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Your Help is Welcome!

Larry McElhiney
 

Hi All,

As part of our continued approach to make this Forum and Wiki a most user-friendly support tool, we'd like to solicit your help.

We recently reviewed all of the uploaded images and found that there were many duplicates and most were a fairly low resolution.  It is not our intent to have high resolution images, as these quickly eat up our limited storage on groups.io.  However, clear images often speak the proverbial "thousand words"!  (Images such as final operating screens or images of your transceiver next to a running RigPI display show your success.)
As such, you can send clear, useful images to me at lmcelhiney@... and I can resize them if needed before uploading to the Photos section and Wiki.

In addition, there are quite a number of you who have had significant success in configuring RigPI with your specific transceivers.  Unfortunately, many successful users do not post their success or more importantly, their setup/configuration details.  We would like to solicit this setup information so that we can share it with other users.  Normally, we will merge several sets of information together:  common techniques and special asides as notes.
So, again, please send useful setups, configuration files and notes to me at lmcelhiney@... and I will review and merge them if needed before uploading to the Files section and Wiki.  (There is no need to write this information as though it was a formal document.)

If you have previously uploaded your information in a posted message, you can send me the message number and I can capture that information for a specific rig.

We would like to ensure that RigPI is as easy to use as possible and your help will make that come to fruition.

Thank you all very much!

73,

Larry
AC9OX


Re: WSJT-X - IC-7100 USB Audio #wsjt-x #icom

Bruce N7XGR
 

Daniel,  I had fits with the same problem.  You must totally shut down Mumble.
For some reason Mumble takes control of the audio devices and as such
when I was trying to configure WSJT-X audio I got the same error message.
Make sure there are no lips in the system tray, right click on them and select Quit.
You can restart by clicking on the Mumble icon on the desktop but only after you
have shutdown WSJT-X.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 12:33 PM Daniel Tickell <dtickell@...> wrote:
Has anyone managed to get their IC7100 to work with wjst-x on the rig pi

Im connecting to the server via vnc, but I get error messages from wjst-x that the audio format is not supported.

I have tried all the different audio devices but I cant get it to decode.

Would love to hear if there is a trick to getting this to work.


Re: Error : rig control not stated

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Tom,

Welcome to the forum.  There are several excellent detailed guides on using the IC-7300 with RigPi in the Files section.  Please take a look at those.

If /dev/ttyUSB0 is shown in the Port list, RigPi is finding the USB cable to your radio, so you are off to a good start.  The problem is probably related to a mismatch between RigPi settings and what your radio is expecting.

When you reboot RigPi, the web server running in RigPi is shut down during the process.  That is why you see the “can’t be reached” message.  Once RigPi has finished the boot process you can reconnect to the server.

73, Howard W6HN


WSJT-X - IC-7100 USB Audio #wsjt-x #icom

Daniel Tickell
 

Has anyone managed to get their IC7100 to work with wjst-x on the rig pi

Im connecting to the server via vnc, but I get error messages from wjst-x that the audio format is not supported.

I have tried all the different audio devices but I cant get it to decode.

Would love to hear if there is a trick to getting this to work.


Re: icom Macros for IC-7000 #mem-up #mem-dn #cat #commands #icom

Mike
 

Mac,
The IC-7000 is a little special because of the removable head. You may need a 1 to 1 transformer to keep buzz from ground loops.

Just my 2c worth...
73's
Mike WA3O


Error : rig control not stated

The Muppet
 

Hello

Two weeks ago I purchased an MFJ-1345 and so far I have been experiencing problems setting it up.
I have replaced my power supply with a recommended pi raspberry one, giving 2.5A output, I changed all the leads with new ones,just in case there was a problem. When I ordered it my supplier said that the lead that I was using to run my  IC-7300 to HRD on my computer would work, it didn't. I bought  a MFJ-5813DI, the recommended lead to get the unit working. It is still refusing to connect me.
With it and using Hamlin and dummy as the model it works as it should giving me control via http://rigpi.local.
I have entered all the correct data including /dev/ttyUSB0 into both basic and  advanced settings but to no avail.  It still will not connect me. All I get is "Error: rig control not stated".
I have tried to reboot rigpi in settings but only get "This site can't be reached". 
Please could you tell me where I am going wrong.

