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Re: XCode-3006 usage for end users

Jeremiah Toth (Jay)
 

Ever wanted to run different ham digital applications at once, but had to pick and choose what audio stream/modes you were currently using, because you already had your current single channel device in use?

Once this device is released and AMBE server is updated (which, I think I saw something saying it already WAS updated) then you can monitor multiple modes or reflectors at once.  I plan (if it gets fully funded, fingers crossed) to do experimental work with AllstarLink and MMDVM, as well as perhaps have some DSTAR and DMR going at the same time.  I'm nothing but full of ideas of things to do, since this would allow me to do SIX different things at once without approximately $750 in multiple usb sticks connected to my computer...

KG4VGC

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 5:33 PM, Jeff Marden via Groups.Io <jmardensdl@...> wrote:
Hello John:

So, not really for end users yet; waiting for applicable software to be developed probably after the reflector phase of the overall development - understood.

Thanks,
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Jeff Marden/N1JCM


Re: XCode-3006 usage for end users

Jeff Marden
 

Hello John:

So, not really for end users yet; waiting for applicable software to be developed probably after the reflector phase of the overall development - understood.

Thanks,
--
Jeff Marden/N1JCM

Re: XCode-3006 usage for end users

 

There are support levels for people who just want to see the devices built for the reflectors.  (e.g. help the kickstarter meet the funding goal so that the build will happen.)

It is a question of software for end user applications -- there are developers who are interested in multi-stream transcoding, that may enhance their packages to support the XCode-3006

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Jeff Marden via Groups.Io <jmardensdl@...> wrote:
Hello all:

As an end-user, I'd like to better understand how this 6-channel USB device could be used by me (rather than being used by a reflector owner) before I sign-on to support the kickstarter project.

Are their ways that  an active Dstar => DMR end users could benefit from owning one of these devices?

Thanks,
--
Jeff Marden/N1JCM




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

XCode-3006 usage for end users

Jeff Marden
 

Hello all:

As an end-user, I'd like to better understand how this 6-channel USB device could be used by me (rather than being used by a reflector owner) before I sign-on to support the kickstarter project.

Are their ways that  an active Dstar => DMR end users could benefit from owning one of these devices?

Thanks,
--
Jeff Marden/N1JCM

Re: Radio PTT with BlueDV

 

Hi Dave,

It is working with the latest version. See video: https://youtu.be/G_YchY8Tcr8
I am using the RTS to control the PTT.

Greets,
    David PA7LIM

Re: Installing ambeserver on Odroid C1

 

Jhn,
thanks --- that worked

Don
WB5EKU


On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 1:51 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 1:20 PM, Donald Jacob <wb5eku@...> wrote:
Subject says it. I have installed Jessie on the C1 and looking for tips installing
ambeserver to use with at ThumbDV.
Thanks  -- Don WB5EKU




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Installing ambeserver on Odroid C1

 

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 1:20 PM, Donald Jacob <wb5eku@...> wrote:
Subject says it. I have installed Jessie on the C1 and looking for tips installing
ambeserver to use with at ThumbDV.
Thanks  -- Don WB5EKU




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Installing ambeserver on Odroid C1

 

Subject says it. I have installed Jessie on the C1 and looking for tips installing
ambeserver to use with at ThumbDV.
Thanks  -- Don WB5EKU

Radio PTT with BlueDV

David Joseph
 

I've got the latest BlueDV version running fine with the laptop PTT, audio etc.
 
I cannot get my radio PTT to key the app. I'm using the default settings (PTT button: CTS high)
 
Please advise.
 
 
Dave W1AMX

Re: 6 Channel USB AMBE Transcoder Kickstarter Has Started

Chris Andrist
 

Glad to hear Steve.

Off to order a board.

Regards,

Chris Andrist

On Dec 15, 2017, at 8:47 AM, Steve N4IRS <szingman@...> wrote:

Chris,
DVSwitch will release a replacement for AMBEServer to add support for the new Open Source board when it is available, along with other Vocoder hardware / software.

73, Steve N4IRS

Re: 6 Channel USB AMBE Transcoder Kickstarter Has Started

Steve N4IRS
 

Chris,
DVSwitch will release a replacement for AMBEServer to add support for the new Open Source board when it is available, along with other Vocoder hardware / software.

73, Steve N4IRS

Re: 6 Channel USB AMBE Transcoder Kickstarter Has Started

 

Chris,

What application are you using with AMBEserver?

The ambed server (an AMBE server) for the XLX system handles stream management for a multi-stream application.

I cannot say when other applications will adopt ambed, or if AMBEserver will be modified -- however, both server applications are fully open source for application developers to connect.

My caution is that this Kickstarter is only 30 days, and the XCode-3006 is dependent on reaching the funding level, Talk to your application developer and see what their plans are, but the only fully tested application to this point in is the XLX reflector combined with ambed.

