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Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Tom, Don and Andy,

I am still unable to key the rig.  As I have said, the PTT switch on the GUI screen and the spacebar does illuminate the RED PTT light but does not key the TS2000.  The action of getting the RED light to come on and turn off is erratic at best....sometimes a delay of 20 seconds after taking action.  Sometimes never.

One by one.
Tom -- I am using the Data pin on the back.  I am not keying the radio with the mic on the front of the radio.  It is not attached.  I have tried to key from the PTT GUI and the spacebar with no luck.
Don -- I did not install a jumper board.  When I opened the RSS, I find that a jumper has been installed on JP1 between pins 2 and 3.  I moved the jumper to pins 1 and 2 with no success.  I have returned them to pins 2 and 3.
Andy -- I need a bit more instruction to do what you asked.  You said "grab a jumper and briefly short out the ptt line at the jumper block".  What is the PPT line?  Is that pin 2?  What is the jumper block?  Do I remove the jumper before I test this way?  I did enter the terminal mode and typed "gpio toggle 0".  Nothing happened.  No light came on.  I was returned to the command prompt.  I am using a Raspi power supply I had earlier from a Canakit Pi 3B+ I had purchased earlier.  It is hooked to a separate monitor that I have used with other Raspi projects.   It does not display the "lightning bolt" at start up.  I am familiar with that.  The image remains constant.  I checked the /var/log/messages and got the following report:
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pi@rigpi:/var/www/html/programs $ tail /var/log/messages
Sep  2 09:03:16 rigpi kernel: [   26.897394] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol Three-wire (H5) registered
Sep  2 09:03:16 rigpi kernel: [   26.897527] Bluetooth: HCI UART protocol Broadcom registered
Sep  2 09:03:17 rigpi kernel: [   27.158118] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
Sep  2 09:03:17 rigpi kernel: [   27.158131] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
Sep  2 09:03:17 rigpi kernel: [   27.158153] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
Sep  2 09:03:17 rigpi kernel: [   27.240701] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Sep  2 09:03:17 rigpi kernel: [   27.240735] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Sep  2 09:03:17 rigpi kernel: [   27.240760] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
Sep  2 09:03:21 rigpi lightdm[716]: Error getting user list from org.freedesktop.Accounts: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Accounts was not provided by any .service files
Sep  2 09:03:33 rigpi kernel: [   43.628230] fuse init (API version 7.26)
pi@rigpi:/var/www/html/programs $ 
I am not Linux proficient, even marginally.  I notice that there is an error noted towards the end, but I do not know what to look for.
Further,  I did have the following when I ran php hamlibDo.php (which I found on page 111) of the RSS User Manual.
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pi@rigpi:/var/www/html/programs $ php hamlibDo.php
PHP Notice:  Undefined index: test in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 5
PHP Notice:  Undefined index: radio in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 12
PHP Notice:  Undefined index: keyer in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 13
PHP Notice:  Undefined index: user in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 14
PHP Notice:  Undefined index: port in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 15
PHP Notice:  Undefined index: rotorPort in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 16
PHP Notice:  Undefined index: tcpPort in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 18
PHP Warning:  socket_connect(): unable to connect [111]: Connection refused in /var/www/html/programs/hamlibDo.php on line 199
<h3c>The Radio control startup process failed. <br><br>Make sure the radio is on and connected. <br><br>Learn more by using Test Radio in Advanced Radio Settings.</h3c>pi@rigpi:/var/www/html/programs $ 
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On the Advanced Radio page, the following is the message from "TEST RADIO":
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TEST MODE Radio: 1
User: admin
Radio: 1
User: admin
Radio from settings: 1
Port from settings: /dev/ttyUSB0
ID from settings: 214
RigDo.php rigDoPID from settings: 4681
service_port: 4532

TS-2000 is already connected.
==========
It appears to be refusing a connection even though the I am controlling ON/OFF, frequency and band change.  The test radio functions shows the rig connected.

That is the extent of my research to this point.  All of your help is amazing and I am hopeful that I can get to resolution soon.

Cheers
Don KC0DE

Re: Your help needed!

Bob
 
Edited

James,
I am setting up the 7300 with pretty good success.  Howard did a short post a little bit ago that is a fast setup for the 7300.  I will find it and link you to it.  That long PDF is much more complex than you need.

In summary I have done and am working on the following.


1.  Hookup keyboard mouse and display to the RigPi for initial setup.
2. I am using wired networking but wireless should work. 
2a.  Run through first setup of RSS
3.  I reset my 7300 to factory defaults to be sure I was on a level playing field.  (Save settings to SD card is you need)
4.  Two cables to the 7300 USB and one for CW Keying (I have to build the CW one today)
5.  Follow this https://groups.io/g/RigPi/message/442

Read the http://RigPi.net/help file and I mean really read it!  I have found it most helpful.



I am still working on how I will do remote access outside of the house and setting the levels.  I am also logging things I am going in a set of posts first run experience.

