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g2_ircddb software for RPi

Thomas Early
 

I support a git repository for Scott KI4LKF's g2_ircddb software. I originally received the code from Ken N1DOT and have repackaged it into an easy-to-install git software repository that uses "make" to compile and install the services necessary to run a g2_ircddb gateway.


The g2_ircddb is a light-weight alternative to Jonathan G4KLX's ircDDBGateway software. g2_ircddb has no graphical user interface and runs as three LINUX services. It is ideally suited to run in a "headless" environment and is extremely stable. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of Jonathan's ircddbgateway (like voice timeservers) and is more like a traditional DStar gateway (e.g., you have to unlink before you can link to a different reflector or gateway).


This repository has been tuned to install g2_ircddb on a Raspbian (Debian Wheezy) distribution for a Raspberry Pi or a Debian for a BeagleBone Black. For the BBB, I recommend the Debian image on armhf.com, but it will also work on the new Debian image from BeagleBone.org. 


An RPi or BBB DStar hotspot is easy to set up using this git repository and supports both the DVAP dongle or the DVRPTR_V1 GMSK modem. The repository includes "HX" and "RX" URCALL scripts to either halt or reboot your computer from your radio. You can also build scripts to do many other tasks.


I have included a script to download the latest gateway list from Ramesh VA3UV, filter out all gateways except REF***, XRF*** and DCS*** reflector and at the same time, move XRF reflectors from port 30001 to 20001. This allows connecting to X-reflectors without using port-forwarding rules on you local network. (Of course you can use the VA3UV data as is, if you want. You can also add back in a few select gateways back into the filtered list.)


The repository is at http://github.com/ac2ie/g2_ircddb, The README.md file will get you started and the BUILDING and CONFIGURING files discuss all the details of compiling, configuring and installing g2_ircddb.


73,


Tom AC2IE



Asterisk and repeater controlling?

James French
 

Hello all.

I hope everyone has had good conditions for Field Day this year. No showers
or lightning until after 5pm Sunday :)

I have gotten the asterisk-pi distro working good with three softphones software
on three separate puter here. Now working on getting two each spa1001 and
spa2101 analog telephone adapters working via mesh nodes. That is going to be
on going project there :)

I have heard and read some literature that says you can use Asterisk to control
and link repeaters together. The only stuff I have found so far is about the All-star
network and thelinkbox projects. Will starting to delve deeper after Field Day on this.
the information I am finding on those two projects seems to be 'dated'

I did run across a search link that referred to this group in reference for getting a Pi
going for just that.

Has anyone done this from this group gone and done this, either with a Pi or a
regular desktop that could help me out? Not really looking to do IRLP or Echolink
as there are plenty of repeaters that do those currently. Just looking at interfacing
Asterisk to a repeater to control and link the system together.

James W8ISS


Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

 

apt-get install gpsd gpsd-clients


Re: Digest Number 524

jesse Alexander <wb2ifs@...>
 


On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 6:49 AM, jesse Alexander <wb2ifs@...> wrote:
GPSD works fine on Linux! I've hacked the gpsd.php file to show grid squares but that's it. Your welcome to download it from https://github.com/wb2ifs/emergency_cloud_server

73 de wb2ifs/3
-Jesse


On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 3:47 AM, <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

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GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:42 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Douglas N. Baker" kfourcle

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

1b

Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:13 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"max wheatley" max_wheatley

The NMEA data just streams as ASCII text, so you should be able to "see"
it in a terminal session

For serial number I guess you need to send the GPS a command also simple
ASCII.... I have no idea what...

I guess the NMEA command set is defined some where on the www ...

Max

On 20/06/2014 06:15, 'Douglas N. Baker' kfourcle@...
[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
> 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
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Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:41 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

kfourcle

Hi Max, Yes, I can see the ASCII strings on my Pi using Minicom. So I know the NMEA data sentences are there. I just need a linux program to parse the data and put it into a human readable display, something like VisualGPS which works for that horrible OS known as Windows! Thanks, Doug, k4cle
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Re: Digest Number 524

jesse Alexander <wb2ifs@...>
 

GPSD works fine on Linux! I've hacked the gpsd.php file to show grid squares but that's it. Your welcome to download it from https://github.com/wb2ifs/emergency_cloud_server

73 de wb2ifs/3
-Jesse


On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 3:47 AM, <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:

3 Messages

Digest #524

Messages

1a

GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:42 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Douglas N. Baker" kfourcle

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

1b

Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:13 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"max wheatley" max_wheatley

The NMEA data just streams as ASCII text, so you should be able to "see"
it in a terminal session

For serial number I guess you need to send the GPS a command also simple
ASCII.... I have no idea what...

I guess the NMEA command set is defined some where on the www ...

Max

On 20/06/2014 06:15, 'Douglas N. Baker' kfourcle@...
[Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
> 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
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Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:41 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

kfourcle

Hi Max, Yes, I can see the ASCII strings on my Pi using Minicom. So I know the NMEA data sentences are there. I just need a linux program to parse the data and put it into a human readable display, something like VisualGPS which works for that horrible OS known as Windows! Thanks, Doug, k4cle
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Jesse Alexander, WB2IFS/3
Prince George's County ARES/RACES
http://www.pgares.org/
@pgcares
wb2ifs@...
Cell:201-247-0831


Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

 

I am using the code found here for a little project at the moment :-

http://www.deanandara.com/Argonaut/Sensors/Gps/nmeagram.py

Andy
G4XYW



On 20 June 2014 07:55, Stephen Farthing squirrox@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

Doug,

Google is your friend here. From a search I found this article which is a good start :-


You may have to write some code in Python to get exactly what you want. One of the issues is that there is no common way to put every GPS into NMEA mode. I have some Motorola ones and an some Trimble ones and they all require a different string to be sent to the GPS to put it into NMEA mode. Both have various proprietary modes as well as NMEA. 

Hope this helps,


Steve G0XAR




Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Stephen Farthing <squirrox@...>
 

Doug,

Google is your friend here. From a search I found this article which is a good start :-


You may have to write some code in Python to get exactly what you want. One of the issues is that there is no common way to put every GPS into NMEA mode. I have some Motorola ones and an some Trimble ones and they all require a different string to be sent to the GPS to put it into NMEA mode. Both have various proprietary modes as well as NMEA. 

Hope this helps,


Steve G0XAR



Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

James French
 

Have you checked out gpsd yet?

I know it gives the base level of outputs but as for S/N,
I didn't notice that.

Nice thing about gpsd is that it can be accessed by
any other program via TCP. Looking at using it to
provide a basic ntp server for me for when I do not
have Internet access to keep times up to date for
meteor scatter and FSK144/JT usage.

James W8ISS


On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM, 'Douglas N. Baker' kfourcle@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...> wrote:
 

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



Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

Doug Baker
 

Hi Max, Yes, I can see the ASCII strings on my Pi using Minicom. So I know the NMEA data sentences are there. I just need a linux program to parse the data and put it into a human readable display, something like VisualGPS which works for that horrible OS known as Windows! Thanks, Doug, k4cle


Re: GPS NMEA monitor software for the Pi

max wheatley <max@...>
 

The NMEA data just streams as ASCII text, so you should be able to "see" it in a terminal session

For serial number I guess you need to send the GPS a command also simple ASCII.... I have no idea what...

I guess the NMEA command set is defined some where on the www ...


Max

On 20/06/2014 06:15, 'Douglas N. Baker' kfourcle@yahoo.com [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
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


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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



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