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Re: UDRC II

Michael Champion Sr
 

Since this topic is open… J

 

To run my analog controller with the UDRC I’m using an Arduino to facilitate the connections between the controller, UDRC, and DR-1X. PTT from the controller and the UDRC go to 2 input pins and then Base, PTT, and EXT1 are driven by the Arduino.  There is an issue with parallel audio if dstar chimes in during a conversation it will just go through and be heard since the transmit tone would be on.  I was thinking about using an Audio matrix so that the Arduino could also mute audio from the UDRC.

 

What would be nice is if the controller code of dstarrepeater can be manipulated so that if a GPIO pin goes high(PTT from the analog Controller) then the base, ext1, and PTT lines go high on the DR-1X and some kind of interrupt for DSTAR so it doesn’t jump in(maybe even mute while the pin is high would work).   Right now I parallel the audio but what would be even cooler is to take the audio from the analog controller and run it in the DIN port and just pipe that audio back out the 15 pin.  I could then eliminate the Arduino.

 

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 4:32 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] UDRC II

 

You can run 2 packet ports through Direwolf using both connections.  https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-and-Direwolf-Packet-Modem  

 

The issue is that there is one 2-channel CODEC (Sound chip) and on the UDRC II puts left on one connector and right on the other.  The O/S/Driver only allows accessing the device as a single unit.

 

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM, John Hays <john@...> wrote:

No. A single program, like direwolf needs to control both ports.

 

On Sep 23, 2016 16:03, "Steve Butler" <NO9S@...> wrote:

Just wondering if you can now use both ports, let's say a link radio (analog) in DIN and the DR1X in the 15 pin?
73
NO9S
Steve





 

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John D. Hays

K7VE

 

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223

   

 


Re: AlsaMixer UDRC GPIO

Jeremy McDermond <mcdermj@...>
 

On Sep 23, 2016, at 2:26 PM, Paul Johnson <ve7dhm@shaw.ca> wrote:

Using the mini-din UDRC connector, AlsaMixer, and
speaker-test to transmit a test tone. In AlsaMixer
both the LOL Outp and LO DAC must be 00 for this to
work. What is the mapping between the GPIO pins on
the Pi and the UDRC to turn LOL Outp and LO DAC on/off?
Everything in the mixer controls aspects of the TLV320AIC3204 codec chip. The LOL Output and LO DAC toggle bits over the I2C bus that control power on the DAC and where it’s connected in the output mixer.

Paul VE7DHM
--
Jeremy McDermond
nh6z@nh6z.net


Re: UDRC II

 

You can run 2 packet ports through Direwolf using both connections.  https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-and-Direwolf-Packet-Modem  

The issue is that there is one 2-channel CODEC (Sound chip) and on the UDRC II puts left on one connector and right on the other.  The O/S/Driver only allows accessing the device as a single unit.

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM, John Hays <john@...> wrote:

No. A single program, like direwolf needs to control both ports.


On Sep 23, 2016 16:03, "Steve Butler" <NO9S@...> wrote:
Just wondering if you can now use both ports, let's say a link radio (analog) in DIN and the DR1X in the 15 pin?
73
NO9S
Steve







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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: UDRC II

 

No. A single program, like direwolf needs to control both ports.


On Sep 23, 2016 16:03, "Steve Butler" <NO9S@...> wrote:
Just wondering if you can now use both ports, let's say a link radio (analog) in DIN and the DR1X in the 15 pin?
73
NO9S
Steve





UDRC II

NO9S Steve Butler <NO9S@...>
 

Just wondering if you can now use both ports, let's say a link radio (analog) in DIN and the DR1X in the 15 pin?
73
NO9S
Steve


Re: AlsaMixer UDRC GPIO

 

Paul,

The GPIO pins do not control LOR and LOL -- they are set by the alsa
script in the setup directions.

PTT is controlled by GPIO 12 and GPIO 23 -- see the latest Wiki
updates for Direwolf --
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-and-Direwolf-Packet-Modem
(Including the notes linked at the end of the page)

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Paul Johnson <ve7dhm@shaw.ca> wrote:
Using the mini-din UDRC connector, AlsaMixer, and
speaker-test to transmit a test tone. In AlsaMixer
both the LOL Outp and LO DAC must be 00 for this to
work. What is the mapping between the GPIO pins on
the Pi and the UDRC to turn LOL Outp and LO DAC on/off?

