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Re: Toggle the big PTT switch?

Bob Luff
 

Great idea!  


On Sep 19, 2019, at 6:21 AM, Janne Blomquist / SM5SUH <handla@...> wrote:

Hello RigPi users!

 

I have recently start to use a mobile phone in the car connected to my radio station via RigPi.

There is one thing that I would love to do when driving and talking in the same time and that’s to be able to toggle the big PTT switch beside the VFO.

I know the there is a toggle button but its smaller and I must scroll down leaving the display/VFO section so using the big PTT to toggle TX/RX would improve driving safety a lot.

Anybody know if there is any way to alter between toggle and momentary PTT in any setting?

If not, maybe this is something for future updates?

I love the RigPi and the thing it could do but even the best can be better, I think.

Regards from Sweden.

Jan / SM5SUH


Re: Toggle the big PTT switch?

Michael Foerster
 
Edited

I’m still setting up my RigPi (actually, it’s on a back burner until I can get my tower done), so I haven’t had a chance to try it, but if the RigPi allows a button to be defined, you might use something like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Bluetooth-Remote-Control-Shutter-Self-timer-for-iPhone-X-8-7-6-Samsung/261777263210?hash=item3cf3240a6a:m:m0wHoIz2WtZr3h3LJiPNd9g

I use use one of these for my RemoteHams cell phone to toggle the remote PTT.

If there isn’t a way to define a Bluetooth button (or a keystroke) to a macro, it would be an enhancement that should be requested for a future release.

--
Mike, W0IH


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Don

Thanks for the response.  I appreciate you checking your TS2000.  I reset mine to the 50 B/C/D to the defaults and there was no change in the condition.  
In regards to Mumble, in an earlier exchange, I had been advised to reinstall Mumble.  I did that.  Mumble autostarts when I start the RSS.  I get the message that says it is connected to the server.
I did configure it and set the audio to the device noted for both input and output, as you noted in you message.  Noise suppression was already OFF.  I exited and restarted it.  There was no change in the condition.
I then re booted the RSS and restarted the radio.  There was no change in the condition.
Finally, I normally follow the start up procedure you noted.  I try to be careful during start up and shutdown.  I have inadvertently corrupted SD cards in the past.

Are you aware of a "Pin out" diagram for the 13 pin connector to the RJ45?  I can at least check continuity between from one end to the other and determine if the cable is "correct".

Thanks again.

Cheers.

Don KC0DE


Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi George,

I think you will do fine and I applaud your process.
Documenting each and every change that you make not only provides good documentation, it shows you where you can reverse a setting that is otherwise forgotten.
Ask me how I know about hindsight...
That miniDIN6 cable and jumper block from Tigertronics should work without issue.
If you run into trouble, there is a TS-480HX here and I can work with you by phone if that helps.

I wish you good learning and steady progress!

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


Toggle the big PTT switch?

Jan Blomquist / SM5SUH
 

Hello RigPi users!

 

I have recently start to use a mobile phone in the car connected to my radio station via RigPi.

There is one thing that I would love to do when driving and talking in the same time and that’s to be able to toggle the big PTT switch beside the VFO.

I know the there is a toggle button but its smaller and I must scroll down leaving the display/VFO section so using the big PTT to toggle TX/RX would improve driving safety a lot.

Anybody know if there is any way to alter between toggle and momentary PTT in any setting?

If not, maybe this is something for future updates?

I love the RigPi and the thing it could do but even the best can be better, I think.

Regards from Sweden.

Jan / SM5SUH


Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

George Miller W3GWM
 

I’ve read everything I can find and think I’m ready to begin putting my MFJ-1234 RigPi together. I’m going to proceed slowly and document every step I take so I can repeat steps if necessary. I do have a monitor with a HDMI port and a USB keyboard and mouse.  My first step will be to connect my RSS to my local LAN.

