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Re: R Pi and Alexa - for Amateur Radio

Ray Cadmus
 

I keep experimenting.  While habridge has been working for me it did seem somewhat limited so I keep looking.  I just shifted to node-red and so far it is working with both my x-10 and sonoff devices.  It may end up as the keeper - who knows?  To me it's just a learning experience - a game maybe...

Enjoy,

ray    w9eum

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On 02/11/2018 09:00 AM, Joseph LaFerla wrote:

Hi Ray

 

I used to use habridge as well to control x10 lights emulating the Phillips hue device but some time ago that stopped working and when I tried to discover the device it would send me to the Meethue sebsite to sign on.  This is evidently as a result of something that Phillips did. Since then, I lost the voice control ability.

 

Joe

VA3JLF

 




Re: unmounting usb drives

Marty Hartwell
 

Hi Joe

Well I finally got it working. After several web searches that is. I
had to upgrade my PCmanFM file manager though. Then I had to play with
the ejector too, I found that I have to be at the USB drive to have it
show up in the gray ejector window with a right click. In the web page

I found most of the information told of changing preferences, but there
view of the menu doesn't look anything like mine.
Need lots more play use time with the Pi though.

I do have Flrig and Fldigi working with the Pi and really like the little sound USB dongle, and have been playing with CW copy.

Thanks for the help.

Marty kd8bj

On 02/11/2018 09:53 AM, Joseph LaFerla wrote:
You won't find an arrow in the menu, you have to right click on the grey arrow and the dropdown will list your drive.  The message is very misleading!


Re: unmounting usb drives

Marty Hartwell
 

Ok thanks again.

On 02/11/2018 09:53 AM, Joseph LaFerla wrote:
You won't find an arrow in the menu, you have to right click on the grey arrow and the dropdown will list your drive.  The message is very misleading!


Re: unmounting usb drives

Joseph LaFerla
 

You won't find an arrow in the menu, you have to right click on the grey arrow and the dropdown will list your drive.  The message is very misleading!


Re: unmounting usb drives

Marty Hartwell
 

Thank you Joe. I did see the upward arrow in the file manager and
will check that out. The message though says to use the menu to
unmount the disk, so I will look in the menu for an arrow. But
I did find to use the menu and click on run and enter the umount
command.

Marty kd8bj

On 02/11/2018 07:50 AM, Joseph LaFerla wrote:
If you are using the gui that comes with stretch, there is a grey upward pointing arrow , right clicking will reveal the usb drive to be unmounted.  Took me a while to find that too.
Joe
VA3JLF
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*Subject: *[RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] unmounting usb drives
Hi
I have made much progress with my Rpi 2+ using the
new OS stretch. I used a usb disk to bring some
files to the Pi. I did something I don't usually do
and just pulled the disk out. There was a was a warning
to use the file manager, I think, to umount the disk. I
can't find such a tool on file manager. I know I can
use the umount command to do it but on Xubuntu 16.04 you can
indeed umount the disk in the file manager.
Any answers?
Marty


Re: R Pi and Alexa - for Amateur Radio

Joseph LaFerla
 

Hi Ray

 

I used to use habridge as well to control x10 lights emulating the Phillips hue device but some time ago that stopped working and when I tried to discover the device it would send me to the Meethue sebsite to sign on.  This is evidently as a result of something that Phillips did. Since then, I lost the voice control ability.

 

Joe

VA3JLF

 

 

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From: Ray Cadmus
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:48 AM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] R Pi and Alexa - for Amateur Radio

 

I am using habridge on a PI to control lights with x-10 and sonoff switches.  Works with Alexa.  "Alexa, turn desk lamp on please".  also experimenting with openhab and home assistant (hass).  The sonoff switches have a esp8266 that is Arduino compatible and switches via WIFI.     tasmoto and easy esp software are available to flash with the Arduino IDE. or one of several flash programs.  I use esptool.py.   The mochad software is used to control the old x-10 devices.

https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge

https://nodemcu.readthedocs.io/en/master/en/flash/#esptoolpy

https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Tasmota

http://x10linux.blogspot.com/2012/08/installing-mochad-on-raspberry-pi.html

Enjoy - but be careful, it can be addictive chasing the next, best way...

Regards,

Ray    W9EUM

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On 02/11/2018 05:52 AM, Brian Reay via Groups.Io wrote:

I've been dabbling with Alexa and Arduino - with mixed success to be honest. But my first choice for 'tinkering' is, of course. the R Pi.

Has anyone had any success with using the R Pi controlled by Alexa? 

