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Re: #WSJT-Z (edited) #wsjt-z

duffingle@...
 

This group seems to not really know very much about the raspberry pi. The Pi was intended as a learn to program device
for children in the UK. It seems to have succeeded in that endeavor. It uses a "Debin Version" of the Linux operating system.
The author of HamPi has actually loaded the Ham linux software available on the internet onto the Rspberry Pi operating system. He is using either a bash file or doing an install individually of each program. He is distributing a copy of that whole operating system with the ham programs already loaded into that Raspbin  Operating system.

You can get a copy of WSJT-z added to HamPI by using the terminal commands on the WSJT-z site. Or an easier way is to run the https://github.com/km4ack/pi-build bash file by Km4ack and install only the WSIT-z program. I wish the author of Hampi would have distributed his downloads with a similar bash file.

The biggest problem I have with the Raspberry PI is the fact that you have to load most of the programs on a different SD card for each program. I, therefore, prefer using a system called "BerryBoot".  Berry boot puts a boot system on a small "Cheap"  SD card and the programs you want to run on a large USB stick. I can not do that with the HamPI program since it is shrunk with Tar and not with the raspberry pi shrink program. The other reason is my official "7-inch" touch screen case has caused the breaking of the flat cable to the screen when trying to change the card. There is a repository of many many programs compiled by Alex Goldcheidt at https://berryboot.alexgoldcheidt.com/images/,   Good luck

and other programs.



Re: SDRpi

Bob
 

+1. I also use SDRPlay.

73
Bob K4RCG

On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:56 Pedro KE6MIL <Pedromo@...> wrote:

 


On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 06:06 AM, Ron Liekens wrote:

I just installed a radio image based on Vanilla OS for the Raspbery Pi called SDRpi. It runs fine wit several well known SDR's. Just see the home page for the details.

https://pisdr.luigifreitas.me/

73' Ron
on2ron

 Any plans to support SDRplay?.thank


KillHotspot

Lee Moberg / KI7LEE
 

In the readme.txt file it says to run KillHotspot to turn off the hotspot and that networking would then operate normally.  It does not.  

If it operated normally, I would be able to click the networking icon and get a list of available networks to choose from.  There are lots of posts recommending manually editing the wpa_supplicant.conf file with the desired network.  

Why can't I just click, choose, enter password, like I can on a 3 year old raspian image?


Regards,

Lee Moberg
KI7LEE


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

Mark Griffith
 

There are two radios made by Baofeng, the Baofeng and the Pofung.  Same radio, same company, just a different name.  I have one of each.

I asked a Chinese friend of mine what Baofeng and Pofung mean in Chinese.  He didn't understand my question, and he said they mean the same.  As it turns out, Baofeng loosely translates to "storm" and Pofung loosely translates to "tempest", or "tornado" and "twister", so it is just a different word meaning the same thing.

However, I wouldn't use either one in an EMCOMM situation if the smoke signals were working.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Monday, July 13, 2020, 3:49:32 PM CDT, David Ranch <rpi4hamradio-groupsio@...> wrote:



I wanted to really like this list until it mentioned:
--

Others - 

  • Wouxun HTs
  • Baofeng HTs
--

I think we've all seen the "exciting" threads recently here on this list about consistent reliability or lack there of with Baofeng radios.  I don't know if Wouxun radios are any better.

--David
KI6ZHD



On 07/13/2020 12:37 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
HRO generally has one or two single band radios available at a reasonable price:

 https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-011362

Any of the radios that have a dedicated packet port in the back.
For a list of radios with the mini-din data port:

  https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/3574

The TH-V71 is currently the best off the shelf radio for packet you're
willing to invest a bit more.

Bill




Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

Mark Griffith
 

Bill,

This is a handy list.  Thanks for posting!

Mark
KD0QYN


On Monday, July 13, 2020, 2:39:51 PM CDT, Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:


HRO generally has one or two single band radios available at a reasonable price:

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-011362

> Any of the radios that have a dedicated packet port in the back.

For a list of radios with the mini-din data port:

  https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/3574

The TH-V71 is currently the best off the shelf radio for packet you're
willing to invest a bit more.

Bill




Re: Help with TNC-Pi9k6 serial0 in YAAC

richard.overman@...
 



Woohoo!

