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Re: Troubleshooting

Thomas McMahon
 

I have intermittent wifi issues as well but it's usually my router now. Rebooting my router/modem fixes that and my laptop issues. One of my AVRT7 units was a little flaky after 6 months of use so I loaded the only firmware I could find at the time and it has been stable ever since

Re: Troubleshooting

Jared Yates
 

I was able to fiddle with the avrt7+ some yesterday. I connected the computer and sent the wifi settings a few times, and eventually it connected! On the lower left of the screen it switched to "wifi ok". Then I came back a while later and it was back to no connection. The wifi source is about a foot away. I'm starting to think this site isn't going to work for the avrt7.


On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10:43 PM Thomas McMahon via Groups.Io <KU5R=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
After your previous info I retested my internal receive and was able to duplicate your right side blue light decode. But with my ICOM connected I probably decode 50:1 with it.

For your wifi issue I remember reading that it only worked with certain security protocalls. I use WPA2-PERSONAL and have no issues. My older units take longer to connect than my new one. Minutes vs Seconds. 

I have at times had to push the wifi settings multiple times to get it to take. 




Re: Troubleshooting

Thomas McMahon
 

After your previous info I retested my internal receive and was able to duplicate your right side blue light decode. But with my ICOM connected I probably decode 50:1 with it.

For your wifi issue I remember reading that it only worked with certain security protocalls. I use WPA2-PERSONAL and have no issues. My older units take longer to connect than my new one. Minutes vs Seconds. 

I have at times had to push the wifi settings multiple times to get it to take. 




Re: Troubleshooting

Jared Yates
 

Thanks for all of the tips on getting the AVRT7 to work. It took a little while for the monitor to arrive, then it took a little while for me to try it out, and now I think I've made some progress. Here is a video that shows my blinky lights:
And I have attached a still that shows the monitor. It looks like I am not connected to the wifi after all, but I am getting packets over the built-in VHF from plenty far away.


On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 8:55 PM Thomas McMahon via Groups.Io <KU5R=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sorry, I forgot to warn you that the monitor has to be connected befor powering up the AVRT7 Plus or the monitor won't work.

Re: Troubleshooting

Thomas McMahon
 

Sorry, I forgot to warn you that the monitor has to be connected befor powering up the AVRT7 Plus or the monitor won't work.

Re: Troubleshooting

Thomas McMahon
 

Speaking specifically of the AVRT7 Plus, what I see with my lights.
Left red - constant once powered up.
Left blue - flashes each attempt to connect to wifi. No blue at all once wifi is connected.
Right red constant while waiting to connect to the server.
Right red - slow flash once connected to the server.
Right red fast flash - decoding
Right blue? - never seen blue on the right side that I remember. I was always on the sending end while trying to get the internal to decode.(May be internal receiver decode) I tested each of the three units when purchased over the last year and the results above were consitant.

Receive testing info. I tried a number of receive antennas and could only decode packets within a close proximity (a few blocks) with an outdoor 5db gain roof mounted antenna. Once I connected to a mobile radio (same antenna), I am able to decode packets from 100+ miles away. A scanner or something like that might be cheaper if you only want a receive only I-gate.

Another option for testing is to connect with Putty or similar. That will show current status. Usually decoded packets and or a repetitive  wifi attempt indicator. It gives set up info at first but it goes by pretty fast and is easily missed while connecting. There is a video on YouTube for this.

One caution, I have a Bionics RTG that works with other Igates and digis as indicated by aprs.fi but this unit will not decode it. At this point I don't know why.


On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 5:45 AM, Jared Yates
<email@...> wrote:
Thanks Tom, I have ordered a display. Can you elaborate on how you've found that it doesn't work with its built in radio? I feel pretty confident that I've been able to get the wifi connnected. Recently the box shows the rapid flashing blue light on the right continuously. My intent was to have it as a receive-only igate, but I've never seen it pass any packets, even with a beacon just yards away.



Re: Troubleshooting

Jared Yates
 

Thanks Tom, I have ordered a display. Can you elaborate on how you've found that it doesn't work with its built in radio? I feel pretty confident that I've been able to get the wifi connnected. Recently the box shows the rapid flashing blue light on the right continuously. My intent was to have it as a receive-only igate, but I've never seen it pass any packets, even with a beacon just yards away.


On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:24 AM Thomas McMahon via Groups.Io <KU5R=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've built 2 with Icom mobiles and 1 with a Kenwood mobile. In these applications there are 4 connections to the radio. 

