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Re: USB audio on RPi

Ray Wells
 

Hi All,

I'm not convinced that the power supply is the only problem.

I run a RPi as an APRS gateway using a wifi link to my LAN. The RPi runs from a 7 port powered hub with a 2.1A supply. The supply is verified clean and stable with digital voltmeter and an oscilloscope. Feeding the hub is the RPi USB (in addition to its power suppy cable) and hanging from the hub is a four port USB/RS232 adapter for my TNC's (currently 2 but soon to be 3) and the wifi dongle.

My RPi (I've tried both of the two I own) will run for up to 10 days before crashing and sometimes much less. I've been through the process of trying different power supplies and different supply arrangements - 1 supply or 2 supplies. I've even used 12v to 5v adapters to run the RPi from battery backup to eliminate mains spike issues.

My "crash" is really a loss of the wifi link which appears to be up (green light on) but there is no activity. I now believe this is caused by USB failure and not complete failure of the RPi. I was running a cron job every 15 minutes to ping my router and write the results to a log. Even when the wifi link was lost  the RPi kept writing to the log file and reporting failed attempts.

The salient point I observed from system logs was that, every time, prior to the wifi failure, the ethernet port had fallen over. I don't use ethernet but it remains available and configured.

USB and Ethernet are controlled by the SAME chip.

After lots of Googling I stumbled across a script that checks some /sys files every minute from a cron job and, depending on the script output takes action to restore the chip to working once again. I have had the script invoked for 4 days now and so far the script log has not reported a failure, but, being that the RPi has been able to go for 10 days without failure, I can't yet be sure if I've found the solution to my wifi failure.

FWIW, take a look here ...
https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/151

Ray,
vk2tv

On 20/01/13 06:44, (KP4TR)Ramon Gonzalez wrote:
 

You should use an external powered USB hub with a power supply rated at least 2 amps. I have done extensive tests and determined (in my situation) that even a 1 amp USB hub is not enough. I lose my USB after 1-2 hours of use, which includes the Ethernet module. By using one like the Belkin powered USB hub or the DLINK hub my Pi is very stable. A cheap powered USB hub I had didn't work well, but I replaced the cheap power supply with one from a Magellan GPS rated at 2 amps 5V and it solved my problem with stability as well.

I know that in many forums they say it is not recommended to power the Pi using a USB powered hub, but I have gone against this thinking and has worked very well for me. My setup is an IRLP node with changes recently released by VE7LTD (Dave Cameron) at http://www.irlp.net/pi and has a wired IRLP board powered by the Pi itself. Also in the mix is a USB soundcard and an Edimax wireless USB adapter.

Avoid cheap powered USB hubs. Their power supplies are bad and may not deliver enough current to keep the Pi stable.


On 1/19/2013 4:20 AM, Kristoff Bonne wrote:
 

Hi,

As has been discussed and published a number of times on the net, there
seams to be a pretty serious problem with USB on the RPi, which has its
effects on using an USB audio-dongle on it.
From what I have found, it seams to be related to using a USB 1.1
device on the (USB 2.0) HUB of the Pi.

This has been my experience sofar:
- When I just plug in a USB audiofob on the RPi, I seams to be loseing
audio-frames during audio-capturing. The number of frames dropped per
second does differ quite a lot per device. On some devices (like a USB
headset), I only have 17 to 18 audio-frames of 40 ms per second (instead
of 25).

- One trick seams to be to boot the Pi with the option set to limit the
USB speed to USB 1.1).

However, this seams to have a number of issues:
- in some cases, USB does not work anymore. E.g. my USB keyboard does
not work anymore.
- I had rapports of people where there are problems with the video
- When I use this trick and have 2 audio-devices active (both running at
48 Kbps full-duplex) at the same time, I have problems that the devices
says it does not have sufficient bandwidth for both sessions.
I find this a bit odd as USB 1.1 is -as far as I know- 12 Mbps and even
if you take the worse-case senario (2 * full-duplex stereo, 48 Khz
sampling, 16 bits/sample), I only have 3 Mbps / second

I use my RPi for developing the the c2_gmsk modem (codec2-based GMSK
modem for VHF and UHF), so I do need two audio-connections (one for the
headset for the user and one for the GMSK modem connection to the radio).