Paul VE7DHM




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________________________________
John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223


AlsaMixer UDRC GPIO

Paul Johnson
 

Using the mini-din UDRC connector, AlsaMixer, and
speaker-test to transmit a test tone. In AlsaMixer
both the LOL Outp and LO DAC must be 00 for this to
work. What is the mapping between the GPIO pins on
the Pi and the UDRC to turn LOL Outp and LO DAC on/off?

Paul VE7DHM


D-Rats Setup

 

Since our new D-Star repeater which utilizes the UDRC on Dr-1X repeater is owned by our local Ares group we are interested in configuring D-Rats on the repeater and Raspberry Pi.  I have enabled D-Rats in Ircddbgateway. But not sure what the next step is. We would like to be able to have D-Star equipped units have the ability to send radiograms and other forms from their position utilizing D-Star/D-Rats and have the repeater forward the forms to our Winlink system. We believe this will provide an additional avenue for our EMCom data needs. We work primarily in Analog FM and RMS Express but think it is worth testing and utilizing D-Rats where we can.

Any help or direction would be appreciated.

Thanks

Rich, KR4PI

 


Re: Anyone taken the UDRC and connected it to a URI?

Steve N4IRS
 
Edited

As John said, The easiest way for AllStar to support the UDRC wiould be to bring up AllStar on Compass since the kernel module for the codec is not mainline (yet). At least I don't think it is.

I have a channel driver that I think would would work with the UDRC. The only thing I need to bring up AllStar on Compass, are the kernel headers so I can compile DAHDI. I'll look into it again when I get a little time.


73, Steve N4IRS 


Re: Anyone taken the UDRC and connected it to a URI?

 

This would be a good starting point for a developer -- https://github.com/N4IRS/AllStar


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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: Anyone taken the UDRC and connected it to a URI?

 

AllStar would need to be ported to the Compass Linux system, which should be straight forward since its basically enhanced Raspbian Jesse, then PTT support would need to trigger a GPIO pin.

A couple of people have mentioned giving it a try, so maybe we will hear something.  If I can find the sources, I might give it a go :), when I get some spare time.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Michael J. Wolthuis <wolthuis@...> wrote:

John,

That would work also, has someone done the mapping for the pins yet for Allstar somehow?

 

I am basically looking for an easy interface to the DR-1x for Allstar, future digital potential.

 

Mike


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John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Re: Anyone taken the UDRC and connected it to a URI?

Michael J. Wolthuis <wolthuis@...>
 

John,

That would work also, has someone done the mapping for the pins yet for Allstar somehow?

 

I am basically looking for an easy interface to the DR-1x for Allstar, future digital potential.

 

Mike

 

 

From: <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of John Hays <john@...>
Reply-To: <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:42 PM
To: <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [udrc] Anyone taken the UDRC and connected it to a URI?

 

Mike,

 

I guess you could, but I don't understand why you would?  The URI and UDRC are very similar in function, they contain a sound CODEC and access to GPIO pins to perform things like PTT.  

 

Allstar could be supported directly by the UDRC, connected to a radio, as long as Allstar could map the PTT pins and run directly on the Raspberry Pi.

 

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 5:28 PM, Michael J. Wolthuis <wolthuis@...> wrote:

I am new to the UDRC, can the output on the 6 pin din be connected to a URI for interface to Allstar?

 

I read it says something about the CODEC is output?

 

Mike

Kb8zgl

 

--

 


John D. Hays

K7VE

 

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223

   

 


Re: Anyone taken the UDRC and connected it to a URI?

 

Mike,

I guess you could, but I don't understand why you would?  The URI and UDRC are very similar in function, they contain a sound CODEC and access to GPIO pins to perform things like PTT.  

Allstar could be supported directly by the UDRC, connected to a radio, as long as Allstar could map the PTT pins and run directly on the Raspberry Pi.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 5:28 PM, Michael J. Wolthuis <wolthuis@...> wrote:

I am new to the UDRC, can the output on the 6 pin din be connected to a URI for interface to Allstar?

 

I read it says something about the CODEC is output?

 

Mike

Kb8zgl


--


John D. Hays
K7VE

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223
   


Anyone taken the UDRC and connected it to a URI?

Michael J. Wolthuis <wolthuis@...>
 

I am new to the UDRC, can the output on the 6 pin din be connected to a URI for interface to Allstar?

 

I read it says something about the CODEC is output?

