out that my AMBE 3000F is now working fine with an older version of BlueDV ;-)

Thanks for the help and it's your fault that I ordered just now this nice Eversame-Multimeter-Chargers-Capacity-Banks for a few Euros :-)

vy 73 Charly (DK3ZL / AD8AS)

 

Re: Audio receive problem with AMBE 3000 Stick on WIN10 Laptop

 

Hi Charly,

Is this a ThumbDV™ or a 3rd party AMBE 3000 device?  They all function similarly, but NW Digital Radio manufactures and supports the ThumbDV™ exclusively.

It sounds like your AMBE is fine.  The USB ThumbDV™ appears simply as a FTDI USB serial port.  The interchange is encoded PCM digital audio and AMBE encoded data between the ThumbDV™ and the computer.  Programs such as BlueDV or Buster access the ThumbDV™ serially and exchange data packets with the AMBE 3000 chip.

All audio processing and routing, as well as radio protocols (D-STAR, DMR, ...) and network connections are handled in the program you use to access the ThumbDV™.  Assistance with PC specific and program configuration will require someone familiar with your particular setup.

USB 3 should be compatible.  One thing to be aware of is both the voltage and current supplied by the laptop USB interfaces -- sometimes testing with a powered USB hub can pinpoint if that is the issue.  For testing, I keep something similar to this in my shack -- https://www.amazon.com/Eversame-Multimeter-Chargers-Capacity-Banks-Black/dp/B01D9Y6ZFW

Perhaps if you provide the ACER model number someone else on the list has direct experience.


Audio receive problem with AMBE 3000 Stick on WIN10 Laptop

Karl-Aug. Eichhorn <dr.eichhorn@...>
 

Hello, I'm new on DStar and I try to get an AMBE 3000 stick working on my new Win10 ACER Laptop. My problem is: on the ACER I can't hear any thing in the speaker or my Sennheiser headset. The headset itself works fine with music and I have a good modulation while transmitting. But no RX audio? The AMBE 3000 works excellent at my WIN10 pc for amateur radio. No audio issues at all there. The only difference I found out is: the PC uses "Realtek High Definition Audio" drivers AND the Laptop "Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)" drivers mentioned in the device manager. A second difference is: with the normal PC I use USB 2 slot and with the ACER laptop I got only USB 3 slots.
Anybody any clue to solve this mystery for me which gives me hours of frustration :-) at the latop.

vy 73 Charly (DK3ZL / AD8AS)