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Re: PRECIPITOUS EDUCATIONAL ARC

 


This web tool handles settings, with out having to go into all of the controls of alsamixer.

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 7:51 AM John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:
Hi everyone.

Slowly working my way around the DRAWS/Rasp Pi...

I would like to know the sound codex I/O information please.
Seems a lot of options to choose from.
That is for setting up JS8Call at this stage.

Any Advice sincerely appreciated
73. John VK5PO



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: PRECIPITOUS EDUCATIONAL ARC

 

This groups.io group is intended for this type of discussion.  Feel free to ask your questions here.


On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 7:51 AM John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:
I have started A FB group with the aim of helping out / being helped fellow users of the DRAWS HAT, as I navigate my way through getting it all up and running.

I have WSJT-X up on the screen, but need some guidance on what
AUDIO SETTINGS are required. Many to choose from.
Help please!!!
John, VK5PO

the FB page is;
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524564897653251/



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: PRECIPITOUS EDUCATIONAL ARC

Charles Blackburn <wx4cb@...>
 

thanks for creating this.


i'm still waiting for mine, hopefully they'll be shipped soon. i'm getting a little frustrated LOL


charlie

On 2/17/2020 2:28 AM, John McRae wrote:
I have started A FB group with the aim of helping out / being helped fellow users of the DRAWS HAT, as I navigate my way through getting it all up and running.

I have WSJT-X up on the screen, but need some guidance on what
AUDIO SETTINGS are required. Many to choose from.
Help please!!!
John, VK5PO

the FB page is;
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524564897653251/


PRECIPITOUS EDUCATIONAL ARC

John McRae
 

Hi everyone.

Slowly working my way around the DRAWS/Rasp Pi...

I would like to know the sound codex I/O information please.
Seems a lot of options to choose from.
That is for setting up JS8Call at this stage.

Any Advice sincerely appreciated
73. John VK5PO

PRECIPITOUS EDUCATIONAL ARC

John McRae
 

I have started A FB group with the aim of helping out / being helped fellow users of the DRAWS HAT, as I navigate my way through getting it all up and running.

I have WSJT-X up on the screen, but need some guidance on what
AUDIO SETTINGS are required. Many to choose from.
Help please!!!
John, VK5PO

the FB page is;
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524564897653251/

Re: #ax25 #gps #ax25 #gps

Paul Noa
 

Sent you a private email to john@....

Let me know if you got it.

Thanks Paul

On Sun, 5 Jan 2020 at 18:32, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Paul,

If you didn't change anything having to do with gpsd and it started working later, this usually indicates that the gps wasn't locked before:

1. The gps loses ephemeris data if the board is powered down.
2. The gps can take a considerable amount of time to obtain lock unless it has ephemeris data, so the first time you apply power you may need to wait a considerable amount of time for lock (15+ minutes would not be unusual) with the antenna placed with a clear view of the sky.
-- patience --
3. If the backup battery is installed on the DRAWS™ board, it will keep the last locked ephemeris data for up to 40 days (cumulative over multiple power cycles, then must be replaced). The GPS will lock quite quickly with the ephemeris data.
4. It is recommended that once you setup the DRAWS™ GPS, to leave it powered continuously to maintain lock.  The Pi and HAT do not draw much power.  If desired to shut down your station, just turn off the radio and leave the Pi and HAT running.
-- Leave it running --



John D. Hays
Director

  

Re: nixtracker msg ack?

 

For those of us with impaired vision, having colors (background, foreground, and state) user configurable would be a  nice enhancement.

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 2:50 PM David Lowry <huskyrunnr@...> wrote:
Your color change suggestion would be useful, for me anyway. I notice the sent message is in red font in the msg panel. Maybe change it to black after an ack? But again, retries are easy enough to look for ... So it is good for me as is. I just needed a handle on what to look for.

I am not familiar with the Xastir change in background color. I’m new to most of this.

david



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: nixtracker msg ack?

 

Your color change suggestion would be useful, for me anyway. I notice the sent message is in red font in the msg panel. Maybe change it to black after an ack? But again, retries are easy enough to look for ... So it is good for me as is. I just needed a handle on what to look for.

I am not familiar with the Xastir change in background color. I’m new to most of this.

david

Re: nixtracker msg ack?

