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Re: Pi-star for a RX only?

Steve KC1AWV
 

I know that this is a bit off-topic for the board, so Steve please forgive me, but this has me thinking.

As a thought experiment:

I wouldn't use Pi-Star. I would create my own install of MMDVM and MMDVM_HS. Configure MMDVM to work as normally, but use something like iptables to block incoming UDP packets from the network. This may result in what you want - a 'hotspot' that hears, but can't talk.

I say not to use Pi-Star only because there's a lot of overhead for functions that are being purposely broken for this application. Pi-Star also has auto-update features that can cause your desired config to change without notice.

-Steve KC1AWV


New Subgroup

Steve N4IRS
 

With the increase of HamVoIP questions and answers since I created the installer for HamVoIP, I have decided to create a subgroup. <https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/HamVoiP> Please as HamVoIP specific questions in that subgroup.

Steve N4IRS


Re: Allstar node 50281 and dvswitch

Steve N4IRS
 

Jimmy,

I do not see a way that installing DVSwitch Server on another card could corrupt a system on your main card. I suggest you look at your asterisk log to see why it's not starting.

Steve N4IRS


On 1/29/22 12:02, Jimmy wrote:

Hi
I had allstar node 50281 running fine without dvswitch attached. I shut down node 50281 …so I would not corrupt the sd card…and replaced sd card with another sd card with node 50281 configured and installed dv switch to it. I had trouble with it and was not sure it it was running. At this point I shutdown replaced sd card to original rebooted  and instead of booting to all star node it started dvswitch only (completely different sd card). Looking at allstar map my node is not showing, supermon stopped working. I think I some how made 50281 private.??
Question? Can I uninstall the dvswitch and get things running before the install of switch. Do I need another node running? Did I miss something in install? Or did I brick it ugh.
thank you in advance 
Jimmy
Kc1ett
P.S I am new to this digital stuff. Hope I explain it ok.


Re: Pi-star for a RX only?

Steve N4IRS
 

Chris,

Interesting idea. That question is better asked here: <https://forum.pistar.uk/>

Steve N4IRS


On 1/29/22 13:03, chris wrote:
Hello everyone,
I would like to set one of my hotspots to RX only. I have a slight null on my repeater system to the southeast about 15 miles out how ever the TX of the repeater is very good and using a mobile there is no issues. I would like to use a hot spot as a RX only solution for HT's.
We have a hot spot on top a building currently in the area with the null, the tested has shown it works very well as a satellite receiver. The problem is the hotspot still transmits and we would avoid this all together. Yes, we can change the offset on the TX side to +20000 and we would not hear the TX but this isn't correct because it's still TX-ing just on a diffrent freq.
Is there anyway to rewrite the code for RX only? 


Pi-star for a RX only?

chris
 

Hello everyone,
I would like to set one of my hotspots to RX only. I have a slight null on my repeater system to the southeast about 15 miles out how ever the TX of the repeater is very good and using a mobile there is no issues. I would like to use a hot spot as a RX only solution for HT's.
We have a hot spot on top a building currently in the area with the null, the tested has shown it works very well as a satellite receiver. The problem is the hotspot still transmits and we would avoid this all together. Yes, we can change the offset on the TX side to +20000 and we would not hear the TX but this isn't correct because it's still TX-ing just on a diffrent freq.
Is there anyway to rewrite the code for RX only? 


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

John EA5JAV/M0JCA
 

Hi Steve, I promised I would double-check the IAX password step again, started from another clean image and did it again following your instructions that were spot on, I have one observation which may be of interest, all working perfectly (Allstar via IAX2, DMR, P25 etc on USRP) using DVSwitch, however what’s interesting is that in DVSM I have my callsign EA5JAV in the [Username] field and in the [Password] field have my correct Password that I chose previously when setting up as per instructions and everything works perfectly, I happened to check /etc/asterisk/iax.conf, the stanza for [EA5JAV] had a blank password, so it hasn’t picked it up when going through the setup menu, another interesting thing is that as the password is blank, I can enter anything in DVSM password field and it connects and works. I’ve manually changed iax.conf and replaced the blank password to have the correct one, and all good now. Apart from that everything else fine, thanks again Steve


 


Allstar node 50281 and dvswitch

Jimmy
 

Hi
I had allstar node 50281 running fine without dvswitch attached. I shut down node 50281 …so I would not corrupt the sd card…and replaced sd card with another sd card with node 50281 configured and installed dv switch to it. I had trouble with it and was not sure it it was running. At this point I shutdown replaced sd card to original rebooted  and instead of booting to all star node it started dvswitch only (completely different sd card). Looking at allstar map my node is not showing, supermon stopped working. I think I some how made 50281 private.??
Question? Can I uninstall the dvswitch and get things running before the install of switch. Do I need another node running? Did I miss something in install? Or did I brick it ugh.
thank you in advance 
Jimmy
Kc1ett
P.S I am new to this digital stuff. Hope I explain it ok.


Simplex repeater?

Rob KA2PBT <pabutusa@...>
 

Has anyone ever constructed a simplex repeater? Something like a "parrot" but actually connected to a radio?

I'm not looking to connect to any network. Just a free standing node that grabs the voice packets and then sends them back out. 

Not an ideal situation but something that could be setup to extend range for a project or event. 