Next I’m going to try connecting to the RSS through a computer and my iPhone on my LAN. The instructions are pretty clear up to this point and I don’t think I’ll run into any problems. 

Now coms the steps where I’m going to need some help.  There is a lot of information on the Icom 7300 and the KX-3. There’s even a little about the Kenwood TS-2000 and 590, but not much about the TS-480. 

I have a degree in electronics and was employed in various areas of the computer industry. I’ve even written a couple of books on computer programming. I think I have the necessary skills to make this work.

I have no experience with Raspberry Pi and the programming languages used to create RigPi, but if I proceed slowly and document each step I should be able to get this working. After all, I built my first computer from a Z-80 chip in the days before home computers were being sold.

After I have everything working up to this point, I’ll experiment a bit before connecting my TS-480. I’m getting a radio cable and jumper module from Tigertronics for a SignaLink. In theory, this should make connecting the radio almost Plug ‘n Play. 

Heres where i expect to run to run into problems. Rather than doing a lot of troubleshooting, I hope problems I’m going to run into will be similar to what people have encountered on other rigs and I’ll be able to get help.

I’m looking forward to working with the RigPi.   It will be nice to be able to access my radio anywhere I can get on the Internet, but it will be taking me back to my early days as a Ham when I built a lot of gadgets for my Ham shack. 

Hope you'll all be patient with me and help me along the way. I’m not as sharp at 72 as I was as a new Ham 45 years ago.

Thanks in advance for your help.
--
George W3GWM


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

 

Don,
Mine are all the same except 50A, B & C are set at the default of 4.
Remember, we haven't eliminated the cable yet!!
I had a PTT response problem once but don't remember what cured it.  For some reason I think it had something to do with mumble??
Do you have mumble installed and working?
Here's a good starting place which helped me getting audio.
From Howard:

I believe the only settings that need to be confirmed at this point on your RigPi are located in the Mumble program located on the Raspberry Pi desktop.  If you don't see it, Mumble can be opened from the Raspberry Pi Desktop Internet menu item in the Applications menu (Raspberry Icon.)

    1. In Mumble, click the Configure menu, then Settings.  You should now see Audio Input settings. 
    2. Click the Device drop down arrow and select [sysdefaultCARD=sndrpiproto], Default Audio Device.  This is the RigPi Audio board.
    3. Scroll down the window and make sure Audio Processing Noise Suppression is all the way to the left (OFF).  (Noise suppression causes "water.")
    4. Click Apply at the bottom.
    5. Do the same fore the Audio Output Device (there is no Noise Suppression in that window).
    6. Click Apply at the bottom, then OK.
    7. Exit Mumble by clicking the X in the upper right corner, then restart it from the Internet menu item (click the Raspberry icon, upper right).
73, Howard W6HN

This will help if you haven't already done it.
I didn't find my cable yet!!!
Here's a non electronic suggestion.  When you quit for the night, turn everything completely off.  When you start tomorrow, turn on the RigPi first. Then from the Tuner screen Macros of the RigPi Power On the TS-2000. Now you can resume your tests if the radio fired up.
Hopefully it will.
Don
N3BMT


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Don,

I concur that all my settings are the same as yours with the exception of two which I reset to yours.  Those different were:
Tx Pwr - mine was 10 and reset to 100
Mtr Cal - mine was 6 and reset to 100.
After saving and restarting, there was no impact.  The condition remained.

Further, I checked some of the menu settings on my TS 2000 and if you could verify yours are the same, I would appreciate it.  I use this section of menu for Winlink connections through the Signallink and theTNC.
DCD Sensing Band Menu 46 = MAIN & SUB
Packet Filter Bandwidth Menu 50A = OFF
AF Input level for Packet Menu 50B = 3
MAIN band AF Output level for Packet Operation Menu 50C = 1
SUB band AF Output level for Packet Operation Menu 50D = 4
MAIN/SUB band: External TNC Menu 50E = MAIN
Data Transfer speed External TNC Menu 50F = 1200
Packet Communications Mode Menu 55 = OFF
COM Port communications Speed Menu 56 = 57600

Cheers

Don KC0DE


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Howard,

Yes I did.  I Disconnected and Reconnected from the Advanced Radio Settings page on each of the five choices.  I also went through all five choices again with the Disconnect and Reconnect achieved from the Tuner page.  The same condition remains.  No change.