--
73 KE9A

Re: Returning Error Codes

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi Les,

The difference between *0w and *1w is if a response from the radio is expected.
Some of the radio's respond in HEX and can cause that error or be confusing.
My 2 cents, just use the *0W as you have already surmised.

Macros are really helpful but there is a bit of a learning curve with each radio.

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

Re: Your help needed!

Mark Weisheimer
 
Edited

Hi Don and Robert,

There is a very thorough guide at:

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

Page 8 has the Menu settings needed in an Icom IC-7100 and IC-7300.
Since that radio uses Texas Instruments internal sound card, the set up is similar to all radios that use that chip family.
Some of those are:
Kenwood TS-590 family
Kenwood TS-990
Icom IC-7100
Icom IC-7300
Yaesu FT-991 family

There is a video for the TS-590 at:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/Video/RigPiTS590SviaUSB.mp4

It may be helpful to at least review that short video.

Please post a "new topic" and include "IC-7100" or "IC-7300" within the subject if you come back with questions after reviewing the information above.
It would be helpful to follow a single thread from the same user on the same subject.

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

Re: Your help needed!

Vic VE3JAR <vloewen2@...>
 

Thanks for your comments Howard and the effort from many other involved with HELP.
Yes It would be  good to have more success stories with set-up infor for various radio's.
Still have not seen or mentioned any success Stories or troubles with the RADIO IC-7200.

Great to see the advancement with RigPI updates and future new devekopments  .........

73 Vic


On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 8:20 PM Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:
I really appreciate it when someone with experience dealing with an issue jumps in to help if a relevant question is asked.  A special thanks to those already doing so!  I know many are using RigPi with great success, and we'd like to see you participating more.

Many questions have been answered previously in the Forum. Please use the Search button at the top of the message window to do a quick look to see if it has.  Questions can also be answered by information in the Forum files area.  Finally, programs that are widely used (such as Mumble and the digital mode programs) usually have active support groups, and provide a rich help resource.

Larry, AC9OX, has been busy creating a Wiki here on the Forum for all to use.  If you have successfully connected to a radio, please write up the steps you took so Larry can add your input.

Thanks for your help making the RigPi Forum a success!

73, Howard W6HN

Re: Your help needed!

james little <Climaxboop@...>
 

Me too. But with a ic 7300

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 8:38 PM Robert Rand <don.rand@...> wrote:
I am looking for an Elmer, skilled at setting up the RigPI with an IC-7100.

--
><))):>

73
Don
KA5DON

Re: Can't Shutdown Properly

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jerome,

As a last resort you can pull the power plug, never a good plan...but if all else fails...

As RigPi starts up the red light must be on continuously.  If it blinks at all, you need to find out why.  The power supply may not be able to supply sufficient current, or the cable could be bad.  I've had several power supply cable and inline switch failures.

The Greed light should start blinking.  At some point it will be solid on.  After the boot process finishes you will see an occasional blink.

Apple devices are able to find rigpi.local, even if RigPi is connected through Wi-Fi.  If you can borrow an iPad or iPhone, that is the easiest way to stop processing through the System menu.  Note you will need to be located where the RigPi is until you set up port forwarding.

--Howard

Re: Your help needed!

Robert Rand <don.rand@...>
 

I am looking for an Elmer, skilled at setting up the RigPI with an IC-7100.

--
><))):>

73
Don
KA5DON

Re: Can't Shutdown Properly

Jerome Byrd <k3gnc@...>
 

Hi Howard, thanks for the speedy reply! The Rigpi is at my remote station and I don't have access to the router for now (I don't know password, using friends facilities). It is a wireless node and not direct connect. I will be able to get to the remote site very briefly tomorrow (9-2-19) but will not be able to get IP address from router. I turned off yesterday are specified -  by simply unplugging it from the 5V supply after shutdown the system. I started today  by plugging the usb pwr cable back in. I can shut off the 5v pwr supply remotely I was just afraid of your dire warnings, otherwise I would have brought it home and see if I had a cable/monitor problem. Can I disconnect it tomorrow by "pulling the plug"? The monitor and cable are new, but you never know. The red power light stays on, but there is no solid green light.

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, 04:17:37 PM EDT, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:


Hi Jerome,

Welcome to the RigPi Forum!

When you turned on today, I'm wondering how you did that?  Even though it is not advisable, you can simply pull out the 5-volt power connector on the Raspberry Pi.  However, can you connect to RigPi using another computer or mobile device using a browser?  You can try using rigpi.local in the browser navigation bar.  If you have an Apple device that will work.  Go to SETTINGS>System and shut down there.  If you are using a Windows computer or Android device you may have to use the IP address for RigPi.  Can you log into your router to look at connected devices and get the IP from there?

--Howard

Your help needed!

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

I really appreciate it when someone with experience dealing with an issue jumps in to help if a relevant question is asked.  A special thanks to those already doing so!  I know many are using RigPi with great success, and we'd like to see you participating more.

