Re: Incompatibility between #fldigi and #direwolf ? #direwolf #fldigi

Bernard Pidoux

Hi Basil,

I appreciate your precisions concerning DRAWS use with nwdr14 distro.

However there is a complete discrepancy between what you suggest and what is explained in the

"Getting Started Guide"

In the above guide is written to execute script core in Initial Configuration.
On the contrary you wrote
come pre-installed on the nwdr14.img. Running the install scripts on
this image is not necessary and most likely will break things.

You can see a log of what is already installed here:
cat /var/log/udr_install.log
However, direwolf is not installed in nwdr14 image.
Currently you can switch between vhf/uhf packet & HF programs by
starting & stopping ax25 which also starts & stops direwolf and a number
of other daemons used by packet. ie mheardd

cd ~/bin
# Become root
sudo su
# or
Immediately after first initial distro configuration ax25-status shows that AX.25 pplications are not RUNNING and NOT ENABLED.

Executing ./ax25-start fails with error code due to direwolf port not found.  There are a few reasons for this. First /etc/direwolf.conf  is not configured for DRAWS device is commented together with PTT GPIO is not set to 12 (default left DRAWS plug).

#ADEVICE plughw:1,0



If /etc/direwolf.conf is configured for DRAWS before running ./ax25-start things go much better.

In order to check if AX.25 is now correctly set up I started YAAC application and listening to APRS frequency.

No stations could be decoded.

I had to execute script.

At this step, to be able to get a functioning APRS application I found it is abolutely necessary to switch Raspberry Pi power OFF and ON to reboot. Otherwise, direwolf is not getting DRAWS audio.

After these mandatory successive procedures, measure-deviate script was found to be working correctly and beacon application could also be activated.

I will continue further in order to find the correct order of scripts execution steps toward ax0 and ax1 configurations for other AX.25 applications.

73 de Bernard, f6bvp

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