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Re: Packet

 

Direwolf can pull out weaker signals and does some bit error correction.  Also you have the option of additional data rates.  You may want to look at DRAWS™ to interface to your radio(s) and run Direwolf, plus applications.

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 12:57 AM Vincent <panserv@...> wrote:

Hi everyone, my first post here.

I have been toying with the idea of setting up a Raspberry pi based BBS system for a very small number of users ( 2 to 5) at slow speeds (1200 and less). I have been away from Ham radio especially packet for years and I can now see that there is a move away from hardware TNC's to software modems. After a little bit of searching I found TNC board from W2FS, the TNC Pi.

I wonder if I may ask a newbee question: is there anything to be gained or lost choosing a box TNC over a software solution maybe like Direwolf ?

 



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: Packet

Allen
 

Mark,
   When you mentioned about the lockup after days of being on that got me thinking about the OS my past company had that did the same thing. As long as it rebooted every few days all was good. It had to do with when it was always looking for other AP's to mesh with the memory would not dump correctly. Within the firmware (OS) it had a reboot setup . We set it for every night at a late hour and everything ran for years. Something about memory not dumping within the OS. Can this be applied here? We spent  $$$$ for the OS and support. They raked the company over the coals. We tried another coder and platform both here in the U.S.A. and we ran into the same memory stacking issue. So go figure. The rebooting worked on both platforms. I just thought if someone wanted to do an experiment on this Direwolf software it might be a work around. Just my 2 cents.
Allen Higgins
KE8KZO


Re: Packet

Noel Petit
 

Dire wolf doesn’t freeze up with a Pi 3+ running DW 1.4 with the latest Raspbian. WB0VGI-1 has run for months without stopping. Audio in and out with the USB interface and PTT via PIO pin.

Noel Petit


Re: Packet

Mark Griffith
 


Vincent,

The TNC-Pi from W2FS is no longer available since he has retired and closed his business. MFJ is supposed to be soon selling a new TNC board John designed, but they are slowed in getting this done due to the virus situation.

The WVARC is selling the TNC-Pi9k6 which is a drop-in replacement for the TNC-Pi and also has 9600 baud capability. Their project is at https://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html. You can get to their online store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/WVCARC where you can buy the TNC as a kit or assembled. The assembled price of $87 is pretty good and I doubt the TNC-Pi from MFJ will be much less.

Direwolf on the Raspberry Pi works, but it has a problem with locking up if left running for several days, which requires a reboot to fix. If this doesn't bother you, Direwolf works just fine.

I prefer hardware solutions when they are available, but that is just me. One less thing to worry about.

Check out John Wiseman's linbpq on the Raspberry Pi for a great BBS solution. http://www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/index.html

Mark
KD0QYN


On Thursday, May 28, 2020, 02:57:29 AM CDT, Vincent <panserv@...> wrote:


Hi everyone, my first post here.

I have been toying with the idea of setting up a Raspberry pi based BBS system for a very small number of users ( 2 to 5) at slow speeds (1200 and less). I have been away from Ham radio especially packet for years and I can now see that there is a move away from hardware TNC's to software modems. After a little bit of searching I found TNC board from W2FS, the TNC Pi.

I wonder if I may ask a newbee question: is there anything to be gained or lost choosing a box TNC over a software solution maybe like Direwolf ?


Packet

Vincent
 

Hi everyone, my first post here.

I have been toying with the idea of setting up a Raspberry pi based BBS system for a very small number of users ( 2 to 5) at slow speeds (1200 and less). I have been away from Ham radio especially packet for years and I can now see that there is a move away from hardware TNC's to software modems. After a little bit of searching I found TNC board from W2FS, the TNC Pi.

I wonder if I may ask a newbee question: is there anything to be gained or lost choosing a box TNC over a software solution maybe like Direwolf ?

 


Re: Getting Rid of Masks - Huge Sale

Don Poaps
 

He's banded from Winfldigi by the monitor. This has nothing to do with Amature Radio.

73 
Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
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On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 8:34 AM n4lbl <alan.schulman@...> wrote:
Saying that you apologize and apologizing are not the same thing.  Without looking into this (for lack of interest) I wonder if this is a fraud etc.

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 8:33 AM <abners@...> wrote:

Hey everyone,

I apologize for spamming everyone.

Our website is having a massive mask sale for both wholesale and retail. We are looking to get rid of all stock so we can expand on to new ones.

