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Re: Putting Together the Pieces... #rsp1 #rigpi #ic-7300 #panadapter #sdruno

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hi Ron, 
Interesting. 
How do you connect SDR-Play to Raspberry Pi 4? 

Thanks in advance, 

Regards from Loic, SM5VFE


Putting Together the Pieces... #rsp1 #rigpi #ic-7300 #panadapter #sdruno

Ron Wright - KA5LUG
 

I've been working for a while to find the combination of equipment and software that would produce the remote experience I was imagining without putting out the big dollars on a Flex.  I'm getting close.  All of my equipment sits out back in a shack known as "The Hut".  During the heat of the Louisiana Summer and the occasional cold snap during the winter, it can be nice to operate from the house as well.

I recently replaced the FT-857D with a new Icom 7300.  The FT857 has been a great radio and I plan to keep it around for VHF/UHF but wow, the 7300's receiver is so much quieter.  I added the PTRX-7300 panadapter board.  It's a super easy install and well worth the investment.  I'm an SDR junkie and have amassed a pretty good collection.  I dedicated an original SDRPLAY RSP1 to connect to the PTRX-7300.

Everything plugs into the RIGPI - Both the 7300 and RSP1.  I'm running RSP_TCP on the PI to stream the SDR data back to SDRUNO on the PC.  You must use the ExtIO version of SDRUNO.  So, how does the control work?  RIGPI hub running on the PC makes the connection to the PI and provides a connection to a com port.  Omnirig is configured to use this com port and for Kenwood emulation.  SDRUNO natively supports bidirectional control via omnirig.  SDRUNO will even key the rig with a press of the 'T' key.   PI is a PI4 with 4gb RAM and running from an SSD attached to a USB3 Port.  CPU is at 40% with everything running - memory usage is 416mb.

I'm still playing but like I said, I'm getting close.

--Ron, KA5LUG



Full resolution Image of the setup is here:  https://groups.io/g/RigPi/photo/252862/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0  



Re: Mumble, last release compiled from source #mumble

Steve_KE4LC
 

This is really useful.  Thank you!  I am interested in commenting out and recompiling their 3rd party noise cancellation/AGC routine calls that cancel out low level CW signals, scoring/treating them like noise.  That is the one sore point I have with Murmor and Mumble..  Other than that, it works well. 

73,  Steve KE4LC 


Re: RigPi Murmur

Mark Schroeder, W7KHZ
 

Thank you!

-73’s Mark Schroeder, W7KHZ-🇺🇸

On Oct 24, 2020, at 2:13 PM, js.slave via groups.io <js.slave@...> wrote:

Use

sudo dpkg-reconfigure mumble-server
and select autostart


Re: RigPi Murmur

js.slave
 

Use

sudo dpkg-reconfigure mumble-server
and select autostart


Re: Mumble, last release compiled from source #mumble

js.slave
 
Edited

Hi all,
please find at the following link the step by step procedure to compile and install last version of Mumble on the RPi
https://www.pianetaradio.it/blog/mumble-su-raspberry-pi/
On the top right side choose the language translation of your preference.

Any suggestion and comment will be appreciated.


Best 73


CommCat/CommCat Mobile

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

After 20 years developing and supporting CommCat and 10 years for CommCat Mobile, I've decided to pull the plug on both.  If you have installed CommCat Mobile you can continue to use it with RigPi, but it is no longer available on the App store.  I will continue to support CommCat through May 1, 2021.

It has been fun!  

RigPi work will continue on full blast!

73, Howard W6HN


More ICOM Macros #ic-7300 #ic-7610

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

THESE WORK ON MY IC-7610. HOPE THEY WORK ON OTHER ICOMS TOO.


