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

Chuck M
 

Enjoy this guy's video on learning different stuff about computers.  This one helps to clarify some of the terminology and some gotchas to be wary of.
73
Chuck
KD9DVB




On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 5:11:51 PM EDT, N5XMT <dacooley@...> wrote:


Freeware means no cost to use.


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM Kwacka via groups.io <kwacka2=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
Sorry to be a pedant, but open source is NOT freeware, you can't do anything you like with it.

It is licensed under one of the various open source license, which have been tested in court when the license has been abused - a couple of examples:
BusyBox vs Best Buy, JVC, Samsung, Verizon, Westinghouse.
Free Software Foundation, Inc. v. Cisco Systems.


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

N5XMT
 

Freeware means no cost to use.


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM Kwacka via groups.io <kwacka2=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
Sorry to be a pedant, but open source is NOT freeware, you can't do anything you like with it.

It is licensed under one of the various open source license, which have been tested in court when the license has been abused - a couple of examples:
BusyBox vs Best Buy, JVC, Samsung, Verizon, Westinghouse.
Free Software Foundation, Inc. v. Cisco Systems.


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

Kwacka <kwacka2@...>
 

Sorry to be a pedant, but open source is NOT freeware, you can't do anything you like with it.

It is licensed under one of the various open source license, which have been tested in court when the license has been abused - a couple of examples:
BusyBox vs Best Buy, JVC, Samsung, Verizon, Westinghouse.
Free Software Foundation, Inc. v. Cisco Systems.


Re: Package Installation Scripts

N5XMT
 

umm... With no changes at all, "vi filename" open vi to edit the file...


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 10:36 AM Larry Howell <larry.howell.47@...> wrote:
Hi John,

Raspbian includes vim-tiny by default and the vim-full is in the repository.  They can be configured to drop the vim enhancements and be vi.  I've been using vim as my editor for over 18 years.

73...  Larry AC8YE

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
I am waiting to see how Vi is implemented in Raspbian.  That was my editor of choice on the Xenix and Unix.  For plain text on Mac  I use TextEdit


On Jul 1, 2020, at 9:14 AM, Brent DeWitt <bdewitt@...> wrote:

I also really like Notepad++, but just to complicate the world, Geany and Visual Studio editors are also both free, cross-platform (Linux/Windows) and highly language adaptable.  I've mostly switched to Geany since it comes with the Raspian distro and also works well for Arduino on the Windows desktop.


Re: Package Installation Scripts

N5XMT
 

Implemented the same as any other linux distribution...


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 10:29 AM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
I am waiting to see how Vi is implemented in Raspbian.  That was my editor of choice on the Xenix and Unix.  For plain text on Mac  I use TextEdit


On Jul 1, 2020, at 9:14 AM, Brent DeWitt <bdewitt@...> wrote:

I also really like Notepad++, but just to complicate the world, Geany and Visual Studio editors are also both free, cross-platform (Linux/Windows) and highly language adaptable.  I've mostly switched to Geany since it comes with the Raspian distro and also works well for Arduino on the Windows desktop.


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

 

See https://superuser.com/a/581036

Ultimately it is the builder's choice.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:


Trying for maximum compression.

Is there a significant difference between 7zip and plain zip with max compression selected?

Standard is better than better!

--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


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

 



Trying for maximum compression.

Is there a significant difference between 7zip and plain zip with max compression selected?

Standard is better than better!


On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:47 AM Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:
Why not just use zip which is everywhere.

I personally find 7zip ..


Re: Package Installation Scripts

Larry AC8YE
 

Hi John,

Raspbian includes vim-tiny by default and the vim-full is in the repository.  They can be configured to drop the vim enhancements and be vi.  I've been using vim as my editor for over 18 years.

73...  Larry AC8YE


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM John Nicholas <stnick@...> wrote:
I am waiting to see how Vi is implemented in Raspbian.  That was my editor of choice on the Xenix and Unix.  For plain text on Mac  I use TextEdit


On Jul 1, 2020, at 9:14 AM, Brent DeWitt <bdewitt@...> wrote:

I also really like Notepad++, but just to complicate the world, Geany and Visual Studio editors are also both free, cross-platform (Linux/Windows) and highly language adaptable.  I've mostly switched to Geany since it comes with the Raspian distro and also works well for Arduino on the Windows desktop.


