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Re: PiDV as a Bridge between modes ? #cal-invite

John Anderson
 

Any help from yourselves who have do this already and suggestions of a good Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 image would be appreciated, initially the DMR to Analogue bridge sounds good for starters ?


John.


Re: PiDV as a Bridge between modes ? #cal-invite

 

There are a few applications. Use your PiDV in an AMBEserver. 

On Jan 15, 2017 15:12, "Ian" <gm4upx@...> wrote:
Hello John,

I guess it is possible; I have used my ThumbDV as a D_Star<> Analogue bridge.

See my post about Pi3;ThumbDV and Baofeng..

Regards,
Ian..


On 15-01-2017 20:45, John Anderson via Groups.Io wrote:
I have a PiDV which i purchased a number of years ago and was
wondering if i could put it to use to create a bridge between lets say
D-Star <-> DMR or from one of these modes to analogue FM ?

73 John Mi0AAZ.



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[2] https://groups.io/mt/4185479?uid=162806
[3] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/post
[4] https://groups.io/mk?hashtag=cal-invite&subid=330593
[5] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/editsub?uid=162806
[6] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main
[7] https://groups.io/static/tos
[8] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/leave/defanged



Re: PiDV as a Bridge between modes ? #cal-invite

Ian
 

Hello John,

I guess it is possible; I have used my ThumbDV as a D_Star<> Analogue bridge.

See my post about Pi3;ThumbDV and Baofeng..

Regards,
Ian..

On 15-01-2017 20:45, John Anderson via Groups.Io wrote:
I have a PiDV which i purchased a number of years ago and was
wondering if i could put it to use to create a bridge between lets say
D-Star <-> DMR or from one of these modes to analogue FM ?
73 John Mi0AAZ.
Links:
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[1] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/message/1469
[2] https://groups.io/mt/4185479?uid=162806
[3] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/post
[4] https://groups.io/mk?hashtag=cal-invite&subid=330593
[5] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/editsub?uid=162806
[6] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main
[7] https://groups.io/static/tos
[8] https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/main/leave/defanged

PiDV as a Bridge between modes ? #cal-invite

John Anderson
 

I have a PiDV which i purchased a number of years ago and was wondering if i could put it to use to create a bridge between lets say D-Star <-> DMR or from one of these modes to analogue FM ?

73 John Mi0AAZ.


Re: ThumbDV and SDR# / Virtual Audio Cable

 

I think the question is, do you want to potentially violate the intellectual property rights (patents) behind the vocoders (e.g. mbelib probably violates those IP rights) vs using a licensed vocoder as in the ThumbDV and PiDV?

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:35 PM, <siegfried.jackstien@...> wrote:

i can decode such digital voice data with dsdplus (software decoder)

i use hdsdr (sdrsoft) ... virtual audio cable (to route digital audio towards dsd) ... and the decoding software

hth

dg9bfc

sigi

ps ... with using thimb dv i can not help ... sorry


Am 12.01.2017 um 19:52 schrieb Dirk, DL2DW:

Hello,

Is it possible, to use the ThumbDV with SDR Software, like SDR#? Or can it be use, with the "Audio Virtual Cable" tool?


I want to decode DMR, D-STAR, etc. with my SDR receiver and a SDR software under Windows. My idea was, to take a ThumbDV to decode the stream from the sdr software.


Thank you in advance,

Dirk, DL2DW





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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   

Re: ThumbDV and SDR# / Virtual Audio Cable

siegfried.jackstien@...
 

i can decode such digital voice data with dsdplus (software decoder)

i use hdsdr (sdrsoft) ... virtual audio cable (to route digital audio towards dsd) ... and the decoding software

hth

dg9bfc

sigi

ps ... with using thimb dv i can not help ... sorry


Am 12.01.2017 um 19:52 schrieb Dirk, DL2DW:

Hello,

Is it possible, to use the ThumbDV with SDR Software, like SDR#? Or can it be use, with the "Audio Virtual Cable" tool?


I want to decode DMR, D-STAR, etc. with my SDR receiver and a SDR software under Windows. My idea was, to take a ThumbDV to decode the stream from the sdr software.


Thank you in advance,

Dirk, DL2DW


Re: ThumbDV and SDR# / Virtual Audio Cable

Barry Bettman
 

Me to Dirk, I am interested in using the DVthumb on DMR.  Any software to support it?

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Dirk, DL2DW <dirk@...> wrote:

Hello,

Is it possible, to use the ThumbDV with SDR Software, like SDR#? Or can it be use, with the "Audio Virtual Cable" tool?


I want to decode DMR, D-STAR, etc. with my SDR receiver and a SDR software under Windows. My idea was, to take a ThumbDV to decode the stream from the sdr software.


