Date   

Re: COS Point in Alinco DR610

David Cameron - IRLP
 

Len, I got my COS off the CTCSS board.

I cant remember which pin, but I know it is there. There was one for
the A VFO and one for the B VFO.

I obtained them from the non-CTCSS board (the one that comes with the
radio) that only ENCODES the tone (not the decode option board).

Dave Cameron

--- In irlp@yahoogroups.com, "n2len" <N2Len@a...> wrote:
Can anyone assist with the direct point to get COS in the DR610 I
tried to located it with a volt meter on the CTCSS board but no
luck. The busy light is located on the detachable face so that wont
work.
If anyone can help I can supply the service manual if needed.
Thank you kindly...


Re: Cannot unsubscribe!

Nate Duehr <nate@...>
 

On Sep 8, 2004, at 10:59 PM, Richard Whittaker wrote:


73s...
de Richard.
VY1RW, Node 1500 (150) since 1999.
Richard,

Since hardly anyone probably remembers this: Thank you for your original work on getting the status.irlp.net system up and running, also. If it weren't for your original work, that system simply would not exist.

Good luck on the move, and take care!

Nate WY0X


Re: Cannot unsubscribe!

k9dc <gingrich2@...>
 

--- In irlp@yahoogroups.com, Richard Whittaker <richard@c...> wrote:
Greetings:

This is to the list admin:

I've tried 4 times to unsubscribe from this group (no longer a node
owner), and I get the "reply to this E-mail" e-mail, I do that, and
nothing happens... If a list admin is reading this, could you PLEASE
drop me from the list?...
It can sometimes take several days or a week or more for list admin changes
to take effect. Just the way of yahoo.

That being said... I've been a node owner since IRLP had less than 10
nodes.. In fact, I was the 9th node on the network... It's been a
terrific time, and it has been truely wonderful to watch IRLP blossom
like it has.. Unfortunately, circumstances being what they are, I'm
moving about 60 miles north, and since we can't have IRLP on the network
due to power requirements at our repeater sites, it's only a Simplex
node, and wouldn't be terribly useful... Node 1500 will be going into
the direct care of YARA, may it's number long continue to populate the
database... I may, at some point in the near future start up a Simplex
node in Marsh Lake to provide Highway coverage, so maybe I'll be
back... :-)
Is it the power budget of the node PC causing the problem, or the repeater
with node attached (talking too much)? Sounds like might you need one of
Dave's micro-power solid-state, flash memory based node computers. Runs
for years on a lithium cell... Well maybe not quite that good :) But low
power operations are possible.

I certainly hope this historic node will stay on the air!

Thank you for ALL of your contributions Richard!

-Dave K9DC


Soundblaster cards & Ethernet cards - cheap !!!!

web_magician <wa6ilq@...>
 

Yes, they are ISA which is very old-hat,
but in case anybody has an older machine
at home that needs a ISA Soundblaster
or Ethernet, look here:

Soundblaster: <http://www.pcliquidator.com/detailproduct.asp?which=96>

Ethernet: <http://www.pcliquidator.com/detailproduct.asp?which=201>

They also have a variety of SCSI controllers
in both ISA and PCI

The company is in the Los Angeles area,
and has a wide variety of PC surplus
items.

Disclaimer: I have no relation to this store
except as a very happy repeat customer.

Mike WA6ILQ


TM-V7A & V3

Martin Johnson <kc7zwg@...>
 

I am looking for any information on using the kenwood TM-V7A &
version 3 board for IRLP... specifically the connection to computer
& COS.

any help appreciated,

Martin - kc7zwg
nodes: 4390 & 3087
kc7zwg@comcast.net



eom


Cannot unsubscribe!

Richard Whittaker <richard@...>
 

Greetings:

This is to the list admin:

I've tried 4 times to unsubscribe from this group (no longer a node owner), and I get the "reply to this E-mail" e-mail, I do that, and nothing happens... If a list admin is reading this, could you PLEASE drop me from the list?...

