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Sound Card Settings RX inactive

mail@...
 

Hi there,

(small?) problem:

- Software Configuration D-Star Repeater -> Sound Card Settings -> RX Device inactive grey

- Software Configuration D-Star Repeater -> Sound Card Settings -> TX Device no UDRC

Step 7 aplay -l is ok, UDRC found.

Thanks for any help...

Best regards, Dieter OE9VVV (Europe) www.c4fm.at & www.DSTAR.at 



Re: Sound Card Settings RX inactive

 

Dieter,

This typically means you have another program running that has the UDRC mapped under ALSA.  Make sure dstarrepeater/dstarrepaterd are stopped before running dstarrepeaterconfig.

Also there is a sub-group specifically for the udrc which you may want to use in the future.



On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 4:14 AM, <mail@...> wrote:

Hi there,

(small?) problem:

- Software Configuration D-Star Repeater -> Sound Card Settings -> RX Device inactive grey

- Software Configuration D-Star Repeater -> Sound Card Settings -> TX Device no UDRC

Step 7 aplay -l is ok, UDRC found.

Thanks for any help...

Best regards, Dieter OE9VVV (Europe) www.c4fm.at & www.DSTAR.at 




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UDRC with Allstar

Tom Hayward <esarfl@...>
 

Has anyone used the UDRC with Allstar / app_rpt? I'm guessing it would
work with chan_alsaradio, but I don't know how you would control PTT.
Is there any way to do this short of writing a patch for
chan_alsaradio that adds RPi GPIO support?

Tom KD7LXL

Re: UDRC with Allstar

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

On Jul 16, 2016 12:13, "Tom Hayward esarfl@... [UniversalDigitalRadio]" <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

Has anyone used the UDRC with Allstar / app_rpt? I'm guessing it would
work with chan_alsaradio, but I don't know how you would control PTT.
Is there any way to do this short of writing a patch for
chan_alsaradio that adds RPi GPIO support?

Tom KD7LXL

Re: [ambe] New file uploaded to ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io

David Jones
 

whats this file for ?

Kind regards,
David Jones

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Re: [ambe] New file uploaded to ambe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io

 

It's a program for Windows to use the ThumbDV. The primary site is offline.


On Jul 16, 2016 12:46, "David Jones" <davi.jones@...> wrote:
whats this file for ?

Kind regards,
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Re: UDRC with Allstar

kyserver@...
 

I would also like to see that. That would be nice to have.

Using DNS Name for DV3000

k6fed@...
 

Is there software available that will allow the use of DNS names instead of a IP address for accessing the DV3000?  I'd like to keep my home IP address private.



Thanks


Frank K6FED

Re: Using DNS Name for DV3000

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

I'm not sure what application you are specifically looking for, and if someone has a DNS address, finding the IP address is trivial.

On Windows, Linux, and MacOS, one would simply use the nslookup tool.  For example (on my Mac):

nslookup arrl.org
Server: 192.168.6.15
Address: 192.168.6.15#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: arrl.org
Address: 184.106.62.251

The ThumbDV and PiDV are not directly addressed by an IP address, applications access them. Such applications as WinDV, Buster, DummyRepeater, and AMBEserver.

BTW, discussions for these products have moved.

NW Digital Radio is in the process of setting up various community groups at Groups.io Please create a personal account at Groups.io Join the main NW Digital group by sending an email from your registered email account to main+subscribe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io and then send an email to ambe+subscribe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io Please use the group for questions and to share your experiences, so that all users can benefit from the replies.


On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 8:36 AM, k6fed@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

Is there software available that will allow the use of DNS names instead of a IP address for accessing the DV3000?  I'd like to keep my home IP address private.



Thanks


Frank K6FED


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Re: Using DNS Name for DV3000

Dean Gibson AE7Q <yahu.stuff@...>
 

For those that are unfamiliar with NSLOOKUP, there is always PING.  Even if PING doesn't succeed, it does the lookup and displays the IP address.

On 2016-07-19 09:11, 'John D. Hays' john@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
I'm not sure what application you are specifically looking for, and if someone has a DNS address, finding the IP address is trivial.

...

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 8:36 AM, k6fed@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 
Is there software available that will allow the use of DNS names instead of a IP address for accessing the DV3000?  I'd like to keep my home IP address private.

Thanks, Frank K6FED



Problem downloading files

km4nno@...
 

