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Re: clear_IRLP_GPIO

David Cameron - IRLP
 

Attached:

#!/bin/bash

# In order: D0, D1, D2, D3, COS
INGPIO="4 25 9 24 10"
# In order: PTT, AUX1, AUX2, AUX3
OUTGPIO="17 18 22 23"

#Export all pins and set input/ouput
for i in ${INGPIO} ${OUTGPIO}; do
if [ -d /sys/class/gpio/gpio${i} ] ; then
echo "${i}" > /sys/class/gpio/unexport
EXPORTS="${EXPORTS} ${i}"
fi
done

if [ ! -z "${EXPORTS}" ] ; then
echo "Clearing IRLP GPIO pins${EXPORTS}"
fi

On 2020-01-07 16:18, Ken Pokigo via Groups.Io wrote:
I have a PI IRLP node and lost some files
Does anyone one have the file 'clear_IRLP_GPIO' ?
Its in the path /home/irlp/custom
Thanks
Ken
KC2AYK
Links:
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[1] https://irlp.groups.io/g/IRLP/message/76579
[2] https://groups.io/mt/69517009/500965
[3] https://irlp.groups.io/g/IRLP/post
[4] https://irlp.groups.io/g/IRLP/editsub/500965
[5] https://irlp.groups.io/g/IRLP/leave/defanged


clear_IRLP_GPIO

Ken Pokigo
 

I have a PI IRLP node and lost some files

Does anyone one have the file 'clear_IRLP_GPIO' ?
Its in the path    /home/irlp/custom

Thanks

Ken 
KC2AYK


Re: FS IRLP board for a Pi

Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA)
 

I was only referring to the board if that was all he needed.

Mick - W7CAT

----- Original Message -----
From: James Hertel
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2020 09:29:51 PM
Subject: Re: [IRLP] FS IRLP board for a Pi

> Not sure what your math issues are, but I read $189.98 for the Items I
> advertised out for $100.  I'd say that would be a good deal? I guess you
> didn't get the picture I sent too.. hummm ? Well the purchaser was
> excited and it will be in the mail in the AM...  you have a good day
> there Mick.. 73
>
> *Modified IRLP Board
> w/ attached USB Sound*
>
>
> *Modified GPIO cable*
>
>
>
> On 1/5/2020 6:03 PM, Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) wrote:
> >
> > Looks like only about $10 more to have a brand new board:
> >
> > http://www.irlp.net/order.html
> >
> > Mick - W7CAT
> > Node 3464
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io"
> > To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
> > Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2020 05:23:41 PM
> > Subject: Re: [IRLP] FS IRLP board for a Pi
> >
> > > Bummer
> > > On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 01:47:57 PM MST, James Hertel wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > sorry it's sold
> > >
> > > On 1/5/2020 10:51 AM, Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > I am interested. Carl,NB7C
> > > carlnb7c@...
> > >
> > > On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10:39:59 AM MST, James Hertel wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > --
> > Untitled Document
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
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Re: FS IRLP board for a Pi

James Hertel
 

Not sure what your math issues are, but I read $189.98 for the Items I advertised out for $100.  I'd say that would be a good deal? I guess you didn't get the picture I sent too.. hummm ? Well the purchaser was excited and it will be in the mail in the AM...  you have a good day there Mick.. 73

Modified IRLP Board
w/ attached USB Sound
Modified GPIO cable


On 1/5/2020 6:03 PM, Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) wrote:

Looks like only about $10 more to have a brand new board:

http://www.irlp.net/order.html

Mick - W7CAT
Node 3464


----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io"
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2020 05:23:41 PM
Subject: Re: [IRLP] FS IRLP board for a Pi

> Bummer
> On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 01:47:57 PM MST, James Hertel wrote:
>
>
> sorry it's sold
>
> On 1/5/2020 10:51 AM, Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>
> I am interested. Carl,NB7C
> carlnb7c@...
>
> On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10:39:59 AM MST, James Hertel wrote:
>
>
> Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping
>
>
>
> IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments
>
>
>
>
>
>
--


Re: Wired to Wireless on AT Computer

David Cameron - IRLP
 

Alternately, you can just add the SSID and Preshared Key info into the interfaces file and not bother with wpa_supplicant now:

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
        address 10.1.1.31
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        gateway 10.1.1.1
        wpa-ssid NameOfYourWiFiNetwork
        wpa-psk SuperSecretWifiPassword

If you use a USB Wifi that is supported in Linux, it should be just plug and play. By default on an IRLP install it will come up as wlan0 if recognized.