Was using a TX level of 0 when that one came through from my antenna on a plastic bucket.  Since then I put my antenna on my metal PC case to use as a ground plane and my SWR went down, the ALC meter went down... everything is working!  Now I'm getting pings using a TX level of 25 with better antenna placement.  7100 was doing what it's supposed to do and protecting itself.  Joys of the apartment ham shack.  Thanks for the guidance!

73,
Richard KJ7DDV


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

Robert Hanson
 

We have over 20 Alinco DR-135 radios in 24x7 packet service in our county EOCs. Very few failures. Simple to run and fairly inexpensive to buy.

 
73
W6RH


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

David Ranch
 


I wanted to really like this list until it mentioned:
--

Others - 

  • Wouxun HTs
  • Baofeng HTs
--

I think we've all seen the "exciting" threads recently here on this list about consistent reliability or lack there of with Baofeng radios.  I don't know if Wouxun radios are any better.

--David
KI6ZHD



On 07/13/2020 12:37 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
HRO generally has one or two single band radios available at a reasonable price:

 https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-011362

Any of the radios that have a dedicated packet port in the back.
For a list of radios with the mini-din data port:

  https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/3574

The TH-V71 is currently the best off the shelf radio for packet you're
willing to invest a bit more.

Bill




Re: Configuring W3DJS V1.0 Direwolf questions.

Dennis Blanchard
 

Thanks David, I'll bring it over to the HamPi forum, to be honest, I didn't notice that I had it here and shouldn't have.

73'
Dennis, K1YPP


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

Jeffry Isaacson
 

Thanks, Bill--just the info I was looking for!


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

 

HRO generally has one or two single band radios available at a reasonable price:

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-011362

Any of the radios that have a dedicated packet port in the back.
For a list of radios with the mini-din data port:

https://groups.io/g/nwaprs/wiki/3574

The TH-V71 is currently the best off the shelf radio for packet you're
willing to invest a bit more.

Bill


Re: Configuring W3DJS V1.0 Direwolf questions.

David Ranch
 


Hello Dennis,

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.

This discussion would probably better to have on direwolf@groups.io .  Anyway..


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.

That's not normal as Direwolf is very light weight.


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.

We need to see the specific errors to give you any specific help.


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.

That text is only reporting what features Direwolf was build with.  In this case:
   GPS for obtaining your location
   hamlib for PTT control
   cm108-ptt for asserting PTT on specific sound devices


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

Direwolf doesn't directly offer any command line interface to create packet connections.  You can use the "call" program from the "ax25apps", you can use Linpac, etc. to create connected packet connections, or use one of the many other Linux or AGW-enabled terminal programs: SV2AGW's ag2term, UZ7HO's easyterm, Outpost's ipserial. etc)



direwolf.conf
--

Direwolf.conf
--
#This seems fine assuming this is the right sound device per "aplay -l" and "arecord -l"
ADEVICE  plughw:1,0

#These are fine
ACHANNELS 1
CHANNEL 0
MYCALL K1YPP-5
MODEM 1200

#This is using Hamlib to assert PTT though I don't know what rig "1020" is.  It's assumed you *already* have CAT
#control already working with your radio using a serial port
PTT RIG 1020 /dev/ttyUSB0
AGWPORT 8000
KISSPORT 8001


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

I assume this bottom "c" is you trying to give a TNC2-like command line response.  Direwolf doesn't work that way.  See above.  If you really really want a classic TNC-like interface, you can consider configuring Direwolf to wort with LinBPQ32 and then configure it's TNC2 interface emulator.

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

Mark Griffith
 

Any of the radios that have a dedicated packet port in the back.  I don't know how you would find them except look at radio images from the different manufacturer web sites and look at the rear view.

I have a list of older radios, but have not updated it in a few years.

I have two FT-7900 radios from Yaesu which work pretty well.  Some of the Kenwood radios work pretty well too.

The real metric to look at is the Bit Error Rate (BER), but you can only find this from the ARRL product views in QST, or online at the ARRL site.  The lower the BER, the better.  A BER of <5x10-5 (less than 5 errors in 100,000 bits) would be excellent.

