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Re: interfering 80 meterband

h.meertens9@...
 

hi howard i have disconnected all cables run the rigpi with monitor and without monitor with and without radio if the rigpi undervoltage i get a malfunction when i start the rigpi the malfunction gets worse if I connect the rigpi at a distance of about 10 meters from the flex radio, the interference is less but not gone

grt harry


Re: Feature suggestion

Steve_KE4LC
 

I humbly second the camera suggestion. It’s very comforting to see the actual real-time rig image for remote operators. This is especially true for hams transitioning from a lifetime of hands-on rig use to remote access (senior/retirement homes where antennas are impossible). If impractical to integrate the camera video within RSS, a tutorial for cam integration using another Raspberry Pi app would be great.


Thanks/73’s, Steve KE4LC


Feature suggestion

Michael Bridak
 

I've got a feature suggestion, I use a raspberry pi to control my 3d printer remotely, and it has a pi camera connected with a long ribbon cable to watch the printer.
It would be a very nice feature to have an optional live camera view of the rigs waterfall.


Receive audio dropouts if running Mumble and RSS web page at same time

ND9Bmgb@...
 

I've been plagued with receive audio dropouts which last from .5 to 3 seconds every 2 to 3 minutes. Today I accidentally discovered that my audio dropouts stop, if I close the RSS web page on my PC, and run Mumble by itself. I'm running Google Chromium and Mumble client on a Raspberry Pi 3B+. (Yes, I'm using a Raspberry Pi as a PC. But, dropouts still occur on a Windows machine.) I've tried direct ethernet cable to the route and various mumble setting to no avail. Any ideas?

Bob ND9B


WSJTX Log Entry Process?

Ron Wright - KA5LUG
 

I'm looking for the RIGPI process that listens for and post the WSJTX log entries to the RIGPI log database.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,

--Ron, KA5LUG


Re: Can't Mumble

Glenn VE9GJ
 

Glad you got it going! Have fun
73
Glenn VE9GJ


On June 13, 2020 1:40:37 PM ADT, "Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ" <Comet_Brewington@...> wrote:
Hello Howard et al,

Sent the previous email before I was finished.

Anyways, I want to thank Glenn VE9GJ, Mike WB6DJI , and Harold W5ZZT for their help.

My RigPi now works as advertised.  Woo-Hoo!

Take care and 73s,

Howard
KJ5NJ 


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:34 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Can't Mumble
 
Hello Howard et al,

Many thanks to Glenn , Mike, and Harold W5ZZT


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:56 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: [RigPi] Can't Mumble
 

Hi Howard et al,


I recently purchased a RigPi for my ICom-7600.  So, I’m now able to connect to my radio with a laptop via the internet.  Unfortunately, I’m unable to get Mumble working.  When I boot-up RigPi, I see on RigPi’s monitor that Mumble starts and connects successfully.  When I try to connect with Mumble from my laptop, though, I get the return: “Connecting To Server rigpi.local, Connected, Server Connection Rejected, Wrong Password.”


Actually, Mumble never asks for my password; it only asks for my username.  I’ve probably made a setup mistake somewhere but need help now.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  


Thanks and 73s,


Howard 

KJ5NJ

New Mexico



New file uploaded to RigPi@groups.io

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

Hello,

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

Uploaded By: Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...>

Description:
Download and Install Help for RigPi Image from MFJ

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Re: Can't Mumble

Michael Aust
 

Enjoy your RigPi !
Glad to help
Mike
WB6DJI 




On Jun 13, 2020, at 9:40 AM, Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...> wrote:


Hello Howard et al,

Sent the previous email before I was finished.

Anyways, I want to thank Glenn VE9GJ, Mike WB6DJI , and Harold W5ZZT for their help.

My RigPi now works as advertised.  Woo-Hoo!

Take care and 73s,

Howard
KJ5NJ 


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:34 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Can't Mumble
 
Hello Howard et al,

Many thanks to Glenn , Mike, and Harold W5ZZT


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:56 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: [RigPi] Can't Mumble
 

Hi Howard et al,


I recently purchased a RigPi for my ICom-7600.  So, I’m now able to connect to my radio with a laptop via the internet.  Unfortunately, I’m unable to get Mumble working.  When I boot-up RigPi, I see on RigPi’s monitor that Mumble starts and connects successfully.  When I try to connect with Mumble from my laptop, though, I get the return: “Connecting To Server rigpi.local, Connected, Server Connection Rejected, Wrong Password.”


