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Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

George Miller W3GWM
 

I'm connected to sndrpiproto
I'm not getting audio. My remote S meter is stuck on S-6.5 No variations as the audio on my rig changes. If I key the transmitter with PTT, the transmitter keys and unkeys, but the S-Meter  goes to 100 and stays there.
I'm using a jumper board and data cable I purchased from Tigertronics for SignaLink designed for my TS-480.
With everything in Mumble set as shown on page 103 - 106 of the help file I see audio fluctuations on the Audio Input screen.
I'm not getting audio to the RigPi interface because the needle doesn't move.



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George W3GWM

Re: MFJ-5713DK cable support CAT commands #mfj-1234

Ron Meadows
 

Hi Mark,

I should ask this question simply, can the MFJ-1234 with the MFJ-5713DK cable connected to my TS-590SG handle audio and control the radio?

-Ron K6RPT



On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 2:03 PM Mark Weisheimer <mweisheimer@...> wrote:
Hi Ron,

The 13 pin DIN does not carry serial data for CAT control.
I am not certain if the TS-590SG allows use of both USB and the DB9 comm port for CAT.
You might be able to find something in the Kenwood manual about whether you have to choose the CAT port in a menu setting.
Do you already have a USB to DB-9 serial cable that you can test that with?

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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

harrishelp@...
 

Ah, makes more sense now. 
Thanks!

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Perry Ogletree
 

The TS-2000, if it sees a constant PTT when it powers on, will disable PTT.  You can simulate this with the hand mike.  I had a bad footswitch that taught me that lesson!

 

Perry K4PWO

 

From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of harrishelp via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:34 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] TS 2000 no PTT

 

OK. Please ignore the message I just sent. My computer was behind. Those two pins are numbers 13 and 4 via the cable connected to the Kenwood. #13 is PTT Control and #4 is Ground. I would think that this short would key the radio, once both ends of the cable are connected. Not sure why it is not... maybe the radio is 'timing-out'? Regardless, I believe that this short needs to be cleared before proceeding any further. I work in the MFJ service department and want to be clear that I am not suggesting that you, the customer, work on your unit and wish to extend an offer to do it for you. But feel free to do it. You will not void your warranty. Just be sure to shut down the RSS and disconnect it before attempting to clear the short. 

Re: MFJ-5713DK cable support CAT commands #mfj-1234

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi Ron,

The 13 pin DIN does not carry serial data for CAT control.
I am not certain if the TS-590SG allows use of both USB and the DB9 comm port for CAT.
You might be able to find something in the Kenwood manual about whether you have to choose the CAT port in a menu setting.
Do you already have a USB to DB-9 serial cable that you can test that with?

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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi

Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

Mark Weisheimer
 

The audio overlay changed around the first week of July 2019.
Your choice will now end with something very close to snd_rpi_proto


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73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

To All,

I'll "ditto" Hank's comments.  He is replacing the unit and providing the missing jumper module.  He will test it before it comes to me.  When I have it and get it installed, I will let this forum know of the outcome.

I want to thank all that came to my help through this forum.  I have reached out on other venues and received help but nothing like the patient, continuous support that I received here.  From Howard to Don #2 to Perry to Bruce and to those who I did not list....THANK YOU!  This is what make our hobby special.

Cheers

Don KC0DE

Re: PTT output not working on transmit

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

...of course there are always the details.  You only want PTT to engage for one account.  You don’t want account A to control PTT in account B, so it is more than a matter of ignoring “None” and allowing PTT.  I used the selection of RigPi Keyer to determine which account gets hardware PTT control.  So None should mean no hardware PTT, but another fix will be appropriate.

—Howard

Re: PTT output not working on transmit

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jay,

Nice sleuthing!  Now we will have to double your pay...at least!

I will adjust the code, thanks.

—Howard

Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

George Miller W3GWM
 

I’ve reached a problem point. I have my TS-480 connected to RigPi and I’m able to control it from anywhere I can connect from.

 

When I try to connect Mumble, I’m running into problems.

 

Is there a list of the steps to take to setup Mumble with RigPi. According to the help file I should be connecting to hw:card=audioinjectorpi… this doesn’t show up in my selections at Mumble Configure>Settings>Audio Input.

 

Any suggestions of what to do now?

 

I’m connected thru the Data Port and the Serial port on my TS-480.

