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Re: It alive!

K Adlam
 

Thanks. Lesson learned. I jumped at this early without looking around to see how the pi would be distributed in the USA. Should have known better. I trust RS will come through only because others have told me they will. 

In the meantime, this forum is great for helping me plan ahead. Thanks to all who contribute. 

Ken

On Sep 21, 2012, at 6:43 PM, Perry Chamberlain <canoeman@...> wrote:

 


 
I ordered 3 from Adafruit.com, and had them in 3 days @ $39.00 bucks each.
Adafruit has fantastic customer service. I really like Limor  because she is very involved  in the Maker/ electronics, open source business. Their goal, is to get everyone building circuits, projects, and experimenting. 
Plus, she's a cool Engineer chick, from MIT.  :-))))

Ke6anm



On Sep 21, 2012, at 12:56 PM, kd6oat <kd6oat@...> wrote:

 

Just curious, who did you order from? I ordered mine from RS Online back in June and all I have to show is debit to my PayPal account.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM, brainerdd <dave@...> wrote:
 

My Raspberry PI arrived in today's mail. Hooked up a 5V;2A brick, a SDHC with Wheezy, and a USB to 2XPS2 with PS2 Keyboard and PS2 mouse. Once I actually connected the HDMI cable, worked as designed on my 23" monitor. Won't be able to play any more until Sunday. We are leaving for the Spokane Hamfest tomorrow.

Dave - WB6DHW
<http://wb6dhw.com>



Re: It alive!

Perry Chamberlain <canoeman@...>
 


 
I ordered 3 from Adafruit.com, and had them in 3 days @ $39.00 bucks each.
Adafruit has fantastic customer service. I really like Limor  because she is very involved  in the Maker/ electronics, open source business. Their goal, is to get everyone building circuits, projects, and experimenting. 
Plus, she's a cool Engineer chick, from MIT.  :-))))

Ke6anm



On Sep 21, 2012, at 12:56 PM, kd6oat <kd6oat@...> wrote:

 

Just curious, who did you order from? I ordered mine from RS Online back in June and all I have to show is debit to my PayPal account.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM, brainerdd <dave@...> wrote:
 

My Raspberry PI arrived in today's mail. Hooked up a 5V;2A brick, a SDHC with Wheezy, and a USB to 2XPS2 with PS2 Keyboard and PS2 mouse. Once I actually connected the HDMI cable, worked as designed on my 23" monitor. Won't be able to play any more until Sunday. We are leaving for the Spokane Hamfest tomorrow.

Dave - WB6DHW
<http://wb6dhw.com>



Re: PI TNC - progress report.

Perry Chamberlain <canoeman@...>
 

Excellent


On Sep 21, 2012, at 5:10 PM, Matthew Pitts <daywalker_blade_2004@...> wrote:

 

John,

Either option would be satisfactory for me. Keep up the good work on this.

Matthew Pitts
N8OHU


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From: gm8bpq <john.wiseman@...>;
To: <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...>;
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI TNC - progress report.
Sent: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:28:19 PM

 

Pascal,

I'm discussing with the maker of the TNC-X the possibility of him making and selling the boards. If that doesn't come off, I'll at least make the PCB and software availabale, so you can build your own.

