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Re: RigPi Macro reference or guide

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

What the heck. Ok, I emailed you the pics. 


Jim


Re: Audio

Dan Heather
 

Steve,

You have always provided such a great service to fellow hams with a depth and completeness unmatched by others (including me).  Bravo!  Well done! 

I will TRY to emulate...

Dan N1DH

P.S. Good luck Dave!  Keep striving, the satisfaction, like the RigPi V2, will be awesome!


On 10/20/2020 9:22 PM, Steve_KE4LC wrote:

Hi Dave - great about CAT - that’s 50% of the battle won! Question:  Did you order the audio card with your RigPi?  

If you DO have the Optional audio card, you can quickly get to receive audio by connecting a 3.5mm connector (both ends) jumper cable between the speaker output of your rig (rear of rig) and the RX input of your RigPi.  You will need the audio cable because your rig, like mine, does not have a USB connection.   So, we have to take the rig’s analog audio output and take it directly to the RigPi via the audio cable.  Your rig also has a second analog audio output port (think it’s AF out?).  I would start at the speaker output and then try the AF port if it provides better quality.  After you have made the connection, you will have to set up the audio input in Mumble, the audio program RigPi uses.  There is a lot of setup info for Mumble and support program Alsamixer in the online RigPi help literature.   I can help if you run into problems. 

Transmit audio is a bit trickier.   First of all, another question... How are you planning to use the RigPi?  voice - SSB, all digital (FT8, etc) or a mix?  

Your answer will help folks on this forum craft an approach for transmit audio.  Quality voice output requires signal processing - compression, gain, etc.  Connecting to the Yaesu rig’s rear panel data (packet)  port unfortunately bypasses these functions.  Data is just 1’s/0’s - not much processing needed.   For digital alone, the recommended data cable (RigPi Audio RJ45 socket to rig data/packet port) sold by MFJ works fine.  In contrast, the data cable sold by MFJ which goes from the RiGPi RJ45 does not work well for voice audio.  For SSB, we need to go into a mic port for audio processing.  Your rig has a rear mic patch jack which should allow direct connection of an 3.5mm termination audio cable from RigPi TX OUT to the rig‘s.   Other hams create a custom cable to plug into the front mic connector.  

Once we know what you want to do with the rig, we can work with others to determine the best cable path forward.   

73,  Steve KE4LC 



Re: Audio

hazzle
 

Hi Steve
Thanks for the reply, I have got the Yaesu SCU 17 connected between the radio and Rigpi and the audio board is in the installed.
I have also purchased the Rigpi V2 and have ordered a Raspberry Pi 4 2gb but this hasn't arrived yet.
I will only use audio and ssb or fm because I don't have any use of my hands. I use a head mouse at present and I can't use data modes because of how long it takes to input data.
I decided on the SCU 17 so that I l could the amount cables down.
I have an Icom IC 7100 connected and this works fine remotely.
My carer is pulling hair out trying to figure it out but he's also wants to study for his license now he has seen the things you can do.
I hope that the reply gives people an idea what I want to achieve.
The radios have sat unused for 3 years.
73's Dave G4WBB


On Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 02:22 Steve_KE4LC, <sfwright101@...> wrote:

Hi Dave - great about CAT - that’s 50% of the battle won! Question:  Did you order the audio card with your RigPi?  

If you DO have the Optional audio card, you can quickly get to receive audio by connecting a 3.5mm connector (both ends) jumper cable between the speaker output of your rig (rear of rig) and the RX input of your RigPi.  You will need the audio cable because your rig, like mine, does not have a USB connection.   So, we have to take the rig’s analog audio output and take it directly to the RigPi via the audio cable.  Your rig also has a second analog audio output port (think it’s AF out?).  I would start at the speaker output and then try the AF port if it provides better quality.  After you have made the connection, you will have to set up the audio input in Mumble, the audio program RigPi uses.  There is a lot of setup info for Mumble and support program Alsamixer in the online RigPi help literature.   I can help if you run into problems. 

Transmit audio is a bit trickier.   First of all, another question... How are you planning to use the RigPi?  voice - SSB, all digital (FT8, etc) or a mix?  

Your answer will help folks on this forum craft an approach for transmit audio.  Quality voice output requires signal processing - compression, gain, etc.  Connecting to the Yaesu rig’s rear panel data (packet)  port unfortunately bypasses these functions.  Data is just 1’s/0’s - not much processing needed.   For digital alone, the recommended data cable (RigPi Audio RJ45 socket to rig data/packet port) sold by MFJ works fine.  In contrast, the data cable sold by MFJ which goes from the RiGPi RJ45 does not work well for voice audio.  For SSB, we need to go into a mic port for audio processing.  Your rig has a rear mic patch jack which should allow direct connection of an 3.5mm termination audio cable from RigPi TX OUT to the rig‘s.   Other hams create a custom cable to plug into the front mic connector.  

