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Re: Pi 3b to 3b+?

Art - KC7SDA
 

well i confirmed that its not a defective pi....just did a new image of raspbian and it works.... so I'll do a bit more research


Re: Pi 3b to 3b+?

Art - KC7SDA
 

ok, so I did a bit of searching and got the following info as the upgrade/dist-upgrade and rpi-update didn't give me anything:
- uname -a gave me kernal version 4.9.80-v7+  #1 SMP Thu Mar 29 09:24:44 PDT 2018 armv7l GNU/Linux
- lsb_release - a gave me Raspbian release 8.0 codename jessie


So, my guess is that some how the driver just isn't loading or erroring out, I'm going to look at the boot logs to see whats going on here in a minute but I doubt that will give me anything useful right now

73
Art


Re: Pi 3b to 3b+?

 

So has anyone gotten a 3b+ and tried plugging in their sd card from their 3b and gotten the wifi to work? I'm looking through some of the boards to find a solution, one was to use rpi-update (which doesn't work in compass), I've run update/upgrade several times, tried installing firmware-brcm80211 (which is the latest version).

any other suggestions? Has anyone tried a fresh install with a 3b+?
From a Mar 17, 2018 posting to the wetnet list:


- NOTE #1: If you're going to use a Rpi 3B+, your version of
Raspbian has to be newer than 2018-03-13 or it won't boot (older
versions will see 8 flashes at the rainbow screen and stop there)
--

So, put the SD card back in your previous Raspberry Pi (assuming it's
running Stretch and it has Internet access), and do:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo rpi-update
sudo /sbin/shutdown -r now

Make sure things come back up ok and if they do, again, move the SD
card over to the 3B+ and hopefully it will boot up A-OK.

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: Pi 3b to 3b+?

Art - KC7SDA
 

I thought I had updated a few weeks ago all the way but it still doesn't work, maybe I'm missing something? loading of some driver or a reinstall of the wireless driver?

I might just do a new image for the group up here, I believe most of my fixes in my scripts will still work, I'll give it a week and then try it.... no big deal that it doesn't work right now.

73
Art


Re: Pi 3b to 3b+?

 

Check the email threads about the time the 3b+ came out. You have to
update all the way on the 3b before it will work on the 3b+. Best
just to start with a new image - IMHO.

On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 1:29 PM Art - KC7SDA <@nouse4anick> wrote:

So has anyone gotten a 3b+ and tried plugging in their sd card from their 3b and gotten the wifi to work? I'm looking through some of the boards to find a solution, one was to use rpi-update (which doesn't work in compass), I've run update/upgrade several times, tried installing firmware-brcm80211 (which is the latest version).

any other suggestions? Has anyone tried a fresh install with a 3b+?

Right now everything else works on the pi (the UDRC, the usb ports, and the LAN port), bluetooth works. I'd like to get the wifi working w/o having to do a reinstall as a lot of people here in whatcom county have UDRC setups and if they want to do an upgrade they would probably like a (more or less) plug-n-play solution than to do a complete reinstall.

73
Art




Pi 3b to 3b+?

Art - KC7SDA
 

So has anyone gotten a 3b+ and tried plugging in their sd card from their 3b and gotten the wifi to work? I'm looking through some of the boards to find  a solution, one was to use rpi-update (which doesn't work in compass), I've run update/upgrade several times, tried installing firmware-brcm80211 (which is the latest version).

any other suggestions? Has anyone tried a fresh install with a 3b+?

Right now everything else works on the pi (the UDRC, the usb ports, and the LAN port), bluetooth works. I'd like to get the wifi working w/o having to do a reinstall as a lot of people here in whatcom county have UDRC setups and if they want to do an upgrade they would probably like a (more or less) plug-n-play solution than to do a complete reinstall.

73
Art

 


Re: UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

El Erby
 

Howdy John,

I guess we'll be doing D-Star and analog.

El.


Re: UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

VE3MIC
 

Hi Johnny. Not at all. I've been running v1.00n for some time -so no issues there. And there is an advantage in running the v1.1x firmware. It permits C4FM(Fusion) as well as D-STAR, and analogue(regular) FM. I had forgot to mention that both firmware forks/paths are available from the Yaesu site. Just navigate from the main page to 'Digital', then scroll to the right over to DR-1x. Click on the 'Files' tab.
73 de Mike




On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 8:16 AM, Johnny
<w5pfr@...> wrote:
With this upgrade, would you loose Dstar operation?



On Aug 13, 2018, at 10:56 PM, VE3MIC via Groups.Io <ve3mic@...> wrote:

DR-1x firmware has 2 upgrade "paths". In short, you can only D.I.Y..update firmware for the same path. v1,1x can be updated to newer v1.1x versions, and v1.0x versions can be updated to newer v1.0x versions.. For your V1.00b DR-1x, the latest is v1.00n.

For a period of time, those wishing to update their v1.0x DR-1x  to v1.1x  could send it to Yaesu Service in California. I'm not sure if they are still performing these upgrades or if you now have to "Trade Up". I'd suggest contacting Yaesu Service directly if this is what you'd like to do

From the DR-1x Yaesu web site:

Please use the appropriated new firmware to provide the listed functions: V1.00n Replaces any firmware versions, other than V1.10D and V1.00f. Provides Wide-FM operation 


73 de Mike
On Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:02:19 p.m. EDT, El Erby <ELErby@...> wrote:


Can I update the firmware to 1.10 from 1.00b?  Where can I get the firmware?

Thanks,

K4DJL


Re: UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

 

What are you planning to run.  

D-STAR Only
D-STAR/Analog
D-STAR/Fusion
D-STAR/Fusion/Analog

The first 2 and possibly the 3rd can be supported under firmware 1.00, the 4th requires 1.10  

You can do 1.00 upgrades yourself.  Going to 1.10 has required a trip to Yaesu but be careful with that.  Once you 1.10 upgrades can be performed within the series.

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/UDRC%E2%84%A2-Setup-for-the-Yaesu-DR-1X-Repeater  -- we have done no testing of other firmware and not sure if a repeater was upgraded at this point, if the firmware would defeat D-STAR (as has been done for the DR-2X).





On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 2:23 PM, El Erby <ELErby@...> wrote:
Johnny,

I hope it does not loose Dstar.

El




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

El Erby
 

Johnny,

I hope it does not loose Dstar.

El


Re: UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

El Erby
 

Mike,

Thank you for your response. I will give 1.00n firmware a try.

El


Re: UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

Johnny
 

With this upgrade, would you loose Dstar operation?



On Aug 13, 2018, at 10:56 PM, VE3MIC via Groups.Io <ve3mic@...> wrote:

DR-1x firmware has 2 upgrade "paths". In short, you can only D.I.Y..update firmware for the same path. v1,1x can be updated to newer v1.1x versions, and v1.0x versions can be updated to newer v1.0x versions.. For your V1.00b DR-1x, the latest is v1.00n.

For a period of time, those wishing to update their v1.0x DR-1x  to v1.1x  could send it to Yaesu Service in California. I'm not sure if they are still performing these upgrades or if you now have to "Trade Up". I'd suggest contacting Yaesu Service directly if this is what you'd like to do

From the DR-1x Yaesu web site:

Please use the appropriated new firmware to provide the listed functions: V1.00n Replaces any firmware versions, other than V1.10D and V1.00f. Provides Wide-FM operation 


73 de Mike
On Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:02:19 p.m. EDT, El Erby <ELErby@...> wrote:


Can I update the firmware to 1.10 from 1.00b?  Where can I get the firmware?

Thanks,

K4DJL


Re: UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

VE3MIC
 

DR-1x firmware has 2 upgrade "paths". In short, you can only D.I.Y..update firmware for the same path. v1,1x can be updated to newer v1.1x versions, and v1.0x versions can be updated to newer v1.0x versions.. For your V1.00b DR-1x, the latest is v1.00n.

For a period of time, those wishing to update their v1.0x DR-1x  to v1.1x  could send it to Yaesu Service in California. I'm not sure if they are still performing these upgrades or if you now have to "Trade Up". I'd suggest contacting Yaesu Service directly if this is what you'd like to do

From the DR-1x Yaesu web site:

Please use the appropriated new firmware to provide the listed functions: V1.00n Replaces any firmware versions, other than V1.10D and V1.00f. Provides Wide-FM operation 


73 de Mike

On Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:02:19 p.m. EDT, El Erby <ELErby@...> wrote:


Can I update the firmware to 1.10 from 1.00b?  Where can I get the firmware?

Thanks,

K4DJL


UDRC II DR-1X firmware 1.00b #12vsupply #barrelconnector #udrc-ii

El Erby
 

Can I update the firmware to 1.10 from 1.00b?  Where can I get the firmware?

Thanks,

K4DJL


Re: UDRC II as DV Adaptor for DSTAR on a IC 7000 to transmite/receive DSTAR in HF #hf #udrc-ii

 

Add a ThumbDV and find a good software solution, then yes.  There is not a simple recipe for it, but with some trial and error and work you could put out a signal HF.

This doesn't directly answer your question, but part of the presentation goes into what is required to generate and receive digital voice at a block level.

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 5:04 PM, Lardizabal David D. via Groups.Io <davidlardizabal@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I have a IC 7000 and was wondering if I can use my UDRC II with RPi 3+  to be able to use the transceiver as HF DSTAR.  I have looked around but could not find anything.  Is it possible ?  

Thanks

David Lardizabal
HQ2DDL




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


UDRC II as DV Adaptor for DSTAR on a IC 7000 to transmite/receive DSTAR in HF #hf #udrc-ii

Lardizabal David D.
 
Edited

I have a IC 7000 and was wondering if I can use my UDRC II with RPi 3+  to be able to use the transceiver as HF DSTAR.  I have looked around but could not find anything.  Is it possible ?  

Thanks

David Lardizabal
HQ2DDL


Re: Compass Cedar Beta Images Posted

bill K7WXW
 

Terrific! Thanks for all the work you put into this.  73 de bill K7WXW


Re: Compass Cedar Beta Images Posted

Herb Weiner
 

Thank you, Anna,

I'm looking forward to #3.

Herb

On Jul 1, 2018, at 7:34 PM, Annaliese McDermond <nh6z@...> wrote:

Compass Cedar beta images are now available on http://archive.compasslinux.org/images. These have been lightly tested, but seem to work fine from all of my testing. Please let me know if this is otherwise. This should provide a solution for folks building new systems.

Cedar is based on the latest Raspbian Stretch images and adds the UDRC support to the stock Raspbian kernel using the new udrc-dkms package. You should be able to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to your hearts content and it shouldn’t screw anything up. Please note that you may need to do an “apt-get install udrc-dkms” if the kernel package gets updated. I have not been able to test this readily yet.

In the near future I will be writing up instructions on the wiki to do the following:

1) Add the Compass repository to a stock Raspbian image and install the UDRC drivers. Please note that this is essentially what we do when creating the stock compass images, so if you’re starting from scratch, I’d consider using our images (plus, for us US centric people, it’s default keyboard layout and localization is for the US, not the UK).

2) Upgrade from an Alder installation to Cedar.

3) Upgrade from a current Wilderness installation to Cedar. Note that this will only be available for a limited time. As wilderness diverges farther, this transition will become more difficult.

Please post any questions or concerns to the Compass groups.io group and I’ll get to them when I can. Please remember that I’m still of working age and do have a day job to put food on the table for my family, so be patient on fixes; I go as fast as I have time for.

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




Compass Cedar Beta Images Posted

Annaliese McDermond
 

Compass Cedar beta images are now available on http://archive.compasslinux.org/images. These have been lightly tested, but seem to work fine from all of my testing. Please let me know if this is otherwise. This should provide a solution for folks building new systems.

Cedar is based on the latest Raspbian Stretch images and adds the UDRC support to the stock Raspbian kernel using the new udrc-dkms package. You should be able to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to your hearts content and it shouldn’t screw anything up. Please note that you may need to do an “apt-get install udrc-dkms” if the kernel package gets updated. I have not been able to test this readily yet.

In the near future I will be writing up instructions on the wiki to do the following:

1) Add the Compass repository to a stock Raspbian image and install the UDRC drivers. Please note that this is essentially what we do when creating the stock compass images, so if you’re starting from scratch, I’d consider using our images (plus, for us US centric people, it’s default keyboard layout and localization is for the US, not the UK).

2) Upgrade from an Alder installation to Cedar.

3) Upgrade from a current Wilderness installation to Cedar. Note that this will only be available for a limited time. As wilderness diverges farther, this transition will become more difficult.

Please post any questions or concerns to the Compass groups.io group and I’ll get to them when I can. Please remember that I’m still of working age and do have a day job to put food on the table for my family, so be patient on fixes; I go as fast as I have time for.

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


Re: Is it possible to run voice and packet over the same repeater (DR1X) if running 12.5 khz for each? #udrc-ii

 

Understood -- it comes down to whether you want a repeater or just a node for packet.  Our experience in the Seattle area is that packet repeaters are really helpful for throughput, by reducing collisions and hidden transmitter issues, but you have to use the hand you are dealt :)

There is a lot of packet expertise and experience on the Wetnet mailing list, if you are not already subscribed http://wetnet.net/mailman/listinfo/seatcp

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Austin <mail@...> wrote:
One requirement we have is VHF for voice. Mainly because of the terrain. Would it be better to use a 70 cm radio connected before the duplexer and to the 6 pin mini-din? Our main concern is tower space more so than equipment space.




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE