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Re: ThumbDV and Buster on OS X

Luke.evans@...
 

Thanks everyone for the responses.

Yes, it's macOS and Buster. 

I've checked out the issues page, and this catches my eye:

Sorry Bryan - I get it now.

The early ThumbDV has a HARDware issue - so it is just a case of put up with it or get a new revision ThumbDV, I guess? I assume this cannot be fixed in software. It's no great shakes...

Thanks for your assistance.

That doesn't bode well, as I'm pretty sure I have a very early ThumbDV.

However, I can say for sure that I have unplugged and reinserted the ThumbDV, which is the suggested workaround for the "hardware issue" that is blamed for the connection to the device being broken when a machine sleeps.  In my case, I can't get the software to connect to the device on the *first* occasion.

I did wonder whether new tighter sandboxing (security) restrictions for App Store Mac apps might have left the app unable to negotiate the rights to connect directly to hardware with the OS.  However, I think I see other people able to use the device with macOS High Sierra, which probably disproves that theory.  

I have also tried setting both available serial speeds, with no luck (I assume there's an attempt to reconnect to the device when the speed is changed - though there's no visible confirmation that the new speed is active).  In any case, I've also tried unplugging and reconnecting the hardware with each speed selected. 


Re: ThumbDV and Buster on OS X

 

If you are talking about MacOS and Buster -- check https://github.com/mcdermj/buster/issues

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 2:26 PM, Lou Fisher <bhu1954@...> wrote:
Good luck I bought the thumbdv about two years ago. Got the new version and it worked great for about two years. Now have similar problems seems about two months ago several just quit working.  I know of at least ten different people with same problem all happening at about same time.  If anyone has any solutions please post we loved our thumbdvs

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Re: ThumbDV and Buster on OS X

Lou Fisher
 

Good luck I bought the thumbdv about two years ago. Got the new version and it worked great for about two years. Now have similar problems seems about two months ago several just quit working.  I know of at least ten different people with same problem all happening at about same time.  If anyone has any solutions please post we loved our thumbdvs

On Jul 4, 2018, at 4:09 PM, "Luke.evans@..." <Luke.evans@...> wrote:

I know this isn't the official place to get Buster support per se, but maybe folks here have some clue...

I bought a ThumbDV ages ago (probably a very early rev) and recently got it out to try with Buster on macOS.  
While I can see the serial device appear in /dev when I plug it into my USB port, Buster abjectly refuses to connect to it, saying that it cannot open the serial port.  

I'm using macOS High Sierra.
My Mac is a recent MacBook Pro (consequently I'm using a dongle to present a USB 3 port from the onboard USB-C - but the hardware does seem to be recognized correctly)
I have not installed additional drivers - hence using the default serial driver
I'm logged in as a regular user (though I've also tried launching Buster with sudo - but no difference in behaviour). 

Any clues greatly appreciated!  


Re: ThumbDV and Buster on OS X

Dan Porter (AI2M)
 

It looks like the changeover date to the higher speed was 13 July 2015 from this page:
http://nwdigitalradio.com/thumbdv-and-dv3000-resource-page/

and you probably have this one: https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/wiki/AMBE-Devices

— Dan

On 4 Jul 2018, at 17:24, Dan Porter wrote:

I don’t have the USB version but with an older device I believe you need to select the 230400 Baud Rate. With my AMBE server setup after I input the correct info I have to select one of the other tabs and then the Vocoder tab again before I see the connection information appear.

73, Dan (AI2M)

On 4 Jul 2018, at 16:41, Luke.evans@... wrote:

I know this isn't the official place to get Buster support per se, but maybe folks here have some clue...

I bought a ThumbDV ages ago (probably a very early rev) and recently got it out to try with Buster on macOS.  
While I can see the serial device appear in /dev when I plug it into my USB port, Buster abjectly refuses to connect to it, saying that it cannot open the serial port.  

