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Asking guidance how to augment RigPi control screen

Dave Shadwell
 

When operating from the Android phone screen the view would benefit from this addition. I would like to add three control buttons PTT, +, - added to RigPi screen blank space between frequency and S meter.
Just asking for an approach to get me started. 
So far managed to work through everything necessary to remote operate the IC-7300 both inside the network and from ATT wireless external utilizing Gotmumble, Pumble and VNC.
It's a fun, challenging project, very rewarding seeing it work. I welcome a program challenge if necessary, just dont know where to start.
Thanks
Dave Shadwell
AB3TE


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Re: FT-991A muting on SSB but good on FM #ft-991a

Barry Bergstrom
 

Yes and I have it working properly (most times). I do get SSB but after a while, it mutes. I can listen and work SSB for a few hours (through the RigPi). I can go back to VHF FM and scan that band and go back to SSB on HF/VHF but when I scan and listen to FM after a few more hours, SSB is then muted (at the radio and through the RigPi). FM continues to work but the only way I can get SSB to work again is to reboot the radio.

Re: Zoom in/out issue on WSJT-X

Glenn VE9GJ
 

1024x600 is going to be pretty rough with WSJTX. Not sure what the minimum usable size would be. If required you should be able to hold down your Left Alt Key and then click in the desired window to move it. This allows you to move parts of the window off of the visible desktop to get at a "hidden" OK button etc.


I have a non RigPi pi with the a touch screen where I was having the same issues. I ended up running a VNC session at a higher resolution and then viewing that from the touch screen and then i had scroll bars to navigate. Was a comprise but worked OK.

73
Glenn VE9GJ

On 2020-05-25 1:40 p.m., Hiroki Kato wrote:
Glenn,
I use both monitor/keyboard plugged into the RigPi and VNC on iPad/iPhone. I have the same issue either way.
My monitor is Lebula 7” touch screen specifically designed for Raspberry Pi. The resolution is 1024x600.
Hiroki AH6CY

On May 25, 2020, at 7:41 AM, Glenn VE9GJ <ve9gj@...> wrote:

Hi Hiroki
Are you using a monitor / keyboard plugged into the Rigpi or are you using VNC?

73
Glenn VE9GJ


On 2020-05-25 11:15 a.m., Hiroki Kato wrote:
I don’t know if this is a RigPi issue but I have a problem when running WSJT-X on MFJ-1234. The WSJT-X display is stuck in a zoomed-in state and I cannot move the display to see control buttons. I can move the display sideways and up or down, but not sufficiently enough to use controls. How can I zoom out to see the whole page of display? Other RigPi functions are working fine; only the WSJT-X program has this issue. The whole MFJ-1234 system, including WSJT-X, was working just fine until recently.
Hiroki AH6CY


Re: how to allow different accounts to use he same radio.

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Understood, Jim.  I will send email with instructions.

--Howard

Re: FT-991A muting on SSB but good on FM #ft-991a

Harold Rosee
 

On the 991a there are separate menu settings on where to get the audio from (front or back) for each mode.  Check the SSB setting.

Re: Zoom in/out issue on WSJT-X

Hiroki Kato
 

Glenn,

I use both monitor/keyboard plugged into the RigPi and VNC on iPad/iPhone. I have the same issue either way.

My monitor is Lebula 7” touch screen specifically designed for Raspberry Pi. The resolution is 1024x600.

Hiroki AH6CY

On May 25, 2020, at 7:41 AM, Glenn VE9GJ <ve9gj@...> wrote:

Hi Hiroki
Are you using a monitor / keyboard plugged into the Rigpi or are you using VNC?

73
Glenn VE9GJ


On 2020-05-25 11:15 a.m., Hiroki Kato wrote:
I don’t know if this is a RigPi issue but I have a problem when running WSJT-X on MFJ-1234. The WSJT-X display is stuck in a zoomed-in state and I cannot move the display to see control buttons. I can move the display sideways and up or down, but not sufficiently enough to use controls. How can I zoom out to see the whole page of display? Other RigPi functions are working fine; only the WSJT-X program has this issue. The whole MFJ-1234 system, including WSJT-X, was working just fine until recently.
Hiroki AH6CY


Re: Zoom in/out issue on WSJT-X

Glenn VE9GJ
 

Hi Hiroki
Are you using a monitor / keyboard plugged into the Rigpi or are you using VNC?

