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DRAWS to Elecraft KX3

Gwen Patton
 

Ok, I just want to toss this out and see if I'm even in the ballpark.

The DRAWS comes with a couple of 6-pin mini-DIN cables. Excellent.
I'll supply a Pi3b+, or would a regular 3b be better?

Do those 6 pin mini-DIN jacks have the signal lines necessary to connect the DRAWS to an Elecraft KX3's mic and phones jacks with the correct TRRS connectors? Anyone know off their head how to wire that? I can figure it out if I have to, but has anyone already figured out this wiring?

My plan is a portable QRP digital mode station...or maybe using the 100W amp with it. I'm basically doing that right now, with a USB sound card dongle connected to my ASUS VivoMini Win10 workbench PC. I'm thinking the DRAWS/Pi, headless maybe with a form of VNC, connecting to a Chromebook or tablet for input/output for the various software packages being used, would be a compact and self-contained portable digital station. Have I got this right? I hope so, I already ordered the DRAWS. ;)

Gwen, NG3P


Re: [New post] DRAWS Production Status

 


On Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 07:09 NW Digital Radio <donotreply@...> wrote:
k7udr posted: "DRAWS Early Adopters! Sales has gone over our initial run. That combined with an industry wide shortage on capacitors, has delayed assembly. We hope to have them shipping by the end of the month. We will confirm later this week once the shortages have "

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DRAWS Production Status

by k7udr

DRAWS Early Adopters!

Sales has gone over our initial run. That combined with an industry wide shortage on capacitors, has delayed assembly. We hope to have them shipping by the end of the month. We will confirm later this week once the shortages have been filled.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR

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[compass] apt-get upgrade Err: 403 Forbidden [IP:104.28.14.110 80]

Bernard Pidoux
 

Hi,
On a newly downloaded and installed compass image dated july 2018 I can apt-get update but apt-get upgrade gives a number of error messages for some items  :
Err:1 http://archive.compasslinux.org cedar/main armhf udrc-dkms armhf 1.0.1
  403  Forbidden [IP : 104.28.14.110 80]
Réception de:2 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch/ui armhf rpi-chromium-mods armhf 20181008 [9 178 kB]
Réception de:3 http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/raspbian/raspbian stretch/main armhf dpkg armhf 1.18.25 [2 055 kB]
Réception de:4 http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/raspbian/raspbian stretch/main armhf systemd-sysv armhf 232-25+deb9u4 [81,3 kB]
Réception de:5 http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/raspbian/raspbian stretch/main armhf libpam-systemd armhf 232-25+deb9u4 [174 kB]   
....

Réception de:23 http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/raspbian/raspbian stretch/main armhf libpython2.7-dev armhf 2.7.13-2+deb9u3 [27,6 MB]             
Err:68 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch/main armhf libservlet3.1-java all 8.5.14-1+deb9u3                                     
  403  Forbidden [IP : 93.93.128.193 80]
Err:24 http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/raspbian/raspbian stretch/main armhf libpython2.7 armhf 2.7.13-2+deb9u3                                    
  403  Forbidden [IP : 129.102.1.37 80]
Réception de:25 http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/raspbian/raspbian stretch/main armhf libpython2.7-stdlib armhf 2.7.13-2+deb9u3 [1 829 kB]
...
How can I solve this issue ?
Using last stretch distro release on exactly the same Raspberry Pi and network environment I do not have any issue when upgrading.

Many thanks for help.

Bernard



Re: UDRC II Reboot Issue #udrc-ii

Johnny
 

I haven't seen any problems with mine. I don't have internet at the site, so mine just comes back on with the Dstar repeater software.
It gets gateway via RF from my house. We do have power glitches at the site, and actually, it seems to get a little better, when there is a power glitch and everything gets re-started. 
John, w5pfr 



On Oct 8, 2018, at 10:37 PM, El Erby <ELErby@...> wrote:

Hello All

We are using a UDRC 2 with the DR-1x repeater in Analog and D-star modes.  Every time the repeater loses power or rebooted, we have to restart IRCDDBGATEWAY AND DSTARREPEATER. Has anyone else had this issue and what did you do to resolve it?  Can Ircddbgateway and Dstarrepeater be delayed until after network connection during reboot?

