DVRPTR V1 and Raspberry Pi 4B

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VK3HAW
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DVRPTR V1 and Raspberry Pi 4B

Post by VK3HAW » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:52 pm

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B 4Gb RAM I have been using for another project, and a DVRPTR V1 that has been in the cupboard for a few years.

The firmware currently on the DVRPTR is V1.69b, and I have tried different firmware versions, however Pi-Star on the Pi 4B either cannot find the device or says the firmware is corrupt.

I have managed to get the DVRPTR board to connect DVRPTR Control Centre on a Windows 10 laptop, and that was a task in itself.

Just wondering if it should be possible to run this setup or not?

I have also ordered a MMDVM hotspot and Pi Zero W board, both of which are in the mail, but ETA is unknown at this stage.

Thanks
Steve

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Re: DVRPTR V1 and Raspberry Pi 4B

Post by m0hbk » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:23 pm

Steve,

The DVRPTR V1 modem works well with Pi-Star but will only support D-Star. I have one running with with a Raspberry Pi 3 B and for radio I am using a low power Motorola GM300. I believe that the firmware in the DVRPTR modem is also V1.69b.

Make sure that in the Pi-Star Configuration Menu you select DStarRepeater and Simplex Node in the Control Software section. As configuration you can only select D-Star Mode and in the modem drop down list you select DVRPTR V1 (USB).

Hope this helps to get you going.

Carlos
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Re: DVRPTR V1 and Raspberry Pi 4B

Post by VK3HAW » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:25 am

Carlos,

Thanks for the advice. It has been a few days since I last tried so I will try again later today with a fresh install of Pi-Star.

Steve

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Re: DVRPTR V1 and Raspberry Pi 4B

Post by VK3HAW » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:23 am

Re-flashed to SD card with 4.1.0-RC7. I think I have got the settings right

From the Live Log:

M: 2019-12-20 00:41:46: Found modem path of ../../devices/platform/scb/fd500000.pcie/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0/0000:01:00.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/tty
E: 2019-12-20 00:41:46: Unrecognized controller , using dummy controller
M: 2019-12-20 00:41:46: Starting DV-RPTR1 Modem Controller thread
M: 2019-12-20 00:41:46: Poll text set to "linux_dv-rptr-20190118---debug"
M: 2019-12-20 00:41:46: Starting the D-Star repeater thread
M: 2019-12-20 00:41:48: Slow data set to "Not linked "
M: 2019-12-20 00:41:51: Network header received - My: VK3HAW /INFO Your: CQCQCQ Rpt1: VK3HAW G Rpt2: VK3HAW B Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2019-12-20 00:41:51: Transmitting to - My: VK3HAW /INFO Your: CQCQCQ Rpt1: VK3HAW G Rpt2: VK3HAW B Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2019-12-20 00:41:53: Stats for VK3HAW Frames: 2.5s, Loss: 0.0%, Packets: 0/123
M: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: File /root/en_GB.ambe not readable
M: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: Reading /usr/local/etc/dstarrepeater/en_GB.ambe
M: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: File /root/en_GB.indx not readable
M: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: Reading /usr/local/etc/dstarrepeater/en_GB.indx
M: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: Found modem path of ../../devices/platform/scb/fd500000.pcie/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0/0000:01:00.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/tty
E: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: Unrecognized controller , using dummy controller
M: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: Starting DV-RPTR1 Modem Controller thread
M: 2019-12-20 00:43:31: Poll text set to "linux_dv-rptr-20190118---debug"
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Re: DVRPTR V1 and Raspberry Pi 4B

Post by VK3HAW » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:34 am

It seems the DVRPTR V1 USB modem is not yet functional on Pi-Star 4B+ with the latest release candidate.

I eventually powered up the old Raspberry Pi 2011.12 board to see if it would work with Pi-Star V3.4.17..... bingo:

I: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Modem type set to "DV-RPTR V1"
I: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: DV-RPTR V1, port: /dev/ttyACM0, RX invert: 1, TX invert: 0, channel: A, mod level: 35%, TX delay: 150 ms
I: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: DV-RPTR Modem Firmware version: 1.69b, hardware: DV-RPTR R.2012-08-08
M: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Found modem path of ../../devices/platform/soc/20980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/tty
I: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Controller set to , config: 1, PTT invert: 0, active hang time: 0 ms
I: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Output 1 = 0, output 2 = 0, output 3 = 0, output 4 = 0
I: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Control: enabled: 0, RPT1: , RPT2: , shutdown: , startup: , status1: , status2: , status3: , status4: , status5: , command1: = , command2: = , command3: = , command4: = , command5: = , command6: = , output1: , output2: , output3: , output4:
I: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Frame logging set to 0, in /root
M: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Starting DV-RPTR1 Modem Controller thread
M: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Poll text set to "linux_dv-rptr-20170705_pi-star"
M: 2019-12-22 01:14:10: Starting the D-Star repeater thread

So the DVRPTR still works and the RPi V4 has other duties for now.
Thanks to Carlos for the help.

Steve

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