Three transmit clicks necessary to link

Help with D-Star related issues
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Three transmit clicks necessary to link

Post by K2RHK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:11 pm

I’m trying to set up DStar for a friend on pi-star and a jumbospot on a Pi3B. There’s an odd problem. It works, but linking or unlinking requires three transmit clicks. I have an identical hotspot and HT, a 31a, and my setup works fine. I’m using a SanDisk 32gb Extreme card, so no problems there, SD Formatter and Win32 Disk Writer to burn the card. I can duplicate the problem on my hotspot using the pi-star file I set up for him which is identical to mine except for his call details, etc. I put in his ccs number, but otherwise only have the DStar mode selected. This happens both with versions 3.1.7 and 4.0 rc4. I’ve been using pi-star for DStar for a long time but this really has me stumped.

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Re: Three transmit clicks necessary to link

Post by MW0MWZ » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:51 pm

Most usually this happens when the Pi-Star is setup for more than one active mode, and gets worse the more you have.
Usually if you only have D-Star on, and nothing else - it will always work first click of the PTT, if that is not the case, make sure you are using any suggested offset (some boards have a sticker on them with a starting point scribbled on it) and make sure the BER is good and low.

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Re: Three transmit clicks necessary to link

Post by AF6VN » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:10 pm

It wouldn't be a factor but just as an FYI: some forums I'm in have deprecated Win32 Disk Imager in favor of Balena Etcher.

Dennis L Bieber

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