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Re: Pinout for the board #udrc-ii

art upton <artupton@...>
 

I can verify that the non-refurbed DR1-Xs both 1.0x and 1.10x firmware work with proper d-star audio levels with UDRC-II  with firmware in the past 18 months.
 
I have been told that the 9600 baud option is not available in the Refurbs as Yeasu does not want folks buying them to use other brand radios on, which is understandable.

Can you verify that the 9600 baud option is turned on in the settings? Follow the setup picture on where to hold the tx frequency on a long press to get the switch each time between 1200 baud and 9600 baud.

Also check the firmware level/dates.

Art K8XG

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:56:04 PM EDT, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


We don't know for sure, but we think that the refurbs are actively trying to block any external modem.

The original should have worked, if the directions were carefully followed (with no internal modifications).

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:52 PM Matt Trull <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
It is a refurb, but I don't recall the firmware version off the top of my head. We also tried it with the non-refurb DR1X that we have, and had the same TX audio issue. The levels would just never come up where it needed to be. We modded the DR1X, and were able to get proper output using another DVM board (STM32-DVM), so now I was trying to get the UDRC going as well.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:46 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Is the DR-1X a newer referb? What firmware does it have?


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM Matt Trull <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I am attempting to make a straight through custom cable that breaks out the PTT and Audio Out lines. I have performed the modification to the DR1-X cable that connects the receiver and transmitter so that I can tap directly into those two lines, bypassing any audio processing in the DR1X. We (club) hooked up the UDRC with the straight through cable you can purchase with it, and it worked fine...except we could never get the audio levels to output a proper D-Star signal. The fix/mod to work around that is to tap directly into the audio line going to the transmitter. I tried making a straight through cable, but the Pi isn't powering up, so I have something crossed somewhere. If you look at the pinout in the UDRC schematic, it looks like the middle row of pins should be shifted to the right.


Thanks,
Matt KX4GG

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:47 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
The UDRC/UDRC-II 15-PIN connector is aligned to connect to the DR-1X HD-15 connector using a straight through 15 line cable.  This was created to be a plug to plug connection.  We are not sure that refurbished DR-1X repeaters being resold since the release of the DR-2X have the same pin wiring.

What are you trying to solve?

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:39 PM <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I have a question about the pinout shown in the wiring diagram. Is this shown from the rear, or from the front, like you were looking at the connector face? The pin orientation is off from that of the actual DR1-X repeater.


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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Pinout for the board #udrc-ii

 

We don't know for sure, but we think that the refurbs are actively trying to block any external modem.

The original should have worked, if the directions were carefully followed (with no internal modifications).

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:52 PM Matt Trull <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
It is a refurb, but I don't recall the firmware version off the top of my head. We also tried it with the non-refurb DR1X that we have, and had the same TX audio issue. The levels would just never come up where it needed to be. We modded the DR1X, and were able to get proper output using another DVM board (STM32-DVM), so now I was trying to get the UDRC going as well.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:46 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Is the DR-1X a newer referb? What firmware does it have?


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM Matt Trull <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I am attempting to make a straight through custom cable that breaks out the PTT and Audio Out lines. I have performed the modification to the DR1-X cable that connects the receiver and transmitter so that I can tap directly into those two lines, bypassing any audio processing in the DR1X. We (club) hooked up the UDRC with the straight through cable you can purchase with it, and it worked fine...except we could never get the audio levels to output a proper D-Star signal. The fix/mod to work around that is to tap directly into the audio line going to the transmitter. I tried making a straight through cable, but the Pi isn't powering up, so I have something crossed somewhere. If you look at the pinout in the UDRC schematic, it looks like the middle row of pins should be shifted to the right.


Thanks,
Matt KX4GG

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:47 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
The UDRC/UDRC-II 15-PIN connector is aligned to connect to the DR-1X HD-15 connector using a straight through 15 line cable.  This was created to be a plug to plug connection.  We are not sure that refurbished DR-1X repeaters being resold since the release of the DR-2X have the same pin wiring.

What are you trying to solve?

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:39 PM <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I have a question about the pinout shown in the wiring diagram. Is this shown from the rear, or from the front, like you were looking at the connector face? The pin orientation is off from that of the actual DR1-X repeater.


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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Pinout for the board #udrc-ii

Matt Trull
 

It is a refurb, but I don't recall the firmware version off the top of my head. We also tried it with the non-refurb DR1X that we have, and had the same TX audio issue. The levels would just never come up where it needed to be. We modded the DR1X, and were able to get proper output using another DVM board (STM32-DVM), so now I was trying to get the UDRC going as well.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:46 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Is the DR-1X a newer referb? What firmware does it have?


