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Re: Is it possible to run voice and packet over the same repeater (DR1X) if running 12.5 khz for each?

 

We have not done the engineering or testing for such a solution, but it should be possible either at FM or NFM.

The latest direwolf modem has a duplex mode, which should be able to handle repeating.   It would be a matter of wiring up a UDRC in the same manner as we do for D-STAR and running direwolf, let the internal controller on the DR-1X run the voice side and the UDRC/Direwolf on the packet side.  Be sure to CTCSS Xmit and Receive for voice -- your users won't enjoy listening to packet on their voice repeater :)

There is a udrc sub-group here, which would be better to continue the discussion with UDRC users.

Be careful of DR-1X firmware updates since release of DR-2X.

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:20 AM, Austin <mail@...> wrote:
We are starting to get a lot more interest in packet, but we can't put two systems up to run a voice repeater and packet node at the same time. If we can get 2 modes by narrow banding it would allow us to increase our capability for emergencies.




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Is it possible to run voice and packet over the same repeater (DR1X) if running 12.5 khz for each?

Austin - KF7SIW
 

We are starting to get a lot more interest in packet, but we can't put two systems up to run a voice repeater and packet node at the same time. If we can get 2 modes by narrow banding it would allow us to increase our capability for emergencies.


Re: UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

Steve Stroh
 

I agree with Kenny, but one "trick" is to ensure that the PS/2
extension cable you pick has all 6 pins wired through. Not all the
pins are used on a PS/2 mouse or keyboard, so some extension cable
vendors don't include the "unneeded" wires. The more reputable vendors
usually specify that yes, their PS/2 extension cables DO have all six
wires.

Another "trick" for the D-9 connector end is that you can buy
connectors that use crimped pins, which is all I use nowadays. Once
you've used crimp pins rather than soldered, you never go back. Quick
Amazon lookup: https://www.amazon.com/Accessories-D-Sub-Standard-Crimp-Plated/dp/B007R2JEI8

Steve N8GNJ

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:56 AM Kenny Richards <kenny@...> wrote:

Brian,

This is a fairly easy cable to make. Find a keyboard extension cable with all the wires connected on the mini-6din, cut off one side and solder to the DB9 connector for the DR-135. I don't like trying to make the mini-din side, but soldering to the DB9 isn't to difficult.

73,
Kenny, KU7M
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Steve Stroh (personal / general): stevestroh@...


Re: UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

Brian T Schmidt
 

thats awesome Keith thanks for the help...


I pretty much live in the stick and trying to add tech to central NE..HA


Brian


On 6/25/2018 2:24 PM, Keith Williamson wrote:
Hi Brian,

I run an APRS digipeater (KF7DRV-3) 24/7 using the UDRC and DR-135. 

Here is the diagram of the cable I built for it. Just as Kenny suggested, I too started with a keyboard extension cable so that I didn't have to muck with the mini-DIN6. 



73's,

Keith
KF7DRV

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Kenny Richards <kenny@...> wrote:
Brian,

This is a fairly easy cable to make. Find a keyboard extension cable with all the wires connected on the mini-6din, cut off one side and solder to the DB9 connector for the DR-135. I don't like trying to make the mini-din side, but soldering to the DB9 isn't to difficult.

73,
Kenny, KU7M



Re: UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

Keith Williamson
 

Hi Brian,

I run an APRS digipeater (KF7DRV-3) 24/7 using the UDRC and DR-135. 

Here is the diagram of the cable I built for it. Just as Kenny suggested, I too started with a keyboard extension cable so that I didn't have to muck with the mini-DIN6. 



73's,

Keith
KF7DRV

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Kenny Richards <kenny@...> wrote:
Brian,

This is a fairly easy cable to make. Find a keyboard extension cable with all the wires connected on the mini-6din, cut off one side and solder to the DB9 connector for the DR-135. I don't like trying to make the mini-din side, but soldering to the DB9 isn't to difficult.

