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Re: BlueDV for iOS - Bluetooth audio

Gordon W Tippett
 

David, PA7LIM

Does any of your Versions of BlueDV word on Fusion?

Were does BlueDV control panel get the update for host files?

Thank you.

I have been using V1.0.0.9403 and it is working great.

73

Wes

N3WZU



On 7/28/2017 12:34, David PA7LIM wrote:
Hi Tom,

Correct! You need a ThumbDV to convert DMR, DSTAR or Fusion to PCM. 
It is not possible to directly connect a ThumbDV to an iPhone or iPad ( Apple does not support that ).

Greets,
   David PA7LIM


Re: BlueDV for iOS - Bluetooth audio

Tom Cichowicz <tcichowicz@...>
 

Right !  

    I do have a Windows tablet I am going to try with my ThumbDV - and Bluetooth to my car stereo. 

 We'll see. 🤞

-- 
 
  ☀️ KM4VIG
   🌴 ~TomC.

Sent by pressing a send button. 

On Jul 28, 2017, at 12:34 PM, David PA7LIM <info@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,

Correct! You need a ThumbDV to convert DMR, DSTAR or Fusion to PCM. 
It is not possible to directly connect a ThumbDV to an iPhone or iPad ( Apple does not support that ).

Greets,
   David PA7LIM


Re: BlueDV for iOS - Bluetooth audio

 

Hi Tom,

Correct! You need a ThumbDV to convert DMR, DSTAR or Fusion to PCM. 
It is not possible to directly connect a ThumbDV to an iPhone or iPad ( Apple does not support that ).

Greets,
   David PA7LIM


Re: BlueDV for iOS - Bluetooth audio

Tom Cichowicz <tcichowicz@...>
 

Forget this request.  I was confusing this with the AMBE Version.  I know there is NO AUDIO on the iOS version!

-- 
 
  ☀️ KM4VIG
   🌴 ~TomC.

Sent by pressing a send button. 

On Jul 28, 2017, at 8:10 AM, Tom Cichowicz <tcichowicz@...> wrote:

David;

    Thanks again for your work on the iBluestack - version of BlueDV. I primarily use it mobile in my car. 

  I was trying to get the audio to go to my car stereo like my other iPhone apps allow, yet I can seem to get that to work.
Because I have a bluetooth - hands free connection for my iPhone to my car stereo - while connected it always allows other apps access to the audio. All my other audio apps seem to work except BlueDV.

  Is this something you can help with?


BlueDV for iOS - Bluetooth audio

Tom Cichowicz <tcichowicz@...>
 

David;

    Thanks again for your work on the iBluestack - version of BlueDV. I primarily use it mobile in my car. 

  I was trying to get the audio to go to my car stereo like my other iPhone apps allow, yet I can seem to get that to work.
Because I have a bluetooth - hands free connection for my iPhone to my car stereo - while connected it always allows other apps access to the audio. All my other audio apps seem to work except BlueDV.

  Is this something you can help with?


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

Thanks for your help - I may just use your suggestion of using dpkg.



On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 4:23:42 PM CDT, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


Maybe you should query about this in the Compass sub-list -- https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/compass/topics

This is OS specific support.  Since Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian all use the same package system there is crossover, but sorting out specifics may need some input from others that have dealt with the specifics.

Most of my activity is on Raspbian and Ubuntu (non-Mate on amd64).

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:
Thanks, John.
I deleted everything I did before and used that script as my guide.  I hadn't had any 'preferences.d' entries before.  All installed cleanly, but when I do a 'sudo apt-get udpate' I get this error:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C4 5E27B25138   The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease' is not signed."

On a whim I tried using both wilderness and birch in case the key file was for one of those distros, but get essentially the same results.

Rolf  NR0T

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:06:58 PM CDT, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


You can always pull down the deb file you want and use dpkg to install. 

On Jul 27, 2017 13:05, "Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io" <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:
I also tried the following for the repository configuration:

In both cases I get an error about the GPG key:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C4 5E27B25138The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease' is not signed."