73, John

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@..., ve2hom Pascal wrote:
>
> Hi John,
> This sound very cool, give us news about your project. Do you plan
> to make these board available to sell ?
>
> 73 de Pascal
> ve2hom
>
> Le 20/09/12 16:27, John Wiseman a écrit :
> >
> > Hi,
> > For those fairly new to the group, I have been working on a TNC for
> > use with the pI that is the same size as the pi and plugs into the
> > expansion header. The prototype was a TNC-X, with a 26 way header
> > superglued to board. There is a photo of it on the home page of this
> > group.
> > I've now received the first PCB's, and built a couple. There are
> > photos at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300001.JPG and
> > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300002.JPG. The TNC is largely
> > based on the TNC-X, but I've replaced the serial port with an i2c
> > connection, so more than one can be connected to the PI. The current
> > board has a mini-DIN radio connector, but I find mini-DIN plugs very
> > difficult to wire, and the connector is just too high to stack
> > properly, so the final version will probably have a DB9. I've written
> > a linux driver that takes the i2c data stream, and converts to a pty
> > that can be used with the normal linux ax.25 kissattach program. All
> > this seems to be working.
> > I've a couple of developments in the pipeline. One is to replace the
> > MX 614 modem, hopefully with a PIC based solution. Although the 614
> > works very well, it is relatively exensive, and only works at 1200
> > baud. I hope to be able to run at 300 for HF use. I've also bought a
> > couple of RFM22B modules. These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data
> > tranceivers - see
> > http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan
> > to do a version of the TNC using this module.
> > A version using the FX 489 modem for 9600 baud links is planned, nut I
> > haven't started work on that yet.
> > 73, John G8BPQ
> >
>


Re: It alive!

Dave WB6DHW
 

� I ordered from Newark.

Dave - WB6DHW


On 9/21/2012 12:56 PM, kd6oat wrote:
�

Just curious, who did you order from? I ordered mine from RS Online back in June and all I have to show is debit to my PayPal account.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM, brainerdd <dave@...> wrote:
�

My Raspberry PI arrived in today's mail. Hooked up a 5V;2A brick, a SDHC with Wheezy, and a USB to 2XPS2 with PS2 Keyboard and PS2 mouse. Once I actually connected the HDMI cable, worked as designed on my 23" monitor. Won't be able to play any more until Sunday. We are leaving for the Spokane Hamfest tomorrow.

Dave - WB6DHW
<http://wb6dhw.com>




Re: PI TNC - progress report.

 

John,

Either option would be satisfactory for me. Keep up the good work on this.

Matthew Pitts
N8OHU


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From: gm8bpq ;
To: ;
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI TNC - progress report.
Sent: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:28:19 PM

 

Pascal,

I'm discussing with the maker of the TNC-X the possibility of him making and selling the boards. If that doesn't come off, I'll at least make the PCB and software availabale, so you can build your own.

73, John

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@..., ve2hom Pascal wrote:
>
> Hi John,
> This sound very cool, give us news about your project. Do you plan
> to make these board available to sell ?
>
> 73 de Pascal
> ve2hom
>
> Le 20/09/12 16:27, John Wiseman a écrit :
> >
> > Hi,
> > For those fairly new to the group, I have been working on a TNC for
> > use with the pI that is the same size as the pi and plugs into the
> > expansion header. The prototype was a TNC-X, with a 26 way header
> > superglued to board. There is a photo of it on the home page of this
> > group.
> > I've now received the first PCB's, and built a couple. There are
> > photos at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300001.JPG and
> > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300002.JPG. The TNC is largely
> > based on the TNC-X, but I've replaced the serial port with an i2c
> > connection, so more than one can be connected to the PI. The current
> > board has a mini-DIN radio connector, but I find mini-DIN plugs very
> > difficult to wire, and the connector is just too high to stack
> > properly, so the final version will probably have a DB9. I've written
> > a linux driver that takes the i2c data stream, and converts to a pty
> > that can be used with the normal linux ax.25 kissattach program. All
> > this seems to be working.
> > I've a couple of developments in the pipeline. One is to replace the
> > MX 614 modem, hopefully with a PIC based solution. Although the 614
> > works very well, it is relatively exensive, and only works at 1200
> > baud. I hope to be able to run at 300 for HF use. I've also bought a
> > couple of RFM22B modules. These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data
> > tranceivers - see
> > http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan
> > to do a version of the TNC using this module.
> > A version using the FX 489 modem for 9600 baud links is planned, nut I
> > haven't started work on that yet.
> > 73, John G8BPQ
> >
>


Re: It alive!

GG Higgs <gghiggs@...>
 

Don't feel too bad....I waited for 5 or 6 months before I got one, but the backlog may not be that bad now.

Gary, N5XED


On 9/21/2012 3:40 PM, Nigel wrote:
 

I've had mine for a couple  of months from RS.
E-mail them and ask for details.
They're normally a really good company.
 

