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Re: bpq32.cfg

J Mathieson
 

Okay well that explans it.  Thank you.

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 1:21 PM Todd Kolmodin <n7try.or@...> wrote:
Hi, if you just got the pilinbpq executable it will not create bpq32.cfg.  You will need to build one.  Please see John Wiseman's examples:
Pay specific attention to LinBbq info as the Ports section for Lin/Pi BPQ are different than Win.  A lot of the standard parameters are the same for both.
bpq32.cfg should be created in the same folder that pilinbpq resides.  
Also as mentioned if you don't have admin level when you execute pilinbpq it will give you an error on permissions.
If so, run as: sudo ./pilinbpq
If you want to start it as a service there is documentation on that as well.  From the command line:  sudo systemctl start bpq.service
That will start it in background.  To find the process:  ps -A |grep bpq
Good luck
Todd N7TRY 


On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 10:04 AM J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:
I am setting a vhf packet station with my Pi3 and Tnc Pi wihich i have been using with YAAC for aprs.  We have more than enough digipeaters in our area and I would like to use my setup to linbpq packet.  I've installed linbpq and when I run ./linbpq it get an error message  bpq32.cfg not found error type 2.  Where do I find the bpq23.cfg file?

thanks in advance


Re: bpq32.cfg

J Mathieson
 

Yes, I think I am missing the bpq32.cfg file.  I would have thought one would be installed when I set the program up.    Also the site that I used as a reference says I should use a suitable bpq32.cfg file (?) . http://www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/PINodeSetup.html
I have been able to find a source of this file on the interwebs.  So is this something the user has to build and if so is the a guide to doing so. 
Thanks


On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 1:11 PM Don Gibbs KK4QAM <kk4qam@...> wrote:
Did you try sudo ./linbpq?


On Tue, May 7, 2019, 12:04 PM J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:
I am setting a vhf packet station with my Pi3 and Tnc Pi wihich i have been using with YAAC for aprs.  We have more than enough digipeaters in our area and I would like to use my setup to linbpq packet.  I've installed linbpq and when I run ./linbpq it get an error message  bpq32.cfg not found error type 2.  Where do I find the bpq23.cfg file?

thanks in advance


Re: bpq32.cfg

Todd Kolmodin <n7try.or@...>
 

Thanks for mentioning that Bob!  I forgot to add that to my reply. :-)


On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 10:28 AM Bob AF9W <af9w@...> wrote:
This link will provide a script that will create a bpq32.cfg file you can use to get started.  I solved my problems when I started with linbpq.  Once you have a working bpq32.cfg you can move on to modify it.  Always have a backup bpq32.cfg when you start playing with it.  

http://www.prinmath.com/ham/howto/quickstart/
--
Bob AF9W


Re: bpq32.cfg

 

This link will provide a script that will create a bpq32.cfg file you can use to get started.  I solved my problems when I started with linbpq.  Once you have a working bpq32.cfg you can move on to modify it.  Always have a backup bpq32.cfg when you start playing with it.  

http://www.prinmath.com/ham/howto/quickstart/
--
Bob AF9W


Re: bpq32.cfg

Todd Kolmodin <n7try.or@...>
 

Hi, if you just got the pilinbpq executable it will not create bpq32.cfg.  You will need to build one.  Please see John Wiseman's examples:
Pay specific attention to LinBbq info as the Ports section for Lin/Pi BPQ are different than Win.  A lot of the standard parameters are the same for both.
bpq32.cfg should be created in the same folder that pilinbpq resides.  
Also as mentioned if you don't have admin level when you execute pilinbpq it will give you an error on permissions.
If so, run as: sudo ./pilinbpq
If you want to start it as a service there is documentation on that as well.  From the command line:  sudo systemctl start bpq.service
That will start it in background.  To find the process:  ps -A |grep bpq
Good luck
Todd N7TRY 


On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 10:04 AM J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:
I am setting a vhf packet station with my Pi3 and Tnc Pi wihich i have been using with YAAC for aprs.  We have more than enough digipeaters in our area and I would like to use my setup to linbpq packet.  I've installed linbpq and when I run ./linbpq it get an error message  bpq32.cfg not found error type 2.  Where do I find the bpq23.cfg file?

thanks in advance


Re: bpq32.cfg

Jim Erickson <jim@...>
 

The bpq32.cfg file should exist in the linbpq directory.  I can’t remember whether I created it from scratch or if there is a sample to start with.  I want to say I found a sample to start with, and saved it in the linbpq directory.