That being said... I've been a node owner since IRLP had less than 10 nodes.. In fact, I was the 9th node on the network... It's been a terrific time, and it has been truely wonderful to watch IRLP blossom like it has.. Unfortunately, circumstances being what they are, I'm moving about 60 miles north, and since we can't have IRLP on the network due to power requirements at our repeater sites, it's only a Simplex node, and wouldn't be terribly useful... Node 1500 will be going into the direct care of YARA, may it's number long continue to populate the database... I may, at some point in the near future start up a Simplex node in Marsh Lake to provide Highway coverage, so maybe I'll be back... :-)

73s...
de Richard.
VY1RW, Node 1500 (150) since 1999.


Re: talking Linux?

k9dc <gingrich2@...>
 

--- In irlp@yahoogroups.com, "Jim WW4M" <ww4m@i...> wrote:

Most people forget you can use aumix from a command prompt instead of
using the arrow keys to move left right. For instance, "aumix -q"
will query aumix to display all current settings. "aumix -o 80" will
set the output level to 80 (out of 100). Finally, "aumix -S" will
save any changes.
Yep... you are right. Forgot about that one!

-Dave K9DC


Re: talking Linux?

Butch Bussen
 

Thanks much. This kind of information is what I'm looking for. I'll be glad to put this kind of stuff together when I get up and running. Just to give you all a little back ground, I have been working with computers since my talking Apple 2E back in 83. Sometimes I kind of miss those days. <smile> Also if you have access to old qsts, I had an article in July of 87, Oct. Nov. and Dec. of 87, and I think final installment was in Jan of 88. I didn't weigh near as much back then, and all pictures were taken by Gary AG0N.

73s
Butch Bussen
wa0vjr

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Jim WW4M wrote:

--- In irlp@yahoogroups.com, "k9dc" <gingrich2@d...> wrote:
You should be able to do nearly everything from a remote session,
including installation of the IRLP software. The only thing your
screen reader might have a problem with is setting the audio levels
with aumix. Aumix is text based, but it uses the arrow keys to move up
and down the various channels of the sound card and left and right to
set the level.
Most people forget you can use aumix from a command prompt instead of
using the arrow keys to move left right. For instance, "aumix -q"
will query aumix to display all current settings. "aumix -o 80" will
set the output level to 80 (out of 100). Finally, "aumix -S" will
save any changes.

73, Jim WW4M




--- IRLP-Owners YahooGroups List ---
Yahoo! Groups Links





Re: talking Linux?

Nate Duehr <nate@...>
 

Tony Langdon (ATC) wrote:

I presently have a talking desktop computer running win98 and special "screen reading" software. I use a terminal program on this system to access my shell account and it works quite well. Unless I can find some sort of bootable talking Linux, I'll need help getting the first installation done. After this, how much can I do from a terminal program
I'm not aware of a Linux distribution that has speech during the
installation process. You will need someone to get Linux installed and make
it accessible to other machines on your network.
Riley KL3RH told me that the full RedHat 9 does support speech during installation. He's a blind ham who used it successfully.

Unfortunately I haven't talked to him on IRLP or anywhere else for months. If you can find him, he can probably help you out.

Nate WY0X


Cos point in ftl7011

Len Signoretti
 

Also looking for cos in a Vertex ftl7011.

Thank you


Re: talking Linux?

Jim WW4M <ww4m@...>
 

--- In irlp@yahoogroups.com, "k9dc" <gingrich2@d...> wrote:
You should be able to do nearly everything from a remote session,
including installation of the IRLP software. The only thing your
screen reader might have a problem with is setting the audio levels
with aumix. Aumix is text based, but it uses the arrow keys to move up
and down the various channels of the sound card and left and right to
set the level.
Most people forget you can use aumix from a command prompt instead of
using the arrow keys to move left right. For instance, "aumix -q"
will query aumix to display all current settings. "aumix -o 80" will
set the output level to 80 (out of 100). Finally, "aumix -S" will
save any changes.

73, Jim WW4M


Re: talking Linux?