Hi, I followed the instructions and I can not download the files for the dstarrepeater, when I type:

sudo apt-get install dstarrepeater ircddbgateway

I get:

Building dependency tree       

Reading state information... Done

The following extra packages will be installed:

  dstarrepeater-udev libwxbase3.0-0 libwxgtk3.0-0 opendv-base

The following NEW packages will be installed:

  dstarrepeater dstarrepeater-udev ircddbgateway libwxbase3.0-0 libwxgtk3.0-0

  opendv-base

0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 492 kB/6,110 kB of archives.

After this operation, 21.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Err http://archive.compasslinux.org/ alder/main dstarrepeater armhf 1.20160518-2

  404  Not Found [IP: 104.28.15.110 80]

Err http://archive.compasslinux.org/ alder/main dstarrepeater-udev all 1.20160518-2

  404  Not Found [IP: 104.28.15.110 80]

E: Failed to fetch http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool/main/d/dstarrepeater/dstarrepeater-udev_1.20160518-2_all.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 104.28.15.110 80]


E: Failed to fetch http://archive.compasslinux.org/pool/main/d/dstarrepeater/dstarrepeater_1.20160518-2_armhf.deb  404  Not Found [IP: 104.28.15.110 80]


E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

pi@compass:~ $ 


Am I missing something or doing wrong?

Thank you

Re: Problem downloading files

 

Just try again -- it is likely that you had a temporary connectivity problem.

The site http://archive.compasslinux.org is up.

locked Welcome Everyone

 

Groups.io has successfully migrated the members of the old UniversalDigitalRadio forum at Yahoo!  The Yahoo! group will be completely decommissioned.

This is the new home for discussions about NW Digital Radio products and applications that use those products.  Official company announcements and shopping will remain at http://nwdigitalradio.com 

You will find a number of new features on Groups.io including sub-groups.  We have setup a series of product specific subgroups and I encourage you to join the groups that interest you.

You can subscribe to the subgroups, after you create your membership on groups.io by sending an email to the subscription email listed:

Product Subscription Email
AMBEserver, PiDV, ThumbDV ambe+subscribe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Compass Linux compass+subscribe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
UDRC udrc+subscribe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
UDRX udrx+subscribe@nw-digital-radio.groups.io

Each of these subgroups have a Wiki which will provide product specific documentation and application notes.  If you have content you think will be useful in the Wiki, please let us know.

These lists will also serve to provide community support.  Please ask your support questions in the appropriate subgroup.


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Event: ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference, Friday, 16 September 2016 #cal-invite

Nw-Digital-Radio Calendar <main@...>
 

Invitation:
ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference

When:
Friday, 16 September 2016

Where:
Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront, 333 1st Street, South St Petersburg, FL 33701

Description:

Representatives from NW Digital Radio will be at the conference.

Attend our presentations and visit with the team.

https://www.tapr.org/dcc.html

You're Invited: 19th Annual Summer Gathering near North Bend, September 10th

cb <black@...>
 

-- QST QST QST - All APRS and Digital Radio enthusiasts --

19th Annual Summer Gathering near North Bend, WA Sept 10th 2016

The Summer Gathering is a great opportunity to learn and practice just about anything you can do with a computer and your ham radio particularly focused on the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) http://www.aprs.org/.  This is a fun, very social and educational event right here in the Pacific Northwest.   Always the weekend after Labor Day.  Please share this with your local hams and clubs.

To Attend - Register Here: https://goo.gl/YLfEUm. Contact Teena, below, for housing.

For more information about Valley Camp, North Bend, WA  http://valleycamp.org/. 

To signup for Email updates on the event::    http://tinyletter.com/nwaprssg,

The location is a beautiful camp with hot showers and a bunkhouse, tent camping or RV opportunities. Contact Teena at info@...  for overnight arrangements.  Many folks arrive on Friday for socializing. The presentations are on Saturday.  Arrive for breakfast from 7:00 to 8:30. Presentations start at 9:00am.

