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Re: UDRC-II For sale plug-n-play DR1X controller #udrc-ii

Steve Stroh
 

Art:

I’ll take it. Not a member of QRZ. Will email you directly soon - in the middle of of a event and had a few minutes on my phone. 

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 16:14 art upton via Groups.Io <artupton=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Folks, I have a UDRC-II  complete repeater setup for DR1X , plug and play setup with cable, reaspberry Pi, D-star reapeater image etc.
$125 shipped US priority mail. I have it on QRZ right now: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/nw-digital-radio-udrc-ii-d-star-repeater-controller-for-dr1x-yaesu-repeater.644334/

^the link above  has pics of the Pi Image software as well.

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


UDRC-II For sale plug-n-play DR1X controller #udrc-ii

art upton <artupton@...>
 

Hi Folks, I have a UDRC-II  complete repeater setup for DR1X , plug and play setup with cable, reaspberry Pi, D-star reapeater image etc.
$125 shipped US priority mail. I have it on QRZ right now: https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/nw-digital-radio-udrc-ii-d-star-repeater-controller-for-dr1x-yaesu-repeater.644334/

^the link above  has pics of the Pi Image software as well.


Re: Enclosure

kc7pmu
 

Well, I like the Anderson PowerPoke connectors because I can be reasonably assured that I can connect my equipment to power in a new location. However, having equipment other than power supplies with other types of connectors is not a bad thing. If a device powered by 12v wall wart comes with a power cord with a non-PowerPole connector that they have chosen for their own reasons, cutting the supplied power supply output cord in the middle and installing PowerPoles to the cut ends is an easy way to have one's cake and connect it too. Just label each section of the modified power cord to identify the device from which they were cut.  

For devices that are small or light weight, connecting a heavy or stiff wire with PowerPoles may require some form of strain relief on the wire to protect the device from being pulled off a workstation or  causing mechanical damage to the device.

Paul
kc7pmu


DRAWS™ Update

 


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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Enclosure

art upton <artupton@...>
 

FYI, I put my URCII in this plastic case, and with a few nips of the plastic with side cutters, I mounted my Draws in this case as well.
Had to nip an area for the power connector on the side and had to nip a block deeper for the GPS SMA connector. 

https://www.amazon.com/HighPi-Raspberry-Pi-Case-HiFiBerry-x/dp/B016954T3I/

K8XG Artemus 


Re: #wsjtx PTT on Icom 718 #wsjtx #hamlib #icom #flrig #kx3

Basil Gunn
 

Just an update to let you know on how I am getting on. I down loaded and
installed a null modem emulator driver for linux (tty0tty). In WSJTX I set
it to use RTS on a serial port for PTT and selected one of the null serial
ports. I then wrote a python script that connects to the other end of the
null modem emulator and monitors the CTS on the port and turns the relevant
GPIO pin on and off. This gives me a working system but I will need to
tidy the python code up a bit to include extras like a timeout timer etc to
make it safer to use. I am still thinking about modifying Ham Lib as at the
moment I have to remember to run a couple of programmes to get the PTT
working.
Please go the next step and create a public github account (free) and
put your code in your repository. Also put any notes you have in a
markdown file (README.md)

https://help.github.com/articles/create-a-repo/

/Basil N7NIX


Re: #wsjtx PTT on Icom 718 #wsjtx #hamlib #icom #flrig #kx3

Jonathan Magee
 

Hi All,
Just an update to let you know on how I am getting on.  I down loaded and installed a null modem emulator driver for linux (tty0tty). In WSJTX I set it to use RTS on a serial port for PTT and selected one of the null serial ports. I then wrote a python script that connects to the other end of the null modem emulator and monitors the CTS on the port and turns the relevant GPIO pin on and off. This gives me a working system but I will  need to tidy the python code up a bit to include extras like a timeout timer etc to make it safer to use. I am still thinking about modifying Ham Lib as at the moment I have to remember to run a couple of programmes to get the PTT working.

