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 1.2mW and the FT-1D on 0.1W with a Diamond RH3 stubby antenna. Running minimum power eliminates all the problems others have experienced.
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 has been developed by Klaus DL5KV to suit a small screen setup. I am using the same size screen as Pascal which is 480 x 320 pixel. Klaus has done a great job of creating this compact version of the DV4mini control software.
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.
As with any new transceiver, you want to customise the menu options – some are obvious but many come with having conversations or looking online. In setting up our FT-857D, the following web pages were helpful:
Hank Lambert (KB4MTO/TA5ZC)
Thank you to the author(s) of these pages for this time-saving information.
Having recently purchased a Yaesu FT-60, which is a great handheld transceiver, I thought there would be a lot of information and advice readily available for planning and programming the memories. Having spent many hours researching this, I will be publishing the best of ‘FT-60’ over the coming posts.