Summer Gathering happens at Valley Camp ( N47.4680 W-121.6808 ): http://valleycamp.org/ located near North Bend, Washington 10 minutes off of I-90 at exit 34. At the bottom of the Exit 34 ramp, turn left (north) and continue 1/2 mile past the convenience stores and truck stops and watch for the right turn onto SE Middle Fork Road (County Road sign says Valley Camp 2.2 miles). Continue to the "Y" and take the left on SE Middle Fork Road (lower road). Follow until you come to the stop sign. The entrance to the camp is straight ahead across the small intersection.  The camp call is WA7VC.  Check out WA7VC on aprs.fi

Valley Camp is an incredibly beautiful place.  Nature trails and birding opportunities for the family abound along the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.  I promise you will see Elk and deer.  Bring your thirst for knowledge, some warm clothing for the evenings, a chair and something soft to enhance your enjoyment of the picnic-table seats.  Saturday, breakfast, lunch and dinner are being provided by Steve and Tina Stroh to maximize your opportunities for social and technical interaction. To "rightsize" the food purchased, number of meals provided, please register your interest in attending SG by filling out the form at https://goo.gl/YLfEUm.  Coffee is provided each day... Breakfast is 0700 to 0830 – Not to be missed.

The event runs on donations and we encourage you to donate $25 for the day plus the cost of the overnight housing.  There is a donation box for the event. If you donated what you would pay for the tasty meals, we would probably be in great shape. Please help us keep this event go for another 19 years!  This venue is made available to us at no charge but it cannot continue to happen without your participation and support.

We are still working on it, but here is an idea of what the content should be this year – if you don’t see your favorite topic – propose a presentation on it – we are trying for a larger number of focused mini-talks with just enough time allotted for treatment of each topic and questions:

There will be excellent operating conditions for you to try HF - rigs, computers with lots of digital modes, interfaces and 3-element Triband antenna or some awesome wires in very tall trees…Lots of space to experiment with your next antenna project and excellent analysis tools…Bring your projects for help from knowledgeable folk and access to great test equipment.  Never done JT65 or WSPR? Want to send some Email with the Winlink2000 system, need help configuring a soft modem or setting up a SignaLink? – we would be honored to help get you going.

Proposed Topics:

Getting Started with APRS - why use digital modes, what characteristics make them so effective. Software Replacements for Hardware TNCs Direwolf and UZ7HO Soundmodem. Curt Black – WR5J

Near Space Balloon Launch and Balloon APRS Adventures – Yep – We said LAUNCH.  Still looking for payload components – contact us if you have a tracker to commit to the project.  Due to the Wetside launch location, we have little confidence on getting the payload back. Paul Verhage, AF7HL

9600 Baud Packet Demo - a pair of systems that can do 9600 baud and do many "Internet" things - display web pages, send email, etc. There will be Raspberry Pis on both ends  Steve Stroh, N8GNJ

 

State of the Science in HSMM/Mesh Networks for Hams – Yakima is doing it

 

Update on HamWAN – another year of amazing progress

 

Round-Table Session – Compare and Contrast APRS Clients:

APRSIS - The Swiss-Army Knife of free Digital Software - Free

SARTrack – New Zealand’s Gift to the APRS, ARES and SAR Communities - Free

YAAC – Yet Another APRS Client - Free

APRSPoint – Still the most polished User Interface – Old School – not Free.

APRS_Messenger - Toolkit for Digital Communication – Free

XASTIR – Wonderful APRS Software and the Best Reason Yet to Move Toward the Light that is Linux…  http://xastir.org/index.php/Main_Page

Trackers and Systems on a Chip - Raspberry-Pi/Beagle-bone Black vs. Arduino – what platforms best enhance your use of APRS?  Small trackers and Big Tools  AP 510 APRS tracker

Sarguy Digital's Products" http://www.sarguydigital.com/ including a ruggedized APRS Tracker and a nice Android App for coordinate translation on the quick and easy…Coordinates NOW!

Best Practices for setting up an iGate – Case Study: Hillsboro, Oregon  iGate KI7CRA-10 Craig Kirkpatrick – KI7CRA

Update on use of FLDIGI-FLAMP – and RMSExpress transporting data from the backcountry for 800 cyclists in RAMROD – (Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day) to the start/finish line.  Update on the BIGFOOT200 foot race – great future opportunity for digital data transport.

RTL Dongle:  Planes and boats and hams (Oh my!) Ken - N7IPB n7ipb@...

Inexpensive USB interfaces originally designed for DVB-T TV tuners have

become the poor mans Software Defined Radio.   Usable over wide frequency

ranges they can receive nearly every modulation given the appropriate software. This talk demonstrates the use of $20 RTL-SDR dongles to receive ADS-B (Automatic Dependant Surveillance – Broadcast) aircraft and AIS (Automatic Identification System) for vessels, displaying them on Xastir.

