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Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KB2WVO, Jun 3, 2018.

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  1. KB2WVO

    KB2WVO Ham Member QRZ Page

    i have a raspberry pi... i dont know if it is drivers or what.. but the 3.5m plug is not or seems to not be working...

    i can use usb as i got it working with my signalink.
    what is needed to make a usb speaker..
    iam unable to find homebrew of this. so that might be a hint..
  2. K1XS

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    Have you checked the audio output selection? Had the same issue it’s my Pi until it found that it defaulted audio output to HDMI. I don’t recall which version of the OS I was using but I could not get it to send audio to the jack. Ended up using an HDMI to VGA adapter with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
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  3. KA9JLM

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    You need the proper connector, 4 conductor. The video is on the same jack.

    Do not go by color code, Check the cable with a ohm meter.

    You need to use headphones or a amplified speaker.

    A cheap USB audio fob adapter will work if you want to use USB to feed a amplified speaker.

    Have Fun.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
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  4. KB2WVO

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    yep. did the raspi-configre or what ever it was .. so many com lines ago lol ..
    i went back in the settings thru the latest raspbian. got it working... but yep i came across that on the wb pages...

    tho the idea of gettin a usb set might be a way to go not sure now..

    iam tryin to make this very very portable for digi. but when i wanna tinker lol at home like to be able to plug in easy..

    iam posting some images below.. as this post is from the RPi...

    if i can get the flash workin i might be all set lol ... grrrr but i have a B+ guess i might have to grab a RPi3 to get flash working..

    did the gnash with chromauin and firefox. only one site doesnt work. spectrum cable.. grrrrrr
  5. KB2WVO

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    this is 1st gen setup lol you can see i made boo boo when i put the pi in the bottom as it is... i will have to redo a case of some sorts and then i can plug in easyer to the 3.5 grrrrr it was more ment for digi so usb was out back .. but as i got it working better .. plans changed. digi still yes.. but heck why not tv or music or so on lol

    Attached Files:

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  6. KB2WVO

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    not sure why video is on usb port. it has hdmi port. or i missunstanding..
  7. KA9JLM

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    I guess I did not know your Pi version.

    The Pi3B uses 3.5mm connector with audio and NTSC video.

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  8. KB2WVO

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    ooo i dont know on the newer ones...

    this one is just B+ this one has a HDMI port. its before the 2 and 3 versions.. i think.. lol its 2 years old.. might be 3 years.. memory isnt good sometimes ..

    it wont do flash no idea why ... but its ok .. its more for digi and ham stuff on go ..

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