Unable to connect to repeaters but Reflectors etc. all fine

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M7PUG
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Unable to connect to repeaters but Reflectors etc. all fine

Post by M7PUG » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:25 am

Hi,

I have recently amended my callsign (M7PUG - 2E0FOA) and thus registered the new callsign via Icom in the UK. This all seems to show fine on the Trust Server database, so I updated the callsign in my radio and on the Pistar.

I was (and still am) able to access GB7SF using my old callsign, however with nothing else changed, merely the callsign change, I cannot link.

Pistar links to e.g. REF0001C no problem.

Can anyone suggest what I should check etc please?

M1DNS
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Re: Unable to connect to repeaters but Reflectors etc. all fine

Post by M1DNS » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:23 am

Depending on when you changed the call, it will take a little while to transverse the dplus network. If e.g. you updated it yesterday I'd give it another 24hrs.

Alternatively I'd contact the repeater keeper and ask there if there might be some possible issue.

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M7PUG
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Re: Unable to connect to repeaters but Reflectors etc. all fine

Post by M7PUG » Fri May 22, 2020 8:20 am

Hi Andrew, apologies, I missed your reply!
The time since call change is weeks now, and Icom have confirmed no issues on their registration.
Repeater in question here is GB7SF, and M1ERS tells me all
Is fine. I think I’ll update Pistar and see if that helps

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Re: Unable to connect to repeaters but Reflectors etc. all fine

Post by K0KC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:45 pm

I was experiencing random problems with the inability to link to repeaters with no problems linking to reflectors. This problem may have started when I upgraded PiStar to version 4.1.0 a few months ago. I recently upgraded to 4.1.2 and the random problem continued. I decided to downgrade to 3.4.17 and so far (after two days) I have not had any problems linking to repeaters. I will continue to monitor the situation and report back if the problems reappear.

I believe that version 4 is based upon the Buster version of the Raspberry Pi OS while version 3 is based upon the Stretch version of Raspbian. Perhaps a bug is hiding somewhere in the transition to Buster.

Ed, K0KC

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Re: Unable to connect to repeaters but Reflectors etc. all fine

Post by AF6VN » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:15 pm

K0KC wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:45 pm
I believe that version 4 is based upon the Buster version of the Raspberry Pi OS while version 3 is based upon the Stretch version of Raspbian. Perhaps a bug is hiding somewhere in the transition to Buster.
Worse -- as I recall, 3.x is based in Jessie (Debian 8). The aborted 4.0.x beta versions used Stretch (Debian 9), but then the foundation released the R-Pi 4B which was only supported with Buster (Debian 10) so development shifted to that and 4.1.x versions.

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Re: Unable to connect to repeaters but Reflectors etc. all fine

Post by K0KC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:17 pm

Whatever...I have been able to link to repeaters fine with the 3.4.17 version so far. I will give it a few more days to declare it a success. I would, however, like to be running the latest version even though my Raspberry Pi in my hot spot is a 3B.

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