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Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

 

On 15/8/20 7:48 pm, Steve N4IRS wrote:
Should I see anything in the P25Gateway log when traffic passes through?
No, the gateway is pretty quiet. If you really want to see something,
turn on debug.
Oh, OK, I might do that as an exercise sometime. :)

And another question.  How does one find out what P25 talkgroups are out
there?  The P25Hosts file is dated 2018 (is there a way to update this
from somewhere?), and P-Star seems to have a newer one.  And how do I
get a talkgroup listed, so other P25 gateways can find it?  Google was
quite unhelpful here. :(
See this thread <https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/main/topic/75839352#7041>
Hmm, OK, still clear as mud how to get a TG into the file, but I will
try downloading it for my gateway using the script you mentioned in your
other message.

--
73 de Tony VK3JED/VK3IRL
http://vkradio.com


Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

Steve N4IRS
 

On 8/15/20 5:05 AM, Tony Langdon wrote:
On 13/8/20 12:04 pm, Steve N4IRS wrote:
I have posted the updated document.
Thanks Steve, I thought I'd give it a try, more for the exercise - now I
need a P25 radio! :D  Results:

ASL - Analog_Bridge working.
Analog_Bridge - MMDVM_Bridge - Also working, I am seeing transmissions
from ASL appearing in the log as P25 being sent to P25Gateway.

But when I examine the P25Gateway logs, there is no activity, other than
the hourly updating of the hosts files.

Should I see anything in the P25Gateway log when traffic passes through?

I've used the same ports as in the documentation for everything except
between ASL and Analog_Bridge.  These were changed, because I have
multiple USRP interfaces running.

And another question.  How does one find out what P25 talkgroups are out
there?  The P25Hosts file is dated 2018 (is there a way to update this
from somewhere?), and P-Star seems to have a newer one.  And how do I
get a talkgroup listed, so other P25 gateways can find it?  Google was
quite unhelpful here. :(
As to updating the host file, dvswitch.sh update will update all the data and host files. (/var/lib/dvswitch and /var/lib/mmdvm)


Steve N4IRS


Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

Steve N4IRS
 

On 8/15/20 5:05 AM, Tony Langdon wrote:
On 13/8/20 12:04 pm, Steve N4IRS wrote:
I have posted the updated document.
Thanks Steve, I thought I'd give it a try, more for the exercise - now I
need a P25 radio! :D  Results:

ASL - Analog_Bridge working.
Analog_Bridge - MMDVM_Bridge - Also working, I am seeing transmissions
from ASL appearing in the log as P25 being sent to P25Gateway.

But when I examine the P25Gateway logs, there is no activity, other than
the hourly updating of the hosts files.

Should I see anything in the P25Gateway log when traffic passes through?
No, the gateway is pretty quiet. If you really want to see something, turn on debug.

I've used the same ports as in the documentation for everything except
between ASL and Analog_Bridge.  These were changed, because I have
multiple USRP interfaces running.

And another question.  How does one find out what P25 talkgroups are out
there?  The P25Hosts file is dated 2018 (is there a way to update this
from somewhere?), and P-Star seems to have a newer one.  And how do I
get a talkgroup listed, so other P25 gateways can find it?  Google was
quite unhelpful here. :(
See this thread <https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/main/topic/75839352#7041>


Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

 

On 13/8/20 12:04 pm, Steve N4IRS wrote:
I have posted the updated document.
Thanks Steve, I thought I'd give it a try, more for the exercise - now I
need a P25 radio! :D  Results:

ASL - Analog_Bridge working.
Analog_Bridge - MMDVM_Bridge - Also working, I am seeing transmissions
from ASL appearing in the log as P25 being sent to P25Gateway.

But when I examine the P25Gateway logs, there is no activity, other than
the hourly updating of the hosts files.

Should I see anything in the P25Gateway log when traffic passes through?

