[aprssig] THD72 and Raspberri Pi Igate

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Wed Nov 6 01:20:00 CST 2013


Andrew,

I did, with kernel ax25. It was a relatively simple process of sorting 
out some dependancies and it worked fine, albeit a tad slow with raster 
maps (1:250000 topo)

Ray vk2tv

On 06/11/13 18:12, Andrew Rich wrote:
> 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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