Many questions have been answered previously in the Forum. Please use the Search button at the top of the message window to do a quick look to see if it has.  Questions can also be answered by information in the Forum files area.  Finally, programs that are widely used (such as Mumble and the digital mode programs) usually have active support groups, and provide a rich help resource.

Larry, AC9OX, has been busy creating a Wiki here on the Forum for all to use.  If you have successfully connected to a radio, please write up the steps you took so Larry can add your input.

Thanks for your help making the RigPi Forum a success!

73, Howard W6HN

Re: Mumble setup

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bo,

As George mentioned. the correct port for Mumble is 64738.

Each computer/device you wish to use to connect to RigPi Mumble must have a Mumble client installed.  You always connect to Mumble from a client.

When you start a client you should see you local Mumble server in Favorite (Favourite) Servers.  Select it then click Connect.  You will be prompted for username and password.  Use any username you wish.  Use 7388 for password.  When it complains about a certificate, accept it.  If it complains it can't proceed, you may already have a certificate for that username.  Try another username.

--Howard

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RigPi@groups.io Notification <RigPi+notification@...>
 

Hello,

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File: IC-7610_RTTYwithWinkeyer.txt

Uploaded By: Bo Barry

Description:
IC-7610 RTTY with fldigi & N3FJP logging

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/IC-7610_RTTYwithWinkeyer.txt

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team

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RigPi@groups.io Notification <RigPi+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the RigPi@groups.io group.

File: IC-7610_RigPi.txt

Uploaded By: Bo Barry

Description:
Adapting the IC-7610 to RigPi

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/IC-7610_RigPi.txt

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team

Re: Mumble setup

George Cox <georgecoxgccs@...>
 

I have mine set on mumble and forwarding for 64738 de WB6OEB.

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 2:49 PM Bo Barry <bobarr@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I have the router poke thru OK with the two port numbers
What is the username/password for mumble?
It starts OK on the PC on the network with none
I see no place for a Mumble name/password
I tried using the browser to go to 192.168.0.xx:64638 and no go.
On Android the app has slots for name/password.
FT8 is working great without it tho

I'm thinking it has more to do with certificates, but I'm lost.
Help appreciated
Bo W4GHV

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

K7UL@...
 

Don,

Because you are using a known good cable, used before with a signalink, I would open the both the signalink and the 1234 and verify the jumpers are the same.  While you are there, grab a jumper and briefly short out the ptt line at the jumper block and see if the radio keys up.  That will test the jumper block to the radio.

To test the 1234, I would bring up a command shell, either ssh in it, or using VNC and opening one up there, and at the prompt type 'gpio toggle 0'
That should make the 1234 key the PTT line.
Same command again to unkey.
That should indicate the basic hardware of the 1234 is working.

If all of that seems to work, I would start to check the power available to the pi.  Are you running a local monitor on the 1234, and if so, does the little lighting bolt appear?  If you do not have a monitor connected to the pi, you many not know you are having brown outs.  I believe these messages are being logged in /var/log/messages
use the command 'tail /var/log/messages' to see that tail end of the log file.

Andy.

Returning Error Codes

Leslie Loftin
 

Howard and others,
I am able to successfully add a working macro to my Icom 7600.
However, when using “*1w “ I do get an error back from the Rigpi.
If I use the command “0w “ I get no error message.
In all cases the command works on the Icom.
I suppose just skipping the “1” would be the way to go.
This is neat stuff!

Les
WD5BYQ

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Don and Tom,
Sounds like you might be on to something.  I did not make any adjustments inside of the RSS.  I did not add any jumper.  I'm going to go over the instruction manual for the RSS and see if I can figure out where the jumper goes for my particular radio.  I know that in the Signalink, there is a jumper set that is coded to the TS2000.  Thanks for the lead on this one.  I will report my results as soon as I have any.
Thank you!

Cheers.
Don KC0DE

Re: Rigpi ptt led stop lighting up. Kenwood TS 590s

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hi Howard, 

Radio: Dummy on 145.000.000 MHz
I can press PTT in Rigpi. But the PTT led on Rigpi is not light up. 
The sound is like a warning sound around 30 seconds when I reboot Rigpi.

Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: Can't Shutdown Properly

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jerome,

Welcome to the RigPi Forum!

When you turned on today, I'm wondering how you did that?  Even though it is not advisable, you can simply pull out the 5-volt power connector on the Raspberry Pi.  However, can you connect to RigPi using another computer or mobile device using a browser?  You can try using rigpi.local in the browser navigation bar.  If you have an Apple device that will work.  Go to SETTINGS>System and shut down there.  If you are using a Windows computer or Android device you may have to use the IP address for RigPi.  Can you log into your router to look at connected devices and get the IP from there?

--Howard

Re: RigPi Kit Assembly

Bob
 

George,

The MFJ-1234 is fully assembled.  MFJ does sell boards as separate products.  
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73 KE9A