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

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hi Howard, 
I hope I did the backup now with win32 disk imager. 
How do I send the file? 
Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: What radio DOES work with RigPi-1234 ? ? ?

W4TZB Wayne
 

Clint

NEVERMIND :)

It seems it was a PORT problem and by having Radio 1 (7300) running when plugging in Radio 2 (7100) it was recognized okay.

Before I had the 7300 OFF while trying to add the 7100.

Whatever the reason, it is working now. 

73

Wayne W4TZB

Re: Ic7300

Joe Clements <vy2jc@...>
 

Thank you I have the Columbo Mambo app and it wants information to login what do I put in there?? Under label address password and username what do I put there??


From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> on behalf of Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:09:05 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Ic7300
 
Joe, you can control RigPi from the browser on your Android phone.  For VoIP, look for Plumble on the Google Play store.  Plumble is the Android equivalent of Mumble, it is free.

--Howard

Re: What radio DOES work with RigPi-1234 ? ? ?

W4TZB Wayne
 

Hi Clint

Your post caught my eye because you said you have both 7300 and 7100 working well.  

My 7300 works perfectly on USB0 but I cannot get RigPi to see my 7100 on USB1.  TEST RADIO gives error "Check radio connection and settings".

For 7100: Connectors DATA OFF MOD and DATA MOD are both set to USB and BAUD set to 19200 on both 7100 and RigPi Advanced Radio settings with standard 88h address.

Do you have any suggestions?    The 7300 set up very easily and I thought the 7100 would too. :(

Thanks and 73

Wayne W4TZB

Re: Logs

Leslie Loftin
 

Ok, Howard.
I think I have done it. I have a file in “Downloads” on my Mac that is called “station.sql” and appears to be around 3.8 Mb.
I will send it to you, however, if your private email is public knowledge, I don’t have it.
If your email is public, how do ever have time to set on the back porch and look at the water??
So many of us are helpless wanna be Nerds, how would ever have time to do anything else. I’ll send my address and your can reply with your address.
TNX

Les
WD5BYQ



On Sep 14, 2019, at 12:18 PM, Leslie Loftin <lhloftin2@...> wrote:

Mark,
Thanks for your advice. Log export and import is not the real problem. The thread started with a question about creating a new log.
Here briefly, is what happens. When I attempt to create a new log in a browser (Mac: Safari and Firefox, PC: Microsoft Edge) and I move items from the Master List to the Logbook Columns, many but not all items moved replicate themselves from two to ten times. “Callsign” is particularly bad. So my screen looks something like this:

    Logbook Columns                  Master List        Editor Fields

| Callsign                             <-> Amplifer           | His Street
        | Callsign                             <-> Band                | His City
                                                    <-> Callsign           | His County

I clicked on the Master List item “Callsign” and drug (dragged) it over to the Logbook Columns section.
And presto! I get two Callsign boxes (Fields), when only one is needed or wanted. If I click on one to delete it, they both disappear.
The same thing happens if I drag the Callsign to the Editor Fields.
Here is part of the oddity, in the Master List there are numerous fields from which to choose. “Callsign” will duplicate. “Band” will duplicate. “Club” will NOT duplicate. “His City” will duplicate.

Howard was trying to get me to reload a fresh log setup for the browser Pi log screen and that is where I got lost.
Okay, that was long. Hope you don’t have eye strain.

Les
WD5BYQ

On Sep 14, 2019, at 9:03 AM, Mark Weisheimer <mweisheimer@...> wrote:

Les,

The export/import is done under LOG and is in the top right of the LOG screen.
It looks like Howard suggested that, first you export your current log and then proceed to import a fresh log.
Take a look there and see if that is more clear, and fyi, import is at the bottom of that drop down, it isn't visible unless you go lower in the selection window.

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


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

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hi Howard, 
Ok. I try to do the backup. I need to search the forum how to do. 
Thank you. 
Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Howard,
This morning, I removed all other connections to the TS2000 (except external speaker and antennas).  I went through set up again (forced the wrong radio, saved and then put the TS2000 back in).   I went through this entire chain and followed all directions. I had not control over the RED light on the RSS.  The RED GUI PTT lit up on the screen, but nothing happened with the RSS or the radio.  I verified all connections, rebooted and still no control over the radio.  The TS2000 indicates "PC" in the display, which means it is being controlled externally.  This is verified by the frequency display and ability to change mode and band.

I then followed your instructions in message 2905.  With the RJ45 cable removed, I can make the RSS go into XMIT and it keys the radio.  The response is very sluggish and not always shut off when I removed click OFF the PTT.  I get the same sluggish response when I use the space-bar on the keyboard.  I wen to teh KEYER setting page and click Reset Defaults.  There was NO reactdion.  I did not get an "R R".  I did not see any activity with the light.  I did this as the RJ45 still disconnected.

Don
With regards to #2908, I confirmed 57,600 is set on Menu 56 of the TS2000 and on the RSS menu.  They both were already.  I clicked the save and got the message that it had been updated.  I disconnected the radio and closed RigPi.  I then rebooted.  Nothing had changed from the situation noted above.