73
Jim

On May 7, 2019, at 08:53, J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:

I am setting a vhf packet station with my Pi3 and Tnc Pi wihich i have been using with YAAC for aprs.  We have more than enough digipeaters in our area and I would like to use my setup to linbpq packet.  I've installed linbpq and when I run ./linbpq it get an error message  bpq32.cfg not found error type 2.  Where do I find the bpq23.cfg file?

thanks in advance


Re: bpq32.cfg

Don Gibbs KK4QAM
 

Did you try sudo ./linbpq?


On Tue, May 7, 2019, 12:04 PM J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:
I am setting a vhf packet station with my Pi3 and Tnc Pi wihich i have been using with YAAC for aprs.  We have more than enough digipeaters in our area and I would like to use my setup to linbpq packet.  I've installed linbpq and when I run ./linbpq it get an error message  bpq32.cfg not found error type 2.  Where do I find the bpq23.cfg file?

thanks in advance


bpq32.cfg

J Mathieson
 

I am setting a vhf packet station with my Pi3 and Tnc Pi wihich i have been using with YAAC for aprs.  We have more than enough digipeaters in our area and I would like to use my setup to linbpq packet.  I've installed linbpq and when I run ./linbpq it get an error message  bpq32.cfg not found error type 2.  Where do I find the bpq23.cfg file?

thanks in advance


ARROW Hamvention Bus Thank-Yous

John Wasciuk
 

Greetings, All my Fellow Hams!

Hello! I am John Wasciuk, WA8TON, and Activities Coordinator for the ARROW Communication Association in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Once more, on May 18, 2019, we will find ourselves with a busload of happy ham radio operators heading down to North America’s largest amateur radio get-together. (Over 28,000 attendees last year! Only the Tokyo Ham Fair is larger!)


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Activities Coordinator,
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Looking for simple web control and feedback of remote station

Jim M0CKE <makidoja@...>
 

Hi all,

I will start with I'm not a programmer and I'm looking for help with the following

I want the ability to control 4 relays from a webpage, this I have achieved with https://www.instructables.com/member/TheFreeElectron/ and this works good.

However I need to now have the status of an input sent to the web-page for an alarm with a reset button, when the reset button is pressed it will send an output low for 2 seconds, then back to high.

Can anyone help me integrate this with the existing code im using, OR could they write new code to give me 4 Webpage controlled outputs with the additional alarm / reset I require please?

Jim M0CKE


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

 

Will the 9k6 pi-tnc support the other modes/speeds such as 2400, 3600 or 4800?

Bill
Once the packet is up and running, the UZ7HO EasyTerm program supports
sending files over packet. Transferring a data file of 10K or so will
give you char-per-sec metrics to give a benchpark for your network
system performance. http://uz7.ho.ua/packetradio.htm

Bill


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

Mat Murdock
 

I also have a BPQ32 node with a Kantronics 9612+ on it.  I usually connect to it with a Kenwood D710G and it works reliably.  My Pi9k connected to the same radio through the packet port will connect, but will generally not complete a full session through Winlink.  I need to hook up my debugging cables back up to my TNC so I can see what is going on.

Mat

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 10:06 AM James Cizek <james.m.cizek@...> wrote:
Yes, our goal is to simply have a 9K6 Winlink node also.  We have a mountain town about 30 miles west of the front range that has a Achilles heal.  ALL of the telecommunications infrastructure runs on a single fiber up the canyon.  That includes internet, telephone, cell backhaul, 911 dispatch, *EVERYTHING*.  It's damaged/cut often leaving the town completely stranded from the world.  Our ARES teams have been heli-dropped in there in the past during floods and fires to setup a link to the outside world.  We are trying to setup a fast(ish) link for them to use email at least in these not-so-spaced apart emergencies.  I am using the 9K6 on a pi running BPQ.   I am getting 99% decode on the Kantronics and the Timewave TNC's using all combos of TNC and Radio, but can't get the 9K6 pi TNC to decode.  I'll give the stuff Mat suggested a try over the weekend and see if I can learn more.
I've looked at the "eye" pattern coming in to the TNC on a scope.  I've got the radio to the point where the eye is perfect (as far as I can tell), no distortion or limiting or anything, and it still won't decode.

