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Re: "Username Must Be Unique" Problem

Rico Abagnale, DG5BQ <rico@...>
 

Thank you, Howard.

It worked just fine.

73,
Rico


Re: Power failure

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

If it is necessary to get a new card and the replacement isn't covered under MFJ warranty, you can download a new image from the MFJ web site for lower cost than a new card.

--Howard


Re: "Username Must Be Unique" Problem

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Rico,

If you are unable to add additional accounts, you can do so manually.  Start phpMyAdmin from the Raspberry Pi Programming menu.  Username is root and password is 7388.  Open the Users table in the station database.  Click Copy in the first record and the Insert window opens.  Enter the next higher uID and unique Username.  Save (click Go at the bottom), and you will have a new account.

--Howard


Re: Power failure

Bruce N7XGR
 

Jim, Skip,  I believe that some files on the card are corrupted because of the power loss.
It is best to contact MFJ for a replacement card and start all over from scratch unfortunately.
When Skip get the new card he should clone the card onto another B4 B4 B4 (emphasized)
he does any settings changes.  Just get a USB card reader/writer and some 32 gig cards
and clone the original onto at least 1 card.  There is a clone utility built into the PI's OS
that makes this easy.  After cloning put the original card away and only use the cloned card.
After all settings are done and B4 B4 B4 any passwords are changed, do another clone.
Put the B4 password card away with the original but label them accordingly.
Now with this other cloned card he can now change the password, when all done and
everything is working just fine and you guessed it, DO ANOTHER CLONE.
Every step along you have clones to fall back on, which means if a problem arises
like this one all he has to do is to put the previous card in and do a new clone
This will save a ton of time and frustration, backup to a backup to a backup.
The instructions are very lacking in this respect that came with the unit.
Use the corrupted card for the clone job then use this card keeping the other card
for safekeeping.

Bruce  N7XGR




On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 4:01 PM Jim Yuen <jimyuen808@...> wrote:
Aloha Skip,

1. If your monitor tests okay, then either the Raspberry Pi HDMI connection is bad (power damage?) or the Raspbian Linux is corrupted.

2. The RigPi (RSS) app consists of a series of HTML programs residing on the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is the web server that processes your RigPi app which is why you can connect. So obviously the Raspberry software is working enough to allow you to connect.

3.When VNC rejects your login, it may be your login/password is wrong or corrupted. Try the default "pi" and "7388".. You can possibly download and re-install VNC on the RPi but I've never tried that myself.

It's hard to say whether the board or the software is corrupted. If you can borrow a copy of the software from a nearby ham to test vs your copy.  p.s. making a copy of the software on a spare SD card is a good backup.

I'm not an expert on this stuff as I've only worked with it since March for my club, but I've had my share of problems. Good Luck.

73. Jim WH6GS



On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 10:26 AM Skip Merrill <ks4q.skip@...> wrote:
Hi Jim,
When I log on to the RSS using a computer on the same network I am using a different monitor. At the time of the failure I had a different monitor connected directly to the rigpi HMDI port and I have since checked both the monitor and cable, they are ok. The power wasn't off long so the RSS retained the same IP and that is what I am using to access the rigpi software which still works. I don't understand how the rigpi could be working without the Raspberry software working. When I try to log on using VNC I get a logon rejected message. I am beginning to agree that the memory card is corrupt.

Thanks,
Skip, KS4Q


Re: Power failure

Jim Yuen
 

Aloha Skip,

1. If your monitor tests okay, then either the Raspberry Pi HDMI connection is bad (power damage?) or the Raspbian Linux is corrupted.

2. The RigPi (RSS) app consists of a series of HTML programs residing on the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is the web server that processes your RigPi app which is why you can connect. So obviously the Raspberry software is working enough to allow you to connect.

3.When VNC rejects your login, it may be your login/password is wrong or corrupted. Try the default "pi" and "7388".. You can possibly download and re-install VNC on the RPi but I've never tried that myself.

It's hard to say whether the board or the software is corrupted. If you can borrow a copy of the software from a nearby ham to test vs your copy.  p.s. making a copy of the software on a spare SD card is a good backup.

I'm not an expert on this stuff as I've only worked with it since March for my club, but I've had my share of problems. Good Luck.

73. Jim WH6GS



On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 10:26 AM Skip Merrill <ks4q.skip@...> wrote:
Hi Jim,
When I log on to the RSS using a computer on the same network I am using a different monitor. At the time of the failure I had a different monitor connected directly to the rigpi HMDI port and I have since checked both the monitor and cable, they are ok. The power wasn't off long so the RSS retained the same IP and that is what I am using to access the rigpi software which still works. I don't understand how the rigpi could be working without the Raspberry software working. When I try to log on using VNC I get a logon rejected message. I am beginning to agree that the memory card is corrupt.

Thanks,
Skip, KS4Q


Re: "Username Must Be Unique" Problem

Rico Abagnale, DG5BQ <rico@...>
 

Hi, 
I have just the same problem. Any suggestions?