Plug it in, then run

dmesg

and look at the last few lines. Any errors should show up there.

Dave Cameron

On 05/01/2020 7:15 p.m., Nosey Nick VA3NNW wrote:
Bob Redoutey N5KF wrote:
Yes, adding USB WiFi would be easy. My question is...what is involved? No, it's not a ancient node. It's the AT style Dave Cameron put together for years. If I add the USB WiFi, will it automatically configure to the new IP address? Or do I need to get into the computer setup? I know I need to open ports on the new Router/WiFi setup.
I assume you'd log in, you'd look at "ifconfig -a" to find the name of the new interface (probably wlan0 but maybe something like wlp1s0, almost certainly begins "w" anyway), then you'd edit it into /etc/network/interfaces somewhat like:

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
        address 10.1.1.31
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        gateway 10.1.1.1
        wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

... and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf would include something like:

network={
        ssid="NameOfYourWiFiNetwork"
        psk="SuperSecretWifiPassword"
}

USUALLY Linux would just autoconfigure it using DHCP and stuff, but if I recall, IRLP install disables this.

"sudo iwlist wlan0 scan" if you're not sure of the name of your WiFi network and want to scan.


Nick VA3NNW

--
"Nosey" Nick Waterman, VA3NNW/G7RZQ, K2 #5209.
use Std::Disclaimer;sig@...
Vitamin C deficiency is apauling


Re: Wired to Wireless on AT Computer

Nosey Nick VA3NNW
 

Bob Redoutey N5KF wrote:
Yes, adding USB WiFi would be easy. My question is...what is involved? No, it's not a ancient node. It's the AT style Dave Cameron put together for years. If I add the USB WiFi, will it automatically configure to the new IP address? Or do I need to get into the computer setup? I know I need to open ports on the new Router/WiFi setup.

I assume you'd log in, you'd look at "ifconfig -a" to find the name of the new interface (probably wlan0 but maybe something like wlp1s0, almost certainly begins "w" anyway), then you'd edit it into /etc/network/interfaces somewhat like:

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
        address 10.1.1.31
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        gateway 10.1.1.1
        wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

... and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf would include something like:

network={
        ssid="NameOfYourWiFiNetwork"
        psk="SuperSecretWifiPassword"
}

USUALLY Linux would just autoconfigure it using DHCP and stuff, but if I recall, IRLP install disables this.

"sudo iwlist wlan0 scan" if you're not sure of the name of your WiFi network and want to scan.


Nick VA3NNW

-- 
"Nosey" Nick Waterman, VA3NNW/G7RZQ, K2 #5209.
use Std::Disclaimer;    sig@...
Vitamin C deficiency is apauling


Re: Wired to Wireless on AT Computer

Bob Redoutey N5KF
 

Hi Nick,

Yes, adding USB WiFi would be easy. My question is...what is involved? No, it's not a ancient node. It's the AT style Dave Cameron put together for years. If I add the USB WiFi, will it automatically configure to the new IP address? Or do I need to get into the computer setup? I know I need to open ports on the new Router/WiFi setup.

Thanks 

Bob Redoutey N5KF 

On Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 7:23 PM Nosey Nick VA3NNW <irlp@...> wrote:

I use a DD-WRT router as a bridge connection to my main router in my PC test configuration at home:

Wouldn't it be so much easier to just add a USB WiFi dongle to the PC and configure it up? Or is this a REALLY ancient PC, too old for USB? In which case did you get a copy of my back-of-envelope price comparison I posted to this list a few weeks back, cost of a new Raspberry Pi vs continuing to pay for electricity for an old power-hungry PC? Raspberry Pi could pay for itself in just a few weeks.