Once we know what you want to do with the rig, we can work with others to determine the best cable path forward.   

73,  Steve KE4LC 


Re: RigPi Macro reference or guide

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

One more time  Turn up the res & presto!

 


Re: RigPi Macro reference or guide

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

Lower res was too low. Sorry. Let me try this again. 


Re: RigPi Macro reference or guide

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

OK, lets start with the correct name...
Hi Mark. (Was I close?)

This is as close as I can get for what I want. Unless somebody else jumps in, or Hamlib updates their files for the IC-9700, I don’t think I can do much better. 

The app that Steve mentioned will not work with the Icoms. Back to square one. Here’s what I did. I entered a page of VHF frequency macros and another page of UHF frequency. The first macro on each page is a “EXCHANGE BANDS” macro. If I’m working a VHF repeater/frequency & I go to the UHF macro page, I click the EXCHANGE BANDS macro before picking a UHF repeater/frequency. This places me in the UHF MODE and allows me to choose any of the UHF macros. The same goes for UHF to VHF.  The band change is displayed on the display.


Here’s a few pictures of my setup. Hope this helps you. If anybody else has it working in a better or easier way, please jump in. 


Jim


Re: Audio

Steve_KE4LC
 

Hi Dave - great about CAT - that’s 50% of the battle won! Question:  Did you order the audio card with your RigPi?  

If you DO have the Optional audio card, you can quickly get to receive audio by connecting a 3.5mm connector (both ends) jumper cable between the speaker output of your rig (rear of rig) and the RX input of your RigPi.  You will need the audio cable because your rig, like mine, does not have a USB connection.   So, we have to take the rig’s analog audio output and take it directly to the RigPi via the audio cable.  Your rig also has a second analog audio output port (think it’s AF out?).  I would start at the speaker output and then try the AF port if it provides better quality.  After you have made the connection, you will have to set up the audio input in Mumble, the audio program RigPi uses.  There is a lot of setup info for Mumble and support program Alsamixer in the online RigPi help literature.   I can help if you run into problems. 

Transmit audio is a bit trickier.   First of all, another question... How are you planning to use the RigPi?  voice - SSB, all digital (FT8, etc) or a mix?  

Your answer will help folks on this forum craft an approach for transmit audio.  Quality voice output requires signal processing - compression, gain, etc.  Connecting to the Yaesu rig’s rear panel data (packet)  port unfortunately bypasses these functions.  Data is just 1’s/0’s - not much processing needed.   For digital alone, the recommended data cable (RigPi Audio RJ45 socket to rig data/packet port) sold by MFJ works fine.  In contrast, the data cable sold by MFJ which goes from the RiGPi RJ45 does not work well for voice audio.  For SSB, we need to go into a mic port for audio processing.  Your rig has a rear mic patch jack which should allow direct connection of an 3.5mm termination audio cable from RigPi TX OUT to the rig‘s.   Other hams create a custom cable to plug into the front mic connector.  

Once we know what you want to do with the rig, we can work with others to determine the best cable path forward.   

73,  Steve KE4LC 


Re: Rig PI VER 2 Bug ?

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Russ,

The Mic gain creep you describe is most likely an issue with Hamlib related to the FTdx-3000, and is something we can fix.  First we need to collect some data to pass along to the Hamlib maintainers.  It might be simplest for me to log in to your RigPi to run some commands.  If that would be OK, please send your Internet IP via private email to me, including any passwords you have changed.  I will log in using VNC, so port 5900 must be open.

To fix the "executable script" issue, open File Manager>Edit>Preferences.  In the General pane, put a check in the option "Don't ask options on launch executable file."

--Howard


Re: PTT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Since the  FT-857 supports PTT by CAT, RigPi should do fine toggling it.  In Advanced Radio Settings, set CAT PTT to 'ON when transmitting.'  Set PTT Cmd to 'default.'  Restart the radio connection to have any changes registered.  If the radio doesn't respond,  there are additional tests we can run to isolate the problem.

Let's solve the PTT issue, then go on to the other problems you are having.  Since RigPi 2 uses the latest Hamlib library, there is always a possibility something needs further tweaking in Hamlib.  If that turns out to be the case, the Hamlib maintainers are very responsive with fixes once an issue has been reported.

