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Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

Steve N4IRS
 

Ubuntu server is no problem (at least it should not be) We are supporting:
ARM
i386
AMD64
Later this afternoon I will publish updated install notes.

Steve

On 5/9/2018 12:31 PM, James Riley kb9tzq wrote:
i run ubuntu server i would like to try mmdvm-bridge


Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

James Riley kb9tzq
 

steven blackford is it ok if i email you and if so is it good on qrz


Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

Steven Blackford
 

James,

   I installed the files via the repo on one my Ubuntu x64 systems w/ no issues.   The software runs great.

 

Steve, K4SQI

 

From: James Riley kb9tzq
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:31 PM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

 

i run ubuntu server i would like to try mmdvm-bridge

 


Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

James Riley kb9tzq
 

i run ubuntu server i would like to try mmdvm-bridge


Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

Steven Blackford
 

Steve,

   Like you, I prefer using a Debian based system,  I just wanted to point out it can be done as long as someone makes sure they install any dependancies.  I’ve done the installs now on arm/x64 based systems on Debian Stretch, Raspbian, Ubuntu, & Arch Linux now.  All work great.  Once again, you guys have out done yourselves. 😊  Thanks again & 73 de K4SQI!

 

Steve, K4SQI

 

From: Steve N4IRS
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:23 PM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

 

The .debs are simply a easy way to install the programs, config files and data files. I will make the same files available in a zip for people to place where they want them. I expect any Debian based distribution will have no problem. Such as Armbian. (one of my favorites)

Steve

On 5/9/2018 12:20 PM, Steven Blackford wrote:

While not supported & it could change in the future, I have successfully manually converted the *deb files and manually installed them on other “arch” based PI based allstar nodes.  While it works, I’d highly suggest using something Stretch/Raspbian based with the repo’s.  The install is painless & prevents you from possibly missing something.

 

Steve, K4SQI

 

From: Steve N4IRS
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:14 PM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

 

Not necessarily. I have not tested on other ARM distributions yet. My board "collection" is down right now for relocation. What distribution are you interested in running?

Steve

On 5/9/2018 12:12 PM, James Riley kb9tzq wrote:

this will only work on raspian right 

 

 

 

 


Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

Steve N4IRS
 

The .debs are simply a easy way to install the programs, config files and data files. I will make the same files available in a zip for people to place where they want them. I expect any Debian based distribution will have no problem. Such as Armbian. (one of my favorites)

Steve

On 5/9/2018 12:20 PM, Steven Blackford wrote:

While not supported & it could change in the future, I have successfully manually converted the *deb files and manually installed them on other “arch” based PI based allstar nodes.  While it works, I’d highly suggest using something Stretch/Raspbian based with the repo’s.  The install is painless & prevents you from possibly missing something.

 

Steve, K4SQI

 

From: Steve N4IRS
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:14 PM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

 

Not necessarily. I have not tested on other ARM distributions yet. My board "collection" is down right now for relocation. What distribution are you interested in running?

Steve

On 5/9/2018 12:12 PM, James Riley kb9tzq wrote:

this will only work on raspian right 

 

 



Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

Steven Blackford
 

While not supported & it could change in the future, I have successfully manually converted the *deb files and manually installed them on other “arch” based PI based allstar nodes.  While it works, I’d highly suggest using something Stretch/Raspbian based with the repo’s.  The install is painless & prevents you from possibly missing something.

 

Steve, K4SQI

 

From: Steve N4IRS
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:14 PM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

 

Not necessarily. I have not tested on other ARM distributions yet. My board "collection" is down right now for relocation. What distribution are you interested in running?

Steve

On 5/9/2018 12:12 PM, James Riley kb9tzq wrote:

this will only work on raspian right 

 

 


Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

Steve N4IRS
 

Not necessarily. I have not tested on other ARM distributions yet. My board "collection" is down right now for relocation. What distribution are you interested in running?

Steve

On 5/9/2018 12:12 PM, James Riley kb9tzq wrote:
this will only work on raspian right 


Re: Alpha test of new DVSwitch programs available.