External speaker provides audio out and ground, the mic jack provides ptt and audio in. Based on what I've read, if you have a yaesu with the 6 pin din on the back it is a direct plug in (not 100% sure on that one).

If you don't have the little AVRT7 Plus display box, they are now available on ebay and I would highly reccomend getting one (I built two when they weren't available and just bought 2 more). They make these far more enjoyable and easier to troubleshoot but are not required.

Let me know if you need any help getting everything set up. These certainty aren't an easy plug and play experience but when they finally work they are an awesome tool.

Good luck
Tom 
KU5R


On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 7:04 PM, Jared Yates
<email@...> wrote:
I never have been able to get mine to work. Can you share more about how yours is connected to the radio?

On January 20, 2019 02:36:21 "KU5R via Groups.Io" <KU5R=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just FYI for anyone researching the AVRT7 PLUS.
  • If the blue light on the left side is flashing, the Wifi is not connected. Once the blue light stops flashing and the right side red light flashes consistently (except for packet indications) the Wifi is connected. (This shows on the lower left of the display)
  • If you have the display, the time since last packet won't calculate without Wifi
  • Don't expect this unit to perform without a radio connected. On it's own it doesn't do well but as a controller, it is awesome in my opinion. 
I have bought 3 of these and love them!!!

Re: Troubleshooting

Thomas McMahon
 

I've built 2 with Icom mobiles and 1 with a Kenwood mobile. In these applications there are 4 connections to the radio. 

External speaker provides audio out and ground, the mic jack provides ptt and audio in. Based on what I've read, if you have a yaesu with the 6 pin din on the back it is a direct plug in (not 100% sure on that one).

If you don't have the little AVRT7 Plus display box, they are now available on ebay and I would highly reccomend getting one (I built two when they weren't available and just bought 2 more). They make these far more enjoyable and easier to troubleshoot but are not required.

Let me know if you need any help getting everything set up. These certainty aren't an easy plug and play experience but when they finally work they are an awesome tool.

Good luck
Tom 
KU5R


On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 7:04 PM, Jared Yates
<email@...> wrote:
I never have been able to get mine to work. Can you share more about how yours is connected to the radio?

On January 20, 2019 02:36:21 "KU5R via Groups.Io" <KU5R@...> wrote:

Just FYI for anyone researching the AVRT7 PLUS.
  • If the blue light on the left side is flashing, the Wifi is not connected. Once the blue light stops flashing and the right side red light flashes consistently (except for packet indications) the Wifi is connected. (This shows on the lower left of the display)
  • If you have the display, the time since last packet won't calculate without Wifi
  • Don't expect this unit to perform without a radio connected. On it's own it doesn't do well but as a controller, it is awesome in my opinion. 
I have bought 3 of these and love them!!!

Re: Troubleshooting

Jared Yates
 

I never have been able to get mine to work. Can you share more about how yours is connected to the radio?

On January 20, 2019 02:36:21 "KU5R via Groups.Io" <KU5R@...> wrote:

Just FYI for anyone researching the AVRT7 PLUS.
  • If the blue light on the left side is flashing, the Wifi is not connected. Once the blue light stops flashing and the right side red light flashes consistently (except for packet indications) the Wifi is connected. (This shows on the lower left of the display)
  • If you have the display, the time since last packet won't calculate without Wifi
  • Don't expect this unit to perform without a radio connected. On it's own it doesn't do well but as a controller, it is awesome in my opinion. 
I have bought 3 of these and love them!!!

Re: Troubleshooting

Thomas McMahon
 

Just FYI for anyone researching the AVRT7 PLUS.
  • If the blue light on the left side is flashing, the Wifi is not connected. Once the blue light stops flashing and the right side red light flashes consistently (except for packet indications) the Wifi is connected. (This shows on the lower left of the display)
  • If you have the display, the time since last packet won't calculate without Wifi
  • Don't expect this unit to perform without a radio connected. On it's own it doesn't do well but as a controller, it is awesome in my opinion. 
I have bought 3 of these and love them!!!

Troubleshooting

Jared Yates
 

I have the avrt7 and avrt7 plus and can't get either to show upon aprs.fi or gate traffic. Is there any type of log to consult to try and troubleshoot and find out where the breakdown is? I am able to write configurations to both.

On the 7 plus, I have also successfully saved the wifi configuration. Its blue wifi light blinks every few seconds, the red wifi light is on steady, and the red light on the other side is on steady.

For the 7 not plus, the network activity lights are blinking and its red led is blinking every second or so.

Re: AVRT7 Plus TX/RX ???

