In my previous post I provided a tutorial for setting up a DVMega and Raspberry Pi to use as a DMR hotspot.
The DVMega can also be used in a bluetooth only configuration where the heavy lifting is done my another device, such as an Android or iOS handset. The bluetooth hardware seems to go by a few different names but can be purchased here. The software to do this was previously called openSpot, but has been renamed blueDV.
As I have already got the DVMega and Raspberry Pi 3 package, I thought I'd have a go at 'converting' it to be suitable for use with blueDV. I found some information on doing this on G0WFV's blog, which sets up ser2net so blueDV can communicate over 'serial' over Ethernet.
Some of the steps were already performed prior to installing MMDVMHost, so I've added the modified steps below.
First of all, install ser2net-
Stop ser2net starting at boot-
Create a startser2net script-
Add the following
Create a stopser2net script-
Add the following-
Make them both executable-
Check its listening-
You should see a line that looks like this-
You can now configure blueDV to connect via ser2net and start using it!
Remember when you've finished, to return into the standard MMDVMHost mode you will need to-