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Re: Getting Started

Garry Decker <K9WHF@...>
 

Howard:
I want to buy one of your RigPi interfaces today but need some counseling on the applying it. I gather the base radio pretty much has to have an unencumbered USB connection.
I can figure that out. All my Icom radios are set up for WSJT-X and so should be compatible.
I will just have to pull the USB cable from the computer(s) when the RigPi is in use.
Here is the teal question.
Since my IP modem address is already registered to the IC-7610 server, at this time for RS-BA1, will there be a conflict using both systems.
I can feed the RigPi either by Ethernet or WiFi.
Saw your video with Eric (HRC), very nice..
Garry
W9WHF


On May 17, 2019, at 7:20 AM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

While much of the discussion in the forum has been focused on “How do I connect my...”, in reality most will find the process quite simple.  On first use you are shown an Express User Settings window.  Enter your call in place of ADMIN.  I do not recommend changing the username from ‘admin’ to something else at this point, nor entering a password, those can be set later.

Click the invitation to fill some basic info using the onboard FCC Database.

Click Next, and the Express Radio Settings window opens.  Select the Manufacturer, Model, and com port.

Click Connect Radio, and you are set to go!

I recommend not changing the Username above because RigPi requires you to log in again if the username is changed.  In the future this additional step (which bypasses the Express Radio Settings window, won’t be necessary.

73, Howard W6HN

What power supply are you using for the Pi?

Adam Hosa
 

I 'just' got my RigPi today (yay!) - where did you all find a power supply suitable for it?

Thanks,
Adam N1AH

Re: What power supply are you using for the Pi?

Manuel Maseda
 

Plenty available on Amazon.

Re: What power supply are you using for the Pi?

Adam Hosa
 

As I wrote this, I just found a 5v 2.5A that came with one of my cana kits. :facepalm:

Sorry for the wasted message :)

 

Adam

Re: Remote Paddle CW

Tom Thomas <w7tct@...>
 
Edited

First, let me say, Howard, this is awesome and thank you.

When you say "type on a keyboard" do you mean type out the text as in "CQ de xxx" with the software converting to dits and dahs and send it or tapping on a programmable key such as a space bar for dits and dahs for a 'real' Morse code experience.

Maybe I am too dense today... need more coffee.  :-)

My dream scenario is to have the 1234 connected to my Yaesu FT-891 and Bioenno battery portable setup in my Jeep, leave the antenna on the Jeep, and have it at a park or my driveway.  Then I can sit in the shade and run it from my family room. Talk about a killer scenario for the no antenna HOA folks (of which, I am one). Wifi definitely reaches far enough for that scenario.

Have a way to do "real" Morse and, man,

Bluetooth

Robert KF6FOD
 

If I do a field setup, can I still control my rig via Bluetooth without a internet connection?

Bluetooth

Robert KF6FOD
 

Question........ So if I do a field setup, I control everything via iPhone (or android phone) or pad connected to rigpi via Bluetooth And without the internet <<<< yes?
Thanks for all the input

Re: What power supply are you using for the Pi?

Larry McElhiney
 

Just need a standard microUSB output with 5VDC @ 2.5 or 3.0 Amps.  

(PI Supply, Element 14, Adafruit all gives specifications for an RPI power supply. Amazon’s listing details are not always accurate.)

Larry
AC9OX



On Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:40, Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:

Plenty available on Amazon.



Re: Remote Paddle CW

Garry Decker <K9WHF@...>
 

Hey Howard:
Hope you are surviving Dayton Xenia.
I ordered my RigPi and signed up for Github but no software there.
Thought I would jumpstart and be ready when it arrives.
Can you point me to the software?
Garry
W9WHF 


On May 16, 2019, at 8:53 PM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Charlie,

Ben is right, getting remote paddle operation is a high priority.  The beginnings of the code to do that are in the first release of the software, and I’m hoping a solution will be possible.  It may take another device at the remote end to convert the paddle switching to Internet data...maybe RigPi Junior?  Stay tuned...

73, Howard W6HN from the 2019 Dayton Hamvention

SD card backup process

Manuel Maseda
 

Just got my RigPi.  Can someone suggest the best method for making a backup copy of the SD card in case it get corrupted?

Manuel W4SSB

Re: SD card backup process

Garry Decker <K9WHF@...>
 

Manuel:
I just bought a RigPi. I can’t find any software for set up on either the RigPi or my iPhone.
I am sorry not to answer your question. I have a RSP3 for my DVAP and my friend and I made several cards in case of a crash, but I do not think we copied the original commander card, we just made another from the Linux download.
This is a great question that Howard Nurse hopefully will answer.
Would you share your commissioning of the RigPi experience for me please?
Thank you Sir,
Garry 
W9WHF 


On May 17, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:

Just got my RigPi.  Can someone suggest the best method for making a backup copy of the SD card in case it get corrupted?

Manuel W4SSB

Re: SD card backup process

Manuel Maseda
 

I just found the backup process documented fully in the help file on the rigpi.net website under Technical - System tabs.

