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GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Doug Baker
 

Hello All,
Anyone in the group know of a good GPS receiver software program for monitoring the NMEA data sent by a GPS receiver? I have looked on the net and found some Linux programs that display the position on maps but I have not found anything that will just a simple display of the basic S/N levels, lat/long, etc. Had thought this should be simple but I haven't found any such so far. Thanks...
Doug, k4cle


Xastir no offline maps

actonrf@...
 

After a bit a of a struggle  I got APRS working using a USB sound card direwolf, soundmoden and xastir. I have a few questions?
1. how do I find, download and install  maps for xastir for offline use.

2. how to I get ax25  soundmodem, configured in MKiss mode to work remotely as a server so I can use it  like  dirworlf as an agw server for windows PC apps like UISS or APRIS32?

3. what ax25 programing resources out there? Eventually I want to use the Pi as a High altitude balloon flight computer and tracker. I just want get used programming the Pi (python and C++) by  a program to listen for aprs packets  then put the data in a spread sheet. comma-separated values. I wan tdrive around with the pi for grins to survey what it can pick up.



Re: TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

Clay Jackson <n7qnm-lists@...>
 

Turns out it was VERY good advice and the source of the problem.  For a “temporary fix”; I moved the Pi/TNC-Pi stack away from the radio and antenna feed, AND put a big wrap around choke on the line from the TNC to the radio.  Been in Digi mode for over 36 hours now with NO issues.

 

A permanent fix will be a smaller choke and a metal case – trip planned to Radio Shack later today,

 

Thanks!

 

Clay

N7QNM

   

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:08 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: RE: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

 

 

Actually, that’s some good advice; and would explain some of the “oddness” I’ve been seeing (like having it behave normally if I’m touching the case).   Now all I need to do is find the RF chokes I have; and also maybe look at a metal case J

 

Clay

N7QNM


 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:18 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

 

 


> Any suggestions on where to look would be appreciated!

You have given nothing useful for anyone to form conclusions on.
http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#beprecise

Apart from the above, if everything works on RX my next step would be to
rule out RF getting into the PSU/Pi.


Re: New Product Announcement: TNC-Black, a version of TNC-Pi for the Beaglebone Black

Joseph Leitsch
 

I've been using an IC-208H on 440MHZ at 9600 Baud for 3 years now as a RMS Packet Gateway.

It has worked flawlessly using a Kantronics 9612 TNC into the 6 pin data jack.


73, Joe K4DMU


Dire Wolf 1.0 now available.

 

Dire Wolf is a software "soundcard" modem/TNC and APRS encoder/decoder.   It can be used stand-alone to receive APRS messages, as a digipeater, APRStt gateway, or Internet Gateway (IGate).    It can also be used as a virtual TNC for other applications such as APRSIS32UI-View32XastirAPRS-TWYAACUISSLinux AX25SARTrack, and many others.


It runs on Windows and Linux systems including the Raspberry Pi.


New features in version 1.0 include 9600 baud operation and new interfaces for operation with software defined radios (SDR) such as gqrx or rtl_fm. 


More details: http://home.comcast.net/~wb2osz/Version%201.0/Raspberry-Pi-APRS.pdf


Re: TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

Clay Jackson <n7qnm-lists@...>
 

Actually, that’s some good advice; and would explain some of the “oddness” I’ve been seeing (like having it behave normally if I’m touching the case).   Now all I need to do is find the RF chokes I have; and also maybe look at a metal case J

 

Clay

N7QNM

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:18 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

 

 


> Any suggestions on where to look would be appreciated!

You have given nothing useful for anyone to form conclusions on.
http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#beprecise

Apart from the above, if everything works on RX my next step would be to
rule out RF getting into the PSU/Pi.


Re: New Product Announcement: TNC-Black, a version of TNC-Pi for the Beaglebone Black

k2dms@...
 

The Icom IC-208H has a mini-DIN connector on the back for data, and one of the pins is marked for 9600, although I've never used it.