For adjusting the brightness levels of the rigs waterfall without lowering/raising the signal:
 
REFERENCE LEVEL -0 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x00\0X00\0x01\0xFD
 
REFERENCE LEVEL -5 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x05\0X00\0x01\0xFD
 
REFERENCE LEVEL -10 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x10\0X00\0x01\0xFD
 
REFERENCE LEVEL -15 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x15\0X00\0x01\0xFD
 
REFERENCE LEVEL -20 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x20\0X00\0x01\0xFD
 
REFERENCE LEVEL -25 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x25\0X00\0x01\0xFD
 
REFERENCE LEVEL -30 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x30\0X00\0x01\0xFD
 
 
REFERENCE LEVEL  +5 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x00\0X05\0x00\0xFD
 
REFERENCE LEVEL +10 db    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x19\0x00\0x00\0X10\0x00\0xFD
 
 
Changing the Spectrum Scopes Waterfall Marker from FIXED to CENTER
 
SPECTRUM SCOPE FIXED    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x14\0x00\0x01\0xFD
 
SPECTRUM SCOPE CENTER    *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X27\0x14\0x00\0x00\0xFD


Changes the brightness of the RADIO DISPLAY:

LCD BRIGHTNESS   10%      *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X14\0x19\0x027\0xFD

LCD BRIGHTNESS 20%     *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X14\0x19\0x052\0xFD

LCD BRIGHTNESS 30%     *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X14\0x19\0x078\0xFD 

LCD BRIGHTNESS 40%     *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X14\0x19\0X1\0x003\0xFD 

LCD BRIGHTNESS 50%     *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X14\0x19\0x1\0x030\0xFD  

LCD BRIGHTNESS 75%     *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X14\0x19\0x1\0x090\0xFD

LCD BRIGHTNESS 100%   *1w \0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0X14\0x19\0x2\0x055\0xFD



Re: RigPi Murmur

Mark Schroeder, W7KHZ
 

Thank you

-73’s Mark Schroeder, W7KHZ-🇺🇸

On Oct 23, 2020, at 9:52 AM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

For mumble-server autostart, take a look at htis link:

https://sbcguides.com/install-mumble-server-on-raspberry-pi/

--Howard


Re: RigPi Murmur

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

For mumble-server autostart, take a look at htis link:

https://sbcguides.com/install-mumble-server-on-raspberry-pi/

--Howard


RigPi Murmur

Mark Schroeder, W7KHZ
 

Howard/all,
can anyone advise the best approach or reference a website on how to get the Murmur server to autostart on the Pi? I am playing with the code a little bit and want to understand this important aspect of this for the RigPi. Its not a default of the Murmur server for Pi so I wondered how this was being done in our RigPi.  
Thanks all. 

-73’s Mark Schroeder, W7KHZ-🇺🇸

On Oct 23, 2020, at 5:25 AM, Dan Heather <jdanheather@...> wrote:



Johnny - Looking forward to your report!

Dan N1DH

On 10/23/2020 3:43 AM, js.slave via groups.io wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi all,
I'm able to install Mumble version 1.4.0 (the latest availables in the github repository) on my RPi.
Let me check in the weekend if it's working well and I will share the procedure.

73
Johnny IZ8EWD


Re: Mumble, last release compiled from source #mumble

Dan Heather
 

Johnny - Looking forward to your report!

Dan N1DH

On 10/23/2020 3:43 AM, js.slave via groups.io wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi all,
I'm able to install Mumble version 1.4.0 (the latest availables in the github repository) on my RPi.
Let me check in the weekend if it's working well and I will share the procedure.

73
Johnny IZ8EWD


Re: Tigertronics

hazzle
 

Hi Steve
Thanks for the info, I have a friend who is now looking at building the interface needed.
Hopefully I will be back on the air using Rigpi 2.
Thanks to everyone especially Steve who has offered advice.
73's Dave G4WBB

On Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 21:26 Steve_KE4LC, <sfwright101@...> wrote:

Hi Dave,  unfortunately, that cable is designed so that the RJ45 (square connector) end goes into their Tigertronics  Signal Link output, with the round DIN connector going to the rig’s data/packet port, not into the rig’s mic input.  Its unintended use could damage the rig.  

