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Re: starting

John Szczepaniak <js1950@...>
 

I have a Yaesu FT-450 and I guess I’ll have to get a SCU-17 but rather not since it costs around $200 US.
John

On Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 5:01 PM Harold Rosee <wa5zzt@...> wrote:

You sure can and if your radio has a USB card with a sound card built in like a Icom 7300 and most modern radios you just need the software and a Pi board.  It will need a Pi 3 B+ to run.  If you don't have one this is a great setup.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BC7BMHY?aaxitk=0jJC49dx1zgaxVxrugq9cQ&pd_rd_i=B07BC7BMHY&pf_rd_p=9420597b-7dad-4cbd-a28d-7d676ac67378&hsa_cr_id=4057853380501&sb-ci-n=productDescription&sb-ci-v=CanaKit%20Raspberry%20Pi%203%20B%2B%20(B%20Plus)%20with%20Premium%20Clear%20Case%20and%202.5A%20Power%20Supply&sb-ci-a=B07BC7BMHY

I built a second one upfrom that kit  for the Beta testing I do. Then you can buy the software.  I would order that from Gigaparts.  They seem to be getting stock the quickest.  I think that may even to quicker than ordering from MFJ but call and ask first.  Just because their web site say s back ordered it doesn't mean it's not coming in one door and going out the other.

I hope that answers your question.  You didn't say what radio you are using.  Some can be a challenge to get going.

Harold
W5ZZT


Re: starting

js1950@...
 

Can you put one together piecemeal? I already have several “pi’s” and would probably like to just buy the sdcard software to start.
John WB5KIC


starting

james little <Climaxboop@...>
 

Connecting with an Ethernet cable from router to RigPi.  Plugged in RigPi to 5.1 v 2.5 A switching AC power supply. I have a Macbook laptop connected to router by wifi.  In a browser window, I looked at all connected addresses.  Saw red and green lights, then after 20 seconds, only red.
I could not find the Raspberry Pi listed or its IP address on the Macbook. The number of connected devices was the same with the RigPi on or off.  helP!  James Little   K4JUO.


Connecting FT450D for WJTX with SCU-17 #mfj-1234

Tony Lipari
 

I have looked through the treads not having much luck finding information on hooking up my Yaseu ft450. I would like to run this radio as a 2nd radio on the RigPi. I currently run the digital through the SCU-17 box which uses CAT controller function. So I have only 1 USB cable running to the computer . The error message I get is:

TEST MODE Radio: 2
User: FT450
Radio: 2
User: FT450
Radio from settings: 2
Port from settings: /dev/ttyUSB1
ID from settings: 127
RigDo.php rigDoPID from settings: 0
service_port: 4534
To see any error details, click Disconnect Radio then start rigctld in Terminal with this line:

rigctld -m 127 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 -t 4534 -s 4800 --set-conf stop_bits=1 --set-conf dtr_state=ON --set-conf rts_state=ON > /dev/null 2>&1 &

rigctld processes running:

www-data 1467 1.1 0.4 14728 3908 ? Sl 12:03 0:01 rigctld -m 373 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -t 4532 -s 115200

Startup of FT-450 failed:
rigctld processes running:

www-data 1467 1.1 0.4 14728 3908 ? Sl 12:03 0:01 rigctld -m 373 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -t 4532 -s 115200

socket_connect() failed (2).
Reason: () Connection refused

Connection failed (1), check radio port settings. Is the radio on?

can any one help me out?
Primary radio is working great, Thanks to Harold  W5ZTT.

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Tony k2fpc


Re: Support for NW Digital Radio DRAWS hardware (idea)

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Stephan,

Thanks for the info on DRAWS, an interesting product.

RigPi is currently open source except for the 3 graphics components.  All the licensing info is contained in the RigPi software.  Moving it to Github will require using new open source tools to replicate the graphics components, but it won’t change the underlying license except to make the RigPi code easier to access by anyone who has not at least purchased the preloaded memory card.  The complete image will not be made available on Github, only the RigPi server software.

I do not have an ETA at this point for making the code available on Github, I’m swamped with the current release which has a higher priority.  So much to do, so little time!

73, Howard W6HN


Re: SD card backup process

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Unfortunately FAT32 has a file size limit of 4GB. The RigPi image is closer to 15GB.  To fix this, format the backup device as NTFS. The necessary drivers have been added to RigPi for using a NTFS USB or MicroSD card backup device.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: SD card backup process

Mark Weisheimer - k8mhw
 

Try formatting it as FAT32 in the Windows computer, then see if it is recognized by the RPi.
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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A well seasoned RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: SD card backup process

Dennis McCurdy <dennismccurdy@...>
 

yes I have done that a few times

I put it in a windows computer and windows recognizes it


Re: SD card backup process

Mark Weisheimer - k8mhw
 

Have you tried shutting down the RigPi, removing the SD card in the reader, rebooting and then plugging the card back in and trying again?
If that doesn't work, it seems there might be something wrong with that SD.
Do you have another spare, and if so, what does it do?
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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A well seasoned RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: SD card backup process

Dennis McCurdy <dennismccurdy@...>
 

I have a 32gb sd card in a sd card usb reader/writer. Its formatted as a FAT file.
I have it in RigPi usb slot.

