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Re: Why Do I get a "Windows" type GUI after a reboot??

Gayland Gump
 

You might want to expand on your description of what is happening because I for one don't have a clue what you are talking about?  
No offense intended.
Gayland
KG7GCF


On Sat, May 11, 2019 at 2:35 PM Allen Lee <alee@...> wrote:
I really prefer the basic GUI and for no reason a boot will cause the darn "windows" type one to pop up!

No DRAWS Video... but some DRAWS content

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

I let the smoke out of my radio that I've been using for the DRAWS videos and I don't have a backup right now that works with DRAWS.

In the meantime I've got some parts in for testing when the radio comes back from the shop and a quick look at the competition: (SignaLink)


Thanks for watching!
- Steve

[New post] Hamvention is Upon US

 


John Hays posted: "Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year. Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System."

New post on NW Digital Radio

Hamvention is Upon US

by John Hays

Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year.

Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System.

John Hays | May 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1Hg


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Re: [New post] Hamvention is Upon US

Steve Stroh
 

Perhaps you could share the current status of DRAWS with those of us who cannot make it to Hamvention this year. 

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 18:56 John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

John Hays posted: "Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year. Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System."

New post on NW Digital Radio

Hamvention is Upon US

by John Hays

Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year.

Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System.

John Hays | May 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1Hg


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UDRC drivers on vanilla Raspbian (not compass)

Nathan Dykstra
 

Is there somewhere that the UDRC drivers can be found, to install them myself on Raspbian?
I am interested in building things up myself, instead of depending on pre-assembled compass linux.

Thanks!

Re: Using a PiDrive with Draws Hat #draws #pidrive

okiejim
 

I feel soooo bad you guys. I  have not updated this for you. I did get my draws hat working fine on the new PI3B+. It is working just fine. I never tried again on the piDrive as it was working with the new PI and I wanted to play for awhile. My HF rig just bit the dust yesterday and I have to send it off for repair. So now is the time I guess to try the piDrive again. I do want to make that work because of the elimination of the SD Card requirement. With the PiDrive you can boot from the harddrive. I was hoping to be able to do the same with Compass Linux. So we shall try sometime this week and see what happens again. Wish me luck.

Re: Using a PiDrive with Draws Hat #draws #pidrive

 

From an Operating System point of view, "Compass" is Raspbian Linux.

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 1:58 PM okiejim <kd6vpe@...> wrote:
I feel soooo bad you guys. I  have not updated this for you. I did get my draws hat working fine on the new PI3B+. It is working just fine. I never tried again on the piDrive as it was working with the new PI and I wanted to play for awhile. My HF rig just bit the dust yesterday and I have to send it off for repair. So now is the time I guess to try the piDrive again. I do want to make that work because of the elimination of the SD Card requirement. With the PiDrive you can boot from the harddrive. I was hoping to be able to do the same with Compass Linux. So we shall try sometime this week and see what happens again. Wish me luck.



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Kingston, WA
K7VE

   

Good 2m rig?

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an interface cable and hoping for the best. 

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.  Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data port"

Re: Good 2m rig?

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

I have successfully used an Alinco 135 MkIII and Yaesu FT-7900.
 
Purchased my cables from HamMadeParts.com
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 24, 2019 9:26 am
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] Good 2m rig?

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an interface cable and hoping for the best. 

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.  Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data port"

Re: Good 2m rig?

Jim Erickson
 

I’ve had success with an ICOM IC-207H and a Kenwood TM-251A.  The first thing I look for is the 6 pin mini-din or the capability for packet.

73
Jim

On May 24, 2019, at 07:40, Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ via Groups.Io <ewbloom@...> wrote:

I have successfully used an Alinco 135 MkIII and Yaesu FT-7900.
 
Purchased my cables from HamMadeParts.com
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 24, 2019 9:26 am
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] Good 2m rig?

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an interface cable and hoping for the best. 

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.  Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data port"


Re: Good 2m rig?

Basil Gunn
 

Steve,
I know you think you asked a technical question but I believe it is more
philosophical. I am interested in other replies, however, I really like my
Kenwood TM-V71a. It has a mDin6 connector for data and a mDin8 connector
for rig control & is well supported by people that make decent cables. I
use 3 of them in my shack setup and one in my truck. There are other
models from Kenwood based on the TM-V71a that have APRS & digital voice
functionality but I'm more interested in using the RPi for that so I
just want a solid radio that is easy to use without those add-on
features and supports 1200 baud/9600 baud packet.

The philosophical part goes like this:
There are two kinds of people in the world, those that drive Fords & the
those that drive Chevys. There is no changing each of their
minds. Similarly there are 3 Kinds of hams those that like iCom, Fujitsu
or Kenwood. I suppose there is a forth category those that like the
Chinese brands but I haven't seen any with mDin6 data connectors.