Thanks for the continued suggestions. I'll try the firmware you mention and see if I can learn anything more!

73
James
KI0KN

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:41 AM Mat Murdock <mat.murdock@...> wrote:
My experience is that 1200 baud is rock solid.  9600 baud needs a little bit more work whether that is software or radio hard tweaks I'm not sure.  I am up for the challenge if there is others that want to take it on.

Mat
K2MJM

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:36 AM Don Poaps <va7dgp@...> wrote:
I have p6k tnc. I've been too busy to program the teensy with life

I just want it to connect to Winlink Gateways etc VHF/UHF

later


Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


Winlink: va7qu@...
Subject://wl2k           



                    
  




 


On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:13 AM Mat Murdock <mat.murdock@...> wrote:
Are you using this connected to a PI or in stand alone mode?  This is a version we use on our PiTNC 9K6's we make.

 
Most of our users run them stand alone, meaning they just connect the TNC to their computers with the USB connection of the Teensy and it shows up as a serial kiss TNC.  What is weird is I tried the latest firmware / sketch and I couldn't connect to anything either 1200 or 9600 baud.  I loaded back up the older version we have been using and 1200 went back to being rock solid, 9600 is still about 50/50.  There is probably some addition tweaking that I could do.

If you load up the version above you will not need to have it connected to a PI.  Just connect the teensy usb to your computer.  If you want the source code for the version we use you can find it here.  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat
K2MJM

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:52 AM David Ranch <dranch@...> wrote:

Hello James,

It looks like you've done your homework with trying different receive radios (Motorola, Maxtrac, Yaesu FT7800, etc), built and updated the PiTNC firmware, done full level settings, etc.  No additional steps comes to mind except possibly stalling some diagnostic firmware to review the incoming signal to see if it looks ok or not.  Maybe something like that exists but I'm not sure.  It seems the next logical step is to contact John Hansen who makes the TNC.  His email is posted on the last page of the TNC assembly manual.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 04/25/2019 08:17 AM, James Cizek wrote:
I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

Todd Kolmodin <n7try.or@...>
 

James,
I’m having the same issue with my 9k6. It’s gone deaf. I contacted John at Coastal and he recommended re-flashing the Teensy. All the instructions and links to the utilities are in the 9k6 manual. I’m going to try that tonight. 73 Todd N7TRY


On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 7:52 AM David Ranch <dranch@...> wrote:

Hello James,

It looks like you've done your homework with trying different receive radios (Motorola, Maxtrac, Yaesu FT7800, etc), built and updated the PiTNC firmware, done full level settings, etc.  No additional steps comes to mind except possibly stalling some diagnostic firmware to review the incoming signal to see if it looks ok or not.  Maybe something like that exists but I'm not sure.  It seems the next logical step is to contact John Hansen who makes the TNC.  His email is posted on the last page of the TNC assembly manual.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 04/25/2019 08:17 AM, James Cizek wrote:
I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

 

Yes, our goal is to simply have a 9K6 Winlink node also.
I am using the 9K6 on a pi running BPQ. I am getting 99% decode on the Kantronics and the Timewave TNC's using all combos of TNC and Radio, but can't get the 9K6 pi TNC to decode.
Will the 9k6 pi-tnc support the other modes/speeds such as 2400, 3600 or 4800?

Bill


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

James Cizek
 

Yes, our goal is to simply have a 9K6 Winlink node also.  We have a mountain town about 30 miles west of the front range that has a Achilles heal.  ALL of the telecommunications infrastructure runs on a single fiber up the canyon.  That includes internet, telephone, cell backhaul, 911 dispatch, *EVERYTHING*.  It's damaged/cut often leaving the town completely stranded from the world.  Our ARES teams have been heli-dropped in there in the past during floods and fires to setup a link to the outside world.  We are trying to setup a fast(ish) link for them to use email at least in these not-so-spaced apart emergencies.  I am using the 9K6 on a pi running BPQ.   I am getting 99% decode on the Kantronics and the Timewave TNC's using all combos of TNC and Radio, but can't get the 9K6 pi TNC to decode.  I'll give the stuff Mat suggested a try over the weekend and see if I can learn more.
I've looked at the "eye" pattern coming in to the TNC on a scope.  I've got the radio to the point where the eye is perfect (as far as I can tell), no distortion or limiting or anything, and it still won't decode.