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM Matt Trull <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I am attempting to make a straight through custom cable that breaks out the PTT and Audio Out lines. I have performed the modification to the DR1-X cable that connects the receiver and transmitter so that I can tap directly into those two lines, bypassing any audio processing in the DR1X. We (club) hooked up the UDRC with the straight through cable you can purchase with it, and it worked fine...except we could never get the audio levels to output a proper D-Star signal. The fix/mod to work around that is to tap directly into the audio line going to the transmitter. I tried making a straight through cable, but the Pi isn't powering up, so I have something crossed somewhere. If you look at the pinout in the UDRC schematic, it looks like the middle row of pins should be shifted to the right.


Thanks,
Matt KX4GG

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:47 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
The UDRC/UDRC-II 15-PIN connector is aligned to connect to the DR-1X HD-15 connector using a straight through 15 line cable.  This was created to be a plug to plug connection.  We are not sure that refurbished DR-1X repeaters being resold since the release of the DR-2X have the same pin wiring.

What are you trying to solve?

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:39 PM <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I have a question about the pinout shown in the wiring diagram. Is this shown from the rear, or from the front, like you were looking at the connector face? The pin orientation is off from that of the actual DR1-X repeater.


--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Pinout for the board #udrc-ii

 

Is the DR-1X a newer referb? What firmware does it have?


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM Matt Trull <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I am attempting to make a straight through custom cable that breaks out the PTT and Audio Out lines. I have performed the modification to the DR1-X cable that connects the receiver and transmitter so that I can tap directly into those two lines, bypassing any audio processing in the DR1X. We (club) hooked up the UDRC with the straight through cable you can purchase with it, and it worked fine...except we could never get the audio levels to output a proper D-Star signal. The fix/mod to work around that is to tap directly into the audio line going to the transmitter. I tried making a straight through cable, but the Pi isn't powering up, so I have something crossed somewhere. If you look at the pinout in the UDRC schematic, it looks like the middle row of pins should be shifted to the right.


Thanks,
Matt KX4GG

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:47 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
The UDRC/UDRC-II 15-PIN connector is aligned to connect to the DR-1X HD-15 connector using a straight through 15 line cable.  This was created to be a plug to plug connection.  We are not sure that refurbished DR-1X repeaters being resold since the release of the DR-2X have the same pin wiring.

What are you trying to solve?

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:39 PM <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I have a question about the pinout shown in the wiring diagram. Is this shown from the rear, or from the front, like you were looking at the connector face? The pin orientation is off from that of the actual DR1-X repeater.


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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Pinout for the board #udrc-ii

Matt Trull
 

I am attempting to make a straight through custom cable that breaks out the PTT and Audio Out lines. I have performed the modification to the DR1-X cable that connects the receiver and transmitter so that I can tap directly into those two lines, bypassing any audio processing in the DR1X. We (club) hooked up the UDRC with the straight through cable you can purchase with it, and it worked fine...except we could never get the audio levels to output a proper D-Star signal. The fix/mod to work around that is to tap directly into the audio line going to the transmitter. I tried making a straight through cable, but the Pi isn't powering up, so I have something crossed somewhere. If you look at the pinout in the UDRC schematic, it looks like the middle row of pins should be shifted to the right.


Thanks,
Matt KX4GG


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:47 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
The UDRC/UDRC-II 15-PIN connector is aligned to connect to the DR-1X HD-15 connector using a straight through 15 line cable.  This was created to be a plug to plug connection.  We are not sure that refurbished DR-1X repeaters being resold since the release of the DR-2X have the same pin wiring.

What are you trying to solve?

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:39 PM <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I have a question about the pinout shown in the wiring diagram. Is this shown from the rear, or from the front, like you were looking at the connector face? The pin orientation is off from that of the actual DR1-X repeater.


--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: Pinout for the board #udrc-ii

 

The UDRC/UDRC-II 15-PIN connector is aligned to connect to the DR-1X HD-15 connector using a straight through 15 line cable.  This was created to be a plug to plug connection.  We are not sure that refurbished DR-1X repeaters being resold since the release of the DR-2X have the same pin wiring.

What are you trying to solve?


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:39 PM <Oxyacetylene@...> wrote:
I have a question about the pinout shown in the wiring diagram. Is this shown from the rear, or from the front, like you were looking at the connector face? The pin orientation is off from that of the actual DR1-X repeater.


