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Re: APRS Digipeater, TNC Recommendations Please

Yaniv Eliash
 

So no Xaster here, only direwolf (in my igate)
I tried with Fei-Pi (audio interface HAT for raspberrypi) to PTT and it does work with VOX but the delay is awful - so no go here.

I will need to hook a TNC-Pi/X or a Signalink
I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible as I would like to donate a few of these to construct an APRS network in my country (we have zero)


Re: APRS Digipeater, TNC Recommendations Please

Arnold Harding - KQ6DI
 

As I saw several people recommend, DireWolf works better than I could expect in a Pi on a mountain as both a digipeater and IGate at the same time.  Both the digipeater and IGate can have different configurations, for example send everything heard to the APRS-IS servers through the IGate, and at the same time only digipeat more local stations and messages, and only transmit messages from the APRS-IS servers to more local stations.  Care needs to be taken that something of importance isn't filtered out, but my point is it has great capabilities.  The manual has quite a lot crammed into it, and it took me several readings, and re-referencing, to understand what I need.  One of the digipeater/IGates I put on a hill has been there more than two years without issue.  Some others I have upgraded and improved along the way, but all ran without issues both before and after my upgrades.

Arnold, KQ6DI

On September 4, 2019 at 12:40 PM Yaniv Eliash <yaniv@...> wrote:

So direwolf is the most recommended software based TNC
but what about the PTT control?

I didn't saw anyone mentions that and would like to hear your opinion on that
as one that would like to upgrade his IGATE to Digipeater.

Thanks


Re: APRS Digipeater, TNC Recommendations Please

 

Direwolf can do the digipeater and igate natively.  If this is a remote system (e.g. mountaintop) you can keep it pretty simple.

A review of the User Guide will show you many capabilities.

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 4:34 PM Brian Clark <decompudoc@...> wrote:
If you use one of the  http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCPi.htm TNC's and use Xastir, it works very well and is very easy to setup.  https://xastir.org/index.php/Installation_Notes

73's de KF6FES

Brian,

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 12:53 PM Yaniv Eliash <yaniv@...> wrote:
So direwolf is the most recommended software based TNC
but what about the PTT control?

I didn't saw anyone mentions that and would like to hear your opinion on that
as one that would like to upgrade his IGATE to Digipeater.

Thanks



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: APRS Digipeater, TNC Recommendations Please

Brian Clark
 

If you use one of the  http://www.tnc-x.com/TNCPi.htm TNC's and use Xastir, it works very well and is very easy to setup.  https://xastir.org/index.php/Installation_Notes

73's de KF6FES

Brian,

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 12:53 PM Yaniv Eliash <yaniv@...> wrote:
So direwolf is the most recommended software based TNC
but what about the PTT control?

I didn't saw anyone mentions that and would like to hear your opinion on that
as one that would like to upgrade his IGATE to Digipeater.

Thanks


Re: APRS Digipeater, TNC Recommendations Please

 

If using DRAWS™ with Direwolf, it can do PTT using GPIO. 

Direwolf supports PTT a variety of ways, look at the User Manual (online) for examples.

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019, 12:53 Yaniv Eliash <yaniv@...> wrote:
So direwolf is the most recommended software based TNC
but what about the PTT control?

I didn't saw anyone mentions that and would like to hear your opinion on that
as one that would like to upgrade his IGATE to Digipeater.

Thanks


Re: APRS Digipeater, TNC Recommendations Please

Yaniv Eliash
 

So direwolf is the most recommended software based TNC
but what about the PTT control?

I didn't saw anyone mentions that and would like to hear your opinion on that
as one that would like to upgrade his IGATE to Digipeater.

Thanks


Re: Dual Power Battery Bank for RPi4B & QRP Transceiver?

 

The lithiun battery things designed to jump start your car usually have 5, 12 and 19 volt outputs.


Nigel A. Gunn, 1865 El Camino Drive, Xenia, OH 45385-1115, USA. tel +1 937 825 5032
Amateur Radio G8IFF W8IFF and GMRS WRBV701, e-mail nigel@... www http://www.ngunn.net


Re: Dual Power Battery Bank for RPi4B & QRP Transceiver?