Thanks,

El K4DJL


UDRC II Reboot Issue #udrc-ii

El Erby
 

Hello All

We are using a UDRC 2 with the DR-1x repeater in Analog and D-star modes.  Every time the repeater loses power or rebooted, we have to restart IRCDDBGATEWAY AND DSTARREPEATER. Has anyone else had this issue and what did you do to resolve it?  Can Ircddbgateway and Dstarrepeater be delayed until after network connection during reboot?

Thanks,

El K4DJL


Re: What is DRAWS

 

Lynn,

We expect to ship later this month.  We will make a general announcement when the 'Early Adopters' boards are ready to ship.

The response has been above predictions and we have ordered additional parts for manufacturing.  


On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:28 AM Lynn DeHart <kb3fn@...> wrote:
John,
Any idea when the DRAWS 'MIGHT" be starting to be shipped?
Tnx, Lynn  KB3FN



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Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: What is DRAWS

 

John,
Any idea when the DRAWS 'MIGHT" be starting to be shipped?
Tnx, Lynn  KB3FN


Re: [nw-digital-radio] Linux RMS - headed for digital dustbin?

Basil Gunn
 

I've been looking for an alternative platform to run Winlink Express
as a client on.
For most linux platforms:

paclink-unix
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/paclink-unix

pat
http://getpat.io/

pigate
http://www.pigate.net/

linbpq

You have choices.

Full disclosure, I'm one of the maintainers of paclink-unix. If you are
using an UDRC it sets up with a couple of scripts.

/Basil n7nix


Re: Linux RMS - headed for digital dustbin?

Basil Gunn
 

It appears that LinuxRMS may stop working in the near future when Winlink
CMS stops supporting legacy mode.
Linux RMS Gateway will be supported and will continue to work.
/Basil n7nix

Has anyone made LinBPQ work with Direwolf?
I’d like to do that on. RPi w/UDRC.
(For clarity, as a Winlink RMS Gateway, not a client)

Thanks,
Randy W3RWN


Re: [nw-digital-radio] Linux RMS - headed for digital dustbin?

sancudo
 

John
I've been looking for an alternative platform to run Winlink Express as a client on. I've had problems running the winlink program on the raspberry pi 3+ using Wine or EXAGEAR per instructions on the web. Now it looks like I can use LinBPQ on the pi with Direwolf to set up a setup similar to Winlink Express from what I'm reading here, is that correct?
Mario
WO5O

On Thu, Oct 4, 2018, 4:02 AM <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
Randy,

Yes, you can run LinBPQ as a Winlink Gateway on a RPi with Direwolf.

There are instructions for setting up an RMS Gateway on a Pi here:

http://www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Downloads/LinBPQ_RMSGateway.html

The simplest way to link DIrewolf to LinBPQ is to use the KISS over TCP interface. For fore information contact me direct or join the BPQ32 Yahoo Group.

73,
John G8BPQ


 

 


Linux RMS - headed for digital dustbin?

Randy Neals
 


It appears that LinuxRMS may stop working in the near future when Winlink CMS stops supporting legacy mode.

Has anyone made LinBPQ work with Direwolf?
I’d like to do that on. RPi w/UDRC.
(For clarity, as a Winlink RMS Gateway, not a client)

Thanks,
Randy W3RWN


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From: lor.kutchins@... [LinuxRMS] <LinuxRMS@...>
Date: Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 11:08 AM
Subject: [LinuxRMS] Last attempt to reach a maintainer (From the WDT)
To: <LinuxRMS@...>


 

All,


Both Lee Inman and I have been trying at various times since June 2017 to reach either Brian, W3SG or Hans, the creator and maintainer of Linus RMS Gateway. The Winlink system changed it's web services last year and info was provided to them so they could update Linux RMS Gateway to be compatible with the new CMS web services. We have been maintaining both the old and new CMS web services as all our partner authors made their updates. The time to shut the legacy support down is approaching after a year or more. All other authors have managed to make the needed changes.