With regards to the sluggishness, I decided to test the internet connection.  Simple test run on the RSS (Okla).  Results 11 ms ping, 34 Mbps down and 176 Mbps up.  I have a theoretical Gig fiber line at the house.

Hope this helps.  Look forward to your response

Don KC0DE


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Joe Clements <vy2jc@...>
 

And does anyone have all of the settings for the rig pie working with an Icom 7300 and my internet is a Bell Aliant router


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Joe Clements <vy2jc@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:04:15 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RigPi] TS 2000 no PTT
 
Hello guys and girls I am wondering if I could get someone that has a Icom 7300 already set up and working could you email me all of the settings that you are using and the app Etc please thank you in advance


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Don N3BMT via Groups.Io <dlink.home@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:41:55 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RigPi] TS 2000 no PTT
 
Hi Don,
Here are my settings from my working TS-2000:
Basic Radio
Manuf   Kenwood
Model   TS-2000
 
Name   TS-2000
R Port   /dev/ttyUSB0
 
Keyer    RigPi Keyer
K Port    /dev/ttyS0
Tx Pwr   100
 
Advanced Radio
Manuf   Kenwood
Radio  TS-2000
 
Name   TS-2000
R Port   /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud     57600
Stop       default
R DTR   default
R RTS    default
CI-V       defaulted
PTT        ON when transmitting
Tr Mtr     Output Power Default
Mtr Cal    100
Keyer      RigPi Keyer
K Port     /dev/ttyS0 
Tx Pwr    100
Don
N3BMT


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Joe Clements <vy2jc@...>
 

Hello guys and girls I am wondering if I could get someone that has a Icom 7300 already set up and working could you email me all of the settings that you are using and the app Etc please thank you in advance


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Don N3BMT via Groups.Io <dlink.home@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:41:55 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RigPi] TS 2000 no PTT
 
Hi Don,
Here are my settings from my working TS-2000:
Basic Radio
Manuf   Kenwood
Model   TS-2000
 
Name   TS-2000
R Port   /dev/ttyUSB0
 
Keyer    RigPi Keyer
K Port    /dev/ttyS0
Tx Pwr   100
 
Advanced Radio
Manuf   Kenwood
Radio  TS-2000
 
Name   TS-2000
R Port   /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud     57600
Stop       default
R DTR   default
R RTS    default
CI-V       defaulted
PTT        ON when transmitting
Tr Mtr     Output Power Default
Mtr Cal    100
Keyer      RigPi Keyer
K Port     /dev/ttyS0 
Tx Pwr    100
Don
N3BMT


TX Keying delay

K7UL@...
 

Hi Guys,

I have a very long delay before the rigpi will unkey the transmitter.  Has anyone got any work arounds?  I am running on my local network, and am not experiencing delays from the network side of things.  Both the webpage on a pc and using my iphone both give me quite a long pause.   My key-down speed is pretty darn good, but while checking into a net on HF, the delay covers any acknowledgment I might get back from net control.

Thanks, Andy.   


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

 

Hi Don,
Here are my settings from my working TS-2000:
Basic Radio
Manuf   Kenwood
Model   TS-2000
 
Name   TS-2000
R Port   /dev/ttyUSB0
 
Keyer    RigPi Keyer
K Port    /dev/ttyS0
Tx Pwr   100
 
Advanced Radio
Manuf   Kenwood
Radio  TS-2000
 
Name   TS-2000
R Port   /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud     57600
Stop       default
R DTR   default
R RTS    default
CI-V       defaulted
PTT        ON when transmitting
Tr Mtr     Output Power Default
Mtr Cal    100
Keyer      RigPi Keyer
K Port     /dev/ttyS0 
Tx Pwr    100
Don
N3BMT


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Thanks, Don.  Aside from saving the settings, did you use Disconnect Radio and Connect Radio to restart it?