Your Yaesu SCU17 adaptor is great for CAT and digital tasks, but not voice.  Perhaps one workaround would be to use its backpanel audio in/out connection, but for mic interfacing, it would require a custom cable with a matching circuit - minimally a resistor and a capacitor in it.  Instructions from Yaesu are limited for its audio in/out connector, Perhaps there is someone here smarter than me (just about anyone else) who could recommend a way to match its voltage/impedance for creating a cable split from the SCU17 audio in/out port, with one split going to RigPi RX In (receive) and the other to the rig RJ45 mic connector .  

  As an alternative to that, I have posted a 1 pager “how-to” in the forum Yaesu folder for a direct RigPi TX Out to Yaesu FT450D mic input cable kindly provided me by N7OZ.  That would be an alternative to trying to pull audio from the SCU17.  I imagine that it would work fine for your application as well.

74, Steve KE4LC 


Mumble, last release compiled from source #mumble

js.slave
 
Edited

Hi all,
I'm able to install Mumble version 1.4.0 (the latest availables in the github repository) on my RPi.
Let me check in the weekend if it's working well and I will share the procedure.

73
Johnny IZ8EWD


Re: Tigertronics

Steve_KE4LC
 

Hi Dave,  unfortunately, that cable is designed so that the RJ45 (square connector) end goes into their Tigertronics  Signal Link output, with the round DIN connector going to the rig’s data/packet port, not into the rig’s mic input.  Its unintended use could damage the rig.  

Your Yaesu SCU17 adaptor is great for CAT and digital tasks, but not voice.  Perhaps one workaround would be to use its backpanel audio in/out connection, but for mic interfacing, it would require a custom cable with a matching circuit - minimally a resistor and a capacitor in it.  Instructions from Yaesu are limited for its audio in/out connector, Perhaps there is someone here smarter than me (just about anyone else) who could recommend a way to match its voltage/impedance for creating a cable split from the SCU17 audio in/out port, with one split going to RigPi RX In (receive) and the other to the rig RJ45 mic connector .  

  As an alternative to that, I have posted a 1 pager “how-to” in the forum Yaesu folder for a direct RigPi TX Out to Yaesu FT450D mic input cable kindly provided me by N7OZ.  That would be an alternative to trying to pull audio from the SCU17.  I imagine that it would work fine for your application as well.

74, Steve KE4LC 


Tigertronics

hazzle
 

Hi all
I am still trying to sort the transmit audio on my Yaesu FTDX 5000, can anyone tell me if it would work using the tigertronics SL- CAB8R cable and plugging into the SCU 17 and microphone socket.
73's Dave G4WBB



Re: RigPi Macro reference or guide

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

What the heck. Ok, I emailed you the pics. 


Jim


Re: Audio

Dan Heather
 

Steve,

You have always provided such a great service to fellow hams with a depth and completeness unmatched by others (including me).  Bravo!  Well done! 

I will TRY to emulate...

Dan N1DH

P.S. Good luck Dave!  Keep striving, the satisfaction, like the RigPi V2, will be awesome!


On 10/20/2020 9:22 PM, Steve_KE4LC wrote:

Hi Dave - great about CAT - that’s 50% of the battle won! Question:  Did you order the audio card with your RigPi?  

If you DO have the Optional audio card, you can quickly get to receive audio by connecting a 3.5mm connector (both ends) jumper cable between the speaker output of your rig (rear of rig) and the RX input of your RigPi.  You will need the audio cable because your rig, like mine, does not have a USB connection.   So, we have to take the rig’s analog audio output and take it directly to the RigPi via the audio cable.  Your rig also has a second analog audio output port (think it’s AF out?).  I would start at the speaker output and then try the AF port if it provides better quality.  After you have made the connection, you will have to set up the audio input in Mumble, the audio program RigPi uses.  There is a lot of setup info for Mumble and support program Alsamixer in the online RigPi help literature.   I can help if you run into problems. 