--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Pinout for the board #udrc-ii

Matt Trull
 

I have a question about the pinout shown in the wiring diagram. Is this shown from the rear, or from the front, like you were looking at the connector face? The pin orientation is off from that of the actual DR1-X repeater.


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.
It appears that is not the case.

RMS Gateway upgrade notes for new Winlink Web Services
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LinuxRMS/conversations/messages/2775

/Basil n7nix


Re: [New post] DRAWS Production Status

Alex Perez
 

Jeez, give it a rest.


Re: [New post] DRAWS Production Status

kc7pmu
 


-- Update?

Paul
kc7pmu


Re: DRAWS to Elecraft KX3

Frank Ivan
 

Thank you Annaliese.

I have been writing OS’s and device drivers for more years than I like to think about.

You have given me what I think I need and I won’t bug you. I will make anything I get going available in a GitHub repo.

Thanks and 73 Frank - K0FEI

On Oct 19, 2018, at 10:07 PM, Annaliese McDermond <nh6z@...> wrote:



On Oct 19, 2018, at 1:38 AM, Frank Ivan via Groups.Io <k0fei=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am going to try to get a NanoPi-M4 to interface to the DRAWS and will post the result along with the cable to the KX3.
The UDRC driver expects to see a bcm2835 i2s device to set up the DAI links. You’ll need to write a new ASoC driver if the I2S device isn’t compatible with the bcm2835 one, which is pretty likely. The UDRC glue driver source is at:

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/linux/blob/udr/mcdermj/sound/soc/bcm/udrc.c

You’ll also need to set up the device tree to link up the correct i2c device to the whole thing and cause it to load. See the UDRC’s device tree

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/linux/blob/udr/mcdermj/arch/arm/boot/dts/overlays/udrc-overlay.dts

You might also be able to hack up a device tree using the ASoC simple_card driver to glue them both together instead. See the docs at https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/linux/blob/master/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/sound/simple-card.txt.

Note that while sometimes you might get me to opine vaguely about possibilities and where to look, neither I nor NWDR support using the DRAWS/UDRC on anything but a RPi.


Frank K0FEI
--
Annaliese McDermond (NH6Z)
Xenotropic Systems
mcdermj@...




Re: DRAWS to Elecraft KX3

Annaliese McDermond
 

On Oct 19, 2018, at 1:38 AM, Frank Ivan via Groups.Io <k0fei=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am going to try to get a NanoPi-M4 to interface to the DRAWS and will post the result along with the cable to the KX3.
The UDRC driver expects to see a bcm2835 i2s device to set up the DAI links. You’ll need to write a new ASoC driver if the I2S device isn’t compatible with the bcm2835 one, which is pretty likely. The UDRC glue driver source is at:

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/linux/blob/udr/mcdermj/sound/soc/bcm/udrc.c

You’ll also need to set up the device tree to link up the correct i2c device to the whole thing and cause it to load. See the UDRC’s device tree

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/linux/blob/udr/mcdermj/arch/arm/boot/dts/overlays/udrc-overlay.dts

You might also be able to hack up a device tree using the ASoC simple_card driver to glue them both together instead. See the docs at https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/linux/blob/master/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/sound/simple-card.txt.

Note that while sometimes you might get me to opine vaguely about possibilities and where to look, neither I nor NWDR support using the DRAWS/UDRC on anything but a RPi.


Frank K0FEI
--
Annaliese McDermond (NH6Z)
Xenotropic Systems
mcdermj@...


Re: DRAWS to Elecraft KX3

Corky Searls
 

Yes, all of the necessary signal lines are present and it works great with either a KX2 or KX3 (both use the same cable). I can post a copy of the connections for the cable early next week.

Thanks,
-Corky

On Oct 19, 2018, at 12:39 AM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:

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: DRAWS to Elecraft KX3

Frank Ivan
 

The mini-6 din has what is needed to make a “cable” to the mic and headphone jacks on the KX3.  You can also make a plug for the 4 x 2 connector on the DRAWS with a RS-232 level shifter chip to drive the ACC jack of the KX3 to control the rig.

I am using a pi headless to drive a Rigblaster to a KX3 and when the band is very active, the pi takes too long to decode the input.  I am going to try to get a NanoPi-M4 to interface to the DRAWS and will post the result along with the cable to the KX3.

Frank K0FEI


On Oct 18, 2018, at 11:39 PM, Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:

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: DRAWS to Elecraft KX3

 

The pinout for the mini DIN-6 is the same as has been used for 'packet' ports on Yaesu, Kenwood, Icom, .... for years.


On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:39 PM Gwen Patton <ardrhi@...> wrote:
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



--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


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 "

New post on NW Digital Radio

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