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Re: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO

Joe DeAngelo
 

Dave,
Thanks for asking.

Interestingly, I thought ALL the SD cards I purchased were Class 10. But now that you've asked, I took another look, and the only one I've successfully booted with this newer Rpi is a Class 6 !!

Just the opposite of what you experienced. With me its the slower card that boots. I'm not certain that this is the reason. And the older Rpi's I am running all boot fine with the Class 10's.

Curious. Now I'll have to run some more experiments.

Thanks!
Joe
AG6QO@AG6QO.#NCA.CA.USA.NOAM


Re: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO

Dave <david962@...>
 

Joe,
What class SD card did you use?
 
I had 2 class 4 SD cards that would not boot.
 
I bought class 10 SD cards and all of them boot just fine to Raspbian.
 
Dave, WØHE


Re: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO

Joe DeAngelo
 

The same (newer) Rpi boots and runs just fine (with the same supply) with the standard distro of Raspbian.
It's the F6BVP distro that is having the problem with the new boards.

The F6BVP distro boots and runs fine (with the same supply) on the older board. I've been successfully running  the FBB BBS on the older boards for nearly a year.


Really seems like a board/distro combination problem to me. Still trying to isolate it.

Joe


Re: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO

Joe DeAngelo
 

Thanks. I tried several SD cards including different brands. Same issue.

The newer board DOES boot with the standard distro of Raspbian, and the same power supply, so it's not a power supply issue.

It doesn't behave any differently with or without the ethernet connected, or with or without the TNCpi connected.
Boots with standard distro, doesn't boot with F6BVP distro. BUT, older boards boot just fine with the F6BVP distro, and I've been running a successful FBB BBS on the old boards for almost a year now.

So it seems SOMETHING about the BVP distribution is subtly different. I'm obsessed with finding out what it is! It's going to drive me insane!

Joe


New Product from NW Digital Radio

 

Dayton Hamvention

NW Digital Radio announced, today, immediate availability of the DV3000 AMBE card. 


There is a Hamvention special for $89.00, which will be honored for 1 month or until current inventory is exhausted (about 100, er make that 90 units).  You may purchase at http://nwdigitalradio.com/shop 

This is the same card that will be used in the UDRX-440 but may be used with the Raspberry Pi.

Jonathan Naylor has adapted DummyRepeater and several wav / AMBE conversion utilities, which will be in his next beta release (Monday or Tuesday).

SVN users can get the code now, but there is a minor change that will be necessary.


John D. Hays
K7VE
PO Box 1223, Edmonds, WA 98020-1223 
  


Re: Strange noises

Jack Smith
 

You’re welcome, Matthew.  That’s why we all get paid the big bucks!

 

73,

Jack KE4LWT

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:31 PM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Strange noises

 

 

that did it! thanks for the help

k1mda

Matthew Allred


On May 7, 2014, at 9:46 PM, Jack Smith <cyclingsoldier@...> wrote:

 

Is the antenna the one on the HT?  And is it in proximity to the TNC?  If so, that’s most likely your problem. Recommend a remote antenna with ferrite chokes on the feedline.  I’ve done that with mine and it fixed the problems.

 

73,

Jack KE4LWT

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of kilo1mda@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:57 PM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Strange noises

 

 

Hello,

I completed my build of the TNC-Pi and used a MFJ TNC interface cable for my VX-170 HT and the TNC. Xastir runs normal as far as i can tell as i am able to beacon my APRS HT and see the station on xastir and on aprs.fi so i know Xastir is gating properly. 

 

TX is another story. No problem transmitting my station info but the noise that is received on my APRS HT is not the standard sound i should heat and the HT cannot decipher the transmission.

 

Any ideas why the TX sound is different.

 

Thank you and 73,

Matt K1MDA


Re: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO

zsolt_tari@...
 


Yes, actually I have requested the developer of DIXPRS to make an update for DIXPRS with GPS capabilities.

However it would be really great if more people would request this feature on the DIXPRS forum:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dixprs

I have already the DIXPRS running on Raspberry PI connected with a USB GPS receiver powered by a 6000 mAh accu. It runs about 8 hours.

However the DIXPRS software is not yet ready.

root@raspberrypi:~# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1546:01a5 U-Blox AG
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]

Navilock NL-402U USB GPS / Galileo Receiver  (U-Block) is recognized by the linux kernel.

