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1Feb/120

Linux and DV-RPTR Programming and Setup

Programming the DV-RPTR is very easy on most distros.  The easiest tool to use on linux is dfu-util.  First power your DV-RPTR with the program pins jumper. Then connect the USB Connector.  Here is an example of how to program with dfutool.

First find the DFU device you want...

dfu-util --list
dfu-util - (C) 2005-2008 by Weston Schmidt, Harald Welte and OpenMoko Inc.
This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY

dfu-util does currently only support DFU version 1.0

Found DFU: [0x0403:0x92ae] devnum=0, cfg=0, intf=0, alt=0, name="UNDEFINED"
Found Runtime: [0x413c:0x8187] devnum=0, cfg=0, intf=3, alt=0, name="UNDEFINED"

sudo dfu-util -d 0x0403:0x92ae -D DV-RPTR-Firmware_V110e.fw
dfu-util - (C) 2005-2008 by Weston Schmidt, Harald Welte and OpenMoko Inc.
This program is Free Software and has ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY

dfu-util does currently only support DFU version 1.0

Opening DFU USB device... ID 0403:92ae
Found Runtime: [0x0403:0x92ae] devnum=13, cfg=0, intf=0, alt=0, name="DV-RPTR"
Claiming USB DFU Interface...
Setting Alternate Setting #0 ...
Determining device status: state = dfuIDLE, status = 0
dfuIDLE, continuing
Device returned transfer size 512
bytes_per_hash=586
Copying data from PC to DFU device
Starting download: [##################################################] finished!
state(7) = dfuMANIFEST, status(0) = No error condition is present
state(2) = dfuIDLE, status(0) = No error condition is present
Done!

If you want a development enironment just install eclipse then goto the eclipse marketplace and install avrstudio.  Its an older version but still works on linux.  The controller software works perfectly on linux by installing mono and running the exe with it.

 

6Aug/101

Wouxun KG-UVD1P A great radio for the price.

Wouxun KG-UVD1P Package

Recently I purchased a Wouxun KG-UVD1P radio.  My main reason was that it was a inexpensive radio that was part 90 certified and had VHF UHF Dual band including HAM bands.  Construction is great and it appears to be just as rugged if not more so than my TK-3180 and TK-380.   ...

19Jan/100

Public Safety Radio Programming – The easy way – Processing Serial

In 2004, we had a large flood in area and departments from other areas of the state came to the EOC to help. One of the big issues was getting radios programmed so we could talk to each other.  Recently while playing with my Kenwood TK-380 I wanted to see how hard it was to capture and view the data. Using a simple processing script I dumped the data to disk and could see it was binary data.