I'm using macOS High Sierra.
My Mac is a recent MacBook Pro (consequently I'm using a dongle to present a USB 3 port from the onboard USB-C - but the hardware does seem to be recognized correctly)
I have not installed additional drivers - hence using the default serial driver
I'm logged in as a regular user (though I've also tried launching Buster with sudo - but no difference in behaviour). 

Any clues greatly appreciated!  


Re: ThumbDV and Buster on OS X

Dan Porter (AI2M)
 

I don’t have the USB version but with an older device I believe you need to select the 230400 Baud Rate. With my AMBE server setup after I input the correct info I have to select one of the other tabs and then the Vocoder tab again before I see the connection information appear.

73, Dan (AI2M)

On 4 Jul 2018, at 16:41, Luke.evans@... wrote:

I know this isn't the official place to get Buster support per se, but maybe folks here have some clue...

I bought a ThumbDV ages ago (probably a very early rev) and recently got it out to try with Buster on macOS.  
While I can see the serial device appear in /dev when I plug it into my USB port, Buster abjectly refuses to connect to it, saying that it cannot open the serial port.  

I'm using macOS High Sierra.
My Mac is a recent MacBook Pro (consequently I'm using a dongle to present a USB 3 port from the onboard USB-C - but the hardware does seem to be recognized correctly)
I have not installed additional drivers - hence using the default serial driver
I'm logged in as a regular user (though I've also tried launching Buster with sudo - but no difference in behaviour). 

Any clues greatly appreciated!  


ThumbDV and Buster on OS X

Luke.evans@...
 

I know this isn't the official place to get Buster support per se, but maybe folks here have some clue...

I bought a ThumbDV ages ago (probably a very early rev) and recently got it out to try with Buster on macOS.  
While I can see the serial device appear in /dev when I plug it into my USB port, Buster abjectly refuses to connect to it, saying that it cannot open the serial port.  

I'm using macOS High Sierra.
My Mac is a recent MacBook Pro (consequently I'm using a dongle to present a USB 3 port from the onboard USB-C - but the hardware does seem to be recognized correctly)
I have not installed additional drivers - hence using the default serial driver
I'm logged in as a regular user (though I've also tried launching Buster with sudo - but no difference in behaviour). 

Any clues greatly appreciated!  


Re: Where can I find documentation for setup of XC-3006

Steven Blackford
 

Hey Joe,
   The center tip is +, & the outer"wring" is the ground.  I'm using 12V w/ mine & have no issues.  Hope you're doing well!.73 de K4SQI!


Steve, K4SQI

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 5:44 PM, TG9AOR <qrz@...> wrote:
What is the tip polarity for the power supply? Is it better to operate at 12V or 9V? Is there a difference?
73 de TG9AOR




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Re: Where can I find documentation for setup of XC-3006

TG9AOR
 

What is the tip polarity for the power supply? Is it better to operate at 12V or 9V? Is there a difference?
73 de TG9AOR


Re: Buster Input device not found after update MAC OS

wiff@...
 

Annaliese,

thank you very much for the update. Thank you very much for Buster.
Your work is very much appreciated!

Best regards and 73,

Wilfried / OE9WLJ

On 01.07.2018, at 21:43, Annaliese McDermond <nh6z@...> wrote:

For those of you waiting on this fix, I submitted it to the App Store today. It will automatically release when Apple approves it, so you should be set. Expect it to be version 1.2.1.

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Annaliese McDermond (NH6Z)
Xenotropic Systems
mcdermj@...


On Jun 14, 2018, at 5:28 AM, rob_eke via Groups.Io <rob_eke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Today i am running in a problem after updating MAC OS, Buster is not able to select a input audio source.

The output selection does work but not the input selection. So i can not make a transmission.
In the MAC audio setup menu the podcaster is visible an the audio meter is moving when speaking into the microphone.
I updates my MACmini 2012 to level HighSierra 10.13.5
Any ideas?