So, with numerous private emails going unanswered, this our last attempt to urge Brian, Hans, or whoever is now maintaining this software to engage and update version 2.4.0.0 to use the current Winlink standard CMS connections and web services.


If someone new is now managing this package, please contact us through the Winlink web site. We can provide all the technical information needed.


If this is not resolved and you operate a gateway using Linux RMS Gateway, please do your best to inform the authors of the urgency of this request, and if you also get no response, we strongly suggest you consider a move to a different software package. LinBPQ is well maintained, as are the WDT's Windows-based offerings.


Please pass this message along to anyone you think might be affected. Thanks!


73,

Lor Kutchins, W3QA

President,

Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc.

Winlink Global Radio Email ®️

Winlink Development Team


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Re: DRAWS Board Connectors

 

As mentioned earlier by K7UDR, a couple of MM Mini DIN-6 cables are included.

If second sourced, make sure all 6 lines are wired straight through, some are not.


On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 3:14 PM <KD2BBW@...> wrote:
link to cheap mini-din 6 male to male cables... I bought a bunch to cut up and modify for non-standard radios a while ago when I made my first isolated interface.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=522&gclid=Cj0KCQjwi8fdBRCVARIsAEkDvnIiGfoIZrHkk3DNqbcPFvDyF2DqvhZ643CdmzeppLm0518qMvPya3saAphYEALw_wcB


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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: DRAWS Board Connectors

Daniel Corwin
 

link to cheap mini-din 6 male to male cables... I bought a bunch to cut up and modify for non-standard radios a while ago when I made my first isolated interface.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=522&gclid=Cj0KCQjwi8fdBRCVARIsAEkDvnIiGfoIZrHkk3DNqbcPFvDyF2DqvhZ643CdmzeppLm0518qMvPya3saAphYEALw_wcB


Re: DRAWS Board Connectors

 

DRAWS comes with a 6” Pigtail for the Power Connector as shown in the picture.

2 Mini DIN6 Cables are also supplied.

The Accessory Connector is a standard ).1” Dual Row male Header so you can use IDC Jumper or Crimp Sockets with a housing.

The SMA is standard Polarity and mates directly with the GPS Antenna.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR


DRAWS Board Connectors

Randy Neals
 

Hi,

I'm looking at the technical docs and trying to decipher what connectors I'm going to need to interface a DRAWS board for DC Power and I/O...
Would someone take a look at this and see if my guesses are accurate?

Power:
Schematic says XHRA-2
Decoding that, it seems like that's a JST XH Series, right-angle 2 pin.
Would this work: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZZH2ZQ/

I/O:
Schematic says HDR-8
Looks like a 2x4 2.54mm (.100") pitch
Would this work: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X77GSZE/

Radio:
6 pin mini-din
Connector for cable: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LE8G56
Pre-Made Cable (Shielded): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J1LEZK/
Pre-Made Cable (Cheaper): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TZCTEE/

GPS:
SMA, but you have GPS antennas available.
But something like this seems like to work: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXRQY9A/

de W3RWN
Randy
Seattle, WA


Re: New file uploaded to udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

This is great info and answers a lot of questions.  Strong work!

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:51 AM udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io Notification <udrc+notification@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> wrote:

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io group.

File: DRAWSBrochure.pdf

Uploaded By: John D Hays - K7VE

Description:
DRAWS Product Brochure with Schematic, Block Diagram, and Pin Out

You can access this file at the URL:
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWSBrochure.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


New file uploaded to udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io

udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io Notification <udrc+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io group.

