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Re: RigPi Audio Connections

Tom W5KUB <Tom@...>
 

That rj-45 connector is the same audio out and audio in as the jacks on the sound card.  The schematic shows the pin outs.
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On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 12:27 PM WA8KHP - <joepic9@...> wrote:
I have a couple questions on the Audio options on RigPi.
1.  On the MJF-1234 box shown on the HELP web site in RSS CONNECTIONS area, there is an RJ-8 AUDIO connector that references the MFJ-1204.  Is this connector going to the  pins on the MFJ-1234AB Audo board?  Is there a pinout diagram of that connector on UR web site?  How do U envision this connector being used?

2.  Are there any examples showing how to use BlueTooth connection?  Is this audio only? What products would I use the Bluetooth with?

Thanks

73 David - WA8KHP


RigPi Audio Connections

WA8KHP -
 

I have a couple questions on the Audio options on RigPi.
1.  On the MJF-1234 box shown on the HELP web site in RSS CONNECTIONS area, there is an RJ-8 AUDIO connector that references the MFJ-1204.  Is this connector going to the  pins on the MFJ-1234AB Audo board?  Is there a pinout diagram of that connector on UR web site?  How do U envision this connector being used?

2.  Are there any examples showing how to use BlueTooth connection?  Is this audio only? What products would I use the Bluetooth with?

Thanks

73 David - WA8KHP


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

Tom W5KUB <Tom@...>
 

To access the rigpi from outside your home network, you will need to open the port on your home router to the local ip address that rigpi has.  Plus you will need to know your public ip address.   You can get that by typing "whats my ip" in a google search and you can find your public ip.  Public IP address stay with you for up to months and months sometimes, but if your router rebooted etc, you may get a different public ip address.   the best way is to pay or find a free service that will always know your public ip even if it changes.  for example i use dyndns.org.      my address is now w5kub.dyndns.org     dyndns knows if your ip changes and it assigns the new address to your address such as w5kub.dyndns.org
Tom W5KUB


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On Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 1:36 PM HH Brakob <kzerohb@...> wrote:
Does rigpi require a stable IP address?  

I would love to operate my home station from my snowbird RV in Arizona.


73, de Hans, KØHB
“Just a Boy and his Radio”
 

From: rigpi@groups.io on behalf of Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...>
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 6:14 PM
To: rigpi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC
 

Hi Mike,

 

You can connect to any radio on the Internet, so long as it can be accessed through an IP and a port.  In Radio Settings, use the normal radio Manuf and Model.  In the port box put 192.168.1.xx:nnnn.  Substitute the radio IP and the radio port.  (If the radio is off site you will have to set up port forwarding in your router.)

 

If each slice has its own Port you can open as many slices as you want through their own browsers, until the RSS starts to choke.  It would be cool to try that!

 

--Howard

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Young
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 2:02 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

 

Howard, I have a Flex 6000 series radio...  can you elaborate on how to use tcp to connect to the RigPi.   Do you use a port or something?  Thanks, Mike, WB8CXO


On Apr 19, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Welcome to the RigPi Group!

I suspect the answer is to use a TCP connection to the radio rather than a USB port.  None of the Beta team has a Flex as far as I know, but you can connect RigPi to a TCP/Port just as easily as to a COM port.

--Howard


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Hans,

Welcome to the group, nice to have you here.  You and I have talked much about CommCat in the past.

The answer to your question has several parts, but, yes, you need to know the IP of your home station when accessing from a remote location.

The first important IP is your home Internet IP.  You can use a dyn service to solve that.  (My IP here at home...Comcast...hasn’t changed in many years, but I still keep use a service.)

The IP of the RigPi box on your LAN also has to remain constant because you need to open a port on your router to that IP.  (Mine stays pretty constant despite rebooting frequently.) There are articles on the Internet showing how to make the raspberry pi stick to a static IP, with a link for one article in Help.

The final answer has to do with connecting while at home.  The RSS uses a domain name “rigpi.local” which can be used to connect when you are on your home network.  It uses a service called Bonjour to broadcast the name and IP to other computers on the same network.  (Android devices do not support Bonjour, so you have to use the IP.)