Yes i reset the NVRAM, pulled all the USB connection, pulled the power cord and waited 15 secs after restart. Reinstalled Buster......
Kind regards,
Rob, pa3eke




Re: Buster Input device not found after update MAC OS

Dan Porter (AI2M)
 

Hi Anna,

The update was available in the App Store this morning. Thanks!

Dan - AI2M

On 1 Jul 2018, at 15:43, Annaliese McDermond wrote:

For those of you waiting on this fix, I submitted it to the App Store today. It will automatically release when Apple approves it, so you should be set. Expect it to be version 1.2.1.

-- Annaliese McDermond (NH6Z) Xenotropic Systems mcdermj@...

On Jun 14, 2018, at 5:28 AM, rob_eke via Groups.Io wrote:

Today i am running in a problem after updating MAC OS, Buster is not able to select a input audio source.

The output selection does work but not the input selection. So i can not make a transmission. In the MAC audio setup menu the podcaster is visible an the audio meter is moving when speaking into the microphone. I updates my MACmini 2012 to level HighSierra 10.13.5 Any ideas?

Yes i reset the NVRAM, pulled all the USB connection, pulled the power cord and waited 15 secs after restart. Reinstalled Buster...... Kind regards, Rob, pa3eke


Re: Buster Input device not found after update MAC OS

Lyn
 

Thanks! I appreciate it.

Lyn - KC8I

On Jul 1, 2018, at 1:43 PM, Annaliese McDermond <nh6z@...> wrote:

For those of you waiting on this fix, I submitted it to the App Store today.  It will automatically release when Apple approves it, so you should be set.  Expect it to be version 1.2.1.

--
Annaliese McDermond (NH6Z)
Xenotropic Systems
mcdermj@...


On Jun 14, 2018, at 5:28 AM, rob_eke via Groups.Io <rob_eke@...> wrote:

Today i am running in a problem  after updating MAC OS,  Buster is not able to select a input audio source.

The output selection does work but not the input selection. So i can not make a transmission.
In the MAC audio setup menu the podcaster is visible an the audio meter is moving when speaking into the microphone.
I updates my MACmini 2012 to level HighSierra 10.13.5
Any ideas?

Yes i reset the NVRAM, pulled all the USB connection, pulled the power cord and waited 15 secs after restart. Reinstalled Buster......
Kind regards,
Rob, pa3eke






Re: Buster Input device not found after update MAC OS

Kenny Richards
 

Thank you!


Re: Buster Input device not found after update MAC OS

Annaliese McDermond
 

For those of you waiting on this fix, I submitted it to the App Store today. It will automatically release when Apple approves it, so you should be set. Expect it to be version 1.2.1.

--
Annaliese McDermond (NH6Z)
Xenotropic Systems
mcdermj@...

On Jun 14, 2018, at 5:28 AM, rob_eke via Groups.Io <rob_eke=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Today i am running in a problem after updating MAC OS, Buster is not able to select a input audio source.

The output selection does work but not the input selection. So i can not make a transmission.
In the MAC audio setup menu the podcaster is visible an the audio meter is moving when speaking into the microphone.
I updates my MACmini 2012 to level HighSierra 10.13.5
Any ideas?

Yes i reset the NVRAM, pulled all the USB connection, pulled the power cord and waited 15 secs after restart. Reinstalled Buster......
Kind regards,
Rob, pa3eke


Re: Gateway update for D Star.

Dan White <dan@...>
 

Thanks. I will look into it. Dan
 

Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [ambe] Gateway update for D Star.
 
Right now it doesn't appear you have a domain name for your gateway, but since you have w5sfa.org, go to your domain registrar and add a domain address record like
 
d-star.w5sfa.org IN A 74.118.151.43 and test to see if it goes to your dashboard.  Once it does, pass that domain name on to David.

Then go to Let's Encrypt and generate the necessary cert for your dashboard so it will quite throwing security warnings.  Your users will be happier.