If I delete the key which I imported from the root of archive.compasslinux.org (compass.gpg.key) then I get
"The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY"

Rolf NR0T



On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:17:07 PM CDT, Rolf Krogstad <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


I added the key 'compass.gpg.key' to my Synaptic Package Manager, but I can't get the repository added.
I tried adding it as  "deb http://archive.compasslinux. org/pool/ main d",
and also various other variations.

But when I reload it after editing via the Synaptic Package Manager it gives me a message
"The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux. org/pool main Release' does not have a Release file"

Any suggestions on how to configure my repositories to use the dummyrepeater from archive.compasslinux.org?

Rolf  NR0T

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:29:48 AM CDT, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:


Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T




--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

 

Maybe you should query about this in the Compass sub-list -- https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/compass/topics

This is OS specific support.  Since Ubuntu, Debian, and Raspbian all use the same package system there is crossover, but sorting out specifics may need some input from others that have dealt with the specifics.

Most of my activity is on Raspbian and Ubuntu (non-Mate on amd64).

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:
Thanks, John.
I deleted everything I did before and used that script as my guide.  I hadn't had any 'preferences.d' entries before.  All installed cleanly, but when I do a 'sudo apt-get udpate' I get this error:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C45E27B25138   The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease' is not signed."

On a whim I tried using both wilderness and birch in case the key file was for one of those distros, but get essentially the same results.

Rolf  NR0T

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:06:58 PM CDT, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


You can always pull down the deb file you want and use dpkg to install. 

On Jul 27, 2017 13:05, "Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io" <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I also tried the following for the repository configuration:

In both cases I get an error about the GPG key:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C4 5E27B25138The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease' is not signed."

If I delete the key which I imported from the root of archive.compasslinux.org (compass.gpg.key) then I get
"The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY"

Rolf NR0T



On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:17:07 PM CDT, Rolf Krogstad <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


I added the key 'compass.gpg.key' to my Synaptic Package Manager, but I can't get the repository added.
I tried adding it as  "deb http://archive.compasslinux. org/pool/ main d",
and also various other variations.

But when I reload it after editing via the Synaptic Package Manager it gives me a message
"The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux. org/pool main Release' does not have a Release file"

Any suggestions on how to configure my repositories to use the dummyrepeater from archive.compasslinux.org?

Rolf  NR0T

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:29:48 AM CDT, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:


Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T




--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

Thanks, John.
I deleted everything I did before and used that script as my guide.  I hadn't had any 'preferences.d' entries before.  All installed cleanly, but when I do a 'sudo apt-get udpate' I get this error:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C45E27B25138   The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease' is not signed."

On a whim I tried using both wilderness and birch in case the key file was for one of those distros, but get essentially the same results.

Rolf  NR0T

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 3:06:58 PM CDT, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


You can always pull down the deb file you want and use dpkg to install. 

On Jul 27, 2017 13:05, "Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io" <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I also tried the following for the repository configuration:

In both cases I get an error about the GPG key:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C4 5E27B25138The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux. org alder InRelease' is not signed."

If I delete the key which I imported from the root of archive.compasslinux.org (compass.gpg.key) then I get
"The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY"

Rolf NR0T



On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:17:07 PM CDT, Rolf Krogstad <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


I added the key 'compass.gpg.key' to my Synaptic Package Manager, but I can't get the repository added.
I tried adding it as  "deb http://archive.compasslinux. org/pool/ main d",
and also various other variations.

But when I reload it after editing via the Synaptic Package Manager it gives me a message
"The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux. org/pool main Release' does not have a Release file"

Any suggestions on how to configure my repositories to use the dummyrepeater from archive.compasslinux.org?

Rolf  NR0T

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:29:48 AM CDT, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:


Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/ lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io > wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

 

You can always pull down the deb file you want and use dpkg to install. 

On Jul 27, 2017 13:05, "Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io" <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I also tried the following for the repository configuration:
deb http://archive.compasslinux.org wilderness main

In both cases I get an error about the GPG key:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C45E27B25138The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease' is not signed."

If I delete the key which I imported from the root of archive.compasslinux.org (compass.gpg.key) then I get
"The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY"

Rolf NR0T



On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:17:07 PM CDT, Rolf Krogstad <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


I added the key 'compass.gpg.key' to my Synaptic Package Manager, but I can't get the repository added.
I tried adding it as  "deb http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool/ main d",
and also various other variations.