 

Mike

Kb8zgl

 

 


Re: UDRC Cases -- Put your examples here

VE3MIC
 
Edited

Here is the one that I modified> 

For those interested in modifying an inexpensive case for use with the UDRC (Universal Digital Radio Controller), here's how...

(suitable for Raspberry Pi 2 or 3)

I modified a blue(other colour choices below)

Cyntech (RBPLU-BLUE-01) MCM Part #83-16355 case and optional spacer so that the UDRC Pi hat would fit. I carefully measured, then nipped away at the plastic to be removed, then using a metal file, filed the cut edges until uniform & smooth.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/83-16355

Included:

•Case Lid 

•Case Body 

•4 x M3 28mm Screws

◦Note: When a spacer is added, longer screws are required (not included) 1 x Spacer = 4 x M3 38mm screw, 2 x Spacers = 4 x 48mm screws 


Spacer:

Cyntech (SPABPLU-BLUE-01)

MCM Part #83-16386


Additional Case Colors:

Raspberry

Black

Blue

Clear

White






Re: Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

Michael Champion Sr
 

It worked fine.  I see the wiki was updated, so that’s cool.

 

I did the following steps:

 

Used diskpart to clean the SD card

Put the compass image on it

Booted

Opened a terminal

Run raspi-config and changed hostname

Added hostname to /etc/hosts

Rebooted

Ran: curl -L -s https://goo.gl/h04nla | sudo sh

Edited /boot/config.txt - commented out #dtparam=audio=on added force_turbo=1

Rebooted

Ran:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade - about 125 packages at the moment

sudo apt-get install dstarrepeater ircddbgateway dstarrepeaterd ircddbgatewayd

 

rebooted because why not

 

sudo curl -L -s -o /etc/opendv/dstarrepeater_1 https://goo.gl/w3rm3a

edited /etc/opendv/dstarrepeater_1

                Set callsigns

                changed serialConfig to 4 because I dont care about Fusion at the moment.  I'd only be talking to myself.

 

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Champion Sr
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:25 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

So my config files somehow became 0 length.  I rebuilt them and it’s acting strange so I’m formatting and starting from scratch again with 5-23.  I’ll take notes of everything I do to get it working again so that the Wiki can be updated.

 

-Michael

 

 


Re: Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

Michael Champion Sr
 

So my config files somehow became 0 length.  I rebuilt them and it’s acting strange so I’m formatting and starting from scratch again with 5-23.  I’ll take notes of everything I do to get it working again so that the Wiki can be updated.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Champion Sr
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:42 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

I have the daemon packages installed.  I see what happens just running them in the background at startup.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:54 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Init scripts are for daemons e.g. dstarrepeaterd. GUI package s don't have them (right now).

 

On Sep 17, 2016 15:32, "Michael Champion Sr" <mikec@...> wrote:

I seems the init scripts are missing so I am unable to start as a service using the commands in the wiki.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:09 AM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Compass is fine. Upgrade just updating packages

 

sudo apt-get update

sudp apt-get upgrade

 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Jeff jensen <n2mkt@...> wrote:

So are we saying that the 5-23 version of compass doesnt work and that we need to do an upgrade after the fact thats not on the wiki? 

 

jeff 

 


From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of Michael Champion Sr <mikec@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:46 AM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

OK I ran an apt-get upgrade.  I had done an update but not upgrade.

 

It all works now. Sigh. Need to add that to the wiki.

 

I’m tempted to use a new SDCard and install from scratch to see if that was it and not all the libs I installed to compile it. J

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Champion Sr
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:25 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Something is wrong with that build.  I just compiled it and even though it doesn’t do anything with GPIO, it does pass audio just fine and it’s decoded by my ID51.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:19 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

What is in the Compass Repository is the latest build just update and upgrade under apt-get.

On Sep 16, 2016 20:17, "Michael Champion Sr" <mikec@...> wrote:
>
> I’m going to try compiling the latest code.  Are there any switches needed for the DR-1X?
>
>  
>
> -Michael
>
>  
>



 

--

 


John D. Hays

K7VE

 

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223

   

 


Re: Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

Michael Champion Sr
 

I have the daemon packages installed.  I see what happens just running them in the background at startup.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:54 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Init scripts are for daemons e.g. dstarrepeaterd. GUI package s don't have them (right now).

