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Getting Started: RigPi Backup #quick-start

Bob
 
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Hello All,

This is the first in a series of getting started posts for the Wiki or whatever.

One of the MOST IMPORTANT things we do not do is backup our data.  The RigPi SD card really does need to be backed up.  The procedure is very simple.

First purchase a MicroSD card and a USB card reader.  I got mine at Best Buy:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-usb-3-0-memory-card-reader/5787406.p?skuId=5787406
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-ultra-plus-32gb-microsdhc-uhs-i-memory-card/6346822.p?skuId=6346822


The process is simple.  Put the card in the reader, insert the reader in the Pi and run the SD Copy program.  Be sure to label the card when you are finished.

Watch the attached video to see the process in action!

 
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73 KE9A

Re: Mumble connected on audio

herbk@...
 

Howard:
I hope I understood this correctly and I can report the following results:

1) I plugged in the "receive" headphone side of a Sennheiser headset into TX Out on the RigPi.
2) I connected to the RigPi via my iPhone using Safari. Connected to the IC-756PRO3
3) I started Mumble on the iPhone. Connected to the server
4) Listening on the headset, I could hear myself talking in the presence of the iPhone.
5) When hitting PTT, I could continue hearing my broadcast. The radio went into transmit,
but no audio/RF went out. My meters recorded no output. Never-the-less, I could hear myself
when I went into transmit.  A slight hum from the cellphone when PTT, but no difference
in the headset. 

There were no issues as previously reported of the radio "clicking" or otherwise: of course, I had no RF out.

If I did this correctly, does this tell you anything about my issues?

Thanks/Regards:

73/Herb/N2GEW

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Don,

Thanks.  I am going to wait for the jumper module.  It should be here Friday.  That is set up for the TS2000.  I'll advised when I get it.  Appreciate all the help.

Cheers
Don KC0DE

Re: Mumble connected on audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Herb,

All good news in your report.  When you plug in headphones to TX OUT, no audio is sent from the RJ-45 since it is bypassed by the headphones.  You didn't hear excessive hum or clicking I assume.

Since the headphone test appears to be OK, that leaves the jumper block, cable, or a radio setting.  There are two similar Accesssory connectors on the 756.  ACC1 is the one to use.  The manual states that the radio must be in SSB Data Mode for the audio to be accepted through the Accessory connector rather than the mic.  I don't see anything in the menu system that changes that requirement.  If you are using ACC1 and the radio is set to SSB Data Mode, and there still isn't rf when you use PTT and talk, our next teest will require shorting a pin on the jumper block with a clip lead to turn on PTT.  I'll send steps if necessary.

--Howard

Re: Mumble setup

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

FINALLY got it!   I left the :64x38 off the address and entered 64638 to the port number below it.
Not clear in the docs, I think the INCOMING open port is 64638 and the INTERNAL mumble program uses 64738.
Now why didn't someone tell me this? (I'm hoping I did not miss it in the docs)!!

Now I can do SSB and FT8!!!
73, W4GHV

Re: Mumble connected on audio

herbk@...
 

Howard:
Thanks for responding and all the support.

There were two reasons I decided on the front radio mic connector and MFJ-5708P cable from the IC-756PRO3:

1) The cable, MFJ-5708D, for the ACC (1) 8-pin Din connector was not available, on back order. (All HRO locations remain out-of-stock
yoo date on this cable, 7-weeks since my original order)
2) Guide in the files section of this RigPi site recommends the front Mic connection for better flexibility versus ACC (1) .

I am still concerned about the jumper block that MFJ sent in after my purchase of the MFJ-5708P cable.
But that becomes moot if I abandon and go to the other DIN cable. If it is still back ordered,
I will now make the cable. And I will go to 24 ga. insulated wires as an alternative to the block,
which I assume is also back ordered.

I assume we are in agreement now that this would be the best path to success.

Thanks,

73/Herb/N2GEW

Re: Mumble connected on audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

OK, I missed that you are using the Mic connector.  Yes, that should work fine.  Can you pull out the mic connector and use clip leads/headphone to listen for audio on the mic pin, or do you have a 'scope?  As marked on the board, pin 7 on the jumper socket is audio to the radio.  You can use an ohmmeter (after shutting down power on RigPi) to check from pin 7 on the jumper connector to pin 8 on the mic connector.  Pin 8 is the center pin.

--Howard

Getting Started: RigPi OS Update #quick-start

Bob
 
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Now that we can safely backup the RigPi lets update the Operating System!

On the RigPi help page there is a segment on how to upgrade the OS.   This is a simple process using to commands.  I have captured the process in a slightly time compressed video linked below.  You also get to see me make typing mistakes!

https://vimeo.com/357984120

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73 KE9A

Re: Getting Started: RigPi OS Update #quick-start

Terrence Redding
 

Good Morning,

I tried to look at the video and got this report:

Sorry, we couldn’t find that page

Make sure you’ve typed the URL correctly, or try searching Vimeo. You could also watch one of the videos below instead. 