You can spend some/all your time & look at feature comparisons & specs
and end up with either a Ford or a Chevy but I prefer a Toyota. Which
ever radio you choose I am sure it will serve you well. Let us know
which one you choose and your criteria for choosing it.

BTW the Kenwood TM-V71a is a dual band 2M/440 radio that supports 9600
baud packet.

/Basil N7NIX

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> writes:

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working)
radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day
now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an
interface cable and hoping for the best.

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data
connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector
already). But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never
once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and
a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.
Similar to my missive above: "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data
port"

Re: Good 2m rig?

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

I hadn't even gotten into philosophy yet... but I totally get what you're saying.

Right now I have no brand loyalty as I'm not yet an OM in this hobby.  I've got Alinco, Kenwood, Yaesu, Elecraft, PotatoFeng and some kitbashed radios laying around here... so far I'm not overly impressed with any of them because they all appear to have been made decades ago when features were never used and could be buried in a horrible menu system.

I really do just want to know what 2m radio has a Din6 plug on it that is "compatible" (which you did answer).

My inner OM is getting frustrated at the near impossibility of finding a list of radios that have a nearly 50 year old feature... I mean I'm really looking for compatibility with a 1200baud modem spec from the late 70s???  in 2019. (APRS interface)


On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:17 AM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Steve,
I know you think you asked a technical question but I believe it is more
philosophical. I am interested in other replies, however, I really like my
Kenwood TM-V71a. It has a mDin6 connector for data and a mDin8 connector
for rig control & is well supported by people that make decent cables. I
use 3 of them in my shack setup and one in my truck. There are other
models from Kenwood based on the TM-V71a that have APRS & digital voice
functionality but I'm more interested in using the RPi for that so I
just want a solid radio that is easy to use without those add-on
features and supports 1200 baud/9600 baud packet.

The philosophical part goes like this:
There are two kinds of people in the world, those that drive Fords & the
those that drive Chevys. There is no changing each of their
minds. Similarly there are 3 Kinds of hams those that like iCom, Fujitsu
or Kenwood. I suppose there is a forth category those that like the
Chinese brands but I haven't seen any with mDin6 data connectors.

You can spend some/all your time & look at feature comparisons & specs
and end up with either a Ford or a Chevy but I prefer a Toyota. Which
ever radio you choose I am sure it will serve you well. Let us know
which one you choose and your criteria for choosing it.

BTW the Kenwood TM-V71a is a dual band 2M/440 radio that supports 9600
baud packet.

/Basil N7NIX

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> writes:

> Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working)
> radios?
> My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day
> now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an
> interface cable and hoping for the best.
>
> Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data
> connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector
> already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never
> once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
> Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
> What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and
> a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.
> Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data
> port"



Re: Good 2m rig?

Steve Stroh
 

I second Basil’s recommendation of the Kenwood TM-V71A. It’s a slight waste to have simultaneous dual band features with the data interface only to be able to work with one band or the other. Think of the dual band feature as being able to experiment with the two different bands. 

You’re not wrong. All of these radios are decades-old designs. We’ve had some promising starts at state of this decade data radios, even software defined, but none that have carried through to even a real beta test. 

Someone is going to get a clue that such a product is needed and would be profitable. Perhaps a Chinese vendor - they just need to be provided with a reference design to copy. 

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 08:24 Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> wrote:
I hadn't even gotten into philosophy yet... but I totally get what you're saying.

Right now I have no brand loyalty as I'm not yet an OM in this hobby.  I've got Alinco, Kenwood, Yaesu, Elecraft, PotatoFeng and some kitbashed radios laying around here... so far I'm not overly impressed with any of them because they all appear to have been made decades ago when features were never used and could be buried in a horrible menu system.

I really do just want to know what 2m radio has a Din6 plug on it that is "compatible" (which you did answer).

My inner OM is getting frustrated at the near impossibility of finding a list of radios that have a nearly 50 year old feature... I mean I'm really looking for compatibility with a 1200baud modem spec from the late 70s???  in 2019. (APRS interface)

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:17 AM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Steve,
I know you think you asked a technical question but I believe it is more
philosophical. I am interested in other replies, however, I really like my
Kenwood TM-V71a. It has a mDin6 connector for data and a mDin8 connector
for rig control & is well supported by people that make decent cables. I
use 3 of them in my shack setup and one in my truck. There are other
models from Kenwood based on the TM-V71a that have APRS & digital voice
functionality but I'm more interested in using the RPi for that so I
just want a solid radio that is easy to use without those add-on
features and supports 1200 baud/9600 baud packet.