Tom
G6LUE


Re: Connecting Icom radios to RigPi

Mac Jedi
 

Let me answer my own question as it stands so far...   Use a USB to 1/8 in mono jack into the radio and the other end to the Rigpi.  The audio will not work on the USB as the radio does not have an internal CODEC.  So the next step is trying to get the right step for audio.  So far it is said that a Signal link cable RJ45 to din 6 should work and supposedly the MFJ 1204 manual has jumper setting that should work.  With that idea I have gotten audio from radio but no squelch on the signal and no transmit yet.  Not looking good for the din 6 port.


icom Macros for IC-7000 #mem-up #mem-dn #cat #commands #icom

Mac Jedi
 

Still trying to get the audio working right on the Icom IC-7000.  Not working yet ...(Still) . but not giving up.  Until then.  It would be nice to have some macro commands such as vfo/mem and mem-up and mem-dn.  Yaesu has a manual for all of the CAT commands for the 991A and they just have to be converted to HEX but I am looking and looking for the same idea for the IC-7000 and having no luck...  Any pointers?


Re: Wanted: Step by Step Directions to Setting up a GPS dongle for time syncing a rigpi that is not connected to the internet

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

A new article on QRZ contains a tutorial for using GPS when off-grid for time keeping:

http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/off-grid-raspberry-pi-clock-ft8-wspr-js8.677177/

--Howard


Re: No Wireless Interfaces Found

Steve Sampson
 

Here's what my /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf looks like:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country=US
network={
        ssid="RigPi"
        scan_ssid=1
        psk="password"
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}

Here's what my  /etc/network/interfaces looks like:

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'

# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d




my interfaces.d directory is empty


Re: No Wireless Interfaces Found

Thomas Tumino
 

What am I checking exactly? What might have happened?

thanks again


Re: No Wireless Interfaces Found

Steve Sampson
 

Maybe check the files in:

/etc/wpa_supplicant/


Re: Murmur/mumble update on RSS

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jeff,

Only RigPi files are currently updated.  The 3rd party programs and operating system must be updated manually.  A way to update all programs is on our list for the future.

—Howard


Re: Murmur/mumble update on RSS

Jeffj51@...
 

Howard, Will these updates be installed with the next RSS release? This should be an automatic update from MFJ support shouldn’t it?


Re: Kenwood TM-V71A Working except No Audio On Transmit... Jumper Settings? #jumper #kenwood #mfj-1234

harrishelp@...
 

Maybe move SPKR to pin 4?


Re: Kenwood TM-V71A Working except No Audio On Transmit... Jumper Settings? #jumper #kenwood #mfj-1234

Jay McClellan, K8DC
 

I suggest using a voltmeter to make sure the hardware PTT line to the radio’s data connector is being driven low on transmit. Otherwise the RigPi will still key the radio with a serial command but the TM-V71 ignores audio on the data connector and transmits from its microphone instead. 


No Wireless Interfaces Found

Thomas Tumino
 

I updated the operating system and all is well except that now when I double check on the up and down arrows on the desktop I get "no wireless interfaces found"

Ethernet works ok.

Any ideas?

73,
Tom, N2YTF


Re: Remotely powering Radio/RigPi On/Off

Michael Foerster
 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 01:18 PM, Howard Nurse, W6HN wrote:
Just to follow up for anyone interested in a relay AC power switch, they are back in stock at Amazon:

Another idea that I have used quite a bit, is to modify a computer outlet strip to use an SSR similar to:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/24V-380V-40A-250V-SSR-40-DA-Solid-State-Relay-Module-3-32V-DC-To-AC/163888046797?hash=item26287d22cd:g:VcQAAOSwX7BacSxg
  I modified to outlet strip to use the SSR to activate the power and drive the input circuit directly from and Arduino or in this case, a RigPi.