Actually I mentioned the developer to make it as a fully functional mobile iGate, as it is easy to add Nano Wifi stick in the Raspberry Pi and with a wifi tethering android mobile phone the mobile iGate would be ready.
At the beginning no need Smart Beaconing, normal periodic beacons would be enough to make the development easier.


73
Zsolt KI6UAV
SignalRaiders .com

 



---In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@..., <g4bbh@...> wrote :

Is there any command line APRS software for the RPi and TNC-Pi that simply handles APRS beaconing etc.  so that I can use the RPi simply as a mobile APRS source?    Running X and Xastir is overkill for my needs and just hogs resources.

Dick G4BBH



 


Re: Broadband-hamnet?

m1dns.gb3hb@...
 

Larry look here


Its a real good blog that will talk you through the download and setup 
of the image that is made available.

A.


Re: Broadband-hamnet?

mathison ott
 

Hsmm pi. This project will set you up to do mesh on the pi.

73 kj6dzb

On May 10, 2014 7:50 AM, "larrylb@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill

I have two Linksys routers running Broadband-hamnet
and you are right about being local one can't or should not expect
a low power 2.4 gig signal to go much more than a short distance
even then it must be line-of-sight.
I want to try a Ppi and a dongle I have with a yagi antenna, I used it when camping
or on the boat to hit local WIFI nodes worked very well.
Just curious to see if it will outperform the Linksys and their parabolic antennas.

again thanks 
Larry KB8EMD


Re: Strange noises

Matthew Allred
 

that did it! thanks for the help
k1mda

Matthew Allred

On May 7, 2014, at 9:46 PM, Jack Smith <cyclingsoldier@...> wrote:

 

Is the antenna the one on the HT?  And is it in proximity to the TNC?  If so, that’s most likely your problem. Recommend a remote antenna with ferrite chokes on the feedline.  I’ve done that with mine and it fixed the problems.

 

73,

Jack KE4LWT

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of kilo1mda@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:57 PM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Strange noises

 

 

Hello,

I completed my build of the TNC-Pi and used a MFJ TNC interface cable for my VX-170 HT and the TNC. Xastir runs normal as far as i can tell as i am able to beacon my APRS HT and see the station on xastir and on aprs.fi so i know Xastir is gating properly. 

 

TX is another story. No problem transmitting my station info but the noise that is received on my APRS HT is not the standard sound i should heat and the HT cannot decipher the transmission.

 

Any ideas why the TX sound is different.

 

Thank you and 73,

Matt K1MDA


Re: Broadband-hamnet?

Kerry McKenzie <kermck@...>
 

If you are looking for a cheap and very effective wifi link for ham net or similar i would segest taking a look at
Ubiquity equipment, as i use it for customers wanting long haul links over many kilometres.
see link below....oh and you will be very surprised at price under $80 US for most Nano stations

http://www.ubiquitishop.com.au/109_nanobridge_m2.products

regard Kerry VK4TUB


On 5/10/2014 11:45 PM, larrylb@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
 

Thanks Bill

I have two Linksys routers running Broadband-hamnet
and you are right about being local one can't or should not expect
a low power 2.4 gig signal to go much more than a short distance
even then it must be line-of-sight.
I want to try a Ppi and a dongle I have with a yagi antenna, I used it when camping
or on the boat to hit local WIFI nodes worked very well.
Just curious to see if it will outperform the Linksys and their parabolic antennas.

again thanks 
Larry KB8EMD


-- 


Kind Regards
Kerry McKenzie



Re: Broadband-hamnet?

larrylb@...
 

Thanks Bill
I have two Linksys routers running Broadband-hamnet
and you are right about being local one can't or should not expect
a low power 2.4 gig signal to go much more than a short distance
even then it must be line-of-sight.
I want to try a Ppi and a dongle I have with a yagi antenna, I used it when camping
or on the boat to hit local WIFI nodes worked very well.
Just curious to see if it will outperform the Linksys and their parabolic antennas.

again thanks 
Larry KB8EMD


Re: Raspberry-Pi and Broadband-hamnet

larrylb@...
 

I see that both post made it sorry for wasting bandwidth. Thanks James I'll checkout sites Larry ,


Re: Broadband-hamnet?

 


I saw a Rpi hooked to a WIFI dongle with a Yagi antenna running some kind of program as a MESH node.

Where can I get such a program?

I'm very new at all this.
Do you have some local friends or acquaintances working with
BBHN-MESH? That's the best way to get started.