Thanks for the continued suggestions. I'll try the firmware you mention and see if I can learn anything more!

73
James
KI0KN

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:41 AM Mat Murdock <mat.murdock@...> wrote:
My experience is that 1200 baud is rock solid.  9600 baud needs a little bit more work whether that is software or radio hard tweaks I'm not sure.  I am up for the challenge if there is others that want to take it on.

Mat
K2MJM

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:36 AM Don Poaps <va7dgp@...> wrote:
I have p6k tnc. I've been too busy to program the teensy with life

I just want it to connect to Winlink Gateways etc VHF/UHF

later


Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


Winlink: va7qu@...
Subject://wl2k           



                    
  




 


On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:13 AM Mat Murdock <mat.murdock@...> wrote:
Are you using this connected to a PI or in stand alone mode?  This is a version we use on our PiTNC 9K6's we make.

 
Most of our users run them stand alone, meaning they just connect the TNC to their computers with the USB connection of the Teensy and it shows up as a serial kiss TNC.  What is weird is I tried the latest firmware / sketch and I couldn't connect to anything either 1200 or 9600 baud.  I loaded back up the older version we have been using and 1200 went back to being rock solid, 9600 is still about 50/50.  There is probably some addition tweaking that I could do.

If you load up the version above you will not need to have it connected to a PI.  Just connect the teensy usb to your computer.  If you want the source code for the version we use you can find it here.  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat
K2MJM

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:52 AM David Ranch <dranch@...> wrote:

Hello James,

It looks like you've done your homework with trying different receive radios (Motorola, Maxtrac, Yaesu FT7800, etc), built and updated the PiTNC firmware, done full level settings, etc.  No additional steps comes to mind except possibly stalling some diagnostic firmware to review the incoming signal to see if it looks ok or not.  Maybe something like that exists but I'm not sure.  It seems the next logical step is to contact John Hansen who makes the TNC.  His email is posted on the last page of the TNC assembly manual.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 04/25/2019 08:17 AM, James Cizek wrote:
I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

Mat Murdock
 

My experience is that 1200 baud is rock solid.  9600 baud needs a little bit more work whether that is software or radio hard tweaks I'm not sure.  I am up for the challenge if there is others that want to take it on.

Mat
K2MJM

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:36 AM Don Poaps <va7dgp@...> wrote:
I have p6k tnc. I've been too busy to program the teensy with life

I just want it to connect to Winlink Gateways etc VHF/UHF

later


Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


Winlink: va7qu@...
Subject://wl2k           



                    
  




 


On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:13 AM Mat Murdock <mat.murdock@...> wrote:
Are you using this connected to a PI or in stand alone mode?  This is a version we use on our PiTNC 9K6's we make.

 
Most of our users run them stand alone, meaning they just connect the TNC to their computers with the USB connection of the Teensy and it shows up as a serial kiss TNC.  What is weird is I tried the latest firmware / sketch and I couldn't connect to anything either 1200 or 9600 baud.  I loaded back up the older version we have been using and 1200 went back to being rock solid, 9600 is still about 50/50.  There is probably some addition tweaking that I could do.

If you load up the version above you will not need to have it connected to a PI.  Just connect the teensy usb to your computer.  If you want the source code for the version we use you can find it here.  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat
K2MJM

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:52 AM David Ranch <dranch@...> wrote:

Hello James,

It looks like you've done your homework with trying different receive radios (Motorola, Maxtrac, Yaesu FT7800, etc), built and updated the PiTNC firmware, done full level settings, etc.  No additional steps comes to mind except possibly stalling some diagnostic firmware to review the incoming signal to see if it looks ok or not.  Maybe something like that exists but I'm not sure.  It seems the next logical step is to contact John Hansen who makes the TNC.  His email is posted on the last page of the TNC assembly manual.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 04/25/2019 08:17 AM, James Cizek wrote:
I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

Don Poaps
 

I have p6k tnc. I've been too busy to program the teensy with life

I just want it to connect to Winlink Gateways etc VHF/UHF

later


Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


Winlink: va7qu@...
Subject://wl2k           



                    
  




 


On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:13 AM Mat Murdock <mat.murdock@...> wrote:
Are you using this connected to a PI or in stand alone mode?  This is a version we use on our PiTNC 9K6's we make.