Gary McDuffie, Sr. <mcduffie@...>
 

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 09:19:43 +1000, Tony Langdon (ATC) wrote:

(I know of a couple of blind IRLP node owners already).
Tony,

I know it would help Butch to be able to talk to these people direct,
and I know Butch would be glad to do a write up on things that would
help the visually impaired. Any chance of dropping him or I a note with
callsign's and/or contact info?

And I agree, responses here are more useful to the group, and could make
the manual eventually. Thanks.

Gary

--
IRLP node 3055
ag0n at arrl dot net
http colon//garymcduffie dot com


Re: talking Linux?

Tony Langdon (ATC) <tlangdon@...>
 

I presently have a talking desktop computer running win98
and special "screen reading" software. I use a terminal
program on this system to access my shell account and it
works quite well. Unless I can find some sort of bootable
talking Linux, I'll need help getting the first installation
done. After this, how much can I do from a terminal program
I'm not aware of a Linux distribution that has speech during the
installation process. You will need someone to get Linux installed and make
it accessible to other machines on your network.

on my main computer? Can I install the IRLP software
remotely? I notice the documentation talks about switching
terminals with alt-f1. Can I accomplish the same thing
remotely by logging in twice?
Yes, once you have network access to the IRLP PC, you can connect to it
multiple times and get the same effect.

I've tried using WINSCP on a friend's computer, and it
doesn't work well with my talking program. I often use FTP
to move files back and forth. Is this available on the IRLP
distribution, and if so, what do I have to do to implement this?
Yes, you can use FTP. You will need to install the vsftpd package and then
enable FTP, which means tweaking a configuration file in /etc/xinetd.d .

Any help and comments are appreciated. Please reply off list
to keep clutter down.
2 things. Firstly, there may be other vision impaired people in the future
that might benefit from our discussion (I know of a couple of blind IRLP
node owners already). This discussion may even make the Unofficial Manual.
Secondly, I'm at work, so it's simplest to just hit reply.

Thanks and 73s.

Butch Bussen

WA0VJR





------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
--------------------~-->
$9.95 domain names from Yahoo!. Register anything.
http://us.click.yahoo.com/J8kdrA/y20IAA/yQLSAA> /ELTolB/TM


--------------------------------------------------------------
------~->

--- IRLP-Owners YahooGroups List ---
Yahoo! Groups Links





COS Point in Alinco DR610

Len Signoretti
 

Can anyone assist with the direct point to get COS in the DR610 I
tried to located it with a volt meter on the CTCSS board but no
luck. The busy light is located on the detachable face so that wont
work.
If anyone can help I can supply the service manual if needed.
Thank you kindly...


Re: Actiontec DSL Modem/Router Trouble

Nate Duehr <nate@...>
 

Gary McDuffie, Sr. wrote:

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 00:48:35 -0700, Ross wrote:


I had to go to a cable modem ISP for many reasons but the main was MSN my
DSL ISP provider made it impossible due to their provided DSL modem
settings. I'm not sure here but it may be your ISP give them a call and
ask if you have a public accessible IP address. Good Luck
I'm assuming everyone knows that you need to have the modem in 'bridging
mode'. The modem needs to pass the IP address from the ISP to the
router so that NAT takes place there and NOT in the modem. The commands
are sometime available online (modem manufacturer), and your provider
usually needs to make the change. An outsider should be able to ping
the outside address as seen on your router's status page. Once you are
done testing, you should then turn off the ability to ping. Just
another part of being transparent to the hackers.

Sorry if this is old news, but it sounded like something that might need
to be included here.

Gary - AG�N
Unfortunately it's not this simple, making this statement not really true.

Some ISP's route fully usable Internet addresses to your router at your location and in this case, you do not need to use a bridged mode or anything like that. A real IP that's routed is a real IP... as long as they're not blocking incoming connections with a stateful firewall, ACL's in their edge routers, etc.

In the case of ISP's that use RFC1918 address space then yeah, if they'll give you a bridged connection to something that has a non RFC1918 space that will make things work.