What is the experience of people on this group about this?

Some question:
- is there somebody who has a revision 2.0 version of the RPi. Does it
also have this USB issue?

- Has somebody ever tried this with a USB 2.0 audio-device? As far as I
read, the problem with the USB-bus is related to using a USB 1.1 device
on the USB 2.0 bus. So does using a USB 2.0 device help?

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF




Re: USB audio on RPi

(KP4TR)Ramon Gonzalez <kp4tr.ramon@...>
 

You should use an external powered USB hub with a power supply rated at least 2 amps. I have done extensive tests and determined (in my situation) that even a 1 amp USB hub is not enough. I lose my USB after 1-2 hours of use, which includes the Ethernet module. By using one like the Belkin powered USB hub or the DLINK hub my Pi is very stable. A cheap powered USB hub I had didn't work well, but I replaced the cheap power supply with one from a Magellan GPS rated at 2 amps 5V and it solved my problem with stability as well.

I know that in many forums they say it is not recommended to power the Pi using a USB powered hub, but I have gone against this thinking and has worked very well for me. My setup is an IRLP node with changes recently released by VE7LTD (Dave Cameron) at http://www.irlp.net/pi and has a wired IRLP board powered by the Pi itself. Also in the mix is a USB soundcard and an Edimax wireless USB adapter.

Avoid cheap powered USB hubs. Their power supplies are bad and may not deliver enough current to keep the Pi stable.


On 1/19/2013 4:20 AM, Kristoff Bonne wrote:
 

Hi,

As has been discussed and published a number of times on the net, there
seams to be a pretty serious problem with USB on the RPi, which has its
effects on using an USB audio-dongle on it.
From what I have found, it seams to be related to using a USB 1.1
device on the (USB 2.0) HUB of the Pi.

This has been my experience sofar:
- When I just plug in a USB audiofob on the RPi, I seams to be loseing
audio-frames during audio-capturing. The number of frames dropped per
second does differ quite a lot per device. On some devices (like a USB
headset), I only have 17 to 18 audio-frames of 40 ms per second (instead
of 25).

- One trick seams to be to boot the Pi with the option set to limit the
USB speed to USB 1.1).

However, this seams to have a number of issues:
- in some cases, USB does not work anymore. E.g. my USB keyboard does
not work anymore.
- I had rapports of people where there are problems with the video
- When I use this trick and have 2 audio-devices active (both running at
48 Kbps full-duplex) at the same time, I have problems that the devices
says it does not have sufficient bandwidth for both sessions.
I find this a bit odd as USB 1.1 is -as far as I know- 12 Mbps and even
if you take the worse-case senario (2 * full-duplex stereo, 48 Khz
sampling, 16 bits/sample), I only have 3 Mbps / second

I use my RPi for developing the the c2_gmsk modem (codec2-based GMSK
modem for VHF and UHF), so I do need two audio-connections (one for the
headset for the user and one for the GMSK modem connection to the radio).

What is the experience of people on this group about this?

Some question:
- is there somebody who has a revision 2.0 version of the RPi. Does it
also have this USB issue?

- Has somebody ever tried this with a USB 2.0 audio-device? As far as I
read, the problem with the USB-bus is related to using a USB 1.1 device
on the USB 2.0 bus. So does using a USB 2.0 device help?

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF



Re: USB audio on RPi

Robert Nickels <w9ran@...>
 

On 1/19/2013 3:20 AM, Kristoff Bonne wrote:
From what I have found, it seams to be related to using a USB 1.1 device on the (USB 2.0) HUB of the Pi.
Could be. All I can add is that I've had no problem when pulling 2 million samples per second from a DVB-T dongle on the Pi, so it's capable of handling pretty high speed USB 2.0 data from that device, at least.

