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Thumb DV

dave conrad <w9dec@...>
 

Trying to set up my new thumb dv but it is not being recognized. i believe I have the driver and software installed but nothing is happening.
any ideas?

Dave W9DEC


Re: WinDV 3000U help

John Hays <john@...>
 

You need to request the beta for WinDV from DUTCH*Star 

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 23, 2015, at 18:29, n5dww@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:

 

In the YouTube video by Budd WB7FHC there was an selection for the Thumb Drive in the options. My setup does not have that as an option. How do I get that option? Is  it because of the driver? The device shows up on COM3 but doesn't allow me to hear any traffic on whatever gateway choose. I need guidance to resolve my problem from the group who has been in D-Star longer that I have. 


Bob N5DWW


WinDV 3000U help

n5dww@...
 

In the YouTube video by Budd WB7FHC there was an selection for the Thumb Drive in the options. My setup does not have that as an option. How do I get that option? Is  it because of the driver? The device shows up on COM3 but doesn't allow me to hear any traffic on whatever gateway choose. I need guidance to resolve my problem from the group who has been in D-Star longer that I have. 


Bob N5DWW


Re: ThumbDV on WinBook

Steven Brichta <purelightimages@...>
 

It sure makes it easier to read the WinBook display when the Custom Display option is changed to 151%. That fills the display quite nicely! The WinDV 1.5.8 version 2 works well!
Steve
WB9ZNL


ThumbDV

k8khw@...
 

I received my ThumDV today and all worked very well. I tried it on Windows XP

And Windows 7 Home, It was plug and play on both.   Were using WinDV software which also has worked with no issues. Received great audio reports as well.

Randy K8KHW





AMBE-3000 vs AMBE-2020

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

New post at  http://wp.me/p2mAAP-qV
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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


DV3000 usb vs rpi card

ka1ifq <ka1ifq@...>
 

Does anybody know or have tested which one of these uses less overhead on the Rpi or is there much difference between the overhead of serial over usb vs straight serial.??
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Re: My ThumbDV won't work

ve3jx@...
 

Alas, fat fingers.  "the screen goes back, then blue with text" should read: "the screen goes black, then blue with text".


Sorry about that.


Dave VE3JX



Re: My ThumbDV won't work

VE3JX <ve3jx@...>
 

Alas, I knew it was too good to last. 
 
When I did the disable/enable a second time, later on the same day, the screen goes back, then blue with text, with indications in the text on the screen that it had something to do with the FTDI driver, or as near as I can figure out.  Once it comes back from the Windows restart, then everything is okay . . . until the next nap time.
 
Cheers,
 
Dave Hayes VE3JX


Re: My ThumbDV won't work

VE3JX <ve3jx@...>
 

Hi Dean,
 
So great to hear from you!
 
As you can see from my original message, I did toggle the disable/enable button for the 'USB Serial Converter' which generally resulted in a Windows crash.
 
However, you may be asking if I did the disable/enable thing with the 'USB Root Hub'?  I can't seem to be able to do that. 
 
However, I did go back to the 'USB Serial Converter' in the Device Manager list and redid the disable/enable thing, and it worked . . . this time, without the blue screen of death, hi hi.
 
When it is up and running, my ThumbDV seems to work very well.
 
Cheers,
 
Dave Hayes VE3JX
 
 

Sun Mar 8, 2015 6:47 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Dean Gibson AE7Q" dean_ae7q

 
> Try disabling and re-enabling in Device Manager. Not a permanent
> solution, but easier than rebooting.

