OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

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OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by wa4cqz » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:06 pm

I just bought two OpenSTAR2s. I put one on DMR and the other on D-Star. The DMR one seems to be working great. I believe my problem with the D-Star one is probably router settings. Here's why.

My ID-51A Plus kept announcing, at irregular intervals, "disconnected" and then "connected to REF030 Charlie" or what ever reflector I was using. I looked through the 14 pages of this community and found a lot of information. I tried most if not all of the suggestions. Nothing seemed to make it quit disconnecting and reconnecting. I unplugged the DMR OoenSpot2 and rebooted the router. I finally did a factory reset and Quick Setup. That didn't fix my problem either.

I then connected it to a 4G to WiFi router. Problem solved. This leads me to believe that the problem is in a router setting.

My original router is a Netgear Orbi. My "portable" router is a Verizon Wireless MiFi hotspot.

My goal is to get the OpenSPOT2 working on my home/Orbi router so that I can just leave it running.

Does anyone have any suggestions why it doesn't work on one router and does work on the other? Are there any settings to change? Ports?

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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by HA2NON » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:54 am

Make sure UDP port 20001 is not blocked on the router. Also try using other connectors to find out if it is really an UDP port blocking problem.
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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by wa4cqz » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:48 pm

Thanks for your quick response. I have followed your suggestions and still have the same problem.

I checked my home router and have no ports blocked.

I tried two reflectors, REF030C and REF001C. They both worked fine on my mobile/portable router, but had the disconnected/connected problem on my home router.

I also tried the DMR connector. It also has the same problem. As a matter of fact when I am listening to radios hooked to each of my OpenSPOT2s, one on DMR and one one on D-Star, they both disconnect and reconnect at the same time as each other on my home router only. Both work fine on my portable/mobile router.

What do you suggest I should try next?
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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by HA2NON » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:22 am

What LED color do you see when these disconnects happen?
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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by wa4cqz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm

It happens very quickly so it's difficult to tell, but here's what I saw. I tested on the OpenSPOT2 I have configured for D-Star.

When it's not receiving a signal it goes green to red. It may be going through other colors, but it's to fast to see. Once I thought I saw a blue in there, buy can't be sure.

When it is receiving a signal, it does the following.
1. Audio from the received signal mutes.
2. The "Disconnected" message plays in conjunction with the LED color changes. The colors are, as best I can tell, are yellow, blue, red, blue, yellow sometime followed by another blue yellow, continuous red. All of this takes literally about a second.
3. When the LED turns red a "Connected to REF3101C" message plays followed immediately by return of the radio audio.

The entire process takes seconds. The LED changing takes a second or less.

Thank you again for helping me!
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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by HA2NON » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 am

Please do a factory reset on the unit and set it up again to make sure all settings are correct.
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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by wa4cqz » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:18 pm

I have 2 and they are both doing the same thing. I did a factory reset on the one I had setup for D-Star. I then did only the Quick S|yup and it does the same problem. Both of the OpenSPOT2s are doing the disconnect/connect problem.

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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by HA2NON » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:58 pm

Does the web interface disconnect when this happens? What do you see in the device log? (not the call log, I mean the device log on the Status page which you can see if you turn on Advanced mode at the bottom right of the web interface)
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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by wa4cqz » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:12 pm

The web interface doesn't even blink, but this all happens quickly. I tried to attach a log excerpt, but it said I was using an invalid file extension... even when I rename the file to have no extension so here it is pasted in..

21:57:47 ccs: sending pong
21:57:59 ref: got ccs ping
21:57:59 ccs: sending pong
21:58:04 ref: rx timeout
21:58:04 ref: init reconnect
21:58:04 spk: starting voice announcement
21:58:04 spk: playing locally: OSDC
21:58:04 spk: loading code pair OS
21:58:04 nvmm-csd: looking up callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:04 nvmm-csd: ignoring special callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:04 ref: uninitialized
21:58:04 nvmm: net check
21:58:04 nvmm: net check ok (16 ms)
21:58:04 ref: initializing
21:58:04 ref: waiting for connect ack
21:58:04 ref: sending config
21:58:04 ref: waiting for config ack
21:58:04 ref: connected
21:58:04 ccs: sending connect packet
21:58:04 ccs: sending pong
21:58:04 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:07 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:07 spk: loading code pair DC
21:58:07 spk: sending terminator
21:58:07 nvmm-csd: looking up callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:07 nvmm-csd: ignoring special callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:07 spk: starting voice announcement
21:58:07 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:07 spk: requesting remote play: OSCTARAEAF000300PC
21:58:07 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:07 spk-remote: got first packet
21:58:07 nvmm-csd: looking up callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:07 nvmm-csd: ignoring special callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:08 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:09 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:09 ref: got ccs ping
21:58:09 ccs: sending pong
21:58:10 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:11 spk-remote: invalid seqnum received, got 55 expected 54, missing 1 packets
21:58:11 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:12 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:13 spk: sending terminator
21:58:13 spk: remote disconnected
21:58:13 nvmm-csd: looking up callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:13 nvmm-csd: ignoring special callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:13 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:14 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:15 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:16 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:17 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:17 dstarcalltracker: got decoded header data from net
21:58:17 dstarcalltracker: voice call started, dst: CQCQCQ src: KG5UFR /IC80 from modem: 0 id: c2fa82b2ace4d4ce
21:58:17 nvmm-csd: looking up callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:17 nvmm-csd: ignoring special callsign CQCQCQ
21:58:17 nvmm-csd: looking up callsign KG5UFR
21:58:17 nvmm-csd: dmr ids 1148976 call "KG5UFR" name "Jacob L" city "" state "" country "us"
21:58:17 ref: new call started
21:58:17 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:17 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:17 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:17 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:17 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:17 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:17 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:18 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:18 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:18 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:18 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:19 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:19 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:19 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:20 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:20 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:20 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:20 ref: got ccs ping
21:58:20 ccs: sending pong
21:58:21 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:21 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:21 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:21 ref: got d-star header, module C
21:58:22 ref: got last frame
21:58:22 dstarcalltracker: call ended, dur 4.6s ber 0.0% loss 0.0% rssi 0
21:58:22 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:23 ref: got ping, replying
21:58:24 ref: got ping, replying
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Re: OpenSPOT2 D-Star connecting/disconnecting

Post by HA2NON » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:11 am

21:58:04 ref: rx timeout indicates an RX timeout from the server. What you can try is to increase the RX timeout setting at the REF connector settings.
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