73,
Kenny, KU7M



Re: UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

Brian T Schmidt
 

Thanks for the help. I think to get the system up and running I will get a premade cable and then make a cable myself for educational purposes.


Brian

On 6/25/2018 2:37 PM, Steve wrote:
To elaborate on Kenny's "Find a keyboard extension cable ..." suggestion, this proved difficult for me until I went here:
https://pchcables.ecomm-search.com/cables/ps2-cables

Steve


Kenny Richards wrote on 06/25/2018 11:56 AM:
Brian,

This is a fairly easy cable to make. Find a keyboard extension cable with all the wires connected on the mini-6din, cut off one side and solder to the DB9 connector for the DR-135. I don't like trying to make the mini-din side, but soldering to the DB9 isn't to difficult.

73,
Kenny, KU7M




Re: UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

Steve
 

To elaborate on Kenny's "Find a keyboard extension cable ..." suggestion, this proved difficult for me until I went here:
https://pchcables.ecomm-search.com/cables/ps2-cables

Steve


Kenny Richards wrote on 06/25/2018 11:56 AM:

Brian,
This is a fairly easy cable to make. Find a keyboard extension cable with all the wires connected on the mini-6din, cut off one side and solder to the DB9 connector for the DR-135. I don't like trying to make the mini-din side, but soldering to the DB9 isn't to difficult.
73,
Kenny, KU7M


Re: UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

 

I have updated https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-II-Cabling-For-2-radios to make the connections clearer.

Audio in to the UDRC is on pin 4 -- on the radio end you can connect this to either audio or discriminator.  Discriminator is more flexible (eg. you can run 9600 baud vs 1200 baud). 

There are cases where you must use one or the other, eg. running non-packet digital modes on an FT-817 for example.


On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Kenny Richards <kenny@...> wrote:
Brian,

This is a fairly easy cable to make. Find a keyboard extension cable with all the wires connected on the mini-6din, cut off one side and solder to the DB9 connector for the DR-135. I don't like trying to make the mini-din side, but soldering to the DB9 isn't to difficult.

73,
Kenny, KU7M




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

Kenny Richards
 

Brian,

This is a fairly easy cable to make. Find a keyboard extension cable with all the wires connected on the mini-6din, cut off one side and solder to the DB9 connector for the DR-135. I don't like trying to make the mini-din side, but soldering to the DB9 isn't to difficult.

73,
Kenny, KU7M


UDRC-II to Alinco DR-135TMKIII

Brian T Schmidt
 

Good afternoon,


I am looking to build a reliable APRS iGate here in central Nebraska. I system I am planning on building consists of a RPI/UDRC-II and an Alinco DR-135TMKIII. I sent Randy W7TUT and email and he is not making cables right now. Is there anywhere else I can purchase a cable or is there a some how to on how to build one?


Thanks

Brian

KE0HZX 


Re: Buster and MacOS upgrade

Annaliese McDermond
 

I’ll take a look when I get a chance, probably this weekend sometime.  Remember it’ll take me a few days to get things pushed through the App Store approval process when I’ve got a good change.

— Anna (NH6Z)

On Jun 14, 2018, at 12:43 PM, rob_eke via Groups.Io <rob_eke@...> wrote:

Kenny,
Thanks, I just reported this issue on Github as well.

73 Rob


Re: Buster and MacOS upgrade

rob_eke
 

Kenny,
Thanks, I just reported this issue on Github as well.

73 Rob


Re: Buster and MacOS upgrade

Kenny Richards
 

Rob,

There is a thread that started yesterday on the GitHub forum for Buster on this topic. I will see if I can reproduce it tonight when I get home.

73,
Kenny


aplay no sound card found

Bernard f6bvp / ai7bg
 

Hi,

n7nix/config.sh script fails while aplay reports no udrc sound card found.

