DVmega Pi3

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DVmega Pi3

Postby pete_uk » 30 Sep 2016, 18:58

I have the board connected to my Pi3 and its booting up and everything is tickety-boo on the hardware front. I have an image which has everything but to set up the repeater bit (the name of which starts with irc) I need to edit a file... that I can't find :crazy:

I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on a good image or whatever so I can get the thing going {bnghd}

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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby sec1223 » 30 Sep 2016, 20:46

im thinking of getting one of these..
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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby Paul-H » 30 Sep 2016, 22:42

Western Dstar is always a good place to start.

http://www.westerndstar.co.uk/index.html
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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby pete_uk » 01 Oct 2016, 13:09

Tried the 'D-Star Repeater +ircDDB + VNC Widget Version B,B+,V2 Compatible' but it didn't work on my Pi3, so I will try the top one.

The problem I had with another image from the US was I couldn't find the file I had to edit anywhere {bnghd}

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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby Paul-H » 01 Oct 2016, 17:47

Its been a while since I set one up but with the top 'Jessie' image you don't need to edit a file.
Theres a widget that opens once the image is installed and the Pi boots and from that you can configure both the ircddb and the dvmega.
I'll try to find the step by step instructions I used.
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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby pete_uk » 03 Oct 2016, 02:48

Thanks, yeah I have that top image but it doesn't see my board as dual band and I see no way of getting DMR working.

sec1223, get something on Windows!

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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby pete_uk » 11 Oct 2016, 16:44

DV Bluespot will run from windows POC's or android devices via bluetooth

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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby sec1223 » 14 Oct 2016, 05:12

bought a single band shield and a bluestack micro+
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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby pete_uk » 28 Oct 2016, 14:40

I have the dualband version but buggered if I can get it going. Just get a constant red flashing light. No signal comes out and I'm not even sure which firmware I need.

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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby sec1223 » 28 Oct 2016, 18:11

set bit up like this.. pout your call at the top and dmr number under it
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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby pete_uk » 30 Oct 2016, 12:56

Yeah I know all that, but I have managed to upload the firmware but the windows software says it cannot detect the firmware and when I use the android app I can connect to it and change reflectors manually but commands from radios are ignored. :|

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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby DX-Digger » 30 Oct 2016, 21:12

https://g0wfv.wordpress.com/how-to-ircddbgateway-mmdvmhost-on-the-same-rpidvmega-as-a-multimode-dstardmr-hotspot/

https://g0wfv.wordpress.com/how-to-mmdvmhost-with-a-dvmega/#comment-103

https://g0wfv.wordpress.com/how-to-auto-start-mmdvmhost-as-a-service-on-boot-in-raspbian-jessie/

Loads of info on that blog site could be down to something else accessing /dev/ttyAMA0 port on the pi.

Also what software version is running on your DVMega you may need to upgrade it to a later version.

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Re: DVmega Pi3

Postby pete_uk » 05 Nov 2016, 04:14

Thank you for the advice people! I have a DV Mega Bluespot and its great! :D

I have D-STAR on 144.8125 and that gets me around to the shop no problems on a gain rubber duck, with it connected to my GP6 antenna and a halfwave on my ID51 I can get it a quarter of a mile away up the fields. Not bad for 10mw


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