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Can RigPi be connected with a crossover cable?

Robert Donahue
 

Can the RigPi be connected directly to the client PC with a crossover Ethernet cable for testing purposes? I'm having audio dropout problems, and it seems to me this might be a good way to see if it's an internet problem. BTW, I'm "IT" challenged.

Bob ND9B


Re: RigPi Problem with RF Power Output on Kenwood TS-2000 #ts2000 #rigpi

Kevin Utzy
 

Doug,

I just noticed this too.  Did upgrading to the Hamlib beta fix the issue?
--
73,
Kevin
KX4KU


Re: RigPi Problem with RF Power Output on Kenwood TS-2000 #ts2000 #rigpi

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Doug, this is a Hamlib issue.  Hamlib is the library used to control radios.  In the RigPi Help manual in the Technical section you will see instructions for updating to the latest Hamlib beta version.  Note that updating may cause an issue with split on some radios.  If you update and split is not working correctly, please contact me by private email and I'll send instructions on how to fix it.

--Howard


On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 06:58 AM, Doug wrote:
More about this problem: It is not a KEYER issue. The RF power creeps up in SSB mode, too. Somehow a repeating message to increase power is being sent to the TS2000.
73, WD0UG


Re: Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Doug, please tell us a bit more.  What isn't working?  PTT or audio switching?  Are you using an MFJ RJ-45 cable to connect to your ACC2 connector on the radio?  Can you confirm what pin is connected to the PTT line by using an ohmmeter?

--Howard


Re: RIgPi Kenwood TS-2000 TUNER button problem #ts2000 #rigpi

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Doug, the TUNE button on the macro bank keys the RigPi Keyer board.  The whine is the Keyer sidetone.  You can reset tune by using the Esc key.  TUNE is intended for those who have manual tuners.

--Howard


On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 07:01 AM, Doug wrote:
The RigPi V2 software (and maybe V1, but I'm not hooked up that way), when you hit the TUNE button, the system goes bonkers. The TS-2000 makes some noise, the MFJ-993 tuner kicks in for a second and then the MFJ-1234 box emits a high-pitched whine which will not stop. The only solution is to shutdown RigPI and the TS-2000 and do a power cycle.
73, WD0UG


Re: RIgPi Kenwood TS-2000 TUNER button problem #ts2000 #rigpi

Perry Ogletree
 

That sounds like RF getting into the Pi and locking it up. When you "tune", the radio see all sorts of crazy mismatches as the tuner seeks low SWR. That can cause RFI even though you are in low power mode. Try ferrites on all cables to the Pi as well as on the coax between the rig to tuner and turner to antenna.

Perry

-----Original Message-----
From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Doug
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:02 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: [RigPi] RIgPi Kenwood TS-2000 TUNER button problem #ts2000 #rigpi

The RigPi V2 software (and maybe V1, but I'm not hooked up that way), when you hit the TUNE button, the system goes bonkers. The TS-2000 makes some noise, the MFJ-993 tuner kicks in for a second and then the MFJ-1234 box emits a high-pitched whine which will not stop. The only solution is to shutdown RigPI and the TS-2000 and do a power cycle.
73, WD0UG


Re: Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

Doug
 

WRT 'If your radio requires PTT control on an ACC connector to switch audio routing, use the H/W PTT Hamlib GPIO option in Advanced Radio settings.' I tried that and it does not work for me.
73, WD0UG


RIgPi Kenwood TS-2000 TUNER button problem #ts2000 #rigpi

Doug
 

The RigPi V2 software (and maybe V1, but I'm not hooked up that way), when you hit the TUNE button, the system goes bonkers. The TS-2000 makes some noise, the MFJ-993 tuner kicks in for a second and then the MFJ-1234 box emits a high-pitched whine which will not stop. The only solution is to shutdown RigPI and the TS-2000 and do a power cycle.
73, WD0UG


Re: RigPi Problem with RF Power Output on Kenwood TS-2000 #ts2000 #rigpi

Doug
 

More about this problem: It is not a KEYER issue. The RF power creeps up in SSB mode, too. Somehow a repeating message to increase power is being sent to the TS2000.
73, WD0UG


RigPi Problem with RF Power Output on Kenwood TS-2000 #ts2000 #rigpi

Doug
 

I am using the V2 software but this may also be a V1 problem. I set my Kenwood TS-2000 RF power output (PWR button on front panel) to, e.g., 10 Watts. I Run RigPi. If I use the KEYER menu, the RF power slowly increases, to 18 then 47 then 81, etc. That's not good for a QRP operator like me. Also I observed this increase in power without using the KEYER, but using SSB mode instead. It's as if a bad recurring command is being sent to the TS2000 telling it to do some phantom command that is equivalent to increase power command.
I'm connected RigPi 1234 to Kenwood using a standard serial cable connected to a USB adapter.
73, WD0UG


Re: Tx Audio Heavy Base

Charles McConaghy
 

Hi Howard,
Thanks for the suggestion on the use of Audacity. I’ll give it a try. It would be nice to see a plot of the spectrum and not have to rely on over the air audio reports.