Here is my configuration using RaspBerry Pi with UDRC II :
Compass Linux 4.9.80-v7+ #1 SMP Sun May 13
direwolf 1.5 (May 18 2018) Beta test 2

Here is config.sh script report :
Using USER : Pi
Found an existing /etc/direwolf.conf config file
starting udrc id check
UDRC_PROD: Universal digital Radio Controller II ID:3
Product ID match : 3
found HAT for UDRC II with produxt ID: 3
Finished UDRC id check : 3
UDRC II installed
aplay : device_list: 268: no sound card found

Can someone explain what is wrong in my configuration ?

Regards,

Bernard, f6bvp


Re: Buster and MacOS upgrade

 

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 10:34 AM, rob_eke via Groups.Io <rob_eke@...> wrote:
Ok, maybee an idea to contact NH6Z. Due the all the info hear we can take te conclusion thats there is not something wrong with my setup.
Thanks  Lyn an Gary for respons.

73 Rob pa3eke




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Buster and MacOS upgrade

rob_eke
 

Ok, maybee an idea to contact NH6Z. Due the all the info hear we can take te conclusion thats there is not something wrong with my setup.
Thanks  Lyn an Gary for respons.

73 Rob pa3eke


Re: Buster and MacOS upgrade

 

Buster belongs to NH6Z.


On Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 07:02 Lyn <radiokc8i@...> wrote:
Same here, first using the macOS 13.5 beta some time ago, and still not fixed with 13.5 as released on this iMac. I reported this to Apple and NW digital but no response so far.

Lyn - KC8I





Re: Buster and MacOS upgrade

Lyn
 

Same here, first using the macOS 13.5 beta some time ago, and still not fixed with 13.5 as released on this iMac. I reported this to Apple and NW digital but no response so far.

Lyn - KC8I


Buster and MacOS upgrade

 

Within the past few weeks, Buster is not able to specify the input path on MacOS preferences. I can still get to the RpI from an older macintosh laptop. It seems to me that something apple did with a recent software update is responsible.


Re: XC-3006 First Look

Mike - KB8ZGL <wolthuis@...>
 

I took a little file and bent the inside pin just a hair, now things are working as expected.  Thanks for the lead.

8 channels of fun!

 

Mike

Kb8zgl

 

 

From: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of John Hays <john@...>
Reply-To: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:55 AM
To: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] XC-3006 First Look

 

Try pressure on one side of the power plug to make contact. 

 

You can use lsusb to see USB devices. 

 

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 07:42 Mike - KB8ZGL <wolthuis@...> wrote:

Ok, I will double check…

 

Thanks John.

 

No FTDI showing in dmesg.  Note, this was working with the two dongles, I did recompile ambed to make sure it was the latest.  It is acting like the device is not there.

 

I’ll try connecting to my laptop.  Maybe wrong power plug, maybe smaller yet than what I used.

 

Mike

 

 

From: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of John Hays <john@...>
Reply-To: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:38 AM
To: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] XC-3006 First Look

 

No lights. Make sure the center pin is in contact. 

 

On Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 07:29 Mike - KB8ZGL <wolthuis@...> wrote:

Are there any lights on the unit?  I have 9V adapter now feeding mine (center positive), but ambed is not detecting any devices.

 

Mike

Kb8zgl

 

 

From: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of Lloyd Duck <lduck1974@...>
Reply-To: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Date: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 5:11 PM
To: <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] XC-3006 First Look

 

I did the same with an old 12v 1.2a power wallwart I had and drilled out the two holes for the case. The screws were just for the lid to the case so the board flops around inside the case some. 

 

 Performance wise it’s working great! I still kept the two thumbdv’s plugged in and have 8 channels transcoding now. 

 

Thanks NWdigital! 

 

Lloyd 

W5LND 

 

 

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 8:18 PM <raymond.strickoff@...> wrote:

For power I whacked the end off an old 5v 2a power brick for a USB hub and wired it directly into the 12v side of a molex connector inside the machine running XLX and ambed.

After that I dug deeper in the envelope it came in and found the plug and screws.