You'll want at least two other mesh 'nodes' (RPI, Ubiquity or WRT54G)
to make it really play.

You'll also have to make sure you have the right WIFI dongle. Some
work - some are nothing but trouble.

The 'MESH' is great - but the expectations need to be realistic.
It's a very 'local' technology.

Here's the links:

BBHN home page: http://www.broadband-hamnet.org/

The PI-MESH info: https://github.com/urlgrey/hsmm-pi and
http://hsmmpi.wordpress.com/

What little support there is for the hsmmpi is on Google+..

Good luck!

73
Bill, WA7NWP


Re: What APRS for RPi TNC-Pi not needing X

Max
 

I don't think APRX can use a GPS. I just searched the manual and there is no mention of a GPS anywhere. I hope I'm wrong. I do use APRX as a digi / igate and it's great for that.

Max KG4PID

From: "Sebastian Kruk sp3tlu@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Sent: Friday, May 9, 2014 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] What APRS for RPi TNC-Pi not needing X

 
Vy 73!  SP3TLU


2014-05-05 11:50 GMT+02:00 <g4bbh@...>:

 
Is there any command line APRS software for the RPi and TNC-Pi that simply handles APRS beaconing etc.  so that I can use the RPi simply as a mobile APRS source?    Running X and Xastir is overkill for my needs and just hogs resources.
Dick G4BBH






Re: Raspberry-Pi and Broadband-hamnet

James French
 

Here's the link to the github download site for the hsmm-pi setup:

https://github.com/urlgrey/hsmm-pi

Here is the link where it was initially talked about on the HSMM-Mesh site:
http://www.broadband-hamnet.org/hsmm-mesh-forums/view-postlist/forum-2-hardware/topic-281-raspberry-pigumstix.html

Have had mine set up for a while now.

James W8ISS
Lincoln Park, MI
EN82jg


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 7:49 AM, <larrylb@...> wrote:
 

Somewhere I read how to use a RPI and a wifi dongle to run Broadband-hamnet

since I'm unable to relocate the source does anyone here have a program that 

would work?

I would like to get on our local Mesh network using something other than the Linksys routers.

I have two routers, but using my PI would make me very happy and show others there is an alternative to Linksys.




Re: What APRS for RPi TNC-Pi not needing X

Sebastian Kruk
 

Vy 73!  SP3TLU


2014-05-05 11:50 GMT+02:00 <g4bbh@...>:

 

Is there any command line APRS software for the RPi and TNC-Pi that simply handles APRS beaconing etc.  so that I can use the RPi simply as a mobile APRS source?    Running X and Xastir is overkill for my needs and just hogs resources.

Dick G4BBH





Broadband-hamnet?

larrylb@...
 

I tried to ask this earlier but it didn't seem to get posted.

I saw a Rpi hooked to a WIFI dongle with a Yagi antenna running some kind of 

program as a MESH node.

Where can I get such a program?

I'm very new at all this.

Thanks

Larry KB8EMD


Raspberry-Pi and Broadband-hamnet

larrylb@...
 

Somewhere I read how to use a RPI and a wifi dongle to run Broadband-hamnet

since I'm unable to relocate the source does anyone here have a program that 

would work?

I would like to get on our local Mesh network using something other than the Linksys routers.

I have two routers, but using my PI would make me very happy and show others there is an alternative to Linksys.



Re: Strange noises

 

I’ve had an issue with the modem sounding intermittently high-pitched at which point the receiving station couldn’t decode the packet.  This happened when the 10watt radio was transmitting into a portable antenna in the room.  When the transmitter was switched to low power the weird behavior went away.  Eventually we got an outside antenna put up and the problem hasn’t returned.  

Tadd Torborg



On May 7, 2014, at 7:07 PM, Simon Thompson <simonthompson67@...> wrote:

You might need to use wide FM rather than normal FM.

On May 7, 2014, at 12:57 PM, <kilo1mda@...> <kilo1mda@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

I completed my build of the TNC-Pi and used a MFJ TNC interface cable for my VX-170 HT and the TNC. Xastir runs normal as far as i can tell as i am able to beacon my APRS HT and see the station on xastir and on aprs.fi so i know Xastir is gating properly. 


TX is another story. No problem transmitting my station info but the noise that is received on my APRS HT is not the standard sound i should heat and the HT cannot decipher the transmission.


Any ideas why the TX sound is different.


Thank you and 73,

Matt K1MDA





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