Good morning all,
Please bear with me and I will explain what I’m attempting to accomplish as I know IRLP has left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth for various reasons. I have spent days scouring through this community forum and only getting pieces of information I need but nothing to solve my issue and project. I would prefer to NOT spend any more money for something new when I should be able to utilize what I already have with a very limited budget.
** What I would like to do is perform a complete conversion of my existing PiRLP hardware to AllStar with ZERO afiliation to IRLP; I only want to utilize the hardware for PTT, COS, and DTMF as its already there and integrated into something I already own.
Here is what I have:
1 - Alinco DR-135T + the interface cable to the IRLP board
2 - Raspberry Pi 1+ (currently in use with ASL and registered node # 55785, AND Raspberry Pi 4 (if needed instead)
I found some documentation from Kyle - K0KN but it does not specify how to configure ASL to trigger the GPIO for the IRLP board. I also found documentation related to simpleusb.conf to add a few lines to disable parport but this also does not point it to GPIO
There is several bits of documentation from others that wanted to do the same thing but I am not getting the information I need in order to make it work. So here is the $64.00 question…one again for those who may be tired of hearing it. Here are a few questions:
1 - What exactly do I need to configure within the ASL menu to trigger the PTT, access the COS, and decode the DTMF from the IRLP board hardware?
2 - If the option to set the ;rxchannel = Pi/1 is available in rpt.conf, why cannot I select it in the initial setup as it looks like its either hidden or not an option from that point?
3 - If I change the rpt.conf to remove the " ; " from the rxchannel = Pi/1 to enable the PiTA and comment out the SimpleUSB, do I need to add usb_55785 after it to point it to SimpleUSB as selected in initial setup or if using that does it need to be something completely different?
I’m at a loss as I’m failing to find the pertinent information I need to complete this and I know its possible as Google search results many comments of it being successful but nobody is explaining how.
Thanks in advance,
Shaun - KB3CXQ