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 …