Terry - W6LMJ

On Sep 4, 2019, at 11:46 PM, Bob via Groups.Io <bob.fairbairn@...> wrote:

Now that we can safely backup the RigPi lets update the Operating System!

On the RigPi help page there is a segment on how to upgrade the OS.   This is a simple process using to commands.  I have captured the process in a slightly time compressed video linked below.  You also get to see me make typing mistakes!

https://vimeo.com/bobfairbairn/review/357984120/4520794e69

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73 KE9A

Re: Centurylink Zyxel c1100z Modem not forwarding port 7488

Ken K
 

I am having a problem with port 80 and 7488.  I have them opened in my router but they fail
a port scan test.  Other ports like VNC, MUMBLE, as well as many other programs that require
an open port are all working.  My provider blocks port 80 based on some reading from their
FAQs.  I have rigpi working local but can't get it to work outside of my home.
I am using the IP from my provider same way as I use for other devices I connect to my home
with when away so I feel comfortable I am doing it right.

RigPi is working fine in the house but my need is for remote work
Ken

Re: Getting Started: RigPi OS Update #quick-start

Bob
 

Terrance, I fixed the link.  Sorry.   
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73 KE9A

I hv everything working sort of. No audio out to the transmitter when using WSJT-X

ad9p <ad9p@...>
 

I just received the MFJ1234 yesterday, and an trying to use it with a Yaesu FT991A.   I am using the usb codec from the radio to the RigPi.  Cat works great, audio in works , but I cannot get audio out to the radio, hence no output.
The software is WSJT-X,  and being somewhat of a computer dummy I am lost.  I have the RigPi plugged into a monitor, and have not tried remote operation yet.  My 77 year old brain is TILTED, and needs a reset.
I have searched the files section, but still hv no answer.
Al
AD9P
 

Re: I hv everything working sort of. No audio out to the transmitter when using WSJT-X

Leslie Loftin
 

Sounds similar to what I experienced. The first step is to make sure that Mumble is turned off, if you are trying WSJT-X. The other item that stumped me was getting the right audio codex chosen. That is not much help, but check those things.

Les
WD5BYQ

On Sep 5, 2019, at 10:17 AM, ad9p <ad9p@...> wrote:

I just received the MFJ1234 yesterday, and an trying to use it with a Yaesu FT991A.   I am using the usb codec from the radio to the RigPi.  Cat works great, audio in works , but I cannot get audio out to the radio, hence no output.
The software is WSJT-X,  and being somewhat of a computer dummy I am lost.  I have the RigPi plugged into a monitor, and have not tried remote operation yet.  My 77 year old brain is TILTED, and needs a reset.
I have searched the files section, but still hv no answer.
Al
AD9P
 

Use of piVPN on Rigpi

johnpierce
 

Will piVPN installed on my Rigpi work without interfering with the installation of Norton VPN on other computers on router?

John, AD2F

Re: Use of piVPN on Rigpi

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi John,

I’m not familiar with Norton VPN, but have you tried to connect to rigpi.local through it?  It shouldn’t be necessary to install another VPN.  A computer in your local network will probably have to be running in order to connect.

—Howard

Re: Centurylink Zyxel c1100z Modem not forwarding port 7488

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Ken,

You probably won’t see port 7488 open unless RigPi is connected.  To confirm, you have opened 7488 to the outside world.  Your router allows you to translate from that port to another.  You have that translated port set to 80.  Public Internet<->port 7488<->your modem<->your router<->port translation in router<->port 80<->RigPi.

—Howard

Re: hamlib support for IC-7610

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bo,

Hamlib uses the same control commands (with one exception, see next paragraph) for the 7610 as for the 7300.  Hamlib doesn’t care that you are really using a 7610 when you are telling it you are using a 7300.  The only RigPi setting that needs to be changed is the CI-V code which is different for every Icom radio.  The Name field in Advanced Radio Settings can also be changed without Hamlib caring.  The name is what RigPi uses to identify the radio.  It could be called “Harry” as far as Hamlib cares.

The reason I recommended that change is because Hamlib does not yet support Power On/Power/Off commands for the 7610, but it does for the 7300.

—Howard

RigPI RSS Wiki Now Available

Larry McElhiney
 

Hi Folks, 

On the left-hand sidebar, Wiki should now be available at the bottom of the list.  We've already populated it with many of the File articles and other RigPI information. 

The Wiki is set as Read Only to provide information for the membership. If you want to create or update articles there, please send the information to the Moderators

We encourage you to continue to use the Forum for questions and information sharing during your setup process.  Any completed rig Setup file can be uploaded to the Files section.  (We will create Wiki pages for these files as well.) 

Thank you,

Larry
AC9OX

No audio on remote device

blakewilson929@...
 

Good afternoon.

Does anyone know how to fix no audio on your remote device? I have my iPhone connected to the RigPi remotely and I have no audio on my end.

Thanks KD2OUQ

IC-7610 tuner activation

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

FOUND IT BY MYSELF! TOOK LOTS OF READING!

To activate the tuner change the TUNE macro from !TUNE to *G TUNE

73, Bo