[aprssig] THD72 and Raspberri Pi Igate

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Nov 5 13:55:26 CST 2013


On 11/5/2013 11:25 AM, Andrew P. wrote:
> No reason why you shouldn't be able to, assuming the Pi has appropriate Igate capable software installed on it. It already supports standard USB-serial dongles (such as the one in the TH-D72), and has a full Internet protocol stack for contacting the APRS-IS servers.
>
> Who's got the best software for this environment? I'm afraid that my YAAC program isn't the most efficient on the RPi platform for this.
>
> Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Rich <vk4tec at tech-software.net>
> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:04:07
> To: <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: [aprssig] THD72 and Raspberri Pi Igate
>
>


The primary issue I see is that the D72 uses a rather oddball USB<-->serial 
interface chip;  the Silicon Labs SL210x chip rather than the far more common 
Prolific or FDTI chips that are widely supported in the driver libraries of 
various OS's.


Verify that a driver for the SL210x is in the Pi's driver library (or is 
available as a download) before you attempt to mate the two devices.



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