Bill Lionheart
 

Google translate has that as

avrt7 does not have the capability for TX that it has physical hardware that is 1w but
There is no software support for tx, and even the receiver itself has a deaf
the problem on rx and realizes severe disturbances in the environment of various interferences and
suspensions, I dropped the voltage converter and put a classic stabilizer and
I put another motorola mc110 station in there and now I have no suspicions
but I'm not generally pleased to see how it works 73 yu1prm

Re: AVRT7 Plus TX/RX ???

yt1prm
 

avrt7 nema mogucnosti za TX  on jeste da ima fizicki hardver koji je 1w ali nema softversku podrsku za tx , i cak je i sam prijemnik vema gluv ima problema na rx i pravi vema jake smetnje u okolini razne interferencije i sumove , ja sam izbacio naponski pretvarac i stavio klasican stabilizator i stavio vanjsu drugu stanicu motorola mc110 i sad nema sumova nemam smetnji ali nisam generalno zadovoljan kako radi pozdrav 73 yu1prm

2017-09-15 9:35 GMT+02:00 Bill Lionheart <billlionheart@...>:

Yes it is strange it has a transceiver but doesn't use the TX.

Bill M0WLH




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Re: AVRT7 Plus TX/RX ???

Bill Lionheart
 

Yes it is strange it has a transceiver but doesn't use the TX.

Bill M0WLH

Re: AVRT7 Plus TX/RX ???

Dimitrios Valaris <dvalaris@...>
 

Hi Bart,

I emailed the developers, which I guess you guys have already done.
I wonder if they will ever reply.

Thanks for reply anyway!
73 de Demetre SV1UY 

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On 14 September 2017 at 22:17, SARTrack Admin <info@...> wrote:
It does not transmit at all, despite the fact it has a transmitter. Not even a beacon.
Its basically useless.
They develop a very advanced piece of hardware, and then send it out with a incomplete firmware, and then just drop it.
Its been on my shelf for a long time, might as well throw it in the bin.

Bart

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SARTrack Developer and CEO
http://www.sartrack.nz/


Re: AVRT7 Plus TX/RX ???

SARTrack Admin
 

It does not transmit at all, despite the fact it has a transmitter. Not even a beacon.
Its basically useless.
They develop a very advanced piece of hardware, and then send it out with a incomplete firmware, and then just drop it.
Its been on my shelf for a long time, might as well throw it in the bin.

Bart

On 15/09/2017 07:56, Dimitrios Valaris wrote:
Hi all,
Has the AVRT7 Plus got a transmitter or is it a receive only device?
73 de Demetre SV1UY
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SARTrack Developer and CEO
http://www.sartrack.nz/

AVRT7 Plus TX/RX ???

Dimitrios Valaris <dvalaris@...>
 

Hi all,
Has the AVRT7 Plus got a transmitter or is it a receive only device?
73 de Demetre SV1UY

My Config

Bill Hill
 

Hi, I'm running an AVRT7 and it's hearing and gating to aprs.fi, http://aprs.fi/#!v=heard&call=a%2FM1BKF-4&timerange=3600&tail=3600

Here's the config I'm using, static IP, no screen etc:

[AVRT7]

AT+CALL, M1BKF-4#

AT+PASS,15000#

AT+DHCP,0#

AT+IP,192,168,1,12#

AT+SUB,255,255,255,0#

AT+GW,192,168,1,1#

AT+DNS,8,8,8,8#

AT+POSI,!5237.73NI00115.14E&#

AT+COMMENT,Run by Bill Hill (mail@...)#

AT+SERVER,euro.aprs2.net#

AT+TIME,0600#

AT+FILTER,m/10#

AT+BACKLIGHT,00#

AT+FREQ,144.8000#

AT+UNIT,2#

Re: Yahoo group was deleted?

SARTrack Admin
 

Yes, there was a Yahoo group for it, with information and files, and it is all gone now...

Bart

On 30/01/2017 08:33, Bill Lionheart wrote:
Hi Bart


I didn't know there was a Yahoo group for the AVRT7.
--
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SARTrack Developer and CEO
http://www.sartrack.nz/

Re: Yahoo group was deleted?

Bill Lionheart
 

Hi Bart


I didn't know there was a Yahoo group for the AVRT7. On the AP510/AVRT5 Yahoo group I was told not to post questions about the AVRT5 and it was suggested I start a new group for that. As for the developer, I sent an invite to BG6QBV Baobinlin. He is one of the call signs listed in the documention. I also invted the email address listed there (maybe that is the other developer BI7NOR.


All the best


Bill M0WLH