When I go to SD copy in RigPi the copy to option is greyed out...cant select

any thoughts would be appreciated

W4OZ/Dennis


Support for NW Digital Radio DRAWS hardware (idea)

Stephan DG1BGS
 

A friend of mine purchased the RSS from MFJ and I had a short discussion
with him today. I'm not interested in the Keyer- or Audio board, but I
own a DRAWS hat from NW Digital Radio that could be used with this
amazing Software package.
I'll wait until the Software is released on Github (when will this be
approx?) and take a closer look into it. Or Howard might be interested
to implement the hardware-support for the DRAWS hat as well and make it
available as an option in the settings.


73 & 55 from Singapore de Stephan 9V1LH / DG1BGS


Re: RS-918 Setup for the MFJ-1234 #rs-918 #mfj-1234

Mike K0JTA
 

GREAT question!  I had thought of this myself, but had not taken any action.  (So, THANK YOU for this new topic!)

For those who may not know what this "RS-918" is all about, it is a pocket-sized 10 watt HF ham SDR.  There is a user group as seen in the following link, where one can learn more about this fine unit:
https://groups.io/g/RS-918-HF-SDR-Transceiver

The RS-918-PLUS has been around for quite some time, and as a result, the basic model is quite mature.  -And it continues to evolve, as the FIRMWARE continues to be updated as the firmware is ongoingly improved.  (The FIRMWARE "is the radio," to summarize...)

I have the SD card for the RigPI on order from MFJ, and of course, it is on back-order at this moment.  -Not at all surprising, as the MFJ-1234 is quite an exciting item!  My original thought was to use the MFJ-1234's SD card to couple my Raspberry PI to an IC-7300, but the possibility to use this same device to control the RS-918 is  very exciting to me!

73;  Mike, K0JTA


Re: Mumble with FT-847d

N5VMO Pat <n5vmo00@...>
 

  Harold W5ZZT      I do live in an apartment; but have friends that live in the country side with internet access =)    So you know where I going with this is a remote station on a country side hilltop location with solar power / VPN WiFi connection =)   I have several R Pi and love playing with them and see what I can do with them and Ham Radio projects =)     I did have a tower ( never put it up ) for my house .... so gave it to a family member when I moved into the apartment =)   The picture you may see it my camera tripod / counterpoise wires with my Outbacker Perth antenna as a setup for /P at a state Park setting =)   I cannot have any outside antennas at the apartment =(    I do run QRP at the apartment and digital modes only =)

Thanks for inclusion into the group and look forward to setting up a R Pi remote station =)


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73's Pat  N5VMO



Re: Can Ham Radio Deluxe be run from the remote location with the Rig PI connection?

Buddy Spiegel
 

this is exactly what i want to do, using my k3 at the house when i am on the road. pc, hrd, wsjtx, alertx. i have my rigpi, and watch this group closely.

buddy
w3bs


Re: FT-991/FT991A - MFJ-1234

VE2KDB <corpa@...>
 

I just can't get it to find the radio .. I am very sure if it found the radio I could get everything else to work.


Re: RS-918 Setup for the MFJ-1234 #rs-918 #mfj-1234

Mark Weisheimer - k8mhw
 

While I haven't heard of anyone yet using that radio (or any of it's mcHF cousins) it appears to have everything it would need to work.
It has a mini-USB interface (the DFU port) that would allow you to connect a single USB-Mini cable from the RigPi to the radio.
That would carry both CAT radio control (it supports FT-918 CAT commands) and USB audio for Transmit and Receive audio.

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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A well seasoned RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: Mumble with FT-847d

N5VMO Pat <n5vmo00@...>
 

I have a FT-847 as well as a IC-7200 =)   I will keep checking back with more information about this =)


Re: FT-991/FT991A - MFJ-1234

Mark Weisheimer - k8mhw
 

The FT-991 guide would be useful if you are using the MFJ-1234 with a radio that has a built in USB audio CODEC.
Is that what you are trying to do?
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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A well seasoned RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: Can Ham Radio Deluxe be run from the remote location with the Rig PI connection?

dave.borchard@...
 

I have not purchased Rig Pi yet. I am still thinking about it, learning about it, before I make the decision to buy or not. I do use VNC Connect now, but maybe VNC Viewer would work. I have thought about using VNC Connect to a local computer at the remote location, and use Skype to remote the audio both directions for the Icom IC-7610. I also have the Icom RBC01 second edition remote control software, but I have not installed it yet to test it.

Dave KY0L


On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 8:11 PM Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:
Hi Dave,

Do you already have a RigPi?  If not, let me know when you are in a position to try an early Beta Windows program that will let you use HRD to control RigPi.  It handles frequency, mode and PTT.

You can run WSJT-X from a remote location using the built-in remote desktop with a client running on your remote device called VNC Viewer.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Can Ham Radio Deluxe be run from the remote location with the Rig PI connection?

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Dave,

Do you already have a RigPi?  If not, let me know when you are in a position to try an early Beta Windows program that will let you use HRD to control RigPi.  It handles frequency, mode and PTT.

You can run WSJT-X from a remote location using the built-in remote desktop with a client running on your remote device called VNC Viewer.

73, Howard W6HN

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