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Re: analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

No, but it will get you set up with ASL and Analog_Bridge. Then you will need to connect IPSC_Bridge

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Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge
 
I just checked the IPSC2-Texas master. One of the three TG's that I'm interested in on DMR-MARC is listed (Lonestar). The two that were not (Dillo and Cactus) are private intertie related TG's. So, I'm not surprised that they weren't there.

The link to "ASL to DMR bridge how to" details the MMDVM_Bridge setup. Is there a similar how to doc that addresses the IPSC_bridge setup instead of MMDVM?


Re: analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Tom
 

I just checked the IPSC2-Texas master. One of the three TG's that I'm interested in on DMR-MARC is listed (Lonestar). The two that were not (Dillo and Cactus) are private intertie related TG's. So, I'm not surprised that they weren't there.

The link to "ASL to DMR bridge how to" details the MMDVM_Bridge setup. Is there a similar how to doc that addresses the IPSC_bridge setup instead of MMDVM?


Re: analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

I was just reminded that many of the DMARC TGs are available on DMR+ which MMDVM_Bridge will connect to. I would check if the TGs you want are available on DMR+

Steve N4IRS

On 6/30/2020 10:27 PM, Tom wrote:

Jeff,

I have an older ASL-DMR bridge running with a DV3000 running with access to two cbridge connections (since 2015). As long as I maintain full quieting access to my allstarlink node, there will be no issues. It’s just a long range ‘wireless microphone’ before digitizing and vocoding. So, that isn’t a problem in my case. Steve helped me with that configuration five years ago. That used dmrlink and ambe_audio.

 

The old bridge works flawlessly on established TG connections. The issue I’m running into is, in some cases, switching [section] stanza’s in ambe_audio.cfg (stays on the current TG).

 

A hardware AMBE vocoder, like the DV3000, provides high quality audio. It’s not clear to me how to use the DV3000 with DVSwitch and configure the software modules. Is there a detailed ‘how to’ doc for starting with an ASL node running on Debian Stretch and a Pi 3B+?

 

Tom / K5TRA

 



Re: DV4Mini and DVswitch?

Derek William Haden <facebook@...>
 

Thank you. 
Yes looks like I was making the assumption that DV4Mini, had a vocoder, but doesn't. 
What I need is a USB vocoder widget like the THUMBDV or equivalent. 


Re: analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

See this:
<https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/main/files/IPSC_AB_ASL.txt>
<https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/allstarlink/files/ASL%20to%20DMR%20Bridge.pdf>

Instead of MMDVM_Bridge you will use IPSC_Bridge

Analog_bridge uses the DV3000 for the Vocoder.

Steve

On 6/30/20 10:27 PM, Tom wrote:

Jeff,

I have an older ASL-DMR bridge running with a DV3000 running with access to two cbridge connections (since 2015). As long as I maintain full quieting access to my allstarlink node, there will be no issues. It’s just a long range ‘wireless microphone’ before digitizing and vocoding. So, that isn’t a problem in my case. Steve helped me with that configuration five years ago. That used dmrlink and ambe_audio.

 

The old bridge works flawlessly on established TG connections. The issue I’m running into is, in some cases, switching [section] stanza’s in ambe_audio.cfg (stays on the current TG).

 

A hardware AMBE vocoder, like the DV3000, provides high quality audio. It’s not clear to me how to use the DV3000 with DVSwitch and configure the software modules. Is there a detailed ‘how to’ doc for starting with an ASL node running on Debian Stretch and a Pi 3B+?

 

Tom / K5TRA

 



Re: analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Tom
 

Jeff,

I have an older ASL-DMR bridge running with a DV3000 running with access to two cbridge connections (since 2015). As long as I maintain full quieting access to my allstarlink node, there will be no issues. It’s just a long range ‘wireless microphone’ before digitizing and vocoding. So, that isn’t a problem in my case. Steve helped me with that configuration five years ago. That used dmrlink and ambe_audio.

 

The old bridge works flawlessly on established TG connections. The issue I’m running into is, in some cases, switching [section] stanza’s in ambe_audio.cfg (stays on the current TG).

 

A hardware AMBE vocoder, like the DV3000, provides high quality audio. It’s not clear to me how to use the DV3000 with DVSwitch and configure the software modules. Is there a detailed ‘how to’ doc for starting with an ASL node running on Debian Stretch and a Pi 3B+?

 

Tom / K5TRA

 


Re: analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Jeff Lehman, N8ACL
 

You will probably want to do a separate asl node from your bm connection. From past experience bm would prefer you not bridging networks. So you may want to setup a separate public asl node to connect to to do that. 


On Jun 30, 2020, at 20:38, Steve N4IRS <szingman@...> wrote:

 Tom,
The connection to a c-Bridge would be through IPSC_Bridge rather then MMDVM_Bridge.
It would look like this for ASL:
ASL <-> Analog_Bridge <-> IPSC_Bridge <-> c-Bridge.

Steve N4IRS

On 6/30/20 8:31 PM, Tom wrote:
Can a DMR-allstar bridge connect to a DMR-MARC cbridge? I've been seeing only Brandmeister connection info.
Thanks,
Tom / K5TRA


Re: analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

Tom,
The connection to a c-Bridge would be through IPSC_Bridge rather then MMDVM_Bridge.
It would look like this for ASL:
ASL <-> Analog_Bridge <-> IPSC_Bridge <-> c-Bridge.

