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Re: DRAWS

Gwen Patton
 

I just read the Product Brief. What rigs use those 6-pin mini-DIN connectors? I'm thinking Yaesu FT-817 and newer? How about connecting it to an Elecraft KX3/PX3 system? Is it compatible?

Early Adopters Pre-Sale for the Digital Radio Amateur Workstation - DRAWS

 

DRAWS - Raspberry Pi HAT

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[The boards will be run in the next couple of weeks, this is an opportunity to order early and save $20 on the board, and $5 on the GPS LNA Antenna]

HW Features: 
• Raspberry Pi 3 Compliant HAT 
• Power HAT and Pi from 6-15VDC 
• Onboard Voltage Monitor 
• 2 Radio Interfaces 
• Mini DIN-6 Connectors 
• Cables Included 
• On Board GPS 
• Optional External Antenna w/LNA 
• PPS for Stratum 1 Time Source 
• Battery Backed Real Time Clock 
• Accessory Port 
• PWR, IO, Serial Port, Analog In 

Operating Modes: 
• Headless, operate from your Computer 
• Network Attach or VNC 
• Workstation, operate locally by adding 
• HDMI Monitor 
• USB Keyboard & Mouse 

Open Source Software: 
DRAWS™ self identifies to the OS for configuration. An image will be available on release with popular applications pre-installed, including: 
• Packet 
• DIREWOLF 1200/9600 
• APRS, WinLink, ARDOP 
• Soundcard Digital 
• FLDIGI, WSJT-X 
• Digital Voice Repeater/Hotspot


Order at  http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/draws-digital-radio-amateur-workstation/

For those who were not in attendance at DCC or the NWAPRS Summer Gathering, NW Digital Radio will be offering a tiered roll out of the DRAWS product.

Individual components such as the DRAWS HAT, GPS LNA Antenna, Metal Case, Pre-loaded SD Card, ... will be available for purchase independently. 

The initial offering will be only for the HAT and optional antenna.  Other offerings will roll out over the 4th quarter.

There will also be an offer for a complete, assembled system with all components integrated in a single package.

Specific bundles (e.g. everything but the Raspberry Pi) may be offered as well.



John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


DRAWS Discussion

 

DRAWS and UDRC discussions will be in https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc

The early adopter pricing for the DRAWS board is now live.

For those who were not in attendance at DCC or the NWAPRS summer gathering, NW Digital Radio will be offering a tiered roll out of the DRAWS product.

Individual components such as the DRAWS HAT, GPS LNA Antenna, Metal Case, Pre-loaded SD Card, will be available for purchase independently.  The initial offering will be only for the HAT and optional antenna.  Other offerings will roll out over the 4th quarter.

We will also offer a complete, assembled system with all components integrated in a single package.

We may also specific bundles (e.g. everything but the Raspberry Pi) as well.

Stay tuned.

Re: Compass & DRAWS

Gayland Gump
 

That is most pleasing to hear.  Anna, you go girl!

Gayland
KG7GCF

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 8:18 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Once the image is installed, it uses standard Raspbian repositories for packages other than those we specifically build and test. 

Compass will be an easier 'get started' install, after that they are the same. Anna could provide more detail, but the current kernel allows us to add DRAWS/UDRC support after installation, previous versions of the kernel required us building a new kernel to support the sound chip. 

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 07:59 Gayland Gump <kg7gcf@...> wrote:
So which one will make doing OS and application update simpler and more reliable?   Having to maintain a current Compass has got to be something of a strain. Wouldn't focusing on packaging and delivering software for your hardware along the lines Annalise has been pursuing or some time now be better over all.

Gayland
KG7GCF

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 7:49 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
There is a package for Raspbian, or use Compass Linux.

Compass Linux is Raspbian pre-loaded with the contents of the package. The image with the applications pre-loaded will be Compass based. 

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 03:31 Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
Bryan - I am guessing Compass would be the recommended Linux distro to use with the new DRAWS Pi-Hat? 

73

Mike
KB0FX



Re: Compass & DRAWS

 

Once the image is installed, it uses standard Raspbian repositories for packages other than those we specifically build and test. 

Compass will be an easier 'get started' install, after that they are the same. Anna could provide more detail, but the current kernel allows us to add DRAWS/UDRC support after installation, previous versions of the kernel required us building a new kernel to support the sound chip. 

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 07:59 Gayland Gump <kg7gcf@...> wrote:
So which one will make doing OS and application update simpler and more reliable?   Having to maintain a current Compass has got to be something of a strain. Wouldn't focusing on packaging and delivering software for your hardware along the lines Annalise has been pursuing or some time now be better over all.

