Shorten those cables

I’ve seen some other hams shortening those long cables on their Raspberry Pi projects, I went ahead and bought some off eBay. I have a 1ft USB 2.0 A/B cable. Now the mobile setup is manageable. I also have the 6 inch USB to Micro USB to power the Pi

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Rii Handheld Mini Keyboard, Touchpad, and Laser Pointer

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Here is a new edition to the go-box.

http://www.amazon.com/FAVI-Entertainment-Wireless-Keyboard-TouchPad/dp/B003UE52ME/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373730015&sr=8-1&keywords=rii+mini+keyboard

  • 3-in-1 multimedia wireless keyboard (Keyboard, TouchPad, LED light)
  • Built-in rechargeable more staying power lithium-ion battery
  • 2.4GHz USB wireless receiver; works within 30M
  • This is a handheld keyboard with back lit – With 26 PCS dazzling bright LED lights to help when using in poor lighting environments.

My DVAP Project

My Current D*STAR / RaspberryPi project a VK5ZEA inspired RaspberryPi and DVAP mobile D*STAR Hotspot.

– Currently running RPI(32GB Ultra SDHC card Class 10), and2m DVAP and 70cm DVAP on a second R*PI, and a NQSMHS GMSK Modem on a 3rd R*PI.

If you would like to purchase a RaspberryPi, I bought mine from a company called ELEMENT14, there is another company called MCM Electronics they tend to have them in-stock (I highly recommend using MCM Electronics).

– My R*PI’s I use Manhattan 10-port USB Powered Hub

CradlePoint PHS300 Personal Hotspot – Wireless access point – 802.11b/g,

(Cradlepoint requires a USB style Aircard, when I’m not connected to the hotspot on my Sprint Phone)

NETGEAR® Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter, also I have designed several go-boxes with the “thumbnail” size wifi adapters and they work fine. Intellinet® 150N Nano Wireless USB Adapter

– 4.3″ LED monitor (12v) (this is NOT needed, but it is cool to have in the go-box)

isound Portable Power Max 16,000mAh Poly battery.

Everything is housed in the Pelican 1200 Case. Just for giggles I am also using a Logitech® K400 Wireless Touch Keyboardat Home. I have a MOBILE keyboard Rii Mini Handheld Keyboard, Touchpad, Laser Pointer(about the size of a $1 dollar bill)

I currently run the Johnathan Naylor G4KLX, R*PI/DVAP image, you can download it fromhttp://www.westerndstar.co.uk/html/downloads.html,

you will need to download 2 files theWin32DiskImager(if you don’t already have it),

and the ISO image for your device, whether it be a DVAP, GMSK modem, or DVRPTR.

You will need a program called WINRAR to extract the image from the download. http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html

There is some great info that Bill, AB4BJ has compiled from our little experimenting groups emails.

Here is a link to his website: http://ab4bj.com/wordpress/he also explains how to implement the auto-start on the AA4RC installation shown here below.

Here is the Demystifying the Raspberry Pi and DVAP Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iws5D-eES8

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AA4RC has released a RPI version of the DVAPTool program, Robin suggests that you use the following:

Rasbian “Wheezy” 0209 or better

http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/images/raspbian/2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian/2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip

and then install his software:

DVAPTool for the Raspberry Pi is now available for the Raspian Wheezy

distribution 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspian.img.

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> Follow the steps below to install/run:

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> 1) make sure you are running Raspian Wheezy 2013-02-09 and are connected to

the internet with your Pi.

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> 2) open an LXTerminal window and run: “sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools”.

Answer “Y” when prompted.

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> 3) in terminal window run: “curl -O

http://opendstar.org/tools/DVAPTool-1.04-rpi.tgz

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> 4) in terminal window run “sudo tar xzPf DVAPTool-1.04-rpi.tgz”

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> 5) in terminal window run DVAPTool with “./DVAPTool” from your home directory.

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> Note that this is a full GUI version. I’m working on a text only daemon.

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