On September 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM kd6oat wrote:
 

Just curious, who did you order from? I ordered mine from RS Online back in June and all I have to show is debit to my PayPal account.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM, brainerdd <dave@...> wrote:
 

My Raspberry PI arrived in today's mail. Hooked up a 5V;2A brick, a SDHC with Wheezy, and a USB to 2XPS2 with PS2 Keyboard and PS2 mouse. Once I actually connected the HDMI cable, worked as designed on my 23" monitor. Won't be able to play any more until Sunday. We are leaving for the Spokane Hamfest tomorrow.

Dave - WB6DHW
<http://wb6dhw.com>

 

 


 


Re: It alive!

 

I've had mine for a couple  of months from RS.
E-mail them and ask for details.
They're normally a really good company.
 

On September 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM kd6oat <kd6oat@...> wrote:
 

Just curious, who did you order from? I ordered mine from RS Online back in June and all I have to show is debit to my PayPal account.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM, brainerdd <dave@...> wrote:
 

My Raspberry PI arrived in today's mail. Hooked up a 5V;2A brick, a SDHC with Wheezy, and a USB to 2XPS2 with PS2 Keyboard and PS2 mouse. Once I actually connected the HDMI cable, worked as designed on my 23" monitor. Won't be able to play any more until Sunday. We are leaving for the Spokane Hamfest tomorrow.

Dave - WB6DHW
<http://wb6dhw.com>

 

 


 


Re: It alive!

K Adlam
 

Just curious, who did you order from? I ordered mine from RS Online back in June and all I have to show is debit to my PayPal account.


On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM, brainerdd <dave@...> wrote:
 

My Raspberry PI arrived in today's mail. Hooked up a 5V;2A brick, a SDHC with Wheezy, and a USB to 2XPS2 with PS2 Keyboard and PS2 mouse. Once I actually connected the HDMI cable, worked as designed on my 23" monitor. Won't be able to play any more until Sunday. We are leaving for the Spokane Hamfest tomorrow.

Dave - WB6DHW
<http://wb6dhw.com>



Re: PI TNC - progress report.

John G8BPQ
 

Pascal,

I'm discussing with the maker of the TNC-X the possibility of him making and selling the boards. If that doesn't come off, I'll at least make the PCB and software availabale, so you can build your own.

73, John

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, ve2hom Pascal <ve2hom@...> wrote:

Hi John,
This sound very cool, give us news about your project. Do you plan
to make these board available to sell ?

73 de Pascal
ve2hom

Le 20/09/12 16:27, John Wiseman a écrit :

Hi,
For those fairly new to the group, I have been working on a TNC for
use with the pI that is the same size as the pi and plugs into the
expansion header. The prototype was a TNC-X, with a 26 way header
superglued to board. There is a photo of it on the home page of this
group.
I've now received the first PCB's, and built a couple. There are
photos at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300001.JPG and
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300002.JPG. The TNC is largely
based on the TNC-X, but I've replaced the serial port with an i2c
connection, so more than one can be connected to the PI. The current
board has a mini-DIN radio connector, but I find mini-DIN plugs very
difficult to wire, and the connector is just too high to stack
properly, so the final version will probably have a DB9. I've written
a linux driver that takes the i2c data stream, and converts to a pty
that can be used with the normal linux ax.25 kissattach program. All
this seems to be working.
I've a couple of developments in the pipeline. One is to replace the
MX 614 modem, hopefully with a PIC based solution. Although the 614
works very well, it is relatively exensive, and only works at 1200
baud. I hope to be able to run at 300 for HF use. I've also bought a
couple of RFM22B modules. These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data
tranceivers - see
http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan
to do a version of the TNC using this module.
A version using the FX 489 modem for 9600 baud links is planned, nut I
haven't started work on that yet.
73, John G8BPQ


Re: PI TNC - progress report.

John G8BPQ
 

I wasn't really thinking of direct user access. More a well sited dual (or more) port node, with normal user acess port(s), and a link back to a base site, using directional antennas if necessary I'd expect a range of several miles - I've seen reports of these things being used in high altitude baloons, implying a line of sight range of several miles.with wire antennas.
 