File: DRAWSBrochure.pdf

Uploaded By: John D Hays - K7VE

Description:
DRAWS Product Brochure with Schematic, Block Diagram, and Pin Out

You can access this file at the URL:
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWSBrochure.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


New file uploaded to udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io

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Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io group.

File: DRAWS-Block-Diagram.pdf

Uploaded By: John D Hays - K7VE

Description:
DRAWS Block Diagram

You can access this file at the URL:
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWS-Block-Diagram.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Re: DRAWS & FT8 On Pi 3 - QST Article

 

Gwen,

Be advised that the DRAWS board already provides a RTC (and a GPS w/PPS module for Stratum 1 time) along with a buck regulator circuit to power both the Pi and the HAT from 6-15 VDC.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 9:25 AM Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:
I use a ThumbDV with a Pi 3B running AMBEserver too. Works perfectly. I plan to use a new Pi 3B+ with DRAWS and a LiFePo4 battery backup hat with RTC to run digital modes, etc on my KX3 from the field.

I backed a Crowd Supply project for the battery backup device, as it gives the most features. There are other products by the same creator on Tindie. One of these may serve someone with less lofty goals. I prefer LiFePo4 batteries when I can get them; they're lighter, have better power density, are less volatile, and may eventually not be as restricted as Lithium-Ion or Lithium-Polymer batteries in terms of air travel or shipping. (Though they are still so restricted now.) My main batteries, for my KX3/PX3 set, my K2, my uBitX (once I repair the blown finals), my W8TEE/K2ZIA modular 40, and my SW Labs DSW-20 are Talentcell 5/9/12v packs, 6ah and 8.3ah. The LiFePo4wered Pi+ not only backs up the power to the Pi, but will regulate input power from just about any source. I'm hoping I can arrange the stack headers such that I can use the DRAWS and the LiFePo4 UPS together, as that would also supply an RTC for the Pi, necessary for proper FT8/FT8Call operation.

Crowd Supply project for LiFePo4 Pi Hat: https://www.crowdsupply.com/silicognition/lifepo4wered-pi-plus
Other Silicognition Pi Accessories: https://www.tindie.com/stores/xorbit/
Talentcell Batteries @ Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y6uldcvq

73,
Gwen NG3P
(I do not work for any companies mentioned. I am simply their customer and like their products, which I purchased with my own money.)



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: DRAWS & FT8 On Pi 3 - QST Article

Gwen Patton
 

I use a ThumbDV with a Pi 3B running AMBEserver too. Works perfectly. I plan to use a new Pi 3B+ with DRAWS and a LiFePo4 battery backup hat with RTC to run digital modes, etc on my KX3 from the field.

I backed a Crowd Supply project for the battery backup device, as it gives the most features. There are other products by the same creator on Tindie. One of these may serve someone with less lofty goals. I prefer LiFePo4 batteries when I can get them; they're lighter, have better power density, are less volatile, and may eventually not be as restricted as Lithium-Ion or Lithium-Polymer batteries in terms of air travel or shipping. (Though they are still so restricted now.) My main batteries, for my KX3/PX3 set, my K2, my uBitX (once I repair the blown finals), my W8TEE/K2ZIA modular 40, and my SW Labs DSW-20 are Talentcell 5/9/12v packs, 6ah and 8.3ah. The LiFePo4wered Pi+ not only backs up the power to the Pi, but will regulate input power from just about any source. I'm hoping I can arrange the stack headers such that I can use the DRAWS and the LiFePo4 UPS together, as that would also supply an RTC for the Pi, necessary for proper FT8/FT8Call operation.

Crowd Supply project for LiFePo4 Pi Hat: https://www.crowdsupply.com/silicognition/lifepo4wered-pi-plus
Other Silicognition Pi Accessories: https://www.tindie.com/stores/xorbit/
Talentcell Batteries @ Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y6uldcvq

73,
Gwen NG3P
(I do not work for any companies mentioned. I am simply their customer and like their products, which I purchased with my own money.)