Date   

Re: Packet Radio Starter Advice

 

Yes

On 21 October 2019 at 15:18 Santiago Roland <cx1dr@...> wrote:

Is it SignaLink supported in Linux?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: Packet Radio Starter Advice

Santiago Roland <cx1dr@...>
 

John and Steve, thanks for your comments, the Yaesu FTM-3100R has a mini-USB plug on the back labeled as "DATA" which i think it is used for programming the rig, maybe it can be used for packet as well.


Re: Packet Radio Starter Advice

Santiago Roland <cx1dr@...>
 

Is it SignaLink supported in Linux? I would like to connect the rig to something that can provide BBS function and maybe some other internet functions if available, like a gateway for emails. As far as i understand, the TNC-Pi has BBS software implemented in the raspberry-pi OS, rigth? The other thing is the cable that sends the PPT, i'm afraid that is not included. The SignaLink is appearently a robust alumimium case, it seems to last several years, i don't know if there is some sort of plastic case for the TNC-Pi. In the case of using SignaLink i would to connect that to an external PC and run BBS software there i guess.


Re: Packet Radio Starter Advice

 

Another alternative is the DRAWS™ HAT with Direwolf as the TNC. 


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 11:39 Steve KC1AWV <smiller@...> wrote:
Hi Santiago,

At my home, I run BPQ as a packet switch. On top of that, I run the mail and chat applications built in, and have a telnet port for access to a CMS gateway. For access into the switch, I run soundcard packet (direwolf) and ARDOP. There is a AX/IP/UDP port as well for access via AMPR Net. I use an Alinco DR135TMKIII as the primary radio.

You can use a TNC-Pi, and they're great KISS TNCs. However, it is not a requirement. You can also use a Signalink or a RIGblaster as a soundcard interface if you want to use more than just packet. However, from what I can see, you may be limited to just 1200 baud packet on an FTM-3100, since I do not believe that radio has a 'data' port, which you would need for 9600 baud. The Alinco DR135 and DR735 are capable of 9600 with the data port on the back.

Steve KC1AWV

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 2:25 PM Santiago Roland <cx1dr@...> wrote:
Hi, i'm new to packet radio. I own an analog Yaesu FTM-3100R VHF which i plan to use on packet radio, maybe set up a packet BBS (bulletin board system). Besides that rig, what else gear do i need to enter the packet arena? I also i'm aware of the raspberry-pi board that can be with a TNC as the TNC-Pi. I may buy one of these, but what else do i need? Does the Yaesu FTM-3100R is a good rig for packet? do i need a cable to connect the TNC-Pi to the Yaesu? Does the cable plug in the mic port or usb port? Maybe a minimal starter kit and steps would be nice from people with experience.

Best ragrds.



--
Steve Miller
KC1AWV


Re: RPI-4 wsjt-x install problem

Yaniv Eliash
 

My only guess would offer that it's a corrupted file and you should download it again.
I used the same file on RPi4 running buster without issues.

On Mon, 21 Oct 2019 at 21:25, Hamilton Stewart <hms-llc@...> wrote:
H,

I'm new to RPI-4 (Debian 10 Buster) and using it for Ham radio. I have Ubuntu exprience on a work-station desktop.
I went through the steps in KM4ACK post very carefully. Everything worked except the actual install. 

When I enter:
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed.
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb

I get a error "is not a Debian Format archive"  I then extracted it using the Buster tools and still get the same message.

I downloaded the Debian 64 bit version of wsjt-x 2.1.0 from the wsjt-x site and got the same error.
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Re: Packet Radio Starter Advice

Steve KC1AWV
 

Hi Santiago,

At my home, I run BPQ as a packet switch. On top of that, I run the mail and chat applications built in, and have a telnet port for access to a CMS gateway. For access into the switch, I run soundcard packet (direwolf) and ARDOP. There is a AX/IP/UDP port as well for access via AMPR Net. I use an Alinco DR135TMKIII as the primary radio.

You can use a TNC-Pi, and they're great KISS TNCs. However, it is not a requirement. You can also use a Signalink or a RIGblaster as a soundcard interface if you want to use more than just packet. However, from what I can see, you may be limited to just 1200 baud packet on an FTM-3100, since I do not believe that radio has a 'data' port, which you would need for 9600 baud. The Alinco DR135 and DR735 are capable of 9600 with the data port on the back.

Steve KC1AWV


On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 2:25 PM Santiago Roland <cx1dr@...> wrote:
Hi, i'm new to packet radio. I own an analog Yaesu FTM-3100R VHF which i plan to use on packet radio, maybe set up a packet BBS (bulletin board system). Besides that rig, what else gear do i need to enter the packet arena? I also i'm aware of the raspberry-pi board that can be with a TNC as the TNC-Pi. I may buy one of these, but what else do i need? Does the Yaesu FTM-3100R is a good rig for packet? do i need a cable to connect the TNC-Pi to the Yaesu? Does the cable plug in the mic port or usb port? Maybe a minimal starter kit and steps would be nice from people with experience.

