[App_rpt-users] usbfobs

Bryan D. Boyle bdboyle at bdboyle.com
Tue Jul 5 21:50:03 EDT 2016


drivers?  hardware?  integration with existing codebase?  takes time and (unpaid) effort.  

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> On Jul 5, 2016, at 20:54, Steven Donegan <donegan at donegan.org> wrote:
> 
> I would ask a different question - why do we still use slow USB devices rather than ones directly attached to the Pi's bus?
>  
> Steven Donegan
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> From: David McGough <kb4fxc at inttek.net>
> To: app_rpt mailing list <app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org> 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] usbfobs
> 
> 
> Steve,
> 
> The CM108/CM119 is nowhere near dead! Even if CM stops manufacture, there
> will be decent "clones" of it for years to come. No worries about that!
> 
> If you're needing some FOBs, I understand the shipping issues you've got,
> being in NZ. I just checked the US Postal Service shipping site and a
> "First Class Mail International Large Envelope" is under $20USD for 2
> lbs., shipped from the USA to NZ.  Priority mail, where you could ship a
> small box in under a week, starts at about $64USD.  See:
> 
> https://ircalc.usps.com/?country=10324
> 
> 
> Why not just work a "bulk quantity" deal with Kevin or Scott to sell you
> and ship you a hand full of their RIM-lite adapters???  Then, you'll in
> good shape for now.
> 
> http://www.repeater-builder.com/products/usb-rim-lite.html
> 
> 
> 73, David KB4FXC
> 
> 
> On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, Steve Wright wrote:
> 
> > On 06/07/16 11:44, Kevin Custer wrote:
> > > Soldering a 48 pin LQFP and having it be fake is nothing short of a 
> > > bad experience.  Like Scott, I recently purchased a fair quantity of 
> > > CM119A's from a top CM distributor.  They told us the CM119 and CM119A 
> > > are now legacy products and the CM119B is current. Unfortunately, the 
> > > B model doesn't use a crystal and several developers agree that they 
> > > may not be suitable for digital and analog radio adapter 
> > > applications.  There were still a few hundred CM119A's in the 
> > > distribution chain as of a few months ago.
> > 
> > If the CM119 is dead, then we should scrap it.  I can't really see why 
> > we are focussing on that devices' built-in I/O, when we have computing 
> > devices such as RPI3 with scads of easily accessible I/O.
> > 
> > Linux sound is really well developed - "just works everywhere" I'd say.  
> > Why not build or reuse a DSP-based driver for that, that will handle 
> > voting - now we are in business with all the toys, for the foreseeable 
> > future.  Likely a simple CLI config tool could be developed too - choose 
> > RX audio device, TX audio device, signalling, save settings, done.  
> > Rinse and repeat for three devices.
> > 
> > Hardware VOTERs are fine for a single repeater with a few outboard 
> > receivers, but way too much money for non-millionaire clubs to convert 
> > "everything" to asterisk - they will stick with their IRLP node for 
> > sure, and that is a tragedy..  I see a few members here and elsewhere 
> > make it their business to put tens of thousands of $$ into communication 
> > systems, and that's enviable and laudable, but 90% of constructors don't 
> > exist on that rarefied plane.
> > 
> > 
> > S
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