James Riley kb9tzq
 

this will only work on raspian right 


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking.

George Zafiropoulos
 

Hi John and Steve,
I have no specific hardware in mind.  That is what I want to learn from you guys.  What would be the best hardware and/or software to make this work.  At a bare minimum what we want to do is have a port on our analog control system plug into some sort of hardware (AllStar node ?) that connects to the internet.  Then somewhere in the cloud or on a computer in our own site have some software that bridges from that AllStar node to our Talk Group 31075.
If we can just do that, it would be great.  Anything beyond that, like the ability to dyanmically point the analog port device to another talk gorup would be icing on the cake.
To so this, what is the best approach?
We have access to data centers with high speed connections and lots of smart people who know their way around linux, networking and all that.  We just don't want to reinvent the wheel.
What would you guys recommend?
Thanks!
George KJ6VU


On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 8:55 AM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
That is correct - the PiDV is no longer in production.

The UDRC-II is the radio interface, including control lines and audio.
The ThumbDV is the Vocoder.

They can both be used with the RPi 2/3 at the same time.

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:33 AM, Steve N4IRS <szingman@...> wrote:
The UDRC-II is not a vocoder. It is a radio interface. As far as I know, NW Digital not longet makes the PiDV.

73, Steve N4IRS

On 05/08/2018 04:41 PM, SkierInAvon via Groups.Io wrote:
George what HW are you planning to use for your (RPi 3  based ??) Allstar to DMR Gateway?
I've read that the NW Digital - Thumb DV can work...I'd rather use their Digital UDRC-II board which interfaces with the RPi 3 via the Pi's IO connector.  Much cleaner package.




--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



Eight days 'til Dayton

Jeff DePolo WN3A <jeff@...>
 

Our group will be at Dayton again this year, including the following
organizations and their representatives:

S-COM, LLC - Bob Schmid WA9FBO and Dave Maciorowski WA1JHK

Repeater-Builder - Scott Zimmerman N3XCC and Kevin Custer W3KKC

Masters Communications - Kevin Custer W3KKC

AllStarLink, Inc. - Dave, Kevin, and I

Steve N4IRS and Mike N4IRR Zingman are taking a break from Dayton this year.
Based on how much work they've put into multiple projects the past few
years, they deserve a break (and a round of applause).

We will be in the same cluster of ten spaces in the race track infield as
last year: 7727 is the easiest space number to remember.

Hope to see some of you there.

--- Jeff WN3A


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking.

 

That is correct - the PiDV is no longer in production.

The UDRC-II is the radio interface, including control lines and audio.
The ThumbDV is the Vocoder.

They can both be used with the RPi 2/3 at the same time.

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:33 AM, Steve N4IRS <szingman@...> wrote:
The UDRC-II is not a vocoder. It is a radio interface. As far as I know, NW Digital not longet makes the PiDV.

73, Steve N4IRS

On 05/08/2018 04:41 PM, SkierInAvon via Groups.Io wrote:
George what HW are you planning to use for your (RPi 3  based ??) Allstar to DMR Gateway?
I've read that the NW Digital - Thumb DV can work...I'd rather use their Digital UDRC-II board which interfaces with the RPi 3 via the Pi's IO connector.  Much cleaner package.




--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: DMR-MARC changes

Steve N4IRS
 

Good to hear since I still have connections to DMR-MARC. I'm actually a neutral party since I see the flaws in both systems and have no compunction about pointing them out.

Steve

On 5/9/2018 9:17 AM, Mike Swiatkowski via Groups.Io wrote:
"Some of you may already know that DMR-MARC is no longer registering users or repeaters"

Maybe we are just interpreting that sentence differently :)
Some may say you are referring to the organization is in effect no longer connecting repeaters.  Some will say you are referring to a CSV database.  I guess I thought you meant the first one. 

