Hello! I am working on building a Allstar RF node using a Raspberry Pi 3B, a cm108 sound card, and a baofeng bf888s. I saw a few guides on how to build one so I got the parts and started working. I have it all set up and running but there is a problem.
When the BF888s gets the signal coming from my HT it doesn’t key up allstar. I can do *70 when connected to the node over DVSwitch and it will recite the node information over RF and I can hear that. So it’s activating TX on the 888s with no problems, but RX doesn’t work. I checked the COS wire so many times and it’s correctly connected, and it does go HIGH on RX like it’s supposed to. I changed carrierfrom = usbinvert to carrierfrom = usb but it had no effect.
I may have a defective cm108 sound card so I did order a new one that will be here soon. On the chance that that’s not the case, something else may be wrong. I used these two guides to build it: CM108 Sound Fob Modification and this: Baofeng BF888 Modification. If you need any more info I’m happy to give it, because I’m stumped right now. I checked everything so many times but I can’t find the issue. The wiring must be correct. All that’s left to do now is desolder all my connections and redo the whole thing from the start.