I’ve played around with Packet and Direwolf on the Raspberry Pi quite a bit, but every time I try and getting it working on Linux on a desktop I run into some differences in the config. From past attempts, I followed most of the steps I had followed before here.
The following steps are with a USB Rigblaster Plug n Play, connected to the dataport on my Icom 880h radio .
I installed and compiled Direwolf from source as before, and started it up with:
$ direwolf -t 0 -p
Dire Wolf version 1.5
Reading config file direwolf.conf
Audio device for both receive and transmit: plughw:0,0 (channel 0)
Channel 0: 1200 baud, AFSK 1200 & 2200 Hz, E+, 44100 sample rate.
Ready to accept AGW client application 0 on port 8000 …
Ready to accept KISS TCP client application 0 on port 8001 …
Virtual KISS TNC is available on /dev/pts/1
Created symlink /tmp/kisstnc -> /dev/pts/1
I installed the ax25 apps as in the previous article, and then added 1 line to /etc/ax25/ports:
1 KK6DCT-1 1200 255 2 2m packet
I then started kissattach:
$ sudo kissattach /dev/pts/1 1
/dev/pts/1 is the value from when Direwolf started, and port 1 is the line I added to the ports file.
From here I can connect to the local ag6qo-1 BBS, via the BERR37 node:
axcall 1 ag6qo-1 via berr37