--Howard


Re: PTT

G8HAV
 

Hi, Thanks for the replies. I have downloaded and installed Ver2 and now the PTT or T/R will not put the FT857 into Transmit. Been into the advanced radio settings and changed various PTT settings but nothing has changed.
Also the S meter seems stuck at a fixed value S6, irrespective of the S value on the FT857. On V1.05 it did show the same value on the RSS as shown on the rig.
Now got Mumble working with a external USB sound fob.
Ver2 has sorted out all the screen sizes so I can adjust settings in Mumble WSJT-X  etc.

Still a few niggles, will keep trying with help from this group.


Re: RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

Kelehigh@...
 

Is there a NEW Rigpi Users Manual to download?
Kevin @ KJ7EHQ

On 2020-10-20 08:18, Dan Heather wrote:
I would like to remotely control my old (SB-200) linear amplifier
power on/off. At the top of page 148 in the V2 RigPi User Manual
(Help menu/RigPi Help on the browser tuner page) it shows a most
intriguing photo of a multi-AC outlet gadget but no description. Is
that a way to control AC power to external equipment? If so, how?
The only stumbling block is that the amp is running on 240 VAC, but I
can look around for the right gadget if this is a possible
configuration for the RigPi.
Thanks!
Dan N1DH
Links:
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[1] https://groups.io/g/RigPi/message/7110
[2] https://groups.io/mt/77682528/3544613
[3] https://groups.io/g/RigPi/post
[4] https://groups.io/g/RigPi/editsub/3544613
[5] https://groups.io/g/RigPi/leave/defanged


Re: IC-7610 No transmit audio problem fixed !!

Bruce Stewart
 

Hi Russ
I have tried what you suggested, however still unable to transmit.   Some one stated that they had a fix for this issue, and radio however I have not seen that.  Another issue that I have is that I am unable to locate the usb serial function = ci- v setting .  
I am trying to help a friend of mine which means I have a limited time to correct these issues. Thanks for being patient with me.

Bruce


Re: IC-7610 No transmit audio problem fixed !!

radiorusso
 

Bruce
If you are receiving audio OK from the Radio but not able to get transmit audio into the radio  then once the mumble client is connected on I  phone try muting and deafening the client on the I phone client and then unmute and un deafen the client an I bet your  transmit audio will suddenly work. I don't know why this works but I found it by accident  on my ipad. It fixes the problem time. I have suggested this to others and to their amazement it fixed the transmit audio issue
Let me know if this fixes your problem  73 Russ

On 10/20/2020 11:20 AM, Bruce Stewart wrote:
Using a Iphone



Re: IC-7610 No transmit audio problem fixed !!

Bruce Stewart
 

Using a Iphone


Re: RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

Dan Heather
 

Thanks again, Allen.  Should be fun!

 

Dan Heather, N1DH

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Allen
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:49 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

 

Remember you connect your wiring from the switches inside your amp. Mine is also 220VAC. There is a script for the switches on the Pi already written. You just need to modify to your operation.
--
Allen Higgins
KE8KZO

 


Re: RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

Allen
 

Remember you connect your wiring from the switches inside your amp. Mine is also 220VAC. There is a script for the switches on the Pi already written. You just need to modify to your operation.
--
Allen Higgins
KE8KZO


Re: RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

Dan Heather
 

Hey Allen!

 

Thanks!  This is the kind of thing I was interested in. 

 

Cheerio!

 

Dan Heather, N1DH

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Allen
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:43 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

 

Dan,
Yes there is a way to turn on & off, then turn standby & operation. They have several add on boards for a Pi3B or 2B. Use a 4 channel Relay Hat 

--
Allen Higgins
KE8KZO

 


Re: RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

Dan Heather
 

Oops!  I found what I needed.  It turns out the caption for the device on page 148 is located at the bottom of page 147.

Digital Loggers' IoT Control Relay.

So I go on with the project...

Thanks

Dan N1DH


Re: RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

Allen
 

Dan,
Yes there is a way to turn on & off, then turn standby & operation. They have several add on boards for a Pi3B or 2B. Use a 4 channel Relay Hat 

--
Allen Higgins
KE8KZO


RigPi User Manual- Remote Power Switch

Dan Heather
 

I would like to remotely control my old (SB-200) linear amplifier power on/off.  At the top of  page 148 in the V2 RigPi User Manual (Help menu/RigPi Help on the browser tuner page) it shows a most intriguing  photo of a multi-AC outlet gadget but no description.  Is that a way to control AC power to external equipment?  If so, how?

The only stumbling block is that the amp is running on 240 VAC, but I can look around for the right gadget if this is a possible configuration for the RigPi.

Thanks!

Dan N1DH