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Re: Good 2m rig?

Basil Gunn
 

Steve,
I know you think you asked a technical question but I believe it is more
philosophical. I am interested in other replies, however, I really like my
Kenwood TM-V71a. It has a mDin6 connector for data and a mDin8 connector
for rig control & is well supported by people that make decent cables. I
use 3 of them in my shack setup and one in my truck. There are other
models from Kenwood based on the TM-V71a that have APRS & digital voice
functionality but I'm more interested in using the RPi for that so I
just want a solid radio that is easy to use without those add-on
features and supports 1200 baud/9600 baud packet.

The philosophical part goes like this:
There are two kinds of people in the world, those that drive Fords & the
those that drive Chevys. There is no changing each of their
minds. Similarly there are 3 Kinds of hams those that like iCom, Fujitsu
or Kenwood. I suppose there is a forth category those that like the
Chinese brands but I haven't seen any with mDin6 data connectors.

You can spend some/all your time & look at feature comparisons & specs
and end up with either a Ford or a Chevy but I prefer a Toyota. Which
ever radio you choose I am sure it will serve you well. Let us know
which one you choose and your criteria for choosing it.

BTW the Kenwood TM-V71a is a dual band 2M/440 radio that supports 9600
baud packet.

/Basil N7NIX

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> writes:

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working)
radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day
now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an
interface cable and hoping for the best.

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data
connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector
already). But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never
once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and
a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.
Similar to my missive above: "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data
port"


Re: Good 2m rig?

Jim Erickson
 

I’ve had success with an ICOM IC-207H and a Kenwood TM-251A.  The first thing I look for is the 6 pin mini-din or the capability for packet.

73
Jim

On May 24, 2019, at 07:40, Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ via Groups.Io <ewbloom@...> wrote:

I have successfully used an Alinco 135 MkIII and Yaesu FT-7900.
 
Purchased my cables from HamMadeParts.com
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 24, 2019 9:26 am
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] Good 2m rig?

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an interface cable and hoping for the best. 

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.  Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data port"



Re: Good 2m rig?

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

I have successfully used an Alinco 135 MkIII and Yaesu FT-7900.
 
Purchased my cables from HamMadeParts.com
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
To: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, May 24, 2019 9:26 am
Subject: [nw-digital-radio] Good 2m rig?

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an interface cable and hoping for the best. 

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.  Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data port"


Good 2m rig?

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

Is there a list of known compatible (or at least community aware working) radios?
My FT-891 is working fine on the HF side of things (should be back any day now) and I'm working on my TM-281, but I'm flying blind creating an interface cable and hoping for the best. 

Last night I spent a bit of time looking for a 2m radio with a data connector (really hoping to find one with a useful DIN-6 connector already).  But as you know the people that make and sell radios have never once tried to buy one and their websites are just "lovely".
Callum does a better job explaining it than I do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KfbOXc6OU8
What I would love to see is a list of radios side by side with features and a set of useful filter check boxes to narrow down the array of choices.  Similar to my missive above:  "Show me all 2m capable radios with a data port"


Re: Using a PiDrive with Draws Hat #draws #pidrive

 

From an Operating System point of view, "Compass" is Raspbian Linux.

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 1:58 PM okiejim <kd6vpe@...> wrote:
I feel soooo bad you guys. I  have not updated this for you. I did get my draws hat working fine on the new PI3B+. It is working just fine. I never tried again on the piDrive as it was working with the new PI and I wanted to play for awhile. My HF rig just bit the dust yesterday and I have to send it off for repair. So now is the time I guess to try the piDrive again. I do want to make that work because of the elimination of the SD Card requirement. With the PiDrive you can boot from the harddrive. I was hoping to be able to do the same with Compass Linux. So we shall try sometime this week and see what happens again. Wish me luck.



--


John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Using a PiDrive with Draws Hat #draws #pidrive

okiejim
 

I feel soooo bad you guys. I  have not updated this for you. I did get my draws hat working fine on the new PI3B+. It is working just fine. I never tried again on the piDrive as it was working with the new PI and I wanted to play for awhile. My HF rig just bit the dust yesterday and I have to send it off for repair. So now is the time I guess to try the piDrive again. I do want to make that work because of the elimination of the SD Card requirement. With the PiDrive you can boot from the harddrive. I was hoping to be able to do the same with Compass Linux. So we shall try sometime this week and see what happens again. Wish me luck.


UDRC drivers on vanilla Raspbian (not compass)

Nathan Dykstra
 

Is there somewhere that the UDRC drivers can be found, to install them myself on Raspbian?
I am interested in building things up myself, instead of depending on pre-assembled compass linux.

