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Progress Report on portable SDR

Dave Cole (NK7Z) <dave@...>
 

Hello,

Finally got the 7 inch screen, built that, and the RP 3B, got them working, then downloaded the image from the SDRPlay folks, burned that, and booted. Worked first time! I now have a fully portable working SDR. I am replacing a Frankenstein version of the same thing I had and was using for RFI hunting.

Next to build a few Propagation Iot devices, like a dedicated WSPR map, etc.

--
73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net


Re: Any one interested in seeing what I run on one of my Pi

Dave Cole (NK7Z) <dave@...>
 

No problem at all, I use the same service for my cluster. Which I need to move to a Raspberry Pi...

73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net

On 11/18/2017 07:19 AM, 'Jerry' n9lya@nwcable.net [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
Thanks Dave … I am getting that as well now.. Thanks for heads up… 73 jerry
*From:* Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com]
*Sent:* Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:35 AM
*To:* Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
*Subject:* Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Any one interested in seeing what I run on one of my Pi
Your w9bbs@noip is not forwarding correctly. I get "ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED".
73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net
On 11/18/2017 05:34 AM, n9lya@nwcable.net <mailto:n9lya@nwcable.net> [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
> www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080 <http://www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080>
<http://www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080>
>
>
> <http://www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080>
> Other sites
> www.mitchellwx.com <http://www.mitchellwx.com>
<http://www.mitchellwx.com>
> above wx site  not updating yet..
> www.n9lya.com <http://www.n9lya.com> <http://www.n9lya.com>
> www.hfskipnet.net <http://www.hfskipnet.net> <http://www.hfskipnet.net>
> <http://www.n9lya.com>www.indianapacketcouncil.com
<http://www.indianapacketcouncil.com> <http://www.n9lya.com>
> www.gosportwx.com <http://www.gosportwx.com> <http://www.gosportwx.com>
>
> Net44 44.48.0.42
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Any one interested in seeing what I run on one of my Pi

Jerome Kutche
 

Thanks Dave … I am getting that as well now.. Thanks for heads up… 73 jerry

 

From: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@... [mailto:Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:35 AM
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Any one interested in seeing what I run on one of my Pi

 

 

Your w9bbs@noip is not forwarding correctly. I get "ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED".

73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net

On 11/18/2017 05:34 AM, n9lya@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
> www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080 <http://www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080>
>
>
> <http://www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080>
> Other sites
>  www.mitchellwx.com <http://www.mitchellwx.com>
> above wx site  not updating yet..
>  www.n9lya.com <http://www.n9lya.com>
> www.hfskipnet.net <http://www.hfskipnet.net>
> <http://www.n9lya.com>www.indianapacketcouncil.com <http://www.n9lya.com>
> www.gosportwx.com <http://www.gosportwx.com>
>
> Net44 44.48.0.42
>
>
>
>
>


Re: Any one interested in seeing what I run on one of my Pi

Dave Cole (NK7Z) <dave@...>
 

Your w9bbs@noip is not forwarding correctly. I get "ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED".

73s and thanks,
Dave
NK7Z
http://www.nk7z.net

On 11/18/2017 05:34 AM, n9lya@nwcable.net [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080 <http://www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080>
<http://www.w9bbs.no-ip.org:8080>
Other sites
 www.mitchellwx.com <http://www.mitchellwx.com>
above wx site  not updating yet..
 www.n9lya.com <http://www.n9lya.com>
www.hfskipnet.net <http://www.hfskipnet.net>
<http://www.n9lya.com>www.indianapacketcouncil.com <http://www.n9lya.com>
www.gosportwx.com <http://www.gosportwx.com>
Net44 44.48.0.42


Any one interested in seeing what I run on one of my Pi

Jerome Kutche
 


Re: Test

JJ
 

300 milliseconds, not bad lol!



On 2017-11-18 07:54 AM, jj ve1jot@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
 

seems instant from here too..



On 2017-11-18 06:43 AM, n9lya@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
 
Worked.. Good.

Thanks Max again for letting me know and your dedication to the Group...


73 jerry n9lya



Re: Test

JJ
 

seems instant from here too..



On 2017-11-18 06:43 AM, n9lya@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
 
Worked.. Good.