Thank you in advance,

Dirk, DL2DW


Re: ThumbDV and SDR# / Virtual Audio Cable

 

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Dirk, DL2DW <dirk@...> wrote:

Hello,

Is it possible, to use the ThumbDV with SDR Software, like SDR#? Or can it be use, with the "Audio Virtual Cable" tool?


I want to decode DMR, D-STAR, etc. with my SDR receiver and a SDR software under Windows. My idea was, to take a ThumbDV to decode the stream from the sdr software.


Thank you in advance,

Dirk, DL2DW




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   

ThumbDV and SDR# / Virtual Audio Cable

Dirk, DL2DW
 

Hello,

Is it possible, to use the ThumbDV with SDR Software, like SDR#? Or can it be use, with the "Audio Virtual Cable" tool?


I want to decode DMR, D-STAR, etc. with my SDR receiver and a SDR software under Windows. My idea was, to take a ThumbDV to decode the stream from the sdr software.


Thank you in advance,

Dirk, DL2DW

Has anyone sucessfully setup the D-Star function on a Flex6700 Radio??

k4cae@...
 

If so please post you settings.

Thanks,

K4CAE - David Livingston

Re: dstar repeater config

 

sudo systemctl disable dstarrepeaterd@1

On Jan 3, 2017 19:14, "Ted McArthur" <kb7pab@...> wrote:

OK I had the Deamon version of dstarrepeaterd running also so shutting off the GUI ones didn't  let me see that. How can I stop the Deamon one from starting at boot. 

My Problem is I receive on my repeater and it seems to go out over the Gate way but no Transmit out my Transmitter this is a converted old Repeater hotspot a couple of Motorola mobiles


Re: dstar repeater config

Ted McArthur
 

OK I had the Deamon version of dstarrepeaterd running also so shutting off the GUI ones didn't  let me see that. How can I stop the Deamon one from starting at boot. 

My Problem is I receive on my repeater and it seems to go out over the Gate way but no Transmit out my Transmitter this is a converted old Repeater hotspot a couple of Motorola mobiles


Re: dstar repeater config

 

Start Up

sudo systemctl start dstarrepeaterd@1

If you want to see a GUI, run the commands:

sudo systemctl stop dstarrepeaterd@1
sudo dstarrepeater 1

The UDRC™ should now decode D-STAR signals received on the radio or repeater's input. Test by keying up and watching the display on the D-STAR Radio.

If you want the dstarrepeaterd daemon to start on reboot, issue the command:

sudo systemctl enable dstarrepeaterd@1

A video of hints for management of the daemon.


On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 6:42 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

You need to make sure dstarrepeater or dstarrepeaterd is completely stopped before running dstarrepeater 1

Then you will see the correct values -- which should be hw:0.0 (udrc)

Also you probably want to do this, so the built-in sound chip doesn't show up:

Optionally disable the internal sound chip by editing /boot/config.txt and commenting out this line (recommended unless you need it for something else):
#dtparam=audio=on
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-For-Simplex-Hotspots-and-Converted-Analog-Repeaters

On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 6:21 PM, Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:

I am wondering if this is correct setting in the Modem Tab I thought it used to be something else.




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   

Re: dstar repeater config

 


You need to make sure dstarrepeater or dstarrepeaterd is completely stopped before running dstarrepeater 1

Then you will see the correct values -- which should be hw:0.0 (udrc)

Also you probably want to do this, so the built-in sound chip doesn't show up:

Optionally disable the internal sound chip by editing /boot/config.txt and commenting out this line (recommended unless you need it for something else):
#dtparam=audio=on
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-For-Simplex-Hotspots-and-Converted-Analog-Repeaters

On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 6:21 PM, Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:

I am wondering if this is correct setting in the Modem Tab I thought it used to be something else.




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   

dstar repeater config

Ted McArthur
 

I am wondering if this is correct setting in the Modem Tab I thought it used to be something else.

Re: Hotspot with Kenwood D700

 

On Dec 28, 2016 08:00, "Ted Leonard" <w3vgted@...> wrote:
I would like to use my UDRC ll with a Kenwood D700 is it as simple as just using the 6 pin Din plug on the front of the radio? Are there any special settings to make on the radio?

Thanks, Ted W3VG




Hotspot with Kenwood D700

 

I would like to use my UDRC ll with a Kenwood D700 is it as simple as just using the 6 pin Din plug on the front of the radio? Are there any special settings to make on the radio?

Thanks, Ted W3VG

Re: ThumbDV and AMBEserver : Couldn't find start byte in serial data -> SOLVED

 

Great that you solved it. If you are using Raspbian Jesse or Compass Linux using systemd is recommended over init.d

On Dec 28, 2016 07:25, "Santu OTTAVI" <t.ottavi@...> wrote:
Hi,

Le 27/12/2016 à 23:00, John D Hays - K7VE a écrit :
Are you sure the ThumbDV is at /dev/ttyUSB0 ? (ls /dev/ttyUSB?)