73 de Jonathan GI7KMC


On Mon, 21 Jan 2019 at 21:12, Jonathan Magee <jmagee@...> wrote:
Hi John,
Unfortunately the IC718 doesn't have PTT via CAT...
I think will have a look at the source code for hamlib to see if I can come up with a generic way for it to do the GPIO keying when it gets the relevant command as I think that should be with in my comfort zone.  The other method I was wondering about, is would it be possible to build an app that minics VOX. The app would "listen" for audio on the relevant device and set and unset the GPIO pin. (For this I would need to do a lot more research on google :-) 

Thanks
Jonathan GI7KMC

On Mon, 21 Jan 2019 at 18:12, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
For applications like wsjtx, which haven't implemented native GPIO ptt keying, the best choice is CAT under hamlib, either directly in the application or through the FLRIG application.

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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Add "key" and "unkey" commands for radio testing #draws

William Franzin (VE4VR)
 

Checked it out, that's a nice script. 

I was thinking of wrapping up commands like these below with key/unkey or per RF port. 

And also to add some COS scripts. check_cos wait_for_cos. Using those functions for analog voice control. 

I'll just write some quick ones. But do think that would be useful to have in the stock image. 
gpio -g write 12 0
gpio -g write 23 0

William


On Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 12:04 AM Basil Gunn <basil@... wrote:

Use the measure_deviate.sh script to turn on ptt & send a tone.

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/tree/master/deviation
/Basil

William Franzin <wfranzin@...> writes:

> Working on MMDVM with DRAWS tonight. I've got a 25W data radio attached.
>
> Would be nice to have "key" and "unkey" scripts for simple radio checks.
>
> Or a key, play 1khz test tone type of thing. I keep setting/writing gpio
> via command line.





Re: Add "key" and "unkey" commands for radio testing #draws

Basil Gunn
 

Use the measure_deviate.sh script to turn on ptt & send a tone.

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/tree/master/deviation
/Basil

William Franzin <wfranzin@gmail.com> writes:

Working on MMDVM with DRAWS tonight. I've got a 25W data radio attached.

Would be nice to have "key" and "unkey" scripts for simple radio checks.

Or a key, play 1khz test tone type of thing. I keep setting/writing gpio
via command line.


Add "key" and "unkey" commands for radio testing #draws

William Franzin (VE4VR)
 

Working on MMDVM with DRAWS tonight. I've got a 25W data radio attached.

Would be nice to have "key" and "unkey" scripts for simple radio checks. 

Or a key, play 1khz test tone type of thing. I keep setting/writing gpio via command line. 

Thanks
William


Re: Direwolf configuration & UDRC II

Don Poaps
 

I have been playing with Direwolf and Pat.IO on my Linux Laptop. I have Pat IO installed. I have a feeling I'm going to have to copy my direwolf.conf  from as the direwolf that is on Draws image is strictly for HF. My sound card is a USB with Mic and Phone 3.5.

I did the sudo su ax 25 update from the script

cd
cd n7nix
git pull origin master

# Verify update.sh is in the direwolf directory
ls direwolf
  • You can now run the update.sh script as root:
cd  direwolf
sudo su
./update.sh

This is what I got??

I don't have a GPS on this PI. I'm still waiting for shipment from the USA for the next order.




dwgpsd.c:61:2: error: #error libgps API version might be incompatible.
 #error libgps API version might be incompatible.
  ^~~~~
dwgpsd.c: In function ‘read_gpsd_thread’:
dwgpsd.c:260:8: error: too few arguments to function ‘gps_read’
    if (gps_read (&gpsdata) == -1) {
        ^~~~~~~~
In file included from dwgpsd.c:55:0:
/usr/local/include/gps.h:2122:12: note: declared here
 extern int gps_read(struct gps_data_t *, char *message, int message_len);
            ^~~~~~~~
<builtin>: recipe for target 'dwgpsd.o' failed
make: *** [dwgpsd.o] Error 1

73

Don va7dgp


Re: #ax25 Getting It Started After Config #ax25

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

Basil,

Thank you for sticking with this as well.  I take it from your mention of the 3B+ that if I had used the 3B we would not have seen this problem. Is this a correct understanding of your comment?

Les at Ham Made parts is already "on the case" for the cables. I will be getting a 1200 baud cable first with plans to have a 9600 baud cable should the need ever arise. I will be focusing on the HF setup when my next DRAWS arrives. It will also go on a 3B+. I have both a FT-450 and FT-897 available.

I would like to ask if there are other spots on the DRAWS to tap the LED on/off for each channel. I would like to investigate adding a larger LED for personal visual needs.