Regards,
--> Rob, KA2PBT


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

John EA5JAV/M0JCA
 

I'll take a backup and retry that Steve, ty


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

John EA5JAV/M0JCA
 

Ps. also edited manager.conf so I can use application "Node Remote" to change/disconnect Allstar nodes, and can confirm that node remote working too


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

Steve N4IRS
 

Glad it's working. When you ran the first time setup you should have been asked for a IAX password. It should have inserted that password into iax.conf You can run option 3 again and after the reboot, you can walk through the settings and see/set the IAX password.

On 1/28/22 16:53, John-EA5JAV wrote:
Hi Steve, well all I can say is a huge THANK-YOU, with the exception of the tri colour LED which I will speak to Peter about, everything is now working and tested on DVSwitch.

I am now able to access Allstar via DVSwitch, and can also access via my Echolink repeater too, and on the same image now access DMR, DSTAR, P25 etc.. too.

I had to manually edit iax.conf to change my secret password for my Stanza but everything else done via menu and exactly as you described.

I'll now take a couple of backups!!!

Many thanks again, really happy. John M0JCA/EA5JAV


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

John EA5JAV/M0JCA
 

Hi Steve, well all I can say is a huge THANK-YOU, with the exception of the tri colour LED which I will speak to Peter about, everything is now working and tested on DVSwitch.

I am now able to access Allstar via DVSwitch, and can also access via my Echolink repeater too, and on the same image now access DMR, DSTAR, P25 etc.. too.

I had to manually edit iax.conf to change my secret password for my Stanza but everything else done via menu and exactly as you described.

I'll now take a couple of backups!!!

Many thanks again, really happy. John M0JCA/EA5JAV


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

Steve N4IRS
 

Yes, this is a fresh install follow the prompts.

On 1/28/22 16:12, John-EA5JAV wrote:
Station call, is this BLANK or should I enter my CALLSIGN?


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

John EA5JAV/M0JCA
 

Station call, is this BLANK or should I enter my CALLSIGN?


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

Steve N4IRS
 

yes

On 1/28/22 15:47, John-EA5JAV wrote:
Steve, see attachment - last screenshot, do I do a Yes or No?


Re: DVSwitch HAMVOIP #dvs

John EA5JAV/M0JCA
 

Steve, see attachment - last screenshot, do I do a Yes or No?


Re: "Node 1998" message when connected to the node

Steve N4IRS
 

From extensions.conf:
[android-iaxrpt] ;;; Stanza is the context from iax.conf
exten => 53450,1,Answer ;;; The "Node" from IAXRpt is 1998
exten => 53450,n,Playback,rpt/node
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/1  <---- 1
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/9 <----- 9
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/9 <----- 9
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/8 <------8
exten => 53450,n,Set(KF1D(num)=0)
exten => 53450,n,Rpt,53450|P|${KF1D(name)} ;;; The "CallerID" from IAXRpt

David,
If you are reading the PLEASE fix this!


On 1/28/2022 3:29 PM, Bryan wrote:
Hi Steve,
DVSwitch username is my callsign, KF1D

From iax.conf:
[KF1D] ;;; The stanza is the "Username" from IAXRpt
type=friend
context=android-iaxrpt
host=dynamic
auth=md5
secret=*****;;; The "Password" from IAXRpt
disallow=all
allow=ulaw
transfer=no
calltokenoptional=0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
requirecalltoken=no

From extensions.conf:
[android-iaxrpt] ;;; Stanza is the context from iax.conf
exten => 53450,1,Answer ;;; The "Node" from IAXRpt is 1998
exten => 53450,n,Playback,rpt/node
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/1
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/9
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/9
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/8
exten => 53450,n,Set(KF1D(num)=0)
exten => 53450,n,Rpt,53450|P|${KF1D(name)} ;;; The "CallerID" from IAXRpt

Thanks,
Bryan, KF1D


Re: "Node 1998" message when connected to the node

Bryan
 

Hi Steve,
DVSwitch username is my callsign, KF1D

From iax.conf:
[KF1D] ;;; The stanza is the "Username" from IAXRpt
type=friend
context=android-iaxrpt
host=dynamic
auth=md5
secret=*****;;; The "Password" from IAXRpt
disallow=all
allow=ulaw
transfer=no
calltokenoptional=0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
requirecalltoken=no

From extensions.conf:
[android-iaxrpt] ;;; Stanza is the context from iax.conf
exten => 53450,1,Answer ;;; The "Node" from IAXRpt is 1998
exten => 53450,n,Playback,rpt/node
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/1
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/9
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/9
exten => 53450,n,Playback,digits/8
exten => 53450,n,Set(KF1D(num)=0)
exten => 53450,n,Rpt,53450|P|${KF1D(name)} ;;; The "CallerID" from IAXRpt

Thanks,
Bryan, KF1D


Re: "Node 1998" message when connected to the node

Steve N4IRS
 

Post your stanza. You did see the 1998 vertically?

On 1/28/2022 3:09 PM, Bryan wrote:
Hi Steve,
Thanks for your reply.  Yes, all those values, including the one that you show as 1998, have my node number written instead.  The same is true for the node values in the iax.conf file.  But still, I get the voice saying "Node 1998" when I connect.  I think it's actually working fine, it's just strange that it's saying the default node number.


Re: "Node 1998" message when connected to the node

Bryan
 

Hi Steve,
Thanks for your reply.  Yes, all those values, including the one that you show as 1998, have my node number written instead.  The same is true for the node values in the iax.conf file.  But still, I get the voice saying "Node 1998" when I connect.  I think it's actually working fine, it's just strange that it's saying the default node number.

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