Re: TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

g4sra
 

Any suggestions on where to look would be appreciated!
You have given nothing useful for anyone to form conclusions on.
http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#beprecise

Apart from the above, if everything works on RX my next step would be to
rule out RF getting into the PSU/Pi.


Re: New Product Announcement: TNC-Black, a version of TNC-Pi for the Beaglebone Black

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

The DR-1200 did it well.  My first mobile


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:47 AM, Tadd Torborg tadd@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Alinco mobile radios are supposed to do 9600. 

I hope to use surplus kenwood tk860 UHF radios

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 10, 2014, at 7:38 PM, "Ronny Julian k4rjjradio@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

John do you have a rough idea on price?  I would have to wait for bult boards.  Will they also throttle down if needed to 1200?  I have two GE Rangr UHF radios that are almost ready for these.   One going in a high spot locally and one going in my Van.

Sounds great!
Ronny
K4RJJ


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM, John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

The 9600 baud boards are for the Raspberry Pi.   If there is sufficient interest/demand, it would not be hard to produce a version for the BBB.

John W2FS

   

On Jun 10, 2014 12:43 PM, "Tadd Torborg tadd@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Are they for rpi?  Or bbblack?

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 8, 2014, at 5:48 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

The prototypes of the 9600 baud are out for beta testing right now!

John W2FS


On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Very nice John. Any more thinking about a 9600 baud TNC product?

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2014 10:29 AM, John Hansen coastalchip@...

[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
>
>
> Please pardon this being slightly off topic, but a number of members of
> this group have written me to ask if there would be a version of the
> TNC-Pi available for the Beaglebone Black. While the BBB is slightly
> more expensive than the Pi it has a somewhat more powerful processor,
> better graphics and much more I/O (including multiple serial ports).
>
> There is a now a TNC "cape" for this computer available. You can find
> full information at www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm
> <http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm>

>
> John Hansen W2FS
> Coastal ChipWorks





Re: New Product Announcement: TNC-Black, a version of TNC-Pi for the Beaglebone Black

 

Alinco mobile radios are supposed to do 9600. 

I hope to use surplus kenwood tk860 UHF radios

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 10, 2014, at 7:38 PM, "Ronny Julian k4rjjradio@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

John do you have a rough idea on price?  I would have to wait for bult boards.  Will they also throttle down if needed to 1200?  I have two GE Rangr UHF radios that are almost ready for these.   One going in a high spot locally and one going in my Van.

Sounds great!
Ronny
K4RJJ


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM, John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

The 9600 baud boards are for the Raspberry Pi.   If there is sufficient interest/demand, it would not be hard to produce a version for the BBB.

John W2FS

   

On Jun 10, 2014 12:43 PM, "Tadd Torborg tadd@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Are they for rpi?  Or bbblack?

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 8, 2014, at 5:48 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

The prototypes of the 9600 baud are out for beta testing right now!

John W2FS


On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Very nice John. Any more thinking about a 9600 baud TNC product?

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2014 10:29 AM, John Hansen coastalchip@...

[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
>
>
> Please pardon this being slightly off topic, but a number of members of
> this group have written me to ask if there would be a version of the
> TNC-Pi available for the Beaglebone Black. While the BBB is slightly
> more expensive than the Pi it has a somewhat more powerful processor,
> better graphics and much more I/O (including multiple serial ports).
>
> There is a now a TNC "cape" for this computer available. You can find
> full information at www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm
> <http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm>

>
> John Hansen W2FS
> Coastal ChipWorks




Re: TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

Clay Jackson <n7qnm-lists@...>
 

Followup to my own post – tried rebuilding APRX, no joy there.  So, off to troubleshot the TNC-Pi and see what might be going on there.

 

Any suggestions on where to look would be appreciated!

 

Clay

N7QNM

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:25 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] TNC-Pi Stuck Xmit

 

 

Good morning!