 

On Sep 17, 2016 15:32, "Michael Champion Sr" <mikec@...> wrote:

I seems the init scripts are missing so I am unable to start as a service using the commands in the wiki.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:09 AM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Compass is fine. Upgrade just updating packages

 

sudo apt-get update

sudp apt-get upgrade

 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Jeff jensen <n2mkt@...> wrote:

So are we saying that the 5-23 version of compass doesnt work and that we need to do an upgrade after the fact thats not on the wiki? 

 

jeff 

 


From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of Michael Champion Sr <mikec@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:46 AM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

OK I ran an apt-get upgrade.  I had done an update but not upgrade.

 

It all works now. Sigh. Need to add that to the wiki.

 

I’m tempted to use a new SDCard and install from scratch to see if that was it and not all the libs I installed to compile it. J

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Champion Sr
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:25 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Something is wrong with that build.  I just compiled it and even though it doesn’t do anything with GPIO, it does pass audio just fine and it’s decoded by my ID51.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:19 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

What is in the Compass Repository is the latest build just update and upgrade under apt-get.

On Sep 16, 2016 20:17, "Michael Champion Sr" <mikec@...> wrote:
>
> I’m going to try compiling the latest code.  Are there any switches needed for the DR-1X?
>
>  
>
> -Michael
>
>  
>



 

--

 


John D. Hays

K7VE

 

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223

   

 


Re: Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Init scripts are for daemons e.g. dstarrepeaterd. GUI package s don't have them (right now).


On Sep 17, 2016 15:32, "Michael Champion Sr" <mikec@...> wrote:

I seems the init scripts are missing so I am unable to start as a service using the commands in the wiki.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@....io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:09 AM
To: udrc@....io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Compass is fine. Upgrade just updating packages

 

sudo apt-get update

sudp apt-get upgrade

 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Jeff jensen <n2mkt@...> wrote:

So are we saying that the 5-23 version of compass doesnt work and that we need to do an upgrade after the fact thats not on the wiki? 

 

jeff 

 


From: udrc@....io <udrc@....io> on behalf of Michael Champion Sr <mikec@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:46 AM
To: udrc@....io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

OK I ran an apt-get upgrade.  I had done an update but not upgrade.

 

It all works now. Sigh. Need to add that to the wiki.

 

I’m tempted to use a new SDCard and install from scratch to see if that was it and not all the libs I installed to compile it. J

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@....io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Champion Sr
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:25 PM
To: udrc@....io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Something is wrong with that build.  I just compiled it and even though it doesn’t do anything with GPIO, it does pass audio just fine and it’s decoded by my ID51.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@....io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:19 PM
To: udrc@....io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

What is in the Compass Repository is the latest build just update and upgrade under apt-get.

On Sep 16, 2016 20:17, "Michael Champion Sr" <mikec@...> wrote:
>
> I’m going to try compiling the latest code.  Are there any switches needed for the DR-1X?
>
>  
>
> -Michael
>
>  
>



 

--

 


John D. Hays

K7VE

 

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223

   

 


Re: Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

Michael Champion Sr
 

I seems the init scripts are missing so I am unable to start as a service using the commands in the wiki.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 7:09 AM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Compass is fine. Upgrade just updating packages

 

sudo apt-get update

sudp apt-get upgrade

 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Jeff jensen <n2mkt@...> wrote:

So are we saying that the 5-23 version of compass doesnt work and that we need to do an upgrade after the fact thats not on the wiki? 

 

jeff 

 


From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> on behalf of Michael Champion Sr <mikec@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:46 AM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

OK I ran an apt-get upgrade.  I had done an update but not upgrade.

 

It all works now. Sigh. Need to add that to the wiki.

 

I’m tempted to use a new SDCard and install from scratch to see if that was it and not all the libs I installed to compile it. J

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Champion Sr
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:25 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

Something is wrong with that build.  I just compiled it and even though it doesn’t do anything with GPIO, it does pass audio just fine and it’s decoded by my ID51.

 

-Michael

 

From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io [mailto:udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Hays
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 6:19 PM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Compiling dstarrepeater for UDRC

 

What is in the Compass Repository is the latest build just update and upgrade under apt-get.

On Sep 16, 2016 20:17, "Michael Champion Sr" <mikec@...> wrote:
>
> I’m going to try compiling the latest code.  Are there any switches needed for the DR-1X?
>
>  
>
> -Michael
>
>  
>



 

--

 


John D. Hays

K7VE

 

PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223

   

 

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