But when I reload it after editing via the Synaptic Package Manager it gives me a message
"The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool main Release' does not have a Release file"

Any suggestions on how to configure my repositories to use the dummyrepeater from archive.compasslinux.org?

Rolf  NR0T

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:29:48 AM CDT, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

I also tried the following for the repository configuration:
deb http://archive.compasslinux.org wilderness main

In both cases I get an error about the GPG key:
"GPG error: http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: 20D39DA1D73230AD717A861071B3C45E27B25138The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org alder InRelease' is not signed."

If I delete the key which I imported from the root of archive.compasslinux.org (compass.gpg.key) then I get
"The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY"

Rolf NR0T



On Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2:17:07 PM CDT, Rolf Krogstad <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


I added the key 'compass.gpg.key' to my Synaptic Package Manager, but I can't get the repository added.
I tried adding it as  "deb http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool/ main d",
and also various other variations.

But when I reload it after editing via the Synaptic Package Manager it gives me a message
"The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool main Release' does not have a Release file"

Any suggestions on how to configure my repositories to use the dummyrepeater from archive.compasslinux.org?

Rolf  NR0T

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:29:48 AM CDT, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

 

Use the commands in this file as your guide. http://archive.compasslinux.org/convert-to-compass.sh.old

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:17 PM, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:
I added the key 'compass.gpg.key' to my Synaptic Package Manager, but I can't get the repository added.
I tried adding it as  "deb http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool/ main d",
and also various other variations.

But when I reload it after editing via the Synaptic Package Manager it gives me a message
"The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool main Release' does not have a Release file"

Any suggestions on how to configure my repositories to use the dummyrepeater from archive.compasslinux.org?

Rolf  NR0T

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:29:48 AM CDT, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T




--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

I added the key 'compass.gpg.key' to my Synaptic Package Manager, but I can't get the repository added.
I tried adding it as  "deb http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool/ main d",
and also various other variations.

But when I reload it after editing via the Synaptic Package Manager it gives me a message
"The repository 'http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool main Release' does not have a Release file"

Any suggestions on how to configure my repositories to use the dummyrepeater from archive.compasslinux.org?

Rolf  NR0T

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11:29:48 AM CDT, Rolf Krogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T


Re: BlueDV for Windows supports ThumbDV DV3000U

 

Hi Jean-Marc,

Sure! In Visual Studio I do not see an option to make that kind of file. The makeappx.exe is available on my development PC. 
Can you please sent me a short description how I can make the file?
Please sent it to me directly: info@...
Will read your email tomorrow again.

Greets,
    David PA7LIM


Re: BlueDV for Windows supports ThumbDV DV3000U

Jean-Marc F1SCA
 

Hi David,

OK.

I currently try to run BlueDV on a raspi3 Under Windows 10. I can't install directly .msi. So I try to convert
it to a .appx package, but the Microsoft tool is buggy, no chance. Can you provide a .appx package pse ?

Many thanks for all that good work.

Best regards

Jean-Marc F1SCA


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

Problem #2 resolved:
This was an error on my part.  I was successfully using "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" from the command prompt.
But when I had added it to the .bashrc file I mistaken thought that 'export wasn't needed.  I had added "LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" to the .bashrc file.  Turns out 'export' is required in the .bashrc file.  So I changed the entry to "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" and now I no longer need it on the same command line with the dummyrepeater call.

Rolf  NR0T



On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2:43:23 PM CDT, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:


Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

Problem #3 resolved.
I read the AMBEserver-Addendum and tried the following.
I ran AMBEserver as a service.
Then I went into dummyrepeater Preferences and set the Dongle to "DV3000 Network" with a localhost address of 127.0.0.1
I then exited the app and relaunched it.
Now my error message about not recognizing the Dongle is gone.

Things are looking up!
Thanks John K7VE for your help.

Rolf  NR0T


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

Problem #1 is resolved thanks to comment from K7VE about power on the USB ports.