Gayland
KG7GCF

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 7:49 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
There is a package for Raspbian, or use Compass Linux.

Compass Linux is Raspbian pre-loaded with the contents of the package. The image with the applications pre-loaded will be Compass based. 

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 03:31 Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
Bryan - I am guessing Compass would be the recommended Linux distro to use with the new DRAWS Pi-Hat? 

73

Mike
KB0FX


Re: DRAWS

Gayland Gump
 

Pushy? 😇

Gayland
KG7GCF

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 8:10 PM, Robert Sears <kf7vop@...> wrote:

Shut up and take my money!

Robert/KF7VOP

On 9/20/2018 09:14 AM, Bryan Hoyer wrote:
Of course, we will publish the Product Brief at the same time.

On Sep 20, 2018, at 8:21 AM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:

It'd be nice to know what it is before I jump to buy it. I'm not Nancy Pelosi, to pass it to know what's in it, after all.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:55 AM Mike Moore <mikemoore@...> wrote:
Mike, I have seen mention of DRAWS but haven't seen what it is.  I am a thumbdv user and play with DSTAR and DMR.  Do I want to jump on this bandwagon?

73, KC2NM
Mike Moore
mikemoore@...
Cell, Text (585) 721-0011



On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:15 AM Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
I was at the DCC and I am very excited about the new DRAWS Pi-Hat. I am hoping it will be available very soon??




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Re: Compass & DRAWS

Gayland Gump
 

So which one will make doing OS and application update simpler and more reliable?   Having to maintain a current Compass has got to be something of a strain. Wouldn't focusing on packaging and delivering software for your hardware along the lines Annalise has been pursuing or some time now be better over all.

Gayland
KG7GCF

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 7:49 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
There is a package for Raspbian, or use Compass Linux.

Compass Linux is Raspbian pre-loaded with the contents of the package. The image with the applications pre-loaded will be Compass based. 

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 03:31 Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
Bryan - I am guessing Compass would be the recommended Linux distro to use with the new DRAWS Pi-Hat? 

73

Mike
KB0FX


Re: [New post] DRAWS™ Digital Radio Amateur Workstation Early Adopter Sale

 

There will be a metal case, custom designed for it. 


On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 07:55 Steve <yahoo-udr@...> wrote:
Will there also be an acrylic case available?


NW Digital Radio wrote on 09/21/2018 06:03 AM:
> Post       : DRAWS&#x2122; Digital Radio Amateur Workstation Early Adopter Sale
> URL        : http://nwdigitalradio.com/draws-digital-radio-amateur-workstation-early-adopter-sale/
> Posted     : September 21, 2018 at 6:01 am
> Author     : k7udr
> Categories : DRAWS, UDRC
>
> We are Now Accepting Orders for DRAWS™ !
> Early adopters can purchase the DRAWS board for $129.95, a $20 discount along with the companion GPS/LNA Antenna for $9.95, a $5 discount.
>
> Delivery will be in early October. We will release an image with preloaded applications at that time.
>
> Here's the Product Brief:
> DRAWS ( http://nwdigitalradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DRAWS.pdf )
>



Re: [New post] DRAWS™ Digital Radio Amateur Workstation Early Adopter Sale

Steve
 

Will there also be an acrylic case available?


NW Digital Radio wrote on 09/21/2018 06:03 AM:

Post : DRAWS&#x2122; Digital Radio Amateur Workstation Early Adopter Sale
URL : http://nwdigitalradio.com/draws-digital-radio-amateur-workstation-early-adopter-sale/
Posted : September 21, 2018 at 6:01 am
Author : k7udr
Categories : DRAWS, UDRC
We are Now Accepting Orders for DRAWS™ !
Early adopters can purchase the DRAWS board for $129.95, a $20 discount along with the companion GPS/LNA Antenna for $9.95, a $5 discount.
Delivery will be in early October. We will release an image with preloaded applications at that time.
Here's the Product Brief:
DRAWS ( http://nwdigitalradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DRAWS.pdf )

Re: DRAWS

 

How about posting the presentation from Summer Gathering or TAPR? I attended SG but was unable to see the DRAWS session due to other business. The product description on the website doesn't say much.

Bob AF9W

Re: DRAWS

Robert Sears
 

Shut up and take my money!

Robert/KF7VOP

On 9/20/2018 09:14 AM, Bryan Hoyer wrote:
Of course, we will publish the Product Brief at the same time.