Steve N4IRS

On 6/30/20 8:31 PM, Tom wrote:
Can a DMR-allstar bridge connect to a DMR-MARC cbridge? I've been seeing only Brandmeister connection info.
Thanks,
Tom / K5TRA


analog-DMR bridge DMR-MARC connection #analog_bridge

Tom
 

Can a DMR-allstar bridge connect to a DMR-MARC cbridge? I've been seeing only Brandmeister connection info.
Thanks,
Tom / K5TRA


Re: DV4Mini and DVswitch?

Steve N4IRS
 

Yes, a hardware vocoder is preferred. The question is about a DV4 Mini. Different device. DV4 Mini radio not usable with DVSwitch.


Re: DV4Mini and DVswitch?

Aerodan
 

I've been using a ThumbDV and it's working quite well. Nice, clear audio. Is it worlds better than the MD380 emulator? Nah. But it's good.


DVSwitch and Bluetooth

Barry G4MKT
 

I recently started to use DVSwitch with Allstar and just tried to set up a Bluetooth headset to work mobile with, having seen the option in the settings.

What I was not expecting was the 'Not yet implemented' message.

Is this a work in progress? If so, is there any progress I wonder?

Also it is rather a nuisance to have to keep switching screens to see whether there is a current connection, and to which node(s).

Would it be possible to add at least some minimal connection status to the same screen as the PTT, after all there is a lot of empty space on the dialer screen.

Cheers,
Barry
G4MKT


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Barry
G4MKT


Re: Add XLX reflectors to Dstar

Derek William Haden <facebook@...>
 

One other thing I did work out, well at least for the image I am using on the Rpi.

I had to change directory before running the pushfile

cd /opt/Analog_Bridge
then
./dvswitch.sh pushfile /tmp/DMR_node_list.txt

Worked.

Many thanks again, I am always grateful that there are folk in this world smarter than me.


Re: Add XLX reflectors to Dstar

Derek William Haden <facebook@...>
 

Yes I worked out that it was a syntax error, many thanks.


Re: MMDVM Bridge: Need for DMR Id Lookup?

Dan K2IE
 

Thanks Steve.

Interestingly, when I comment either the file pointer or the complete stanza, this still shows up in the log...

"Started the DMR Id lookup reload thread"

Perhaps a more ideal situation would not to even start the lookup thread if the file pointer and/or stanza is missing.

Thoughts?


Re: Add XLX reflectors to Dstar

Mike Zingman - N4IRR
 

Use pushFile, I was looking at the function name not the command name. 


Re: MMDVM Bridge: Need for DMR Id Lookup?

Steve N4IRS
 

One reason I can see is for logging. Easier to lookup a callsign then a DMR ID when debugging.
That being said Comment out the file pointer for DMR ID lookup in MB.ini

Steve N4IRS

On 6/29/20 6:25 PM, Dan K2IE via groups.io wrote:
I'm running an MMDVM Bridge instance as part of an Asterisk <--> HBlink connector.

I cannot think of any reason why I'd need MMDVM Bridge to lookup DMR IDs in either direction for this purpose.

So, what is the most efficient way to disable lookups and not waste any cycles on this?  Or, if I've overlooked a good reason to do the lookups, what have I missed?

73,

Dan


MMDVM Bridge: Need for DMR Id Lookup?

Dan K2IE
 

I'm running an MMDVM Bridge instance as part of an Asterisk <--> HBlink connector.

I cannot think of any reason why I'd need MMDVM Bridge to lookup DMR IDs in either direction for this purpose.

So, what is the most efficient way to disable lookups and not waste any cycles on this?  Or, if I've overlooked a good reason to do the lookups, what have I missed?

73,

Dan


Re: Add XLX reflectors to Dstar

Steve N4IRS
 

This is what the "developers" sent:

- Create your reflector list (a text file) in /tmp called DSTAR_node_list.txt
- The file is a list of reflectors and human readable names:

REF001CL|||REF001 C

Where the REF001CL (for example) is REF 001 Charlie Link

and REF001 C is the text you will see on the DVSM menu

I would suggest your first entry be:

"       U|||Unlink"

Without the quotes, but including all spaces (they are significant)

- Once you have /tmp/DSTAR_node_list.txt created, upload it to your device with

a) make sure DVSM is running

2) make sure Analog_Bridge is also running

execute:

./dvswitch.sh pushFileToClient /tmp/DSTAR_node_list.txt


Done


On 6/29/20 9:27 AM, Derek William Haden wrote:

Well, I figured this out with the help of the developers.

It's reasonably simple for anyone who has a reasonable knowledge of Linux.
If anyone wants to know how, just message me via this or FB.



Re: Add XLX reflectors to Dstar

Steve N4IRS
 

Why not just post the info here?

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From: main@DVSwitch.groups.io <main@DVSwitch.groups.io> on behalf of Derek William Haden <facebook@...>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 9:27:17 AM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io <main@DVSwitch.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] Add XLX reflectors to Dstar
 

Well, I figured this out with the help of the developers.

It's reasonably simple for anyone who has a reasonable knowledge of Linux.
If anyone wants to know how, just message me via this or FB.

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