Tuesday, April 17, 2018

UserGuide for Nano hotSPOT(blueBox)

Power supply requirements: 5V2A







Quickly start guide
Plug in the power supply , require 5V2A

Quickly start
1  Plug in the power supply , require 5V2A
2  Configute network for your Pi-star,

Method 1th, LAN interface (Recommand)
> Insert RJ45 cable to NanoPi LAN port, the other end connects to your router ,
> Reboot your bluebox, wait the OLED bright, just bright when network and modem initialization complete,
> Find the IP Address use APP "Fing", the hostname "pi-star", then visit http://IP Address or http://pi-star
> Add WiFi config for Pi-Star, Modify your profile in setting page

Method 2th
Add a WiFi AP sharing on the cell phone or router, let bluebox connet to your AP,
the default WiFi profile in bluebox:

SSID:888888-2G
password: 0123456789
visit the dashboard as follows
http://pi-star.local [iOS shares]
http://pi-star [Android or other]
Login : pi-star
Pass :raspberry
Note:
Not all device support use domain name visit, use IP Address is a best choose,
Do not use IE browser!

3 Configute your digital radio (DMR mode for example)
The default setting frequency in Pi-Star is 433.550MHz, DMR mode, time slot 2, color code 1,
You can send a private call to 9990 or TG4000, get a response voice for echo test.

How to upgrade pi-star?
http://pi-star/admin/expert/ssh_access.php
login as
user: pi-star,
pass: raspberry
rpi-rw
sudo pistar-update && sudo pistar-upgrade 

How to upgrade firmware?
from pi-star ver3.4.11, use command line as
sudo pistar-nanohsflash nano_hs
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_dual_hat  #for duplex_hotspot make by jTA
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat #for RPi_Simplex_hotspot make by jTA 

If not successful,some old nano HAT need do more operation,connect the upgrade GPIO jumper.

https://github.com/nano-mmdvm/MMDVM_HS_firmware/blob/master/how-to-upgrade-nano-hs-fw.md

Flash Pi-Star OS
http://www.pistar.uk/downloads/ select  NanoPi image Pi-Star_NanoPi_V_XXX-May-20XX.zip

Abjust RXOffSet TXOffSet if BER large then 1%
Nano hotSPOT OffSet default is 0 or 200,abjust +-50 to low BER
http://pi-star/admin/expert/edit_mmdvmhost.php
login as
user: pi-star,
pass: raspberry


MMDVMHost with IP address And CPU temperature ,BigFont
https://github.com/nano-mmdvm/MMDVMHost_IP_TMP_BigFont

Recovery Customized Version V3.4.6 to Official Version ,then upgrade to New
rpi-rw

sudo rm /usr/local/bin/MMDVMHost
sudo pistar-update && sudo pistar-upgrade


Issue list and solution
http://mmdvm.bi7jta.org/2018/04/test-first-blogger.html

Youtube Video share about bluebox
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe3vAuVeEGj-Jdx8ldr3dwScQis4kmHrH&disable_polymer=true

TKS OH1E the big support!

Nano hotSPOT blueBOX for MMDVM unboxing by OH1E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tMeWChjEKs&feature=youtu.be


How to configure pi-star by OH1E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vbaNA_bEB4

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