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Re: Are the Signallink USB cables the same as the RigPi?

Bob
 

I have one for my FT818ND I want to use which I think is the one you are using.  My MFJ-1234 will be here tomorrow.  Time for the ohm meter!
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73 KE9A


Re: Are the Signallink USB cables the same as the RigPi?

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi Bob,

I can't speak for all of them, but I can say that the MiniDIN6 version is the same, and the jumper block is too.
It is hard to say for certain about the rest as neither TigerTronics nor MFJ publish the wiring diagrams.

Which one are you thinking about using?

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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Are the Signallink USB cables the same as the RigPi?

Bob
 

I have a couple of Signallink cables for my radios and I was wondering if they are the same for the MFJ-1234?
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73 KE9A


Re: Computer headset and external VFO

Michael Foerster
 

The question gets to be if there is a keystroke that will increase and decrease the frequency (I.e.: Ctl-Up, Ctl-Down).

I have a Griffin Power Mate that I used with RemoteHams and basically you have to custom program it to the application to scroll as you turn the wheel (1 kHz), as well as when you press down (PTT), and press & turn (10khz).

As far as the headset goes, audio has to come out of the client device somewhere, either the built in speaker/mic or a headset.

i don’t have a RigPi yet, but I I’m learning...
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Mike, W0IH


Re: IC-7610 woes

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bo,

After looking at the 7610 capabilities in RigPi Advanced Radio settings, I see that power off/on is not currently supported by Hamlib.  I'm surprised, but it is a feature I hope they will add.

Once you initialize the Keyer it will be happy.  It also works with a paddle even though you aren't using a radio.  (That's one thing the speed pot is for.)

I've owned two SB-200's through the years, nice amp!

--Howard


Re: FT-857 No Audio

Jeffj51@...
 

Could MFJ have wired the cable incorrectly? I have another cable that I was using for a Signalink unit that I will try. 


Re: Computer headset and external VFO

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Loic,

If the computer/device you are using to connect to RigPi can accept a headset, it should work fine.  For example, Apple Earbuds that contain a Mic can be used for 2-way audio with an iPhone.  (I can use my hearing aids that way!)

It is possible with some amount of additional programming to use a USB tuning knob to control the RigPi frequency.

—Howard 


Re: FT-857 No Audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

If the Mic can still modulate your radio in transmit (pushing PTT on the Mic if necessary), and RigPi is sending PTT to the DATA connector,  the PTT line on the DATA connector may not be doing what is necessary.

—Howard


Re: Using RSS with an external program

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Otto,

What you are trying to do may be possible.  Does the USB output from the program look like a CODEC to whatever operating system you are using?  The goal is to send digitized audio and control signals to a radio at another location?  Please respond via a private (or separate email) if appropriate.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: FT-857 No Audio

Jeffj51@...
 

If you mean is it plugged into the radio, yes. It is a hand mic, so the PTT switch is not pressed. 


Re: Mumble connected on audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Herb, try plugging a set of earbuds into TX OUT on RigPi.  When you go into transmit do you hear anything?  (A cable plugged into TX OUT bypasses the RJ-45 connector.)

The RigPi S-meter in transmit shows a static level that can indicate maximum power out as et in your radio.  There are settings in RigPi to calibrate that as described in RigPi Help.  Unfortunately Hamlib does not provide a relative power out signal during transmit.

—Howard


Re: IC-7610 woes

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bo,

Power on/off should work the same for the 7610 as for your 7300.  It can take up to 10-20 seconds to switch, could that be the issue?

RigPi Tune closes the CW Keyer output for tuning purposes, it does not tune the radio.  A macro would be required for that.

PTT is supposed to be momentary, PTT should stay on as long as you are tapping the PTT button.

All Icom radios required that “Disable split polling” be ticked in Advanced Radio settings.  Put a check there, then disconnect/connect the radio.  That should fix the VFO jitters.