Be sure to use our promo code: SAVE10NOW to save an additional 10 percent on your order!

Any questions, please message me.


Re: CAT Control Options

Bern Ghis
 

Le mer. 27 mai 2020 à 10:49, Glen - G0SBN via groups.io <g0sbn=talktalk.net@groups.io> a écrit :
Hello Daniel

I don't have the 857d but do use an 891 and 817nd with my pi and not seeing an issue. The 891 has a usb built in, and I use a Yaesu SCU-17 forbthe 817nd. Just wondered what the official cat to serial adapter was that you mentioned?

Glen G0SBN


Re: CAT Control Options

Glen - G0SBN
 

Hello Daniel

I don't have the 857d but do use an 891 and 817nd with my pi and not seeing an issue. The 891 has a usb built in, and I use a Yaesu SCU-17 forbthe 817nd. Just wondered what the official cat to serial adapter was that you mentioned?

Glen G0SBN


Re: CAT Control Options

Chuck M
 

No probs.  Happy to help.
If anyone else needs something like this, email me privately and I can send you a couple.

There's another version in same thingiverse file that blocks data and only allows power to go through.

This link shows how to link one of the new smart outlets to being controlled by your RPi.  He's using Octopi, which for non 3D folks, is a server program for running 3D printers.  He's using it to power off the printer when not in use to reduce fire hazard.  


I don't have the programming skills to write code for something like this that could be used to shut off power to your ham shack's equipment.  Be a nice bit of code to have.  Any volunteers to give it a try?

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB


On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 03:47:37 AM EDT, Daniel Norris <norris.daniel@...> wrote:


Thanks, Chuck.  That's a remarkably simple solution.  I'll give it a try!  Yep, I do have a 3d printer.  


Re: CAT Control Options

Daniel Norris
 

Thanks, Chuck.  That's a remarkably simple solution.  I'll give it a try!  Yep, I do have a 3d printer.  


Re: CAT Control Options

Chuck M
 

Not sure about your specific item.  

Needed to block 5V power from RPi to Arduino control board of 3D printer.  Printed thin piece that inserts into USB-A male end.  Works okay.

Do you have a friend or local library that has a 3D printer?  Takes less than 10 minutes to print.  Very thin, easy to lose.


YMMV and all that.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB



On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:23 PM, Daniel Norris
<norris.daniel@...> wrote:
Can anyone check if one of these valley-ent cat cables will supply 5v to the pi over the usb connector? 

I have an official cat -> serial adapter for my ft-857d and ran into an issue trying to set it up with a pi that it will power on the pi over the usb to serial adapter connection, even if I disconnect the usb power cable from the pi...  I'm sure this is bad - going to burn up some voltage regulator in the adapter and making it hard for me to switch off the pi when I need to power cycle it.  


Re: CAT Control Options

Daniel Norris
 

Can anyone check if one of these valley-ent cat cables will supply 5v to the pi over the usb connector? 

I have an official cat -> serial adapter for my ft-857d and ran into an issue trying to set it up with a pi that it will power on the pi over the usb to serial adapter connection, even if I disconnect the usb power cable from the pi...  I'm sure this is bad - going to burn up some voltage regulator in the adapter and making it hard for me to switch off the pi when I need to power cycle it.  


Re: Freeze up issue resolved

Chuck M
 

Thanks for suggestion.  Have to try that as well.  Using unpowered hub 2.0 hub now. 

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB



On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 4:49 PM, N5XMT
<dacooley@...> wrote:
Another workaround would be to make it a powered hub.  Unfortunately some of those wireless keyboard/mouse dongles draw quite a bit of current from the USB and cause all kind of weird issues

On May 25, 2020, at 12:25, "Chuck M via groups.io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>cam51mail=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks to a tip from another ham, seem to have solved my problem with the RPi 4B locking up if using flrig with flidigi on my system.

Solution was to change to a wired keyboard and mouse.  Probably saving a lot of overhead processing to keep the system going.

So if having similar issues, consider giving this a try.  Also have a USB 2.0 hub plugged into my RPi to have enough ports with a couple of spares.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB


Re: Freeze up issue resolved

N5XMT
 

Another workaround would be to make it a powered hub.  Unfortunately some of those wireless keyboard/mouse dongles draw quite a bit of current from the USB and cause all kind of weird issues

On May 25, 2020, at 12:25, "Chuck M via groups.io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>cam51mail=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks to a tip from another ham, seem to have solved my problem with the RPi 4B locking up if using flrig with flidigi on my system.