Basil Gunn
 

Thanks Basil, that answers my question. I was uncertain how to verify
on the tracker side that the ack was received by the tracker. Watching
the retries is perfectly fine, I just wanted to make sure, I wasn’t
sure what to expect in the message window.
For nixtracker 'APRS messaging' I try to model the behavior of Xastir
and make sure that it works with both Xastir & YAAC.

Messaging functionality needs some work so I appreciate you using this
interface and I am open to your suggestions.

Re: nixtracker msg ack?

 

Thanks Basil, that answers my question. I was uncertain how to verify on the tracker side that the ack was received by the tracker. Watching the retries is perfectly fine,  I just wanted to make sure, I wasn’t sure what to expect in the message window.

David

Re: nixtracker msg ack?

Basil Gunn
 

Hi David,

If I send an APRS message with the tracker to my home station, and the
ack box is checked, I do not see the ack response from the base
station.
Describe to me what you are expecting.
'I do not see the ack response'.
How are you expecting to 'see' the ack response?
I don't think I display the ack packets in the Messages window.

I am only looking at the aprs.fi raw packets fro KE7GRP*
The message: 'Test' goes to your base station which responds with an
ack. I see no further attempt by mobile unit KE7RGP-3 so I'm assuming
that it swallowed the ack and is satisfied.

I can see that the base station sent a packet in the 1-8
station list though. I can also see the base station ack message in
the raw packets on aprs.fi. See KE7RGP, no SSID, on aprs.fi. That is
the base station. KE7RGP-3 is the tracker.
This groups.io message panel is not letting me cut and paste.
I rarely ever use the groups.io forum interface so I'm not much help
with that.

I just use my email client, mu4e, which is an email search engine, mu,
with an emacs based email client. This allows me to cut & paste text or
toast bagels or whatever else I want to do.

Finally, I can see that the tracker has no retries so I believe it is
registering a received acknowledgement.
Yep. I agree.

When I disable transmit on the base station, the tracker will report four retries.
Sounds correct.

Should the message panel on the tracker show the ackxxxx message from the base station?
It used to but I found it too distracting. I need to add a feature that
shows that the sent message has been acked like Xastir does by changing
the background of the message.

I’ll play around with it some more...

tia, David

nixtracker msg ack?

 

If I send an APRS message with the tracker to my home station, and the ack box is checked, I do not see the ack response from the base station. I can see that the base station sent a packet in the 1-8 station list though. I can also see the base station ack message in the raw packets on aprs.fi. See KE7RGP, no SSID, on aprs.fi. That is the base station. KE7RGP-3 is the tracker. This groups.io message panel is not letting me cut and paste.

Finally, I can see that the tracker has no retries so I believe it is registering a received acknowledgement.
When I disable transmit on the base station, the tracker will report four retries.

Should the message panel on the tracker show the ackxxxx message from the base station?

I’ll play around with it some more...

tia, David

Re: AX.25 Desktop Icons #a25

Basil Gunn
 

I found that ax25-stop and ax25-start set the icon on the desktop to
the opposite condition.
The icon represents the action that will occur if you click on it.

If there is an AX.25-control icon with an X through it, then ax.25 is
running and clicking on the icon will stop AX.25

If there is just an AX.25-control icon then ax.25 is not running and
clicking on it will start AX.25.

At least that was my intention.
Disclaimer: the majority of my RPi's run headless. A friend of mine
wanted an easy way to start & stop ax.25 and gave me the icons so there
you have it.

Personally I would run split channels so one channel is always running
packet & the other is running some HF program ... unless you want to run
two different HF programs on two HF radios.

/Basil n7nix

AX.25 Desktop Icons #a25

J P Watters
 

To All,

This afternoon I downloaded NW15 and then ran the script for updates and fixes.
ie. 

 

To get fixes and updated apps:

 

cd

cd n7nix

git pull

cd config

./bin_refresh.sh

When I finished running the "sudo ./app_config.sh core"

I found that ax25-stop and ax25-start set the icon on the desktop to the opposite condition.

after I edited the scripts to change off to on and on to off, they worked appropriately. 

