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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: RigPi Image

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Art,

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

--Howard

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: 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.

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: 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

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: 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

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

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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

Re: New file uploaded to RigPi@groups.io

Papi <papiflaps@...>
 

Didn't see the Yaesu FTdx-3000. Did I miss it? There's the FT-1200 and the FTdx-5000 but they are not really the same radios as the 3000.

Re: New file uploaded to RigPi@groups.io

Papi <papiflaps@...>
 

Oops! Just saw your comment re. the 3000/5000. I sure hope you're right! BTW, tried to download Hamlib 3.3 yesterday and my computer balked. Any known issues with it? It wasn't a firewall issue either. Hmmm...

Does Rigpi require port forwarding

gregprit2000@...
 

I use Verizon Wireless internet at my house because of where I live and they don't allow port forwarding or a static IP address will the rig power work?

Re: Does Rigpi require port forwarding

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Greg,

Welcome to the RigPi forum!

If you want to use RigPi from a remote location, port forwarding is required.  RigPi can be used on your LAN without port forwarding.

One solution to consider is setting up RigPi at a friend's QTH where port forwarding is possible.

Port forward is required for accessing:

  • RigPi for all its control/logging/spot resources remotely
  • The Mumble server for VoIP (although you can use a remote Mumble server on one of many sites instead of the one built into RigPi)
  • Accessing the VNC viewer to use the RSS Desktop (including digital mode programs such as Fldigi)
A static IP can be obtained by using a service such as dyndns.org.

73, Howard W6HN

Re: Does Rigpi require port forwarding

gregprit2000@...
 

Thanks. I was afraid of that.


Greg Pritchett

WE5D

On Wed, May 8, 2019, 11:48 Howard Nurse <hlnurse@...> wrote:
Hi Greg,

Welcome to the RigPi forum!

If you want to use RigPi from a remote location, port forwarding is required.  RigPi can be used on your LAN without port forwarding.

One solution to consider is setting up RigPi at a friend's QTH where port forwarding is possible.

Port forward is required for accessing:

  • RigPi for all its control/logging/spot resources remotely
  • The Mumble server for VoIP (although you can use a remote Mumble server on one of many sites instead of the one built into RigPi)
  • Accessing the VNC viewer to use the RSS Desktop (including digital mode programs such as Fldigi)
A static IP can be obtained by using a service such as dyndns.org.

73, Howard W6HN