DVAP Setup

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k2dls
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DVAP Setup

Post by k2dls » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:09 pm

I just setup my 2m DVAP with Pi-Star and note that the DVAP setup did not work without requiring several additional settings. I have not seen these documented elsewhere, so I share them here for your convenience.

In the Configuration GUI:

Controller Software: DStarRepeater
Radio/Modem Type: DVAP (USB)
Controller Mode: Simplex

However, this is not enough for the DVAP to communicate out over the gateway. Next, enter the Expert Editors screen. Select quick edit DStarRepeater and very carefully:

Change Mode from 0 to 1.
Change rpt1Validation from 1 to 0 (doesn't require RPT1 value in radio to use DVAP).

Apply Changes and then quick edit ircDDBGateway. Very carefully:

Change gatewayType from 0 to 1.

Perhaps the Pi-Star team would consider having these fields populated as above when selecting a Radio/Modem Type of DVAP.

73

ct1dvm
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Re: DVAP Setup

Post by ct1dvm » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:49 am

Those options will be needed for AP/terminal mode when they update to latest dstarrepeater also.
There are a few guides online.
https://github.com/dl5di/OpenDV/wiki/D-STAR-Repeater

RPT1 Validation which is by default on, is used control access to the repeater based on RPT1. If it is on then only stations in duplex mode with the correct callsign set in the RPT1 position, this is standard behaviour for D-Star repeaters. If it is set to off then a D-Star radio in simplex mode can also access the repeater and the correct values will be inserted into RPT1 and RPT2 within the repeater software.

I recommend updating the dvap FW to v 1.07

HB9ETR
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Re: DVAP Setup

Post by HB9ETR » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:29 pm

I recommend updating the dvap FW to v 1.07

Where is the updater?

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Re: DVAP Setup

Post by ct1dvm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:05 am

HB9ETR wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:29 pm
I recommend updating the dvap FW to v 1.07

Where is the updater?
If you updated as you would to then recommend, then you will already have the updater on your PC.

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Re: DVAP Setup

Post by N7HHI » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:17 am

ct1dvm wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:05 am
HB9ETR wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:29 pm
I recommend updating the dvap FW to v 1.07

Where is the updater?
If you updated as you would to then recommend, then you will already have the updater on your PC.
I don't understand your reply.
I don't know where to find the dvap FW v 1.07
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Re: DVAP Setup

Post by ct1dvm » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:44 am

How can you recommend something you have not tried ?

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