..jpw J P Watters
KC9KKO



 

Re: I need to reload my SD Card on UDRC II

Ted McArthur
 

Sorry to hear that John. I was able to get one of those older versions up and going. Thanks for the help. 
I was able to getDstarrepeater running and the aplay -l shows the UDRC maybe someone else has a litle hep from there in the Log I get some errors like this:

M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting ALSA reader thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting ALSA writer thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting Sound Card Controller thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Poll text set to "linux_sound-20160131---debug"
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting the D-Star repeater thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:20:40: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2020-02-10 18:30:48: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2020-02-10 18:40:54: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2020-02-10 18:51:02: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
E: 2020-02-10 18:35:08: Cannot open playback audio device hw:0,0 (No such file or directory)
E: 2020-02-10 18:35:08: Cannot open the D-Star modem
E: 2020-02-10 18:35:08: UDRCController: NWDR UDRC Detected
E: 2020-02-10 19:17:04: Cannot open playback audio device hw:0,0 (No such file or directory)
E: 2020-02-10 19:17:04: Cannot open the D-Star modem
E: 2020-02-10 19:17:04: UDRCController: NWDR UDRC Detected
E: 2020-02-10 19:47:05: Cannot open playback audio device hw:0,0 (No such file or directory)
E: 2020-02-10 19:47:05: Cannot open the D-Star modem

Ted McArthur
AC7II
kb7pab@...
435-770-9169



On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 10:37 AM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Hi Ted

As I mentioned earlier I am unable to test new configurations at the current time. (I have a vision problem for the last couple of months and my test systems are not immediately available due to being between permanent residences - staying in an apartment.)

So you have a few paths, if you didn't backup your SD Card.

1. Use the images on http://www.compasslinux.org/images -- these are on the older version of Raspbian with a driver that is loaded outside of the kernel.

2. Use Basil's images at http://images.nwdigitalradio/download  -- these are current 'Buster' Raspbian, with a bunch of pre-loaded software.  Basil has a lot of scripts to help configure applications, but not the D-STAR applications.  So you will need to install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater  and the web configuration tool from github.

3. Use a fresh Raspbian Buster install from the Raspberry Pi site.  You will need to activate the kernel driver in /boot/config.txt -- see the thread at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/topic/66435210#4225  and again install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater (probably from Compasslinux site or build from source).

Sorry, I can't be of more help right now.  Perhaps another dstarrepeater/UDRC user can help you out.

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 8:05 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
I loaded the latest version of os and did a aplay -l and did not see the UDRC do I nee to load the older version OS that you gave me the link to? in the instructions it says to remount it but I don't understand that.
Ted McArthur
AC7II
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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: I need to reload my SD Card on UDRC II

 

Hi Ted

As I mentioned earlier I am unable to test new configurations at the current time. (I have a vision problem for the last couple of months and my test systems are not immediately available due to being between permanent residences - staying in an apartment.)

So you have a few paths, if you didn't backup your SD Card.

1. Use the images on http://www.compasslinux.org/images -- these are on the older version of Raspbian with a driver that is loaded outside of the kernel.

2. Use Basil's images at http://images.nwdigitalradio/download  -- these are current 'Buster' Raspbian, with a bunch of pre-loaded software.  Basil has a lot of scripts to help configure applications, but not the D-STAR applications.  So you will need to install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater  and the web configuration tool from github.

3. Use a fresh Raspbian Buster install from the Raspberry Pi site.  You will need to activate the kernel driver in /boot/config.txt -- see the thread at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/topic/66435210#4225  and again install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater (probably from Compasslinux site or build from source).

Sorry, I can't be of more help right now.  Perhaps another dstarrepeater/UDRC user can help you out.

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 8:05 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
I loaded the latest version of os and did a aplay -l and did not see the UDRC do I nee to load the older version OS that you gave me the link to? in the instructions it says to remount it but I don't understand that.
Ted McArthur
AC7II
--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: I need to reload my SD Card on UDRC II

Ted McArthur
 

I loaded the latest version of os and did a aplay -l and did not see the UDRC do I nee to load the older version OS that you gave me the link to? in the instructions it says to remount it but I don't understand that.
Ted McArthur
AC7II
kb7pab@...
435-770-9169



On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 6:54 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 3:23 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
Thanks John



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: I need to reload my SD Card on UDRC II

 

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 3:23 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
Thanks John



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: I need to reload my SD Card on UDRC II

Ted McArthur
 

Thanks John

Re: I need to reload my SD Card on UDRC II

 

Ted,
Unfortunately, I am unable to build and test a new version at this time.

You will need Raspbian setup for UDRC.  (The Buster version of Raspbian has the driver built-in, but needs to be turned in configuration.  Have not tested ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater on Buster)

Install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater
The web based configuration tool is available at

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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE