[App_rpt-users] Allstar Node and RC210 Issues

REDBUTTON_CTRL jrorke at cogeco.ca
Sat May 28 08:15:10 EDT 2011


Sounds like to me that the usbradio.conf file is not configured correctly.

In your case you need to configure the node to use carrier squelch on 
receive and no ctcss.
You also need to set the cor input to be "usbinvert" - active low since 
its wired to the PTT on the controller.

Hope this info helps you out.

Jon VA3RQ

Here is a copy of one of my usbradio.conf files with the correct settings:

; Open Sound System Console Driver Configuration File
; Modified for a simplex node 2249 VE3XCN
; Modifed MAY 01/09 by VA3RQ

; Set RX boost to 0 for non-URI modified fobs.
; If using URI set to 1


[general]

[usb0]

hdwtype=0        ; Leave this set to 0 for USB sound fobs modified using
             ; the instructions from usbfob.pdf. Use a setting of
             ; 1 is for Dingotel/Sph interfaces.

rxboost=0        ; 0 = 20db attenuator inserted, 1= 20db attenuator removed
             ; Set to 1 for additonal gain if using a low-level receiver 
output

rxctcssrelax=1    ; reduce talkoff from radios w/o CTCSS Tx HPF
             ; Do not change this, leave this as a 1

;txctcssdefault=156.7    ; default tx ctcss freq, any frequency permitted
;rxctcssfreqs=156.7        ; rx ctcss freqs in floating point. must be 
in table
;txctcssfreqs=156.7        ; tx ctcss freqs, any frequency permitted

carrierfrom=usbinvert    ; no,usb,usbinvert,dsp,vox
             ; no - no carrier detection at all
             ; usb - from the COR line on the modified USB sound fob
             ; usbinvert - from the inverted COR line on the modified 
USB sound fob
             ; dsp - from RX noise using dsp techniques
             ; vox - voice activated from RX audio

ctcssfrom=no        ; no,usb,dsp
             ; no - CTCSS decoding, system will be carrier squelch
             ; usb - CTCSS decoding using input from USB FOB
             ; (currently not supported)
             ; dsp - CTCSS decoding using RX audio in DSP.
             ; rxdemod option must be set to flat for this to work.

rxdemod=speaker     ; input type from radio: no,speaker,flat
             ; no - RX audio input not used
             ; flat - Use RX audio from discriminator
             ; speaker - use de-emphasized audio

txprelim=no        ; Audio processing on left output channel: no,yes
             ; no - Audio is not pre-emphasized and limited.
             ; Suitable for use on a microphone input
             ; yes - Audio is pre-emphasized and limited.
             ; Suitable for direct connection to an FM modulator

txtoctype=notone    ; Transmit tone control type: no,phase,notone
             ; no - CTCSS tone encoding with no hang time
             ; phase - encode CTCSS and reverse phase
             ; AKA ("reverse burst") before unkeying TX
             ; notone - encode CTCSS and stop sending tone before 
unkeying TX
             ; AKA ("chicken burst")

txmixa=voice        ; Left channel output: no,voice,tone,composite,auxvoice
             ; no - Do not output anything
             ; voice - output voice only
             ; tone - CTCSS tone only
             ; composite - voice and tone
             ; auxvoice - auxiliary voice output at headphone level for 
monitoring

txmixb=no        ; Right channel output: no,voice,tone,composite, auxvoice
             ; See txmixa above.

invertptt=0        ; Invert PTT 0 = ground to transmit, 1 = open to transmit
             ; This is the collector lead of the 2n4401 on the modified
             ; usb sound fob.
             ; please refer to the howto for the procedure to do this.

duplex=0        ; 1=Full Duplex, 0= simplex

eeprom=0        ;no eeprom on URI





On 5/27/2011 10:11 PM, Pierre Martel wrote:
> As I am reading this thread about the RC210 and the software a 
> question come
> to mind..
>
> Is a controler mandatory to use the app_rpt software?? your getting me
> confuse..
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Hutchison
> Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 5:13 PM
> To: App_rpt-users at ohnosec.org <mailto:App_rpt-users at ohnosec.org>
> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Allstar Node and RC210 Issues
>
> Have you adjusted the TX audio pot on the 210? Port 2 must be simplex
> (non repeat) as Matt said.
>
> D
>
>
>
> On 27/05/2011 21:59:34, Charles Rader (kc5dgc at centurytel.net 
> <mailto:kc5dgc at centurytel.net>) wrote:
> > Monty,
> >
> > Thank you. The conf file you sent me was a big help. I wished mine
> conf files was commented like the one you had. That explains a lot. I
> made the changes you said to make in the rpt.conf. It helped increase my
> audio and it sounds much better for some reason now. I am still having
> issues with the link UHF repeater though.
> > Here is my setup:
> > RC210 Port 1 UHF Repeater, Port 2 URI (allstar)
> >
> > URI to RC210 Port2
> > Pin 1 (PTT) to Pin 7 (RX COS)
> > Pin 8 (COR DET) to Pin 3 (TX PTT)
> > Pin 13 (GND) to Pin 9 (GND)
> > Pin 21 (MIC IN AC) to Pin 4 (TX AUDIO)
> > Pin 22 (LEFT OUT AC) to Pin 5 (AUDIO INPUT)
> >
> > RC210 Port 1 and Port 2 Linked
> > Port 2 setup- Hang Timer=0; Transmitter Enabled; Receiver Enabled;
> Repeater Mode; DTMF Enabled; Monitor Mix; Access Mode= Carrier
> >
> > I can Link my Allstar node to an active Allstar Mode and I have great
> audio repeater on the UHF Repeater. But when I key up to transmit on my
> UHF repeater I am getting PTT Lights on Port 2 on the controller but I
> am not getting a keyup or audio on the Allstar node either locally (via
> iaXrpt) or through Webtransciever. Also I can’t connect or send any
> commands via the UHF port to Allstar.
> >
> > Any ideas? I was told that I shouldn’t program port 2 on the RC210 as
> Repeater mode?
> >
> > Thanks for all your time and help.
> >
> > From: Monty
> > Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 2:12 PM
> > To: Charles Rader
> > Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Allstar Node and RC210 Issues
> >
> > Hi Charles,
> > I have interfaced Allstar to my RC-210. I had a couple of problems.
> One was my wiring, everything is backwards. PTT on the arcom goes to COR
> on URI, Audio out to audio in, etc. So i would check that.. Also if you
> haven't done any config on your allstar node, that might be
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