73
Glenn VE9GJ

On 2020-05-25 11:15 a.m., Hiroki Kato wrote:
I don’t know if this is a RigPi issue but I have a problem when running WSJT-X on MFJ-1234. The WSJT-X display is stuck in a zoomed-in state and I cannot move the display to see control buttons. I can move the display sideways and up or down, but not sufficiently enough to use controls. How can I zoom out to see the whole page of display? Other RigPi functions are working fine; only the WSJT-X program has this issue. The whole MFJ-1234 system, including WSJT-X, was working just fine until recently.
Hiroki AH6CY

Zoom in/out issue on WSJT-X

Hiroki Kato
 

I don’t know if this is a RigPi issue but I have a problem when running WSJT-X on MFJ-1234. The WSJT-X display is stuck in a zoomed-in state and I cannot move the display to see control buttons. I can move the display sideways and up or down, but not sufficiently enough to use controls. How can I zoom out to see the whole page of display? Other RigPi functions are working fine; only the WSJT-X program has this issue. The whole MFJ-1234 system, including WSJT-X, was working just fine until recently.

Hiroki AH6CY

Re: Inauspicious Start - New RigPi not accepting 'admin' login on setu

Brian Haren - W8BYH
 

Glenn,

Success! Thanks for your help. There WAS another individual's user account set up in the system, so this is clearly a returned unit. I'll have a conversation with HRO on that issue tomorrow.

Brian
W8BYH

Re: Inauspicious Start - New RigPi not accepting 'admin' login on setu

Glenn VE9GJ
 

Hi Brian

Before going the route of of getting another image which I believe at the moment would require having another SDCard sent to you try this
Using your RIGPi desktop open the browser by clicking the little blue 'globe" in the upper left.
Now enter and go to
http://localhost/phpmyadmin

login with user root and password 7388
Now on the Left hand Menu click the + by the database Station
Once that expands click on the actual word Users
Now using the right hand side click on the word Edit for the first row (Uid 1)
Now once this record opens up make sure the field "Username" says admin and make sure the field "Password" is blank. (erase whatever is there)

Now scroll to the bottomand lokk for the Go button to save your changes. If no error you now whould be good to open the rigpi shortcut on the desktop with user admin and a blank password

Let us know how you make out.

73
Glenn VE9GJ

On 2020-05-25 9:31 a.m., Brian Haren - W8BYH wrote:
Glenn,
From the RigPi shortcut on the Raspbian desktop on the Pi. There's also a second username in the pull-down - 'ele'. I'm begining to suspect this was a returned item (it shipped from HRO Milwaulkee).
Rather than try to 'crack' this thing, can I simply just re-install the RigPi app? Or re-image the SD card?
Brian

Re: Inauspicious Start - New RigPi not accepting 'admin' login on setu

Brian Haren - W8BYH
 

Glenn,

From the RigPi shortcut on the Raspbian desktop on the Pi. There's also a second username in the pull-down - 'ele'. I'm begining to suspect this was a returned item (it shipped from HRO Milwaulkee).

Rather than try to 'crack' this thing, can I simply just re-install the RigPi app? Or re-image the SD card?

Brian

Re: Inauspicious Start - New RigPi not accepting 'admin' login on setu

Glenn VE9GJ
 

Can you describe exactly what you mean by opening the RigPi Desktop? Don you mean in a web browser from your PC, using VNC from your PC or perhaps opening the RigPi shortcut on RigPi's destop using a keyboard and mouse plugged into the RigPi?

73
Glenn VE9GJ

On 2020-05-24 9:15 p.m., Brian Haren - W8BYH wrote:
Received a brand new MFJ-1234 RigPi yesterday and I'm going throught the initial setup now. Not five minutes into the game I've hit my first snag. When opening the RigPi desktop and attempting to login as 'admin' (following the instructions on Page 13 of the on-line manual), the RigPi app does not accept an empty password entry - it's like someone has set a password.
So... anyone have any suggestions? I've tried the obvious - 'admin - admin', 'admin - pi', 'admin - rigpi', etc. No luck.
Thanks in advance!
W8BYH

Re: Buying Advice needed

martinbradford2001
 

Have you successfully connected your 7300 to a laptop and been able to operate without issues? The USB port on 7300s is notoriously vulnerable to RF - since I had to relocate my shack, I have spent weeks trying to find a way of keeping the USB port running while transmitting at even moderate power levels. Most recently, I've admitted defeat and installed a Microham Microkeyer interface - I can run full power on all bands with no problems at all. It seems to be very specifically a 7300 issue - I can remove the 7300 and substitute my ICOM 7100 - same antennae, same laptop, same cables, same software - and it runs perfectly.