Basically, what I'm saying here is that it's "more complex" than meets the eye... and of course, this is why even the smallest of ISPs employ a number of router folks. The best anyone can do is either look at their setup with a lot of routing experience and say "ah-ha... I see how my carrier does it!"... or they can call them on the phone and explain what they're trying to do and see if it's possible. In most cases, it is, because customers demand it. ISP's that don't route things correctly to RFC1918 space via NAT are rare, but in cases where they've done it, it has usually been done for a business reason. (i.e. Fully routable "business" connections vs. NAT'ed "residential" connections at different price levels, etc.)

Nate WY0X


Re: Time zone change...

Nate Duehr <nate@...>
 

k9dc wrote:

--- In irlp@yahoogroups.com, Nate Duehr <nate@n...> wrote:

The command-line program for RedHat 9 is called "redhat-config-date" - it provides the command line utilities to set the timezone in all the correct places on the filesystem in RH9.

What I don't have handy is a copy of Dave's RH9 CD to see if it's properly installed during an IRLP installation...

If it's not, it's available on various RedHat 9 mirrors worldwide, and we can help you through installing the RPM package.

Can someone see if it's on your default installed RH9/IRLP system please?
It is not on the IRLP RH9 distro. The rpm for redhat-config-date installs
ok, but when running it complains about an X server not being available.
(probably something from the X library somewhere). It runs fine in text mode on my more complete RH9 boxes, but not my vanilla RH9 node.
-Dave K9DC
Sounds like the RPM was built incorrectly and doesn't call out the proper dependencies for X libraries, as you mention. Typical RedHat quality when it comes to their own software... sad to say.

One could use strace or another tool to figure out which lib files it's not finding and then recommend a more complete list of RPM's for Dave to include on his next cut of the CD so the text-based time configuration tools actually work for people, like they did on the previous IRLP releases.

Would be easier to track this stuff if we had a bug tracker set up somewhere, but I've already ranted about the whole "project" thing enough lately. Sounds like the current "quick and easy" thing to do will be to use the commands Dave G provided, but reading through it I think it misses one of the settings somewhere.

Would also be interesting if someone had the time to get the RedHat tool working to then use a find command looking for recent -atime (file access times) to see exactly which files the RedHat tool actually "hits". Then we'd all know if Dave G's commands are correct, without a doubt. ;-)

Nate WY0X


Re: Time Update

Nate Duehr <nate@...>
 

Michael J. Hartwick wrote:

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 at 18:21 (-0600), Nate Duehr wrote:

ND> Michael J. Hartwick wrote:
ND>
ND> >If your clock drifts this much you would be much farther ahead to make
ND> >use of NTP. I know that there has been discussion on this list about
ND> >make use of NTP. There is a little information in the unofficial
ND> >manual about it. It doesn't make the time jump, instead moves it much
ND> >more gradually and then keeps it in sync.
ND> >
ND> >
ND> NTP also typically is set up to REFUSE to sync your clock if it's more
ND> than 5 minutes off (it assumes correctly that something is so wrong that
ND> the system admin really needs to take a look at it and make a rational
ND> decision about what's going on). The ntpdate command is available for

True, but once the clock is yanked to current NTP will keep it that
way. :)
Absolutely. It was meant as a warning for those who will run out, set up NTP, not read the docs, and then wonder why their clocks are still wrong. ;-)

Nate WY0X


Re: talking Linux?

David I. McAnally <kf7fly@...>
 

Everything can be managed from a ssh terminal program after initial install
of Linux. I manage several remote nodes and only had to have someone
locally power reboot a couple of them once, probably due to a UPS power
glitch. All updates and a few soft reboots have been performed remotely via
ssh login.

Try out the PUTTY SSH windows client software. It is less Window GUI and
more terminal command line.

Multiple login terminal sessions are fine.

Regards,
David McAnally (KF7FLY)

-----Original Message-----
From: Butch Bussen [mailto:butchb@shellworld.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 12:56 PM
To: irlp@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [irlp] talking Linux?


Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'll try and keep it as
brief as possible. I am totally blind and use special software to
make my computers talk. I just received my board and cd yesterday.
I'm not totally unfamiliar with Linux, I've used pine, linx, and
ftp on a shell account for years. I know there is some work being
done with a "talking Linux", but most of what I've seen uses
Slackware. I know I'll need some sighted help getting things up
and running, but I want to do as much as I can myself and learn as
I go.

