Yeah, personally I like it better than having a dashboard running all the time cluttering up my chrome tabs.KE0FHS wrote: ↑Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:32 pm
I like Nextion screens, but I personally don't think they're necessary. I have a few around that I test with, but, for example, I could never be bothered to try out the Model 8 driver. One thing I know with my own setups is that when I was testing using a Nextion with the standard driver plugged into the serial/modem through-holes on a ZUMspot, it worked when I selected ON7LDS L2, but it didn't work when I selected ON7LDS L3. I'm unsure if there has been some new update since then that would make using ON7LDS L3 work when the Nextion is plugged into the modem port on the ZUMspot (or maybe it's just requires different HMI/tft files?). Hopefully, they'll actually test things and verify that their PDF settings work for their customers.
G4KLX and ON7LDS L2 will work with no nextion driver installed, the only big difference is ON7LDS L2 will send font size and color changes, and Talker Alias info while G4KLX's won't.
ON7LDS L3 requires the Nextion Driver.
You get some useful extra features by using the Nextion Driver that you are missing out on though, like CPU temp. Personally I use it for my custom screen that displays all of the callers information in radioid's dmr database, but I also run a custom version of the Nextion driver too, to be able to get that information correctly. Theres only a few cases when it messes up that I need to tweak still.
Well, I'm glad its working.
Can you take a photo and post it of what you are describing? Sometimes it takes quite a few seconds for the data to populate when the different pages are redrawn. If its been setting there for 5 minutes on the idle screen, and doesn't display the callsign info, then theres a serious issue with the programming on the screen, and there isn't anything you can really do about it since HRO doesn't provide information to the screen info that is preloaded. It looks like one of PD0DIB's screens, but maybe they modified something in it for their package. You'd have to contact HRO or ZUM Radio and ask them.
Good lord man, thats not an easy task. XD.