Configuring W3DJS V1.0 Direwolf questions.


Dennis Blanchard
 

I have the W3DJS V1.0 package running on a Raspberry Pi, 3. So far, so good, I have WSJT-x and Fldigi running. I'd like to set up Direwolf so that it works something like my old KPC-2 Kantronics TU. With the Kantronics, I could get on two meter packet and issue a "C calletter" command and connect to local digipeaters.

I haven't been able to successfully make it receive or transmit. I left it running for a while yesterday and it must have been really exercising the CPU because the thermometer popped up on the screen, so I killed Direwolf. It had a message in red, but I didn't capture it. Something about I should use the Linux command "top" to check CPU usage.

The Direwolf login text says something about: "gpsd hamlib cm108-ptt"  I would imagine that it should say something about the FT817, but doesn't.

So, do I have to enable something like Linpac so I can type commands to Direwolf and the radio packet tool?

Here is the config file, the Direwolf login screen text is at the bottom:
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               Configuration file for Dire Wolf            #
#                                                           #
#                   Linux version                           #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
#
# Consult the User Guide for more details on configuration options.
#
#
# These are the most likely settings you might change:
#
# (1)    MYCALL -  call sign and SSID for your station.
#
# Look for lines starting with MYCALL and
# change NOCALL to your own.
#
# (2) PBEACON -  enable position beaconing.
#
# Look for lines starting with PBEACON and
# modify for your call, location, etc.
#
# (3) DIGIPEATER  -  configure digipeating rules.
#
# Look for lines starting with DIGIPEATER.
# Most people will probably use the given example.
# Just remove the "#" from the start of the line
# to enable it.
#
# (4) IGSERVER, IGLOGIN  - IGate server and login
#
# Configure an IGate client to relay messages between
# radio and internet servers.
#
#
# The default location is "direwolf.conf" in the current working directory.
# On Linux, the user's home directory will also be searched.
# An alternate configuration file location can be specified with the "-c" command line option.
#
# As you probably guessed by now, # indicates a comment line.
#
# Remove the # at the beginning of a line if you want to use a sample
# configuration that is currently commented out.
#
# Commands are a keyword followed by parameters.
#
# Command key words are case insensitive.  i.e. upper and lower case are equivalent.
#
# Command parameters are generally case sensitive.  i.e. upper and lower case are different.
#
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               FIRST AUDIO DEVICE PROPERTIES               #
#               (Channel 0 + 1 if in stereo)                #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
#
# Many people will simply use the default sound device.
# Some might want to use an alternative device by choosing it here.
#
# Linux ALSA is complicated.  See User Guide for discussion.
# To use something other than the default, generally use plughw
# and a card number reported by "arecord -l" command.  Example:
 
ADEVICE  plughw:1,0
 
# Starting with version 1.0, you can also use "-" or "stdin" to
# pipe stdout from some other application such as a software defined
# radio.  You can also specify "UDP:" and an optional port for input.
# Something different must be specified for output.
 
# ADEVICE - plughw:1,0
# ADEVICE UDP:7355 default
#
# Number of audio channels for this soundcard:  1 or 2.
#
ACHANNELS 1
#ACHANNELS 2
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               SECOND AUDIO DEVICE PROPERTIES              #
#               (Channel 2 + 3 if in stereo)                #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#ADEVICE1  ...
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               THIRD AUDIO DEVICE PROPERTIES               #
#               (Channel 4 + 5 if in stereo)                #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#ADEVICE2  ...
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               CHANNEL 0 PROPERTIES                        #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
CHANNEL 0
 
#
# The following MYCALL, MODEM, PTT, etc. configuration items
# apply to the most recent CHANNEL.
#
 
#
# Station identifier for this channel.
# Multiple channels can have the same or different names.
#
# It can be up to 6 letters and digits with an optional ssid.
# The APRS specification requires that it be upper case.
#
# Example (don't use this unless you are me):  MYCALL WB2OSZ-5
#
 