Charles Jessee
 

I’ve been watching DRAWS - they seem to be adjusting for the RPi4B so I’ll definitely give that a try when they’ve done that.
Bret/N4SRN


Re: Dual Power Battery Bank for RPi4B & QRP Transceiver?

Brian - W7OWO
 

I'm using a DC  to DC Buck Step Down Voltage Regulators that takes 12V input and steps down to 5V 3A USB Output  that I've ordered via Amazon.  You can get them with different USB end connectors.  I've gotten them with Type A, and Micro USB adapters.  Havent looked for the USB C connector yet.  I put some quick connectors on the input side so they can plug into the 12 volt UPS system that is in the radio bunker. or plugged into my 12v DC power distribution system at home.  Trying to remove all wall warts.  I've had no under power issues running USB SDR receivers with a monitor, keyboard and mouse attached.   Even have found a 12 volt to 19 volt converter to power/charge my laptop for the Windows only software.


Re: Dual Power Battery Bank for RPi4B & QRP Transceiver?

Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
 

The DRAWS (TM) has a nice converter built in that can provide the power needed.
 
And it might be able to connect to your transceiver so the FT8 is also on the Pi.
 
Ed Bloom
ewbloom@...
Sent from Webmail access
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Jessee <cbjesseeNH@...>
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 3, 2019 11:34 am
Subject: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Dual Power Battery Bank for RPi4B & QRP Transceiver?

I've just built a CRKits D4D DSB 20m FT8 transceiver that delivers 1w on 14.4VDC - <0.5A current draw. The Raspberry Pi 4B requires a 5V/3A power supply.

Is there a dual voltage battery bank that might supply both the Transceiver and RPi4B simultaneously?

Bret/N4SRN


Dual Power Battery Bank for RPi4B & QRP Transceiver?

Charles Jessee
 

I've just built a CRKits D4D DSB 20m FT8 transceiver that delivers 1w on 14.4VDC - <0.5A current draw. The Raspberry Pi 4B requires a 5V/3A power supply.

Is there a dual voltage battery bank that might supply both the Transceiver and RPi4B simultaneously?

Bret/N4SRN


Re: Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

I have a surplus 2011.12 model. It has the shorter GPIO pin socket and uses the bigger SD card holder. Works fine. In a nice case.
It's up to you to check it's specs. I know no more about it.

Totally free shipped to the first email with address to wn4ghv.   at Gmail.


Re: Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

arhill
 

I am in CA and I have every version except the zero.  You can have any of them.  Price is free without accsssories but you pay for packaging and shipping. Negotible is power and cases depending on model.  No SD cards.
Alan


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-------- Original message --------
From: Randy Davenport ka4nma <pastor.spaceboy@...>
Date: 8/27/19 8:29 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

I am looking for a surplus Pi ver 2 or greater. I am in NC. I want to set up a Pi for digital modes.includ8ng ft8 and jt modes.
Randy ka4nma

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 10:24 PM Silverfox <alan.r.hill@...> wrote:

Too generic a request.  There are many variants and you did not specify where you live.

 

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Davenport ka4nma
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:34 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

 

Does anybody have a spare raspberry pi I could get?

Randy

 

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 9:30 PM Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:

So after we get the stock standard rasbian desktop OS working (which we failed at due to HDMI problems), is there a "software store" app to get a version of wsjtx and fldigi?

Oh, and there are three download options 
A) Desktop with recommended apps
B) desktop only
C) rasbian lite.

Given my goal is to operate (really) only wsjtx and fldifi with the KX2, is there a preference?

Thank you many times. 

Don
Km4udx




Re: Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...>
 

John, thank you!


Re: Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

Randy Davenport ka4nma
 

I am looking for a surplus Pi ver 2 or greater. I am in NC. I want to set up a Pi for digital modes.includ8ng ft8 and jt modes.
Randy ka4nma

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 10:24 PM Silverfox <alan.r.hill@...> wrote:

Too generic a request.  There are many variants and you did not specify where you live.

