[aprssig] THD72 and Raspberri Pi Igate

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Wed Nov 6 01:12:10 CST 2013


Anyone using XASTIR ?

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of John Gorkos
Sent: Wednesday, 6 November 2013 6:22 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] THD72 and Raspberri Pi Igate

Results of plugging my D-72 into my Raspbian-equipped RasPi:
I¹ve never had a problem with SiLabs chips with Linux.  OSX and Windows,
yes, verily, but never with Linux.


Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150037.894750] usb 1-1.3: new
full-speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.001853] usb 1-1.3: New USB
device found, idVendor=10c4, idProduct=ea60
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.001889] usb 1-1.3: New USB
device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.001909] usb 1-1.3: Product:
CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.001925] usb 1-1.3:
Manufacturer: Silicon Labs
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.001940] usb 1-1.3:
SerialNumber: 0567000E3831
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.064211] usbcore: registered
new interface driver usbserial
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.064335] usbcore: registered
new interface driver usbserial_generic
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.064444] USB Serial support
registered for generic
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.064465] usbserial: USB Serial
Driver core
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.076396] usbcore: registered
new interface driver cp210x
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.076521] USB Serial support
registered for cp210x
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.076649] cp210x 1-1.3:1.0:
cp210x converter detected
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.164814] usb 1-1.3: reset
full-speed USB device number 5 using dwc_otg
Nov  5 21:10:11 raspberrypi kernel: [1150038.268855] usb 1-1.3: cp210x
converter now attached to ttyUSB0



I also went ahead and set up AX25 on Raspbian, and installed minicom.  You
want to use 9600,N,8,1 with no hardware or software flow control to talk
to the radio.  I just gave it a ³kiss on² and ³restart² command (not
³reset²).
The ax25 Œbeacon¹ command from the command line seems to send a valid
beacon, so I¹ll bang on getting APRX set up next.

John Gorkos
AB0OO


On 11/5/13, 3:55 PM, "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

>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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