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Re: Rigpi ptt led stop lighting up. Kenwood TS 590s

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hi Howard, 
In meny of Kenwood  TS 590s I have set all functions related to keyer to None. (I Think) 
Under RigPi  Basic Radio Setttings Keyer is set to None.(Since the beginning of problem) 
I disconnect radio och connect again. then I save and and try to press RigPi ptt. No PTT red led on RigPi. I´m shutting down the RigPi. Starting up. The 30 sec tone is still there. 

I think I tried it before with my K2 and still the same problem with the sound. 
I can try again tomorrow with a K2 if it´s helps. 

Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 
Edited

Howard,
I have set the CW Keyer to RigPi Keyer.  There was no change.  Earlier I had tested the RSS without the Audio cable installed.  It keyed the radio occasionally and sluggishly.  I found that when I reinserted the audio cable, the radio keyed.  I could not unkey it.  The only solution was to shut down the RigPi.  When it restarted, the radio was unkeyed and I could insert the audio cable.  That ws the condition when I tested the suggestion you had earlier.  I am going to try to attached higher quality screen shots of the various conditions.  They came directly from the RSS and not through VNC.  I am hoping this helps.
One of my frustrations is that I am using the audio cable that worked fine with my Signalink (13 Pin to RJ45).  I had ordered the MFJ version over a month ago and checking last Friday, it had not been built.  While I can not imagine it will make a difference, it would be nice if I had the "official" cable.

I await your next idea.

Cheers

Don KC0DE

Re: Two Questions

KT7AZ
 

Les, 
if you are booting from an image that is on an external USB Hard drive getting power from the PI, I found that your power supply needs to be of suffient current.  Some Wall warts fold back when the initial power starts.   I use a USB cable with a splitter.  One part goes to the PI and the other to a separate USB power cube.  I was experiencing intermittent power ups until I did this.

I now use this option by Geekworm, the box holds the hard drive and can hold another PI as well.  The power supply that you buy for it has plenty of power.  The box has an external power micro USB port I then plug the RigPI into.  The RigPI box sits nicely on top of this box.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GRZRW7J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4HYWAM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Good luck,
Gary
KT7AZ

Re: Ic7300

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Joe, I suspect there is a typo in your message, I assume you have Plumble now installed.  As with all connections to Mumble, the password is 7388, and username can be your call or any other username you choose.  Note the username must be unique for each connection.  The address is the LAN IP 1 address you will find in RigPi>SETTINGS>System (if at home) or the WAN IP address if away from home.  If away from home you must set up port forwarding on your router as detailed in RigPi Help.

--Howard

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Don,

It is hard to see the screen shot since the forum software reduces the resolution of attached images, but it looks like you may have the CW Keyer set to None.  Try setting it to RigPi Keyer, click Disconnect Radio and then Connect Radio.  Does that affect the PTT?

--Howard

Re: Rigpi ptt led stop lighting up. Kenwood TS 590s

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Loic,

I'm not able to repeat the tone as RigPi starts up.  However, for the CW PTT LED to light the Keyer must be assigned to the current radio.  You set your Keyer to None, which means the CW Keyer is inactive for that radio.  Try setting the Keyer to RigPi Keyer in Radio Settings, click Disconnect Radio, then Connect Radio.  The Keyer and PTT LED should now work.

Try shutting down RigPi and restarting to see if that somehow is also affecting the startup tone.

--Howard

Re: Two Questions

Mike K0JTA
 

I was interested in your comment that the PI will boot from a SSD!
I just sent for a small external USB SSD, so I do hope this will work.
Did you say that the boot time is faster?  (GREAT!)
Thanks and 73 from Mike, K0JTA

Re: Alsamixer can’t turn on ADC high or Output Mu

Thomas Tumino
 

HA, nevermind, got it activated.   Newbie mistake 

Alsamixer can’t turn on ADC high or Output Mu

Thomas Tumino
 

I can’t set Alsamixer to match the recommended settings.  Specifically I can’t turn the ADC high filter or the Output Mu.  I have no idea why.  

Receive audio is good, but not consistently and sometimes changes from radio output to unknown sounds.  

Transmit it audio is almost no existent, not enough to drive K3 

I am using RX in and TX audio separate cables. 

What am I missing here?

