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 …

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 …

12 months on with he DV4mini

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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 …

DV4mini-Compact Update

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Based on the image for the Pi 2 downloaded from Klaus’ KW-Soft site. I have now updated my image to support a VNC connection in addition to the built-in LCD screen. Klaus also now updated the Compact image to notify the user when an update is available. I’m using this with an FT-1D HT on DN.  I use the DV4mini with only …

DV4mini-Compact Software

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My DV4mini has been stable from the start. I’ve only used it on the Raspberry Pi 2 and C4FM.  It is now upgraded to the 1.64 firmware and accompanying software. Today I put together the new ‘portable DV4mini setup’ that is described and demonstrated here in the DV4mini-Compact Software Video – Pascal VA2PV. As Pascal describes, a compact version of the software …

DV4mini for C4FM experience

G6NJM - Chris Digital Modes

Running on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Desktop (Quad Core CPU 900 MHz, 1 GB RAM), the DV4mini USB connected device runs this DV4mini software.  Following the limited web instructions it was possible to get connected to the Fusion FCS001 reflector and have conversations on different groups.