MYCALL K1YPP-5
 
#
# Pick a suitable modem speed based on your situation.
# 1200 Most common for VHF/UHF.  Default if not specified.
# 300 Low speed for HF SSB.
# 9600 High speed - Can't use Microphone and Speaker connections.
#
# In the simplest form, just specify the speed.
#
 
MODEM 1200
#MODEM 300
#MODEM 9600
 
#
# These are the defaults should be fine for most cases.  In special situations,
# you might want to specify different AFSK tones or the baseband mode which does
# not use AFSK.
#
#MODEM 1200 1200:2200
#MODEM 300  1600:1800
#MODEM 9600 0:0
#
#
# On HF SSB, you might want to use multiple demodulators on slightly different
# frequencies to compensate for stations off frequency.  Here we have 7 different
# demodulators at 30 Hz intervals.  This takes a lot of CPU power so you will
# probably need to reduce the audio sampling rate with the /n option.
 
#MODEM 300 1600:1800 7@30 /4
 
#
# Uncomment line below to enable the DTMF decoder for this channel.
#
 
#DTMF
 
#
# If not using a VOX circuit, the transmitter Push to Talk (PTT)
# control is usually wired to a serial port with a suitable interface circuit.
# DON'T connect it directly!
#
# For the PTT command, specify the device and either RTS or DTR.
# RTS or DTR may be preceded by "-" to invert the signal.
# Both can be used for interfaces that want them driven with opposite polarity.
#
# COM1 can be used instead of /dev/ttyS0, COM2 for /dev/ttyS1, and so on.
#
 
#PTT COM1 RTS
#PTT COM1 RTS -DTR
PTT RIG 1020 /dev/ttyUSB0
 
#
# On Linux, you can also use general purpose I/O pins if
# your system is configured for user access to them.
# This would apply mostly to microprocessor boards, not a regular PC.
# See separate Raspberry Pi document for more details.
# The number may be preceded by "-" to invert the signal.
#
 
#PTT GPIO 25
 
# The Data Carrier Detect (DCD) signal can be sent to the same places
# as the PTT signal.  This could be used to light up an LED like a normal TNC.
 
#DCD COM1 -DTR
#DCD GPIO 24
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               CHANNEL 1 PROPERTIES                        #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#CHANNEL 1
 
#
# Specify MYCALL, MODEM, PTT, etc. configuration items for
# CHANNEL 1.   Repeat for any other channels.
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               TEXT TO SPEECH COMMAND FILE                 #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#SPEECH dwespeak.sh
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               VIRTUAL TNC SERVER PROPERTIES               #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#
# Dire Wolf acts as a virtual TNC and can communicate with
# client applications by different protocols:
#
# - the "AGW TCPIP Socket Interface" - default port 8000
# - KISS protocol over TCP socket - default port 8001
# - KISS TNC via pseudo terminal   (-p command line option)
#
 
AGWPORT 8000
KISSPORT 8001
 
#
# It is sometimes possible to recover frames with a bad FCS.
# This applies to all channels.
#
# 0  [NONE] - Don't try to repair.
# 1  [SINGLE] - Attempt to fix single bit error.  (default)
# 2  [DOUBLE] - Also attempt to fix two adjacent bits.
# ... see User Guide for more values and in-depth discussion.
#
 
#FIX_BITS 0
 
#
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               BEACONING PROPERTIES                        #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#
# Beaconing is configured with these two commands:
#
# PBEACON - for a position report (usually yourself)
# OBEACON - for an object report (usually some other entity)
#
# Each has a series of keywords and values for options.
# See User Guide for details.
#
# Example:
#
# This results in a broadcast once every 10 minutes.
# Every half hour, it can travel via two digipeater hops.
# The others are kept local.
#
 