Bottom line:

1. Internet IP for your home must be known.
2. LAN IP for the RSS must be constant so the router can access it.
3. At home you may be able to I use rigpi.local depending on the computer you are using.

—Howard


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

WA8KHP -
 

Yes, you will need a DDNS service and a static IP address for RSS RigPi on UR router.  If U are lucky UR ISP might not change UR IP web address or give U a very long lease time.   Check out the RigPi.net/help for more information.

73
David + WA8KHP

On Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 2:36 PM HH Brakob <kzerohb@...> wrote:
Does rigpi require a stable IP address?  

I would love to operate my home station from my snowbird RV in Arizona.


73, de Hans, KØHB
“Just a Boy and his Radio”
 

From: rigpi@groups.io on behalf of Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...>
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 6:14 PM
To: rigpi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC
 

Hi Mike,

 

You can connect to any radio on the Internet, so long as it can be accessed through an IP and a port.  In Radio Settings, use the normal radio Manuf and Model.  In the port box put 192.168.1.xx:nnnn.  Substitute the radio IP and the radio port.  (If the radio is off site you will have to set up port forwarding in your router.)

 

If each slice has its own Port you can open as many slices as you want through their own browsers, until the RSS starts to choke.  It would be cool to try that!

 

--Howard

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Young
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 2:02 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

 

Howard, I have a Flex 6000 series radio...  can you elaborate on how to use tcp to connect to the RigPi.   Do you use a port or something?  Thanks, Mike, WB8CXO


On Apr 19, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Welcome to the RigPi Group!

I suspect the answer is to use a TCP connection to the radio rather than a USB port.  None of the Beta team has a Flex as far as I know, but you can connect RigPi to a TCP/Port just as easily as to a COM port.

--Howard


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

HH Brakob
 

Does rigpi require a stable IP address?  

I would love to operate my home station from my snowbird RV in Arizona.


73, de Hans, KØHB
“Just a Boy and his Radio”
 


From: rigpi@groups.io on behalf of Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...>
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 6:14 PM
To: rigpi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC
 

Hi Mike,

 

You can connect to any radio on the Internet, so long as it can be accessed through an IP and a port.  In Radio Settings, use the normal radio Manuf and Model.  In the port box put 192.168.1.xx:nnnn.  Substitute the radio IP and the radio port.  (If the radio is off site you will have to set up port forwarding in your router.)

 

If each slice has its own Port you can open as many slices as you want through their own browsers, until the RSS starts to choke.  It would be cool to try that!

 

--Howard

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Young
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 2:02 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

 

Howard, I have a Flex 6000 series radio...  can you elaborate on how to use tcp to connect to the RigPi.   Do you use a port or something?  Thanks, Mike, WB8CXO


On Apr 19, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Welcome to the RigPi Group!

I suspect the answer is to use a TCP connection to the radio rather than a USB port.  None of the Beta team has a Flex as far as I know, but you can connect RigPi to a TCP/Port just as easily as to a COM port.

--Howard


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Mike,

 

You can connect to any radio on the Internet, so long as it can be accessed through an IP and a port.  In Radio Settings, use the normal radio Manuf and Model.  In the port box put 192.168.1.xx:nnnn.  Substitute the radio IP and the radio port.  (If the radio is off site you will have to set up port forwarding in your router.)

 

If each slice has its own Port you can open as many slices as you want through their own browsers, until the RSS starts to choke.  It would be cool to try that!

 

--Howard

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Young
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 2:02 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

 

Howard, I have a Flex 6000 series radio...  can you elaborate on how to use tcp to connect to the RigPi.   Do you use a port or something?  Thanks, Mike, WB8CXO


On Apr 19, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Welcome to the RigPi Group!

I suspect the answer is to use a TCP connection to the radio rather than a USB port.  None of the Beta team has a Flex as far as I know, but you can connect RigPi to a TCP/Port just as easily as to a COM port.

--Howard


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

Michael Young
 

Howard, I have a Flex 6000 series radio...  can you elaborate on how to use tcp to connect to the RigPi.   Do you use a port or something?  Thanks, Mike, WB8CXO

On Apr 19, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Welcome to the RigPi Group!