Thanks again.

73s, Ed, KD9FRQ "Freq" Radio

On 1/25/2019 10:04 AM, Basil Gunn wrote:
Good News : what ever you did to the BIN files worked. The service has
started, the ./btest.sh -P udr0 now tries to send a beacon and LED
lights up. I have still attached all the output you requested
Ed, thanks for sticking with it. Linux systemd allows starting processes
in parallel using dependencies. What I think was happening was the RPi
3B+ was somewhat faster than the RPi 3 and started similar processes in
a different order. One of those processes was the ax25 device and it
didn't fail with the correct error code so was not retried at a later
time.

Anyway thanks for confirming that the current files work with the RPi 3B+.

Bad news : I have now learned that my cable has the wrong pin out and I
must get another one to connect to my new Alinco 135.
I have an Alinco DR-235 that I use with a UDRC II but the guy that made
that cable is no longer in business. I try to buy cables whenever I can
because making cables is not my favorite thing to do. Just an FYI I have
different cables for 1200 & 9600 baud for the Alinco radio and I remember
being challenged with a cable that tied the pins (Alinco 9pin 2 & 4) for
those bit rates together.

Thank you for all your hard work.
Thanks for following all my arcane instructions and giving good
feedback.

The DRAWS is a great product.

73s, Ed, KD9FRQ


On 1/24/2019 3:01 PM, Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ wrote:
Basil,
Thank you. I will work on this when I get home from work.
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ


Re: Enclosure

Budd Churchward
 

As an alternative to the 3-D printed case, I have posted the files for a laser cut DRAWS enclosure on Thingiverse. The file will cut three cases from a single 12" x 12" sheet of 1/8 inch acrylic. The case is self locking and goes together tightly without the need for screws or glue.

View the case and download the file from Thingiverse:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3381464

Acrylic sheets are $6 from Delvie's Plastics
http://www.delviesplastics.com/p/Transparent_Acrylic.html

73 Budd WB7FHC

-----Original Message-----
From: Basil Gunn
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:29 AM
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: Re: [udrc] Enclosure


Daniel Sohn <sohn@sti.net> writes:

Ahh - so be it.
…dan

On Jan 23, 2019, at 9:10 AM, Steve Stroh <steve.stroh@gmail.com> wrote:

Unlikely. NWDR is on record as HATING Powerpoles.
Steve is spreading false rumors. I am involved with NWDR & I don't
'HATE' Anderson power poles. We are aware of APP limitations and use
them in a lot of/most situations.

/Basil


Re: #ax25 Getting It Started After Config #ax25

Basil Gunn
 

Good News : what ever you did to the BIN files worked. The service has
started, the ./btest.sh -P udr0 now tries to send a beacon and LED
lights up. I have still attached all the output you requested
Ed, thanks for sticking with it. Linux systemd allows starting processes
in parallel using dependencies. What I think was happening was the RPi
3B+ was somewhat faster than the RPi 3 and started similar processes in
a different order. One of those processes was the ax25 device and it
didn't fail with the correct error code so was not retried at a later
time.

Anyway thanks for confirming that the current files work with the RPi 3B+.

Bad news : I have now learned that my cable has the wrong pin out and I
must get another one to connect to my new Alinco 135.
I have an Alinco DR-235 that I use with a UDRC II but the guy that made
that cable is no longer in business. I try to buy cables whenever I can
because making cables is not my favorite thing to do. Just an FYI I have
different cables for 1200 & 9600 baud for the Alinco radio and I remember
being challenged with a cable that tied the pins (Alinco 9pin 2 & 4) for
those bit rates together.

Thank you for all your hard work.
Thanks for following all my arcane instructions and giving good
feedback.

The DRAWS is a great product.

73s, Ed, KD9FRQ


On 1/24/2019 3:01 PM, Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ wrote:
Basil,
Thank you. I will work on this when I get home from work.
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ


Re: #ax25 Getting It Started After Config #ax25

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

Basil,

Good News : what ever you did to the BIN files worked.  The service has started, the ./btest.sh -P udr0 now tries to send a beacon and LED lights up.  I have still attached all the output you requested

Bad news : I have now learned that my cable has the wrong pin out and I must get another one to connect to my new Alinco 135.

