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kc9flu@...
 

i ordered the mfj-1234MB  I just want to remote it from my Yaesu FT-891  to Android phone. .is this possible without the sound card.  in the RSS.


Re: IC7300 alternate solution

Mike
 
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Allen,
 We must be on the same wavelength. I was just going to post  something about this WebRTC (real time chat) with video this would eliminate the need for the Mumble server stuff and make it much easier to setup.
 I have had many remote setups in my days all the way back using DTMF and recently with Remote Hams. 
 What I would like to see is a remote that would not rely on and 3rd party server and be cross platform by serving a web site with audio both ways and rig control. Unfortunately I am not that savy to get WebRTC running but if someone could and post a image for a PI I would be willing to test.
Just my 2 cent's worth
73's
Mike WA3O


Re: IC7300 alternate solution

Mike K0JTA
 

VERY interesting, Allen!!!!!!  I was having trouble completing the download of the link that you had provided, so did a search for similar.  I found this:

https://buildthings.wordpress.com/remote-ham-radio-base-station-voip-web-auio-api-html5-audio-node-js-server-raspberry-pi/

   -Which appears to be the same, MOSTLY.  As far as it got, your link:
https://buildthings.wordpress.com/ham-radio-raspberry-pi-internet-remote-base-controller-server-client-webrtc-audio-serial2tcp-voip-icom-yaesu-kenwood-rs232-icom-civ-level-converter-arduino-attiny/
   -As it appears to be more mature.

Now, then:  I see the SOFTWARE mentioned in these links...  But no "functional" links that takes one to a download.  (In other words, is this a duplicable project in any way?)

One last somewhat related discovery is the ORANGE PI, which may be old news to most, but was interesting to me:
https://www.cnx-software.com/2015/11/09/orange-pi-plus-2-allwinner-h3-board-includes-2gb-memory/

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjD-8KpjqPjAhXidN8KHe-zDcEQFjAAegQIBRAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orangepi.org%2F&usg=AOvVaw123_zLnm3wqrAEexwvYjcG

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=18&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjD-8KpjqPjAhXidN8KHe-zDcEQFjARegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.techrepublic.com%2Farticle%2Forange-pi-3-review-a-raspberry-pi-rival-thats-a-serious-disappointment%2F&usg=AOvVaw1FBqb92Qd4QBVN4u_L7NnX

Not a big deal, but it is an obvious contender (knockoff?) of the Raspberry PI.  At a glance, this looks like a nifty little unit!  Digikey, NewEgg, Amazon and others are selling the computer. -The unit is not a drop-in substitute for the Raspberry pi!

73 from still waiting for my backordered RigPI SD card Mike, K0JTA


Re: Connecting Icom radios to RigPi

Mark Weisheimer - K8MHW
 

Carlton,

I am no expert on Icom cables, but I would have expected the Valley Enterprises CT-17 to be recognized.
It says that it is a FTDI based cable and the FTDI drivers are in RigPi.
I have used several FTDI based cables (though not CI/V) and they were always recognized as /dev/ttyUSB0 when they were the only USB serial cable plugged in.
Have you tried using the USB ID app that is located on the desktop of the Raspbian RigPi?
That app sets the identity to Radio1 (and moves up the number chain for each new instance) and is handy for finding "lost" serial USB ports.

https://rigpi.net/help/

Look under Other Programs, then USB ID.

There are users here who have used the RT Systems CI/V cable without drivers or difficulty, so that one is known to work.
Setting the Icom ID (varies with radio model) and matching the baud rate of the USB device to the baud of the radio are necessary.

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


Re: Connecting Icom radios to RigPi

w4jcb
 

Hey Frank,

Thanks for the reply. What I am needing is the CT-V cable that turns USB to TTL for my IC-7000. I do already have the MFJ-5713DI cable and it seems to do fine with the audio. What I am looking for is rig control.

73 W4JCB Carlton


Re: Connecting Icom radios to RigPi

Frank VE3FBZ <Ve3fbz@...>
 

My list, from MFJ website says MFJ-5713DI
13 pin DIN Accessory Port Connector. List ic-7000 among others.
Check link under MFJ-1234  listing.


 Regards and 73s
VE3FBZ
London Amateur Radio Club




On Jul 6, 2019, at 15:17, carlton@... wrote:

I just purchased a Valley Enterprises ICOM CI-V CT-17 cable that requires me to load different ftdi driver than ftdi_sio and usbserial which are default. Can someone point me to the correct CI-V cable that will work with RigPi /Linux?

Trying to connect an IC-7000 or RigPi.

73, W4JCB Carlton


Re: Connecting Icom radios to RigPi

w4jcb
 

I just purchased a Valley Enterprises ICOM CI-V CT-17 cable that requires me to load different ftdi driver than ftdi_sio and usbserial which are default. Can someone point me to the correct CI-V cable that will work with RigPi /Linux?