I suspect the answer is to use a TCP connection to the radio rather than a USB port.  None of the Beta team has a Flex as far as I know, but you can connect RigPi to a TCP/Port just as easily as to a COM port.

--Howard


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

Michael Young
 

Howard, sdrcat allows the user to map the radio serial data control to tcp.   All of the slices (equivalent to a receiver) the radio supports can be mapped   I’m wondering how to set up the RigPi for tcp.  

Flex 6000 owners for the most part would rather use Smartlink and a SDR client but RigPi could be a good backup, I guess.  

If there is a tcp VCP that would work for SDR’s that must be run from a pc.  

Mike
WB8CXO

On Apr 19, 2019, at 5:02 PM, Mike <wb8cxo@...> wrote:

Howard, I have a Flex 6000 series radio...  can you elaborate on how to use tcp to connect to the RigPi.   Do you use a port or something?  Thanks, Mike, WB8CXO

On Apr 19, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Welcome to the RigPi Group!

I suspect the answer is to use a TCP connection to the radio rather than a USB port.  None of the Beta team has a Flex as far as I know, but you can connect RigPi to a TCP/Port just as easily as to a COM port.

--Howard


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Thanks, Tom, that should work well with a split screen.  I did that with Walter’s QSO with HK3C but had to use a web page for the split.

 

--Howard

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom W5KUB
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2019 2:51 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] IC-7100 radio hookup

 

Howard needs to answer this.  Im not quite understanding

 


Host of live ham show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tues night at 8:00 PM central. All shows are recorded and can be watched at any time on on our website. Our audio is also simulcast on international shortwave on 5130 Khz.   We are also on every podcast carrier if you are looking for an audio version of our program.

 

 

On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 3:22 PM WA8KHP - <joepic9@...> wrote:

Tom,

I need to have CAT Control to a PC to control my Apache-Labs 100D.  The USB port on the Raspberry Pi can not connect to a PC so I must use multiple cables going from USB to serial port on Pi to null modem cable to serial port back to USB cable on PC?  Are there any other options?  Thanks.

73

David - WA8KHP

On Apr 15, 2019, at 4:17 PM, Tom W5KUB <tom@...> wrote:

Manuel, the cat control is done via the usb cable between rigpi and the radio

 

de w5kub

Host of live ham show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tues night at 8:00 PM central. All shows are recorded and can be watched at any time on on our website. Our audio is also simulcast on international shortwave on 5130 Khz.   We are also on every podcast carrier if you are looking for an audio version of our program.

 

 

On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:47 PM Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:

In looking at the help file I see how transmit and receive audio interfaces between the RSS and the radio but how does radio control interconnect?


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

WA8KHP -
 

Thanks for quick response and GREAT hardware/software!

The Serial Port Redirector software for TCP  cost $100 vs $25 for a USB to serial port adapter using FTDI hardware and a Null modem cable.
https://www.fabulatech.com/serial-port-redirector.html

The Serial Port Redirector is over all a better solution but many hams will have the USB to serial adapter and Null modem cable in their junk box.

Looking forward to updated documentation for different hardware connections.

73

David - WA8KHP
 
 


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

Tom W5KUB <Tom@...>
 

Howard needs to answer this.  Im not quite understanding


Host of live ham show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tues night at 8:00 PM central. All shows are recorded and can be watched at any time on on our website. Our audio is also simulcast on international shortwave on 5130 Khz.   We are also on every podcast carrier if you are looking for an audio version of our program.


On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 3:22 PM WA8KHP - <joepic9@...> wrote:
Tom,

I need to have CAT Control to a PC to control my Apache-Labs 100D.  The USB port on the Raspberry Pi can not connect to a PC so I must use multiple cables going from USB to serial port on Pi to null modem cable to serial port back to USB cable on PC?  Are there any other options?  Thanks.