-- 
"Nosey" Nick Waterman, VA3NNW/G7RZQ, K2 #5209.
use Std::Disclaimer;    sig@...
Now and then an innocent person is sent to the legislature.


Re: FS IRLP board for a Pi

Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA)
 

Looks like only about $10 more to have a brand new board:

http://www.irlp.net/order.html

Mick - W7CAT
Node 3464


----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io"
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2020 05:23:41 PM
Subject: Re: [IRLP] FS IRLP board for a Pi

> Bummer
> On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 01:47:57 PM MST, James Hertel wrote:
>
>
> sorry it's sold
>
> On 1/5/2020 10:51 AM, Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io wrote:
>
>
> I am interested. Carl,NB7C
> carlnb7c@...
>
> On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10:39:59 AM MST, James Hertel wrote:
>
>
> Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping
>
>
>
> IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments
>
>
>
>
>
>
--


Re: Wired to Wireless on AT Computer

Nosey Nick VA3NNW
 

I use a DD-WRT router as a bridge connection to my main router in my PC test configuration at home:

Wouldn't it be so much easier to just add a USB WiFi dongle to the PC and configure it up? Or is this a REALLY ancient PC, too old for USB? In which case did you get a copy of my back-of-envelope price comparison I posted to this list a few weeks back, cost of a new Raspberry Pi vs continuing to pay for electricity for an old power-hungry PC? Raspberry Pi could pay for itself in just a few weeks.

-- 
"Nosey" Nick Waterman, VA3NNW/G7RZQ, K2 #5209.
use Std::Disclaimer;    sig@...
Now and then an innocent person is sent to the legislature.


Re: FS IRLP board for a Pi

Carl Sorensen
 

Bummer

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 01:47:57 PM MST, James Hertel <n6kmr@...> wrote:


sorry it's sold

On 1/5/2020 10:51 AM, Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io wrote:
I am interested. Carl,NB7C


On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10:39:59 AM MST, James Hertel <n6kmr@...> wrote:


Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping

IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments


Re: FS IRLP board for a Pi

James Hertel
 

sorry it's sold

On 1/5/2020 10:51 AM, Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io wrote:
I am interested. Carl,NB7C


On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10:39:59 AM MST, James Hertel <n6kmr@...> wrote:


Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping

IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments


Re: FS IRLP board for a Pi

James Hertel
 

Ok? interested or just an inquiry, were able to see the pic?

jim

On 1/5/2020 10:51 AM, Carl Sorensen via Groups.Io wrote:
I am interested. Carl,NB7C


On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10:39:59 AM MST, James Hertel <n6kmr@...> wrote:


Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping

IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments


Re: FS IRLP board for a Pi

Carl Sorensen
 

I am interested. Carl,NB7C

carlnb7c@...

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10:39:59 AM MST, James Hertel <n6kmr@...> wrote:


Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping

IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments


FS IRLP board for a Pi

James Hertel
 

Don't need any more.. $100 + shipping

IRLP ver 3.0 board with attachments


Re: Wired to Wireless on AT Computer

Kevin K
 

I use a DD-WRT router as a bridge connection to my main router in my PC test configuration at home:

 

 

There's no radio on it so I can't speak to the wireless being able to handle the IRLP data throughput, although I can watch Internet videos on another PC without issue.

 

The idea is to find a compatible router, flash it with DD-WRT firmware, and configure it as necessary.  Just about any "junk pile" router will be compatible.  There are actually several types of repeater modes, some better than others, but they depend on the hardware in use and your level of administrative access to the main router.

 

DD-WRT page:

 

 https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

 

Lots of reading and lots of variables to consider!

