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Re: REAL Linux support...

Ken B
 


As a novice Linux user, I'd also like to see an easier way to make full use of my S2 under the Linux platform. The current method of setting up the S2 in Linux is way beyond my ability, so I'm stuck using the S2 with Windows.

73

FDM-DUO SW2 & STAND ALONE

cristorcelli@...
 

Hi All.

Question.

I operate FDM-DUO in both SW2 or STAND ALONE mode. NO problems.

But frequently I find that when I log out of SW2, the Menu Items in DUO change inexplicably. They do so WITHOUT my manual intervention. Just "happens".

For example, specifically with Menu #32 TX IN set to "AUTO"on FDM-DUO.

Operating SW2 in SSB mode. No problems, making good contacts. Of interest in this example is what happens with Menu #32.

I Log out of SW2, and shut down.

I come back later, power up, and command SW2.

All appears normal. SW2 disply still shows the mode is still in Upper Sideband mode, and so is the display on the FDM-DUO.

I see on the SW2 there is a SSB signal I wish to contact. I tune to the signal, listen to the station calling CQ, and answer.  $%%#^&# OOOOPPSS ! NO POWER OUT.

I start troubleshooting frantically, and am completely unable to get FDM-DUO to transmit.

I am about to quit, when suddenly I go look at Menu #32 and find it has switched from AUTO to USB.

How did that happen. To the best of my knowledge, the only way to change a Menu Setting is to physically push the MENU button on the FDM-DUO front panel, physically rotate the control knob to #32, physically push the knob in, and then rotate the knob to change USB back to AUTO.

I do all that, and go back to answer the CQ, and verything works fine.

How does this happen? Is there some way operating SW2 indavertently change the Menu #32 setting?

73 de NN3V


Re: MMTTY

Dennis Wilkes
 

Anyone running MMTTY??  If so could you share your setup with me.


Thanks,


73

Dennis

W7DRW

Re: WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo

Dennis Wilkes
 

Hi Fletch,

I had similar problems with a new computer and WSJT-X. I was certain the settings were correct as I could operate on my wife's laptop without issue.

It turned out to be rfi/emi issues. I used torrids and clamp on suppressors on all lines attached to the computer - including the power in cord. The worst offender turned out to be the video out cables to the monitors. With all the chokes in place I no longer have issues with WSJT-X.

73
Dennis
W7DRW

Re: WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo

Fletch
 

Hi Neil, thanks for your response. If you like we can take this off the reflector till we get a fix or explanation.

See answers to your questions below.


On 12/17/2016 7:32 PM, Neil Smith G4DBN neil@... [elad_sdr_en] wrote:
 

Hi Fletch, do you have any other software you could test with? 

I have tried with several other programs all with varying degrees of success, none of them right.

 Another thing to try is to open the cat port using a serial port terminal program and see if you can send some basic CAT commands like SN; to read the serial number, or IF; to see the status.

Using Termite,all of the CAT commands worked fine, both set and read. I tried about 10 or 15 from the Elad CAT list with complete success - including TUNE. However the commands MUST be in the full format followed by the terminator character";" . For instance to set VFO-A to 14.076 MHZ, send “FA00014076000;”

When you open the FDM-DUO console in SW2 and click on settings, does it prompt for the port and speed and connect OK? Can you manage the backlight, memories and CW messages correctly?
No, there was no prompt, but the application seemed to work correctly.

Is the com4 port driver the correct version of FTDI?
Yes
Have you tried forcing an update using device manager?
Yes

Does it make any difference if SW2 is not running?
Not sure - Best results seem to be when it is not running.

I did notice something that may be of interest. When I set "TUNE" in WSJT-X, the radio goes to Transmit but drops out after 1-2 seconds. When it drops, I sometimes get a configuration error and sometimes not. I also get a change in frequency, sometimes by as much as 1 KHz up or down.
Another thing noted is that sometimes receive audio levels do not initialize correctly even though the ports are correct. Cycling power on the ELAD will often fix this. Transmit audio never seems to work properly.

I have decided that the problem is not in the PC as everything works fine with the K3 configuration and has since day 1. The fact that the terminal program works seems to point to how things are implemented in the application. If you like I can send setup screen captures offline.

Sorry to be full of questions, not answers.
Not at all a problem, I want this thing to work as I have specific uses in mind.
Neil G4DBN



REAL Linux support...

Michele
 

Hi there!

I’ve been playing with FDM-S2 for quite a long time under linux using samples from the command line….but it’s getting boring due to all the limitations of the gnu radio block.

Will there be a fully integrated module in gr-osmosdr so we can use all the currently developed programs under linux or should I give up (gqrx and many others are great programs…but using fifos it’s not a good idea…it’s only a workaround…)?

 

Many thanks!

 

’73 de IU5HES

 

PS: I know there’s sources of elad source block…but since I’m not a skilled programmer under linux, I’m not able to code such a difficult block.

