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Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ken N3KF
 

Thanks Howard and Perry. Yep, plugged a headset in and audio is ok. Turned the RF completely down and the audio is better. So it's got to be RF as Perry suggested. Never had anything that was quite this sensitive to RF. Have had RTTY terminals through the mic in the front. Now got to figure out where the culprit is. Another day.....

Thanks all and thanks for the kick Perry!!


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Ken,

Plug a set of earbuds or headset into the TX OUT connector on RigPi to see if distortion occurs there.  You can adjust levels using a program called Alsamixer, as described in RigPi help.

Howard W6HN


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ken N3KF
 

Hi Perry,
Well I am into a dummy load and probably only using about 5 watts of power. Unfortunately, no scope. The MFJ 5708P cable goes from the RJ45 connector into an 8 pin mic plug. Seems there was at least one person that went this route (the person who wrote the instructions). So what I did should work, it just bypassed the RJ45. Looking at the schematic, should be fine the way I went. I guess I may have to run the output for the microphone into something I can listen to. Maybe a small amp or the like to make sure it's not something with the sound card in the RigPI...


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ken N3KF
 

Yes Larry, that is what I followed. 


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Perry Ogletree
 

That can be RF getting into the mike input... one of the reasons that the 500 mV to 1 V levels on the rear connector work better.
If you have a scope look at the audio going into the mike input and put the rig on a dummy load.Adjust the levels for good sounding audio then put the rig back on your antenna. If the audio goes to heck it's RFI at work.

Perry K4PWO 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Ken Florence <n3kf_groups@...>
Date: 1/4/20 2:50 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ok. Built the cables. Receive audio works FB. Built the TX out cable with a .47uf capacitor to block the 8v on the microphone input.. My transmit audio is very weak and compressed sounding. Sounds like it is being clipped badly. I turned off compression on the rig and bought the gain down.   But it still sounds very bad. Without talking, it's quiet, so don't think it's RF getting in.  Tried on different Android devices and it stays the same. Is this something that can be adjusted in Mumble and just specific to the radio? Thanks.


Re: Icom 7300 and WSJTX

Dave Edwards
 

Bausch & Lombe 5X loupe was my go to!!

....Dave

On 1/4/20 5:02 PM, Cdryanhall via Groups.Io wrote:
That did help but now the radio starts at 7.074 and ever time it keys up it moves down 1 every time till is on 7.068 and I stop it or it will get going 


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Lawrence I. Kaplan
 

On Jan 4, 2020, at 4:41 PM, Lawrence I. Kaplan via Groups.Io <lkdds@...> wrote:

ken: there are other stations that know more than I,

Larry
On Jan 4, 2020, at 4:37 PM, Ken Florence <n3kf_groups@...> wrote:

Thanks Larry. Heading out. I'll play later. Did this a mic back on just to be sure the rig is OK!!! It is. Appreciate your help!!!



Re: Icom 7300 and WSJTX

Cdryanhall@...
 

That did help but now the radio starts at 7.074 and ever time it keys up it moves down 1 every time till is on 7.068 and I stop it or it will get going 


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Lawrence I. Kaplan
 

ken: there are other stations that know more than I,

Larry

On Jan 4, 2020, at 4:37 PM, Ken Florence <n3kf_groups@...> wrote:

Thanks Larry. Heading out. I'll play later. Did this a mic back on just to be sure the rig is OK!!! It is. Appreciate your help!!!


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ken N3KF
 
Edited

Thanks Larry. Heading out. I'll play later. Did plug a mic back on just to be sure the rig is OK!!! It is. Appreciate your help!!!


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Lawrence I. Kaplan
 

in the mumble settings, for the audio input, shut down the noise suppression.slide it all the day to the left.

Larry

On Jan 4, 2020, at 4:26 PM, Ken Florence <n3kf_groups@...> wrote:

Certainly did Larry. But they are based off the MFJ 5208p cable which they have back ordered. So I built cables. Older radio. Doubt anyone has built their own cables. Although this isn't rocket science. The rig is sending what is being provided to the mic jack.


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Lawrence I. Kaplan
 

I have a kenwood 590s running on the rigpi. I had to change multiple settings in the radio. 

Larry

On Jan 4, 2020, at 4:20 PM, Ken Florence <n3kf_groups@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Followed the instructions. Basically just says to make sure default is selected in mumble for the audio to the RigPI which it is. Since it's going in through the microphone connector, really shouldn't be anything in the radio itself.....


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ken N3KF
 
Edited

Certainly did Larry. But they are based off the MFJ 5208p cable which they have back ordered. So I built cables. Older radio. Doubt anyone has built their own cables. Although this isn't rocket science. The rig is sending what is being provided to the mic jack.

Everything works. Just xmit audio isn't right. Could be there capacitor, but never had problems before with a blocking capacitor.


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Lawrence I. Kaplan
 

Ken: did you follow a setup for the 756 Pro 3?

Larry

On Jan 4, 2020, at 4:20 PM, Ken Florence <n3kf_groups@...> wrote:

Followed the instructions. Basically just says to make sure default is selected in mumble which it is.


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ken N3KF
 
Edited

Followed the instructions. Basically just says to make sure default is selected in mumble for the audio to the RigPI which it is. Since it's going in through the microphone connector, really shouldn't be anything in the radio itself.....


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Lawrence I. Kaplan
 

It might be the radio settings. Check the forum for a setup.

Larry Ab3ty 


On Jan 4, 2020, at 3:50 PM, Ken Florence <n3kf_groups@...> wrote:

Ok. Built the cables. Receive audio works FB. Built the TX out cable with a .47uf capacitor to block the 8v on the microphone input.. My transmit audio is very weak and compressed sounding. Sounds like it is being clipped badly. I turned off compression on the rig and bought the gain down.   But it still sounds very bad. Without talking, it's quiet, so don't think it's RF getting in.  Tried on different Android devices and it stays the same. Is this something that can be adjusted in Mumble and just specific to the radio? Thanks.


Re: RigPI to Icom 756 Pro3

Ken N3KF
 

Ok. Built the cables. Receive audio works FB. Built the TX out cable with a .47uf capacitor to block the 8v on the microphone input.. My transmit audio is very weak and compressed sounding. Sounds like it is being clipped badly. I turned off compression on the rig and bought the gain down.   But it still sounds very bad. Without talking, it's quiet, so don't think it's RF getting in.  Tried on different Android devices and it stays the same. Is this something that can be adjusted in Mumble and just specific to the radio? Thanks.


Can No Longer Login to RSS

Dan Heather
 

Hi,

On my second attempt to login in to RSS I only get a "Try again" pop-up.  I am using the default "admin" and no password <blank>.  That worked the first time but seems to have changed.  I do not recall changing any usernames or passwords.

Help!

I did look thru the Group listings but did not see a relevant posting.

Thanks!  No hurry, it's just a hobby!  :-)

Dan Heather, N1DH


Re: Updating WSJT-X

Larry Lentz
 

Thanks, Howard. Just figured that out. Actually decided to give the Rasbian a try. Worked a treat :-) Seems to have solved the issue I was having with the RSS out of the box WSJT 2.0.1 that wouldn't reliably key the transmitter in Hamlib.
73 - N5LL


Re: Updating WSJT-X

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

WSJT-X 2.1.2 is the latest version.

—Howard