Playing with Pi-Star: Revisions – Recent

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Apr 1, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Revised the The current status of Pi-Star note to correct the download link:

On Mar 26, 2020, Pi-Star V4.1.0 was released as a regular version. It can be downloaded from the Pi-Star website:
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Mar 31, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Revised the The current status of Pi-Star note:

Mar 26, 2020

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star V4.1.0Open in new tab regular as a regular version:
Nothing actually changed between the V4.1.0-RC8 release candidate and the release of the V4.1.0 regular release; it's just now the official regular release.

Revised the Introduction section

Made major revisions to the The current status of Pi-Star note to acknowledge the release of Pi-Star V4.1.0 as a regular release.

Feb 25, 2020

Revised 6e) Some great places to start playing with Pi-Star

Revised the paragraph about Telegram groups:

Additional Telegram groups

There's a good list of Amateur Radio Telegram groups that was compiled by Tom, W2XQ, which is posted on the Colorado Digital website's Resources page: Ham Radio Telegram ChannelsOpen in new tab regular. One that I really like is for finding DMR nets: Ham Radio DMR Nets. It has a quite comprehensive list of active DMR nets. Each net is displayed an hour before it goes live, making it easy to find out what's currently on the air: https://t.me/HamRadioDMRNetsOpen in new tab regular

Feb 21, 2020

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20200221:
Adds additional ZUM Radio Radio/Modem board options: the ZUMspot - Duplex Raspberry Pi (GPIO) and ZUM Radio-MMDVM-Nucleo (USB). Renamed the ZUMspot - Raspberry Pi Hat (GPIO) option to ZUMspot - Single Band Raspberry Pi Hat (GPIO).
Also changed the OLED Type of display option to OLED Type 3 (0.96″) and OLED Type 6 (1.3″).

Feb 19, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Minor revisions to the The awkward current status of Pi-Star note.

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star dashboard version 20200219:
Adds option for the ZUMspot - Duplex Raspberry Pi (GPIO) Radio/Modem board.

Feb 18, 2020

Revised release number

Noted the release of Pi-Star 4.1.8 and dashboard version 20200218:
Changes to fix issues with the BrandMeister API not connecting. For more info, see Active BrandMeister connections not showingOpen in new tab regular. Also, added rng-tools to Pi-Star, which should fix issues with WiFi connectivity.

Revised the Introduction section

Minor revisions to the The awkward current status of Pi-Star note.

Feb 9, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Minor revisions to the The awkward current status of Pi-Star note.

Revised 4) Booting up Pi-Star

Minor revisions to the Overview of Pi-Star Auto AP boot-up steps for a new wireless network illustration.

Feb 5, 2020

Revised release number

Noted the release of dashboard version 20200203:
Changes related to the handling of the DMR Master host ports.

Jan 31, 2020

Revised 5k) Wireless Configuration

Added the following hint:

Hint 2: If you need to set a static IP address for your hotspot, you can edit the /etc/dhcpcd.conf file to add the entries, for example:
interface wlan0
static ip_address=10.0.0.11/24
static routers=10.0.0.1
static domain_name_servers=10.0.0.1
Thanks to Dan, KA5TAA, for this hint.

Jan 24, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Significantly revised the The current status of Pi-Star note.

Rearranged the first sections

Moved the disclaimer to the top. Moved The current status of Pi-Star note to the first thing after the table of contents. Merged the Introduction into section 1, Learning Pi-Star.

Jan 22, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Revised the The awkward current status of Pi-Star note to add:

Jan 20, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Revised the The awkward current status of Pi-Star note.

Jan 14, 2020

Revised 5d) DMR configuration

Revised the notes under the DMR Master bullet point, especially to add "It's important to note that your SelfCare settings are saved per master server. If you change to a new master server, you need to re-enter settings you want to use."

Jan 05, 2020

Revised the Introduction section

Revised the The awkward current status of Pi-Star note to add a link to more info about the release candidate issues: Pi-Star 4.1 release candidate problems.

Jan 01, 2020

Happy new year!

Revised the Introduction section

Revised the The awkward current status of Pi-Star note to reflect that as of Jan 2020, Pi-Star's status is that the 3.4.x codeline is aging, while the beta 4.1.x codeline isn't quite ready for prime time.