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: USB audio on RPi

Alan Melia
 

Could this be the same problem as surfaced with the original Funcube SDR receiver software. Here I believe dropped frames were due to drift between the two clocks (PC and USB "unit") Details may be found describing the symptoms and solution on the Funcube Yahoo Group.

Alan
G3NYK

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael O'Bannon" <mob@mindspring.com>
To: <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2013 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] USB audio on RPi



Kristoff,

I've experimented with audio and fldigi on two original RPi's, but I
don't have a rev 2 to help answer your question. There is definitely
an ongoing and serious problem with USB on the RPi, though.

I would like to characterize the performance of several audio
devices. How to do you measure the number of frames dropped? Is
there a service in linux that gives this information?

Thanks,
Michael KD4SGN

Hi,



As has been discussed and published a number of times on the net, there
seams to be a pretty serious problem with USB on the RPi, which has its
effects on using an USB audio-dongle on it.
From what I have found, it seams to be related to using a USB 1.1
device on the (USB 2.0) HUB of the Pi.



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Re: USB audio on RPi

Michael O'Bannon
 

Kristoff,

I've experimented with audio and fldigi on two original RPi's, but I don't have a rev 2 to help answer your question. There is definitely an ongoing and serious problem with USB on the RPi, though.

I would like to characterize the performance of several audio devices. How to do you measure the number of frames dropped? Is there a service in linux that gives this information?

Thanks,
Michael KD4SGN

Hi,



As has been discussed and published a number of times on the net, there
seams to be a pretty serious problem with USB on the RPi, which has its
effects on using an USB audio-dongle on it.
From what I have found, it seams to be related to using a USB 1.1
device on the (USB 2.0) HUB of the Pi.


Re: addon board on group photo

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

Thanks!  I'll get a separate Pi for this and be ready for first run.  


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 6:16 AM, John Wiseman <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
 

Ronny,
 
There is a fair bit of info on the TNC in this group's message archive, but to summarize, the TNC will be supplied by John Hansen W2FS, the maker of the TNC-X, and will be available, probably via the TNC-X website, in both kit and ready made form. Price and delivery aren't yet finalised, but I expect the kit to be in the $40-50 range, and availability in a few weeks.
 
73, John
 


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Ronny Julian
Sent: 19 January 2013 11:04
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo

 

Are you going to have them on your site for sale as kits or completed TNCs?  I'd like to be in on the first run if you are taking pre-orders.  What is your expected price range?

Ronny
K4RJJ


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 5:28 AM, John Wiseman <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
 

Kristoff,
 
The photo is a standard TNC-X board, which I modified by supergluing a bit of matrix board with a 26 way header to it. It is complete and functional - the missing components are for the USB or RS232 interfaces that are not needed. It connects to the async port on the PI header. This was the prototype for the PI TNC which should soon be available.
 
73, John G8BPQ
 
 


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Kristoff Bonne
Sent: 18 January 2013 23:35
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...

Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo

 

Hi,

Perhaps a stupid question but can somebody say what is the RPi addon
board on the photo of the group on yahoo?

(it doesn't even seams to be complete)

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF




Re: addon board on group photo

John G8BPQ
 

Ronny,
 
There is a fair bit of info on the TNC in this group's message archive, but to summarize, the TNC will be supplied by John Hansen W2FS, the maker of the TNC-X, and will be available, probably via the TNC-X website, in both kit and ready made form. Price and delivery aren't yet finalised, but I expect the kit to be in the $40-50 range, and availability in a few weeks.
 
73, John
 


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Ronny Julian
Sent: 19 January 2013 11:04
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo

 

Are you going to have them on your site for sale as kits or completed TNCs?  I'd like to be in on the first run if you are taking pre-orders.  What is your expected price range?