I moved the ThumbDV to a powered USB hub and reconfigured the init.d/AMBEserver configurations for the new USB port (/dev/ttyUSB1).
Now I get a successful run of AMBEserver.   The following info is displayed when I run "service AMBEserver status":

AMBEserver.service - LSB: Provide AMBE Encode/Decode
Jul 25 14:09:27  systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Provide AMBE Encode/Decode...
Jul 25 14:09:27  AMBEserver[22648]: AMBEserver: Starting...
Jul 25 14:09:27  AMBEserver[22648]: Starting AMBEserver at 460800 Baud on ttyUSB1
Jul 25 14:09:27  systemd[1]: Started LSB: Provide AMBE Encode/Decode.
Jul 25 14:09:27  AMBEserver[22648]: AMBEserver: Opened serial port /dev/ttyUSB1 at 460800 bps.
Jul 25 14:09:27  AMBEserver[22648]: AMBEserver: Initialized AMBE3000R version V120.E100.XXXX.C106.G514.R009.B0010411.C0020208.
Jul 25 14:09:27  AMBEserver[22648]: AMBEserver: Listening for connections on UDP port 2460.

I then ran 'dummyrepeater' and reconfigured the Prefernces for the new device /dev/ttyUSB1
I then exit the program and rerun dummyrepeater and I still get the same error message:
"Can't find the AMBE Dongle on the port specified"

So the powered hub did not resolve the dummyrepeater problem.
I also tried dummyrepeater without have AMBEserver running in the background with no change in outcome.

I will check out the repositories you mentioned John and read the AMBEserver-Addendum

Rolf   NR0T


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

 

What type of computer, USB interface are you using?  We have found that if the USB port is underpowered it can create reset issues.


Remember the ThumbDV is just a serial port as far as the OS is concerned.  If it works under Windows then the device is good.  

You can find deb packages for dummy repeater in http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool/main/d/dummyrepeater/  (add archive.compasslinux.org to your apt repositories)

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:08 AM, rkrogstad via Groups.Io <rkrogstad@...> wrote:
Note:  in Tab 'Dongle' in Preferences for dummyrepeater, I did set the Dongle Type to "DV3000 Serial" and then was able to set the speed to 460800 from within the software.  This change made no difference to the reported results.

I also discovered the following on AMBEserver. I run it from the command line, instead of as a service I get this output to stdio:
$ sudo ./AMBEserver  -d -i /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 460800
AMBEserver: Starting...
AMBEserver: Opened serial port /dev/ttyUSB0 at 460800 bps.
AMBEserver: Couldn't find start byte in serial data
AMBEserver: error receiving response to reset
AMBEserver: Could not initialize the DV3K!

The code for AMBEserver.c shows it is looking for x61 as start byte.
Here is the output of sudo python AMBEtest3.py  -n -s /dev/ttyUSB0
Setting ...
/dev/ttyUSB0
d
8
N
1
False
False
False

Reset
6100010033
Wrote: 5 bytes

Product ID
6100010030
Wrote: 5 bytes

Version
6100010031
Wrote: 5 bytes
g
Set DSTAR Mode
61000c000a013007634000000000000048
Wrote: 17 bytes

It appears that following the reset there is a "61"




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

Note:  in Tab 'Dongle' in Preferences for dummyrepeater, I did set the Dongle Type to "DV3000 Serial" and then was able to set the speed to 460800 from within the software.  This change made no difference to the reported results.

I also discovered the following on AMBEserver. I run it from the command line, instead of as a service I get this output to stdio:
$ sudo ./AMBEserver  -d -i /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 460800
AMBEserver: Starting...
AMBEserver: Opened serial port /dev/ttyUSB0 at 460800 bps.
AMBEserver: Couldn't find start byte in serial data
AMBEserver: error receiving response to reset
AMBEserver: Could not initialize the DV3K!