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:46 PM, Chris Andrist <chris.andrist@...> wrote:
Is AMBEserver going to be updated to accommodate this device? If so, I will buy one.

I would love a 6 channel AMBEserver.

Regards,

Chris Andrist, KC7WSU
DMR-UTAH

On Dec 14, 2017, at 11:04 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

I am pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter for a 6 Channel USB AMBE device which is compatible with the XLX Reflector System.  The XLX system creates reflectors for the DCS, DExtra, and DPLUS systems and also supports integration with DMR.

To transcode AMBE+ (D-STAR) and AMBE+2 (DMR/YSF/dPMR/NXDN/P25-Phase 2/...) requires a hardware solution.  This can be accomplished using pairs of ThumbDVs or other USB based AMBE-3000 devices. 

Reflector systems may have multiple reflectors (A-Z) that require transcoding simultaneously, which requires multiple streams available and that is where the XCode-3006 comes to the rescue.

The folks behind the XLX system designed a board that can provide up to 6 streams on a single USB port and it is in operation now at XLX950 (XRF950/DCS950/...) which is using the board to cross connect with DMR.

NW Digital Radio is running a Kickstarter to fund an initial build of 50 of these units. 50 units is the minimum production run in order to keep costs down.

This is where you can help:

If you run a reflector, you can obtain a XCode-3006 via a pledge on the Kickstarter at one of two levels.

If you use a reflector, you can help the operator of that reflector by helping them obtain a XCode-3006 via the kickstarter.

If you just like the idea of a six channel AMBE transcoder, and want to help out, there are pledge levels for supporters like you.

This can only happen if we meet the funding goal set for the Kickstarter, and we only have 30 days to reach it.

Having this board available opens the opportunity for other projects such as:

Analog <--> DV Gateways (eg. Allstar, Echolink, ... to your favorite DV system)
DV --> Analog Streaming for online monitoring of DV systems
...

The link to the Kickstarter is:




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: 6 Channel USB AMBE Transcoder Kickstarter Has Started

Chris Andrist
 

Is AMBEserver going to be updated to accommodate this device? If so, I will buy one.

I would love a 6 channel AMBEserver.

Regards,

Chris Andrist, KC7WSU
DMR-UTAH

On Dec 14, 2017, at 11:04 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

I am pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter for a 6 Channel USB AMBE device which is compatible with the XLX Reflector System.  The XLX system creates reflectors for the DCS, DExtra, and DPLUS systems and also supports integration with DMR.

To transcode AMBE+ (D-STAR) and AMBE+2 (DMR/YSF/dPMR/NXDN/P25-Phase 2/...) requires a hardware solution.  This can be accomplished using pairs of ThumbDVs or other USB based AMBE-3000 devices. 

Reflector systems may have multiple reflectors (A-Z) that require transcoding simultaneously, which requires multiple streams available and that is where the XCode-3006 comes to the rescue.

The folks behind the XLX system designed a board that can provide up to 6 streams on a single USB port and it is in operation now at XLX950 (XRF950/DCS950/...) which is using the board to cross connect with DMR.

NW Digital Radio is running a Kickstarter to fund an initial build of 50 of these units. 50 units is the minimum production run in order to keep costs down.

This is where you can help:

If you run a reflector, you can obtain a XCode-3006 via a pledge on the Kickstarter at one of two levels.

If you use a reflector, you can help the operator of that reflector by helping them obtain a XCode-3006 via the kickstarter.

If you just like the idea of a six channel AMBE transcoder, and want to help out, there are pledge levels for supporters like you.

This can only happen if we meet the funding goal set for the Kickstarter, and we only have 30 days to reach it.

Having this board available opens the opportunity for other projects such as:

Analog <--> DV Gateways (eg. Allstar, Echolink, ... to your favorite DV system)
DV --> Analog Streaming for online monitoring of DV systems
...

The link to the Kickstarter is:

6 Channel USB AMBE Transcoder Kickstarter Has Started

 

I am pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter for a 6 Channel USB AMBE device which is compatible with the XLX Reflector System.  The XLX system creates reflectors for the DCS, DExtra, and DPLUS systems and also supports integration with DMR.

To transcode AMBE+ (D-STAR) and AMBE+2 (DMR/YSF/dPMR/NXDN/P25-Phase 2/...) requires a hardware solution.  This can be accomplished using pairs of ThumbDVs or other USB based AMBE-3000 devices. 

Reflector systems may have multiple reflectors (A-Z) that require transcoding simultaneously, which requires multiple streams available and that is where the XCode-3006 comes to the rescue.

The folks behind the XLX system designed a board that can provide up to 6 streams on a single USB port and it is in operation now at XLX950 (XRF950/DCS950/...) which is using the board to cross connect with DMR.

NW Digital Radio is running a Kickstarter to fund an initial build of 50 of these units. 50 units is the minimum production run in order to keep costs down.

This is where you can help:

If you run a reflector, you can obtain a XCode-3006 via a pledge on the Kickstarter at one of two levels.