Otherwise, you can use the information I provided earlier to fix your BlueDV install so that you can link.  Nothing can link without the proper address and apparently the BlueDV install doesn't have w5sfa, so it will need fixed.  Either by providing David with the requested data, or patching your install.
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:
John,
 
It is registered with the DPlus now. Our IP address is static. I am the trustee for the W5SFA repeaters but don’t do the Linux G3 portion. Our club web domain is W5SFA.org. Not sure if that is what you want.  Dan
 
 
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [ambe] Gateway update for D Star.
 
You should find the files under Documents\BlueDV and you can add a host to DPlus_Hosts.txt with the callsign and IP address of the gateway.  (You will need to use an editor that understands Linux line termination (not Notepad.exe)
 
Or you can pull new files from https://ar-dns.net 
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:36 PM, John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
Dan - what David is saying is he wants a domain name for it.  Check with the admin and get him a domain name for it and he will add it to BlueDV, then you should be able to link to it.
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

W5SFA is registered with D-Star Gateway Systems and has been working on the WinDV program. Just the BlueDV doesn't show W5SFA in the gateway list. Not sure why it needs more than one registration. AA4 shows to be the default in the program. This is a G3 system, People from all over log into our repeater and use it. So it must be in someone's list. Dan W5AOV


 
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Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   
 


 
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Edmonds, WA
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Edmonds, WA
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Re: Gateway update for D Star.

 

Right now it doesn't appear you have a domain name for your gateway, but since you have w5sfa.org, go to your domain registrar and add a domain address record like

d-star.w5sfa.org IN A 74.118.151.43 and test to see if it goes to your dashboard.  Once it does, pass that domain name on to David.

Then go to Let's Encrypt and generate the necessary cert for your dashboard so it will quite throwing security warnings.  Your users will be happier.

Otherwise, you can use the information I provided earlier to fix your BlueDV install so that you can link.  Nothing can link without the proper address and apparently the BlueDV install doesn't have w5sfa, so it will need fixed.  Either by providing David with the requested data, or patching your install.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:
John,
 
It is registered with the DPlus now. Our IP address is static. I am the trustee for the W5SFA repeaters but don’t do the Linux G3 portion. Our club web domain is W5SFA.org. Not sure if that is what you want.  Dan
 
 
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [ambe] Gateway update for D Star.
 
You should find the files under Documents\BlueDV and you can add a host to DPlus_Hosts.txt with the callsign and IP address of the gateway.  (You will need to use an editor that understands Linux line termination (not Notepad.exe)
 
Or you can pull new files from https://ar-dns.net 
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:36 PM, John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
Dan - what David is saying is he wants a domain name for it.  Check with the admin and get him a domain name for it and he will add it to BlueDV, then you should be able to link to it.
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

W5SFA is registered with D-Star Gateway Systems and has been working on the WinDV program. Just the BlueDV doesn't show W5SFA in the gateway list. Not sure why it needs more than one registration. AA4 shows to be the default in the program. This is a G3 system, People from all over log into our repeater and use it. So it must be in someone's list. Dan W5AOV


 
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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   
 


 
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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   
 




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Edmonds, WA
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Re: Gateway update for D Star.

Dan White <dan@...>
 

John,
 
It is registered with the DPlus now. Our IP address is static. I am the trustee for the W5SFA repeaters but don’t do the Linux G3 portion. Our club web domain is W5SFA.org. Not sure if that is what you want.  Dan
 
 

Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [ambe] Gateway update for D Star.
 
You should find the files under Documents\BlueDV and you can add a host to DPlus_Hosts.txt with the callsign and IP address of the gateway.  (You will need to use an editor that understands Linux line termination (not Notepad.exe)
 
Or you can pull new files from https://ar-dns.net 
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:36 PM, John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
Dan - what David is saying is he wants a domain name for it.  Check with the admin and get him a domain name for it and he will add it to BlueDV, then you should be able to link to it.
 