Best ragrds.



--
Steve Miller
KC1AWV


RPI-4 wsjt-x install problem

Hamilton Stewart
 

H,

I'm new to RPI-4 (Debian 10 Buster) and using it for Ham radio. I have Ubuntu exprience on a work-station desktop.
I went through the steps in KM4ACK post very carefully. Everything worked except the actual install. 

When I enter:
#install the package again now that dependencies are fixed.
sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.0_armhf.deb

I get a error "is not a Debian Format archive"  I then extracted it using the Buster tools and still get the same message.

I downloaded the Debian 64 bit version of wsjt-x 2.1.0 from the wsjt-x site and got the same error.
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Packet Radio Starter Advice

Santiago Roland <cx1dr@...>
 

Hi, i'm new to packet radio. I own an analog Yaesu FTM-3100R VHF which i plan to use on packet radio, maybe set up a packet BBS (bulletin board system). Besides that rig, what else gear do i need to enter the packet arena? I also i'm aware of the raspberry-pi board that can be with a TNC as the TNC-Pi. I may buy one of these, but what else do i need? Does the Yaesu FTM-3100R is a good rig for packet? do i need a cable to connect the TNC-Pi to the Yaesu? Does the cable plug in the mic port or usb port? Maybe a minimal starter kit and steps would be nice from people with experience.

Best ragrds.


Re: download for RTL-SDR radio

Bo W4GHV
 

google rtl-sdr 
--
73, Bo W4GHV since '54


Re: SCS Pactor 1/2/3 monitoring software for Raspberry Pi released..

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Here is the other response from SCS.  I hope they reconsider in the future but for now, it's very difficult to complain about free.  :-)

--
Thank you for your inquiry.
Currently there is no plan to release PMON for other systems than Raspberry Pi.
As also stated on the PMON web site, PACTOR-4 will follow in early 2020.
--

--David
KI6ZHD


On 10/19/2019 01:08 PM, David Ranch wrote:

Not sure if people saw this but SCS has released a program to monitor Pactor 1/2/3 transmissions even with B2F/LZHUF-compressed messages for the Raspberry Pi:

   https://www.p4dragon.com/en/PMON.html


I've emailed them to see if they plan on releasing X86 versions and possibly packages for other distros like Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.  We'll see what they say but this looks pretty cool!

--David
KI6ZHD


SCS Pactor 1/2/3 monitoring software for Raspberry Pi released..

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Not sure if people saw this but SCS has released a program to monitor Pactor 1/2/3 transmissions even with B2F/LZHUF-compressed messages for the Raspberry Pi:

   https://www.p4dragon.com/en/PMON.html


I've emailed them to see if they plan on releasing X86 versions and possibly packages for other distros like Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.  We'll see what they say but this looks pretty cool!

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: RPi 3B+ w/ Buster, Alsa, Signalink USB

Mitch
 

Yaniv, That's quite interesting. Thank you. And I will try that.

Mark, "Anyone have any luck with this configuration?  Alsamixer cannot see the microphone input of the Signalink USB (or another USB sound card on hand).  The audio level is very marginal on the low side with the RX knob turned all the way up."


Re: partition for lubuntu from previous ubuntu

Mark Griffith
 

It should not be that hard.  This is from the Ubuntu 17.04 site:
sudo swapoff /swapfile
sudo rm /swapfile

Create a 2Gb swapfile, set permissions, format it as swap and enable it:

sudo fallocate -l 2g /swapfile  Or /USB1/swapfile or something like that
sudo chmod 600 /swapfile
sudo mkswap /swapfile
sudo swapon /swapfile
You can put the swapfile wherever you want it.  If you want it on a different filesystem, like a USB drive, just mount it like you would normally do, and put the swapfile there.

Mark
KD0QYN

On Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:46:17 AM CDT, Don - KM4UDX <dontAy155@...> wrote:


Mark -- I have a Pi clone (Atomic Pi), but the concepts are similar.  I finally got a USB stick swap file, and when I open a bunch of web pages (etc.), I run out of mem, and I can see the swap file start to be used.  While not the fastest operation, it sure beats a lockup. 

Now I'm stuck in editing the etc/f.... File that would mount the swap at boot. Even that simple operation. Is a pain in the next.  First, I don't have permission to write the file, then I have to figure out the syntax in some weird editor that I have never used. 

Really, not to wine, but it is a major pain in the neck if you are new to all this...


Re: partition for lubuntu from previous ubuntu

Don - KM4UDX
 

Mark -- I have a Pi clone (Atomic Pi), but the concepts are similar.  I finally got a USB stick swap file, and when I open a bunch of web pages (etc.), I run out of mem, and I can see the swap file start to be used.  While not the fastest operation, it sure beats a lockup. 

