ZUM Radio Board V1.0

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vk4mih
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ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by vk4mih » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:53 am

Hi to all just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction i recently updated the FW on my Zum Radio Board V1.0 with

sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi

Which has updated to FW:20190130 i am not sure if this is the correct FW i should have installed although the things seem to be working okay, i have my doubts about some issues with the handshaking to open up the repeater i have built, if the repeater is open its fine but its the initial activation, i am kinda wondering if this is a firmware issue i thoroughly checked everything else if someone could let me know if this is the correct FW would be great, or should i be using something like FW:20180723 and can this be reinstalled after being updated TIA

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Re: ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by KE0FHS » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:30 pm

The ZUM Radio Board V1.0 takes different firmware than the ZUMspot. As far as I know, there isn't an automated Pi-Star script for updating the firmware of the ZUM Radio Board V1.0, so I think you'll need to contact the manufacturer.
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Re: ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by DG8MCQ » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:30 am

Hi Toshen,

you are using the wrong procedure!
What you have used will update a zumSPOT, not a zumRADIO Board!
For a zumRadio Firmware Update you have to follow this advice:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=637&p=4729&hilit=z ... ware#p4729

There is just one stumbling stone left over:
- The Procedure above will update a version 0.9 Board with a STM32F4xx Chip in it,
- While the version 1.0 Board has a STM32F7xx Chip installed!
- That means, if you com down to the end of the Procedure, you have to replace two lines:
- "make pi" should become "make pi-f722"
- "sudo make deploy-pi" should become "sudo make deploy-pi-f7"
- Last Step is the same rebooting procedure "sudo reboot"

I havn't done the last steps by myslf (I own a STM32F4xx Board), but learned it from here:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1663&p=7218&hilit= ... ware#p7218

I do hope that it will be OK for you, and perform well as requested!

Good Luck!
vy 73 de Udo, DG8MCQ

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Re: ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by KE0FHS » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm

Thanks for your post, Udo, but I think you addressed it to the wrong person.
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Re: ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by KE7FNS » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:59 am

Toshen.... Are you sure?? :lol:
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Re: ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by KE0FHS » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:43 pm

Yes.

Let me clarify:
DG8MCQ wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:30 am
Hi Toshen,
The post is addressed to me.
DG8MCQ wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:30 am
you are using the wrong procedure!
I did not use any procedure. Because the OP tried to use the sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi script, I simply said that "there isn't an automated Pi-Star script for updating the firmware of the ZUM Radio Board V1.0"
DG8MCQ wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:30 am
What you have used will update a zumSPOT, not a zumRADIO Board!
That's the same thing I said, just differently worded.

The one mistake I may have made was in saying the "The ZUM Radio Board V1.0 takes different firmware than the ZUMspot." I actually don't know that. It may or may not use the same firmware, but there definitely is a different procedure that needs to be used from the one that is used for the ZUMspot. That's why I suggested contacting Jim, the manufacturer, to ask for the correct procedure.
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Re: ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by KE7FNS » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:46 pm

I wasn't being serious.
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Re: ZUM Radio Board V1.0

Post by KE0FHS » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:03 pm

Oops, sorry! :)
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