Actually, Mumble never asks for my password; it only asks for my username.  I’ve probably made a setup mistake somewhere but need help now.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  


Thanks and 73s,


Howard 

KJ5NJ

New Mexico



Re: Can't Mumble

Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
 

Hello Howard et al,

Sent the previous email before I was finished.

Anyways, I want to thank Glenn VE9GJ, Mike WB6DJI , and Harold W5ZZT for their help.

My RigPi now works as advertised.  Woo-Hoo!

Take care and 73s,

Howard
KJ5NJ 


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:34 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Can't Mumble
 
Hello Howard et al,

Many thanks to Glenn , Mike, and Harold W5ZZT


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:56 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: [RigPi] Can't Mumble
 

Hi Howard et al,


I recently purchased a RigPi for my ICom-7600.  So, I’m now able to connect to my radio with a laptop via the internet.  Unfortunately, I’m unable to get Mumble working.  When I boot-up RigPi, I see on RigPi’s monitor that Mumble starts and connects successfully.  When I try to connect with Mumble from my laptop, though, I get the return: “Connecting To Server rigpi.local, Connected, Server Connection Rejected, Wrong Password.”


Actually, Mumble never asks for my password; it only asks for my username.  I’ve probably made a setup mistake somewhere but need help now.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  


Thanks and 73s,


Howard 

KJ5NJ

New Mexico



Re: Can't Mumble

Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
 

Hello Howard et al,

Many thanks to Glenn , Mike, and Harold W5ZZT


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Brewington, KJ5NJ <Comet_Brewington@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:56 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: [RigPi] Can't Mumble
 

Hi Howard et al,


I recently purchased a RigPi for my ICom-7600.  So, I’m now able to connect to my radio with a laptop via the internet.  Unfortunately, I’m unable to get Mumble working.  When I boot-up RigPi, I see on RigPi’s monitor that Mumble starts and connects successfully.  When I try to connect with Mumble from my laptop, though, I get the return: “Connecting To Server rigpi.local, Connected, Server Connection Rejected, Wrong Password.”


Actually, Mumble never asks for my password; it only asks for my username.  I’ve probably made a setup mistake somewhere but need help now.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  


Thanks and 73s,


Howard 

KJ5NJ

New Mexico



Re: RigPi Image available for download from MFJ

gpabon757
 

Hi Howard,

Could you post the release notes for 1.05?  

Thanks,

George


Re: interfering 80 meterband

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Harry,

Several users have reported noise problems from an HDMI cable connected to the Raspberry Pi.  If you have a monitor connected, try disconnecting the cable.  You can disconnect other cables to test, including the Ethernet cable.

—Howard


Re: interfering 80 meterband

Perry Ogletree
 

Ferrites are our friends... wrap your I/O and power cables through Type 43 or 77 ferrite cores. The "computer" type ferrites are usually only good for VHF and up suppression.

Perry K4PWO

-----Original Message-----
From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of h.meertens9 via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:51 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] interfering 80 meterband

Hi Steve
Thanks again for the info
if the rigpi is completely off, the power of the rigpi is normally connected to the mains, I have no malfunction as soon as the rigpi is switched on, the malfunction starts

if the rigipi is not started up but is under voltage, the interference is less


-----Original Message-----
From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve_KE4LC
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:32 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] interfering 80 meterband

Hi Harry, Maybe it’s the power supply? I discovered that the inexpensive wall plug-in 5V DC power supplies typically sold to power Raspberry Pi’s are electrically very noisy. Most don’t have toroidal protection and have a noisy design in general. They adversely affect my system background noise level, even when good rig/equipment grounding practices are followed. I have multiple Pi’s in my shack doing different tasks. I greatly reduced the noise problem by buying a more robust, metal chassis 5 VDC supply that has a ground connection. I then bus out the 5V as needed. Lambda is a good brand that I have used for years. By the way, I had the same problem with an inexpensive off-brand laptop PC plug-in power supply. It had toroid RF protection - or so I thought. Before It went to the trash, hearing about scams, I cut open the “toroid”. It was nothing but plastic! Beware of low-cost Amazon stuff! I replaced it with an original equipment supply and no more noise!