On Sep 20, 2018, at 8:21 AM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:

It'd be nice to know what it is before I jump to buy it. I'm not Nancy Pelosi, to pass it to know what's in it, after all.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:55 AM Mike Moore <mikemoore@...> wrote:
Mike, I have seen mention of DRAWS but haven't seen what it is.  I am a thumbdv user and play with DSTAR and DMR.  Do I want to jump on this bandwagon?

73, KC2NM
Mike Moore
mikemoore@...
Cell, Text (585) 721-0011



On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:15 AM Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
I was at the DCC and I am very excited about the new DRAWS Pi-Hat. I am hoping it will be available very soon??




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http://quarktime.net


Re: Compass & DRAWS

 

There is a package for Raspbian, or use Compass Linux.

Compass Linux is Raspbian pre-loaded with the contents of the package. The image with the applications pre-loaded will be Compass based. 

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 03:31 Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
Bryan - I am guessing Compass would be the recommended Linux distro to use with the new DRAWS Pi-Hat? 

73

Mike
KB0FX

Compass & DRAWS

Mike - KB0FX
 

Bryan - I am guessing Compass would be the recommended Linux distro to use with the new DRAWS Pi-Hat? 

73

Mike
KB0FX

Re: DRAWS

 

Of course, we will publish the Product Brief at the same time.

On Sep 20, 2018, at 8:21 AM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:

It'd be nice to know what it is before I jump to buy it. I'm not Nancy Pelosi, to pass it to know what's in it, after all.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:55 AM Mike Moore <mikemoore@...> wrote:
Mike, I have seen mention of DRAWS but haven't seen what it is.  I am a thumbdv user and play with DSTAR and DMR.  Do I want to jump on this bandwagon?

73, KC2NM
Mike Moore
mikemoore@...
Cell, Text (585) 721-0011



On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:15 AM Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
I was at the DCC and I am very excited about the new DRAWS Pi-Hat. I am hoping it will be available very soon??




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http://quarktime.net

Re: DRAWS

Mike Moore
 

Mike, I have seen mention of DRAWS but haven't seen what it is.  I am a thumbdv user and play with DSTAR and DMR.  Do I want to jump on this bandwagon?

73, KC2NM
Mike Moore
mikemoore@...
Cell, Text (585) 721-0011



On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:15 AM Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:
I was at the DCC and I am very excited about the new DRAWS Pi-Hat. I am hoping it will be available very soon??

Re: DRAWS

 

Hi Mike,

I’ll be posting the Early Adopters Price later today!

Bryan K7UDR

On Sep 20, 2018, at 4:43 AM, Mike - KB0FX <mweilb@...> wrote:

I was at the DCC and I am very excited about the new DRAWS Pi-Hat. I am hoping it will be available very soon??

DRAWS

Mike - KB0FX
 

I was at the DCC and I am very excited about the new DRAWS Pi-Hat. I am hoping it will be available very soon??

windv reflectors update

Jose Manuel Martinez Barbera
 

Has anyone managed to update the reflectors that the software windv uses? and how?


El lun., 3 sept. 2018 19:30, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> escribió:
I haven't used the program in years and am not where I can setup and try it.

There is a subgroup for AMBE under this one, maybe someone can help. 

The DVDongle and ThumbDV are different types of devices, so you have to get the right configuration for AMBE 3000 devices like the ThumbDV. 

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018, 10:35 Mike, AA9VI via Groups.Io <mjswiatk=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
John or anyone else,
Can you tell me how to use wav2ambe with the ThumbDV on a Debian system?  I saw an archived post for raspbian but the instructions don't directly apply to a Stretch distribution, for example.  When I execute the command

# wav2ambe -p -v -f a -o ambe/0.ambe 0.wav

to convert a simple wav file I get the following error: 

Initialising DVdongle
DVdongle status = 0
DVdongle status = 1
Error: timeout receiving data from dongle.! Exiting

Is there a -dngle setting or something else for the thumbDV?

Thanks,
Mike, AA9VI

Re: DRAWS Fyi

 

The link isn't live yet -- NW Digital Radio will discuss at https://wa7vc.org/nwaprssg this weekend (and at DCC next Saturday).  Information will be on the link in the next week or so.

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:51 AM k6fed via Groups.Io <k6fed=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi John,
 The read more link for your new product (DRAWS) on the Nwdigital Radio site is not working. Do you have some additional information you can share?

thanks

Frank K6fed 



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   

DRAWS Fyi

k6fed@...
 
Edited

Hi John,
 The read more link for your new product (DRAWS) on the Nwdigital Radio site is not working. Do you have some additional information you can share?

thanks

Frank K6fed