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Unipager with UDRC-II

Some notes for running Unipager with a UDRC-II on a Raspberry Pi 2B. Tested with an Icom IC-9100 and a Motorola GM360 UHF transceiver.

Requirements

  • Raspberry PI 2B
  • Power supply
  • Micro SD Card
  • UDRC-II Hat
  • Raspbian Buster lite
  • 6 pin DIN cable
  • 70cm band transceiver with 9600 baud data (6pin din) input

Installation

  • Write image to SD-Card
    sudo dd if=2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-lite.img of=/dev/sdX bs=8M oflag=direct status=progress
  • Configure hostname
    /etc/hosts
    /etc/hostname
  • Enable SSH
    touch /boot/ssh
  • Connect via ethernet (DHCP)
  • Update
    apt update
    apt upgrade
  • Check UDRC-II hat connection
    # grep -a "" /proc/device-tree/hat/*
    /proc/device-tree/hat/name:hat
    /proc/device-tree/hat/product:Universal Digital Radio Controller II
    /proc/device-tree/hat/product_id:0x0003
    /proc/device-tree/hat/product_ver:0x0003
    /proc/device-tree/hat/uuid:40dff019-4c58-48c6-87a4-12d1d0279515
    /proc/device-tree/hat/vendor:NW Digital Radio
  • Configure driver, disable internal audio
    /boot/config.txt 
    [all]
    #dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
    force_turbo=1
    dtoverlay=
    dtoverlay=udrc
    #dtparam=audio=on
  • Reboot
  • Check if UDRC is available
    aplay -l
    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: udrc [udrc], device 0: bcm2835-i2s-tlv320aic32x4-hifi tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0 [bcm2835-i2s-tlv320aic32x4-hifi tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0]
      Subdevices: 1/1
      Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  • Configure 6pin DIN udrc-alsa-din6.sh.
    curl -L -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nwdigitalradio/udrc-tools/master/scripts/udrc-alsa-din6.sh | sudo sh
  • Install Unipager
  • Open the webinterface http://<your-pi>:8073/
  • Configure callsign, authkey, see: https://hampager.de
  • Set device to Audio
  • Set GPIO to 4 (GPIO23 = WiringPi 4)
  • Set audio output level for 4,5kHz deviation (check with SDR) and store settings:
    alsamixer
    sudo alsactl store
unipager_udrc.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/06 22:05 by admin