73, John
 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of sierrapermaculture
Sent: 21 September 2012 01:11
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI TNC - progress report.

 

Just curious, but how could such low-power transceivers be of any practical use for packet? Wouldn't the RF footprint be so limited that hardly anyone in the neighborhood would be able to use it? Am I missing something here... or is the plan to use an amplifier for wider coverage?

Paul


--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@..., Bill Vodall wrote:

> > These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see
> > http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan to do
> > a version of the TNC using this module.
>
> How about the RFM12BP for a bit more punch?
>
> https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=157


Re: PI TNC - progress report.

John G8BPQ
 

Thanks, Bill.
 
I hadn't come across that one. I'll see if a board which could be fitted with either is possible.
 
73, John


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Bill Vodall
Sent: 20 September 2012 23:36
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] PI TNC - progress report.

 

> able to run at 300 for HF use. I've also bought a couple of RFM22B modules.
> These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see
> http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan to do
> a version of the TNC using this module.

How about the RFM12BP for a bit more punch?

https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=157

Cool projects -- looking forward to them being available...

73
Bill - WA7NWP


Re: PI TNC - progress report.

Siegfried Jackstien
 

Weather balloons (sondes) only transmit with 100mw (on 403 megs) ...
With a simple groundplane or a short yagi (6el only) I can decode them in a
distance of 200km .... so distance is not the problem ... it is LOCATION

If you find a high spot on a mountain or high building ... and have a bit of
antenna-gain ... go figure

Dg9bfc

Sigi

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Just curious, but how could such low-power transceivers be of any
practical use for packet? Wouldn't the RF footprint be so limited that
hardly anyone in the neighborhood would be able to use it? Am I missing
something here... or is the plan to use an amplifier for wider coverage?

Paul

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-
Ham_RADIO%40yahoogroups.com> , Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:

These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see
http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan
to do
a version of the TNC using this module.
How about the RFM12BP for a bit more punch?

https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=157



It alive!

Dave WB6DHW
 

My Raspberry PI arrived in today's mail. Hooked up a 5V;2A brick, a SDHC with Wheezy, and a USB to 2XPS2 with PS2 Keyboard and PS2 mouse. Once I actually connected the HDMI cable, worked as designed on my 23" monitor. Won't be able to play any more until Sunday. We are leaving for the Spokane Hamfest tomorrow.

Dave - WB6DHW
<http://wb6dhw.com>


Re: PI TNC - progress report.

 

Paul,

Look at what people are doing with Wi-Fi routers; if I'm not mistaken, those don't put out much more power and people can get ranges of up to 10 miles out of them with directional antennas.

Matthew Pitts
N8OHU

(Generic geek :-) )


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From: sierrapermaculture ;
To: ;
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: PI TNC - progress report.
Sent: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 12:10:34 AM

 

Just curious, but how could such low-power transceivers be of any practical use for packet? Wouldn't the RF footprint be so limited that hardly anyone in the neighborhood would be able to use it? Am I missing something here... or is the plan to use an amplifier for wider coverage?

Paul

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@..., Bill Vodall wrote:

> > These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see
> > http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan to do
> > a version of the TNC using this module.
>
> How about the RFM12BP for a bit more punch?
>
> https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=157


Re: PI TNC - progress report.

sierrapermaculture <paul@...>
 

Just curious, but how could such low-power transceivers be of any practical use for packet? Wouldn't the RF footprint be so limited that hardly anyone in the neighborhood would be able to use it? Am I missing something here... or is the plan to use an amplifier for wider coverage?

Paul

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, Bill Vodall <wa7nwp@...> wrote:

These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see
http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan to do
a version of the TNC using this module.
How about the RFM12BP for a bit more punch?

https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=157


Re: PI TNC - progress report.

 

able to run at 300 for HF use. I've also bought a couple of RFM22B modules.
These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see
http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan to do
a version of the TNC using this module.
How about the RFM12BP for a bit more punch?

https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=157

Cool projects -- looking forward to them being available...