Thanks to all again,
Tom, N2YTF 

I have included an alsamixer screenshot:

Re: Rigpi shutdown button

Manuel Maseda
 

I never got any response to my post so I searched around and found that you can easily add a momentary external push button to a Raspberry Pi that can be used to safely shut it down and start it up.  Only requires editing 1 line of text in the config.txt file and wiring the button to 2 GPIO pins.  No need to add any additional code to the Raspberry Pi.  Seems to be working fine on my RigPi for the last week.  I’ll continue to test it for the next few weeks then post the solution here on the group.

Manuel W4SSB

Re: Rigpi ptt led stop lighting up. Kenwood TS 590s

Loic SM5VFE
 
Edited

Hi Howard, 
That is very good news. Thank you. Could it have something to do with the 30 second sound at startup? 

Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: Mumble on MAC (levels?) #ic-7300

Bob
 

Good addition for the Wkil
--
73 KE9A

Re: Rigpi ptt led stop lighting up. Kenwood TS 590s

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Loic, good news!  Using your image I can repeat the PTT problem you are seeing.  It is still unclear why your image is different, I’m trying to understand that.  I will have a fix soon.

Thanks again for providing your image.

73, Howard W6HN

Re: Two Questions

Leslie Loftin
 

Did not work the first time I tried it, but I may attach the Rigpi to a monitor and see if I can tell what is going on.
All I could see was a brief flash from the green LED and then constant Red (from the red LED). I could not see any ethernet connection either.
Thanks for your help.

Les


On Sep 15, 2019, at 5:53 PM, KT7AZ <kt7az.v69@...> wrote:

Les,

The PI 3B+ natively will boot from an external USB device.  Do the Backup Image on a selected USB drive, shut down and remove the SD card.  Leave the USB device connected and power up.  It should boot from the USB now.

Gary
KT7AZ

Re: Two Questions

KT7AZ
 

Les,

The PI 3B+ natively will boot from an external USB device.  Do the Backup Image on a selected USB drive, shut down and remove the SD card.  Leave the USB device connected and power up.  It should boot from the USB now.

Gary
KT7AZ

Icom CI/V ECHO ON command

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

I thought I'd 'be smart for once' and create a macro to set ECHO ON for the Icom.
Here it is:
*1w\0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0x1A\0x05\0x01\0x16\0x01\0xFD
Well turns out the RigPi only knows how to power the rig on/off without being connected (I think)
The ECHO ON does not work.
However if I turn it on, then the rig will do the ECHO OFF command OK (last 0x01 set to 0x00) .
I'm guessing I need to figure out how to do this with hamlib, like the power on/off commands
So I'm stuck.
I'm going to experiment with some others, like filter1,2,3. I did the preamp1,2,off macro easily.
Help appreciated - I'm getting tired of struggling with connection, after using Win4Icom which turns echo off.

73, Bo W4GHV
P.S. The 7610 worked the VHF contest a bit, using my G5RV antenna on 6 meters!  The EFHW and indoor dipole I made didn't work at all.

Re: Save Advanced Settings & P3 Update

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

Hi Michael,

Normally settings are fine left at default, Baud rate it the one that most often must be adjusted.  By suggesting defaults I'm looking for a way to narrow the parity problem you spotted.

It is possible to set up a virtual com port in RigPi.  Here is a link to a message that includes further info that may help:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/message/2476

73, Howard W6HN

Re: Two Questions

Leslie Loftin
 

Thanks, Gary
Good to know. I am reading some more information on how to get the Pi to boot to an external device, so I think I am on the right track.

Les

On Sep 15, 2019, at 11:24 AM, KT7AZ <kt7az.v69@...> wrote:

Les,

If you used the imager on the PI OS it is indeed bootable.  I have personally used the on board imager to copy to an external USB solid state hard drive which is how I now run the whole system.  It is quite a bit faster and will not wear out as fast as  an SD card.

Gary
KT7AZ

Re: Two Questions

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Les,

To delete an entire log, click the “hamburger” icon upper right of the logbook window, look for Delete>Entire Log near the bottom of the list.

—Howard

Re: Two Questions

KT7AZ
 

Les,

If you used the imager on the PI OS it is indeed bootable.  I have personally used the on board imager to copy to an external USB solid state hard drive which is how I now run the whole system.  It is quite a bit faster and will not wear out as fast as  an SD card.

Gary
KT7AZ