73,
Rico


Re: Macro to set Squelch level at Yaesu FT-991 #ft-991a #macros #yaesu

Christophe de
 

Works verry well.  Now just 1 button for switching between RX/TX.  And when i push the new button , after talking i can use the original PTT button on top of the screen  to unlock PTT. ;)

Thanks Steve

73's
Christophe


Re: Macro to set Squelch level at Yaesu FT-991 #ft-991a #macros #yaesu

Steve_KE4LC
 

!T/R is actually a Hamlib command, not a pass-through (*OW) command.  Its button equivalent would be your mic’s PTT button.  Its use activates a string of several rig-specific commands to do the PTT switching.  It does not need a semi-colon terminator at the end.  Try it!  😃. 74, Steve


Re: Macro to set Squelch level at Yaesu FT-991 #ft-991a #macros #yaesu

Christophe de
 

Hi Steve,

I think an ft-991 doesn't have a T / R button. I haven't found it yet.  :) 
I search further. I am also looking forward to the new rigpi. Especially for connecting the icom ic-9700

73's

Christophe


Re: Macro to set Squelch level at Yaesu FT-991 #ft-991a #macros #yaesu

Steve_KE4LC
 

Hi Christophe - good to hear from you.

I just checked.  Your MX command syntax is correct for the FT991a.  Not sure why it is hanging up.  

For the PTT task, did you also try the direct command !T/R  ?  That is a toggle button, so it takes one mouse click to activate PTT, click to deactivate.  On my FT450D, it works very well.  Does !T/R still cause the PTT lock-up, or does it smoothly turn on/off?  That would be a good test..

Macro programming is a very powerful tool to customize RSS.  Done correctly, you almost feel like you are physically sitting in front of the rig - not remote!  Being able to program macros greatly improves the operator experience, however, the need to do hexadecimal conversion is an impediment.  Luckily it’s required use will disappear, I am told, in the next version of RSS.  It’s another good update to look forward to!

One thing.  A follow up to your last question about the non-functional placeholder zero after many Yaesu macro commands.  I’ve been doing a lot of macros lately for the more complex FTDx101MD.  It uses the digit we call a placeholder for switching from MAIN to SUB channels.  We don’t have that on our radios, so I think Yaesu does it to keep macro command structure as consistent as possible across all of their product line.   That is a good thing, but admittedly, sometimes a pain for us!

73, Steve KE4LC 

 


Re: Macro to set Squelch level at Yaesu FT-991 #ft-991a #macros #yaesu

Christophe de
 

Ok now i have made 2 buttons so you don't need to push continu the PTT button:

PTT ON ( mox on )  *0w \0x4d\0x58\0x31\0x3b
PTT OFF ( mox off )*0w \0x4d\0x58\0x30\0x3b

But sometimes when i touch the PTT OFF button the transceiver still stay on TX ??

Christophe 


Re: Power failure

Skip Merrill
 

Hi Jim,
When I log on to the RSS using a computer on the same network I am using a different monitor. At the time of the failure I had a different monitor connected directly to the rigpi HMDI port and I have since checked both the monitor and cable, they are ok. The power wasn't off long so the RSS retained the same IP and that is what I am using to access the rigpi software which still works. I don't understand how the rigpi could be working without the Raspberry software working. When I try to log on using VNC I get a logon rejected message. I am beginning to agree that the memory card is corrupt.

Thanks,
Skip, KS4Q


Re: Yaesu 450D to RIGPI- TX audio out to Mic input audio FIX #audio

Jim Yuen
 

Aloha Steve,

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad to be of service in getting your Dad on the air again. All my comments are "open source". If it's of  any help to others, by all means please pass it along. Howard and others have helped me when I was struggling with RSS for which I am extremely grateful.

73, Jim WH6GS

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 7:35 AM Steve_KE4LC <sfwright101@...> wrote:
Hi Jim - Late on my reply, but I just wanted to get back to you to say your recommended fix for routing RigPi TX output to the Yaesu FT-450D RJ45 mic connection worked great.   Nice, processed voice signal, right in the middle/normal range for mic gain.   Thank you again for your help and circuit recommendation.   Greatly appreciated by my 93 year old Dad using my station remotely from his apartment 600 miles away.   With your permission, and of course crediting to you, I would like to recommend it to others in the same situation.  

Our MFJ friends market the Yaesu 6 pin data port cable as "the solution" for audio.  Sure, it works great in 1's and 0's digital modes, but its use effectively bypasses the SSB-critical audio signal processing (compression, equalization and gain) that is processed via mic input.  Looking at the FT-450D service manual,  the schematics confirm it. I wonder how many hams without USB audio ports have given up on RigPi SSB voice communication after being unable to get their audio right on raw data port connections.   MFJ should offer a mic to RigPi TX Input cable option as well.

Thanks/73,  Steve KE4LC


Loss of admin level

Lon Lease
 

Hello,
  I had a fully working product until a power failure today.  Then could not connect VNC to RigPi.  Changed the admin password and now can only log directly into server screen but no accounts are now listed.  Can I reset this account or do I need to reload?  Must I purchase another license of software to repair this?  Thanks. I do like the product.  Lml


Re: Yaesu 450D to RIGPI- TX audio out to Mic input audio FIX #audio

Steve_KE4LC
 

Hi Jim - Late on my reply, but I just wanted to get back to you to say your recommended fix for routing RigPi TX output to the Yaesu FT-450D RJ45 mic connection worked great.   Nice, processed voice signal, right in the middle/normal range for mic gain.   Thank you again for your help and circuit recommendation.   Greatly appreciated by my 93 year old Dad using my station remotely from his apartment 600 miles away.   With your permission, and of course crediting to you, I would like to recommend it to others in the same situation.  