Re: Package Installation Scripts

John Nicholas
 

I am waiting to see how Vi is implemented in Raspbian.  That was my editor of choice on the Xenix and Unix.  For plain text on Mac  I use TextEdit


On Jul 1, 2020, at 9:14 AM, Brent DeWitt <bdewitt@...> wrote:

I also really like Notepad++, but just to complicate the world, Geany and Visual Studio editors are also both free, cross-platform (Linux/Windows) and highly language adaptable.  I've mostly switched to Geany since it comes with the Raspian distro and also works well for Arduino on the Windows desktop.


Re: HamPi 1.0 image, some clarifications #w3djs #dd #etcher #xz #hampi

 

I might also mention the dd and xz also should work on WSL (Linux running under Windows 10).  I have the Ubuntu version installed and the commands are there.  I tested xz, but have not tested dd in this environment.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 9:27 AM John D Hays - K7VE via groups.io <john=hays.org@groups.io> wrote:
HamPi 1.0 is the current image, the W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image V2.0 was a beta which was replaced by HamPi 1.0

If the information you are using references  "W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image V2.0", it is out of date and should be discarded.

BalenaEtcher is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux but is not the only way to copy the image to a SD Card (or SSD/HD/USB Drive).

Linux (and Mac users) can uncompress HamPi_v1.0.img.xz  with
 xz -dv HamPi_v1.0.img.xz
Which will leave the file
 HamPi_v1.0.img
Then you can use dd to copy it to the SD Card with the input file being if=HamPi_v1.0.img 

MAKE SURE YOU ABSOLUTELY KNOW HOW TO USE dd, IF YOU DON'T, USE BalenaEtcher OR ANOTHER RAW IMAGE COPYING PROGRAM.  dd WITH THE WRONG ARGUMENT FOR YOUR OUTPUT FILE (of=) CAN OVERWRITE YOUR BOOT DISK.

If you want to use a USB attached drive for your boot drive on a Raspberry Pi 4, you need to upgrade the firmware, see https://tynick.com/blog/05-22-2020/raspberry-pi-4-boot-from-usb/  (This is a general Raspberry Pi issue, having nothing to do with the HamPi image.)

The torrent seed file can be obtained from http://hampi.radiowaves.ca/HamPi%20Image%20v1.0.torrent

See the original release announcement for alternate download sites for .tar files if not using the torrents.

--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


HamPi 1.0 image, some clarifications #etcher #xz #hampi #w3djs #dd

 

HamPi 1.0 is the current image, the W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image V2.0 was a beta which was replaced by HamPi 1.0

If the information you are using references  "W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image V2.0", it is out of date and should be discarded.

BalenaEtcher is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux but is not the only way to copy the image to a SD Card (or SSD/HD/USB Drive).

Linux (and Mac users) can uncompress HamPi_v1.0.img.xz  with
 xz -dv HamPi_v1.0.img.xz
Which will leave the file
 HamPi_v1.0.img
Then you can use dd to copy it to the SD Card with the input file being if=HamPi_v1.0.img 

MAKE SURE YOU ABSOLUTELY KNOW HOW TO USE dd, IF YOU DON'T, USE BalenaEtcher OR ANOTHER RAW IMAGE COPYING PROGRAM.  dd WITH THE WRONG ARGUMENT FOR YOUR OUTPUT FILE (of=) CAN OVERWRITE YOUR BOOT DISK.

If you want to use a USB attached drive for your boot drive on a Raspberry Pi 4, you need to upgrade the firmware, see https://tynick.com/blog/05-22-2020/raspberry-pi-4-boot-from-usb/  (This is a general Raspberry Pi issue, having nothing to do with the HamPi image.)

The torrent seed file can be obtained from http://hampi.radiowaves.ca/HamPi%20Image%20v1.0.torrent

See the original release announcement for alternate download sites for .tar files if not using the torrents.

--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: Help with TNC9k6 setup

Mark Griffith
 

Jeff,

It does work, I have a couple of Nino boards and have tested it, but I don't yet support it as I have not completed a rigorous test.  Sometime in the near future when I get more time in my busy retirement schedule, I'll finish testing.  Until then, BBQ, smoking meat, fishing, napping, grass cutting, all get in the way.  :)

Sometimes, I can combine things like fishing and napping.  It helps if I don't put any worms on the hook.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 9:51:04 AM CDT, Jeffry Isaacson <jsisaacson@...> wrote:


A bit of an aside, but does anyone know if the NinoTNC board from the TARPN group can be used in place of the TNC-Pi9k6?


