I got a R Pi for xmas and finally got around to booting it up. Building an igate was to be my first project.
I used the excellent instructions on the OT user group for setup and the Igate is working, but my RF digipeater has ceased working.
I’m using a Tracker 3, Raspberry Pi B+, an old Icom 28H 2M radio, and a usb connection from the T3 to the Pi. The digi has been running non-stop for a couple of years as N4KDJ-1. The new Igate is N4KDJ-2.
In Xastir when I set up everything both the TNC and Internet show as “UP” and if I hit “transmit now” the T3 red lights come on indicating transmit.
I drove N4KDJ-9 around the block and see that my APRS.fi data came from N4KDJ-2, but I got no packets of my position on my Nuvi 350 during the short trip – thus the digi isn’t transmitting via RF the location packets from my -9 mobile station.
I originally kept the T3 as my -1 station and setup Xastir as -2, per the T3 manual, but when I went back to check otwincfg I saw that Xastir had changed the station -2 and the path to “CQ”. T3 fi
rmware is current.
I see some mention of KISSUSB ON, but cannot find out how to set that mode – it isn’t in the T3 dropdown mode box. I set it to KISS 9600 and checked autobaud. In Xastir I followed the instructions and set up as Serial TNC. I did try Serial KISS, but then I couldn’t get it to transmit with the transmit now button.
Since it is working as an igate and the transmit now button appears to work, I’m encouraged, but would like to get the digi side working correctly.
Has anyone successfully set up an igate, digipeater wit
h the T3, Pi running Xastir? Your help would be appreciated.
Thanks and 73,
Posted by: "Keith D Jones" <keith-TMDUiWScByyugyZUl98gAwC/G2K4zDHf@public.gmane.org>