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Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:39 pm

Hi
OMG I dont know what happen with my post... :?
So again is here anyone who use them an can help me to setitup to work?
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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:01 pm

I think you would be much more likely to get a sane and coherent response by posting your question (complete with many more details of how it fails) on the PiStar forum at: https://forum.pistar.uk/
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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:05 pm

Thanks for replay.
on the PiStar forum at: https://forum.pistar.uk/
Well I try to get in also into the Facebook Group but sadly the dont let me in. Maybe I dont understand there weird Question wrong I dont know.
So I hope someone here know more about there OS, Software,... and can help me with.

What I try to do is just send the Data out who come on the Receiving Port in. When I turn on the Beacon Mode the Transmitt on the right Freq.
But sadly I try many thinks on my Radios like establish a Group Call or an individual Radio but the just works 2x for one Transmit than silence.
So I wish there would be some quick guide who show what is necessary to set in the Radio.
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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:21 pm

You may as well be writing your problem description in Greek. I don't have the PiStar, I don't even know what it's meant to do.

If you want help on here you have to write your problem description in terms that the passing Martian or other little green alien would understand.
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Tell us what you've got, what you've downloaded, what you see on the screen, what you've typed at the command line, what the error messages say or everyone will ignore you.
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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:07 pm

Sadly my Micro, Pico,... HDMI Connector is broken so I cant access the PI if there where a GUI.
I use the Internal Webpage who is provided by the Pi Star Installation on my Pi. I just type in the IP Adress my PI got from my Router.
I don't have the PiStar, I don't even know what it's meant to do.
Sorry I dont want to offend you and other People but there should be a basic knowledge be about Digital Radios and how a (digital) Repeater work. Its quite impossible to teach you how such a System should work.

So beside of that I would like talk with People who run the Pistar Image on there Pi. I use that HAT:
https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005002262044308.html
Its out of stock but it says: MMDVM_DUPLEX
My Radio are Hytera DMR one who I can programm my self with the Software from Hytera.

The Software is: "Pi-Star:4.1.5 / Dashboard: 20210621"
When it come to the DMR Settings I dont know what to set to run it just as an Repeater thats it.

(Its possible to send SMS from the Hotpot to the Radios?)
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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:44 pm

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Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:07 pm
Sorry I dont want to offend you and other People but there should be a basic knowledge be about Digital Radios and how a (digital) Repeater work. Its quite impossible to teach you how such a System should work.
I'd disagree. Maybe 5% of users on this board are hams. Of that, not everyone is interested in digital voice. Of that subset, not everyone who might be interested would be able to set up a repeater: the licence class I have in Canada doesn't allow me to run a repeater. I'm studying for the Advanced licence — which would allow me to run a repeater — and nowhere in the exam question bank is there anything about DMR or D-Star. There's lots of stuff about the design and application of 100+ year old oscillator circuits that no-one uses any more, though.
So beside of that I would like talk with People who run the Pistar Image on their Pi.
There's been one whole question about Pi-Star before yours asked on this board, and the user found the answer on the forum.pistar.uk site. Generally, specialist distributions give the best support from their sites, not this one.

There was no previous topic from you about Pi-Star. Maybe you hit Preview instead of Submit? I do that sometimes.
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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:42 pm

the answer on the forum.pistar.uk
I try there to register about ~5 Times and non of them worked. So I am a littlebit despared and angry because I spend so much effort into and it not work. Its what I often discover when it come to some non profit stuff. If you struckeling there is nobody where you can pin point and say "fix this" or even ask how it should work.
Well I try even to get into there Facebook Group who not work. (Well I dont use Facebook often and I not fully understand there System.)
the licence class I have in Canada doesn't allow me to run a repeater.
The good think I dont need an. I would say a Repeater here is a little gray Area since the fit into the most requirements like Bandplan, <500mw Output Power, DRM. Only the Antenna is removable so it fit not 100% into the regulation. On the other end when I see what People operate for equipment like a "10W" (Analogue) Radio and the Authorities dont care... :roll:
What I want to try if my 100% legal Radio could Software wise run with an Repeater or not. What I saw when I config the Radio its seem the are quite 1:1 the same as the Commercial, Business Radio who require a Licence.
I wish you a good night from the other side of the World. :mrgreen:

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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:30 am

The pistar bulletin board's captcha seems to be broken. Also you'll need a valid callsign, which if you don't have a licence, you won't have.

While you might not need a licence to do DMR locally in your country, that board will allow you to trunk over the internet internationally. Folks at the other end expect you to have a callsign, because you could be broadcasting over their repeater
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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:01 pm

Also you'll need a valid callsign, which if you don't have a licence, you won't have.
Since there is no (required) I dont have any and I cant enter anything. :roll:
that board will allow you to trunk over the internet internationally.
Well who I dont want to do.
you could be broadcasting over their repeater
That is what I want to avoid to do.
Since nobody replay to my Posts I maybe intentionally Broadcast something who I not want to do. :roll:
As I sayed that is who make me angry with many of the Open Source Project when some have a problem who he self not can fix the Person get screwed up. :?
I have currently a Basked with many Pis I never could use since the Software not work at all. Why? I dont know and I never got a replay.
It get more and more frustrated.

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Re: Pi-Star Repeater refuse to work

Sat Aug 07, 2021 3:13 pm

Hi
Today I try again.
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and again it work one and nothing more. :cry: :evil:
What is wrong with that damn think? I try many settings but no one make sense to me.
Is the HAD Broken?
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