Jeff, KN6JSI


Re: Help with TNC9k6 setup

Don Poaps
 

Yes the 10.10.10.10/admin works. However, trying to log into pi by terminal the password raspberry is denied. I tried the password as mentioned in doc file as well that failed. I'm going to wait till my new SD cards show and copy the version 2 image to it. Just for info's sake. They have been no changes in logging via terminal using pi and raspberry as a password?? As I can't log in to run raspi-config

73

Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


Winlink: va7qu@...
Subject://wl2k           



                    
  




 


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 7:44 AM Mark Griffith via groups.io <mdgriffith2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Don,

What "terminal"??  SSH and VNC are already going on the PiGate.  Just use an SSH client or VNC Viewer on your PC to access.  For that matter, why do you want to login to the command line?  Everything is controlled through the web based administration pages.  Just use your web browser to connect like it says in the docs.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 11:40:29 PM CDT, Don Poaps <va7dgp@...> wrote:


Mark

I'm still having issues with version 2. As mentioned before I can't log in via terminal to turn on shh or vnc.

73

Don va7dgp
Another Don

On Tue., Jun. 30, 2020, 9:25 p.m. Mark Griffith via groups.io <mdgriffith2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Don,

I would not mess with the settings in any of the files on the PiGate image.  They are all there specifically to work with the TNC-Pi2 or TNC-Pi9k6 and if you make changes, it may not work.  I also wouldn't mess with any of the OS parameters, like turning the serial ports on or off.  Everything is setup correctly and it's really a plug and play image.  All you need to do is the initial setup outlined in detail in the docs.

If you have made changes, and you don't remember how to put them back exactly as before, just copy a new image to the SD card.

Mark
KD0QYN



On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 11:08:56 PM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:


That makes sense.  I just tip toed my way in a clean flash of PIGATE and could not get the parameters (again) even though I had shell through serial off.  I traced the error (I LOVE GOOGLE!) to the AX25 director and AXPorts.  Turned off the TNC line rebooted and got parameters – so it is still there LOL.  BUT I did find the TNC line and went – hmm bet that would help!

 

So now I’m off to read up on the AXPorts file and how to set that up.

 

Slowly but surely I’m going to win this skirmish.

 

Thanks for the response and being there as needed.

 

Don, W4GFQ

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Griffith via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:28 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Don,

 

The TNC-Pi9k6 appears on the serial port as a KISS TNC modem.  Only software that "speaks" the KISS protocol can us it.  That would be one of the packet software suites, like Pat, linbpq, PiGate, APRS, etc.

 

Use one of those programs to unlock the "secrets" of the TNC.

 

Mark

KD0QYN

 

 

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 9:08:43 PM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:

 

 

Mat

 

I purchased the pre-built board off Etsey that is intended to be a “hat” to the Pi.  It is on the GPIO pins and lights up properly when the PI boots.  I can get the parameters from the board so I know it is connected and communicating at least at that level.  But my question becomes – now what?

 

I can’t find any references to how it gets configured, what software to use, how to use it, etc.  I have put the KM4ACK Build a Pi on a card and have pieces of it working, but frankly I don’t know (or can’t find?) enough information on how to connect APRS (for example) to the TNC board.  I tried to list serial ports on the board and get nothing back (as in there are no serial ports?) But I have serial ports enabled.

 

At this point I’m looking for how I could connect YAAC (for example) from the PI and set up a serial connection to the TNC in an attempt to get an APRS signal to a radio and audio back.

 

Also from your comment the Teensy board is loaded, how to I look at those directories to see that software from the RPI interface? I’m assuming the TNC talks to the Pi to permit viewing those directories somehow?

 

As you can see I’m relatively lost.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mat Murdock
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:15 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Depending on which board you purchase the appropriate firmware is pre loaded.  For instance if you get a TNC configured with the Raspberry PI headers then it has firmware loaded to interact with the PI using the GPIO pins set aside for serial communications (19200 baud btw).  If you get the "stand alone" TNC then the firmware loaded is for that specific configuration.

I have tested our TNC's with Mark's PiGate image and I don't recall having to change any settings.

One other item.  You can find pre-compiled binary's for the TNC9k6 on our site: http://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat


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

Basil Gunn
 

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 06:45 AM, chuck gelm wrote:

The 'distro' contains a proprietary compressed file. No it doesn't.