Yes, the macros should be the same except for the CI-V Radio Number, as you’ve stated.

The Radio LAN connection is not used by RigPi.

—Howard


Re: FT-857 No Audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Jeff, the PTT line on the 857 DIN connector must be pulled low so transmit audio is received there rather than through the Mic connector.  When you attempt to transmit from RigPi, is your Mic alive?

—Howard


Re: FT-857 No Audio

Jeffj51@...
 

Hi Howard - There was no modulation from the radio. 

Jeff


Re: Mumble connected on audio

HERB KEATON N2GEW
 

Howard
I disconnected the audio cable from the Radio Mic to the RigPi. As you would suspect, the
radio goes into transmit when I engage PTT but no power output is present. I was into a
dummy load. Nothing on the power meter.
I also noticed the S-Meter on the RigPi tuner display is pinned at 60 db during transmit/PTT.

I plugged the RJ45 back into RigPi. With RF Power on the radio set to full, the
power meter reads full-power out constant carrier. However, I am noticing a 
sound like a relay clicking from the back of the radio. Very rapid pulses.

When I turn down RF power to 1/2 on the radio, I don't hear the rapid clicking.
But I do notice the power meter "pulses" about 1 time a second from 50 watts to 0 and back.  Very 
repeatable, timed pulses. 

BTW, the SWR/Power meter is outside the radio.
The investigation will continue.….

73 / Herb / N2GEW


Re: Mumble connected on audio

HERB KEATON N2GEW
 

Howard:
Thanks for the response and what you do for the group.
Sleuthing:  "to carry out a search or investigation in the manner of a detective".
Ouch!
I don't have any cable plugged into TX Out on the RigPi. I am using the cable (RJ45) to audio card to the Mic connector on the front of the radio.
Should I disconnect this?
Cat control is from 1/8" plug CI-V port on the radio back to RigPi USB.
The 756 PRO 3 has a light when the radio has the Monitor function on: That's pretty hard to miss.
I take it the suggestion that the jumper block maybe the culprit you don't consider likely.
I will keep snooping.

73 / Herb / N2GEW



Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 09:42 AM, Howard Nurse, W6HN wrote:
Don, uncheck the PTT ON when radio connected box in the Keyer settings window.  That option forces the Keyer PTT to be engaged whenever the radio starts.  It is there to allow the Keyer PTT to be used for other control purposes.
Howard,

I unchecked as noted.  Progress.  It appears that the PTT GUI on the screen and the SPACE BAR will cause the RED PTT light on the RSS to illuminate.  When I let off the GUI or the Space Bar there is a delay in the light going off ( 2-3 seconds).  In some cases the light does not go off.  I will wait 20 seconds and key again and release, and the light goes off.  I don't think this is internet latency...it is far too long.

In all cases, the RSS is not keying the TS2000.  It remains in receive mode and never in transmit.

Of note, I have an ethernet cable plugged into the RSS for internet.  It is a hard wire (shared through ethernet switches) to a 1 GB Fiber Internet service.  I am using a wireless mouse keyboard.  I have the TS2000 attached to the audio in on the RSS and to a USB via a USB serial adapter.

Thanks

Don KC0DE


Computer headset and external VFO

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hello, 

Is it possible to use a computer headset with built in microphone with Rigpi? 
Also is an external VFO like Griffin Powermate VFO possible to use?

Thanks in advance, 

Regards from Loic, SM5VFE


Re: Mumble connected on audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Herb,

Time for some sleuthing.  For example, pull out the cable connected to TX OUT.  Does the problem go away?  What you are seeing could be a feedback loop.  Check that the 756 MON function isn’t turned on.  By process of elimination you can isolate the cause.

—Howard


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Don, uncheck the PTT ON when radio connected box in the Keyer settings window.  That option forces the Keyer PTT to be engaged whenever the radio starts.  It is there to allow the Keyer PTT to be used for other control purposes.

—Howard