Thank you for all your hard work.  The DRAWS is a great product.

73s, Ed, KD9FRQ


On 1/24/2019 3:01 PM, Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ wrote:
Basil,
 
Thank you. I will work on this when I get home from work.
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Basil Gunn <basil@...>
To: Ed Bloom <ewbloom@...>
Cc: udrc <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Subject: Re: [udrc] #ax25 Getting It Started After Config


Ed,

Missed a step to get you back into local bin dir. Please use these
instructions & send console output to me.


# Get the latest versions of scripts
cd
cd n7nix
git pull

# Refresh the local bin directory
cd config
./bin_refresh.sh

# Check the ax25 status
ax25-status

# stop direwolf & ax.25
cd
cd bin
sudo su
./ax25-stop

# Check the ax25 status
./ax25-status

### REBOOT your RPi
shutdown -r now

### login and start direwolf & ax.25
cd
cd bin
sudo su
./ax25-start

# Check you ax25 status
./ax25-status

# check that ax25-status is in your path
# Leave user root & become user pi
exit
ax25-status

/Basil





Re: #ax25 Getting It Started After Config #ax25

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

Basil,
 
Thank you. I will work on this when I get home from work.
 
Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Basil Gunn <basil@...>
To: Ed Bloom <ewbloom@...>
Cc: udrc <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Subject: Re: [udrc] #ax25 Getting It Started After Config


Ed,

Missed a step to get you back into local bin dir. Please use these
instructions & send console output to me.


# Get the latest versions of scripts
cd
cd n7nix
git pull

# Refresh the local bin directory
cd config
./bin_refresh.sh

# Check the ax25 status
ax25-status

# stop direwolf & ax.25
cd
cd bin
sudo su
./ax25-stop

# Check the ax25 status
./ax25-status

### REBOOT your RPi
shutdown -r now

### login and start direwolf & ax.25
cd
cd bin
sudo su
./ax25-start

# Check you ax25 status
./ax25-status

# check that ax25-status is in your path
# Leave user root & become user pi
exit
ax25-status

/Basil




Re: #ax25 Getting It Started After Config #ax25

Basil Gunn
 

Ed,

Missed a step to get you back into local bin dir. Please use these
instructions & send console output to me.


# Get the latest versions of scripts
cd
cd n7nix
git pull

# Refresh the local bin directory
cd config
./bin_refresh.sh

# Check the ax25 status
ax25-status

# stop direwolf & ax.25
cd
cd bin
sudo su
./ax25-stop

# Check the ax25 status
./ax25-status

### REBOOT your RPi
shutdown -r now

### login and start direwolf & ax.25
cd
cd bin
sudo su
./ax25-start

# Check you ax25 status
./ax25-status

# check that ax25-status is in your path
# Leave user root & become user pi
exit
ax25-status

/Basil


Re: #ax25 Getting It Started After Config #ax25

Basil Gunn
 

Ed,

I think I have a solution to your problem.

You will need to get the latest versions of a couple of scripts, turn
ax25 off, reboot then turn ax25 back on and verify.
It will be helpful if you could send me the console output for the
commands below.

# Get the latest versions of scripts
cd
cd n7nix
git pull

# Refresh the local bin directory
cd config
./bin_refresh.sh

# Check the ax25 status
ax25-status

# stop direwolf & ax.25
sudo su
./ax25-stop

# Check the ax25 status
./ax25-status

### REBOOT your RPi
shutdown -r now

### login and start direwolf & ax.25
cd
cd bin
sudo su
./ax25-start

# Check you ax25 status
./ax25-status

# check that ax25-status is in your path
# Leave user root & become user pi
exit
ax25-status

Thanks,
/Basil


Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ <ewbloom@verizon.net> writes:

Basil,

Here are the two files as requested.