Anyhow, we've cleared it up.  Yes, the digital-ham site is hosting the CSV files now.  And, yes, DMR-MARC/DMRPlus USA/Canada/Australia/New Zealand and Phoenix UK are still registering new repeaters on the network.


Re: DMR-MARC changes

Mike, AA9VI
 

"Some of you may already know that DMR-MARC is no longer registering users or repeaters"

Maybe we are just interpreting that sentence differently :)
Some may say you are referring to the organization is in effect no longer connecting repeaters.  Some will say you are referring to a CSV database.  I guess I thought you meant the first one. 

Anyhow, we've cleared it up.  Yes, the digital-ham site is hosting the CSV files now.  And, yes, DMR-MARC/DMRPlus USA/Canada/Australia/New Zealand and Phoenix UK are still registering new repeaters on the network.


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking (via XLX)

Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI)
 

Le 09/05/2018 à 12:32, Steve N4IRS a écrit :
Actually, my diagram is accurate. HB_Bridge is the program. Like all of the HBLink programs, HB_Bridge sub-classses hblink.py
...and my question is accurate, too ;-) The main stack is in HBLink. If HBLink can talk to XLX, then HB_Bridge will talk, too.

And it seems the answer to that question is : NO.

I found a thread last october ("Current status DMRlink, HBlink DVSwitch") about a problem with XLX not returning the Repeater ID after the RPTACK. The recommended solution was to modify the XLX code so that it sends that Repeater ID. I don't know if this has been done or not.

Does anybody have news about this HBLink -> XLX problem ?

73 de TK1BI


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking (via XLX)

Steve N4IRS
 

Actually, my diagram is accurate. HB_Bridge is the program. Like all of the HBLink programs, HB_Bridge sub-classses hblink.py

73, Steve N4IRS

On 05/09/2018 04:55 AM, Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI) wrote:


Le 09/05/2018 à 10:14, Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI) a écrit :
AlLStarLink <---> Analog_Bridge <--> HB_Bridge

In such a setup, can HB_Bridge connect to a XLX reflector instead of direct BM ?

If I understand well, a more accurate diagram would be :

AlLStarLink <---> Analog_Bridge <--> HB_Bridge <--> HBLink  <--> ??? XLX ???

So, my question becomes : "Can HBLink connect to a XLX reflector" ?


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking.

Steve N4IRS
 

The UDRC-II is not a vocoder. It is a radio interface. As far as I know, NW Digital not longet makes the PiDV.

73, Steve N4IRS

On 05/08/2018 04:41 PM, SkierInAvon via Groups.Io wrote:
George what HW are you planning to use for your (RPi 3  based ??) Allstar to DMR Gateway?
I've read that the NW Digital - Thumb DV can work...I'd rather use their Digital UDRC-II board which interfaces with the RPi 3 via the Pi's IO connector.  Much cleaner package.


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking.

Peter Buckley
 

George what HW are you planning to use for your (RPi 3  based ??) Allstar to DMR Gateway?
I've read that the NW Digital - Thumb DV can work...I'd rather use their Digital UDRC-II board which interfaces with the RPi 3 via the Pi's IO connector.  Much cleaner package.


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking (via XLX)

Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI)
 



Le 09/05/2018 à 10:14, Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI) a écrit :
AlLStarLink <---> Analog_Bridge <--> HB_Bridge

In such a setup, can HB_Bridge connect to a XLX reflector instead of direct BM ?

If I understand well, a more accurate diagram would be :

AlLStarLink <---> Analog_Bridge <--> HB_Bridge <--> HBLink  <--> ??? XLX ???

So, my question becomes : "Can HBLink connect to a XLX reflector" ?


Re: New to this group - Interested in DMR to analog linking (via XLX)

Santu OTTAVI (TK1BI)
 

Hi all,

Le 08/05/2018 à 19:16, Steve N4IRS a écrit :
The flow diagram looks like this:
AlLStarLink <---> Analog_Bridge <--> HB_Bridge
In such a setup, can HB_Bridge connect to a XLX reflector instead of direct BM ?

73 de TK1BI

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