The code for AMBEserver.c shows it is looking for x61 as start byte.
Here is the output of sudo python AMBEtest3.py  -n -s /dev/ttyUSB0
Setting ...
/dev/ttyUSB0
d
8
N
1
False
False
False

Reset
6100010033
Wrote: 5 bytes

Product ID
6100010030
Wrote: 5 bytes

Version
6100010031
Wrote: 5 bytes
g
Set DSTAR Mode
61000c000a013007634000000000000048
Wrote: 17 bytes

It appears that following the reset there is a "61"


ThumbDV on Linux

Rolf Krogstad
 

I have been trying to get my ThumbDV to work on Ubuntu Mate Linux version 17.04.
It does work on Windows using WinDV.
I have read various documents about installing binaries and compiling but found that the binaries fail because of version mismatches with dependent software.
I have studied the following docs:
- - - - http://www.amateurlogic.com/downloads/DV3000.pdf
- - - - http://nwdigitalradio.com/thumbdv-and-dv3000-resource-page/

I did download and compile wxWidgets and DummyRepeater and AMBEserver.
I can successfully run "python AMBEtest3.py -n -s /dev/ttyUSB0".  where -n switch means it is the newer hardware which runs at 460800 Baud.

I have so far identified three problems.  They may or may not be interrelated.

Problem #1
I try to run AMBEserver after modifying init.d/AMBEserver configs for the port and speed. 
I configured it to run as a service using :sudo update-rc.d AMBEserver defaults" and then do "service AMBEserver start"
I run "ps -ef|grep AMBE" and see that it is running in the background:
root     18390     1  0 09:22 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/AMBEserver -d -i /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 460800
and "server AMBEserver status" shows this:
AMBEserver.service - LSB: Provide AMBE Encode/Decode
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/AMBEserver; generated; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Tue 2017-07-25 10:00:41 CDT; 3s ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
  Process: 19189 ExecStop=/etc/init.d/AMBEserver stop (code=killed, signal=TERM)
  Process: 19228 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/AMBEserver start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/AMBEserver.service
           └─19230 /usr/bin/AMBEserver -d -i /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 460800
Jul 25 10:00:41 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Provide AMBE Encode/Decode...
Jul 25 10:00:41 AMBEserver[19228]: AMBEserver: Starting...
Jul 25 10:00:41 AMBEserver[19228]: Starting AMBEserver at 460800 Baud on ttyUSB0
Jul 25 10:00:41 systemd[1]: Started LSB: Provide AMBE Encode/Decode.
Jul 25 10:00:41 AMBEserver[19228]: AMBEserver: Opened serial port /dev/ttyUSB0 at 460800 bps.

But then as soon as I run dummyrepeater I check AMBEservice and it is is no longer running.
Is there a log which would give more info?   I have checked in /var/log, All I find is a reference to auth.log which shows that I ran the service command.
Not having AMBEserver not stay resident is problem #1.

Problem #2.
After compiling dummyrepeater I added LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib" to both $HOME/.bashrc and $HOME/.profile
Despite that, I can only get dummyrepeater to run by using the following at the command prompt:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib";dummyrepeater

Problem #3
If I run dummyrepeater (preceding it with above export statement), I then go to Preferences and configure it for ThumbDV on /dev/ttyUSB0, add my CallSign, etc. then exit and rerun dummyrepeater.  I get this error:
"Can't find the AMBE Dongle on the port specified"
The speed field in Preferences was greyed out, so I went into the "$HOME/.Dummy Repeater" configuration file and changed the speed from dongleSpeed=230400 to dongleSpeed=460800.  There was no change when I reran dummyrepeater.
The DummyReapeater-xxxx.log file has these entries:
E: 2017-07-25 14:32:45: Cannot open device - /dev/ttyUSB0
E: 2017-07-25 14:32:45: Can't find the AMBE Dongle on the port specified
M: 2017-07-25 14:32:45: Opened hw:0,1 hw:0,0 Rate 48000
M: 2017-07-25 14:32:45: Starting ALSA reader thread
M: 2017-07-25 14:32:45: Starting ALSA writer thread
/dev/ttyUSB0 is in group dialout, so I added my user to the dialout group.

I have carefully documented all the steps which I took to compile and configure everything.
I even have reinstalled the Linux OS from scratch and redone the steps using that documentation.
I have reached a brick wall and am hoping some else has had success and may be able to suggest something.

73
Rolf  NR0T