Perhaps Peanut is of interest to you?

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

Are you familiar with David, PA7LIM’s work on Peanut? On Peanut you can talk with other licensed amateur radio enthusiasts around the world via Windows, an Android device or network radio. Find out more about the Peanut project at http://www.pa7lim.nl/peanut/ There is also an online dashboard http://peanut.pa7lim.nl and if you need help there is a Facebook group.

DVMEGA & BlueStack-Micro+ Boards

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

These are the circuit boards that comprise a DVMEGA BlueStack (Android) or iBlueStack (iOS). Either of these BlueStack-Micro+ boards can be paired with either of the DVMEGA radios – the single band or dual band. These hotspots can operate in two modes: ‘push button out’ for Bluetooth to Android (BlueStack-Micro+) or iOS (new iBlueStack-Micro+) using BlueDV software ‘push button in’ …

Pi-Star for Raspberry Pi

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

Wanting to try out MMDVM on the Pi, I came across a distribution called Pi-Star that is excellent and extremely simple to set up. Brilliant work by Andy Taylor, with responsive Facebook support group. Have used with a Pi2 and Pi3 in combination with DVMega BlueStack connected via USB for several weeks now. I have added a Nextion 2.4″ screen¬†that …

Latest Pixel image with 3.5″ screen

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

The DV4Mini now working extremely well with firmware 1.77. Created a new build for the Raspberry Pi2 consisting of: Take either of the latest Pixel images for DV4Mini from: EA7IYR: http://dv4.es/index.php/2017/03/05/dv4mini-pixel-img-raspberry/ K2DLS: http://www.k2dls.net/blog/2017/03/12/new-raspberry-pi-23-dv4mini-image/ Thanks to EA7IYR and K2DLS for making these images available. Add the BM XTG from http://www.k2dls.net/blog/2017/04/20/bmxtg-1-2-released/ if not using the K2DLS image. This system uses the Waveshare/Makibes …

Connect Systems CS750 DMR Handheld

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

I’ve had the opportunity to visit Connect Systems, Inc. (in Agoura Hills, CA 91301) a couple of times over the last 12 months and found them to be extremely helpful and knowledgable about their Amateur Radio DMR radios. I visited this week to catch up on the latest information on their new CS580 and CS760. I ended up with the …

Hotspots for DMR, Fusion and DSTAR

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

I really enjoy these modes via the hotspot and having owned the DV4mini for a year, wanted one that was even more portable so recently purchased a dual band DVMEGA and BlueStack Micro+ combination in a 3D printed custom case. This primarily uses the BlueDV Android or Windows software. Coincidentally I also had a SharkRF OpenSpot on backorder which has …

Tytera TYT MD-380 DMR Handheld

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

I’ve had the¬†Tytera TYT MD-380 DMR Handheld now since last Christmas and now it has the experimental firmware and I update it regularly with the DMR ID database using WH6AV script on the Raspberry Pi, so that names and locations are shown on screen for all operators. This is a really convenient feature. The radio has been excellent, no problems …

12 months on with he DV4mini

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

Is it already 12 months since purchasing a DV4mini and experimenting with DMR, Fusion and DSTAR. My DV4mini is now runnning firmware 1.73 and the latest Raspberry Pi version released on 21 November 2016 by Wireless Holdings. I have not experienced the problems some have done with this product, although this latest firmware and software is the best yet. I …