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vk2ahb
Dec 12, 2022
In VarAC on Linux/Pi/Mac
Copied from the FB page: I have VARA running both from Build-a-Pi,from the VARA.exe and from RMS Express. THis is for CMS contacts only. I want to get into some actual QSOs!! I note also that VNC/Chrome is pitifully slow. I have downloaded VarAC, and edited the Varac.ini to fill in the details. When I run wine VarAc.EXE, I get heaps of error messages, mainly related to X11 display. The VARA HF modem starts, then disappears, then re-appears. The VarAC window appears for about 1 second then disappears. Top shows Vara.exe taking about 75% CPU but nothing is happening. It looks like I might have to give up on the Pi and try using W11 on the laptop but the idea is to have all Ham apps on the Pi. 33 Paul RodenhuisAuthorSuccess! After re-routing the USB cable from the Pi to the old W8.1 laptop, installing VARA and VarAC, I was ble to cal l CQ on 14.104.250.!! 3 comments Like Comment Send 3 comments Top comments Active Write a comment… Active Like
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vk2ahb
Dec 01, 2022
In VarAC on Linux/Pi/Mac
I am running a raspi 4 with Jason KM4ACK's Build-a-Pi for many years now. I recently installed RaspiOS and BAP 3.2 which has VARA HF 4.6.5, VARA FM and VARA Chat. I assume VARA Chat is the same as VarAC(??) VARA HF works through PAT Menu and flrig. There is a separate VARA menu option VARA that has VARA HF, VARA FM and VARA Chat v 1.3.3. I have found that using PAT Menu/VARA HF requires flrig, but VARA/VARA HF by itself runs without. I have not been able to get VARA/VARA Chat do anything after the modem and window opens. I have set PTT to CAT, the modem is on /dev/ttyUSB0. When I select CQ or Connect, nothing happens. So, finding this forum, I downloaded VarAC to the pi and extracted it to .wine/drive_c/VARA_AC . I then ran wine VarAC.exe and got screens full of error messages about x11settings:X11DRV_ Failed to get L"\\\\.\\\DISPLAY1". The VARA modem window opened, but with an error message saying there was another instance running. There wasn't. Paul VK2AHB
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