Source repository for XZ utils: https://github.com/xz-mirror/xz

License Public domain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XZ_Utils


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

Marty Hartwell
 

One advantage I saw was Balena Etcher can use the compressed file to convert and write to

the disk. Was handy for me on my Linux. I also have used unetbootin to write the Raspberry os

to the micro SD card.

Again choices we have choices.


Marty kd8bj


On 6/30/20 10:53 PM, John Nicholas wrote:
So what is the difference between dd on Linux and Balena Etcher?

W3DJS recommends Balena Etcher.   Is this because dd only works on Linux and he is working with people working on Mac or PC?

JN

On Jun 30, 2020, at 8:34 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Just use dd on Linux to copy the .img file to the SD card. 

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 18:30 Bob Knight <bob@...> wrote:
It's executable as-is.

"./balenaEtcher-1.5.100-x64.AppImage"

Takes a while to come up as it checks for updates and what not.

Thanks,
Bob
KI5EJI


On 6/30/20 7:25 PM, chuck gelm wrote:
> I got: '
> Etcher for Linux x64 (64-bit) (AppImage)
>       
> Linux
>       
> x64
> 
> 
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 gelmce gelmce    91645506 Jun 22 09:18  
> balenaEtcher-1.5.100-x64.AppImage
> drwxr-xr-x 2 gelmce gelmce        4096 Jun 23 21:23 'HamPi v1.0 by W3DJS'
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 gelmce gelmce    91128472 Jun 30 21:05 
> balena-etcher-electron-1.5.100-linux-x64.zip
> 
>   I do not know how to use or install 'balenaEtcher-1.5.100-x64.AppImage'.
> 
> I have been using linux since 1993 and have never seen an '.AppImage' 
> file before.
> 
> Help!
> 
> Chuck
> 
> 
> 




Re: Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

ssh and vnc are already turned on. It's described in the pigate20 pdf. Worked fine hear. I only logged in so I could see how it was built but to run Pigate you don't need ssh or vnc. As Mark says, just connect with a browser. 
--
Bob AF9W


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

N5XMT
 

For windows 10 you install and use etcher.

On Jul 1, 2020, at 07:59, "Nigel Gunn, G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel@...> wrote:
dd is not available on my current  Win10.
The article says that the linux cernal is part of a software that has to be installed, not that Windows is now based on the Linux kernal.




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

N5XMT
 

.xz is not proprietary.  It was used because it has better compression than gzip.  Unless you want to download an 8g file instead of 3.7g

On Jul 1, 2020, at 07:36, "John Tetreault (WA1OKB)" <john.h.tetreault@...> wrote:
Yeah, generally a bad idea to use a proprietary compression.... Just put the .img file up, or make it a .tar.gz compressed file.... Not everyone runs Windows with Etcher as their primary PC.   If distributed in a non-proprietary format, those of us who run Linux exclusively can easily use dd to burn it to an SD card.

On Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 9:45 AM chuck gelm < rpi4ham@...> wrote:
'W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image Distribution v2.0 Released'

In other words, it is a distribution, not an image.
The 'distro' contains a proprietary compressed file.

Using a torrent client on ' http://hampi.radiowaves.ca/HamPi%20Image%20v1.0.torrent',
I obtained a folder ('HamPi v1.0 by W3DJS'), containing:
total 3.7G
4.0K CONTRIBUTE.TXT
3.7G HamPi_v1.0.img.xz
4.0K HamPi_v1.0.img.xz.sha256sum
4.0K HOW_TO_FLASH_IMAGE.TXT
4.0K LICENSE.TXT
456K README.docx
 12K README.TXT
4.0K UPGRADE_FROM_W3DJS_IMAGE.TXT

 Because ' HamPi_v1.0.img.xz' is a proprietary compressed format,
balena-etcher is required to un-compress (and to place the disk image on SD media).

In this scenario, 'dd' will not work as it is expecting an image (.img), not a
'compressed disk image' (.xz).

Carlos:  You are correct in part:
"

On 7/1/20 8:48 AM, N3RDR wrote:
I would be careful with assuming dd will work in macOS.  I have not tried on this particular image but have tried on others.  Even though there are different *nix flavors, the filesystem needs to be supported. I previous tried on a Pi project I had I could not use dd because the image I needed to write was not on a format the Mac supported. I use Balena Etcher on my Mac.  It provides a nice interface that makes creating bootable SD cards a breeze.