Manuel W4SSB


On May 17, 2019 4:20 PM, Garry Decker <K9WHF@...> wrote:
Manuel:
I just bought a RigPi. I can’t find any software for set up on either the RigPi or my iPhone.
I am sorry not to answer your question. I have a RSP3 for my DVAP and my friend and I made several cards in case of a crash, but I do not think we copied the original commander card, we just made another from the Linux download.
This is a great question that Howard Nurse hopefully will answer.
Would you share your commissioning of the RigPi experience for me please?
Thank you Sir,
Garry 
W9WHF 


On May 17, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:

Just got my RigPi.  Can someone suggest the best method for making a backup copy of the SD card in case it get corrupted?

Manuel W4SSB

Re: What power supply are you using for the Pi?

wa5zzt@...
 

I just bought my 1234 at the MFJ booth.   They had the power supplies in stock.  


On May 17, 2019, at 12:38 PM, Adam Hosa via Groups.Io <Ifone@...> wrote:

I 'just' got my RigPi today (yay!) - where did you all find a power supply suitable for it?

Thanks,
Adam N1AH

Re: What power supply are you using for the Pi?

Larry
 

Hello,

I have been using the $10 Armstrong Two Port Rapid charger from Harbor Freight:

https://www.harborfreight.com/two-port-rapid-charge-wall-charger-64578.html

The adapter is a 4.8 amp rapid supply two port adapter, and using only one of the ports there is more than enough capacity to power the RigPi.  The Harbor Freight coupons apply to this charger, so your final cost can be well under $10.

It's important to note that some adapters put out a lot of RF hash.  That was the case for me, and I'm pleased to say that this adapter is RF quiet.

73,

Larry
K0LEJ

Re: SD card backup process

Jeff Williams, WJ5FF
 

Hi Manuel,

I use a free utility Win32DiskImager.

See this link:  https://eltechs.com/raspberry-pi-backup/

Backup your Raspberry PiSDCard usingWINDOWS
  • Download Win32DiskImager from the SourceForge.
  • Safely remove your SD card from the RPi and insert it into your PC slot.
  • Open Win32 Disk Imager.
  • Choose the name and location of the backup file and the letter for your SD card and.
  • Click “Read”

Later if you need to restore/copy the SD use the same utility to write the image to the SD.

Hope this helps.

--Jeff
WJ5FF

Re: SD card backup process

Larry
 

Hi,

It's a good idea to backup/copy your SD card!

The best method is to make a copy of MicroSD image, and to do that you
will need to open the RigPi and remove the MicroSD card. I use the
Windows based Win32DiskImager (available on the Sourceforge.net) to
create a backup file from the Micro SD card. You might want to label
the image with the version (I believe the current version is 1.02).

73,
Larry
K0LEJ

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 2:53 PM Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:

Just got my RigPi. Can someone suggest the best method for making a backup copy of the SD card in case it get corrupted?

Manuel W4SSB

Re: SD card backup process

Larry
 

Hi,

It's a good idea to backup/copy your SD card!

The best method is to make a copy of MicroSD image, and to do that you
will need to open the RigPi and remove the MicroSD card.  I use the
Windows based Win32DiskImager (available on the Sourceforge.net) to
create a backup file from the Micro SD card.  You might want to label
the image with the version (I believe the current version is 1.02).

73,
Larry
K0LEJ

Re: SD card backup process

Larry
 

Hi,

It's a good idea to backup/copy your SD card!

The best method is to make a copy of MicroSD image, and to do that you
will need to open the RigPi and remove the MicroSD card.  I use the
Windows based Win32DiskImager (available on the Sourceforge.net) to
create a backup file from the Micro SD card.  You might want to label
the image with the version (I believe the current version is 1.02).

73,
Larry
K0LEJ

Re: SD card backup process

Ben
 

Garry
You say you can not find any software for setup on either the RigPi or iPhone. Is this for the copying of the image or is this for normal operation?
If it is for normal operation the RigPi has everything you need preloaded. The iPhone will need Mumble which is in the App store. Take a look at http://rigpi.help/ while you are waiting for the RigPi to arrive to see how it works if you have not already.
For those of us who have Android devices the Plumble program in the Google Play Store is what is needed for the audio link.
 
Reuben Stapp "Ben"
KB5ZO
Product Development Engineer
MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
662-323-5869
 



From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Garry Decker
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 3:21 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] SD card backup process

Manuel:
I just bought a RigPi. I can’t find any software for set up on either the RigPi or my iPhone.
I am sorry not to answer your question. I have a RSP3 for my DVAP and my friend and I made several cards in case of a crash, but I do not think we copied the original commander card, we just made another from the Linux download.
This is a great question that Howard Nurse hopefully will answer.
Would you share your commissioning of the RigPi experience for me please?
Thank you Sir,
Garry 
W9WHF 


On May 17, 2019, at 2:53 PM, Manuel Maseda <mmaseda@...> wrote:

Just got my RigPi.  Can someone suggest the best method for making a backup copy of the SD card in case it get corrupted?

Manuel W4SSB

Connecting remote logging program?

Tom Schaefer NY4I
 

Can I connect a remote logging program through a virtual CAT port at the remote PC end?

Tom NY4I