 

I have a TNC-Pi running APRX and acting as an RX-Only iGate (PROSSR)    I had it working about a month ago as a Fill-In Digi+iGate; and took the digi down when a higher/better site came online.  Since then, that site has gone offline; and so last nite, I tried to restart my system as a digi.

 

I changed the config file; did apt-get update,  apt-get upgrade all and a reboot.    The first time the it tried to transmit; it “hung” key down until I pulled the power.      I tried a few more times, and no config changes seemed to help.  I did discover that a “service stop aprx” would release the PTT, but only after about 10 seconds.

 

Later today, I’m going to try rebuilding APRX in case something got messed up in the updates; but was wondering if anyone else has seen this, or has any other suggestions (I’m running as just an iGate right now).

 

Thanks!

 

Clay

N7QNM



Re: New Product Announcement: TNC-Black, a version of TNC-Pi for the Beaglebone Black

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

John do you have a rough idea on price?  I would have to wait for bult boards.  Will they also throttle down if needed to 1200?  I have two GE Rangr UHF radios that are almost ready for these.   One going in a high spot locally and one going in my Van.

Sounds great!
Ronny
K4RJJ


On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM, John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

The 9600 baud boards are for the Raspberry Pi.   If there is sufficient interest/demand, it would not be hard to produce a version for the BBB.

John W2FS

   

On Jun 10, 2014 12:43 PM, "Tadd Torborg tadd@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Are they for rpi?  Or bbblack?

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 8, 2014, at 5:48 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

The prototypes of the 9600 baud are out for beta testing right now!

John W2FS


On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Very nice John. Any more thinking about a 9600 baud TNC product?

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2014 10:29 AM, John Hansen coastalchip@...

[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
>
>
> Please pardon this being slightly off topic, but a number of members of
> this group have written me to ask if there would be a version of the
> TNC-Pi available for the Beaglebone Black. While the BBB is slightly
> more expensive than the Pi it has a somewhat more powerful processor,
> better graphics and much more I/O (including multiple serial ports).
>
> There is a now a TNC "cape" for this computer available. You can find
> full information at www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm
> <http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm>

>
> John Hansen W2FS
> Coastal ChipWorks




Re: TNC-Pi @ 9600

Jerome Kutche
 

I do not know. Good question. I think the alinco line has some. A better option is a commercial  rig.  I forget the make. But I will find out. 73

On Jun 10, 2014 7:24 PM, "Bill Vodall wa7nwp@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

> I have an older ICOM 38a 220 rig already modded runs on a kpc9612.
> And a tekk data radio for 440 running on a pk-96 want both radios on pi's.

Both are good solutions - but what if you had to get a radio today?
What options are there?


Re: TNC-Pi @ 9600

 

I have an older ICOM 38a 220 rig already modded runs on a kpc9612.
And a tekk data radio for 440 running on a pk-96 want both radios on pi's.
Both are good solutions - but what if you had to get a radio today?
What options are there?


Ohio Linux Fest

kb3svj ymail
 

Hello ALL:

I just wanted to share this link regarding a Linux Fest Oct. 24-26 2014.

"The twelfth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held October 24-26, 2014, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software." http://www.ohiolinux.org/


In addition if anbody is so inclined, the organizers are open for people to give presentations. I'm thinking such a presentation by utilizing the R Pi and other Linux stuff would bea good way to promote amateur radio. See this link for details. http://www.ohiolinux.org/CFP

73
John KB3SVJ


Re: TNC-Pi @ 9600

Jerome Kutche
 

I have an older ICOM 38a 220 rig already modded
runs on a kpc9612.
And a tekk data radio for 440 running on a pk-96 want both radios on pi's.
.73

On Jun 10, 2014 7:13 PM, "Bill Vodall wa7nwp@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

>
> Am also looking to buy two 9600 TNCs

What are you planning to use for radios?

Bill


Re: TNC-Pi @ 9600

 


Am also looking to buy two 9600 TNCs
What are you planning to use for radios?

