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Mac OS Users

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

We are looking for a few (6-10) beta testers for a new 3rd Party Mac OS program for both ThumbDV and AMBEserver (network access).

Please express your interest to support@...

To be part of the beta test you will need to have a Mac OS platform (recent versions). You must be an experienced D-STAR/Reflector/Gateway linking user. There will be no 'how do I link' startup support.

You must also demonstrate how to write a good bug report; e.g. including all of the details (OS Version, Configuration, Steps to replicate, etc.).  Send us a sample.

Preference will be given to testers that have both a ThumbDV™ (using USB) and a DV3000 (on Pi for AMBEserver) or a second computer running AMBEserver with the ThumbDV™.

This is a completely new application written specifically for Mac OS.

A small Alpha test team has been testing for a couple pre-releases and really like the program.

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: DV3000 questions

kb9mwr@...
 

Face the facts, ham radio is niche market.  And DV is an even smaller sliver of that.  Ham coders with that experience is even less.

As for a hardware vendor not knowing about every software package that will work with the hardware, that analogy might hold true in the mainstream market, where there lots of users.  Like a Window OS and independent software applications.

Yes everyone can innovate independently, but I think in such a limited market area it would be more logical if they worked together.  Poll the resources so to speak.

The only publicly available Linux software that I know of for the NW DV products is from Jonathan Naylor.  I think Fred, PA4YBR has a Windows application that he sells. 

Ham radio has made a pretty good argument for open source stuff.  It's our very nature.  Short of a open source coder writing something to bolster his resume, I'd like to think the hardware vendor should at least consider donating their hardware to competent coders to encourage development.  Maybe this happens.

If I wanted to sell my product, I'd want to keep tabs on what software has been developed to work with my hardware as it will help sell my product, and know what to refer customers to.

Short of a hardware guys cutting a deal with the software developers then other options to encourage software development might be:

-A kickstarter project.  X number of potential users pledge $$
-A group backed project.  TAPR or the ARRL makes a pledge

And at the very least like I said before, recognition via awards from some like the ARRL or TAPR can go a long way to keep that limited pool of coders from feeling unrecognized/burned out.

I think with a more organized approach in ham radio we can be making better progress. 

Again just my thoughts.


Re: DV3000 questions

Robert Copelan <rcopelan@...>
 

The beauty of the software situation is that there are multiple software solutions.  Some open source and at lease one totally closed source.  Each have their special functions that make them unique.   Both the software developers and hardware developers are free to innovate their solutions independently.  The result is that every couple of months we see something new!   
Robert  

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 7:22 PM, kb9mwr@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 


Personally I think they should be working together.  Seems the only one who profits is the hardware vendor, while the software coder gets nothing? 

I keep reading about a modified version of DSD, etc and can't help but think the reason these aren't publicly released is because the coders know it will help sell a product and what do they get out of the deal?

If nothing else I think someone like TAPR should bestowing awards on some of the kinds folks who have spent countless hours coding just for the good of the hobby.

Just my thoughts

---In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., wrote :

Since a hardware vendor can't possibly know about every software package that will work with the hardware, you contact the software vendor about their software.



Re: DV3000 questions

kb9mwr@...
 


Personally I think they should be working together.  Seems the only one who profits is the hardware vendor, while the software coder gets nothing? 

I keep reading about a modified version of DSD, etc and can't help but think the reason these aren't publicly released is because the coders know it will help sell a product and what do they get out of the deal?

If nothing else I think someone like TAPR should bestowing awards on some of the kinds folks who have spent countless hours coding just for the good of the hobby.

Just my thoughts

---In UniversalDigitalRadio@..., <yahu.stuff@...> wrote :

Since a hardware vendor can't possibly know about every software package that will work with the hardware, you contact the software vendor about their software. <snip>


Re: DV3000 questions

Dean Gibson AE7Q <yahu.stuff@...>
 

Since a hardware vendor can't possibly know about every software package that will work with the hardware, you contact the software vendor about their software.  It's the same for operating systems;  the OS maker (eg, for Windows or Linux) can't possibly know about every software package that will work with the OS.