 

Kevin, VE1KK

 

 


Re: Wired to Wireless on AT Computer

Jeff Breitner
 

Bridging the devices isn't going to provide any benefit unless devices on your wired network need connectivity through the (now default) wireless network.  If you need to do that, you'll need to run parprouted to proxy arp between the device bridge. 

The only difficulty I have had running IRLP on a wireless interface is when upgrading to Buster on a Pi.  The changes required seem to affect wpa_supplicant when used with dbus options.  Removing that through a different systemd unit file resolved the issue.


From: IRLP@irlp.groups.io <IRLP@irlp.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Redoutey N5KF <redoutey@...>
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2020 9:55 PM
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io <IRLP@irlp.groups.io>
Subject: [IRLP] Wired to Wireless on AT Computer
 
Due to changes on my Ethernet connection,  I will be loosing my hardwire Ethernet connection to my node. What is the best way to bring it up on WiFi? I know hardwire is preferred, but can't get the cable to the current location.  I have read about using a "Bridge" connection, or is there a way to add a simple WiFi to the current box, internally, or off a USB port? Not Linux savvy, but could get it configured with a little help.

Thanks,

Bob Redoutey N5KF 
Node 3437
Georgetown TX 


Re: Weird DTMF Decode Behaviour

Darin Lehnert
 

Hey Brian,
This a link to the interface cable I use for all my  IRLP Motorola's link radios
All you need to do is solder on the female db-9


If you need the pinouts email me and I will send them to you.

Darin kc7tig
Node 8350


On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 9:34 AM Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA) <tarra@...> wrote:

> *Is the audio from the radio squelched and deemphasized?*
>
> * Yes, squelched.
> * Not sure about de-emphasis.  I will inquire.

You only have two choices here with this radio. Either "squelched and de-emphasis" or "unsquelched and flat".

Unless the radio itself has a problem (and doesn't seem that is does) it is a very good radio for this. Again, I would clean up the wiring and make sure the levels are setup correctly.

Mick - W7CAT
Node 3464

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2020 05:49:18 AM
Subject: Re: [IRLP] Weird DTMF Decode Behaviour

> Hi Dave,
>
> *What do you have for resistance between the radio output and the usb input?*
>
> * Not sure how to answer your question as there is no USB input used for the audio path.
> * Since I didn't make the cable, I will have to ask the person who did to know if there is any inline resistance added.  If I can't get an answer, then I will have to open up the cable to be able to answer your question.
> * Your comment and that of another responder in this thread may have a point I can look at with regards to the audio level making its way directly to the IRLP board.
> * However, if the IRLP DTMF LED lights with each DTMF tone sent by an external radio to the node, does the lit LED indicate that the IRLP board has enough audio drive to be able to process the DTMF tones?
>
> *Is the audio from the radio squelched and deemphasized?*
>
> * Yes, squelched.
> * Not sure about de-emphasis.  I will inquire.
> * However, as I mentioned above, the IRLP DTMF LED lights up for each DTMF code sent to the link radio and passed to the IRLP board.  How should I interpret the lit LED for each code sent?
>
> FYI...Our setup, as per the pictures I sent, do not use a USB audio adaptor.  Line-in (mic) and line-out (speaker) on the back of the Thin Client computer are used.  The USB stick you see in the pictures is the IRLP node's disk drive.
>
> regards,
> Brian
> VE3IBW
>
>
>
>
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Wired to Wireless on AT Computer

Bob Redoutey N5KF
 

Due to changes on my Ethernet connection,  I will be loosing my hardwire Ethernet connection to my node. What is the best way to bring it up on WiFi? I know hardwire is preferred, but can't get the cable to the current location.  I have read about using a "Bridge" connection, or is there a way to add a simple WiFi to the current box, internally, or off a USB port? Not Linux savvy, but could get it configured with a little help.