Yes, it's on /dev/ttyUSB0. Here's what "dmesg" says :
  FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0

Have you tried the python test scripts?

Yes. Using it on /dev/ttyUSB0, speed 460800, of course with ThumbDV connected :
-------------------------------------
...
Version
6100010031
Wrote: 5 bytes
a11V120.E100.XXXX.C106.G514.R009.B0010411.C0020208
Set DSTAR Mode
61000c000a013007634000000000000048
Wrote: 17 bytes
a -------------------------------------


If you have a Windows box handy, you can also test using ThumbTest.exe from https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/files

Done :
-------------------------------------
Enter COM port value (Default: COM1): COM20
Baud Rate(default:9600): 460800
a ☺ 9
a ♂ 0AMBE3000R
a 1 1V120.E100.XXXX.C106.G514.R009.B0010411.C0020208
-------------------------------------

If it is a newly purchased ThumbDV the baud rate is 460800
Brand new, ordered last month.

--
After re-checking all, reinstalling init.d script, and rebooting, it works !!!

--
I think the reason of the failure was I had an init.d startup script with the default speed (230400). This may have sent scrambled data to the serial port during boot, causing odd behavior later (even with the right speed settings).

For people who may encounter the same problem later, my init.d startup script contains the following line :
  /usr/bin/AMBEserver -d -i /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 460800


73 de TK1BI





Re: ThumbDV and AMBEserver : Couldn't find start byte in serial data -> SOLVED

Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI)
 

Hi,

Le 27/12/2016 à 23:00, John D Hays - K7VE a écrit :
Are you sure the ThumbDV is at /dev/ttyUSB0 ? (ls /dev/ttyUSB?)
Yes, it's on /dev/ttyUSB0. Here's what "dmesg" says :
FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0

Have you tried the python test scripts?
Yes. Using it on /dev/ttyUSB0, speed 460800, of course with ThumbDV connected :
-------------------------------------
...
Version
6100010031
Wrote: 5 bytes
a11V120.E100.XXXX.C106.G514.R009.B0010411.C0020208
Set DSTAR Mode
61000c000a013007634000000000000048
Wrote: 17 bytes
a
-------------------------------------


If you have a Windows box handy, you can also test using ThumbTest.exe from https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/files
Done :
-------------------------------------
Enter COM port value (Default: COM1): COM20
Baud Rate(default:9600): 460800
a ☺ 9
a ♂ 0AMBE3000R
a 1 1V120.E100.XXXX.C106.G514.R009.B0010411.C0020208
-------------------------------------

If it is a newly purchased ThumbDV the baud rate is 460800
Brand new, ordered last month.

--
After re-checking all, reinstalling init.d script, and rebooting, it works !!!

--
I think the reason of the failure was I had an init.d startup script with the default speed (230400). This may have sent scrambled data to the serial port during boot, causing odd behavior later (even with the right speed settings).

For people who may encounter the same problem later, my init.d startup script contains the following line :
/usr/bin/AMBEserver -d -i /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 460800


73 de TK1BI

Re: ThumbDV and AMBEserver : Couldn't find start byte in serial data

 

Are you sure the ThumbDV is at /dev/ttyUSB0 ? (ls /dev/ttyUSB?)

Have you tried the python test scripts?

If you have a Windows box handy, you can also test using ThumbTest.exe from https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/files

If it is a newly purchased ThumbDV the baud rate is 460800

On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Santu OTTAVI <t.ottavi@...> wrote:
Hi,

I'm trying to run AMBEserver with a ThumbDV on a Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian (with kernel 4.4.38).

I compiled AMBEserver from DL5DI OpenDV GitHub.

I try to run it with the following command :
  /usr/bin/AMBEserver -d -i /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 460800

It seems to start :
  AMBEserver: Opened serial port /dev/ttyUSB0 at 460800 bps.

Then, after a few seconds, I get the following errors :
  AMBEserver: Couldn't find start byte in serial data
  AMBEserver: error receiving response to reset
  AMBEserver: Could not initialize the DV3K!

ThumbDV is brand new, out-of-the-box. I tried both speeds of 230400 and 460800, with same results.

Please note I didn't follow the installation procedure described here :
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/ambe/wiki/Installing-AMBEserver-on-a-Raspberry-Pi-and-ThumbDV%E2%84%A2
(I do not want to use an 'exotic' Linux distribution, I'd like to run it on standard Raspbian).

Thank you in advance. 73 de TK1BI










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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223