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Re: No Audio

gkimbler@Columbus.RR.com
 

Thanks for the Quick Response.

I see two options there. The default is Audioinjector-PI-Soundcard.
I switched it to "USB Audio CODEC" and it still doesn't work. Do I need to do something with "Change USB Device Settings"


Re: RigPi versus RemoteHams

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Ah yes, there is indeed a computer lurking there inside that small box!  :-)

—Howard


Re: CGNAT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Clint I think there are ways to get around the limitations of CGNAT without upgrading.  I mentioned one in a previous message.  Try Google to fund out more.

—Howard W6HN


Re: CGNAT

clint parreno <sv_clintrace999@...>
 

so I guess it won't work in the Philippines if you have a basic internet plan coz the basic internet bundle is under CGNAT, you can only be removed on the pool of CGNAT and be given a dynamic ip if you upgrade to a higher plan and in that case a dyndns will work or pay a certain dollar to be assigned with a static ip.

that clears my question then

Thanks Howard

Clint


On Monday, May 20, 2019 4:57 AM, "Howard Nurse, W6HN" <hlnurse@...> wrote:


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: RigPi versus RemoteHams

Dave Slotter, W3DJS
 

Hi Howard, and thanks for responding.

You'r right. RemoteHams does require the PC to be running in order for people to connect to it. However, I would assume the same is also correct for RigPi -- it does contain a Raspberry Pi which is also a computer. However, the Pi uses an order of magnitude less power than most PCs, so that is a plus for RigPi.

73,

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 6:44 AM Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:
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


--
- Dave
  W3DJS


Re: No Audio

Jeff Williams, WJ5FF
 

Ah, timely suggestion.  I have a 7100 that I was working with this weekend and was wondering if I was going to need an interface cable to make it work.  I was hesitant to mess with the audio source in Alsa.  As a test, I used the supplied audio cable to connect the 7100 speaker out to the RigPi Rx in.  I did get audio over Mumble-- horribly overdriven.  I know I was missing something somewhere.

(I was planning on quietly waiting for Miguel's results with his 7100, then claim success when I followed his lead :)

As a general suggestion to those new to the Raspberry Pi, check out MagPi Magazine (https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/).  Their back issues are available online and are full of useful information on the Pi, coding, interfacing, etc.  The RigPi is so much more than a radio interface box.  This is going to be fun.

73,
Jeff
WJ5FF


Re: No Audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Welcome to the RigPi Forum!

The 7300 is one of the newer radios that has audio CODEC’s built in.  The audio is carried over the USB control cable, making connection to the 7300 extremely easy.

The only change you have to make is the RigPi audio source, currently set up for the internal RigPi audio board.  The easiest way to change to the CODEC’s is from the Raspberry Pi Pixel desktop.  If you connect an HDMI monitor to RigPi along with a USB keyboard and mouse, you will see the Desktop.  On the top right you will see the Audio settings button.  There you can change from the “Audio-Injector” device to your radio’s audio.  Then you should be good to go.

I actually prefer to use VNC Viewer on another computer to get to the Desktop.  The VNC Server is already configured and running on RSS.  The password to access the server from another computer through VNC Viewer is, you guessed it, 7388.

73, Howard W6HN


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?

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