Trying to connect an IC-7000 or RigPi.

73, W4JCB Carlton


Re: ICOM 7100 and Fldigi

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Dave,

There is a RigPi installation issue that is causing the fldigi port audio issue.  For the moment it is best to start Fldigi with sudo.  As you probably know, right-click over the Fldigi icon in the Ham Radiomenu, open the Desktop Entry tab and enter sudo fldigi in the Command box. 

The fix is complicated and needs to be thoroughly documented.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: ICOM 7100 and Fldigi

Dave Downing
 

Has anyone figured out the port audio permissions problem and what needs to be changed?

Thanks,
Dave


Re: Station Server Software

Mark Weisheimer - K8MHW
 

The user manual is located at:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/RigPi.pdf

For David,

The TS-570s can be interfaced several ways, such as via the front Mic connector for TX audio and PTT, or if you do not want to construct anything, via the rear data port (TX audio, RX audio and PTT) using the pre-made MFJ cable MFJ-5713DK ($21.95)
https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-5713DK

So, Howard's list, minus the USB A-B cable, plus a USB-RS-232 cable, plus the MFJ-5713DK.

It is no more difficult than asking, and somewhat similar to all of Ham radio where you need to source not only the radio, but a power supply, co-ax, microphone and antenna.

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


Re: ic7300 no audio

Mark Weisheimer - K8MHW
 

Hi Darren,

Audio is transferred using Mumble on the RigPi and a second Mumble client (or Plumble, if using an Android device) which connects to the Mumble on the RigPi.
The settings that are causing your issue will either be within one of those Mumble clients
or else within the menu settings in the radio that determine the source and destination for RX and TX audio.
Take a look at the guide that Clint Chron (W7KEC) has uploaded here:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/Homebrew%20Information%20from%20Users/RigPi%20Installation%20For%20Icom%20USB%20Radios.pdf

It will cover everything that you need, and more!

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


ic7300 no audio

dmunnich@...
 

I have spent the best part of 2 days trying to get the audio working on my local network with no luck.
the radio is connected via usb 
it connects to the rigpi and i can access from another computer in the network
I can hit the ptt and the radio keys up but no modulation
the s meter moves when people are talking
HELP!!
its driving me crazy
Darren VK3MJD


Re: Station Server Software

Larry AC9OX
 

Hi David,

RigPI.net

 RiPi Server 

RiPi Server


This is Howard's website and a good compendium of starting points outside of the Group.

Larry

On Friday, July 5, 2019, 19:33, Bruce N7XGR <n7xgr1@...> wrote:


Bruce  N7XGR

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 7:22 PM DAVID RUST <dlrust@...> wrote:
Bob I am with you on this one.  First I read all I need is the MFJ1234, and then this and this and this.  I have called to order anything as I doubt they are in stock.  I want to use mine with a TS570s.  ts going to be about 350 miles from me at my sons house.  He is a ham, but at the same time if I'm going to do this I want to get it all at once.  I would like to download a manual for the 1234, but I don't find that option anywhere.   Anybody know where to download one?




Re: Station Server Software

Tom W5KUB <Tom@...>
 

David the only other thing you will need is an inexpensive serial to usb interface. That is because the TS570 does not have a usb connection on it. Instead it has a serial port. You can find these all over the internet for as cheap as $5  here is a link to what im talking about. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fahion-RS232-Serial-to-USB-2-0-PL2303-Cable-Adapter-Converter-for-Win-7-8-10WYC/372701929218?epid=1084341394&hash=item56c6c41f02:g:sicAAOSwal5YLcZv

Tom W5KUB
Host of live weekly ham radio show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM central on W5KUB.COM .


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:22 PM DAVID RUST <dlrust@...> wrote:
Bob I am with you on this one.  First I read all I need is the MFJ1234, and then this and this and this.  I have called to order anything as I doubt they are in stock.  I want to use mine with a TS570s.  ts going to be about 350 miles from me at my sons house.  He is a ham, but at the same time if I'm going to do this I want to get it all at once.  I would like to download a manual for the 1234, but I don't find that option anywhere.   Anybody know where to download one?




Re: Station Server Software

Tom W5KUB <Tom@...>
 

David the ts-570 is an easy radio to interface to.  I have a ts570 set up for a remote base here. I have an OCF 80-6 meter antenna on it so i can easily change bands.    In the early design days of the rigpi we developed a keyed lead that you can get off one of the jacks on the rigpi. we did this so we could key an external device.