Solution was to change to a wired keyboard and mouse.  Probably saving a lot of overhead processing to keep the system going.

So if having similar issues, consider giving this a try.  Also have a USB 2.0 hub plugged into my RPi to have enough ports with a couple of spares.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB


Freeze up issue resolved

Chuck M
 

Thanks to a tip from another ham, seem to have solved my problem with the RPi 4B locking up if using flrig with flidigi on my system.

Solution was to change to a wired keyboard and mouse.  Probably saving a lot of overhead processing to keep the system going.

So if having similar issues, consider giving this a try.  Also have a USB 2.0 hub plugged into my RPi to have enough ports with a couple of spares.

73s
Chuck
KD9DVB


Re: Getting Rid of Masks - Huge Sale

Larry Dighera
 

I suppose that when you are in Beverly Hills it gives you license to
spam the entire Internet:


https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:WEcGvr-HBdsJ:https://community.shopify.com/c/Shopify-Discussion/Dropship-Masks-at-a-very-low-price/m-p/750290+&cd=13&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

"I am a medical and non-medical mask supplier in Beverly Hills and
have my hands on hundreds of thousands of masks. Currently we are
very big in wholesale and we are now trying to expand our
business to the online market."

https://www.scamdoc.com/view/243275

Analysis of the website
"Iscselect.com"
1%
Very bad trust score

On Sun, 24 May 2020 07:33:10 -0700, abners@... wrote:

Hey everyone,
-------------

I apologize for spamming everyone.

Our website is having a massive mask sale for both wholesale and retail. We are looking to get rid of all stock so we can expand on to new ones.

Be sure to use our promo code: SAVE10NOW to save an additional 10 percent on your order!

Any questions, please message me.


Re: Getting Rid of Masks - Huge Sale

Larry Dighera
 

This poster was banned from the Hexbeam group.

On Sun, 24 May 2020 07:33:10 -0700, abners@... wrote:

Hey everyone,
-------------

I apologize for spamming everyone.

Our website is having a massive mask sale for both wholesale and retail. We are looking to get rid of all stock so we can expand on to new ones.

Be sure to use our promo code: SAVE10NOW to save an additional 10 percent on your order!

Any questions, please message me.


Re: W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0 Released

David KD4E <dcolburn@...>
 

My question was sent to the group, not to you specifically.

In the list of changes, posted to the group, was that line.

I was merely trying to clarify it.

kd4e

> On 5/24/20 3:04 PM, Jon Moran wrote: No idea what you are on about as > you have not quoted anything... > > On Sun, 24 May 2020 at 18:38, David KD4E <dcolburn@... > <mailto:dcolburn@...>> wrote: > > The use of the word "for" here is confusing to me. > > "APRS Message App for JS8Call with JS8CallUtilities_V2" > > Did you replace APRS with JS8Call, or JS8Call with APRS, please? > > Thanks, > > David KD4E


Re: TS 480SAT connections with RPi

jon blincoe
 

40 and 60 tune perfectly on my unit... 
Cheers
Jon


On May 24, 2020, at 7:57 AM, KD4JWF <kd4jwf@...> wrote:

Thanks Jonathan....I am sure would be something simple as splitting the data port wires into two audio plugs and then to the souddcard that will be plug into RPi but I want to make sure.

Also, do you have any issue tuning 40m and 60m? I think I need to send radio for service cause those are the only two bands I cant tune nor show output power

Jose
Kd4jwf 


Re: W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0 Released

N5XMT
 

That is the one I used.  Thank you!


On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 3:13 PM David Ranch <rpi4hamradio-groupsio@...> wrote:

You can find a BZ2 compressed version here:

   http://www.kd4moj.org/ISO/

--David
KI6ZHD


On 05/24/2020 01:55 PM, Mike Lussier wrote:
Jon,
1. Yes SA I read it all.
2. How long has this thread been going and the image is 17GB and compress would be so much smaller
It doesn't take long to compress a file before offering it to folks to download. That only makes sense and I guess I send the message as did others for the same reason.
It was done if only to help push the point home and bang a few heads together to get the job done.
In my line of work something simple it just taken care of. Its the slackers that let stupid crap lay around and do nothing with it. Yes you struck A cord and I answered.

I'm done now.