 

George – W3GWM


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George W3GWM

Re: PTT output not working on transmit

Jay McClellan, K8DC
 
Edited

Hi Howard,

I figured out the problem by reading through the PHP source code. In RigServerClass.php the SetPTT function is as follows:

public function SetPTT($on){
  if ($this->config["PTTMode"]==1){
    if ($this->config["Keyer"]=="RigPi Keyer"){
      $this->config["inTransmit"]=$on;
        doPTT($on);
      }
    }
  }

So the PTT output never gets set on transmit unless the keyer is set to 'RigPi Keyer'. The default setting is 'None' which should be okay since I'm not using the keyer board, but it effectively disables the PTT output on the audio board. After changing the setting to 'RigPi Keyer' the output works on PTT as expected. You might consider changing this logic so that the PTT output works regardless of whether the RigPi keyer is in use.

73, Jay

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

harrishelp@...
 

Thank you N3BMT.
I have spoken with KC0DE and we have it all worked out. 
Also, thank you and every one else for your assistance on this problem. 
What a tremendous team effort! 
73!

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

 

MFJ Service,
My thoughts only!
I think you should put a new RSS along with the jumper board he did not get with his cable in the mail today to him for all he has gone through with a faulty unit.  He will then meet his deadline and can return the old one to you when the new one is operating.
Think about it!!
Don
N3BMT

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

harrishelp@...
 

Great! I am going to go ahead and work on getting a replacement audio board/daughter board assembly ready to send to you with pre-paid shipping/postage to get the defective one back here. I believe that this will give you the shortest time to a fix from this point. Also, providing the two boards assembled together will allow you to replace the defective one without any soldering. As soon as I get the assembly coming to me, probably less than an hour from now, I will reach out to you to cover the details. 

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Thank you.  I am not sure who "Hank" is.  Could you advise?

Cheers

Don KC0DE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Don,

I'm so glad to see progress!  I think this thread is now the grand champion for number of posts.  You have been extremely patient with this process, thank you for all the testing and reporting you have done.  I'm expecting Hank to continue working with you to look at the sluggishness issue, and I'll be here to help as needed.

--Howard

Re: PTT output not working on transmit

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jay,

A mystery alas.  The circuitry for "on when radio connected" and "on when transmitting" is shared by both commands.  The only difference code-wise is that a latching PTT command is sent when "on when connected" is used.  So....next question.  Is the red PTT LED light working as expected?  The PTT LED is from the Keyer board, so it is controlled by the same GPIO pin but it uses its own switching.

I assume you don't have any other software running that could interfere with RigPi's control of the GPIO pin.

--Howard

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

MFJ Service,

Thank you for reaching out.  You will note (in #3200) that I have apparently corrected the solder issue and perhaps another solder issue on the same board.  The RSS will now key.  I am very concerned about the fix.  I would like to talk about getting at least the small daughter board back to MFJ for replacement/repair but my time is short.  Could you contact me at my call at arrl.net so we can see what might work for my needs?

Thanks again

Don KC0DE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Howard,

I jumped by all the comments since last night, to clearing the issue of the soldering this morning.  My skills are not good in this area.  I was able to separate the two points documented in the photo in #3195.  I also touched a couple of other points that appeared they might have been "cold" or "questionable".  I did not do a good job and am worried that any change I made may be temporary or could have caused other problems.

The result of this is my ability to key the TS2000.  It appears that the "rework" that I did, in fact corrected part of the problem. Progress!!  Although I can now key, the response to engaging the PTT switch remains sluggish and spotty.  The response is not always there even though the RED PTT light on the screen reacts.  It appears to me that the RED LED on the RSS and the keying of the TS2000 are occurring simultaneously.  I will add that on shutdown, I now hear "code".  I have not heard that before on shutdown.

While I'm disappointed in the construction of the RSS, I am still very excited about getting it operational.  The reason I purchased it in August was to keep me involved with a local ARES group when I travel.  That need begins in about 4 weeks.  That is my timeframe.

Thanks all that you have done on this and huge thanks to all the others who have offered suggestions.

Looking forward to your response.

Cheers

Don KC0DE

MFJ-5713DK cable support CAT commands #mfj-1234

Ron Meadows
 

I have a Kenwood TS-590SG and I use the USB port for Ham Radio Deluxe on my Win 10 PC and would like to use the MFJ-5713DK cable for the MFJ-1234.

My question is does the
MFJ-5713DK cable support CAT commands and is this the only cable I would need to to interface to the MFJ-1234 to control my radio?

-Ron K6RPT