>On 2015-03-08 16:39, ve3jx@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
>> Thanks John. I tried this, i.e. ticking off the power management
>> function on all these 'hubs'. My Device Manager shows 7 of these
>> suckers, which is a bit strange to me. Anyway, the boxes stayed
>> unclicked, but the problem is still there. It will not wake up unless
>> reseated or the PC is restarted.
>>
>> I went into the same list as the 'hubs' but clicked on 'USB Serial
>> Converter'. There is a disable/enable button. One time, when
>> toggling this, it seem to work at awakening it. All the other times
>> (maybe 4 or 5), I got among other things the blue screen of death.
>>
>> I wonder, is there a certain vintage of FDTI driver that I should be
>> using? The PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) automatically chose version
>> 2.10.0.0 Should I be using one of the archived drivers from your
>> website, perchance?
>>
>> Cheers, Dave Hayes VE3JX
>>


Re: DV3000 Speeds

Robert Garcia <robert@...>
 

John,

Thank you for the reply.  I will scrub the datasheets again as I seem to have missed the recommendation on that speed.

The cause for my question and wonder is that the DVSI branded AMBE-3000 USB sticks are set to 460,800 from the factory and there are many applications written around that speed.

Needless to say my attempt to modify my USB stick to run at that speed ended when I broke one of the pins off of the IC.

I am hoping a future release may give us user selectable speed settings for the ThumbDV.

Robert
N5QM

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 1:32 AM, 'John D. Hays' john@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

If you look at the schematic at http://nwdigitalradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DV3000DS.pdf in the upper right you will see where you cut the default jumper and then can jumper for the higher baud rate.

You will also need to increase (double?) the init_uart_clock in /boot/config.txt  (and reboot).

I haven't tested production units at the higher rate and the DVSI notes indicate the 230.4 rate is optimum, but worth a go.

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 8:26 PM, robert@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

Has anybody run and/or tested the DV3000 running at 460.8K baud instead of 230.4K baud?


I have an application for them, but need them to run at the higher data rate.


Robert

N5QM


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Re: DV3000 Speeds

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

If you look at the schematic at http://nwdigitalradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DV3000DS.pdf in the upper right you will see where you cut the default jumper and then can jumper for the higher baud rate.

You will also need to increase (double?) the init_uart_clock in /boot/config.txt  (and reboot).

I haven't tested production units at the higher rate and the DVSI notes indicate the 230.4 rate is optimum, but worth a go.

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 8:26 PM, robert@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

Has anybody run and/or tested the DV3000 running at 460.8K baud instead of 230.4K baud?


I have an application for them, but need them to run at the higher data rate.


Robert

N5QM


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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


DV3000 Speeds

robert@...
 

Has anybody run and/or tested the DV3000 running at 460.8K baud instead of 230.4K baud?


I have an application for them, but need them to run at the higher data rate.


Robert

N5QM


Re: My ThumbDV won't work

Dean Gibson AE7Q <yahu.stuff@...>
 

Try disabling and re-enabling in Device Manager.  Not a permanent solution, but easier than rebooting.

On 2015-03-08 16:39, ve3jx@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
Thanks John.  I tried this, i.e. ticking off the power management function on all these 'hubs'.  My Device Manager shows 7 of these suckers, which is a bit strange to me.  Anyway, the boxes stayed unclicked, but the problem is still there.  It will not wake up unless reseated or the PC is restarted.

I went into the same list as the 'hubs' but clicked on 'USB Serial Converter'.  There is a disable/enable button.  One time, when toggling this, it seem to work at awakening it.  All the other times (maybe 4 or 5), I got among other things the blue screen of death. 

I wonder, is there a certain vintage of FDTI driver that I should be using?  The PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) automatically chose version 2.10.0.0  Should I be using one of the archived drivers from your website, perchance?

Cheers,Dave Hayes VE3JX


Re: My ThumbDV won't work

ve3jx@...
 

Thanks John.  I tried this, i.e. ticking off the power management function on all these 'hubs'.  My Device Manager shows 7 of these suckers, which is a bit strange to me.  Anyway, the boxes stayed unclicked, but the problem is still there.  It will not wake up unless reseated or the PC is restarted.