Thanks again. 73s, Ed, KD9FRQ


On 1/23/2019 10:50 AM, Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ wrote:
Basil,
Thank you for working on this. I will get the results for you when I
get home from work.
journalctl -u ax25dev.service > journalctl.log
head -n 20 /etc/ax25/ax25-upd > head.log
As to your question "What did I enter for :
"If you do not understand or care about the following just hit enter
for default values"
"Enter ip address for AX.25 interface ax0 followed by [enter]"
I just pressed enter with no values provided. If I should have
entered a value, I respectfully request an update to
the Get Started with a"recommended value" if this is the cause of my
system issue.
Ed Bloom
ewbloom@verizon.net <mailto:ewbloom@verizon.net>
Sent from Webmail access
-----Original Message-----
From: Basil Gunn <basil@pacabunga.com>
To: udrc <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 23, 2019 10:44 am
Subject: Re: [udrc] #ax25 Getting It Started After Config


Thanks for the files. kissattach is failing because one of the
parameters is not in the correct format. The defaults should work
so I need to determine which parameter kissattach is barfing on.

Could you please send the console output of the following commands:
journalctl -u ax25dev.service
head -n 20 /etc/ax25/ax25-upd

Do you recall what you entered when this prompt was displayed during
your initial configuration?

"If you do not understand or care about the following just hit enter for
default values"
"Enter ip address for AX.25 interface ax0 followed by [enter]"

When you can display some active ax25 sockets you can proceed with other
tests.
netstat --ax25

/Basil

I don't have enough information yet to figure out what your problem is.

Please send me the contents of the following files:

/var/log/udr_install.log
/etc/ax25/axports

and the output of

ax25-status -d

/Basil

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ <ewbloom@verizon.net <mailto:ewbloom@verizon.net>>
writes:

Following up....

I have "no AX.25 ports defined" when running ./btest.sh -P udr0 as
part
of the Test & Verification.

So I missed something.


Reprise on IC-7000 with DRAWS #wsjt-x #draws #ic7000 #fldigi

Jack Spitznagel
 

Basil and Bryan,

 

Since you were able to borrow an IC-7000 to test, were you able to make any additional observations on setting up the DRAWS output for this radio with HF digital programs?

 

My IC-7000 is working beautifully on FM/VHF packet, so from my last tests, the problem seemed to be an HF/SSB level issue, possible something software specific but I was not able to narrow it. Explorations stopped with the last BETA when the highest output of DRAWS suddenly became too low to drive the 7000 to power in USB-HF. The opposite was true in previous BETAs. That part still baffles me. The SignaLink works fine for HF on the radio – so I know it is not a “local radio/operator problem” per se.

 

The FT-817 works beautifully both VHF FM and HF SSB, but does not have the power useful for EMCOMM use. Hauling a separate amp around adds complexity I am hoping to avoid. Still have not had time to pirate the cable pieces I need for the KX3 from other projects… more to come there.

 

Really looking forward to see you launch this puppy –

 

Thanks!

 

KD4IZ

Jack Spitznagel

FM19oo

 

 


--
J Spitznagel
Science River LLC
KD4IZ


Re: #Kenwood TS-440S #js8call #beta7 #din6 #kenwood #applications

Mike - KB0FX
 

Bryan & John - I just realized it would be much simpler for me to use the AFSK input and output RCA jacks to the TS-440s to verify the DRAWS card will be able to drive the transmitter before tearing into the radio. Will let you know.

73

Mike - KB0FX

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 8:59 AM Mike - KB0FX via Groups.Io <mweilb=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bryan & John - I have searched the Kenwood documentation and can't find a spec for the Data Input line on the 13 DIN connector. That said I have found a mod that changes where the Data Input ties into the transmit audio chain. This is a known issue on the TS-440s. I have a Signalink USB that I use with the TS-440s and I have to run the TX gain on the Signalink and the MIC gain on the TS-440S at maximum to get about 25 watts out on FT8 running at 1,000 HZ. So , it is not a short coming of the DRAWS card. 

The Issue: The issue is that the Data Input on pin 11 of the 13 PIN, Accessory 2 connection does not go into the mic preamp of the TS440s. The mic gain does still control the overall input level but without the preamp is appears the drive level needs to be 5 volts peak to peak or more. 

The Mod / Fix: Here is the link to a mod:  https://www.qsl.net/9a3og/kenwoodts440.html
These is a AFSK Input RCA pin plug jack on the back of the TS-440S. This input does pass through the mic preamp. This mode moves the connection from the RCA jack to Pin 11 of the 13 pin DIN. I have not done this mod yet but have reason to believe this will resolve the drive level issue.

73

Mike - KB0FX

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 2:12 PM Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@...> wrote:
Max Output from DRAWS is ~3.2V Peak to Peak

Bryan



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