Our MFJ friends market the Yaesu 6 pin data port cable as "the solution" for audio.  Sure, it works great in 1's and 0's digital modes, but its use effectively bypasses the SSB-critical audio signal processing (compression, equalization and gain) that is processed via mic input.  Looking at the FT-450D service manual,  the schematics confirm it. I wonder how many hams without USB audio ports have given up on RigPi SSB voice communication after being unable to get their audio right on raw data port connections.   MFJ should offer a mic to RigPi TX Input cable option as well.

Thanks/73,  Steve KE4LC


Re: Power failure

Jim Yuen
 

Aloha Skip,

Some COMMENTS.
1. "When I boot up I have no video to the monitor.". Does it mean you have a monitor directly connected to the Raspberry Pi (RPi)? If so, check your monitor. If it's okay then maybe your RPI HDMI is not working.

2. if you can connect on the same local network and it's working, it's likely nothing is wrong with the RSS. 

3. Check your external (WAN) IP address which may have changed during the power outage. 

4. If you're using a DDNS, check your  IP address there for validity.

5. To  check the RPI, log in locally with VNC. You should see the RPi desktop. Do this first on a locally-connected PC. Then try it again using the remote connection (i.e. the remote IP address or the DDNS address).

Hope this helps.

73,

Jim WH6GS

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 7:04 AM Skip Merrill <ks4q.skip@...> wrote:
Thanks Perry, my first post.

I had a power failure in the shack while using Rigpi and now have the following problems. When I boot up I have no video to the monitor. I can log on the RSS using another computer on the same net and Rigpi appears to be operating correctly. I can not log on remotely. When the Rigpi screens are up there are no indications that the Raspberry pi screen is running, no toolbars, no header or any way I can see to get to the Raspberry pi home screen. Shutting down Rigpi with setting just leaves a blank browser screen. Power loss may have corrupted memory. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Power failure

Skip Merrill
 

Thanks Perry, my first post.

I had a power failure in the shack while using Rigpi and now have the following problems. When I boot up I have no video to the monitor. I can log on the RSS using another computer on the same net and Rigpi appears to be operating correctly. I can not log on remotely. When the Rigpi screens are up there are no indications that the Raspberry pi screen is running, no toolbars, no header or any way I can see to get to the Raspberry pi home screen. Shutting down Rigpi with setting just leaves a blank browser screen. Power loss may have corrupted memory. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


keyer board

kb1jfq@yahoo.com
 

Hello, I was wondering since the keyer board can be used with a keyboard, does the rigpi offer a de-coder as well? I have not yet purchased my RigPi but curios because I'm not strong at CW but would love to use a keyboard/de-coder setup built in. Thanks for information. 73 KB1JFQ


Re: Login

B J
 

Ok I recieved my new rigpi sd card this afternoon, I managed to login put the radio info in but for some reason it will not connect to my kenwood ts2000 is there someone who can walk me through it? I'd appreciate any help thanks 73 Bill.


On Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 5:45 PM B J via groups.io <bdjones64=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks everyone for all your help, I've tried all the suggestions and it looks like something happened to the card probably with all the different things I tried to do myself. Once when I get the new card I'll make a clone of it.

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 3:28 PM p c <caffrey9@...> wrote:
Sure see what happens 

I had to get a new ISO from MFJ when that happened to me

K5PDC

On Jul 18, 2020, at 09:31, B J <bdjones64@...> wrote:


Can I try that in the initial login admin then 7388?

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 12:30 PM p c <caffrey9@...> wrote:
That’s not good

Try 7388

K5PDC

On Jul 18, 2020, at 09:03, B J <bdjones64@...> wrote:


Hi yes I have scoured the group and tried what I have found and still no dice, so I got so frustrated I just ordered another os sd card Now I just have to wait for it to come in.

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 11:57 AM Glenn VE9GJ <ve9gj@...> wrote:
Hi Bill
Have a look at Howard's post
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/message/6271
There are other posts explaing thw procedure also.
Any problem just ask!
73
Glenn VE9GJ

On July 18, 2020 9:40:23 AM ADT, B J <bdjones64@...> wrote:
Hi I purchased a used rigpi1234, and when I try to login to set everything up I typed admin for username, password blank push enter and it comes back try again. Can someone please guide me through this issue if I can reset it to orginal I will if somebody can step me through it.              Thanks Bill.


Re: Different Log

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi James,

In addition to Rob's suggestions, a free virtual port program, RigPi Hub for Windows, can be downloaded from https://rigpi.net.  RigPi Hub provides a way to control RigPi from most Windows logging programs.  Main and sub frequency, split, mode and S-meter are supported.  The program includes a Help file with details on how to use it.

73, Howard W6HN

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