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Re: New file uploaded to RigPi@groups.io

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

The Hamlib radio and rotor lists may not contain a radio/rotor you are using, but there is probably an equivalent radio.  For example, the FTdx3000 is not in the list, but the equivalent (for control purposes) FTdx5000 is. 

In RigPi's Radio settings you can create any name you like for a particular radio.  For example, even though the FTdx5000 library is in use, you can name that radio FTDx3000.  The radio name identifies a radio in RigPi. If you have two K3s radios, you could name one K3s-1 and the other K3s-2 to keep them separate.

73, Howard W6HN


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 a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the RigPi@groups.io group.

File: RigPi.chm

Uploaded By: Howard Nurse

Description:
RigPi 1.0 Help, HTML format (chm)

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/RigPi.chm

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


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 a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the RigPi@groups.io group.

File: RigPi.pdf

Uploaded By: Howard Nurse

Description:
RigPi 1.0 Help, PDF Format

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/RigPi.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


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 a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the RigPi@groups.io group.

File: RigPi Schematics.pdf

Uploaded By: Howard Nurse

Description:
RigPi Audio and Keyer Schematics

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/RigPi%20Schematics.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


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 a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the RigPi@groups.io group.

File: Hamlib Rotor List 5-7-19.pdf

Uploaded By: Howard Nurse

Description:
Hamlib 3.3 Supported Rotors

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/Hamlib%20Rotor%20List%205-7-19.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


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 a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the RigPi@groups.io group.

File: Hamlib Radio List 5-7-19.pdf

Uploaded By: Howard Nurse

Description:
Hamlib 3.3 Supported Radios

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/Hamlib%20Radio%20List%205-7-19.pdf

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Re: Winlink Support

Don Coker
 

Thanks Howard. If your welcoming input and considering it, good by me !

 

73

Don

KM6TRZ

 

From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Nurse
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:38 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Winlink Support

 

Hi Don,

Welcome to the RigPi forum!

The prospect of using RigPi for emergency communications is of much interest to myself and others.  Note mentions on the RigPi.net site. I suspect we've only touched on the potential of RigPi with this first release, and we will be carefully watching for suggestions and ideas as the number of RigPi users increases.

I've spent some time looking at Winlink, and don't see any reason why it and similar programs can't be added.  Since it is so easy for users to add their own programs and to customize the software, I hope we can encourage others to help with showing how to do it.

Thanks for the input!  I hope my answer isn't too vague, but all suggestions at this point are welcome!

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Winlink Support

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Don,

Welcome to the RigPi forum!

The prospect of using RigPi for emergency communications is of much interest to myself and others.  Note mentions on the RigPi.net site. I suspect we've only touched on the potential of RigPi with this first release, and we will be carefully watching for suggestions and ideas as the number of RigPi users increases.

I've spent some time looking at Winlink, and don't see any reason why it and similar programs can't be added.  Since it is so easy for users to add their own programs and to customize the software, I hope we can encourage others to help with showing how to do it.

Thanks for the input!  I hope my answer isn't too vague, but all suggestions at this point are welcome!

73, Howard W6HN


Winlink Support

Don Coker
 

Sorry to be asking for new features already for what is already an impressive new product offering. Any thoughts on including PAT (or whatever choice is appropriate) for Winlink support ? 

73
Don
KM6TRZ


Re: When will a manual be available for download?

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Papi, welcome to the Forum!

RigPi can use an Ethernet connection or a Wi-Fi connection.   RigPi has a dual-band radio for Wi-Fi.

The only Internet bandwidth restriction will have to do with the VoIP client on a remote computer.  The bandwidth requirement can be reduced if necessary through settings in the Mumble VoIP programs on RigPi.

The complete RigPi manual is available on the RigPi site: https://rigpi.net/help.  In the Quick Setup Guide in Help you will see a link to a PDF version of the manual that can be downloaded.  (RigPi Help is also included in RigPi.)  You can also see an introductory video by clicking the link on RigPi.net.

RigPi uses the Hamlib library for rig and rotor control, widely used by many programs.  It does support the FTdx-3000.

Thanks for asking good questions!

73, Howard W6HN


When will a manual be available for download?

Papi <papiflaps@...>
 

Looking forward to [probably] spending some serious cash at Huntsville thanks to Rigpi. LOL Meanwhile, I would like to see more info from MFJ about operating, system interconnects, etc. 

Questions:
(1) Will there be a wireless version available (wireless to modem)?
(2) What is minimum required speed for Internet connection?
(3) Will there be a manual available on MFJ website as usual for other products?
(4) Will Rigpi work with FTdx-3000? (It uses a different protocol than the mobile Yaesus)?
Thanks!


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

Michael Young
 

Ok, Good Luck!  They have been very popular!