Thanks,

Bob Redoutey N5KF 
Node 3437
Georgetown TX 


Debian System Updates over IRLP_VPN

Peter VK3PYE
 
Edited

Is it OK to do the System Updates while connected to the IRLP_VPN? 
I did an "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" on Buster, and realised that I was still connected through the IRLP_VPN.
I think the upgrade download was around 400 MB.
Thanks.
Pete, VK3PYE, node 6574


VirMach OpenVPN service not working

John Azbill
 

FYI,

 

For anyone Struggling with why there VirMach OpenVPN service not working!    VirMach has installed a new software upgrade to a new KVM visualization and that new change has basically broken all the OpenVPN services we had on VirMach!      

 

  We've built over 50 OpenVPN servers on 2 virtual services which include IPXcore and VirMach.  For now let's talk about VirMach Only.    Keep in mind that installing the OpenVPN  software on IPXcore and VirMach are two completely different scripts now, Craig K1BDX has created a script that will build a new OpenVPN server on the VirMach service running KVM software!

 

One note worth mentioning: If you have an 2$ a month IPXcore or a 1$ a month VirMach service, I would highly recommend you hang onto those services, we're finding that those cheap ones are getting harder and harder to come by, Just FYI

 

 Now back to VirMach

  We've heard of some success with getting into the newly upgraded VirMach KVM and editing the interfaces configuration and getting it working but, I just couldn't get it to work for some reason, so I recommend just rebuilding you service and its up and running.

 

 

Step 1)   (Rebuild your machine)   Go ahead and log into the VirMach home screen 

Step 2)   Click on the client area services 

Step 3)   Click on my services, when you’re looking at My Products and services, if you have multiple services, find the service you want to work on 

Step 4)   Click on the active button

Step 5)   that should open the main screen to the control panel that is the Manage Product

Step 6)   than over to the left you'll see a menu that shows Actions,   click on the management button to get into the KVM control panel software.

Step 7)   then go down to additional tools and click on the Re-Install OS button. 

Step 8)   That should open the screen for all the different OS's,  than click on   Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Server X86 64 Min Gen2 V1

 

Step 9) after you chosen the OS scroll all the way to the bottom and click the blue button the says Re-Install OS, that will start the OS loading

 

​When installing a new OS on the new KVM please pay close attention to the screen and copy all the user names and especially the password

They will send an email with your new password, but it's easier to just copy and paste the new password and information!

 From here you'll need to SSH in with WinSCP and Putty,

  Step 10) to grab the script you need to make OpenVPN run on the new KVM VirMach machine go this link http://experimental.irlp.net/openvpn/

And take the copy of the OpenVPN_install_script_for_virmach_KVM  and put it to the lower root folder and give executable permissions.( just right click on the file and click on the executable boxes( boxes with the x)  change the octal to 755 and save it)    

 

Step  11)  Now with a Putty session open log into the VirMach  service and then as root type in /root/OpenVPN_install_script_for_virmach_KVM  and hit enter and it should start the install process and you'll notice that the script will turn on the TUN and just hit enter for defaults as it starts to build ( we've defaulted port 1194 and UDP and your IP address should show up),  (don't panic if you see dots and dashes scrolling across the screen, it's creating keys) Once it's all complete refresh your WinSCP screen in the root folder and the client.conf file should be ready.



If OpenVPN was running already on the client side just install your new client.conf file and reboot your node and it should connect, give it about 90 seconds!  We’re not sure why but, the handshake can take a minute to connect up!      

 

To install OpenVPN on Debian, type in as root:     apt-get update

                Than type in as root:  apt-get install openvpn

Once you’ve install OpenVPN on the client just drop the client.conf file into the openvpn folder and run the start up command by typing in as

                                  root:  /etc/init.d/openvpn start

 

  For those of you that have Slackware or Centos or Speak Freely the Yellow Box works great

 (it’s got OpenVPN feature built into it)  and the Client’s do work on those also!

 

 

We’re in the process of making better instructions so anyone can do this, but we’ll add and edit more information as we discovery better ways of explaining on how to do this!

 

 Thanks David K5NX