Thanks Max again for letting me know and your dedication to the Group...


73 jerry n9lya


Re: Test

Jerome Kutche
 

Worked.. Good.

Thanks Max again for letting me know and your dedication to the Group...


73 jerry n9lya


Test

Jerome Kutche
 

Test to see if this is posted instantly. 73 jerry



Re: Where are all the Moderators?

Jerome Kutche
 

Good morning Max.

Thanks for letting me know we had an issue.. I try to check on here 1 to 2 times a Day, unfortunately some days its less.. Most times I see everything has been approved. Did not realize we were having an issue. 
I changed the system settings. Individual Messages will no longer me moderated except new members must be approved before posting . To keep out spammers.. 
Let see how that works for us and if it improves the throughput of messages.

Thanks for your hard work and dedication to the group.

Let me know if this helps.. In mean time if anyone wants to moderate the group what should remain is just approving new members. I would open that up, but I have seen spammers and robots kill a group..

Let me know also if this action I took creates more problems..

73 Jerry N9LYA




Where are all the Moderators?

Max
 

Seems like I have been approving almost all of the post to this group for a while now. I see post that have been sitting for many hours waiting for approvial. This doesn't allow for a fast exchange of information. The group owner needs to do something about this, whoever they are.

Max KG4PID 


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

Jim Elmore
 

David,

Here are the answers to your questions.

The OS is 2017-4-10-raspbian-jessie.

FLDIGI is 4.0.8.
FLRIG is 1.3.17.

The connection to the K2 is using an Elecraft USB to Serial adapter which incorporates an FTDI chip. This cable connects to the proprietary serial cable required for use with the K2. PTT is via CAT. Keep in mind that WSJT-X works with this connection.

There are no error messages when I run FLRIG from the command line and select PTT.

Also, keep in mind that when attempting to use FLDIGI with FLRIG there is no communication with the K2. No frequency, no filter selection, no mode selection, no PTT.

73,
Jim WA4YWM


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Hello Jim,

 

I installed FLRIG. It controlled the K2. However, I cannot get FLDIGI to control the K2. I have FLRIG running and have deselected RigCAT.
As a test I also installed FLRIG on my Windows system and got FLDIGI working with it with no problem.
What could I be doing wrong on the RPi?


You say that you installed Flrig and it controlled the K2 just fine but you cannot get Fldigi to control the K2.  Is this just specific to the setup of the Raspberry Pi?  If so, tell us about your setup:

   - What Linux distro and version do you have running on the Rpi?

   - What versions of Fldigi and Flrig running on the Rpi?

   - How are you connecting the radio to the Raspberry pi? 
      - Via a USB to serial adapter?  If so, what make / model and chipset is running it (FTDI, Prolific, etc)
      - Via the Rpi's built in serial ports?  Do you have an RS232 level shifter in that cable?

   - Did you configure Flrig to control PTT on the K2 via a GPIO pin or via CAT commands?

   - If you run Flrig from the command line and click on the "PTT" button in the lower right corner (available on my FT950, not sure if it's there for the K2), do any errors show up in the terminal window?

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

Jim Elmore
 

David,

I installed FLRIG. It controlled the K2. However, I cannot get FLDIGI to control the K2. I have FLRIG running and have deselected RigCAT.

As a test I also installed FLRIG on my Windows system and got FLDIGI working with it with no problem.

What could I be doing wrong on the RPi?

73,
Jim WA4YWM


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Hello Jim,

 

I will look in to using FLRIG.


I don't think you'll be disappointed.  It's a very nice program.


Your question concerning Hamlib confuses me. I am not using Hamlib as a separate application. It is part of WSJT-X. I also thought it was part of FLDIGI. I don't recall installing Hamlib on my Windows machine to use it with FLDIGI. Please clarify.