 

9.6Kpalousa -- It's time to move from 1200 bauds (it's been 38 years) John Hays and Brian Hoyer

NW Digital Radio will setup a test bench at the Summer Gathering  to help get stations operating at 9600 baud packet.  This is your opportunity to get your equipment up and running on 9.6K packet.  

 

We will have spectrum analyzers and deviation measurement equipment setup to make sure your configuration is optimal. 

Bring your 9.6K capable hardware or software TNC, your radio, connection cables, and documentation on adjusting the radio's deviation and TNC levels.

If you don't have a 9.6K capability.  We will be offering the UDRC for sale on site (or pre-order).  You need to provide:

  1. A Raspberry Pi 2 or 3
  2. A 9600 baud packet capable radio with appropriate cable 
    • Mini Din 6 on the UDRC to your radio's interface 
    • We will bring a soldering station if you need to put a connector on a Mini Din 6 cable, 
  3. A micro SD Card, preloaded with Compass Linux and direwolf 
    • We can load your SD Card on site.
  4. Power supply for radio and Raspberry Pi (3A recommended)

There will also be examples of messaging applications as well as APRS applications available for running on the Raspberry Pi.

There will be free beer with every new digital mode you try...there are more than 120 modes inside FLDIGI alone…  Good Luck exploring those – or watching others try!

There will be cheesy Sci-Fi Movies and popcorn late into Saturday Night thanks to Bill, WA7NWP ...

Summer Gathering - Rules Of Engagement

Have FUN!   Try out new things!  Meet as many new people as possible!

Satisfy your Thirst For Knowledge!

YOU MUST HAVE A GOOD TIME - if at any time you fail to have a good time
please find Curt Black - WR5J, 206 755-4541c  tell him what’s up and we’ll work it…


Please meet your fellow participants.  If you don't know someone, go find
out what makes them tick - there is a treasure trove of interest and
experience here -make sure you check it all out

We would like to reserve the whole north side for presentations -
Please don't set up equipment on the north side  / please set up demos on
the Pavilion south side tables only

Please socialize anytime, but during presentations, please move
conversations to the South Side with the Demos
- we want everyone to be able
to hear our brave and generous speakers


If you have a QUESTION you would like answered during the Gathering, please:
1) bring it up during the introductions, and/or 2) grab any of the presenters or other participants
anytime during the weekend - Don't leave without getting help or setting up future help.


Please DONATE to Valley Camp to keep this beautiful venue available to us.

Thom and Teena and the SG Team (Curt, Paul, Bill, Ken, Steve, Tina, Anna, Brian, Brian, Gerard, John, Chris, Herb) Thank You!

If you are willing to act as a topic resource, please put your
interests/areas of expertise on your name tag

Questions:     Please contact Curt Black, WR5J, wr5j@...  206 755-4541

 

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Script to update DPlus_Hosts.txt in ircDDBGateway to use DNS lookup for registered reflectors and gateways

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dplus-hosts-update.py

 

Instructions are included in the file itself, open and read.

The key is knowing where the DPlus_Hosts.txt file is located, which varies a bit by distribution.  For example, on Compass Linux it is located in /usr/share/opendv on some distributions its in /home/opendv -- the instructions give the command to find the location.

On Compass Linux with the path it would be

sudo python dplus-hosts-update.py < /usr/share/opendv/DPlus_Hosts.txt > /usr/share/opendv/DPlus_Hosts.new



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UDRC Compass image problem

Bob Stille
 

John,

I installed the latest Compass image from the link you provided to control the UDRC/DR-1X.  I had no issues installing the image, but after booting the image on the Raspberry Pi 3, my attempt to connect to WiFi has been unsuccessful.  Hovering the mouse over the Ethernet icon at the top right corner, I get the message: wlan0: Not associated.

I am able to connect to the Internet when hard wired with an Ethernet cable, but the Compass image doesn't seem to recognize the Pi 3 internal WiFi.  I have googled the issue and it seems others are having this issue, but I have not found a solution.  Please provide guidance as to where I can find information on getting Compass to recognize the Pi 3 WiFi.

BTW the Pi 3 WiFi is recognized by a different Linux image, and the Compass image does function with WiFi on my older Pi 2 so it seem that this issue is isolated to the Compass/Pi 3 configuration.

Thanks,

Bob    KC8MLB