#PBEACON delay=1  every=30 overlay=S symbol="digi" lat=42^37.14N long=071^20.83W power=50 height=20 gain=4 comment="Chelmsford MA" via=WIDE1-1,WIDE2-1
#PBEACON delay=11 every=30 overlay=S symbol="digi" lat=42^37.14N long=071^20.83W power=50 height=20 gain=4 comment="Chelmsford MA"
#PBEACON delay=21 every=30 overlay=S symbol="digi" lat=42^37.14N long=071^20.83W power=50 height=20 gain=4 comment="Chelmsford MA"
 
# With UTM coordinates instead of latitude and longitude.
 
#PBEACON delay=1 every=10 overlay=S symbol="digi" zone=19T easting=307477 northing=4720178
 
#
# When the destination field is set to "SPEECH" the information part is
# converted to speech rather than transmitted as a data frame.
#
 
#CBEACON dest="SPEECH" info="Club meeting tonight at 7 pm."
 
# Similar for Morse code.  If SSID is specified, it is multiplied
# by 2 to get speed in words per minute (WPM).
 
#CBEACON dest="MORSE-6" info="de MYCALL"
 
#
# Modify for your particular situation before removing
# the # comment character from the beginning of appropriate lines above.
#
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               DIGIPEATER PROPERTIES                       #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#
# For most common situations, use something like this by removing
# the "#" from the beginning of the line below.
#
 
#DIGIPEAT 0 0 ^WIDE[3-7]-[1-7]$|^TEST$ ^WIDE[12]-[12]$ TRACE
 
# See User Guide for more explanation of what this means and how
# it can be customized for your particular needs.
 
# Filtering can be used to limit was is digipeated.
# For example, only weather weather reports, received on channel 0,
# will be retransmitted on channel 1.
#
 
#FILTER 0 1 t/wn
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               INTERNET GATEWAY                            #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
# First you need to specify the name of a Tier 2 server.
# The current preferred way is to use one of these regional rotate addresses:
 
# noam.aprs2.net - for North America
# soam.aprs2.net - for South America
# euro.aprs2.net - for Europe and Africa
# asia.aprs2.net - for Asia
# aunz.aprs2.net - for Oceania
 
#IGSERVER noam.aprs2.net
 
# You also need to specify your login name and passcode.
# Contact the author if you can't figure out how to generate the passcode.
 
#IGLOGIN WB2OSZ-5 123456
 
# That's all you need for a receive only IGate which relays
# messages from the local radio channel to the global servers.
 
# Some might want to send an IGate client position directly to a server
# without sending it over the air and relying on someone else to
# forward it to an IGate server.  This is done by using sendto=IG rather
# than a radio channel number. Overlay R for receive only, T for two way.
 
#PBEACON sendto=IG delay=0:30 every=60:00 symbol="igate" overlay=R lat=42^37.14N long=071^20.83W
#PBEACON sendto=IG delay=0:30 every=60:00 symbol="igate" overlay=T lat=42^37.14N long=071^20.83W
 
 
# To relay messages from the Internet to radio, you need to add
# one more option with the transmit channel number and a VIA path.
 
#IGTXVIA 0 WIDE1-1
 
# You might want to apply a filter for what packets will be obtained from the server.
# Read about filters here:  http://www.aprs-is.net/javaprsfilter.aspx
# Example, positions and objects within 50 km of my location:
 
#IGFILTER m/50
 
# That is known as a server-side filter.  It is processed by the IGate server.
# You can also apply local filtering to limit what will be transmitted on the
# RF side.  For example, transmit only "messages" on channel 0 and weather
# reports on channel 1.
 
#FILTER IG 0 t/m
#FILTER IG 1 t/wn
 
# Finally, we don't want to flood the radio channel.
# The IGate function will limit the number of packets transmitted
# during 1 minute and 5 minute intervals.   If a limit would
# be exceeded, the packet is dropped and message is displayed in red.
 