It's very routine for such questions to be considered off-topic on such forums.  "UniversalDigitalRadio" is more forgiving than most.

Eg, questions about HRD are rebuffed on the Icom IC-7000 and IC-7100 forums.  I can give you a name of a popular ham radio forum where such threads are instantly deleted, with threats of banning the offending member.

You may not like it, but it's standard practice.

On 2015-08-18 18:36, kc9gqr@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
I am not sure how  it would be off topic  when asking if a product that  you designed would work on this software?  


Re: DV3000 questions

kc9gqr@...
 

I am not sure how  it would be off topic  when asking if a product that  you designed would work on this software?  


Re: Hi

Mike <gianfrancescomike781@...>
 

Okay thank you 

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 18, 2015, at 2:30 PM, 'John D. Hays' john@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:

 

The DV3000 is for the Raspberry Pi (GPIO) and UDRX-440.

The ThumbDV™ is a USB device that would plug into an OS X computer.


Currently, the Mac OS X options are limited to programs running in virtual machines such as Parallels.

However, we hope to announce a beta release of a new Mac OS X native application, by a third party, in the very near future. It is currently in alpha testing.

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 10:16 AM, gianfrancescomike781@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

will the dv3000 work with os x with out parales 

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: Hi

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

The DV3000 is for the Raspberry Pi (GPIO) and UDRX-440.

The ThumbDV™ is a USB device that would plug into an OS X computer.


Currently, the Mac OS X options are limited to programs running in virtual machines such as Parallels.

However, we hope to announce a beta release of a new Mac OS X native application, by a third party, in the very near future. It is currently in alpha testing.

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 10:16 AM, gianfrancescomike781@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

will the dv3000 work with os x with out parales 

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Hi

gianfrancescomike781@...
 

will the dv3000 work with os x with out parales 


Re: DV3000 questions

kc9gqr@...
 

[Moderator's Note: This group is for community support of products from NW Digital Radio and applications that run with those products.  Products falling outside of these 2 categories are generally off-topic for this group.  The following would not normally be a part of this group, however, it is closing the loop on a question. Follow-up should move to an appropriate group.]


The software that runs  this   I downloaded the software just to take a look at what it would be like.. Looks very good.   C4fm video was on the fusion group showing it being done  
DV4mini USB Stick for D-Star and DMR


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Re: DV3000 questions

Bernd - OE7BSH <oe7bsh@...>
 

Hi,

maybe "over sea's software" refers to the dv4mini-package.

The dv4mini is a 70cm hotspot without an AMBE chip, it only "forwards" the signal.

73 de Bernd, OE7BSH
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On 17.08.2015 16:32, 'John D. Hays' john@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
 

Thus is a question for the author of the software.  There is nothing about the DV3000 to prevent it.

I am not familiar with the software to which you are referring.

On Aug 17, 2015 7:28 AM, "kc9gqr@... [UniversalDigitalRadio]" <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

will your dongle work with the  software that allows you to do c4fm that is offered over sea's?


Bradley



  


Re: DV3000 questions

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

Thus is a question for the author of the software.  There is nothing about the DV3000 to prevent it.

I am not familiar with the software to which you are referring.

On Aug 17, 2015 7:28 AM, "kc9gqr@... [UniversalDigitalRadio]" <UniversalDigitalRadio@...m> wrote:
 

will your dongle work with the  software that allows you to do c4fm that is offered over sea's?


Bradley


Re: DV3000 questions

kc9gqr@...
 

will your dongle work with the  software that allows you to do c4fm that is offered over sea's?

Bradley


WinDV bigger screen

don1mh@...
 

I have a 7" WinBook TW700 with with a ThumbDV plugged in.
And using WinDV for the app. Is there a way to increase the size
of the window of WinDV? It only takes up about 1/2 of the tablet screen. And no way to use the normal re-size methods of Windows. When I try to add a reflector using a stylus it's almost impossible. WinDV works OK with a real mouse, or a 15" laptop, but not with a touch pad of the 7" WinBook.
Don...W6RWN



FlexRadio and NW Digital Radio

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

http://nwdigitalradio.com/flexradio-systems-and-nw-digital-radio-offer-d-star-compatible-solution

Somehow I forget to share -- we have had a great response. I am with the Flex team at Huntsville Hamfest this weekend.

