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Re: Odd beep tone

J Mathieson
 

I will do that


Re: Odd beep tone

John
 

If the radio you are using is a Baofeng model, take a look at the menu STE setting.  The default is ON.  However, this causes the transmitter to remain keyed for a moment after the radio is unkeyed.  I think that this may have to do with IDing in some countries, but I don't know for sure.  Anyway for packet use STE should be set to OFF.

John Hansen
Coastal ChipWorks

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM John Wiseman <john.wiseman@...> wrote:
The TNC_Pi outputs a low tone when not transmitting. If you are hearing
that on air it suggests your radio is slow at turning off the
transmitter when PTT is dropped.

73,
John G8BPQ

On 12/05/2019 19:52, J Mathieson wrote:
> Finally got the bpq32.cfg configured and running.  Now I have found an
> odd beap tone at the end of my transmissions.  I thought it was a linbpq
> issue but it also happens when I run aprs.  My aprs transmissions have
> the same odd tone at the end.  I have checked the FT1500 and beeps are
> all turned off.  Since it happens with both packet programs I am
> wondering if there is Pi issue on a TNCpi issue.
>
> Thanks again
> John AC8JW
>




Re: Odd beep tone

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Can you send us an audio clip of the sound?

--David
KI6ZHD



On 05/12/2019 11:52 AM, J Mathieson wrote:
Finally got the bpq32.cfg configured and running.  Now I have found an odd beap tone at the end of my transmissions.  I thought it was a linbpq issue but it also happens when I run aprs.  My aprs transmissions have the same odd tone at the end.  I have checked the FT1500 and beeps are all turned off.  Since it happens with both packet programs I am wondering if there is Pi issue on a TNCpi issue. 

Thanks again 
John AC8JW


Re: broken usb port

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


This is a issue with the UBS ports on the PI. The Flightaware dongle has a powes light. If the  dongle is jiggled a bit the power light goes out and I lose connectivity to the Flightaware server. It will do this on all 4 Usb ports.

Since a physical movement flickers an LED, you have a mechanical problem.  Sounds like corrosion on the USB connectors or a cold solder joint.  I would recommend to replace the RPI or if you feel adventurous, try reflowing your Raspberry Pi with a heat gun.  I've done this before on a Playstation 3 and it worked but that's a lot more expensive than an $35 Raspberry PI

   Google --> Raspberry Pi repair with reflow and heat gun

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: Odd beep tone

John G8BPQ
 

The TNC_Pi outputs a low tone when not transmitting. If you are hearing that on air it suggests your radio is slow at turning off the transmitter when PTT is dropped.

73,
John G8BPQ

On 12/05/2019 19:52, J Mathieson wrote:
Finally got the bpq32.cfg configured and running.  Now I have found an odd beap tone at the end of my transmissions.  I thought it was a linbpq issue but it also happens when I run aprs.  My aprs transmissions have the same odd tone at the end.  I have checked the FT1500 and beeps are all turned off.  Since it happens with both packet programs I am wondering if there is Pi issue on a TNCpi issue.
Thanks again
John AC8JW


Re: Odd beep tone

 

There is a facility to have an unkey delay.  If the transmitter stays keyed after the packet is over, you’d here one of the two modem tones.
Could that be it?

Tadd / KA2DEW
tadd@...
Raleigh NC  FM05pv
North Carolina Packet Radio Network: http://ncpacket.net/north_carolina_packet_network.html

On May 12, 2019, at 2:52 PM, J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:

Finally got the bpq32.cfg configured and running.  Now I have found an odd beap tone at the end of my transmissions.  I thought it was a linbpq issue but it also happens when I run aprs.  My aprs transmissions have the same odd tone at the end.  I have checked the FT1500 and beeps are all turned off.  Since it happens with both packet programs I am wondering if there is Pi issue on a TNCpi issue. 

Thanks again 
John AC8JW


Odd beep tone

J Mathieson
 

Finally got the bpq32.cfg configured and running.  Now I have found an odd beap tone at the end of my transmissions.  I thought it was a linbpq issue but it also happens when I run aprs.  My aprs transmissions have the same odd tone at the end.  I have checked the FT1500 and beeps are all turned off.  Since it happens with both packet programs I am wondering if there is Pi issue on a TNCpi issue. 

Thanks again 
John AC8JW


Re: broken usb port

Randy True
 

I don't have anything around with the same power plug.
And, yes, I do backups. I stated that I had re flashed the card several times.


From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> on behalf of Max via Groups.Io <kg4pid@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:16 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] broken usb port
 
Try a different power supply. Reload software from a backup, you do backups don't you?

Max KG4PID

On Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9:39:33 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


My FlightAware set up started acting flaky the other day. I swapped the FA out with 2 other dongles. All 3 work from the computer USB. What to do,,, jut get another Pi?

Randy W4RTT


Re: broken usb port

Max
 

Try a different power supply. Reload software from a backup, you do backups don't you?

Max KG4PID

On Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9:39:33 AM CDT, Randy True <w4rttrandy@...> wrote:


My FlightAware set up started acting flaky the other day. I swapped the FA out with 2 other dongles. All 3 work from the computer USB. What to do,,, jut get another Pi?

Randy W4RTT


Re: broken usb port

Randy True
 

It doesn't have a monitor.

