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Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Perry, you may have just won the sleuthing prize.  RigPi always sends CAT PTT no matter what along with hardware PTT if the latter is configured that way.  We ran a test shorting the hardware PTT connection to see if the radio went into transmit, and it didn't.  That test points to a hardware problem (header or cable), but here is another test for Don to try. 

Don, please connect the 2000 to RigPi so RigPi is in control.  Then pull out the CAT cable.  Hardware PTT will continue to work, although only for a second or so until it figures out the radio isn't connected.  That should be long enough to see the 2000 go into transmit via the ACC connector.

Another way to test is to use the Hamlib Dummy radio rather than the TS-2000.  Hardware PTT doesn't care, so PTT should happily put the 2000 into transmit through the ACC connector.

Once we have proven that the radio PTT does fine in the tests, I will change the RigPi software to keep CAT PTT command from being sent when desired.

73, Howard W6HN

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Perry Ogletree
 

Thanks for the fill Don. In most Kenwood rigs you have two CAT PTT commands... "TX0;" or "TX1;". The first transmits audio present on the mike connector while the "alternate" transmits audio on the rear accessory connector. 
Since the 2000 has two transmitter section, the main and the sub band, the alternate command transmits mike audio on the sub band. It has no CAT command to transmit audio from the rear connector.
When you disconnected the cable and still got the rig to xmit with spacebar, etc., that tells me you have CAT PTT enabled in the software when you shouldn't. PTT needs to only come from your interface via the accessory connector cable. 

Perry



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10+.

-------- Original message --------
From: Don Domina <stl_deli@...>
Date: 9/23/19 9:23 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] TS 2000 no PTT

Perry,

Thank you.  I am using the ACC2 connector for audio and PTT via a 13 Pin to RJ45 cable supplied by MFJ designed for use with a TS2000.  I am unclear about your comment on CAT PTT and "auxiliary PTT".  I was asked to remove the ACC2 cable as part of a test.  With that cable removed, I was able to key the TS2000 via the PTT and Spacebar.  That is not the condition that I intend to operate.

Hope that clears it up.  Again thank you,.

Don KC0DE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Perry,

Thank you.  I am using the ACC2 connector for audio and PTT via a 13 Pin to RJ45 cable supplied by MFJ designed for use with a TS2000.  I am unclear about your comment on CAT PTT and "auxiliary PTT".  I was asked to remove the ACC2 cable as part of a test.  With that cable removed, I was able to key the TS2000 via the PTT and Spacebar.  That is not the condition that I intend to operate.

Hope that clears it up.  Again thank you,.

Don KC0DE

Re: So, I got an SSD...

Mike K0JTA
 

Just as a follow-up, the Raspberry PI's SD-card-copy app did work as advertised.    (Previously, it had an issue connecting to the external SSD.  All it took was a restart of the PI, something that I had not done in DAYS...)

The external USB SSD sure seems to be "snappier" than the previous SD card, I will report!  FYI, this is the one that I purchased at $25.64 on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-60GB-SSD-Solid-State-Hard-Drive-SATA-External-Hard-Disk-for-Laptop-400MB/293229296798?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

73;  Mike, K0JTA

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Don,

Thanks for the tip.  I checked this morning.  The plug is correct.  The single pin is at the top of the connector and that is the orientation that I had used.    Appreciate the suggestion....I am hoping it is something simple like that.

Cheers

Don KC0DE

Re: So, I got an SSD...

Mike K0JTA
 

I believe I have found the resolution!  I restarted the Raspberry PI, and I am now able to copy the SD card to the new external USB-based SSD.  It is now under way; Copy of partition one is done, and partition two is under way, as I type.

73 from Mike, K0JTA

Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

Mark Weisheimer
 

George,

Sorry, I just went over to your earlier message and see that you are using PiTunnel.

My brain is much like a browser, 27 tabs open, 2 not responding and I can't figure out where the crazy audio is coming from...

With PiTunnel, you were opening a terminal window when you accessed rigpi.local
You also want to create an HTTP connection to rigpi.local

Do you see any choice for that?


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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
 

You have the miniDIN6 cable and connector now, which is what you want to pass audio to and from the radio.
You also need a serial USB to DB-9 cable to control the radio from the RigPi.