Now I'm stuck in editing the etc/f.... File that would mount the swap at boot. Even that simple operation. Is a pain in the next.  First, I don't have permission to write the file, then I have to figure out the syntax in some weird editor that I have never used. 

Really, not to wine, but it is a major pain in the neck if you are new to all this...


Re: download for RTL-SDR radio

Marty Hartwell
 

Hi Jeff

Thanks for the tips. I haven't decided what I want to do with it so I think your

idea of several google searches will be in order. I think the first order is to get a

low level of use to start with and move on from there.


Marty

On 10/17/19 8:30 PM, Jeff Palmer wrote:
There are dozens of projects for an rtl-sdr dongle and a raspberry pi.

- install direwolf,  monitor APRS
- add a cheap 2m radio to the above, and make an aprs digipeater
- install pi-aware, and monitor the ADS-B signal from airplanes
- create a scanner for listening to your local police/fire/ems/taxis/other
- cheap spectrum analyzer
- NOAA weather satellite receiver
- if you have an older car, record the lock/unlock codes from it's key fob, and play it back with rpitx..  Next time you lock your keys in the car, you'll be ready.  
- add speakers, and use it as an FM radio
- need a good source of random entropy (say for generating massive amounts of TLS certificates or other crypto things?)   check out https://github.com/pwarren/rtl-entropy

If none of those interest you,  google for "Pi" and "rtlsdr" and you'll find literally hundreds of project ideas.

welcome to SDR!






On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 5:39 PM Marty Hartwell <mhartwe@...> wrote:
Hi

I have just received  an RTL-SDR radio with antenna kit to play with. So

I was thinking of using it with my laptop running Xubuntu, but thought

can I use my Raspberry PI. So anybody doing that I did a search on my

phone and found some hits, so I will be looking again but any hints?


Marty kd8bj







--
Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.


Re: download for RTL-SDR radio

Jeff Palmer
 

There are dozens of projects for an rtl-sdr dongle and a raspberry pi.

- install direwolf,  monitor APRS
- add a cheap 2m radio to the above, and make an aprs digipeater
- install pi-aware, and monitor the ADS-B signal from airplanes
- create a scanner for listening to your local police/fire/ems/taxis/other
- cheap spectrum analyzer
- NOAA weather satellite receiver
- if you have an older car, record the lock/unlock codes from it's key fob, and play it back with rpitx..  Next time you lock your keys in the car, you'll be ready.  
- add speakers, and use it as an FM radio
- need a good source of random entropy (say for generating massive amounts of TLS certificates or other crypto things?)   check out https://github.com/pwarren/rtl-entropy

If none of those interest you,  google for "Pi" and "rtlsdr" and you'll find literally hundreds of project ideas.

welcome to SDR!






On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 5:39 PM Marty Hartwell <mhartwe@...> wrote:
Hi

I have just received  an RTL-SDR radio with antenna kit to play with. So

I was thinking of using it with my laptop running Xubuntu, but thought

can I use my Raspberry PI. So anybody doing that I did a search on my

phone and found some hits, so I will be looking again but any hints?


Marty kd8bj







--
Jeff Palmer
Palmer IT Consulting, LLC.


Re: Ubuntu19.10 & Raspi4

Vince A
 

@Roger
Awesome! Thanks for the tip!

On Oct 17 2019, at 3:08 pm, Roger Reeves M0ROJ via Groups.Io <m0roj@...> wrote:
Good news. Just seen the announcement that Ubuntu 19.10 will support RasPi 4. 
Sent from Mailspring


download for RTL-SDR radio

Marty Hartwell
 

Hi

I have just received  an RTL-SDR radio with antenna kit to play with. So

I was thinking of using it with my laptop running Xubuntu, but thought

can I use my Raspberry PI. So anybody doing that I did a search on my

phone and found some hits, so I will be looking again but any hints?


Marty kd8bj


Re: Ubuntu19.10 & Raspi4

Marty Hartwell
 

Hi

There was a Ubuntu 1?.something awhile ago the worked on the Raspberry Pi 2. I

tried it out back then and reverted back to the Raspian Jessie I think. So I am not

surprised that 19.10 will be supported on the Raspi4. I will be submitting an order

soon to get a pi4 with 4GB of memory and some other things I haven't yet decided on.


Marty kd8bj


On 10/17/19 4:08 PM, Roger Reeves M0ROJ wrote:
Good news. Just seen the announcement that Ubuntu 19.10 will support RasPi 4. 


Ubuntu19.10 & Raspi4

Roger Reeves M0ROJ
 

Good news. Just seen the announcement that Ubuntu 19.10 will support RasPi 4.