Transmit audio is a bit trickier.   First of all, another question... How are you planning to use the RigPi?  voice - SSB, all digital (FT8, etc) or a mix?  

Your answer will help folks on this forum craft an approach for transmit audio.  Quality voice output requires signal processing - compression, gain, etc.  Connecting to the Yaesu rig’s rear panel data (packet)  port unfortunately bypasses these functions.  Data is just 1’s/0’s - not much processing needed.   For digital alone, the recommended data cable (RigPi Audio RJ45 socket to rig data/packet port) sold by MFJ works fine.  In contrast, the data cable sold by MFJ which goes from the RiGPi RJ45 does not work well for voice audio.  For SSB, we need to go into a mic port for audio processing.  Your rig has a rear mic patch jack which should allow direct connection of an 3.5mm termination audio cable from RigPi TX OUT to the rig‘s.   Other hams create a custom cable to plug into the front mic connector.  

Once we know what you want to do with the rig, we can work with others to determine the best cable path forward.   

73,  Steve KE4LC 



Re: Audio

hazzle
 

Hi Steve
Thanks for the reply, I have got the Yaesu SCU 17 connected between the radio and Rigpi and the audio board is in the installed.
I have also purchased the Rigpi V2 and have ordered a Raspberry Pi 4 2gb but this hasn't arrived yet.
I will only use audio and ssb or fm because I don't have any use of my hands. I use a head mouse at present and I can't use data modes because of how long it takes to input data.
I decided on the SCU 17 so that I l could the amount cables down.
I have an Icom IC 7100 connected and this works fine remotely.
My carer is pulling hair out trying to figure it out but he's also wants to study for his license now he has seen the things you can do.
I hope that the reply gives people an idea what I want to achieve.
The radios have sat unused for 3 years.
73's Dave G4WBB


On Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 02:22 Steve_KE4LC, <sfwright101@...> wrote:

Hi Dave - great about CAT - that’s 50% of the battle won! Question:  Did you order the audio card with your RigPi?  

If you DO have the Optional audio card, you can quickly get to receive audio by connecting a 3.5mm connector (both ends) jumper cable between the speaker output of your rig (rear of rig) and the RX input of your RigPi.  You will need the audio cable because your rig, like mine, does not have a USB connection.   So, we have to take the rig’s analog audio output and take it directly to the RigPi via the audio cable.  Your rig also has a second analog audio output port (think it’s AF out?).  I would start at the speaker output and then try the AF port if it provides better quality.  After you have made the connection, you will have to set up the audio input in Mumble, the audio program RigPi uses.  There is a lot of setup info for Mumble and support program Alsamixer in the online RigPi help literature.   I can help if you run into problems. 

Transmit audio is a bit trickier.   First of all, another question... How are you planning to use the RigPi?  voice - SSB, all digital (FT8, etc) or a mix?  

Your answer will help folks on this forum craft an approach for transmit audio.  Quality voice output requires signal processing - compression, gain, etc.  Connecting to the Yaesu rig’s rear panel data (packet)  port unfortunately bypasses these functions.  Data is just 1’s/0’s - not much processing needed.   For digital alone, the recommended data cable (RigPi Audio RJ45 socket to rig data/packet port) sold by MFJ works fine.  In contrast, the data cable sold by MFJ which goes from the RiGPi RJ45 does not work well for voice audio.  For SSB, we need to go into a mic port for audio processing.  Your rig has a rear mic patch jack which should allow direct connection of an 3.5mm termination audio cable from RigPi TX OUT to the rig‘s.   Other hams create a custom cable to plug into the front mic connector.  

Once we know what you want to do with the rig, we can work with others to determine the best cable path forward.   

73,  Steve KE4LC 


Re: RigPi Macro reference or guide

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

One more time  Turn up the res & presto!

 

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