Note from our new friend Satoru, JA1SCW, on Olive Island in Japan
Since I started D-Star about two years ago, I have been looking for a solution for a portable rig like the photo which consists of Raspberry Pi, DV3000, sound card, software, WiFi, battery and smartphone. You may use them as a friend of your daily exercise, walking!!I made hotspots and node adapters in total six to seven sets, but this is the very first ever set which is capable for accessing the networks supported by ircDDBgateway software. At this moment of time, only remaining issue is PTT as I prefer PTTing by using a speaker-mic rather than hitting a PTT button on a smartphone screen.I will be soon 70 years young! hi This requires skills for a soldering and programming but hope everybody could overcome difficulties you may be faced to. Thanks to a great product, DV3000 and people contributed for launching it.Very best 73s, JA1SCW@ Olive Island in JapanThanks, Satoru (Radio Name: Steve)
Photo of Portable DummyRepeater w/PTT
Based on information from G8BPQ, Saturo was able to simplify the Portable DummyRepeater and remove the external USB hub which supported a serial connector to get PTT. Now his PTT goes directly to Pin 3 on the Raspberry Pi.