[arm-allstar] Node dropping packets

Terry Bethlehem kd4ont at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 02:46:09 EST 2018

I get similar results almost daily. Trying to make long story short, I
suspect it is one of the hops it makes to the target hardware. I'm doing a
3k journey to my desired repeater. It gets so bad sometimes that it loses
connection. Sometimes it happens many times in eight hours. I'm not a
network guy. I at first, thought it was dropped packets. Then I thought it
was jitter. Rebooting everything doesn't fix studdering. With my lack of
proper knowledge, I'm assuming it is one or more of the hops it takes to
the target, which is the culprit. When the conditions get so bad, that it
gets rerouted, then it sounds fine.

Sorry I'm not more knowledgeable, but I'm just passing on my experience.
Btw, your connection sounds much better than my node, yet I still have the
same problems as you.

Have you mentally noted when these issues happen? Could it be peak traffic
times locally? I'm grasping at straws.

On Jan 12, 2018 1:51 AM, Steve Rogers via arm-allstar <
arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:

> I have my node rf linked to the mountain top repeater and all works well
> except for I am getting dropped audio from that is received from connected
> nodes. I originally thought that I was getting some desense on the link
> receiver located at the repeater site. After digging deeper I find that is
> not the case. I can connect to a remote node, watch the telemetry in
> real-time (via the simpleusb-tune-menu) on my node as well as watching on
> supermon and see that when a user from a connected node is talking it will
> indeed "hiccup" for a lack of better words. When this happens my node will
> literally for just a split second unkey then key back up and resume like
> normal. This "hiccup" will also occur during the connect/disconnect
> messages. I have narrowed it down to the allstar hardware itself, but I am
> just not sure what specifically is causing the trouble. I have the PI on a
> wired connection, with current Hamvoip updates and an RA-35 interface from
> Kevin Custer (Repeater Builder). Just for fu
>  rther information, I have an IRLP node here also that is rf linked back
> to the repeater and it is not having any type of audio hiccups like I am
> describing with allstar.
> I will happily provide more details if needed.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Steve
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