I've used the same ports as in the documentation for everything except
between ASL and Analog_Bridge.  These were changed, because I have
multiple USRP interfaces running.

And another question.  How does one find out what P25 talkgroups are out
there?  The P25Hosts file is dated 2018 (is there a way to update this
from somewhere?), and P-Star seems to have a newer one.  And how do I
get a talkgroup listed, so other P25 gateways can find it?  Google was
quite unhelpful here. :(

--
73 de Tony VK3JED/VK3IRL
http://vkradio.com


Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

Tom
 

Thanks

 

From: main@DVSwitch.groups.io <main@DVSwitch.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve N4IRS
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:05 PM
To: main@DVSwitch.groups.io
Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

 

I have posted the updated document.


Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

Steve N4IRS
 

I have posted the updated document.


Re: Audio stream of DMR talkgroup.

Steve N4IRS
 

AB log path is set in the environment. Normally set by the systemd unit file. You can do that by:
AnalogBridgeLogDir=/var/log/dvswitch ; Analog_Bridge Analog_bridge.ini

On 8/12/20 9:12 PM, Steve Siesel [K4KSA] wrote:
I've got everything ready to go, however I have one more question

I could not find a filepath= in Analog_Bridge to set a separate and different path for the second instance of Analog Bridge. Is there a way to send the log to a different location?


Re: Audio stream of DMR talkgroup.

Steve Siesel [K4KSA]
 

I've got everything ready to go, however I have one more question

I could not find a filepath= in Analog_Bridge to set a separate and different path for the second instance of Analog Bridge. Is there a way to send the log to a different location?


Re: Audio stream of DMR talkgroup.

Steve N4IRS
 

Steve,
You can't (don't need to) use apt-get.
You just need to copy the file/directory.
For example to copy the whole Analog_Bridge directory:
cd /opt
cp -rf Analog_Bridge Analog_Bridge2
Do the same for MMDVM_Bridge and md380-emu.
As JJ said, you are going to need to use different ports.

Steve

On 8/12/20 8:17 PM, Steve Siesel [K4KSA] wrote:
Thanks,

What is the apt-get command to install dvswitch as a second instance? To place it in a directory where I want it?


Re: Audio stream of DMR talkgroup.

Steve Siesel [K4KSA]
 

Thanks,

What is the apt-get command to install dvswitch as a second instance? To place it in a directory where I want it?


Re: Audio stream of DMR talkgroup.

JJ Cummings
 

Yes you can do that, the ports just have to be unique for the audio channels.

Sent from the iRoad

On Aug 12, 2020, at 17:30, Steve Siesel [K4KSA] <steve@...> wrote:

All,

I currently run ASL<>DMR in a Raspberry Pi that Includes ASL <>Analog Bridge<> MMDVM Bridge. Can I add another Private node in my existing ASL (Maybe 1998), and then add a second instance of Analog Bridge and MMDVM Bridge then install Lame and ezstream to send a DMR talk group to Broadcastify?  Does that sound like the best way?

Steve
K4KSA


Re: Audio stream of DMR talkgroup.

Steve Siesel [K4KSA]
 

All,

I currently run ASL<>DMR in a Raspberry Pi that Includes ASL <>Analog Bridge<> MMDVM Bridge. Can I add another Private node in my existing ASL (Maybe 1998), and then add a second instance of Analog Bridge and MMDVM Bridge then install Lame and ezstream to send a DMR talk group to Broadcastify?  Does that sound like the best way?

Steve
K4KSA


Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

Tom
 

Stephen, you are correct. I was a little too fast cutting and pasting text and swapped the order. I have sent the updated pdf to Steve for posting. ‘Hope it helps others.

Regards,

Tom / K5TRA


Re: [Quantar-Bridge] ASL <-> P25 howto document

Stephen Brown - K1LNX
 

Looks great! Thanks Tom! 