If you use a reflector, you can help the operator of that reflector by helping them obtain a XCode-3006 via the kickstarter.

If you just like the idea of a six channel AMBE transcoder, and want to help out, there are pledge levels for supporters like you.

This can only happen if we meet the funding goal set for the Kickstarter, and we only have 30 days to reach it.

Having this board available opens the opportunity for other projects such as:

Analog <--> DV Gateways (eg. Allstar, Echolink, ... to your favorite DV system)
DV --> Analog Streaming for online monitoring of DV systems
...

The link to the Kickstarter is:

Newbie needs info on getting on d-star

Larry Herzog Jr. <herzog@...>
 

Passed the Tech license exam.  Received my call sign today (KD9JVM).  I own a ThumbDV and have the BlueDV software installed on my laptop.  I have identified the corresponding com port for the ThumbDV (that is currently plugged into said laptop).

That all being said...is there a howto on what I need to do?  (register with d-star?  configuration for the software?  etc?)  I am completely clueless at this point!  :(

--
Larry Herzog Jr.
herzog [at] uhhh [dot] org

Re: Pre BETA version of BlueDV AMBE OTG

kyle@...
 
Edited

This adapter seems to do the trick for me:
https://www.amazon.com/USB-Type-HDMI-Adapter-ChromeBook/dp/B06Y443BQH/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513110472&sr=8-1&keywords=piaek+fast
(note: ONLY the one that claims "fast charging" in the description) It does not actually "fast charge" but it does charge my Samsung S8 while powering an external hard disk - providing I connect a charger with enough current to spin that hard disk.
The only issue is they don't seem to make one for micro-USB.

I'm a little unclear on the design of OTG. When I connect a device to my Samsung, I get the following options:
- Transfer media files
- Transfer images (only use this if the above selection doesn't work)
- Connect a MIDI device
- Charge this phone
- Charge the connected device

So, the OS is trying to figure out what to do. However, those choices only seem to apply when no external power in the mix.
When external power is supplied (via the extra USB-C port on that adapter), it doesn't matter which option I choose. I can access the USB-connected device while power is supplied to BOTH the USB-connected device and the phone. This thing looks just like the Apple USB-C to Digital AV adapter but it does not act the same. This one actually does what I want - in my case, play videos over HDMI and/or access USB storage devices WHILE charging my phone.

I don't know how much current this external hard drive requires, but I'll bet it's more than a ThumbDV. I wish I had a ThumbDV to test with.
I've been holding off buying one in hopes that this specific application comes to fruition (i.e., connect ThumbDV to my phone and communicate over D-Star/DMR using only the microphone and speaker on my phone / without a digital radio).

Looks like it's time to jump in - if only it weren't so close to Christmas. I guess it'll be after the 1st of the year before I can buy a ThumbDV now.

Re: Pre BETA version of BlueDV AMBE OTG

 

Even when I use a wireless charger and then connect my ThumbDV, the android device stops charging.

Looks like OTG can only sent power to an end device like ThumbDV and can not receive power while OTG device is connected.

Greets and 73,

David PA7LIM

Op 12/12/2017 om 02:04 schreef John D Hays - K7VE:

I have done several searches, and in general many OTG implementations cannot do charge and data transfer simultaneously.

However, if you are powering peripherals off a cable splitter, then the Android devices should run their normal battery life for specific programs.

I would love it if someone can show otherwise (and what devices they have found will do both).

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:33 PM, <kyle@...> wrote:
If your compilation of phones/cables will include failures, I can confirm that the Apple "USB-C to Digital AV" adapter (which includes an extra USB-A port - and costs $70) does NOT, under any circumatance, allow charging of a Samsumg S8.



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Pre BETA version of BlueDV AMBE OTG

 

I have done several searches, and in general many OTG implementations cannot do charge and data transfer simultaneously.

However, if you are powering peripherals off a cable splitter, then the Android devices should run their normal battery life for specific programs.

I would love it if someone can show otherwise (and what devices they have found will do both).

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 4:33 PM, <kyle@...> wrote:
If your compilation of phones/cables will include failures, I can confirm that the Apple "USB-C to Digital AV" adapter (which includes an extra USB-A port - and costs $70) does NOT, under any circumatance, allow charging of a Samsumg S8.




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

Re: OTG charging issue

kyle@...
 

I posted this under another topic but it seemed relevant here as well...
The Apple USB-C to Digital AV adapter will NOT charge a Samsumg S8.

Just thinking out loud...I'll bet I can keep my Samsung phone charged wirelessly as long as the adapter cable can supply enough power for the ThumbDV.

Re: Pre BETA version of BlueDV AMBE OTG

kyle@...
 

If your compilation of phones/cables will include failures, I can confirm that the Apple "USB-C to Digital AV" adapter (which includes an extra USB-A port - and costs $70) does NOT, under any circumatance, allow charging of a Samsumg S8.