Thanks!


Re: [New post] Hamvention is Upon US

Steve Stroh
 

Perhaps you could share the current status of DRAWS with those of us who cannot make it to Hamvention this year. 

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 18:56 John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

John Hays posted: "Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year. Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System."

New post on NW Digital Radio

Hamvention is Upon US

by John Hays

Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year.

Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System.

John Hays | May 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1Hg


Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser:
http://nwdigitalradio.com/hamvention-is-upon-us/




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Steve Stroh (personal / general): stevestroh@...


[New post] Hamvention is Upon US

 


John Hays posted: "Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year. Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System."

New post on NW Digital Radio

Hamvention is Upon US

by John Hays

Hamvention begins Friday and we will be there again this year.

Come by booth 1105 and visit with Bryan and John about the current status of the DRAWS System.

John Hays | May 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1Hg


Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser:
http://nwdigitalradio.com/hamvention-is-upon-us/





No DRAWS Video... but some DRAWS content

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

I let the smoke out of my radio that I've been using for the DRAWS videos and I don't have a backup right now that works with DRAWS.

In the meantime I've got some parts in for testing when the radio comes back from the shop and a quick look at the competition: (SignaLink)


Thanks for watching!
- Steve


Re: Why Do I get a "Windows" type GUI after a reboot??

Gayland Gump
 

You might want to expand on your description of what is happening because I for one don't have a clue what you are talking about?  
No offense intended.
Gayland
KG7GCF


On Sat, May 11, 2019 at 2:35 PM Allen Lee <alee@...> wrote:
I really prefer the basic GUI and for no reason a boot will cause the darn "windows" type one to pop up!


Why Do I get a "Windows" type GUI after a reboot??

Allen Lee <alee@...>
 

I really prefer the basic GUI and for no reason a boot will cause the darn "windows" type one to pop up!


Re: TAR.GZ FILES

Basil Gunn
 

Im having problems get tar.gz files to install with DRAWS.
Open a console window, go to directory you want to use and type:

tar xvzf some_file_name.tar.gz

If you have problems send me the console output.

Source for programs installed on the BETA images are in /usr/local/src

/usr/local/src $ ls -1

direwolf-dev
fbb-7.0.8-beta7
flamp-2.2.04
fldigi-4.1.03
flmsg-4.0.8
flrig-1.3.43
flxmlrpc-0.1.4
gpsd
hamlib-3.3
js8call_1.0.1_armhf.deb
paclink-unix
wsjtx_2.0.1_armhf.deb
Xastir
yaac

Allen Lee <alee@...> writes:

Im having problems get tar.gz files to install with DRAWS. Have several I want to install that the
Program Manager wont install or unpack. Also what is the best File or Directory to install other programs.
I see WJST-X and FLDIGI are installed in different areas. Its difficult to find the source directories.
Thanks


.tar.gz Files

Allen Lee <alee@...>
 

Im having problems get tar.gz files to install with DRAWS. Have several I want to install that the
Program Manager wont install or unpack. Also what is the best File or Directory to install other programs.
I see WJST-X and FLDIGI are installed in different areas. Its difficult to find the source directories.
Thanks


Re: [New post] Shipping Status Update #shipping #draws #case

 

Please use the form on the support page and include your order number.


On Fri, May 10, 2019, 17:39 Allen Lee <alee@...> wrote:
Purchased the case from C4, very nice. Cancel my preorder of aluminum case. Thanks


Re: [New post] Shipping Status Update #shipping #draws #case

Allen Lee <alee@...>
 

Purchased the case from C4, very nice. Cancel my preorder of aluminum case. Thanks


[New post] Shipping Status Update #shipping #draws #case

 



k7udr posted: "We do not have a definitive ship date for Aluminum Cases yet, as a few details are being worked out. Acrylic cases are available from C4Labs here: DRAWSCase DRAWS Boards are in assembly and will ship when we return from Dayton. Subscribe to th"

New post on NW Digital Radio

Shipping Status Update

by k7udr

We do not have a definitive ship date for Aluminum Cases yet, as a few details are being worked out.

Acrylic cases are available from C4Labs here:

DRAWSCase

DRAWS Boards are in assembly and will ship when we return from Dayton.

Subscribe to the Blog to receive updates.

k7udr | May 7, 2019 at 7:13 am | Categories: DRAWS | URL: https://wp.me/p2mAAP-1GM



Re: GPS without external antenna? #draws #gps

 


locked Re: DRAWS + FT-891 + WSJT-X/FT8

 


locked Re: DRAWS GPS not working