I presently have a talking desktop computer running win98 and special
"screen reading" software. I use a terminal program on this
system to access my shell account and it works quite well. Unless
I can find some sort of bootable talking Linux, I'll need help
getting the first installation done. After this, how much can I do
from a terminal program on my main computer? Can I install the
IRLP software remotely? I notice the documentation talks about
switching terminals with alt-f1. Can I accomplish the same thing
remotely by logging in twice?

I've tried using WINSCP on a friend's computer, and it doesn't
work well with my talking program. I often use FTP to move files
back and forth. Is this available on the IRLP distribution, and
if so, what do I have to do to implement this?

Any help and comments are appreciated. Please reply off list to
keep clutter down.

Thanks and 73s.

Butch Bussen

WA0VJR


Re: talking Linux?

k9dc <gingrich2@...>
 

--- In irlp@yahoogroups.com, Butch Bussen <butchb@s...> wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'll try and keep it as
brief as possible. I am totally blind and use special software to
make my computers talk. I just received my board and cd yesterday.
I'm not totally unfamiliar with Linux, I've used pine, linx, and
ftp on a shell account for years. I know there is some work being
done with a "talking Linux", but most of what I've seen uses
Slackware. I know I'll need some sighted help getting things up
and running, but I want to do as much as I can myself and learn as
I go.

I presently have a talking desktop computer running win98 and special
"screen reading" software. I use a terminal program on this
system to access my shell account and it works quite well. Unless
I can find some sort of bootable talking Linux, I'll need help
getting the first installation done. After this, how much can I do
from a terminal program on my main computer?
You should be able to do nearly everything from a remote session,
including installation of the IRLP software. The only thing your
screen reader might have a problem with is setting the audio levels
with aumix. Aumix is text based, but it uses the arrow keys to move up
and down the various channels of the sound card and left and right to
set the level.

I notice the documentation talks about
switching terminals with alt-f1. Can I accomplish the same thing
remotely by logging in twice?
Yes you can telnet or SSH into the Linux shell as many times as you
want. Short of a hardware failure, Linux can be completely
administered remotely. In fact many of us do not even have a monitor
or keyboard on the computer.

I've tried using WINSCP on a friend's computer, and it doesn't
work well with my talking program. I often use FTP to move files
back and forth. Is this available on the IRLP distribution, and
if so, what do I have to do to implement this?
Command line FTP comes with Linux, but the FTP service is disabled on
a normal installation. However you can always use the command line
utility scp or "secure copy" to move files around. SCP uses ssh as the
transport mechanism and is available if you have sshd running.

While IRLP was not particularly designed for a blind user, since there
is no GUI and is totally command line driven, you should have a good
chance at a succesful installation. I would imagine that soldering
connectors on cables for the radio interface would cause more
difficulty than installing the software.

-Dave K9DC


talking Linux?

Butch Bussen
 

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'll try and keep it as
brief as possible. I am totally blind and use special software to
make my computers talk. I just received my board and cd yesterday.
I'm not totally unfamiliar with Linux, I've used pine, linx, and
ftp on a shell account for years. I know there is some work being
done with a "talking Linux", but most of what I've seen uses
Slackware. I know I'll need some sighted help getting things up
and running, but I want to do as much as I can myself and learn as
I go.

I presently have a talking desktop computer running win98 and special
"screen reading" software. I use a terminal program on this
system to access my shell account and it works quite well. Unless
I can find some sort of bootable talking Linux, I'll need help
getting the first installation done. After this, how much can I do
from a terminal program on my main computer? Can I install the
IRLP software remotely? I notice the documentation talks about
switching terminals with alt-f1. Can I accomplish the same thing
remotely by logging in twice?

I've tried using WINSCP on a friend's computer, and it doesn't
work well with my talking program. I often use FTP to move files
back and forth. Is this available on the IRLP distribution, and
if so, what do I have to do to implement this?

Any help and comments are appreciated. Please reply off list to
keep clutter down.

Thanks and 73s.

Butch Bussen

WA0VJR