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DVstick 30 and AMBEServer Linux (Pi) #anbeserver #ambeserver

ke8oiv@...
 

I'm running into trouble with getting the service started on a Pi3 with Compass and a DVstick 30.  It sounds like the DVstick is compatible but can someone please confirm.  Thanks!

Stefsan
 

Hi ,

DV30 runns perfect on AMBE Server.

Dont use Compass Linux use a standart Raspian Image, after installation use AMBE Server installation from github source

https://github.com/marrold/AMBEServer

its very easy to compile

Google youtube shows how easy it is, Have running it here since 1 year without no problems

Stefan DL1ESZ


Am 19.05.20 um 03:22 schrieb ke8oiv@...:

I'm running into trouble with getting the service started on a Pi3 with Compass and a DVstick 30.  It sounds like the DVstick is compatible but can someone please confirm.  Thanks!

Mike Moore
 

Stefsan, your suggestion gives me an idea.  I am running thumbdv on the compass build and on a second pi I am running hamvoip all-star.  It is probably possible to compile ambeserver and run it on the hamvoip box along with allstar?  Thanks for the idea.

73, KC2NM
Mike Moore
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ke8oiv@...
 

Thanks Stefsan - I just wanted to know what I was trying was feasible.  I have tried it on a Pi Rasbian image, a Compass image and a Debian laptop, all yield this same result -

/dev/ttyUSB0 exists in each case. 

root@pi:/usr/lib/systemd/system# /usr/sbin/AMBEserver -p 2460 -i /dev/ttyUSB0
AMBEserver: Starting...
AMBEserver: Opened serial port /dev/ttyUSB0 at 230400 bps.
AMBEserver: Couldn't find start byte in serial data
AMBEserver: error receiving response to reset
AMBEserver: Could not initialize the DV3K!


Also tried with 460800

root@pi:/usr/lib/systemd/system# /usr/sbin/AMBEserver -p 2460 -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!

 

Should work. Compass Linux is deprecated, the UDRC/DRAWS™ driver support is now in Raspbian Buster. 


On Tue, May 19, 2020, 04:03 Mike Moore <mikemoore@...> wrote:
Stefsan, your suggestion gives me an idea.  I am running thumbdv on the compass build and on a second pi I am running hamvoip all-star.  It is probably possible to compile ambeserver and run it on the hamvoip box along with allstar?  Thanks for the idea.

73, KC2NM
Mike Moore
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Cell, Text (585) 721-0011
Google Voice (585) 310-1812


Mike Webb [WG5EEK]
 

Hamvoip runs Arch Linux so yes you would have to compile from source and make sure you have all the development dependencies installed.  I had a hard time doing anything with that version of Linux until I did that.

 

Original AMBEserver (the source is in the files section of this group), has virtually no development dependencies to compile.

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 9:02 AM Mike Webb [WG5EEK] <michael.af.webb@...> wrote:
Hamvoip runs Arch Linux so yes you would have to compile from source and make sure you have all the development dependencies installed.  I had a hard time doing anything with that version of Linux until I did that.



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

 

BTW,  ThumbDV™ is the only AMBE-3000 USB device from NW Digital Radio.  The test programs for it are not guaranteed to work with other manufacturers' products, nor do we provide advice on their use.

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 9:26 AM John D Hays - K7VE via groups.io <john=hays.org@groups.io> wrote:
Original AMBEserver (the source is in the files section of this group), has virtually no development dependencies to compile.

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 9:02 AM Mike Webb [WG5EEK] <michael.af.webb@...> wrote:
Hamvoip runs Arch Linux so yes you would have to compile from source and make sure you have all the development dependencies installed.  I had a hard time doing anything with that version of Linux until I did that.


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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Nomis Bayan Jr.
 

Hi Stefan,

Did you try to install two DV30Stick? Did you also install the FTDI driver.

On 5/19/2020 12:36 AM, Stefsan wrote:

Hi ,

DV30 runns perfect on AMBE Server.

Dont use Compass Linux use a standart Raspian Image, after installation use AMBE Server installation from github source

https://github.com/marrold/AMBEServer

its very easy to compile

Google youtube shows how easy it is, Have running it here since 1 year without no problems

Stefan DL1ESZ


Am 19.05.20 um 03:22 schrieb ke8oiv@...:
I'm running into trouble with getting the service started on a Pi3 with Compass and a DVstick 30.  It sounds like the DVstick is compatible but can someone please confirm.  Thanks!

ke8oiv@...
 

It ended up being the USER=opendv in the systemd file below.  opendv is not a user.

/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ambeserver@...

 

Create a user opendv and add them to the dialout group

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 2:06 PM <ke8oiv@...> wrote:
It ended up being the USER=opendv in the systemd file below.  opendv is not a user.

/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/ambeserver@...



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

ke8oiv@...
 

I switched the user to pi-star, all good!

Stefsan
 

Hi,

its no need to install a driver, all is in Kernal.

IMPORTANT!!!!

I saw a lot of Problems where the Stick is not found on /dev/ttyUSB0

PLEASE check the goups file with sudo nano /etc/group

if the dailout group constst of your user

check the line

dialout:x:20:stefan

(in my case stefan is the user who runs ambe server, if he is not in this line by dailout the communication with the stick is not given by default.

( if nano as a text editor is not installed to view the /etc/group file install if before with sudo apt-get install nano

to start on comand line use for DV30 Stck

AMBEserver -d -s 460800 -p 2460 -i /dev/ttyUSB0

Stefan DL1ESZ































Am 19.05.20 um 21:30 schrieb Nomis Bayan Jr.:

Hi Stefan,

Did you try to install two DV30Stick? Did you also install the FTDI driver.

On 5/19/2020 12:36 AM, Stefsan wrote:

where Hi ,

DV30 runns perfect on AMBE Server.

Dont use Compass Linux use a standart Raspian Image, after installation use AMBE Server installation from github source

https://github.com/marrold/AMBEServer

its very easy to compile

Google youtube shows how easy it is, Have running it here since 1 year without no problems

Stefan DL1ESZ


Am 19.05.20 um 03:22 schrieb ke8oiv@...:
I'm running into trouble with getting the service started on a Pi3 with Compass and a DVstick 30.  It sounds like the DVstick is compatible but can someone please confirm.  Thanks!

Mike Moore
 

thanks
Mike Moore
mikemoore@...
Cell, Text (585) 721-0011
Google Voice (585) 310-1812




On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 12:02 PM Mike Webb [WG5EEK] <michael.af.webb@...> wrote:
Hamvoip runs Arch Linux so yes you would have to compile from source and make sure you have all the development dependencies installed.  I had a hard time doing anything with that version of Linux until I did that.

alpha foxtrotsix
 

I had no problems setting it up on my pi zero on Compass. Are you getting any sort of error message?

De AF6BY

Jeff

On Mon, May 18, 2020, 19:01 <ke8oiv@...> wrote:
I'm running into trouble with getting the service started on a Pi3 with Compass and a DVstick 30.  It sounds like the DVstick is compatible but can someone please confirm.  Thanks!