New version of ircDDB Gateway and DVAP Node installed on Raspberry Pi

After the Raspberry Pi and DVAP experiments a couple of weeks ago, I decided to dedicate a Raspberry Pi to running the gateway. I ordered a new Pi ( with different coloured case) and hard wired it to the Internet router. Connected the DVAP by USB and it all seemed to work well.

Speaking to Martin 2E1THX this morning, he mentioned that the latest release of the software included the CCS capability – which allows you to dial up another DSTAR user by entering a code on your DTMF keypad.

Upgrading the software went very smoothly, although when the machine first came up, the software locked up! I rebooted and all was well.

To accept incoming CCS requests, I needed to open up some ports on my router and forward them to the Raspberry Pi. That worked fine! I opened up UDP ports 30061 to 30065.

I’ve enjoyed having the dedicated Raspberry Pi for DSTAR gateway activity and have had some excellent QSOs as a result.

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

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