[App_rpt-users] USB Sound Dongle Challenges

JJC cummingsj at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 08:54:10 EDT 2016


On my RasPI 2b I run (in addition to allstar) an APRS iGate using pyaprsmultimon and little cheap rtl-sdr, I have also turned several of the GPIO pins into relay controllers for remote power cycle of devices control etc.. I'm keeping the project documented at http://enhanced.girhub.io

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> On Mar 17, 2016, at 22:40, Steve Wright <info at meshnetworks.co.nz> wrote:
> 
> On 18/03/16 15:56,
> 
> Thor Wiegman <n7jct at aplaceonthe.net>
> 
> @ohnosec.org wrote:
>> 
>> [....] why limit ourselves to using the audio chip for digital I/O?
>> 
>> 
>> For Pi and all others why not a USB relay board?  [....]
>>  some USB I/O boards for about $5 that give 16 pins, your
>> choice of input or output on each.  If these could be adapted then
>> chan_simpleusb could be used and the radio can provide COR and CTCSS.
> 
> Yup, while it was cool before, but now that USB I/O is just not required.  The little single board PCs are a far better proposition than a retired white-box, in almost every way, unless you don't want to pay $50 for a repeater controller.
> 
> The quad-core RPI3 and it's kin are the new easy, with so so so much I/O on board, and it's crazy-easy to use it.
> 
> What else can we put in software on these boards?  MPPT controller?
> 
> 
> Steve
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