With the Arduino, the method is to make the Arduino 'mimic' one of the standard devices that a skill exists for.  I assume, if someone has cracked the technique for the R Pi a similar technique is used.  However. I'm open to suggestions, other approaches etc.

Pointers to websites/projects to adapt appreciated.

73
Brian

 


Re: R Pi and Alexa - for Amateur Radio

Ray Cadmus
 

I am using habridge on a PI to control lights with x-10 and sonoff switches.  Works with Alexa.  "Alexa, turn desk lamp on please".  also experimenting with openhab and home assistant (hass).  The sonoff switches have a esp8266 that is Arduino compatible and switches via WIFI.     tasmoto and easy esp software are available to flash with the Arduino IDE. or one of several flash programs.  I use esptool.py.   The mochad software is used to control the old x-10 devices.

https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge

https://nodemcu.readthedocs.io/en/master/en/flash/#esptoolpy

https://github.com/arendst/Sonoff-Tasmota

http://x10linux.blogspot.com/2012/08/installing-mochad-on-raspberry-pi.html

Enjoy - but be careful, it can be addictive chasing the next, best way...

Regards,

Ray    W9EUM

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On 02/11/2018 05:52 AM, Brian Reay via Groups.Io wrote:
I've been dabbling with Alexa and Arduino - with mixed success to be honest. But my first choice for 'tinkering' is, of course. the R Pi.

Has anyone had any success with using the R Pi controlled by Alexa? 

With the Arduino, the method is to make the Arduino 'mimic' one of the standard devices that a skill exists for.  I assume, if someone has cracked the technique for the R Pi a similar technique is used.  However. I'm open to suggestions, other approaches etc.

Pointers to websites/projects to adapt appreciated.

73
Brian
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Re: R Pi and Alexa - for Amateur Radio

Armin, DJ2AG
 

I use Node-RED with Alexa node on Raspi Zero W.

see 
https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-alexa-local
for details.


Re: unmounting usb drives

Joseph LaFerla
 

If you are using the gui that comes with stretch, there is a grey upward pointing arrow , right clicking will reveal the usb drive to be unmounted.  Took me a while to find that too.

 

Joe

VA3JLF

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Marty Hartwell
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:50 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] unmounting usb drives

 

Hi

 

I have made much progress with my Rpi 2+ using the

new OS stretch. I used a usb disk to bring some

files to the Pi. I did something I don't usually do

and just pulled the disk out. There was a was a warning

to use the file manager, I think, to umount the disk. I

can't find such a tool on file manager. I know I can

use the umount command to do it but on Xubuntu 16.04 you can

indeed umount the disk in the file manager.

 

Any answers?

 

Marty

 

 

 


Re: YAAC TNC permissions

Joseph LaFerla
 

Hi John

I  had a similar problem some time ago.  Let me ask first, when you say you are not transmitting, does the red light on the tnc come on when you transmit?  Is it just the radio that does not key up?  In my case, the serial port was fine because the setparams menu does come up and the red light would come on but the radio would not key?  It was not the software because the same thing happened with xastir or YAAC.  I could key the radio manually grounding ptt.  The way I fixed this was to switch radios, which is not a very nice solution but I suspect that the tnc was not pulling ptt down enough for the radio to recognize the change.  If I remember the circuit, the ptt circuit does not use a transistor to key then radio but uses a pin on a chip.  Since my radio change all has been well.  When I get some time I want to incorporate a small inline switch in the db9 connector using my original radio which should fix it.  

Joe VA3JLF


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Jerome Kutche
 

Good morning and welcome to our New Home.

 

Anyone wishing to be a moderator please email me off list at RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio+owner@groups.io

 

Have a great  day and as I learn more about Group.io I am sure our experience here will improve further.

 

 

73 Jerry Kutche N9LYA


Checking in to 'new' group

Roger Reeves M0ROJ
 

Just making sure my ID and PW work under the new regime.
Brilliant! We now have an even brighter future.
Sunday lunch will no doubt be HamPi ;-)
73 to all


R Pi and Alexa - for Amateur Radio

Brian Reay
 

I've been dabbling with Alexa and Arduino - with mixed success to be honest. But my first choice for 'tinkering' is, of course. the R Pi.

Has anyone had any success with using the R Pi controlled by Alexa? 

With the Arduino, the method is to make the Arduino 'mimic' one of the standard devices that a skill exists for.  I assume, if someone has cracked the technique for the R Pi a similar technique is used.  However. I'm open to suggestions, other approaches etc.

Pointers to websites/projects to adapt appreciated.

