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No Audio

gkimbler@Columbus.RR.com
 

I have the RigPi all set up on my Icom 7300 using a usb cable. I can access it remotely using my android phone and chrome book but I am not receiving any audio. 
Any ideas?


Re: Running the tuner browser page directly on the RigPi server

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

You are welcome, Manuel!  Yes, there are many who have been involved, making my job much easier!

Ah, understood about the audio.  I just plug a pair of earbuds into the Audio Out connector on the RigPi Audio board.  It is mono, but works fine.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Running the tuner browser page directly on the RigPi server

Manuel Maseda
 

Howard,

Your absolutely correct about getting the audio directly from the radio.  No need for audio out of the RigPi.  What made me even think about this was during troubleshooting I wanted to play a YouTube video on the RigPi.  That’s when I realized I didn’t have a way to hear audio on it since the audio jack of the Raspberry Pi is not accessible.  I got around that by just plugging in a small $9 USB sound card into the RigPi and moving from the audioinjector-pi-soundcard to the USB one.  When I was done watching the video I just changed things back.

Thanks again for all the hard work you and the others have put into this project.  One suggestion for those trying to set their RigPi up is read the help file.  There a tremendous amount information there that will help with setup and troubleshooting.  You probably spent as much time writing the help file as you did coding !!!


Manuel W4SSB

On May 20, 2019, at 7:13 AM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Manuel,

To add to Mike’s comments...

If you are using RigPi in your shack with an HDMI monitor, you are presumable next to your radio and wouldn’t need audio through RigPi.  Tell us a bit more because I think I am missing something,  The 3.5mm cable can be used for any of the 3.5mm jacks on RigPi.  Audio in, out, CW Keying, PTT, etc.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Rigpi with IC-718

Adam Hosa
 

Ahh, I thought once I bring up the Control page on my ipad and connect to the radio, I should be able to just PTT to talk or send CW from some macros right away. Didnt realize I needed to start mumble on the ipad then open the web interface. Of course I still have no sound that I'm working on. I did connect mumble to rss on the ipad last night but just heard myself echoing.


2019 Hamvention

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

Wow!  My weekend at this year’s Hamvention blew me away.  I never expected the kind of interest shown by all who stopped by the MFJ booth.  It was great seeing many of you from here on the forum, a number of Beta testers, and meeting many new folks!

There were a number of interviews throughout the weekend to help spread the word.  Ham Radio Concepts interview on Thursday is on YouTube (search for RigPi).  I just looked and there have been over 10,000 views so far!  Martin Jue (MFJ) and I went to Tom, W5KUB’s booth on Friday and chatted about everything from RigPi to stories from the good old days.  Martin has many great stories to tell!  I’m sure Tom will be sharing that video with us.

One feature requested more than any other was for remote paddle CW operation.  I was surprised how much that question came up.  Needless to say, that feature is now at the top of my to-do list.  There are a number of challenges that have to be overcome, but I believe we can do it!

Many also requested more remote control switching to turn other devices on and off or provide generic function control.  Martin and I have talked about several ways to accomplish that, so stay tuned.

I also want to thank Martin and the rest of the MFJ folks for their high energy efforts in the MFJ booths answering questions, selling goodies, and helping me show off RigPi.  You only have to spend a few minutes with Martin to experience true Southern Hospitality, caps intended!

I am visiting family in Ohio for several days and will return home to California later this week.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Running the tuner browser page directly on the RigPi server

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Manuel,

To add to Mike’s comments...

If you are using RigPi in your shack with an HDMI monitor, you are presumable next to your radio and wouldn’t need audio through RigPi.  Tell us a bit more because I think I am missing something,  The 3.5mm cable can be used for any of the 3.5mm jacks on RigPi.  Audio in, out, CW Keying, PTT, etc.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Power

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

I suspect your FT2000D can be turned on and off via CAT commands.  If that is the case, no other connections are required, simply use the POWER ON and POWER OFF macros already present on RigPi.

To control the power supply, you would need a switched AC device that can be controlled remotely.  There are several described in RigPi Help.  You will also find instructions on how to set that up using one of the repurposed PTT lines on RigPi.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: TS 590 Audio TX/RX

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Doug,

Once you have RigPi running and have had a chance to use it, we’ll look forward to a comparison between RemoteHams and RigPi.

On your audio issue, do you hear receive audio OK, or is audio completely missing?

73, Howard W6HN


Re: CGNAT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Clint,

Port forwarding is normally required for RigPi.  You would have to get the folks running your CGNAT public IP to do that for you.

You need to know the IP address from your remote location.  If that changes, you won’t be able to connect.  Normally one would use a dyndns service to provide a static address that is translated to the current address.  There are services that provide that for free, so long as you don’t mind renewing very month.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: CW-RTTY contest remote

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Claude,

It is possible the N1MM developers will want to have an interface to RigPi just as I have done with CommCat.  (CommCat is NOT a contesting program!). Interfacing is done through a simple TCP connection and I would be happy to share the details with any other developers.