I went into the same list as the 'hubs' but clicked on 'USB Serial Converter'.  There is a disable/enable button.  One time, when toggling this, it seem to work at awakening it.  All the other times (maybe 4 or 5), I got among other things the blue screen of death. 


I wonder, is there a certain vintage of FDTI driver that I should be using?  The PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) automatically chose version 2.10.0.0  Should I be using one of the archived drivers from your website, perchance?


Cheers,


Dave Hayes VE3JX



Re: My ThumbDV won't work

"John D. Hays" <john@...>
 

On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 7:25 PM, ve3jx@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] <UniversalDigitalRadio@...> wrote:
 

Hi John,


My ThumbDV works okay, but goes to sleep permanently when the PC goes into idle/sleep mode.  I am using WinDV and Windows 7.  The only way to 'wake' it up is to reseat it, or restart the PC.  Am I missing anything?


Cheers,


Dave Hayes VE3JX





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K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: My ThumbDV won't work

ve3jx@...
 

Hi John,


My ThumbDV works okay, but goes to sleep permanently when the PC goes into idle/sleep mode.  I am using WinDV and Windows 7.  The only way to 'wake' it up is to reseat it, or restart the PC.  Am I missing anything?


Cheers,


Dave Hayes VE3JX



ThumbDV & Win7

ve3jx@...
 

Greetings all,


I have a ThumbDV and just installed it this week.  Due to rather skimpy documentation, it took a little while to get it working right, especially with XRF reflectors.  It is doing fine right now.


The only quirk I notice is this:

When my PC goes to sleep, the communication between it and the ThumbDV gets 'broken' as well.  That is, when I "awaken" it, WinDV can't communicate with it on its COM4 port.  There are two ways I've found to bring it back:

(1) pull out and reseat the ThumbDV, or

(2) restart Windows.


Has anyone else had this problem?  Is there a better way of 'awakening' it?


Cheers,


Dave Hayes VE3JX



Re: How open are we?

myyahoo@...
 

OK, but in this case I believe that we're talking about making software available. :-)

My main point was that anyone (especially a commercial venture) who is getting themselves into a licencing situation should seek legal guidance to reduce the possibility of unintended future side effects. (With legal mumbo-jumbo, I'm convinced that it's impossible to completely eliminate *all* side effects - that's what keeps lawyers in Lamborghinis!)

My $WORK has a whole legal department to handle these issues - and even then they've had to clean up the company's act on occasion, especially after major acquisitions. I know that we avoid certain kinds of licences because the requirements don't meet our business objectives.

- Richard, VE7CVS


Re: How open are we?

Dean Gibson AE7Q <yahu.stuff@...>
 


On 2015-03-03 20:41, myyahoo@... [UniversalDigitalRadio] wrote:
...

Some licences (like most of the GPL variety) have a requirement that any modifications to source code be made available.

Not true (I contacted the Free Software Foundation about this some time ago).  You only have to make the source modifications available, if you make the software available.  You can take GPL-licensed software and make all the changes you want, and you don't have to tell anyone or make the changes available.  However, if you DO make the changes available (whether for free or for a price), then you have to make the source changes available as well.

Further, you don't have to make the changes available for free.  You can take GPL-licensed software, make some changes, and (with the source code), sell it for any amount you can get for it.  Usually, just once (ie, in a consulting contract), because you can't lay ANY restrictions on what the purchaser does with it.  The purchaser can sell it, or just give it away, and you have no recourse.

The idea (loosely stated) is that you get paid for your changes at most once (eg, consulting/development fees).

As an aside:  There is one portion of the GPL most people blindly apply, and that is the "version 2 or (at your option) any later version of the license" clause.  It's an insane provision, because it means that if the FSF decides (for money or as a legal mistake) to change the license that results in an unintended loophole that allows some entity to thwart the intent of an earlier version of the GPL, you are bound by it.  Most savvy developers restrict the GPL that they use to just version 2 or (the current) version 3.  The whole intent of the GPL is that no one can change the license without the contributors' permission.

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