I use these to power off all of my computer peripherals (monitor, speaker, etc.) when I power off my computer.  SSR is driven off the 5v of the computer.  I also, have one that is driven off the Arduino that switches DC power on my K3 power supply, speakers & rotor (the Arduino also automatically switches my antennas, following the K3).
 
--
Mike, W0IH


Kenwood TM-V71A Working except No Audio On Transmit... Jumper Settings? #jumper #kenwood #mfj-1234

Mac Jedi
 
Edited

Kenwood TM-V71A Working except No Audio On Transmit...  Jumper Settings?  So I dropped the FT-100D and redid everything for the Kenwood TM-V71A.  It is working with PTT control, Up, Dn Control and I have it sending the RX audio through Mumble and that is working but when I transmit from the web interface there is no audio being sent out of radio.  My guess is maybe I do not have the correct jumper settings on the internal 8 pin socket right.  I didn't change anything from the recommended Yaesu/Icom suggestion in the 1204 manual so I think Kenwood might be off somewhere by one pin as the PTT works, The Audio from radio to mumble works but the mumble to radio is silent.  I am using a SignaLink 6 pin din cable and so my guess is there is one pin I have incorrect and the MFJ1204 diagrams are not very clear on how to set up the Kenwood TM-V71A.

So as the jumpers stand right now, they are as the image shows:  . I am guessing my computer audio transmit is making it through to mumble server because I see my user mic icon on control computer in mumble flicker when computer mic picks up sound audio but to the radio it is not happening... so is it a problem with "mic" to pin "1"?

Hope someone has an idea..


Re: Audio input/output settings

Bruce N7XGR
 

Howard,  Continued investigation has revealed that there was
indeed corrupted file(s).  I did a complete clone of the original
image that was saved to the hard drive.  I also put away the original
card for safe keeping.  I re-imaged a new card and went through
all steps necessary to configure the setup.
I have no idea why those file(s) got corrupted.
This setup is now working on my PC as well as the cellphone via WIFI
and cell internet.
Very important all,  do a complete clone of the original for safe keeping.
Also when you have everything setup then shutdown RigPi and do a clone
of it for again safe keeping, you never know about them their Gremlins.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 9:18 PM Bruce <n7xgr1@...> wrote:
Howard,  Further into this, did this test, using the RSS only in RigPi.
Using the USB to CI-V adapter I connected to the 7300 and clicked on the
PTT next to the VFO dial. the 7300 went into transmit but it was stuck again.
I pulled the CI-V phone plug from the 7300 but it remained in the stuck transmit
condition.
RSS seems to be sending the transmit command to toggle on but when the RSS PTT
is released then RSS is not sending the unkey PTT command.
Command 1A050035 with 00=OFF or 01=ON.  Page 19-4 of the manual.
I am thinking I have a corrupt file.

Bruce  N7XGR

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 6:31 PM Bruce <n7xgr1@...> wrote:
Howard,  Thanks for the reply.  Last nite everything was working as it should.
I only used a browser or directly with the RSS on the PI and only one at a time.
Today I was using the RSS directly except for the one time I used a browser
on the phone for a test.  I turn both the WIFI and Data off on it when not in use.
I have checked for the PTT RTS and DTR and both are OFF.
I even saved all settings in the 7300 and did a full reset then reloaded all settings.
In this case it is not sluggishness but outright stuck in transmit.
I have noticed at times the PTT LED works then sometimes nothing when I PTT.
I have not figured in RSS settings to have the PTT directed to the mic jack instead
of the CI-V remote jack.  But first to solve this stuck PTT problem

Bruce  N7XGR

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 6:02 PM Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:
Hi Bruce,

PTT sluggishness is a known issue and is addressed in the next update.  However, do not leave a browser connected to RigPi on the Raspberry Pi desktop when using a browser on another device.  Also make sure the PTT RTS and DTR options in the 7300 are OFF.

--Howard