73
Bill - WA7NWP


Re: PI TNC - progress report.

ve2hom Pascal <ve2hom@...>
 

Hi John,
    This sound very cool, give us news about your project.  Do you plan to make these board available to sell ?

73 de Pascal
ve2hom

Le 20/09/12 16:27, John Wiseman a écrit :
 

Hi,
 
For those fairly new to the group, I have been working on a TNC for use with the pI that is the same size as the pi and plugs into the expansion header. The prototype was a TNC-X, with a 26 way header superglued to board. There is a photo of it on the home page of this group.
 
I've now received the first PCB's, and built a couple. There are photos at  https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300001.JPG and https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300002.JPG. The TNC is largely based on the TNC-X, but I've replaced the serial port with an i2c connection, so more than one can be connected to the PI. The current board has a mini-DIN  radio connector, but I find mini-DIN plugs very difficult to wire, and the connector is just too high to stack properly, so the final version will probably have a DB9. I've written a linux driver that takes the i2c data stream, and converts to a pty that can be used with the normal linux ax.25 kissattach program. All this seems to be working.
 
I've a couple of developments in the pipeline. One is to replace the MX 614 modem, hopefully with a PIC based solution. Although the 614 works very well, it is relatively exensive, and only works at 1200 baud. I hope to be able to run at 300 for HF use. I've also bought a couple of RFM22B modules. These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan to do a version of the TNC using this module.
 
A version using the FX 489 modem for 9600 baud links is planned, nut I haven't started work on that yet.
 
73, John G8BPQ


PI TNC - progress report.

John G8BPQ
 

Hi,
 
For those fairly new to the group, I have been working on a TNC for use with the pI that is the same size as the pi and plugs into the expansion header. The prototype was a TNC-X, with a 26 way header superglued to board. There is a photo of it on the home page of this group.
 
I've now received the first PCB's, and built a couple. There are photos at  https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300001.JPG and https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31910649/S1300002.JPG. The TNC is largely based on the TNC-X, but I've replaced the serial port with an i2c connection, so more than one can be connected to the PI. The current board has a mini-DIN  radio connector, but I find mini-DIN plugs very difficult to wire, and the connector is just too high to stack properly, so the final version will probably have a DB9. I've written a linux driver that takes the i2c data stream, and converts to a pty that can be used with the normal linux ax.25 kissattach program. All this seems to be working.
 
I've a couple of developments in the pipeline. One is to replace the MX 614 modem, hopefully with a PIC based solution. Although the 614 works very well, it is relatively exensive, and only works at 1200 baud. I hope to be able to run at 300 for HF use. I've also bought a couple of RFM22B modules. These are tiny 100 mW 434MHz data tranceivers - see http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/General/RFM22B.pdf. I plan to do a version of the TNC using this module.
 
A version using the FX 489 modem for 9600 baud links is planned, nut I haven't started work on that yet.
 
73, John G8BPQ


wifo support

John G8BPQ
 

I found this on the pi site today. I haven't tried it, but am running a RTL8188 CUS based dongle, installed manually.
 

WiFi is now supported out of the box

If your WiFi driver is supported by the default linux tree, or is based on the popular RTL8188CUS chipset, then WiFi should work out of the box. Boot the image with the WiFi dongle plugged in (a powered hub is recommended). Run startx and select “WiFi Config”. You can scan for wireless networks and enter your wireless password and connect from the GUI. No need to install additional packages or scripts.

 
The post is mainly about performance improvements.
 
73, John G8BPQ

 


Re: Moderation Turned on

Silverfox
 

I CAN HELP MODERATE

73,

Alan – W6ARH

 

Mobokits http://mobokits.stormwarning.org/

UHFSDR Full Kit http://wb6dhw.com/For_Sale.html

 

 

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Vincent
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:19 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Moderation Turned on

 

 

On 9/20/2012 5:49 AM, Jerome K wrote:
> I have turned on Moderation for all member posts. No offense to anyone.
None taken.

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Vincent Tompkins
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