This radios also work great for voice and by using the packet data port, the speaker and mic are still available.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Monday, July 13, 2020, 8:26:29 AM CDT, Jeffry Isaacson <jsisaacson@...> wrote:


Thanks Carlos and Mark for the good advice! I figured getting these HTs to work would be a near impossible challenge, but I had them laying around and thought it was worth trying (I’m a new Ham  and find packet radio, APRS, TNC kits, RPi-based radio incredibly fun). Out of curiosity, are there particular  2M radios you prefer for packet?

      Jeff KN6JSI


Re: SDRpi

Pedro KE6MIL
 

 


On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 06:06 AM, Ron Liekens wrote:

I just installed a radio image based on Vanilla OS for the Raspbery Pi called SDRpi. It runs fine wit several well known SDR's. Just see the home page for the details.

https://pisdr.luigifreitas.me/

73' Ron
on2ron

 Any plans to support SDRplay?.thank


Re: HamPi power drain on idle

Don Munson
 

What I did was, using BOINC manager, set it to 25% and only to run from 00 – 06.  Meets license requirements (different argument) and won’t interfere at any time I would want to use it.  Should also keep the stress down on my PI except for when I’m absolutely NOT using it.

 

If I want to participate I can always up the ante.

 

Don, W4GFQ

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Spence
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 9:36 AM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] HamPi power drain on idle

 

Requiring BOINC in this manner pushes it into the realm of malware, as It's creating slowdowns and stress on your pi in stolen cycles and increased heat. I can't recommend this package.

 

https://dzone.com/articles/turning-your-raspberry-pi-into-a-science-research  has a section on removing BOINC completely, but I have not tried it.

 


Steve Spence, KK4HFJ

 

 

 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 1:13 PM Jim Hudson via groups.io <jhudson1=consolidated.net@groups.io> wrote:

Set nice value lower



#WSJT-Z (edited) #wsjt-z

K9HZ
 

I want to use WSJT-z instead.  Can I just substitute a URL for a pull of the WSJT code, or is it more complicated than that?

 

 

Dr. William J. Schmidt - K9HZ J68HZ 8P6HK ZF2HZ PJ4/K9HZ VP5/K9HZ PJ2/K9HZ

 

Owner - Operator

Big Signal Ranch – K9ZC

Staunton, Illinois

 

Owner – Operator

Villa Grand Piton – J68HZ

Soufriere, St. Lucia W.I.

Rent it: www.VillaGrandPiton.com

Like us on Facebook! facebook icon

 

Moderator – North American QRO Group at Groups.IO.

 

email:  bill@...

 
[Unrelated topic/message edited out.]

 

 


Re: Conky missing from build-a-pi v3

Nigel Evans M0NDE
 

I use a 3.2 screen on my Pi. Conky is easy to edit to enlarge certain text sizes like IP address and reduce empty lines to get a readable display. 
Nigel M0NDE


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
 


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

Jeffry Isaacson
 

Thanks Carlos and Mark for the good advice! I figured getting these HTs to work would be a near impossible challenge, but I had them laying around and thought it was worth trying (I’m a new Ham  and find packet radio, APRS, TNC kits, RPi-based radio incredibly fun). Out of curiosity, are there particular  2M radios you prefer for packet?

      Jeff KN6JSI


Re: PiGate possible with TNC-Pi9k6 and BF HT?

Mark Griffith
 

If you like being frustrated, keep trying.  :)  I don't know how many people have come to me to get these radios to work, and nearly all have given up and bought a better radio.

It *is* possible, but these radios just are not designed for digital and many times just won't work.  I have two that I have experimented with.  One works OK, the other just sometimes refuses to work for no reason.

As has been mentioned, turnoff everything in the menu system that can be turned off, and set everything that has a value to zero.  Then perhaps it will work.  Eventually you will buy a decent radio and the world of packet communications will open up to you.

Good luck!

Mark
KD0QYN


On Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:28:25 AM CDT, Jeffry Isaacson <jsisaacson@...> wrote:


I've built a PiGate following Mark Griffith's excellent instructions and thought I'd take a shot to see if a BF-F8HP was capable of connecting with local RMS stations. So far I am unable to connect (time out errors in the log file) though I hear packets being sent... Does it require particular TNC settings (ie transmit voltage) or radio settings? Or am I just being silly in trying with a cheap 8 W radio and a modest antenna?
     Thanks in advance,
       Jeff KN6JSI

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