Thank you Howard for monitoring this forum and helping all of us out. I’ll report back after I make some measurements.

Chuck WA6SYE 

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 4:44 PM Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:
Hi Chuck,

Mumble usually gets high marks on audio fidelity.  There isn't an equalizer in Mumble, but there have been unfulfilled requests for one on the Mumble forum.  You can use Audacity (an audio recording and playback program found in the Sound and Video menu) to test the Mumble client running on your Raspberry Pi desktop.  See:

https://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/SoundcardTest

The test is easiest if you are using the RigPi soundcard or an external soundcard.  Audacity has a Plot Spectrum function that can be helpful.  You can feed the soundcard output to Audacity and record some voice.  Use the Plot Spectrum tool to see how it looks. 

There is also a Mumble audio Quality setting that will affect audio.

Let us know what you find.

--Howard

On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 02:52 PM, Charles McConaghy wrote:
I have a Rigpi 2 as well as an older Rigpi 1.05. This issue applies to both.

I get signal reports from people both on SSB as well as FM that my signal has too much base. I’m wondering if anyone else has encountered this. I’ve never gotten this with the microphone.

Is it Mumble? Is it the radio Icom 7000. Using the audio card of the Rigpi.

I have a newer radio on order but delivery is weeks away.

Anyone else had signal reports of too much base?

Chuck WA6SYE 


Re: Tx Audio Heavy Base

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

It might be possible to add an equalizer to Alsamixer, which processes audio in RigPi.  See:

https://www.hifiberry.com/docs/software/guide-adding-equalization-using-alsaeq/

and here:

http://www.gerrelt.nl/RaspberryPi/wordpress/equalizer/

--Howard


On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 02:52 PM, Charles McConaghy wrote:
I have a Rigpi 2 as well as an older Rigpi 1.05. This issue applies to both.

I get signal reports from people both on SSB as well as FM that my signal has too much base. I’m wondering if anyone else has encountered this. I’ve never gotten this with the microphone.

Is it Mumble? Is it the radio Icom 7000. Using the audio card of the Rigpi.

I have a newer radio on order but delivery is weeks away.

Anyone else had signal reports of too much base?

Chuck WA6SYE 


Re: Tx Audio Heavy Base

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Chuck,

Mumble usually gets high marks on audio fidelity.  There isn't an equalizer in Mumble, but there have been unfulfilled requests for one on the Mumble forum.  You can use Audacity (an audio recording and playback program found in the Sound and Video menu) to test the Mumble client running on your Raspberry Pi desktop.  See:

https://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/SoundcardTest

The test is easiest if you are using the RigPi soundcard or an external soundcard.  Audacity has a Plot Spectrum function that can be helpful.  You can feed the soundcard output to Audacity and record some voice.  Use the Plot Spectrum tool to see how it looks. 

There is also a Mumble audio Quality setting that will affect audio.

Let us know what you find.

--Howard


On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 02:52 PM, Charles McConaghy wrote:
I have a Rigpi 2 as well as an older Rigpi 1.05. This issue applies to both.

I get signal reports from people both on SSB as well as FM that my signal has too much base. I’m wondering if anyone else has encountered this. I’ve never gotten this with the microphone.

Is it Mumble? Is it the radio Icom 7000. Using the audio card of the Rigpi.

I have a newer radio on order but delivery is weeks away.

Anyone else had signal reports of too much base?

Chuck WA6SYE 


Re: Tx Audio Heavy Base

hazzle
 

Hi Chuck,

I have reports from other stations about too much bass. I have to work remotely as I'm disabled.
I've tried android tablets, windows tablets and an android mobile phone , I have had different microphones USB and Bluetooth.
It's been the same reports.
Any advice would be appreciated.
73's Dave G4WBB

On Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 22:52 Charles McConaghy, <chuck.mcconaghy94551@...> wrote:
I have a Rigpi 2 as well as an older Rigpi 1.05. This issue applies to both.

I get signal reports from people both on SSB as well as FM that my signal has too much base. I’m wondering if anyone else has encountered this. I’ve never gotten this with the microphone.

Is it Mumble? Is it the radio Icom 7000. Using the audio card of the Rigpi.

I have a newer radio on order but delivery is weeks away.

Anyone else had signal reports of too much base?

Chuck WA6SYE 


Tx Audio Heavy Base

Charles McConaghy
 

I have a Rigpi 2 as well as an older Rigpi 1.05. This issue applies to both.

I get signal reports from people both on SSB as well as FM that my signal has too much base. I’m wondering if anyone else has encountered this. I’ve never gotten this with the microphone.

Is it Mumble? Is it the radio Icom 7000. Using the audio card of the Rigpi.

I have a newer radio on order but delivery is weeks away.

Anyone else had signal reports of too much base?