One correction I think needs to be added however (unless I've missed it myself), this should be added on page 11 after the "cd /tmp" step: 

wget http://dvswitch.org/install-dvswitch-repo 

73
Stephen
K1LNX 


On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 2:30 PM Steve N4IRS <szingman@...> wrote:
Thanks to Tom, K5TRA we have a new instruction document. <https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/main/files/P25-AB%20K5TRA.pdf>
The document will help you build an ASL <-> P25 Bridge (includes a P25 Reflector) This is a no frills document. Tom shows you what files to edit and what fields to change. Includes some basic troubleshooting tips.

I like the simplicity of this. One of my favorite parts is that Tom ONLY changes the fields that need to change. Nothing more. Since the covers Analog_Bridge, MMDVM_Bridge and P25Gateway this is a good document for anyone bridging to P25 or connecting a Quantar to the P25 MMDVM Network for that matter. The document highlights one of the most basic principles of DVSwitch. That is the fact that most of the default settings just work. You don't have to edit every field in every file. If you understand the basic concept of DVSwitch you can get up and running pretty quickly. I'll leave it at this since it tells most everything you need to know:

 

A very large thank you to Tom for taking the time to create the document.


ASL <-> P25 howto document

Steve N4IRS
 

Thanks to Tom, K5TRA we have a new instruction document. <https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/main/files/P25-AB%20K5TRA.pdf>
The document will help you build an ASL <-> P25 Bridge (includes a P25 Reflector) This is a no frills document. Tom shows you what files to edit and what fields to change. Includes some basic troubleshooting tips.

I like the simplicity of this. One of my favorite parts is that Tom ONLY changes the fields that need to change. Nothing more. Since the covers Analog_Bridge, MMDVM_Bridge and P25Gateway this is a good document for anyone bridging to P25 or connecting a Quantar to the P25 MMDVM Network for that matter. The document highlights one of the most basic principles of DVSwitch. That is the fact that most of the default settings just work. You don't have to edit every field in every file. If you understand the basic concept of DVSwitch you can get up and running pretty quickly. I'll leave it at this since it tells most everything you need to know:

 

A very large thank you to Tom for taking the time to create the document.


Re: dvswitch.sh info - no output

Steve N4IRS
 

If you are trying to troubleshoot, check Analog_Bridge.log when you issue the command.

On 8/11/2020 10:38 PM, Tom Corcoran wrote:
Got it. So no messages.

tnx 
--
Tom VE3NY


Re: dvswitch.sh info - no output

Tom Corcoran
 

Got it. So no messages.

tnx 
--
Tom VE3NY


Re: dvswitch.sh info - no output

Steve N4IRS
 

info                          Update ABInfo and send to DVSM/UC
This command refreshes the ABinfo file in /tmp and sends the data to a connected client (DVSwitch Mobile / pyUC)

On 8/11/20 4:42 PM, Tom Corcoran wrote:
When I use the following command I see no message on the DVSM or the DVS ssh session

./dvswitch.sh info

Is the output directed somewhere else? Or is there output

./dvswitch.sh show works as it should.

--

Tom VE3NY


dvswitch.sh info - no output

Tom Corcoran
 

When I use the following command I see no message on the DVSM or the DVS ssh session

./dvswitch.sh info

Is the output directed somewhere else? Or is there output

./dvswitch.sh show works as it should.

--

Tom VE3NY


Re: asl.macro documentation / examples #analog_bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

Yes you need cmd (copy and paste error)
It's in the same place as your 997 [functions] off the top of my head.

On 8/11/2020 11:43 AM, Tom wrote:
Yes, I looked at the dvswitch.sh yesterday. Pretty cool. My question is implementation from ASL.

I typically call shell scripts with a function in the following way: 
997=cmd, /usr/local/sbin/on_normal.sh           ; Set ON_normal state

1)  Are you saying that I don't need       cmd,   preceeding the path/file ?
2)  Is the dvswitch.sh call in the [functions] or [macro] stanza ?

Tom

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