Randy W4RTT


From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> on behalf of Randy True <w4rttrandy@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:08 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] broken usb port
 
The Pi doesn't have a minoror.
Pi 3 Model Bv1.2 
I would guess it is 4 or 5 years old, not sure.
Power supply MO52240E111 made in China as old as the Pi.5.25v @ 2400ma
San Disk 16GB
Flashed it a couple times with the Pi image.
I believe th OS is Rspberian
Sets on top of my station shelf in and enclosure. has the heat sinks installed.

This is a issue with the UBS ports on the PI. The Flightaware dongle has a powes light. If the  dongle is jiggled a bit the power light goes out and I lose connectivity to the Flightaware server. It will do this on all 4 Usb ports.


Randy W4RTT


From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> on behalf of David Ranch <dranch@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:39 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] broken usb port
 

Hello Randy,

You're going to have to give us a lot more details than "acting flaky" if we're going to be able help you.

  - Screen capture or take a smartphone picture of the screen showing specific errors
  - Tell us which Raspberry Pi model you have (and age of it)
  - What are the power supply specs (and age)
  - what make and size of your SD card (and how long in use)
  - What OS and version do you have on the SD card
  - What environment does the Rpi run in (does it get cooling, is it outside in a very hot enclosure, etc)

For any Rpi that was running well for a long time and now has issues, I would first look at the SD card.  Then look at the power supply.  Are are more ideas as well:

   https://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting


--David
KI6ZHD


On 05/12/2019 07:39 AM, Randy True wrote:
My FlightAware set up started acting flaky the other day. I swapped the FA out with 2 other dongles. All 3 work from the computer USB. What to do,,, jut get another Pi?

Randy W4RTT



Re: broken usb port

Randy True
 

The Pi doesn't have a minoror.
Pi 3 Model Bv1.2 
I would guess it is 4 or 5 years old, not sure.
Power supply MO52240E111 made in China as old as the Pi.5.25v @ 2400ma
San Disk 16GB
Flashed it a couple times with the Pi image.
I believe th OS is Rspberian
Sets on top of my station shelf in and enclosure. has the heat sinks installed.

This is a issue with the UBS ports on the PI. The Flightaware dongle has a powes light. If the  dongle is jiggled a bit the power light goes out and I lose connectivity to the Flightaware server. It will do this on all 4 Usb ports.


Randy W4RTT


From: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io <RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io> on behalf of David Ranch <dranch@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:39 PM
To: RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] broken usb port
 

Hello Randy,

You're going to have to give us a lot more details than "acting flaky" if we're going to be able help you.

  - Screen capture or take a smartphone picture of the screen showing specific errors
  - Tell us which Raspberry Pi model you have (and age of it)
  - What are the power supply specs (and age)
  - what make and size of your SD card (and how long in use)
  - What OS and version do you have on the SD card
  - What environment does the Rpi run in (does it get cooling, is it outside in a very hot enclosure, etc)

For any Rpi that was running well for a long time and now has issues, I would first look at the SD card.  Then look at the power supply.  Are are more ideas as well:

   https://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting


--David
KI6ZHD


On 05/12/2019 07:39 AM, Randy True wrote:
My FlightAware set up started acting flaky the other day. I swapped the FA out with 2 other dongles. All 3 work from the computer USB. What to do,,, jut get another Pi?

Randy W4RTT



Re: broken usb port

David Ranch <dranch@...>
 


Hello Randy,

You're going to have to give us a lot more details than "acting flaky" if we're going to be able help you.

  - Screen capture or take a smartphone picture of the screen showing specific errors
  - Tell us which Raspberry Pi model you have (and age of it)
  - What are the power supply specs (and age)
  - what make and size of your SD card (and how long in use)
  - What OS and version do you have on the SD card
  - What environment does the Rpi run in (does it get cooling, is it outside in a very hot enclosure, etc)

For any Rpi that was running well for a long time and now has issues, I would first look at the SD card.  Then look at the power supply.  Are are more ideas as well:

   https://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting


--David
KI6ZHD


On 05/12/2019 07:39 AM, Randy True wrote:
My FlightAware set up started acting flaky the other day. I swapped the FA out with 2 other dongles. All 3 work from the computer USB. What to do,,, jut get another Pi?

Randy W4RTT



broken usb port

Randy True
 

My FlightAware set up started acting flaky the other day. I swapped the FA out with 2 other dongles. All 3 work from the computer USB. What to do,,, jut get another Pi?

Randy W4RTT


Re: bpq32.cfg

J Mathieson
 

Thanks, will do that


On Tue, May 7, 2019, 4:02 PM Don Poaps <va7dgp@...> wrote:
Posting on the BPQ32 Yahoo Group will get you lot of help and info. 

Don va7dgp 

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 13:00 J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:
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

--
Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


Winlink: va7qu@...
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Re: bpq32.cfg

J Mathieson
 

Thanks to all for the help.  Looks like another node up and running


On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 1:04 PM J Mathieson via Groups.Io <ruteuser1=gmail.com@groups.io> 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
 

Ahhh! That seems to have done the trick.  Thank you much.

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 1:34 PM Todd Kolmodin <n7try.or@...> wrote:
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

Don Poaps
 

Posting on the BPQ32 Yahoo Group will get you lot of help and info. 

Don va7dgp 

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 13:00 J Mathieson <ruteuser1@...> wrote:
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

--
Don Poaps
New Westminster, BC
VA7DGP DATA
VA7QU   VOICE


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



                    
  




 


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

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