IGTXLIMIT 6 10
 
#############################################################
#                                                           #
#               APRStt GATEWAY                              #
#                                                           #
#############################################################
 
#
# Dire Wolf can receive DTMF (commonly known as Touch Tone)
# messages and convert them to packet objects.
#
# See separate "APRStt-Implementation-Notes" document for details.
#
 
#
# Sample gateway configuration based on:
#
# http://www.aprs.org/aprstt/aprstt-coding24.txt
# http://www.aprs.org/aprs-jamboree-2013.html
#
 
# Define specific points.
 
TTPOINT  B01  37^55.37N  81^7.86W
TTPOINT  B7495088  42.605237  -71.34456
TTPOINT  B934  42.605237  -71.34456
 
TTPOINT B901  42.661279  -71.364452
TTPOINT B902  42.660411  -71.364419
TTPOINT B903  42.659046  -71.364452
TTPOINT B904  42.657578  -71.364602
 
 
# For location at given bearing and distance from starting point.
 
TTVECTOR  B5bbbddd  37^55.37N  81^7.86W  0.01  mi
 
# For location specified by x, y coordinates.
 
TTGRID   Byyyxxx    37^50.00N  81^00.00W  37^59.99N  81^09.99W
 
# UTM location for Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest.
 
TTUTM  B6xxxyyy  19T  10  300000  4720000
 
# Location for the corral.
 
TTCORRAL   37^55.50N  81^7.00W  0^0.02N
 
# Compact messages - Fixed locations xx and object yyy where
#    Object numbers 100 - 199 = bicycle
# Object numbers 200 - 299 = fire truck
# Others = dog
 
TTMACRO  xx1yy  B9xx*AB166*AA2B4C5B3B0A1yy
TTMACRO  xx2yy  B9xx*AB170*AA3C4C7C3B0A2yy
TTMACRO  xxyyy  B9xx*AB180*AA3A6C4A0Ayyy
 
TTMACRO  z  Cz
 
# Receive on channel 0, Transmit object reports on channel 1 with optional via path.
# You probably want to put in a transmit delay on the APRStt channel so it
# it doesn't start sending a response before the user releases PTT.
# This is in 10 ms units so 100 means 1000 ms = 1 second.
 
#TTOBJ 0 1 WIDE1-1
#CHANNEL 0
#DWAIT 100
 
# Advertise gateway position with beacon.
 
# OBEACON DELAY=0:15 EVERY=10:00 VIA=WIDE1-1 OBJNAME=WB2OSZ-tt SYMBOL=APRStt LAT=42^37.14N LONG=71^20.83W COMMENT="APRStt Gateway"
 
# Sample speech responses.
# Default is Morse code "R" for received OK and "?" for all errors.
 
#TTERR  OK               SPEECH  Message Received.
#TTERR  D_MSG            SPEECH  D not implemented.
#TTERR  INTERNAL         SPEECH  Internal error.
#TTERR  MACRO_NOMATCH    SPEECH  No definition for digit sequence.
#TTERR  BAD_CHECKSUM     SPEECH  Bad checksum on call.
#TTERR  INVALID_CALL     SPEECH  Invalid callsign.
#TTERR  INVALID_OBJNAME  SPEECH  Invalid object name.
#TTERR  INVALID_SYMBOL   SPEECH  Invalid symbol.
#TTERR  INVALID_LOC      SPEECH  Invalid location.
#TTERR  NO_CALL          SPEECH  No call or object name.
#TTERR  SATSQ            SPEECH  Satellite square must be 4 digits.
#TTERR  SUFFIX_NO_CALL   SPEECH  Send full call before using suffix.

Here is the Direwolf login text:

Dire Wolf DEVELOPMENT version 1.6 G (Jun 18 2020)
Includes optional support for:  gpsd hamlib cm108-ptt
 
Reading config file direwolf.conf
Audio device for both receive and transmit: plughw:1,0  (channel 0)
Channel 0: 1200 baud, AFSK 1200 & 2200 Hz, E+, 44100 sample rate / 3.
Ready to accept AGW client application 0 on port 8000 ...
Ready to accept KISS TCP client application 0 on port 8001 ...
 
c
  

de K1YPP
 

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