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UDRC on Packet

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

There is a new Wiki entry on using the UDRC™ on packet radio with the direwolf soundcard TNC

See: https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-and-Direwolf-Packet-Modem

Using the UDRC™ + Raspberry Pi 3 + 7" Touchscreen Display + a FT-817 (or other radio) makes a great little desktop Xastir based APRS viewer.


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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: Issue with AMBEserverGPIO instructions for DV3000

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

As it says at the top of http://nwdigitalradio.com/dv3000-ambeserver/ this is being refactored.  AMBEserver is currently being built as part of DummyRepeater using the configure and make process ... start here https://github.com/dl5di/OpenDV/blob/master/README.md 

There is a prebuilt package as part of Compass Linux  (images at http://archive.compasslinux.org/)

If you are running Compass Linux you can install with

sudo apt-get install ambeserver


On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 9:27 AM, kf7lla@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

It's been a few years since I played with my DV3000 and decided to put it on a newer Pi running Jessie.  I found that while going through the instructions to get AMBEserverGPIO installed (method 2) that the Makefile is missing from the git repository for DV3000.  Is there a newer process or can someone provide the Makefile so the DV3000 build can be completed for AMBEserverGPIO?


Instructions I am following are here: http://nwdigitalradio.com/dv3000-ambeserver/

73,
Craig / KF7LLA
 




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: UDRC™ installation instructions for the DR-1X now available

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

The Compass Distribution is Raspbian Jesse with kernel support for UDRC and future NW Digital Radio products.

If you plug the Pi into Ethernet, it will DHCP an address, and if your router lists what addresses it has handed out, you can SSH into it and make adjustments.  If you want a full graphic environment, I suggest installing xrdp (apt-get install xrdp) and use remote desktop (Microsoft for most platforms) to access the desktop.

Thanks.

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 12:03 PM, rschnieders@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

In an effort to be prepared to plugin the URDC hat when it arrives I thought I would download the image and setup my micro SD card. Went to archive.compasslinux.org and downloaded zip file. No problems. Extracted the image and installed it on the SD card. No problem. Ethernet cable works but I cannot get the Edimax wifi dongle to work. the Pi sees it and loads the module for it. by doing lsusb it shows the wlan adapter on Bus 001 Device 004 exactly where it does in my other Pi distributions. Iwlist wlan0 scan shows the available networks. So I know the adapter is working and seeing the wireless world. The Pi and Edimax wifi adapter work great with several other distros.  


I cannot do much configuration with the Pi plugged into the ethernet cable as I do not have an HDMI monitor there. Where I have an HDMI monitor I do not have an available wired network connection. So where I can see what I am doing I have no network and where I have network I cannot see. (Could be a country song there, hi) 

I recognize this is not a NW Digital issue but I can find very little information concerning the compass distribution and what is built in, what works and what does not. I have followed several different step by step guides to get it to work all with failure. A little bit of direction would be very helpful and I would be grateful. 

Thanks for all the help!

Rich KR4PI

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: UDRC™ installation instructions for the DR-1X now available

rschnieders@...
 

In an effort to be prepared to plugin the URDC hat when it arrives I thought I would download the image and setup my micro SD card. Went to archive.compasslinux.org and downloaded zip file. No problems. Extracted the image and installed it on the SD card. No problem. Ethernet cable works but I cannot get the Edimax wifi dongle to work. the Pi sees it and loads the module for it. by doing lsusb it shows the wlan adapter on Bus 001 Device 004 exactly where it does in my other Pi distributions. Iwlist wlan0 scan shows the available networks. So I know the adapter is working and seeing the wireless world. The Pi and Edimax wifi adapter work great with several other distros.  

I cannot do much configuration with the Pi plugged into the ethernet cable as I do not have an HDMI monitor there. Where I have an HDMI monitor I do not have an available wired network connection. So where I can see what I am doing I have no network and where I have network I cannot see. (Could be a country song there, hi) 

I recognize this is not a NW Digital issue but I can find very little information concerning the compass distribution and what is built in, what works and what does not. I have followed several different step by step guides to get it to work all with failure. A little bit of direction would be very helpful and I would be grateful. 

Thanks for all the help!

Rich KR4PI


Re: Instructions for the UDRC™ installation for the Yaesu DR-1X

 

Hi Nathan,

If you want to run WIRES-X in Yaesu System Fusion Digital mode a FTM-100DR or FTM-400DR should be used.  I have run for several months with the FTM-100DR and my repeater with the UDRC™ attached.

No special configuration of the repeater is required, other than having it pass the right mode (Analog or Digital).  I run the repeater AUTO/AUTO.  On the WIRES-X you have to pick analog or digital during setup.

As a side note, for stress testing, I ran the DR-1X with a FTM-100DR/WIRES-X in digital mode attached to "Americas Link" (the busiest english speaking room) and D-STAR attached to REF001C (the busiest reflector) and let them "fight it out" for weeks.  The repeater never locked up and it switched appropriately depending on traffic source (RF has precedence).  One would not do this in general practice, but it was an interesting test.

As you note, the node radio is set up with complimentary frequencies to the repeater, e.g. like a user station.

BTW, the Windows based WIRES-X software does seem to crash fairly often (daily?), so having the node where you can monitor and restart the program is an advantage.


73 de K7VE


Re: Instructions for the UDRC™ installation for the Yaesu DR-1X

Nathan Dykstra
 

Great instructions! Thanks! 