Chuck WA6SYE 


Re: Partial Success With Installing NO-IP DNS Update Client On RigPi

Dan Heather
 

I used the following instructions to install the NOIP DUC "service" so that it starts when the RigPi starts.  It showed some errors as I followed them but they must have been inconsequential as the NOIP DUC "service" now auto-starts without issue and works properly.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 

Setting up the No-IP DUC Client service

Now that you have a working DUC Client, it’s time to install the service. Doing this will allow the DUC Client to start when booting up your Raspberry Pi.

After passing all these commands, you should have the following output:

Everything is now set up!

Checking if the No-IP service is working

First of all you need to check if the No-IP service is the latest to be run by the Raspberry Pi. Enter the following command:

The output should be something like that:

Running the No-IP service in the last position avoid some problems. For example, if your network configuration is not ready when running the DUC Client, this can crash it with useless error messages. I already configured everything in the additional files provided above to solve this problem.

For checking if the No-IP DUC Client Service is running, just enter the following command:

A correct output should be something like that:

As you can see, the noip2 service is up and running!

To get more information on the noip2 instance running, enter the following command:

This will output something like:


Re: Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

Kevin Utzy
 

Howard,

Thank you.  That works!  

--
73,
Kevin
KX4KU


Re: Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

Kevin Utzy
 

Richard,

 

I know you can turn the radio on and off with a macro.  You would issue the PS0; command to turn it off, the PS1; command to turn it on.  I use it now on a HamPi.

 

As for the amp I don’t know.  I wish I had one to do know!

 

73, Kevin KX4KU

 

 

 

From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Sternal via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:10
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

 

I have one, or two, because I havent brought yet and dont see what all the software does so heres my concern, first, with the rigpi can I turn my rig on and off, also can I turn my amp on with the software or do I need a remote type switch.

 

Richard

 

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 12:04:18 PM EDT, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Kevin,

If RigPi is in control of your radio and you are using Net Rigctl in WSJT-X to talk to the radio, use the CAT PTT selection in WSJT-X.  This will toggle the GPIO PTT in RigPi.

Having RigPi control your radio has the added advantage that contacts logged in WSJT-X can be automatically copied to the RigPi log.

—Howard

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 07:49 PM, Kevin Utzy wrote:

Howard or anyone for that matter.

One last question (hopefully).  In the Version 2 manual under Other Programs->WSJT-X, on page 129 it states:

If your radio requires PTT control on an ACC connector to switch audio routing, use the H/W PTT Hamlib GPIO option in Advanced Radio settings.


But it fails to state what setting for PTT to use in WSJT-X.  Should it still be CAT or VOX?  It doesn't state what is triggers GPIO option.

--
73,
Kevin
KX4KU


--
73,
Kevin
KX4KU


Re: Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

Richard Sternal
 

I have one, or two, because I havent brought yet and dont see what all the software does so heres my concern, first, with the rigpi can I turn my rig on and off, also can I turn my amp on with the software or do I need a remote type switch.

Richard

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 12:04:18 PM EDT, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:


Hi Kevin,

If RigPi is in control of your radio and you are using Net Rigctl in WSJT-X to talk to the radio, use the CAT PTT selection in WSJT-X.  This will toggle the GPIO PTT in RigPi.

Having RigPi control your radio has the added advantage that contacts logged in WSJT-X can be automatically copied to the RigPi log.

—Howard

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 07:49 PM, Kevin Utzy wrote:
Howard or anyone for that matter.

One last question (hopefully).  In the Version 2 manual under Other Programs->WSJT-X, on page 129 it states:

If your radio requires PTT control on an ACC connector to switch audio routing, use the H/W PTT Hamlib GPIO option in Advanced Radio settings.

But it fails to state what setting for PTT to use in WSJT-X.  Should it still be CAT or VOX?  It doesn't state what is triggers GPIO option.

--
73,
Kevin
KX4KU


Re: Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

Kevin Utzy
 

Howard,

 

That makes perfect sense.  Cool.

 

Yes I have been using Net Rigctl in the wsjt-x setup. 

 

Sorry, I would have done more trial and error except since it is a remote station (20 minutes away), it is harder to play with remotely.  I am going up soon to give this a try! 

 

73,
Kevin
KX4KU

 

From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Nurse, W6HN
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:04
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Need Help with TS-2000 Conneciton -- Does a Real Set of Instructions Exist? #ts2000

 

Hi Kevin,

If RigPi is in control of your radio and you are using Net Rigctl in WSJT-X to talk to the radio, use the CAT PTT selection in WSJT-X.  This will toggle the GPIO PTT in RigPi.

Having RigPi control your radio has the added advantage that contacts logged in WSJT-X can be automatically copied to the RigPi log.

—Howard

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 07:49 PM, Kevin Utzy wrote:

Howard or anyone for that matter.

One last question (hopefully).  In the Version 2 manual under Other Programs->WSJT-X, on page 129 it states:

If your radio requires PTT control on an ACC connector to switch audio routing, use the H/W PTT Hamlib GPIO option in Advanced Radio settings.


But it fails to state what setting for PTT to use in WSJT-X.  Should it still be CAT or VOX?  It doesn't state what is triggers GPIO option.

--
73,
Kevin
KX4KU


--
73,
Kevin
KX4KU

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