—Howard


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Howard,

Thanks for the information.  I am very glad you were able to get Loic going.

I have tried what you suggested in #3016.  Nothing changed. The conditions I described earlier are the same. 

I found the Get Level section in the Advanced Radio Settings>Radio Capabilities tab.  That section is:
Get level: PREAMP(0..0/0) ATT(0..0/0) VOX(0..0/0) AF(0..0/0) RF(0..0/0) SQL(0..0/0) CWPITCH(0..0/0) RFPOWER(0..0/0) MICGAIN(0..0/0) KEYSPD(0..0/0) COMP(0..0/0) AGC(0..0/0) BKINDL(0..0/0) METER(0..0/0) VOXGAIN(0..0/0) ANTIVOX(0..0/0) RAWSTR(0..0/0) STRENGTH(0..0/0) 
It was set to the default selection RF POWER.  I stepped through each of the other 4 selections, saving it to the cloud after each choice.  The tests were all the same.  Sluggish and intermittent response.  Sometimes the RED light on the RSS came on, sometimes not.  Sometimes it stayed on.
When I got the RSS, I created an original image of the file as backup.  About a week ago, I made of copy of that file and used it in the RSS to see if I had some kind of a corrupted SD card.  There was no change.  It has acted the same.

Hope this helps.  I will await your next set of instructions.

Cheers

Don  KC0DE


Re: Anan 100

Scott Gordon
 

I got it going

Thanks for the help will now work on audio..


Re: Anan 100

Scott Gordon
 

Mark,

Thanks for the reply.  Yes USB is Rigpi to Anan. 

R Port set to USB0

Test Radio says rigctld is running

Scoket_connect() failed (2).
Reason: () Connection refused

Connection failed (1) check radio port settings.  Is the radio on?


Re: FT-991 Ft-8

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

For some reason, several Yaesu radios use the right channel for audio out rather than the normal left channel.

--Howard


Re: Macros for the Yaesu FT 991-A Help #ft-991a

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jason,

Sure can.  Here is a macro using a native radio CAT command to set frequency.  (This uses the same set frequency command from the PDF.)

*0w FA14250000;

The * tells RigPi to expect a radio macro. 0 says don't expect a response from the radio.  w is the Hamlib command for a direct radio CAT instruction.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

Hi Don,

I've been working with Loic, SM5VFE, on a similar PTT issue.  Yesterday afternoon I found the cause of his PTT problems, and this morning he confirmed that it is fixed.  His problem had to do with the Tr Mtr setting in Advanced Radio settings.  There are 5 selections in the list for determining what is displayed on the S-Meter while in Transmit.  Not all radios support all selections in the list, and if you happen to select one that isn't supported, the PTT problem occurs.  This is because RigPi is waiting for a response from the radio, and the function finally times out.  That delay causes PTT issues.  This problem might be occurring for anyone experiencing sluggish PTT OFF response.

I will be adding a check in RigPi so only valid selections are available for your radio.  At the moment you can see which options are OK using the Radio Capabilities button in Advanced Radio Settings.  Look for the item Get Level: in the list.  If there are more than one matching in the selection list, and one you are using appears to be OK in the lst but are experiencing the PTT issue, try one of the others that match in the list.  Most radios seem to support RFPOWER which is the selection Output Power Default in the list.

To have any changes you make in Radio settings, be sure to use Disconnect Radio and Connect Radio to make sure the radio sees the changes.

I have been concerned that the memory card image Loic sent had the  problem, but all the images I've been testing here didn't.  It is good to know why, so I look forward to hearing what you find.

--Howard