My group is interested in running a full WIRES-X/D-Star repeater.

About the line: If you want to run WIRES-X use a separate node radio attached to the HRI-200.  You cannot use the HD-15 and mini DIN-10 at the same time.

Is this "separate node radio" just any FM radio (w/packet port and WIRES-X setup) connected on the complementary Tx/Rx frequencies, or does this have to be something like a FTM-400DR on complementary Tx/Rx frequencies? Any special configuration to be done on either the DR-1X or node radio?




Issue with AMBEserverGPIO instructions for DV3000

kf7lla@...
 

It's been a few years since I played with my DV3000 and decided to put it on a newer Pi running Jessie.  I found that while going through the instructions to get AMBEserverGPIO installed (method 2) that the Makefile is missing from the git repository for DV3000.  Is there a newer process or can someone provide the Makefile so the DV3000 build can be completed for AMBEserverGPIO?

Instructions I am following are here: http://nwdigitalradio.com/dv3000-ambeserver/

73,
Craig / KF7LLA
 


Instructions for the UDRC™ installation for the Yaesu DR-1X

 

http://nwdigitalradio.com/udrc-install-for-dr-1x/


UDRC™ installation instructions for the DR-1X now available

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

UDRC™ instructions -- http://nwdigitalradio.com/udrc-install-for-dr-1x

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: dmr for nwdigital

szingman@...
 

Jay,
Depending on what you want to do, we have a analog to DMR Gateway. It was built to allow analog users on the AllStar network to access the DMR networks. It can be used with a microphone and speaker to access the DMR networks. The repository is at <https://github.com/N4IRS/DMRGateway>

73, Steve N4IRS
 


Re: dmr for nwdigital

jay.n4nqy@...
 

I too am interested in DMR using ThumbDV.  I have a couple of these dongles on Windows and Pi, and I am wondering why there is not more activity in the DMR area. There are no D-Star activity in my area but a ton of DMR interest.  Currently I use a DVMega for DMR in the shack.  I looked back at the posts and it seems DMR is doable.  

Is there active development anywhere?  Is anyone making headway or have code they can share?   Or point me in the right direction.

jb  N4NQY


Re: UDRC and raspberrypi

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 -- if you are buying a new one, you may as well get the 3.

On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 12:27 PM, Tim Belton trbelton@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

What is  the recommended model of the raspberrypi to work with the UDRC?

Tim 
KK4DTT




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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


UDRC and raspberrypi

Tim Belton <trbelton@...>
 

What is  the recommended model of the raspberrypi to work with the UDRC?

Tim 
KK4DTT


Re: What's on the UDRC board? How is GMSK frames decoded?

Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...>
 

It also has a 5V 3 Amp buck regulrato which back-powers the Pi so it’s 12v compatible either externally or directly by the Yaesu DR1-X

Bryan K7UDR

On May 19, 2016, at 8:29 PM, John Hays john@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:


It is a high end sound chip (CODEC) and the modem is done in software. It is packaged with GPIO pins brought out to monitor and control the DR-1X. Drivers for the sound CODEC and GPIO management are implemented to drive the UDRC and DR-1X repeater. 

One could implement similar functionality in piecemeal fashion, however, NW Digital Radio has packaged it for you and makes for a simple installation. 

Sent from my iPhone

On May 19, 2016, at 09:41, ngjdykstra@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:

 

I'm looking closely at the UDRC board to add d-star to a yeasu repeater. 


What is on the board to make this work?  Is there a GMSK decoder on the board? or is this supposed to be done in software?  The colloquial description I have heard of the board, is that it's just a nicely packaged "sound card".


Thanks for the clarification!






Re: External controller

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

Short answer, you don't. The UDRC uses the 15 pin accessory connector.

Longer answer. The code is open source and there is a path via the audio codec and GPIO pins to integrate additional functionality if someone wanted to take on the project.

On May 20, 2016 9:38 AM, "Michael Champion mikec@... [UniversalDigitalRadio]" <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

So, how do you run an external controller along with the UDRC?

-Michael


Re: What's on the UDRC board? How is GMSK frames decoded?

John Hays <john@...>
 

It is a high end sound chip (CODEC) and the modem is done in software. It is packaged with GPIO pins brought out to monitor and control the DR-1X. Drivers for the sound CODEC and GPIO management are implemented to drive the UDRC and DR-1X repeater. 

One could implement similar functionality in piecemeal fashion, however, NW Digital Radio has packaged it for you and makes for a simple installation. 

Sent from my iPhone

On May 19, 2016, at 09:41, ngjdykstra@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:

 

I'm looking closely at the UDRC board to add d-star to a yeasu repeater. 


What is on the board to make this work?  Is there a GMSK decoder on the board? or is this supposed to be done in software?  The colloquial description I have heard of the board, is that it's just a nicely packaged "sound card".


Thanks for the clarification!




External controller

Michael Champion <mikec@...>
 

So, how do you run an external controller along with the UDRC?

-Michael


What's on the UDRC board? How is GMSK frames decoded?

ngjdykstra@...
 

I'm looking closely at the UDRC board to add d-star to a yeasu repeater. 


What is on the board to make this work?  Is there a GMSK decoder on the board? or is this supposed to be done in software?  The colloquial description I have heard of the board, is that it's just a nicely packaged "sound card".


Thanks for the clarification!






Re: UDRC available for order! :)

beaupeppybrandypip@...
 

Don't you just hate it when manufactures make life difficult .. grrrr

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