Ronny
K4RJJ


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 5:28 AM, John Wiseman <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
 

Kristoff,
 
The photo is a standard TNC-X board, which I modified by supergluing a bit of matrix board with a 26 way header to it. It is complete and functional - the missing components are for the USB or RS232 interfaces that are not needed. It connects to the async port on the PI header. This was the prototype for the PI TNC which should soon be available.
 
73, John G8BPQ
 
 


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Kristoff Bonne
Sent: 18 January 2013 23:35
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...

Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo

 

Hi,

Perhaps a stupid question but can somebody say what is the RPi addon
board on the photo of the group on yahoo?

(it doesn't even seams to be complete)

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF



Re: addon board on group photo

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

Are you going to have them on your site for sale as kits or completed TNCs?  I'd like to be in on the first run if you are taking pre-orders.  What is your expected price range?
Ronny
K4RJJ


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 5:28 AM, John Wiseman <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
 

Kristoff,
 
The photo is a standard TNC-X board, which I modified by supergluing a bit of matrix board with a 26 way header to it. It is complete and functional - the missing components are for the USB or RS232 interfaces that are not needed. It connects to the async port on the PI header. This was the prototype for the PI TNC which should soon be available.
 
73, John G8BPQ
 
 


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Kristoff Bonne
Sent: 18 January 2013 23:35
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...

Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo

 

Hi,

Perhaps a stupid question but can somebody say what is the RPi addon
board on the photo of the group on yahoo?

(it doesn't even seams to be complete)

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF



Re: USB audio on RPi

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

Total beginner here but I want to help get this going.

I have a USB 2.0 headset (2 different models/brands) I can try along with a few generic USB sound cards.  I also have a powered 2.0 hub I got last night.  
Want to share info off list?  

K4RJJ
Ronny


On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 4:20 AM, Kristoff Bonne <kristoff@...> wrote:
 

Hi,

As has been discussed and published a number of times on the net, there
seams to be a pretty serious problem with USB on the RPi, which has its
effects on using an USB audio-dongle on it.
From what I have found, it seams to be related to using a USB 1.1
device on the (USB 2.0) HUB of the Pi.

This has been my experience sofar:
- When I just plug in a USB audiofob on the RPi, I seams to be loseing
audio-frames during audio-capturing. The number of frames dropped per
second does differ quite a lot per device. On some devices (like a USB
headset), I only have 17 to 18 audio-frames of 40 ms per second (instead
of 25).

- One trick seams to be to boot the Pi with the option set to limit the
USB speed to USB 1.1).

However, this seams to have a number of issues:
- in some cases, USB does not work anymore. E.g. my USB keyboard does
not work anymore.
- I had rapports of people where there are problems with the video
- When I use this trick and have 2 audio-devices active (both running at
48 Kbps full-duplex) at the same time, I have problems that the devices
says it does not have sufficient bandwidth for both sessions.
I find this a bit odd as USB 1.1 is -as far as I know- 12 Mbps and even
if you take the worse-case senario (2 * full-duplex stereo, 48 Khz
sampling, 16 bits/sample), I only have 3 Mbps / second

I use my RPi for developing the the c2_gmsk modem (codec2-based GMSK
modem for VHF and UHF), so I do need two audio-connections (one for the
headset for the user and one for the GMSK modem connection to the radio).

What is the experience of people on this group about this?

Some question:
- is there somebody who has a revision 2.0 version of the RPi. Does it
also have this USB issue?

- Has somebody ever tried this with a USB 2.0 audio-device? As far as I
read, the problem with the USB-bus is related to using a USB 1.1 device
on the USB 2.0 bus. So does using a USB 2.0 device help?

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF



Re: Raspberry Pi in stock at adafruit.com

Ronny Julian <k4rjjradio@...>
 

I just got mine delivered Friday from MCM.  As far as I know they have no limit.  Got a PS and a clear case for about $68 delivered.  