What i did was to take a simple antenna relay and a separate 12 v relay to control the 110Vac to the power supply.     I take that switched lead from the rigpi and can key the two relays in my homebrew box.  So when i am not home or not wanting to use the remote base, I have a simple macro on the rigpi that turns off the 12 vdc supply to the radio, and it also disconnects the antenna and grounds it.  I did not want a 12 v power supply on all the time for the ts570s.  When i want to operate, i hit the macro and it turn on the 12 vdc supply and also connects the antenna.

I made my own cables. simple.   standard 1/8 inch (computer stereo type plug)    One goes into the back of the radio on the Data/rtty accessory plug.   you set the menu up to get audio from that jack. you can set specific levels 1-10.    I take a second 1/8 inch cable (you probably have many laying around (or cut one off an old broken computer earphones or mic).  cut the plug off one end and you and then insert this into either the mic jack or the mic in on the accessory plug.    I am taking it in the front mic jack and using the CAT command to key it for transmit.    it works great.  Macros are very easy to set up.  they are in the back of the ts570 manual.    i have a macro set up for things like preamp on/0ff, compressor on /off,  tuner, etc.

Tom W5KUB
Host of live weekly ham radio show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM central on W5KUB.COM .


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:22 PM DAVID RUST <dlrust@...> wrote:
Bob I am with you on this one.  First I read all I need is the MFJ1234, and then this and this and this.  I have called to order anything as I doubt they are in stock.  I want to use mine with a TS570s.  ts going to be about 350 miles from me at my sons house.  He is a ham, but at the same time if I'm going to do this I want to get it all at once.  I would like to download a manual for the 1234, but I don't find that option anywhere.   Anybody know where to download one?




Re: Station Server Software

Bruce N7XGR
 


Bruce  N7XGR


On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 7:22 PM DAVID RUST <dlrust@...> wrote:
Bob I am with you on this one.  First I read all I need is the MFJ1234, and then this and this and this.  I have called to order anything as I doubt they are in stock.  I want to use mine with a TS570s.  ts going to be about 350 miles from me at my sons house.  He is a ham, but at the same time if I'm going to do this I want to get it all at once.  I would like to download a manual for the 1234, but I don't find that option anywhere.   Anybody know where to download one?




Re: Station Server Software

DAVID RUST
 

Bob I am with you on this one. First I read all I need is the MFJ1234, and then this and this and this. I have called to order anything as I doubt they are in stock. I want to use mine with a TS570s. ts going to be about 350 miles from me at my sons house. He is a ham, but at the same time if I'm going to do this I want to get it all at once. I would like to download a manual for the 1234, but I don't find that option anywhere. Anybody know where to download one?


Re: Station Server Software

Bob Luff
 

Tnx!  Howard... you have done a GREAT thing!  This might be BEST advancement of Amateur Radio in many years!  Very impressive!  I’m both boater & RV’er... been wanting to operate home station remotely for a long time but other than RemoteRig, way too complex/ unstable.  


On Jul 5, 2019, at 3:22 PM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Bob,

Here is a list of required items:

  1. RigPi Station Server (MFJ-1234, from MFJ or MFJ dealer, $299.95 ... HRO currently has a lower price)
  2. Raspberry Pi Power Supply (from Amazon or Raspberry Pi store, 5.1V 3 amp recommended, under $10)
  3. USB A/B cable for your 991a (many suppliers, under $10)

Optional items

  1. Ethernet cable to connect to your router (WiFi is also supported but is easier to set up with monitor/keyboard/mouse)
  2. USB Keyboard, Mouse and HDMI monitor with HDMI cable
  3. 16 GB MicroSD card for making an image backup (from many suppliers, class 10 card, under $6)

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Station Server Software

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bob,

Here is a list of required items:

  1. RigPi Station Server (MFJ-1234, from MFJ or MFJ dealer, $299.95 ... HRO currently has a lower price)
  2. Raspberry Pi Power Supply (from Amazon or Raspberry Pi store, 5.1V 3 amp recommended, under $10)
  3. USB A/B cable for your 991a (many suppliers, under $10)

Optional items

  1. Ethernet cable to connect to your router (WiFi is also supported but is easier to set up with monitor/keyboard/mouse)
  2. USB Keyboard, Mouse and HDMI monitor with HDMI cable
  3. 16 GB MicroSD card for making an image backup (from many suppliers, class 10 card, under $6)

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Station Server Software

Bob Luff
 

Does some one or a dealer have a complete list of everything I need... each video/ review I think I learn that I’ll also need other things beyond the rig specific cables like cost for software, memory sticks, micro SD cards, recommended metal box,... So... is there a master list/ and ‘all in’ how much (approx) will it cost for everything (MFJ-1234, Cables, memory chips/ sticks, all software needed, PS, ...? If the actual rig makes a big difference... then assume I’ll be remoting a 991a. Bob

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