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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: DV3000 questions

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

A little clarification here.  The DV3000 and/or ThumbDV only convert audio to AMBE+ (used by D-STAR) or AMBE+2 (used by Fusion, DMR, etc.).  It does nothing with RF, Protocols, etc.  So no, it does not create a 'mini-repeater' or hotspot, etc.

It can be used by a software application to create a useful tool.  One of those is an analog to D-STAR bridge.  See http://nwdigitalradio.com/dv3000-analog-to-d-star-bridge

It can also be used with DummyRepeater or WinDV to connect your computer's speaker and microphone to the D-STAR network.

NW Digital Radio is working on a Radio which can provide a high power access point/transceiver, in the meantime, for low power applications (e.g. in the shack) look at something like the DVMega.

I suggest viewing http://nwdigitalradio.com/john-speaks-on-dv-modes-at-microhams-2015 to get a better idea how this all works together.


On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 9:51 AM, Gary Smith wa6fgi@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

Two answers:

First question: yes

Second query: don't know.

Like to add in, "why" ?

I do understand all of us would like to have a dv/analog radio that does everything (also, cheap), it's a little bit like shoes tho.  One size will probably fit everyone poorly.

Gary...wa6fgi

On 8/6/2015 3:54 PM, demiansims@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
 

I'm rather new to all of this and Dstar. I don't own a dstar radio but might get one. Does the DV3000 act as a mini repeater so that I can have my own Hotspot at home and use an HT around the house to access it?


Also, the NWD site says something about Fusion access. Will this dongle work with System Fusion?






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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: DV3000 questions

Gary Smith <wa6fgi@...>
 

Two answers:

First question: yes

Second query: don't know.

Like to add in, "why" ?

I do understand all of us would like to have a dv/analog radio that does everything (also, cheap), it's a little bit like shoes tho.  One size will probably fit everyone poorly.

Gary...wa6fgi

On 8/6/2015 3:54 PM, demiansims@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
 

I'm rather new to all of this and Dstar. I don't own a dstar radio but might get one. Does the DV3000 act as a mini repeater so that I can have my own Hotspot at home and use an HT around the house to access it?


Also, the NWD site says something about Fusion access. Will this dongle work with System Fusion?



Re: ThumbDV questions

Gary Smith <wa6fgi@...>
 

Yes on the first question, a DVAp (digital voice access point) is what's needed. 

My .02 here went with D-Star cause it's "fully cooked" , imlo, fusion has a great deal of catching up to do.
Gary. ..wa6fgi

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From:"demiansims@... [UniversalDigitalRadio]"
Date:Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 7:09 AM
Subject:[UniversalDigitalRadio] ThumbDV questions

 

I'm rather new to all of this and Dstar. I don't own a dstar radio but might get one. Does the ThumbDV act as a mini repeater so that I can have my own Hotspot at home and use an HT around the house to access it?


Also, the NWD site says something about Fusion access. Will this dongle work with System Fusion?


EDIT: this is a re-post due to wrong product name



Re: winbook, win 10, windv, thumbdv, usb headset no work

wa6fgi@...
 

Installed win 10 over the weekend, dvap works fine without a hitch.
Have you checked your audio settings?
One more idea, and, even tho it is very basic, what about the drivers for the headset?
My .02 here, Gary...wa6fgi


Re: winbook, win 10, windv, thumbdv, usb headset no work

Dennis Rogers <n5vrp.satx@...>
 

USB drivers on a newly released Windows system are the main issue. Go back to the manufacturers website for each device and see if they have released updated drivers.

On Aug 6, 2015 4:18 PM, "don1mh@... [UniversalDigitalRadio]" <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

I get connection to REF001C, see bars moving for RX audio, don't hear any audio.TX seems to connect, but see no TX bars moving. This hardware setup
for D-Star worked fine with Windows 8.1 Don't have wired headset right now.
Maybe it will work. So, what's wrong with Windows 10 not liking USB headset?
Don


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