[op25-dev] Streaming audio from OP25/Raspberry Pi

Chance chance1@lindseyfamily.net [op25-dev] op25-dev at yahoogroups.com
Mon Mar 19 00:16:07 UTC 2018


Hey John,

I followed the instructions at
https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Raspberry_Pi_Broadcastify_Build
to install their DarkIce version.

It's a manual install outside of any package installer. I'm not sure if
there's a more official way.

I did a APT uninstall on DarkIce. Then

wget http://s.broadcastify.com/darkice/darkice_bcfy_v01.tar.gz

Then in the tar, you'll find a pre-compiled DarkIce file to copy to bin,
INIT.D file, and sample config.

As for the stability, I was using a desktop (non-VM) Ubuntu install with
the "Christmas" OP25 version, and it would stall every few days. That's
probably something that's been fix by now, but just something I was being
mindful of for the next few days.

Take care,

Chance



On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 6:23 PM, John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
[op25-dev] <op25-dev at yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> I had the very busy local feed (24 channels) running here for a couple
> of months and it seemed perfectly happy. So I think the system may be
> more stable than one might suspect.
>
> I may go to Broadcastify, but they don't want you to stream TAC
> talkgroups, and I'd like to include those (quiet as they are) for the
> couple of local departments I listen to. So for now, anyway, I'm just
> streaming locally with Icecast.
>
> (Does the Broadcastify DarkIce install as a Debian package, or does it
> do an out-of-dpkg install? I wanted to stay with .debs wherever possible.)
>
> John
> ----
>
> On 03/18/2018 06:12 PM, Chance chance1 at lindseyfamily.net [op25-dev] wrote:
> > Hey John,
> >
> > Everything worked perfectly. Only one change, I installed the DarkIce
> > build from Broadcastify which included the MP3 encoder.
> >
> > I'm feeding Sachse, TX. I use to carry a neighboring city with more
> > activity, but since they went encrypted, it is just Sachse now.  I only
> > mention in case you tune there, it is quiet 97% of the time.
> >
> > I'll probably switch back to my other PI with a scanner while away from
> > home, until I see that this runs stable for a while.  I'm betting I'll
> > need something to restart RX.PY every so often....   But so far so
> > good.  And no nasty background noise of the Whistler scanner headphone
> jack!
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> > Chance KC5EOK
> >
> > On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 2:53 PM, John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
> > <mailto:jra at febo.com> [op25-dev] <op25-dev at yahoogroups..com
> > <mailto:op25-dev at yahoogroups.com>> wrote:
> >
> > __
> >
> > You're welcome, Chance. Since I only tested this on one system and then
> > burned the image, please let me know of any issues/errors you encounter..
> >
> > Remember that you'll need to configure Darkice and figure out what
> > streamer you're going to feed. I'm using Icecast running on a small
> > Atom processor box to feed my home network.
> >
> > At present, I'm still using the GUI but it would make sense for a
> > version intended just to stream, to use the CLI only and save a couple
> > of GB of size. That's still on the list.
> >
> > John
> > ----
> >
> > On 03/18/2018 03:47 PM, Chance chance1 at lindseyfamily.net
> > <mailto:chance1 at lindseyfamily.net> [op25-dev] wrote:
> > > Hey John,
> > >
> > > Thanks a million! This was on my weekend list of things to do and I
> was
> > > just about to dive into to figure this all out. You just saved me a
> > > whole Sunday afternoon. I'm downloading the image now!
> > >
> > > Chance
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 2:17 PM, John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo..com
> <mailto:jra at febo.com>
> > > <mailto:jra at febo.com <mailto:jra at febo.com>> [op25-dev]
> > <op25-dev at yahoogroups.com <mailto:op25-dev at yahoogroups.com>
> > > <mailto:op25-dev at yahoogroups.com
> > <mailto:op25-dev at yahoogroups.com>>> wrote:
> > >
> > > __
> > >
> > > Well, I'm faster than I thought. The new version with audio streaming
> > > via darkice is at
> > >
> > > http://febo.com/pages/os_images/2018-03-18_op25_rpi.zip
> > <http://febo.com/pages/os_images/2018-03-18_op25_rpi.zip>
> > > <http://febo.com/pages/os_images/2018-03-18_op25_rpi.zip
> > <http://febo.com/pages/os_images/2018-03-18_op25_rpi..zip>>
> > >
> > > John
> > >
> > > On 03/18/2018 01:47 PM, John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com <mailto:
> jra at febo.com>
> > > <mailto:jra at febo.com <mailto:jra at febo.com>> [op25-dev] wrote:
> > > > I just got my RPi scanner set up to stream audio to an Icecast
> server.
> > > > Graham did all the hard work to figure out how, so he gets all the
> > > > credit. But I did collect the information together in a blog posting
> > > > here: http://blog.febo.com/wp/?p=307
> > > >
> > > > I'm also going to update my plug-and-play image file to include this.
> > > > It may take me a couple of days to get that ready.
> > > >
> > > > 73,
> > > > John
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> 
>
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