73
Brian


unmounting usb drives

Marty Hartwell
 

Hi

I have made much progress with my Rpi 2+ using the
new OS stretch. I used a usb disk to bring some
files to the Pi. I did something I don't usually do
and just pulled the disk out. There was a was a warning
to use the file manager, I think, to umount the disk. I
can't find such a tool on file manager. I know I can
use the umount command to do it but on Xubuntu 16.04 you can
indeed umount the disk in the file manager.

Any answers?

Marty


Re: I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

Marty Hartwell
 

Hi

I just have three rules to get everything to the same folder in Thunderbird.

Marty kd8b

On 02/10/2018 03:21 PM, John D Hays - K7VE wrote:
Please don't -- the old construction was confusing and search engines will like this one better. (Don't mix underscores and hyphens unless you know how they are parsed, generally hyphens are better)
On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:19 PM, Brian Webster via Groups.Io <radiowebst=yahoo.com@groups.io <mailto:radiowebst=yahoo.com@groups.io>> wrote:
Might I suggest you change the group header test to be exactly the
same as on the old group. For those of us who use rules based
filters it will keep the list traffic headed to the same
place/folders as before.____
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Thank You,____
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[mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
<mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io>] *On Behalf Of *Jerome Kutche
*Sent:* Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:57 PM
*To:* RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
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*Subject:* [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] I wanted to post a note to Thank
GROUPS.IO <http://GROUPS.IO> for migrating us over to their service.____
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Thanks to Groups.io.. We are now located at our new home here. I
believe it is for the better.
They did a great job getting things moved over, from Yahoo Groups..
And I also want to thank all members for riding this thru. Thanks
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Re: YAAC TNC permissions

John
 

You should check to see if the menu comes up with pitnc_getparams.  It seems unlikely that the serial port is receiving data from the TNC but not transmitting data to the TNC, but it is worth looking at.  

John W2FS


On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 1:11 PM, John Mathieson via Groups.Io <jspokes@...> wrote:
Guess not. oh well



Re: I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

Martin Cooper
 

If you're using Yahoo! Mail, you might consider changing your filter to be based on "To/CC contains" the group address.

Martin.

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:19 PM, Brian Webster via Groups.Io <radiowebst@...> wrote:

Might I suggest you change the group header test to be exactly the same as on the old group. For those of us who use rules based filters it will keep the list traffic headed to the same place/folders as before.

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerome Kutche
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:57 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

 

Thanks to Groups.io.. We are now located at our new home here. I believe it is for the better.
They did a great job getting things moved over, from Yahoo Groups..

And I also want to thank all members for riding this thru. Thanks Jerry N9LYA Group Owner.



Re: I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

Jerome Kutche
 

Hi Guys.. Its stays as is as I changed it for a few reasons.. Thanks Jerry

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of John D Hays - K7VE
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 4:22 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

 

Please don't -- the old construction was confusing and search engines will like this one better. (Don't mix underscores and hyphens unless you know how they are parsed, generally hyphens are better)

 

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:19 PM, Brian Webster via Groups.Io <radiowebst@...> wrote:

Might I suggest you change the group header test to be exactly the same as on the old group. For those of us who use rules based filters it will keep the list traffic headed to the same place/folders as before.

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerome Kutche
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:57 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

 

Thanks to Groups.io.. We are now located at our new home here. I believe it is for the better.
They did a great job getting things moved over, from Yahoo Groups..

And I also want to thank all members for riding this thru. Thanks Jerry N9LYA Group Owner.



 

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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA

K7VE

 

   

 


Re: I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

 

Please don't -- the old construction was confusing and search engines will like this one better. (Don't mix underscores and hyphens unless you know how they are parsed, generally hyphens are better)

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:19 PM, Brian Webster via Groups.Io <radiowebst@...> wrote:

Might I suggest you change the group header test to be exactly the same as on the old group. For those of us who use rules based filters it will keep the list traffic headed to the same place/folders as before.

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerome Kutche
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:57 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

 

Thanks to Groups.io.. We are now located at our new home here. I believe it is for the better.
They did a great job getting things moved over, from Yahoo Groups..

And I also want to thank all members for riding this thru. Thanks Jerry N9LYA Group Owner.




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John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

Brian Webster
 

Might I suggest you change the group header test to be exactly the same as on the old group. For those of us who use rules based filters it will keep the list traffic headed to the same place/folders as before.

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io [mailto:RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerome Kutche
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:57 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] I wanted to post a note to Thank GROUPS.IO for migrating us over to their service.

 

Thanks to Groups.io.. We are now located at our new home here. I believe it is for the better.
They did a great job getting things moved over, from Yahoo Groups..

And I also want to thank all members for riding this thru. Thanks Jerry N9LYA Group Owner.

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