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/

I just know I'm going to have $400 in this "cheap" computer after all is running.  Ohh well it will all be inside the go box and running on DC with the radios.  No wall warts to plug into a noisy inverter then into a gen set.
I plan to have most everything running on a solar bank and a 110AH gel cell.  We will see!

I'll check out that maker site as well.  Thanks!

Ronny
K4RJJ



On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM, perryc <canoeman@...> wrote:
 

The model b 512mb is now in stock, and available at the electronics maker site, Adafruit.com, with a max of ten units each, per order.
I just grabbed 6.

Ke6anm



Re: addon board on group photo

John G8BPQ
 

Kristoff,
 
The photo is a standard TNC-X board, which I modified by supergluing a bit of matrix board with a 26 way header to it. It is complete and functional - the missing components are for the USB or RS232 interfaces that are not needed. It connects to the async port on the PI header. This was the prototype for the PI TNC which should soon be available.
 
73, John G8BPQ
 
 


From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...] On Behalf Of Kristoff Bonne
Sent: 18 January 2013 23:35
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo

 

Hi,

Perhaps a stupid question but can somebody say what is the RPi addon
board on the photo of the group on yahoo?

(it doesn't even seams to be complete)

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF


USB audio on RPi

Kristoff Bonne
 

Hi,



As has been discussed and published a number of times on the net, there seams to be a pretty serious problem with USB on the RPi, which has its effects on using an USB audio-dongle on it.
From what I have found, it seams to be related to using a USB 1.1 device on the (USB 2.0) HUB of the Pi.


This has been my experience sofar:
- When I just plug in a USB audiofob on the RPi, I seams to be loseing audio-frames during audio-capturing. The number of frames dropped per second does differ quite a lot per device. On some devices (like a USB headset), I only have 17 to 18 audio-frames of 40 ms per second (instead of 25).

- One trick seams to be to boot the Pi with the option set to limit the USB speed to USB 1.1).

However, this seams to have a number of issues:
- in some cases, USB does not work anymore. E.g. my USB keyboard does not work anymore.
- I had rapports of people where there are problems with the video
- When I use this trick and have 2 audio-devices active (both running at 48 Kbps full-duplex) at the same time, I have problems that the devices says it does not have sufficient bandwidth for both sessions.
I find this a bit odd as USB 1.1 is -as far as I know- 12 Mbps and even if you take the worse-case senario (2 * full-duplex stereo, 48 Khz sampling, 16 bits/sample), I only have 3 Mbps / second

I use my RPi for developing the the c2_gmsk modem (codec2-based GMSK modem for VHF and UHF), so I do need two audio-connections (one for the headset for the user and one for the GMSK modem connection to the radio).


What is the experience of people on this group about this?


Some question:
- is there somebody who has a revision 2.0 version of the RPi. Does it also have this USB issue?

- Has somebody ever tried this with a USB 2.0 audio-device? As far as I read, the problem with the USB-bus is related to using a USB 1.1 device on the USB 2.0 bus. So does using a USB 2.0 device help?



73
Kristoff - ON1ARF


Raspberry Pi in stock at adafruit.com

perryc <canoeman@...>
 

The model b 512mb is now in stock, and available at the electronics maker site, Adafruit.com, with a max of ten units each, per order.
I just grabbed 6.


Ke6anm


Re: addon board on group photo

Max
 

It's a prototype of a TNC-x that will connect directly to the Raspi. Last I heard the designer is waiting on the PCB. Pretty cool huh. I want at least one.
 
Max

From: Kristoff Bonne
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo
 
Hi,

Perhaps a stupid question but can somebody say what is the RPi addon
board on the photo of the group on yahoo?

(it doesn't even seams to be complete)

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF


Re: addon board on group photo

 

Kristoff,

I believe that is one of the prototype TNCs that John G8BPQ is working on; probably a very early one at that.

Matthew Pitts
N8OHU
(5 Raspberry Pi's and counting)



From: Kristoff Bonne
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 6:34 PM
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] addon board on group photo

 
Hi,

Perhaps a stupid question but can somebody say what is the RPi addon
board on the photo of the group on yahoo?