Carlos
N3RDR
"
'dd' will work in Mac-OS, but not using this proprietary compressed file (HamPi_v1.0.img.xz).
It seems to me that 'balena-etcher' uncompresses and transfers the .xz file, 'on the fly'.

 I have no difficulty transferring a disk image (.img) to filesystem media using 'dd'.

 It seems, in this distribution, balena-etcher is required for installation.

Chuck


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

 

dd is not available on my current Win10.
The article says that the linux cernal is part of a software that has to be installed, not that Windows is now based on the Linux kernal.


Re: Help with TNC9k6 setup

Mark Griffith
 

Don,

Sorry, I don't support the OS and any problems you may have with it.  Again, you don't need a keyboard and mouse connected to the PiGate to use it.  I probably didn't include it on the OS build because it's unnecessary.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 8:28:52 AM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:


Sorry for the barrage 😊  I am apparently having issues setting up Bluetooth to get a BT Mouse and Keyboard on the Pi.  I did this on an image of Build a Pi but when I run the same comment here (sudo bluetoothctl) the terminal window does not respond.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Munson
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:56 AM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Oh and one other thing, when I click the items on the top bar (Web Browser, File Manager, Terminal) I get a prompt to run them in terminal or open as it is identifying them as an executable script.  I’m assuming that is normal for your image? I’ve never seen that behavior in Linux before.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Griffith via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26 AM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Don,

 

I would not mess with the settings in any of the files on the PiGate image.  They are all there specifically to work with the TNC-Pi2 or TNC-Pi9k6 and if you make changes, it may not work.  I also wouldn't mess with any of the OS parameters, like turning the serial ports on or off.  Everything is setup correctly and it's really a plug and play image.  All you need to do is the initial setup outlined in detail in the docs.

 

If you have made changes, and you don't remember how to put them back exactly as before, just copy a new image to the SD card.

 

Mark

KD0QYN

 

 

 

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 11:08:56 PM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:

 

 

That makes sense.  I just tip toed my way in a clean flash of PIGATE and could not get the parameters (again) even though I had shell through serial off.  I traced the error (I LOVE GOOGLE!) to the AX25 director and AXPorts.  Turned off the TNC line rebooted and got parameters – so it is still there LOL.  BUT I did find the TNC line and went – hmm bet that would help!

 

So now I’m off to read up on the AXPorts file and how to set that up.

 

Slowly but surely I’m going to win this skirmish.

 

Thanks for the response and being there as needed.

 

Don, W4GFQ

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Griffith via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:28 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Don,

 

The TNC-Pi9k6 appears on the serial port as a KISS TNC modem.  Only software that "speaks" the KISS protocol can us it.  That would be one of the packet software suites, like Pat, linbpq, PiGate, APRS, etc.

 

Use one of those programs to unlock the "secrets" of the TNC.

 

Mark

KD0QYN

 

 

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 9:08:43 PM CDT, Don Munson <w4gfq@...> wrote:

 

 

Mat

 

I purchased the pre-built board off Etsey that is intended to be a “hat” to the Pi.  It is on the GPIO pins and lights up properly when the PI boots.  I can get the parameters from the board so I know it is connected and communicating at least at that level.  But my question becomes – now what?

 

I can’t find any references to how it gets configured, what software to use, how to use it, etc.  I have put the KM4ACK Build a Pi on a card and have pieces of it working, but frankly I don’t know (or can’t find?) enough information on how to connect APRS (for example) to the TNC board.  I tried to list serial ports on the board and get nothing back (as in there are no serial ports?) But I have serial ports enabled.

 

At this point I’m looking for how I could connect YAAC (for example) from the PI and set up a serial connection to the TNC in an attempt to get an APRS signal to a radio and audio back.

 

Also from your comment the Teensy board is loaded, how to I look at those directories to see that software from the RPI interface? I’m assuming the TNC talks to the Pi to permit viewing those directories somehow?

 

As you can see I’m relatively lost.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mat Murdock
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:15 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Help with TNC9k6 setup

 

Depending on which board you purchase the appropriate firmware is pre loaded.  For instance if you get a TNC configured with the Raspberry PI headers then it has firmware loaded to interact with the PI using the GPIO pins set aside for serial communications (19200 baud btw).  If you get the "stand alone" TNC then the firmware loaded is for that specific configuration.

I have tested our TNC's with Mark's PiGate image and I don't recall having to change any settings.

One other item.  You can find pre-compiled binary's for the TNC9k6 on our site: http://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat

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