73

David - WA8KHP
On Apr 15, 2019, at 4:17 PM, Tom W5KUB <tom@...> wrote:
Manuel, the cat control is done via the usb cable between rigpi and the radio

de w5kub
Host of live ham show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tues night at 8:00 PM central. All shows are recorded and can be watched at any time on on our website. Our audio is also simulcast on international shortwave on 5130 Khz.   We are also on every podcast carrier if you are looking for an audio version of our program.


On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:47 PM Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:
In looking at the help file I see how transmit and receive audio interfaces between the RSS and the radio but how does radio control interconnect?


Re: Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi David,

Welcome to the RigPi Group!

I suspect the answer is to use a TCP connection to the radio rather than a USB port.  None of the Beta team has a Flex as far as I know, but you can connect RigPi to a TCP/Port just as easily as to a COM port.

--Howard


Apache-Labs - 100D connection to PC

WA8KHP -
 

Has anyone connected the RigPi to a PC that has PowerSDR for an Apache-Labs 100D and doing remote communications?

Or a FLEX 6xxx series with SmartSDR and using an Android browser to communicate remotely?

What are the issues making these type of connection?  I have Virtual Serial Ports working.  Audio - Line In/Out needed?  Probably a USB to Serial cable for CAT control?

Will block diagrams of different radio connections be published on the RigPi.net/Help?

I have a RigPi on order but it maybe a very long time before MFJ ships and clears all of the backorders!

Thanks, looks to be a GREAT product.
73
David - WA8KHP


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

WA8KHP -
 

Tom,

I need to have CAT Control to a PC to control my Apache-Labs 100D.  The USB port on the Raspberry Pi can not connect to a PC so I must use multiple cables going from USB to serial port on Pi to null modem cable to serial port back to USB cable on PC?  Are there any other options?  Thanks.

73

David - WA8KHP

On Apr 15, 2019, at 4:17 PM, Tom W5KUB <tom@...> wrote:
Manuel, the cat control is done via the usb cable between rigpi and the radio

de w5kub
Host of live ham show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tues night at 8:00 PM central. All shows are recorded and can be watched at any time on on our website. Our audio is also simulcast on international shortwave on 5130 Khz.   We are also on every podcast carrier if you are looking for an audio version of our program.


On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:47 PM Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:
In looking at the help file I see how transmit and receive audio interfaces between the RSS and the radio but how does radio control interconnect?


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

Tom W5KUB <Tom@...>
 

Manuel, the cat control is done via the usb cable between rigpi and the radio

de w5kub
Host of live ham show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tues night at 8:00 PM central. All shows are recorded and can be watched at any time on on our website. Our audio is also simulcast on international shortwave on 5130 Khz.   We are also on every podcast carrier if you are looking for an audio version of our program.


On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 1:47 PM Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:
In looking at the help file I see how transmit and receive audio interfaces between the RSS and the radio but how does radio control interconnect?


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Manuel, thanks for posting!

You have brought up a good point!  I will add more detailed radio connection info in Help.

In summary, RSS accepts a radio control connection through one of the 4 USB ports.  If your radio only has a classic serial port you will need a serial-to-USB adaptor.  Plug the USB cable in, then go to SETTINGS>Radio>Basic and select the manufacturer, model, and port (/dev/ttyUSB0 if only one radio is plugged in)...or use Express Settings if you haven’t entered your call yet.  Click connect radio and you will be good.

73, Howard W6HN 


IC-7100 radio hookup

Manuel Maseda
 

In looking at the help file I see how transmit and receive audio interfaces between the RSS and the radio but how does radio control interconnect?


locked Welcome to RigPi Support Forum!

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

Welcome to the MFJ-1234 RigPi Station Server Support Forum!

The forum is growing to be an excellent resource for answering questions you have about this exciting new product from MFJ. We have been joined by many who were involved in Beta testing over the past six months, so we now have a number of experts on board.

RigPi is available for purchase directly from MFJ and from many MFJ dealers (including Gigaparts and HRO), but stock status will vary.  The response to RigPi has been more positive than I ever imagined it would be.  Thank you to all who have joined our growing RigPi community of enthusiastic users.

More information is available on the RigPi site, https://rigpi.net, including a link to the extensive online Help system.  Be sure to check this group’s Files section for additional informative  documents that will also answer many questions.

73, Howard W6HN