On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

W5SFA is registered with D-Star Gateway Systems and has been working on the WinDV program. Just the BlueDV doesn't show W5SFA in the gateway list. Not sure why it needs more than one registration. AA4 shows to be the default in the program. This is a G3 system, People from all over log into our repeater and use it. So it must be in someone's list. Dan W5AOV


 
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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   
 


 
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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   
 


Re: Gateway update for D Star.

 

You should find the files under Documents\BlueDV and you can add a host to DPlus_Hosts.txt with the callsign and IP address of the gateway.  (You will need to use an editor that understands Linux line termination (not Notepad.exe)

Or you can pull new files from https://ar-dns.net 

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:36 PM, John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
Dan - what David is saying is he wants a domain name for it.  Check with the admin and get him a domain name for it and he will add it to BlueDV, then you should be able to link to it.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

W5SFA is registered with D-Star Gateway Systems and has been working on the WinDV program. Just the BlueDV doesn't show W5SFA in the gateway list. Not sure why it needs more than one registration. AA4 shows to be the default in the program. This is a G3 system, People from all over log into our repeater and use it. So it must be in someone's list. Dan W5AOV




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Gateway update for D Star.

 

Dan - what David is saying is he wants a domain name for it.  Check with the admin and get him a domain name for it and he will add it to BlueDV, then you should be able to link to it.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

W5SFA is registered with D-Star Gateway Systems and has been working on the WinDV program. Just the BlueDV doesn't show W5SFA in the gateway list. Not sure why it needs more than one registration. AA4 shows to be the default in the program. This is a G3 system, People from all over log into our repeater and use it. So it must be in someone's list. Dan W5AOV




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Gateway update for D Star.

Dan White <dan@...>
 
Edited

W5SFA is registered with D-Star Gateway Systems and has been working on the WinDV program. Just the BlueDV doesn't show W5SFA in the gateway list. Not sure why it needs more than one registration. AA4 shows to be the default in the program. This is a G3 system, People from all over log into our repeater and use it. So it must be in someone's list. Dan W5AOV


Re: Gateway update for D Star.

 

Hi David,

AA4RC provides a wildcard cert for *.dstargateway.org (e.g. w5sfa.dstargateway.org) and dynamic DNS for gateways that use his DPLUS software, but you have to request it.

As you say, one can get their own DNS name, and add a free cert for https (to avoid browser security warnings) from Let's Encrypt if the gateway operator does not use AA4RC's service.

The dashboard on many G2/G3 + DPLUS gateways run under https as does the one at w5sfa.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:51 AM, David PA7LIM <info@...> wrote:

Hi John,

I do not understand. You can buy a cheap DNS name like e.g. w5sfa.org and make an A record like:

gateway.w5sfa.org    IN  A     74.118.151.43

What has AA4RC to do with certs? Why do you need certs for your gateway?
If you need a cert I would advise the letsencrypt also! It is free and you only need to run a script every x months.

Greets and 73,

David PA7LIM

Op 14/06/2018 om 20:30 schreef John D Hays - K7VE:
If the gateway operator at W5SFA doesn't want to sign up for AA4RCs security certs and automatic Dynamic DNS, they can get a DNS name by an alternate means and use https://letsencrypt.org/ for a security script.

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:26 AM, David PA7LIM <info@...> wrote:

Hi,

Please sent me the hostname/dns-name of the 74.118.151.43. IP addresses are not accepted anymore because DNS names can be adjusted by the reflector/repeater admins themselves.

Greets and 73,

David PA7LIM

Op 14/06/2018 om 19:11 schreef John D Hays - K7VE:
You need to add W5SFA 74.118.151.43 to the list in BlueDV.  Perhaps David is reading and can tell you how to do that? 

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 5:46 AM, Dan White <dan@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I can't use the Blue DV for our gateway W5SFA. When I update the list it is not there. Tried many times over the months. The gateway is registered and usable by others. Please advise. Thanks
Also, I am using w7pro 32 and ThumbDV 3000.



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