(it doesn't even seams to be complete)

73
Kristoff - ON1ARF




addon board on group photo

Kristoff Bonne
 

Hi,


Perhaps a stupid question but can somebody say what is the RPi addon board on the photo of the group on yahoo?


(it doesn't even seams to be complete)



73
Kristoff - ON1ARF


Re: Dongle Server for Raspberry Pi - configuration instructions

Robert Nickels <w9ran@...>
 

On 1/18/2013 9:58 AM, sv5byr wrote:
I have done this and Im looking to manage pass RTL_TCP over the internet.
What is the reason not pass ???
You're not going to be able to pass 1 or 2 million I/Q samples per second over the " internet"; the solution I posted only enables you to send the I/Q data via your personal LAN (i.e. to other devices connected directly to your router). If you're having trouble doing this, you may need to configure your router and/or open up the firewall on the client PC - this depends on the exact combination of hardware and software you are using. Typical ethernet troubleshooting may be required - starting with ping to see if the two machines can reach each other. Also be sure your client SDR application is configured to look for input from the correct address/port (i.e. the address and port that is displayed in the rtl_tcp signon message) In SDR# this is done by selecting RTL-SDR / TCP and entering the address if the Pi using the Config menu.

73, Bob W9RAN


Re: Dongle Server for Raspberry Pi - configuration instructions

sv5byr
 

Hello all,
I have done this and Im looking to manage pass RTL_TCP over the internet.
What is the reason not pass ???

--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, "Philip" wrote:

Many many thanks for taking the trouble to post these instructions
Robert...very much apreciated..


Regards
Philip G4JVF




--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, Robert Nickels wrote:

I went back over my notes and re-read the Osmocom installation
instructions and what I've seen elsewhere and have put this sequence
together for creating a "dongle server" on the Pi.


Re: Setting an ALIAS in APRX

Tom Hayward
 

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Max <kg4pid@yahoo.com> wrote:

While APRX may call it something different, RELAY, WIDE, TEMP, SAR, and in
my case AL are all aliases. A rose by any other name is still a rose. Thanks
for the help, I made the changes and have been looking at the APRX-RF.log
every few hours and so far, it is doing exactly what I wanted it to.
The aprx manual does not use "alias" and "keys" interchangeably.
"keys" are used in <digipeater> sub-sections. "alias" is used in
<interface> definitions. For my digipeater, I use "keys". Are you sure
that one of these roses is not a tulip? If not, you might propose a
change to the manual to indicate these keywords are interchangeable.

Tom KD7LXL


Re: Ham Radio Deluxe

Dave B <dave@...>
 

On 17 Jan 2013 at 15:12, Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com wrote:

______________________________________________________________________
Re: Ham Radio Deluxe
Posted by: "Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF" nigel@ngunn.net
Date: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:41 am ((PST))

Ham Radio Deluxe has never supported sound over internet.
Most people use Skype.
Skype is total bloatware these days, though it used to be lean and mean,
it's also now owned by MS themselves, so how long support for non Windows
systems will remain, is anyones guess.

Linux has several good VoIP programs that could be used.

Windows also has the beutifuly small and good "IPSound". Google, and ye
shall find. (Change the default port it uses though, the default is
often probed by some particulaly nasty malware.)

Sadly, it's not suported any more, but it gives you a choice of codecs,
that you can change on-the-fly as your audio needs (near HiFi stereo, to
narrow band mono comm's channel) change, or available network resources
dictates. It's not Open Source, but you can after reading the help and
history files, then with some creative Googling, find the Open Source
IpPhone (I think) Source Forge project it was based on.

There was even one version that sort of supported CI-V commands to remote
control an Icom radio.

If I had the time, and C/C++ skill's, I'd love to pick up and run with
that app. It's just too good to let die. Making it (or something
similar) run on the Pi, would be good to have.

73.

Dave G0WBX.

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