 

 

Re: WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo [2 Attachments]

david price
 



Hi Jim 
I operation exactly the same way with the addition of teamviewer for remote operation and it works great . Also use this for automatic low power WSPR TX / Rx operation with band hopping ( including tuning an auto balanced ATU working with my doublet when I am not operating JT65 . 

I find Log4OM the best logging software out there. 

Best 73 
Dave 
PA4MSA / G4MSA 

On 18 Dec 2016, at 03:52, Jim Fuller jfull1@... [elad_sdr_en] <elad_sdr_en@...> wrote:

 

I am using: WSJT-X 1.6.0, JTAlert 2.8.2, Log4OM without any problems. (Windows 10 )

From WSJT-X

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<212143.785> 
 I normally do not use SW2 since it resets some of my menu items on the FDM-DUO and then I have to go back and reset everything to do JT modes.

Hope this helps!

Jim - KC4JNW

From: "Neil Smith G4DBN neil@... [elad_sdr_en]" <elad_sdr_en@...>
To: "elad sdr en" <elad_sdr_en@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:32:32 PM
Subject: Re: [elad_sdr_en] WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo

 

Hi Fletch, do you have any other software you could test with?  Maybe get a copy of N1MM+ or Tucnak or Logger32 and see if you get the same error?  Another thing to try is to open the cat port using a serial port terminal program and see if you can send some basic CAT commands like SN; to read the serial number, or IF; to see the status.


When you open the FDM-DUO console in SW2 and click on settings, does it prompt for the port and speed and connect OK? Can you manage the backlight, memories and CW messages correctly?

Is the com4 port driver the correct version of FTDI? Have you tried forcing an update using device manager?

Does it make any difference if SW2 is not running?

Sorry to be full of questions, not answers.
Neil G4DBN







Re: WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo

Jim Fuller
 

I am using: WSJT-X 1.6.0, JTAlert 2.8.2, Log4OM without any problems. (Windows 10 )

From WSJT-X

 
 I normally do not use SW2 since it resets some of my menu items on the FDM-DUO and then I have to go back and reset everything to do JT modes.

Hope this helps!

Jim - KC4JNW


From: "Neil Smith G4DBN neil@... [elad_sdr_en]"
To: "elad sdr en"
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:32:32 PM
Subject: Re: [elad_sdr_en] WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo

 

Hi Fletch, do you have any other software you could test with?  Maybe get a copy of N1MM+ or Tucnak or Logger32 and see if you get the same error?  Another thing to try is to open the cat port using a serial port terminal program and see if you can send some basic CAT commands like SN; to read the serial number, or IF; to see the status.


When you open the FDM-DUO console in SW2 and click on settings, does it prompt for the port and speed and connect OK? Can you manage the backlight, memories and CW messages correctly?

Is the com4 port driver the correct version of FTDI? Have you tried forcing an update using device manager?

Does it make any difference if SW2 is not running?

Sorry to be full of questions, not answers.
Neil G4DBN







Re: WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Hi Fletch, do you have any other software you could test with?  Maybe get a copy of N1MM+ or Tucnak or Logger32 and see if you get the same error?  Another thing to try is to open the cat port using a serial port terminal program and see if you can send some basic CAT commands like SN; to read the serial number, or IF; to see the status.

When you open the FDM-DUO console in SW2 and click on settings, does it prompt for the port and speed and connect OK? Can you manage the backlight, memories and CW messages correctly?

Is the com4 port driver the correct version of FTDI? Have you tried forcing an update using device manager?

Does it make any difference if SW2 is not running?

Sorry to be full of questions, not answers.
Neil G4DBN




On 17 Dec 2016, at 23:47, Fletch fletchv3@... [elad_sdr_en] <elad_sdr_en@...> wrote:


I have been beating my head against a brick wall with a CAT control problem on the FDM-Duo. I am unable to get WSJT-X CAT to recognize the radio at all. I am not using any other applications with the radio

  • WSJT-X 1.7.0 RC3 build 7380
  • Audio runs fine and receives well
  • If I run the FDM-SW2 software with the radio, it runs fine and talks to and from the radio via its CAT.
  • I have tried new USB Cables and another PC
  • If I pull the CAT USB cable, COM4 - which I am using for CAT on the radio - will drop
  • WSJT-X, the PC COM4, and the radio are set for 38400 8N1
  • PC is Windows 10 pro, Dell I7 quad core 4G 16G RAM 
  • When I test CAT, I get a hamlib error "Invalid parameter while opening connection to rig."
  • If I use the K3 configuration for WSJT-X, everything works fine on the K3
  • The radio is just back from ELAD who validated the USB ports

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

tnx es 73

Fletch

K3JYD


WSJT-X CAT control with ELAD FDM-Duo

Fletch
 

I have been beating my head against a brick wall with a CAT control problem on the FDM-Duo. I am unable to get WSJT-X CAT to recognize the radio at all. I am not using any other applications with the radio