The philosophical part goes like this:
There are two kinds of people in the world, those that drive Fords & the
those that drive Chevys. There is no changing each of their
minds. Similarly there are 3 Kinds of hams those that like iCom, Fujitsu
or Kenwood. I suppose there is a forth category those that like the
Chinese brands but I haven't seen any with mDin6 data connectors.

You can spend some/all your time & look at feature comparisons & specs
and end up with either a Ford or a Chevy but I prefer a Toyota. Which
ever radio you choose I am sure it will serve you well. Let us know
which one you choose and your criteria for choosing it.

BTW the Kenwood TM-V71a is a dual band 2M/440 radio that supports 9600
baud packet.

/Basil N7NIX

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> writes:

> Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working)
> radios?
> My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day
> now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an
> interface cable and hoping for the best.
>
> Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data
> connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector
> already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never
> once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
> Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
> What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and
> a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.
> Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data
> port"



--
Steve Stroh (personal / general): stevestroh@...

Re: Good 2m rig?

Mike Besemer
 

TM-V71 & FTM-100D.

 

I think there was a way to bring COS out of the TM-271, but that option disappeared on the -281.

 

I agree… for the extra $5 it would cost to add a dataport, I wish all the manufacturers would get on-board and start putting one on their entry level radios.

 

73 and good luck,

 

Mike

WM4B

 

 

From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve McGrane
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2019 10:23 AM
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] Good 2m rig?

 

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an interface cable and hoping for the best. 

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.  Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data port"

Re: Good 2m rig?

 

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
Here's a start of list where I was attempting to organize our options.

https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/Radios-for-Packet

Oh if only we had a modern Kantronics D4-10 with agile frequency control..

Until then, the V71 is the winner for VHF/UHF.

Bill

Re: Good 2m rig?

Steve, N9VW
 

Bill,
You missed one vendor, Bridgecom. They make a series of single band radios that have a 15 pin connector for interfacing. These are resonably priced ($240) units. I will be setting one up for evaluation with the DRAWS unit in the coming weeks.

73 de Steve, N9VW

On 5/24/2019 9:53 AM, Bill Vodall wrote:
Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
Here's a start of list where I was attempting to organize our options.

https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/Radios-for-Packet

Oh if only we had a modern Kantronics D4-10 with agile frequency control..

Until then, the V71 is the winner for VHF/UHF.

Bill

Re: Good 2m rig?

 

Hi Bill,

W7TUT is not making cables currently -- unless that has changed recently, but Les at Ham Made Parts will make cables.

Add Icom ID-880H for 1200/9600 baud with DIN-6 port.
Add Yaesu FTM-100DR for 1200/9600 and CAT control with adapter cable  https://www.manualslib.com/manual/996654/Yaesu-Ftm-100dr.html?page=108


On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 9:53 AM Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:
> Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?

Here's a start of list where I was attempting to organize our options.

  https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/Radios-for-Packet

Oh if only we had a modern Kantronics D4-10 with agile frequency control..

Until then, the V71 is the winner for VHF/UHF.

Bill





--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: Good 2m rig?

 

I believe Ham Made Parts have a cable for this.

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:01 AM Steve, N9VW <steve@...> wrote:
Bill,
You missed one vendor, Bridgecom. They make a series of single band
radios that have a 15 pin connector for interfacing. These are resonably
priced ($240) units. I will be setting one up for evaluation with the
DRAWS unit in the coming weeks.

73 de Steve, N9VW

On 5/24/2019 9:53 AM, Bill Vodall wrote:
>> Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
> Here's a start of list where I was attempting to organize our options.
>
>    https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/Radios-for-Packet
>
> Oh if only we had a modern Kantronics D4-10 with agile frequency control..
>
> Until then, the V71 is the winner for VHF/UHF.
>
> Bill
>
>
>






--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: Good 2m rig?

Keating Floyd
 

I'll pile in positively on Ham Made Parts (no affiliation, just a happy customer.)

Nice and easy to deal with.

73,

Keating
KC4HSI

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 1:13 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
I believe Ham Made Parts have a cable for this.

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:01 AM Steve, N9VW <steve@...> wrote:
Bill,
You missed one vendor, Bridgecom. They make a series of single band
radios that have a 15 pin connector for interfacing. These are resonably
priced ($240) units. I will be setting one up for evaluation with the
DRAWS unit in the coming weeks.

73 de Steve, N9VW

On 5/24/2019 9:53 AM, Bill Vodall wrote:
>> Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
> Here's a start of list where I was attempting to organize our options.
>
>    https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/Radios-for-Packet
>
> Oh if only we had a modern Kantronics D4-10 with agile frequency control..
>
> Until then, the V71 is the winner for VHF/UHF.
>
> Bill
>
>
>






--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: Good 2m rig?

 

https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/Radios-for-Packet
You missed one vendor,
Thanks everyone - updates and corrections have been applied.