Thanks/73’s - Steve, KE4LC


Re: interfering 80 meterband

h.meertens9@...
 

Hi Steve
Thanks again for the info
if the rigpi is completely off, the power of the rigpi
is normally connected to the mains, I have no malfunction as soon as the rigpi is switched on, the malfunction starts

if the rigipi is not started up but is under voltage, the interference is less

-----Original Message-----
From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve_KE4LC
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 5:32 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] interfering 80 meterband

Hi Harry, Maybe it’s the power supply? I discovered that the inexpensive wall plug-in 5V DC power supplies typically sold to power Raspberry Pi’s are electrically very noisy. Most don’t have toroidal protection and have a noisy design in general. They adversely affect my system background noise level, even when good rig/equipment grounding practices are followed. I have multiple Pi’s in my shack doing different tasks. I greatly reduced the noise problem by buying a more robust, metal chassis 5 VDC supply that has a ground connection. I then bus out the 5V as needed. Lambda is a good brand that I have used for years. By the way, I had the same problem with an inexpensive off-brand laptop PC plug-in power supply. It had toroid RF protection - or so I thought. Before It went to the trash, hearing about scams, I cut open the “toroid”. It was nothing but plastic! Beware of low-cost Amazon stuff! I replaced it with an original equipment supply and no more noise!

Thanks/73’s - Steve, KE4LC


Re: interfering 80 meterband

Steve_KE4LC
 

Hi Harry, Maybe it’s the power supply? I discovered that the inexpensive wall plug-in 5V DC power supplies typically sold to power Raspberry Pi’s are electrically very noisy. Most don’t have toroidal protection and have a noisy design in general. They adversely affect my system background noise level, even when good rig/equipment grounding practices are followed. I have multiple Pi’s in my shack doing different tasks. I greatly reduced the noise problem by buying a more robust, metal chassis 5 VDC supply that has a ground connection. I then bus out the 5V as needed. Lambda is a good brand that I have used for years. By the way, I had the same problem with an inexpensive off-brand laptop PC plug-in power supply. It had toroid RF protection - or so I thought. Before It went to the trash, hearing about scams, I cut open the “toroid”. It was nothing but plastic! Beware of low-cost Amazon stuff! I replaced it with an original equipment supply and no more noise!

Thanks/73’s - Steve, KE4LC


interfering 80 meterband

h.meertens9@...
 

Hello
I have a problem, my rigpi is interfering with the 80 meter band of my flex radio 6400
if I put the rigpi further in the house, the interference will decrease, but there is no listening to the 80 meter band
there is someone who also has experience with this

grt harry


Re: RigPi Image available for download from MFJ

Karl Heinz Kremer
 

Thanks Howard. I guess I’ll wait until next week ;)


Re: RigPi Image available for download from MFJ

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Thanks, Karl.  We'll post information about that next week.  I agree that we need to have a way to handle recent purchases.

--Howard


Re: RigPi Image available for download from MFJ

Karl Heinz Kremer
 

Usually when you buy software after the new release was announced, you get the upgrade for free. Does this apply here as well? Meaning, when I pay for the download of version 1.05 today, will there be a free upgrade to v2? 

Thanks, 

Karl Heinz - K5KHK


RigPi Image available for download from MFJ

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

RigPi, version 1.05 (the current production version), is now available for download from the MFJ web site.  The price for the download is $29.95.  This is the same software contained on the RigPi microSD card.  If you already have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and don't need the Keyer or Audio boards, the download is a perfect way to get started with RigPi.

 
The RigPi image is a large file, nearly 5GB in size.  If you have a slow Internet connection, the microSD card may be a better way to go.  The RigPi microSD card is available from MFJ for $49.95.

Instructions for installing the RigPi image are contained in the download.  Download the zipped file and unzip on a PC.  You will see pdf and html versions of installation help.  The Download Help file is also available in the File section:

This image will NOT run on a Raspberry Pi 4 or later computer.  It uses the Raspbian Stretch operating system which is not compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4.  RigPI 2 will be released soon that uses the Buster operating system which will run on a Raspberry Pi 4.  RigPi 2 will also be available for download from MFJ.  Once RigPi 2 is launched my plan is to provide the RigPi software on Github.  A full image will not be available, only the RigPi server will be on Github.

73, Howard W6HN

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