  • WSJT-X 1.7.0 RC3 build 7380
  • Audio runs fine and receives well
  • If I run the FDM-SW2 software with the radio, it runs fine and talks to and from the radio via its CAT.
  • I have tried new USB Cables and another PC
  • If I pull the CAT USB cable, COM4 - which I am using for CAT on the radio - will drop
  • WSJT-X, the PC COM4, and the radio are set for 38400 8N1
  • PC is Windows 10 pro, Dell I7 quad core 4G 16G RAM
  • When I test CAT, I get a hamlib error "Invalid parameter while opening connection to rig."
  • If I use the K3 configuration for WSJT-X, everything works fine on the K3
  • The radio is just back from ELAD who validated the USB ports

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

tnx es 73

Fletch

K3JYD

Re: Newbie ? - Logging with SDR-Duo while using SW2

John Kirby
 

Neil,  
WOW!  Thanks 
John
N3AAZ

Re: Newbie ? - Logging with SDR-Duo while using SW2

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Hi Pete, I use Logger32 for general operations outside of contests.  I can change mode and frequency from within Logger or on the radio.  I can grab DX spots as well.  Just using the standard CAT over USB lead.  Config on the serial port is:

You can also use most contesting programs and digimode stuff, so for example I use N1MM+ and can do autoCQ and CW from that using the CAT port and RTS/DTR for PTT and keyer.  Same with Tucnak for VHF contesting, and on that I get automatic recording and indexing of QSOs for post-contest checks.  You can get CAT services working on the virtual receivers in SW2 using a different emulation (FT-897 I think?).  I don't bother with that.

I use WSJT-10 and MSHV for FSK144 meteorscatter and JT65 EME, and WSJT-X for MSK144 MS/aircraft scatter and other new modes, MMTTY and GRiTTY for PSK/RTTY.  All of those give me full control of the rig via CAT.  To use multipl programs at the same time, I use the paid-for version fo Virtual Audio Cable, connecting a virtual line from the AUX audio output device of SW2 (or the audio out of the DUO if not running SW2) and then point the receiving programs at the VAC line device.

Only issue is that there is only one CAT port on the radio, so if you need multiple things to be able to control the radio at the same time, you'll need to use Omnirig or something that will share the port and deal with contention.  Just set the port to the one that comes up when you connect to the CAT port, and set the speed to 38400,8,N,1 with no handshake and ignore DTR/RTS

Just watch for a couple of things.  The TS-480 Hamlib library functions are a bit flaky, so avoid using CAT for PTT, and set the polling rate to 300ms or longer, otherwise the library can send a second request before the first completes, and it has no idea which request the reply was intended for.  Always use RTS for PTT, and set menu option 54 to PTT+RTS.

Ask on here for any specific program help, there is likely to be someone who uses whatever program you want to set up.  Thye are a friendly and helpful mob.

Neil G4DBN



On 16/12/2016 16:41, pmeier@... [elad_sdr_en] wrote:
 

Is it possible to use the Duo software to display the waterfall(bandscope) and use a separate software to log and control the radio.  I'd like to use a logger program and have it capture the frequency, mode and etc. but still be able to look for signal on waterfall display but not sure how to accomplish this or if it's even possible.


Pete 





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Newbie ? - Logging with SDR-Duo while using SW2

pmeier@...
 

Is it possible to use the Duo software to display the waterfall(bandscope) and use a separate software to log and control the radio.  I'd like to use a logger program and have it capture the frequency, mode and etc. but still be able to look for signal on waterfall display but not sure how to accomplish this or if it's even possible.


Pete 

MMTTY

Dennis Wilkes
 

Anyone running MMTTY??  If so could you share your setup with me.


Thanks,


73

Dennis

W7DRW

Re: Two USB sockets needed?

Ron Hunsicker
 

Consider a powered USB hub.  Somewhere around 10 bucks ($10 US) delivered from eBay's USA marketplace.

Ron

Re: Memory Error "Int32"

Joe Lanoue
 

I was able to edit the memory file in excel and that took care of the problem. A couple of aircraft channels that got corrupted.

Re: Memory Error "Int32"

Joe Lanoue
 

I'll give it a try.  Thanks Bill. 

Re: Memory Error "Int32"

Bill Nollman
 

Delete the memories file (shown in your screen shot) and restart SW2?

Bill

 

From: elad_sdr_en@... [mailto:elad_sdr_en@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:37 AM
To: elad_sdr_en@...
Subject: [elad_sdr_en] Memory Error "Int32"

 

 

While trying to edit the memory file in my FDM-S2 I messed something up and now when trying to save or edit anything I get the error popup shown below.  I suspect a software reinstall will be required. Any ideas?

 Thanks for any help.

..Joe (Cheshire CT)

Re: Memory Error "Int32"

Joe Lanoue
 

Appears my attachment didn't make it.  Here's another attempt. 
..Joe

Memory Error "Int32"

Joe Lanoue
 

While trying to edit the memory file in my FDM-S2 I messed something up and now when trying to save or edit anything I get the error popup shown below.  I suspect a software reinstall will be required. Any ideas?

 Thanks for any help.

..Joe (Cheshire CT)