Pi-Star does not show being connected to reflector

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Re: Pi-Star does not show being connected to reflector

Post by G8OGJ » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:53 am

I'm still getting this problem intermittently. Current set-up at this location is a Raspberry Pi Zero with DVAP running 3.4.17 (updated today, believed to be the latest release) and an IC92D set for repeater mode with zero offset.

On starting up I can switch between, e.g. REF001C (default), REF005A and REF006C. After a few switches the unit stops responding to requests. The request is acknowledged ("connecting to...") but there is no link.

Any thoughts? My D-Star registration is with the server GB7YD and goes back to 2011 - I have not had any problem with this before.

I have recently updated the DVAP firmware to what is understood to be the latest firmware in order to overcome the DVAP crashes after an hour bug - but I cannot really test it if I cannot use the radio.

The Pi-Star Admin panel shows that dstarrepeater and ircddbgateway daemons are running and the blue light on the DVAP is still flashing periodically during these tests.

Ian
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Re: Pi-Star does not show being connected to reflector

Post by G8OGJ » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:18 am

Further update...

After rebooting the pi-star unit (RPi Zero + DVAP) I link to REF001C - no problem.

After 5-10 minutes the radio announces "linking to REF001C" - the link has dropped.

I can then link to REF001C

After 5-10 minutes the radio announces "linking to REF001C" - the link has dropped.

I can no longer link to any reflector.

Ian
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