 
Most of our users run them stand alone, meaning they just connect the TNC to their computers with the USB connection of the Teensy and it shows up as a serial kiss TNC.  What is weird is I tried the latest firmware / sketch and I couldn't connect to anything either 1200 or 9600 baud.  I loaded back up the older version we have been using and 1200 went back to being rock solid, 9600 is still about 50/50.  There is probably some addition tweaking that I could do.

If you load up the version above you will not need to have it connected to a PI.  Just connect the teensy usb to your computer.  If you want the source code for the version we use you can find it here.  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat
K2MJM

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:52 AM David Ranch <dranch@...> wrote:

Hello James,

It looks like you've done your homework with trying different receive radios (Motorola, Maxtrac, Yaesu FT7800, etc), built and updated the PiTNC firmware, done full level settings, etc.  No additional steps comes to mind except possibly stalling some diagnostic firmware to review the incoming signal to see if it looks ok or not.  Maybe something like that exists but I'm not sure.  It seems the next logical step is to contact John Hansen who makes the TNC.  His email is posted on the last page of the TNC assembly manual.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 04/25/2019 08:17 AM, James Cizek wrote:
I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

Mat Murdock
 

Are you using this connected to a PI or in stand alone mode?  This is a version we use on our PiTNC 9K6's we make.

 
Most of our users run them stand alone, meaning they just connect the TNC to their computers with the USB connection of the Teensy and it shows up as a serial kiss TNC.  What is weird is I tried the latest firmware / sketch and I couldn't connect to anything either 1200 or 9600 baud.  I loaded back up the older version we have been using and 1200 went back to being rock solid, 9600 is still about 50/50.  There is probably some addition tweaking that I could do.

If you load up the version above you will not need to have it connected to a PI.  Just connect the teensy usb to your computer.  If you want the source code for the version we use you can find it here.  https://www.wvcarc.com/p/tnc-96k-resources.html

Mat
K2MJM


On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 8:52 AM David Ranch <dranch@...> wrote:

Hello James,

It looks like you've done your homework with trying different receive radios (Motorola, Maxtrac, Yaesu FT7800, etc), built and updated the PiTNC firmware, done full level settings, etc.  No additional steps comes to mind except possibly stalling some diagnostic firmware to review the incoming signal to see if it looks ok or not.  Maybe something like that exists but I'm not sure.  It seems the next logical step is to contact John Hansen who makes the TNC.  His email is posted on the last page of the TNC assembly manual.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 04/25/2019 08:17 AM, James Cizek wrote:
I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Hello James,

It looks like you've done your homework with trying different receive radios (Motorola, Maxtrac, Yaesu FT7800, etc), built and updated the PiTNC firmware, done full level settings, etc.  No additional steps comes to mind except possibly stalling some diagnostic firmware to review the incoming signal to see if it looks ok or not.  Maybe something like that exists but I'm not sure.  It seems the next logical step is to contact John Hansen who makes the TNC.  His email is posted on the last page of the TNC assembly manual.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 04/25/2019 08:17 AM, James Cizek wrote:
I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN


Re: PiTNC 9K6 deviation and test commands

James Cizek
 

I have had time to go through this very thoroughly now.  The problem I have remains to be decoding packets with the Pi9K6.  It is transmitting beautifully and being decoded by everything I can listen to it with at 100%.  It will NOT decode packets to save it's life.  I have tried multiple radios and have tried sending TO it with multiple setups (Kantronics KPC9612, Kenwood D710, and another Pi9K6).  It *rarely* decodes any packets at all.  Every once in a while I'll get lucky with a connect, but it times out after repeated tries to send the next packet.

I have tried setting the RXlevel to 0 (auto) and tried many, many settings as a fixed value.  When I have RX value up at about 240, it decodes as many as may 2~3% of the packets sent to it.  If I leave it at 0, it seems to set the RX level to about 85 on the first packet through, but it does not decode it.

I have all other combinations of TNC's / Radios working great, but neither of my Pi9K6's will decode squat no matter what radio!  In all cases, I am either using the dedicated jack for 9600 built on the radio, or if it doesn't have one, am using direct discriminator output.

Anyone have any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance.

James
KI0KN

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