Bill


TNC-Pi @ 9600

 

Ditto.  Am also looking to buy two 9600 TNCs
Tadd/ka2dew.   

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 10, 2014, at 6:24 PM, "Jerry Kutche n9lya4@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

I want two for pi when available
  Jerry n9lya
Once you know p and d deliver info to n9lya @ uronode.n9lya.ampr.org ;)

On Jun 10, 2014 4:49 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

The 9600 baud boards are for the Raspberry Pi.   If there is sufficient interest/demand, it would not be hard to produce a version for the BBB.

John W2FS

   

On Jun 10, 2014 12:43 PM, "Tadd Torborg tadd@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Are they for rpi?  Or bbblack?

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 8, 2014, at 5:48 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

The prototypes of the 9600 baud are out for beta testing right now!

John W2FS


On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Very nice John. Any more thinking about a 9600 baud TNC product?

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2014 10:29 AM, John Hansen coastalchip@...

[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
>
>
> Please pardon this being slightly off topic, but a number of members of
> this group have written me to ask if there would be a version of the
> TNC-Pi available for the Beaglebone Black. While the BBB is slightly
> more expensive than the Pi it has a somewhat more powerful processor,
> better graphics and much more I/O (including multiple serial ports).
>
> There is a now a TNC "cape" for this computer available. You can find
> full information at www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm
> <http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm>

>
> John Hansen W2FS
> Coastal ChipWorks



Re: New Product Announcement: TNC-Black, a version of TNC-Pi for the Beaglebone Black

Jerome Kutche
 

I want two for pi when available
  Jerry n9lya
Once you know p and d deliver info to n9lya @ uronode.n9lya.ampr.org ;)

On Jun 10, 2014 4:49 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

The 9600 baud boards are for the Raspberry Pi.   If there is sufficient interest/demand, it would not be hard to produce a version for the BBB.

John W2FS

   

On Jun 10, 2014 12:43 PM, "Tadd Torborg tadd@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Are they for rpi?  Or bbblack?

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 8, 2014, at 5:48 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

The prototypes of the 9600 baud are out for beta testing right now!

John W2FS


On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Very nice John. Any more thinking about a 9600 baud TNC product?

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2014 10:29 AM, John Hansen coastalchip@...

[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
>
>
> Please pardon this being slightly off topic, but a number of members of
> this group have written me to ask if there would be a version of the
> TNC-Pi available for the Beaglebone Black. While the BBB is slightly
> more expensive than the Pi it has a somewhat more powerful processor,
> better graphics and much more I/O (including multiple serial ports).
>
> There is a now a TNC "cape" for this computer available. You can find
> full information at www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm
> <http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm>

>
> John Hansen W2FS
> Coastal ChipWorks



Re: New Product Announcement: TNC-Black, a version of TNC-Pi for the Beaglebone Black

John
 

The 9600 baud boards are for the Raspberry Pi.   If there is sufficient interest/demand, it would not be hard to produce a version for the BBB.

John W2FS

   

On Jun 10, 2014 12:43 PM, "Tadd Torborg tadd@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Are they for rpi?  Or bbblack?

Sent from my abacus

On Jun 8, 2014, at 5:48 PM, "John Hansen coastalchip@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO]" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

 

The prototypes of the 9600 baud are out for beta testing right now!

John W2FS


On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM, Tim McDonough N9PUZ tim.n9puz@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Very nice John. Any more thinking about a 9600 baud TNC product?

Tim N9PUZ

On 6/8/2014 10:29 AM, John Hansen coastalchip@...

[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
>
>
> Please pardon this being slightly off topic, but a number of members of
> this group have written me to ask if there would be a version of the
> TNC-Pi available for the Beaglebone Black. While the BBB is slightly
> more expensive than the Pi it has a somewhat more powerful processor,
> better graphics and much more I/O (including multiple serial ports).
>
> There is a now a TNC "cape" for this computer available. You can find
> full information at www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm
> <http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCBlack.htm>

>
> John Hansen W2FS
> Coastal ChipWorks


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