I have added today the latest images for openwrt & APRX on my site. In case you need it for a different type of router or platform. Let me know.
Hamradio & other Downloads
Today, 26 May 2016, i have updated the set of firmware images for Openwrt & APRX.
Both for 15.05 as well as Trunk.
Let me know if you need it complex for another platform.
For those who compile Openwork & APRX themselves here a few pointers, in case you run into specific errors.
With special thanks to Wladimir, EW8BAK.
If the error indicates that you have certain ax25 files not available, solve this as follows:
Install libax25-dev (sudo apt-get install libax25-dev)
Now copy the directory /usr/include/netax25 to the openwrt/staging_dir/target-mipsel_mips32_musl-1.1.14/usr/include directory
Next find sockaddr.h and copy the whole directory in which sockaddr.h resides (named bits) also to openwrt/staging_dir/target-mipsel_mips32_musl-1.1.14/usr/include.
Now Openwork should compile, or if you just want to compile aprx, do
make package/aprx/compile -j1 V=s
I run a couple of services, such as a Tier2 server, a website and a vpn server on a micro server, called lowendspirit.
Checkout for more info this link:
I have compiled new images for Openwrt – chaos_chalmer (15.05) with the latest aprx (phirephly 2.8.2-12)
See the download area 15.05. The instructions on how to put it on a ASUS router (or other router) have been updated as well.
The iGate is running in test as PA0ESH-10
APRX PhyreFly branch for OpenWrt
The latest firmware images for Openwrt & APRX have been uploaded on the 8th of Januari 2016. See the download section.
See Google groups for more info…. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/aprx-software
To install just the package, do as follows….
ssh into your machine (normally something like sss root@(ip-of-machine)
Then change into the tmp directory and execute:
chmod 755 aprx_2.8.2-stable_brcm47xx.ipk
opkg install aprx_2.8.2-stable_brcm47xx.ipk –force-downgrade
In case you still run the older router and cannot upgrade to 14.07 or later, use the aprx_2.8.2-stable_mipsel.ipk package in stead.
TOM, VA3TS sent me this note about setting up the alsa sound mixer
When adjusting volume with alsamixer, be sure to turn off the automatic gain control. This is tricky to do but it will solve the “volume too high” problem.
1. open alsamixer from the command line
2. F6 to select the sound device. For me it is C-media USB headphone set.
3. Use left/right arrow to highlite “Auto Gain Control”
4. Press m key to turn Auto Gain Control off (note it changes to [Off] in the “Item:” list above
5. Use right/left arrow to highlite the “Mic CAPTURE” colume.
6. Use up/down arrow to adjust the mic level. Mine is about 30 for best audio
7. Now monitor the Direwolf window and watch for audio levels about 30-50
HINT: If you started Direwolf with it's coloring enabled and now all your
console text is blinking, you can use the command "tput reset" to
clear things out. Better to start with direwolf -t 0
In the download section are new images for openwrt + aprx – version 2.8.2-4 (Phyrefly branch)
They have been tested and are working, in conjunction with a TNC-X modem and a KFT 163 TX/RX. – see currently PA0ESH-10 on aprs.fi
I am still testing the trunk version – use both on your own risk.
I started playing bass guitar since 2007, and currently play in LOFT and Sadsongs.
LOFT is a friends band, where practising is the main issue, and we perform once a year for friends and relatives.
Sadsongs is an Americana, blues, folk band and performs more regularly.
You can find us on the social media.
Here is some more video material as well….
Today I publisghed an article which details how you setup a Raspberry with TNC-PI to become an iGate / Digipeater, using aprx as software.
See the Hamradio section