Only one RigPi would be required at the rig end.  Unless your program knows how to talk to RigPi, you would use a browser from your RV.  RTTY is supported by Fldigi in RigPi.  Remote paddle for CW is a high priority, but at the moment, only typing characters on a keyboard is provided.  RigPi has user programmable macros which would be great for CW contests.  For example, in the shipping version there are macros for “5NN TU” and “<his call> DE <my call>”.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: RigPi versus RemoteHams

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Dave,

RemoteHams works well and has many happy users.  I chatted with several RemoteHam folks at the Hamvention.  I, too, hope someone more experienced than I will do a detailed review.  One downside to RemoteHams is the requirement to keep a PC running 24/7.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: I have an extra MFJ1234

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

No problem, Garry, thanks.  In reality we are all learning, which is why I started the development of RigPi in the first place several years ago.

73, Howard W6HN


On May 19, 2019, at 6:57 PM, Garry Decker <K9WHF@...> wrote:

I apologize for me Howard. 
Clearly I am confused though I thought I read Commcat was listed in the list of requirements.
It seems people are struggling who do not have much network experience.
Thank you
Garry
W9WHF 


On May 19, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Michael Young <wb8cxo@...> wrote:

Howard, I apologize for Garry!

Mike
WB8CXO

On May 19, 2019, at 5:38 PM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Garry,

Just to clear up any potential confusion, CommCat is not required for RigPi, but if you happen to have CommCat, it can be used to talk to RigPi. Most folks will simply use a browser.

CommCat is not a subscription program. It is $50 one time with free updates and free tech support even if you purchased 20 years ago.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Rigpi with IC-718

Manuel Maseda
 

Yes you do.

On May 19, 2019, at 11:04 PM, Adam Hosa via Groups.Io <Ifone@...> wrote:

Ill have to try that next, still no luck. One thing Im confused of, do I need mumble running on my laptop along with the UI for the rig to get audio?


Re: Rigpi with IC-718

Adam Hosa
 

Ill have to try that next, still no luck. One thing Im confused of, do I need mumble running on my laptop along with the UI for the rig to get audio?


Re: I have an extra MFJ1234

Reuben Stapp
 

It doesn't require commcat although it can use it. It uses almost any browser.  The only browser that I found didn't work right was QTWeb. Setup depends on the radio you have. It will require a CAT to USB cable for your radio and audio interface cables. 



Sent from my Boost Mobile Phone.

-------- Original message --------
From: Garry Decker <K9WHF@...>
Date: 5/19/19 4:17 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] I have an extra MFJ1234

My MFJ1234 arrives Wednesday.
I am returning it unopened to Gigaparts as I think I am going to have significant issues getting it connected with my Comcast gateway port setups.
The so called Plug and Play is a myth propagated by the developer not to mention the required subscription to his CommCat software.
If anyone needs one of these send me a e-mail at K9WHF at Comcast dot net.
73
Garry
W9WHF
> On May 19, 2019, at 3:13 PM, Jeff Kelly via Groups.Io <jkelly@...> wrote:
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> RigPi is sold.
>
> Jeff
> K2SDR
>> On May 19, 2019, at 8:06 AM, Jeff Kelly via Groups.Io <jkelly@...> wrote:
>>
>> I picked up an extra MFJ1234 at Dayton.
>> $325 to cover tax and shipping.
>> Email offlist to jkelly @ verizon.net
>>
>> Jeff
>>
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>>
>
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>





RigPi versus RemoteHams

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

Has anyone done a detailed comparison between the RigPi and RemoteHams application?

I'm curious to know how they match up (as well as differ).

Thanks and 73,

--
- Dave
  W3DJS


Re: I have an extra MFJ1234

Garry Decker <K9WHF@...>
 

I apologize for me Howard. 
Clearly I am confused though I thought I read Commcat was listed in the list of requirements.
It seems people are struggling who do not have much network experience.
Thank you
Garry
W9WHF 


On May 19, 2019, at 5:17 PM, Michael Young <wb8cxo@...> wrote:

Howard, I apologize for Garry!

Mike
WB8CXO

On May 19, 2019, at 5:38 PM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Garry,

Just to clear up any potential confusion, CommCat is not required for RigPi, but if you happen to have CommCat, it can be used to talk to RigPi. Most folks will simply use a browser.

CommCat is not a subscription program. It is $50 one time with free updates and free tech support even if you purchased 20 years ago.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Rigpi with IC-718

Mark Weisheimer
 

It appears that you should have sound if the radio is outputting sound.
Have you tested the audio output of the radio, perhaps by playing it through an amplified speaker from a PC?
--
73 - Mark - K8MHW


Re: I have an extra MFJ1234

Michael Young
 

Howard, I apologize for Garry!

Mike
WB8CXO

On May 19, 2019, at 5:38 PM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Garry,

Just to clear up any potential confusion, CommCat is not required for RigPi, but if you happen to have CommCat, it can be used to talk to RigPi. Most folks will simply use a browser.

CommCat is not a subscription program. It is $50 one time with free updates and free tech support even if you purchased 20 years ago.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: rigpi src code

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Yes, RigPi is open source except for the graphics components.  I have RigPi set up on Github, but nothing there yet. So much to do, so little time.

Since RigPi uses HTML5 and open tools, you can grab it from the RigPi memory card and play as much as you like.

One of the first jobs will be to code open source replacements for the knob, s-meter and freq readout which are proprietary.

73, Howard W6HN 

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