 

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Davenport ka4nma
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:34 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

 

Does anybody have a spare raspberry pi I could get?

Randy

 

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 9:30 PM Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:

So after we get the stock standard rasbian desktop OS working (which we failed at due to HDMI problems), is there a "software store" app to get a version of wsjtx and fldigi?

Oh, and there are three download options 
A) Desktop with recommended apps
B) desktop only
C) rasbian lite.

Given my goal is to operate (really) only wsjtx and fldifi with the KX2, is there a preference?

Thank you many times. 

Don
Km4udx


Re: Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

Silverfox
 

Too generic a request.  There are many variants and you did not specify where you live.

 

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Davenport ka4nma
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:34 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

 

Does anybody have a spare raspberry pi I could get?

Randy

 

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 9:30 PM Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:

So after we get the stock standard rasbian desktop OS working (which we failed at due to HDMI problems), is there a "software store" app to get a version of wsjtx and fldigi?

Oh, and there are three download options 
A) Desktop with recommended apps
B) desktop only
C) rasbian lite.

Given my goal is to operate (really) only wsjtx and fldifi with the KX2, is there a preference?

Thank you many times. 

Don
Km4udx


Re: Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

Randy Davenport ka4nma
 

Does anybody have a spare raspberry pi I could get?
Randy

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 9:30 PM Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:
So after we get the stock standard rasbian desktop OS working (which we failed at due to HDMI problems), is there a "software store" app to get a version of wsjtx and fldigi?

Oh, and there are three download options 
A) Desktop with recommended apps
B) desktop only
C) rasbian lite.

Given my goal is to operate (really) only wsjtx and fldifi with the KX2, is there a preference?

Thank you many times. 

Don
Km4udx


Re: Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

 

I usually go with "Desktop Only" -- gives you GUI, but not office apps, etc.

You can install many apps using apt-get, but they are usually older versions. It is better to get the newer versions direct from the developers.



On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:
So after we get the stock standard rasbian desktop OS working (which we failed at due to HDMI problems), is there a "software store" app to get a version of wsjtx and fldigi?

Oh, and there are three download options 
A) Desktop with recommended apps
B) desktop only
C) rasbian lite.

Given my goal is to operate (really) only wsjtx and fldifi with the KX2, is there a preference?

Thank you many times. 

Don
Km4udx



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Rpi4 wspr wsjtx newbee

Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...>
 

So after we get the stock standard rasbian desktop OS working (which we failed at due to HDMI problems), is there a "software store" app to get a version of wsjtx and fldigi?

Oh, and there are three download options 
A) Desktop with recommended apps
B) desktop only
C) rasbian lite.

Given my goal is to operate (really) only wsjtx and fldifi with the KX2, is there a preference?

Thank you many times. 

Don
Km4udx


Re: Raspberry Pi 2B+ wifi

Tony
 

A RPi2B+ doesn't have onboard wifi. My preference that I have been using for many years on a 2B+ is https://amazon.com/Edimax-EW-7811Un-150Mbps-Raspberry-Supports/dp/B003MTTJOY ... it's low-cost, but the reason I like it is that the little blue LED gives a visual indication of connection status. I'm using the Debian 10 "Buster" which natively supports the Edimax with the 8192cu and cfg80211 kernel modules.

Of course one needs to populate the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf file with the SSIDs of interest. An easy way of doing that is "wpa_passphrase ssid passphrase >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf" for as many SSID as you need, then manually edit the file to remove the (commented) clear-text passphrases, add priorities, etc..

"man wpa_passphrase" and "man 5 wpa_supplicant.conf" are your friends, as are all online manual pages.

On 8/26/19 7:23 AM, Marty Hartwell wrote:
I have loaded my Rpi 2B + with the latest buster and would like to get it working on Wifi. I had it working before on Stretch after connecting with the direct cable and then with wifi.

With Buster I have connected with direct, I have to take the pit to the garage to connect to the router, and did the update.

What else will I need to do to get what ever drivers may need to be added.

Note here, I did the update from the raspi-config menu. Is there other things I need to do?

I can run a longer cable into the laundry room to get the direct connection until I have it working on the wifi too.
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