Both.

In originally redoing the install of the TS2000, I noticed this report when I ran tail /var/log/messages.  I am not certain of its relevance.  It is the same with the RJ45 connected or disconnected.
======
pi@rigpi:~ $ tail /var/log/messages
Sep 14 13:08:06 rigpi kernel: [   67.541377] warning: process `colord-sane' used the deprecated sysctl system call with 8.1.2.
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857021] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 54
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857054] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 55
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857082] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 56
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857109] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 57
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857136] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 58
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857163] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 59
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857192] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 60
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857219] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 61
Sep 14 13:08:54 rigpi kernel: [  114.857245] unexport_store: invalid GPIO 62
pi@rigpi:~ $ 
=======

Thanks for the help so far.  I look forward to your suggestions.

Cheers.

Don KC0DE

Re: Stretch to Buster

Aaron Jones
 


Ryan,

this is what I foillowed, if I were to do it again I would:

  1. Backup my primary SD card
  2. Create a new SD card with two partitions:
    1. 500 meg for BOOT
    2. any size for ROOTFS since I'm going to
  3. Copy the stretch BOOT files (including hidden) from Original card to NEW card
  4. Using a different linux system so I can load both SD cards simultaneously - use "dd" to copy the Original ROOTFS to the NEW SD card
  5. Use Gparted to resize the new ROOTFS partition to whatever size i want to maximize my SD card usage
  6. Now boot into Stretch
  7. Follow instructions to Upgrade to Buster:

    IN PLACE UPGRADE TO BUSTER FOR RPI 4 SETUP

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspbian-buster-upgrade,39735.html

     

    Need to run this to get the bootloader loaded with the right files to boot on a pi4

     

    sudo apt install --reinstall raspberrypi-bootloader raspberrypi-kernel raspberrypi-net-mods raspberrypi-sys-mods raspberrypi-ui-mods

     

    Still need to run this after verify it load on Pi4

    sudo apt purge timidity lxmusic gnome-disk-utility deluge-gtk evince wicd wicd-gtk clipit usermode gucharmap gnome-system-tools pavucontrol

     

This is probably going to have some holes in it and isn't exactly what I did, I did the last step first but found that my BOOTFS partition was very small for the capacity of files I was storing there and folks on the web indicated that it's possible it would exceed the size you need hence the process for getting a second card built with plenty of BOOTFS space on it.

I also ended up utilizing an external SSD drive which is about 10x faster than the FAST SD card I was using.  That process was fairly straightforward, I followed the instructions from here:

 

https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi-4-usb-boot-config-guide-for-ssd-flash-drives/

 

I run the SD card as the boot partition and it mounts the SSD for rootfs activity.

Here's the read/write speeds on my SD card:

 

TESTING SD CARD READ WRITE SPEEDS

pi@rigpi:~ $ dd if=/dev/zero of=~/test500sd.tmp bs=500K count=1024

1024+0 records in

1024+0 records out

524288000 bytes (524 MB, 500 MiB) copied, 25.2583 s, 20.8 MB/s   (FOR WRITE SPEED)

pi@rigpi:~ $ sync; echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

3

pi@rigpi:~ $ dd if=~/test500sd.tmp of=/dev/null bs=500K count=1024

1024+0 records in

1024+0 records out

524288000 bytes (524 MB, 500 MiB) copied, 11.7885 s, 44.5 MB/s   (FOR READ SPEED)

 

 EXTERNAL USB SSD READ/WRITE SPEEDS:

pi@rigpi:~ $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/pi/PiSSD/test.tmp bs=500K count=1024

1024+0 records in

1024+0 records out

524288000 bytes (524 MB, 500 MiB) copied, 2.43088 s, 216 MB/s - (FOR WRITE SPEED)

pi@rigpi:~ $ sync; echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches

3

pi@rigpi:~ $ dd if=/media/pi/PiSSD/test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=500K count=1024

1024+0 records in

1024+0 records out

524288000 bytes (524 MB, 500 MiB) copied, 1.96956 s, 266 MB/s- (FOR READ SPEED)

pi@rigpi:~ $


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

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Loic, you are correct, if the memory card is corrupt the backup will also be corrupt.  I would like to test the backup you make if it is possible for you to send it to me.

--Howard

Additional "no transmit audio" tests

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Troubleshooting for lack of transmit audio is usually straightforward.  As with any troubleshooting, try to break the audio path into segments and make sure they are OK by themselves.  Often times it is a radio menu setting getting in the way. 

To test the mumble side of transmit audio, connect to the RigPi Mumble server from two other computers or devices.  You will now have the Mumble client on the Raspberry Pi desktop connected to your radio, plus two external clients on different computers.  It is like a party line.  If you speak into one computer you should hear it on the second computer.  If you do, the lack of transmit audio will most likely be in the cabling, PTT, or radio menu settings.

--Howard

Re: Logs

Leslie Loftin
 

Mark,
Thanks for your advice. Log export and import is not the real problem. The thread started with a question about creating a new log.
Here briefly, is what happens. When I attempt to create a new log in a browser (Mac: Safari and Firefox, PC: Microsoft Edge) and I move items from the Master List to the Logbook Columns, many but not all items moved replicate themselves from two to ten times. “Callsign” is particularly bad. So my screen looks something like this:

    Logbook Columns                  Master List        Editor Fields

| Callsign                             <-> Amplifer           | His Street
        | Callsign                             <-> Band                | His City
                                                    <-> Callsign           | His County

I clicked on the Master List item “Callsign” and drug (dragged) it over to the Logbook Columns section.
And presto! I get two Callsign boxes (Fields), when only one is needed or wanted. If I click on one to delete it, they both disappear.
The same thing happens if I drag the Callsign to the Editor Fields.
Here is part of the oddity, in the Master List there are numerous fields from which to choose. “Callsign” will duplicate. “Band” will duplicate. “Club” will NOT duplicate. “His City” will duplicate.

Howard was trying to get me to reload a fresh log setup for the browser Pi log screen and that is where I got lost.
Okay, that was long. Hope you don’t have eye strain.

Les
WD5BYQ

On Sep 14, 2019, at 9:03 AM, Mark Weisheimer <mweisheimer@...> wrote:

Les,

The export/import is done under LOG and is in the top right of the LOG screen.
It looks like Howard suggested that, first you export your current log and then proceed to import a fresh log.
Take a look there and see if that is more clear, and fyi, import is at the bottom of that drop down, it isn't visible unless you go lower in the selection window.

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

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

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hi Howard, 
Ok I will try this and see if this solve my problems. I thought if memory the card is correpted then a copy will cause the same problem again. 
Glad this could be a solution. 
Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: Ic7300

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Joe, you can control RigPi from the browser on your Android phone.  For VoIP, look for Plumble on the Google Play store.  Plumble is the Android equivalent of Mumble, it is free.

--Howard

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

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Loic, in the Raspberry Pi menu, select Accessories>SD Card Copier.  You can use that utility to create a backup of your existing memory card.  This has been discussed before on the forum, so look for further information using the forum Search function.  You can also use google for detailed instructions.

--Howard

Re: Logs

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Les,

Mark is correct about exporting your log from RigPi via ADIF.  In this case I'm suggesting a deeper dive to solve the problem, the use of PHPMyAdmin and its Export function.  You can open phpMyAdmin from the Raspberry Pi desktop Programming menu, username root, password 7388.  Select station in the list on the left.  Select Export then Go.  You will create a backup of all databases.  Please send me a copy by private email.

--Howard  

Re: Logging for a dummy?

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Carl,

WSJT-X maintains two log files, one in .CSV as you've noted. and a second in ADIF format which can be imported into 99% of other logging programs.  There are also ADIF utilities that can provide other formats.  Look for wsjtx_log.adi.  For more information, see the WSJT-X Help file found here:  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.0.0.html

Look for section 11 on Logging.

--Howard

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

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

Hi Frank,

Mumble on a Mac is similar to what you see on the Raspberry Pi desktop.  In the Mac's System Preferences>Audio, make sure the Internal Mic is selected if that is what you want to use.  In Mumble, open the Audio Input settings from the Configure menu and put a check in the Advanced checkbox at the top. Audio Input is from your Mic.  Select Built-in Microphone for the Device, and temporarily select Voice Activity for Transmit.  Set the Noise Suppression slider to off.  Click Apply and you should see the bar graph react to your voice.  That should do it, you can also tweak levels if necessary.

Set Transmit to Continuous.  After any change in Mumble, click Apply then OK.  Restart Mumble on the Mac desktop to save the changes.

73, Howard W6HN

Logging for a dummy?

Carl Estey
 

I have WSJT-X v2.0.1 running from the applications>Hamradio>WSJT window on my RigPi.  I can see that all of my QSO's have been logged if I go to File>Open log directory and open the wsjt.log file.  The data appears to be in .CSV format.  How do I manage this data to print or sort?  I have an external USB keyboard, USB mouse, and HDMI monitor connected to the RigPi.  Can anyone give me the steps to print this data.  If I had Excel on the Pi I would know how to read the file and could then print it, however without Excel and unfamiliar with the resources available on the RPi, I am at a loss as to how to do this.

BTW, I am having a ball on FT8 using a IC-7300 and wire antennas.

73
Carl WA0CQG

Mumble on MAC (levels?) #ic-7300

kg9hfrank@gmail.com <kg9hfrank@...>
 

So I have mumble running on my iPhone works/sounds excellent!

Installed mumble on MAC and cannot figure it out.
I can hear signals but no mic audio transmit.
It isn't in the System Preferences > Sound

Anyone?

de Frank KG9H

Re: Logs

Mark Weisheimer
 

Les,

The export/import is done under LOG and is in the top right of the LOG screen.
It looks like Howard suggested that, first you export your current log and then proceed to import a fresh log.
Take a look there and see if that is more clear, and fyi, import is at the bottom of that drop down, it isn't visible unless you go lower in the selection window.

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