Martin (G8FXC)

Re: Inauspicious Start - New RigPi not accepting 'admin' login on setu

Leslie Loftin
 

Before all else try 7388 as a password

Les
WD5BYQ

On May 24, 2020, at 8:24 PM, Blaine Kubesh <bkubesh@...> wrote:

W8BYH,

That same issue happened to me. Seemed like someone had set the password already. Mine might have been a returned unit.

I was able to login by getting into the VNC desktop. The RSS app or web browser stored the previous login and password, so I used the stored password to login.

If that doesn’t work, you can connect to the database backend (mysql) and either add a user or change the password that way.  All the app settings are stored in mysql.  Hopefully that password is still default.

k5kub

On May 24, 2020, at 8:15 PM, Brian Haren - W8BYH <brian.haren@...> wrote:

Received a brand new MFJ-1234 RigPi yesterday and I'm going throught the initial setup now. Not five minutes into the game I've hit my first snag. When opening the RigPi desktop and attempting to login as 'admin' (following the instructions on Page 13 of the on-line manual), the RigPi app does not accept an empty password entry - it's like someone has set a password.

So... anyone have any suggestions? I've tried the obvious - 'admin - admin', 'admin - pi', 'admin - rigpi', etc. No luck.

Thanks in advance!

W8BYH


Re: how to allow different accounts to use he same radio.

Jim Yuen
 

Aloha Howard,

Account 1 = admin / Kenwood,/ TS 480 / /dev/ttyUSB0  ---> Okay
Account 2 = Fred / Hamlib / NET rigctl / 4532  --->  Okay
Account 3 = Bev / HamLib / NET rigctl / 4532  --->  4532 is already in use in the account for radio NET rigctl.

How can I have more than two accounts that can use the same radio? 

Any suggestions would be most helpful for our club members.

Mahalo,

Jim WH6GS

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On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 9:35 AM Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:
Hi Jim,

The first account you set up will control the radio directly.  Use the manufacturer/radio in the Hamlib list and your port will look something like /dev/ttyUSB0.

A second account can control that radio by using Hamlib as the manufacturer and NET rigctl as the radio.  The R Port will be 4532.

Is this the way you are proceeding?

--Howard

Re: Inauspicious Start - New RigPi not accepting 'admin' login on setu

Blaine Kubesh
 

W8BYH,

That same issue happened to me. Seemed like someone had set the password already. Mine might have been a returned unit.

I was able to login by getting into the VNC desktop. The RSS app or web browser stored the previous login and password, so I used the stored password to login.

If that doesn’t work, you can connect to the database backend (mysql) and either add a user or change the password that way.  All the app settings are stored in mysql.  Hopefully that password is still default.

k5kub

On May 24, 2020, at 8:15 PM, Brian Haren - W8BYH <brian.haren@...> wrote:

Received a brand new MFJ-1234 RigPi yesterday and I'm going throught the initial setup now. Not five minutes into the game I've hit my first snag. When opening the RigPi desktop and attempting to login as 'admin' (following the instructions on Page 13 of the on-line manual), the RigPi app does not accept an empty password entry - it's like someone has set a password.

So... anyone have any suggestions? I've tried the obvious - 'admin - admin', 'admin - pi', 'admin - rigpi', etc. No luck.

Thanks in advance!

W8BYH

Inauspicious Start - New RigPi not accepting 'admin' login on setu

Brian Haren - W8BYH
 

Received a brand new MFJ-1234 RigPi yesterday and I'm going throught the initial setup now. Not five minutes into the game I've hit my first snag. When opening the RigPi desktop and attempting to login as 'admin' (following the instructions on Page 13 of the on-line manual), the RigPi app does not accept an empty password entry - it's like someone has set a password.

So... anyone have any suggestions? I've tried the obvious - 'admin - admin', 'admin - pi', 'admin - rigpi', etc. No luck.

Thanks in advance!

W8BYH

Re: Buying Advice needed

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Brian,

Welcome to the forum.

The least you need to buy is the RigPi memory card with the complete image.  You can optionally buy the card + Raspberry Pi 3B+, and case, then add a CW board.  MFJ provides lots of options.  https://mfjenterprises.com/collections/rigpi

73, Howard W6HN

Buying Advice needed

Brian Hunter
 

This looks perfect for what I'm trying to do. If I just want to connect to an IC-7300 with the USB cable do I need to buy the full RigPi or can i just get the basic model and add the CW keyer board ??

FT-991A muting on SSB but good on FM #ft-991a

Barry Bergstrom
 
Edited

Works well both on FM and SSB but after a while (a few hours), SSB audio is muted.
Best explained by this video: FT-991a muting on SSB but not on FM
It's not just 'muting' from RigPi audio only, even right at the radio it's being muted (SSB only).
Must be a setting in the radio I need to change? Ideas?