Ok, let me clarify.  I generally build all this software from sources and that's probably where my starting point wasn't correct.  WSJT-X does indeed include it's own Hamlib but from those built sources, you can use it's binaries for other programs.  I don't know if the packages published by the WSJT-X team includes all of those binaries or not.  The same goes for Fldigi where I used to can configure Fldigi to use it's "Hamlib rigctl" setting and used external versions of Hamlib.  I wouldn't think this would be necessary since I'd assume support for your Elecraft K2 should be stable by now but this all depends on the version of Hamlib that's coming with Fldigi

If I look at hamlib 3.1, I see the K2 support as "beta".  In hamlib speak, that should work fine but maybe not (yes, this file is in the Kenwood directory as their backends are related)

kenwood/k2.c
--
        .rig_model =            RIG_MODEL_K2,
        .model_name =           "K2",
        .mfg_name =             "Elecraft",
        .version =              "20120615",
        .copyright =            "LGPL",
        .status =               RIG_STATUS_BETA,
        .rig_type =             RIG_TYPE_TRANSCEIVER,
        .ptt_type =             RIG_PTT_RIG,
        .dcd_type =             RIG_DCD_RIG,
        .port_type =            RIG_PORT_SERIAL,
        .serial_rate_min =      4800,
        .serial_rate_max =      4800,
        .serial_data_bits =     8,
        .serial_stop_bits =     2,
        .serial_parity =        RIG_PARITY_NONE,
        .serial_handshake =     RIG_HANDSHAKE_NONE,
        .write_delay =          0,      /* Timing between bytes */
        .post_write_delay =     100,    /* Timing between command strings */
        .timeout =              2000,   /* FA and FB make take up to 500 ms on band change */
        .retry =                10,
. . .
--

When you configure Fldigi and it's Hamlib for your radio, are you properly setting the serial speed, data bits, stop bits, delay settings, etc?  They MUST match with what you've configure in your radio.

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

David Birnbaum
 

Both FLDIGI and WSJTX install hamib as part of the installation. But WSJTX has it in variant of hamlib so they are not quite the same. (The WSJTX changes are being rolled into the "regular" distribution.).

Dave
k2ly 


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

Jim Elmore
 

David,

I will look in to using FLRIG.

Your question concerning Hamlib confuses me. I am not using Hamlib as a separate application. It is part of WSJT-X. I also thought it was part of FLDIGI. I don't recall installing Hamlib on my Windows machine to use it with FLDIGI. Please clarify.

73,
Jim WA4YWM


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 

Hello Jim,

I can't speak to the use of RigCAT as I've never used it.  I would recommend you follow my previous email and try some alternatives such as Flrig and a distant second, Hamlib.

Btw, what version of Hamlib are you using on Linux?   Are you using the official Hamlib or the WSJT-X Hamlib?  The current release of the official version is 3.1 - https://sourceforge.net/projects/hamlib/files/hamlib/3.1/ but that version approaching 1yr old.  There have been a lot of fixes that have gone into it since then (for example, the WSJT-X version of Hamlib is newer but not necessarily better in all areas). 
I would assume the WSJT-X version should work fine for you but it's really depend on a radio by radio basis and I don't have a K2 radio.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 11/08/2017 04:48 PM, wa4ywm@... [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] wrote:
 

Hi David,

Since I have selected RigCAT I am assuming the PTT will work through the CAT commands of RigCAT.

I tried using Hamlib but when I 'Initialize', the Hamlib check box goes unchecked and nothing works.

I haven't tried Flrig simply because I am unfamiliar with it and am using Hamlib with my Windows FLDIGI.

73,
Jim WA4YWM



Problems with YAAC on RPi3 with Raspbian Stretch

Joseph LaFerla
 

Hi

 

I am running YAAC on a Raspberry pi3 with Raspbian Stretch with a TNC-pi2.  The YAAC website does not refer to Stretch but only the Wheezy and Jessie versions of Raspbian.  Has anyone experienced any compatibility issues or other problems running YAAC?   I have occasionally experienced missed transmits when YAAC first starts up and  sometimes the serial port appears to lock up resulting in no stations showing up in the packet sniffer and requiring a restart not only of YAAC and sometimes a reboot of the pi.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Joe

VA3JLF

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: FLDIGI PTT Does Not Work

Jim Elmore
 

Hi David,

Since I have selected RigCAT I am assuming the PTT will work through the CAT commands of RigCAT.

I tried using Hamlib but when I 'Initialize', the Hamlib check box goes unchecked and nothing works.

I haven't tried Flrig simply because I am unfamiliar with it and am using Hamlib with my Windows FLDIGI.

73,
Jim WA4YWM

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