73
Mike
WB8CXO

On May 6, 2019, at 2:43 PM, Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:

Thank Mike.  I’ll try as soon as I get mine.  I ordered on the first day it went up for sale on the MFJ website so hopefully it will be here soon.


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

Manuel Maseda
 

Thank Mike.  I’ll try as soon as I get mine.  I ordered on the first day it went up for sale on the MFJ website so hopefully it will be here soon.


Re: RigPi Image

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Art,

Thanks for the heads up, I've asked MFJ.

--Howard


Re: RigPi Image

art upton
 

Is this the correct link for the OS Image?
https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=334-SD16GB


Confused as to why there is an OS Firmware offering at a higher price?
https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1234SD

Art K8XG


Re: IC-7100 radio hookup

Michael Young
 

Manuel,

RigPi testers have successfully connected the IC-7300 and IC-7610 just using the USB connection between the radio and the RigPi.  These ICOM radios (and many others) have built in sound cards that are available via USB.  The IC-7100 also has a built in sound card that is accessible via USB.  So IN THEORY it should work.  Here's a link to a great online reference on how to do this to many ICOM radios that have built in USB sound cards.    http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/ConnectingIcom72007600

And here's an excerp from that document:
  • to configure your IC-7100 to accept audio from the USB interface, decide whether your digital mode operation will employ Data mode or not. Then open the transceiver's SET MODE menu and

    • set the Connectors (DATA OFF MOD) or Connectors (DATA MOD) to USB, as shown on page 1-18 of the IC-7100 Advanced Instruction Manual

    • set the Connectors (USB MOD Level) to 50% (you can increase or decrease this later to adjust the audio drive level)

    • set the Connectors (ACC/USB AF Level) to 50% (you can increase or decrease this later to adjust the density of the waterfall display)



I have an Elad FDM-DUO that I have interfaced to the RigPi just using USB.   So for the moment you can try it with what we know now.  Many of us in the group will help.

73
Mike
WB8CXO


Re: RigPi the Movie

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

You can see RigPi Help at https://rigpi.net/help.  It has a Quick Start Guide plus lots of info on using RigPi.

Most radios that have a rear panel connector for audio are designed to use it for digital modes. Sometimes you have to make a radio menu change to allow SSB.  They also often have a PTT input that switches audio input from the mic to the rear panel.  That said, sometimes using the mic input is more straightforward.  I’ll encourage any Beta testers who have had more experience with interfacing Icom radios to chime in here.

—Howard


Re: RigPi the Movie

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

I understand your frustration!  I’ll pass your concerns on to the folks at MFJ.  Thanks for your input.

We’ll look forward to a report from you if RigPi is part of it.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: RigPi the Movie

A Kiddoo <kt0tt.ham@...>
 

I placed my MFJ order a week ago. Called them after receiving backorder email. They said 3 week delay. I shared my displeasure that availability is not stated on website. Should be first in first out- make the hamvention people wait.

Planning on working remote for field day from multiple locations.


On May 4, 2019, at 11:58 AM, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Yes, MFJ is currently taking orders (as well as Gigaparts, HRO and others).  I understand the first production run is sold out, but they may have a few at the Hamvention.  (I’ll be there!) Shipping starts soon.
 
--Howard
 
From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Kurt Lautenschlager
Sent: Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:48 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] RigPi the Movie
 

Ok sounds great ... one more question is MFJ currently selling the 1234 or is there a release date,  would like to get my hands on one,  setting up a remote shack,  currently using remoterig 

Kurt Lautenschlager 
W1WAA 


On May 4, 2019, at 09:43, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Kurt,

Sometimes the automated replies don't get through.  I'll send your QSXer account info via email.  Thanks for checking!

73, Howard W6HN 



Re: RigPi the Movie

Kurt Lautenschlager
 

Ok cool,  I guess I will get my name on a list !!!! Question:  I have been trying to find the setup instructions?  Do you know if they are on line or where I could find them?

I will be using an ic706 for the remote unit which cable would you recommend the 13pin or the microphone jack pin ?


Kurt Lautenschlager
W1WWA

On May 4, 2019, at 09:58, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Yes, MFJ is currently taking orders (as well as Gigaparts, HRO and others).  I understand the first production run is sold out, but they may have a few at the Hamvention.  (I’ll be there!) Shipping starts soon.

 

--Howard

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Kurt Lautenschlager
Sent: Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:48 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] RigPi the Movie

 

Ok sounds great ... one more question is MFJ currently selling the 1234 or is there a release date,  would like to get my hands on one,  setting up a remote shack,  currently using remoterig 

Kurt Lautenschlager 

W1WAA 


On May 4, 2019, at 09:43, Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Kurt,

Sometimes the automated replies don't get through.  I'll send your QSXer account info via email.  Thanks for checking!

73, Howard W6HN

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