Connecting to the Dummy radio will not require any of that, using the TS-480HX will require both.

So far at not connecting to the RigPi via WAN, I am not clear on how you are accessing your local devices from the WAN.
Is it VPN or did you set up port forwarding on your router?

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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

George Miller W3GWM
 

I have a db6 connector (6 pins) to the DATA port on my TS-480. Should I be trying to connect the 8 Pin Remote port instead?

Right now I'd like to be able to connect to RigPi running the dummy radio from PiTunnel and VNC. I cn connect off the Lan but not the Wan.
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George W3GWM

Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

Mark Weisheimer
 

Do you have a USB to DB9 cable connected from the RigPi to the TS-480HX?
That is needed for the CAT data to flow between the RigPi and the radio.

The default username and password for VNC
user: pi
pw: 7388


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

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

 

Hello to all,
Here's another loooong shot!!!
Did you know the 13 pin din can be installed upside down?
I did it when working on my first Signalink.
Don,
N3BMT

Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

George Miller W3GWM
 

I've got another problem. When I try to connect to my TS-480 I get an error message "Rig control not started"

VNC server appears to be finding my server, but wants a username and password.

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George W3GWM

Re: Logging for a dummy?

Mark Weisheimer
 

Do you use VNC to connect to the RigPi desktop?
It has a built in file transfer function that works both directions
I just tested it and it moves those log files to my local computer from their RigPi location at ~/.local/share/WSJT-X

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

Re: Starting RigPi from PiTunnel

Mark Weisheimer
 

pi
7388

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

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Perry Ogletree
 

PTT on a TS-2000 must be on the rear ACC2 connector if the audio is on that connection. CAT PTT will not pass audio from the rear ACC2 connector,  it only works with audio on the mike connector. The "auxiliary PTT" CAT command cause the Sub band to transmit with mike audio where in other rigs it changes the audio source to the rear connector.

Perry K4PWO 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10+.

-------- Original message --------
From: Mark Weisheimer <mweisheimer@...>
Date: 9/22/19 9:37 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] TS 2000 no PTT

Don,
 
When you ground the PTT line with a jumper, the TS-2000 would be expected to go into transmit and turn it's LED red, but the RED keying light in the RigPi will not illuminate.
 
So CAT PTT is working, albeit sluggishly, which you proved by removing the audio cable and then operating PTT on the RigPi.
 
One part that is puzzling is that the TS2000 phantom keys when you plug the audio cable back in and won't quit unless you power the TS2000 off and then on.
Yet it will not go into transmit when you ground the PTT line.
I am wondering if the TS2000 has VOX enabled for the data port and that is where the transmit is coming from.
 
I think you have already said this, but please enlighten me again, the radio will not go into transmit mode when the audio cable is plugged in.

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

Re: Starting RigPi from PiTunnel

George Miller W3GWM
 

When I enter "pi" at the prompt for login and press enter, It still wants a password. Pressing "Enter" with the field empty or using "pi" as the password doesn't work either.
 
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George W3GWM

Re: Starting RigPi from PiTunnel

Mark Weisheimer
 

The default username is pi
Does that work?

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

Starting RigPi from PiTunnel

George Miller W3GWM
 

I can access the Devices Screen of PiTunnel but don't know how to start RigPi from here.

The Device screen shows that I'm connected to "rigpi.local" (as well as a lot of other information

When I open the Remote Terminal, I see:

rigpi.local login:

If I enter "admin" and press "Enter", I get a message "Login Incorrect"

I can't find anything in the Help file or here. Does anyone have any idea what the terminal is looking for?

I can enter RigPi from the RSS Box where I have a monitor and keyboard connected. From another computer connected to the same network I can connect to RigPi by entering the LAN address. 

I'm trying to connect to raspberry Pi and RigPi from another network via the Lan on port 80.

What am I doing wrong?

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George W3GWM

Re: Issue when I try to update to new version 1.05 #mfj-1234

Bill
 

Working ok know, I just had to wait 10-15 sec. before I saw the update message .

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73 de la8fta, Bill

Re: Logging for a dummy?

Carl Estey
 

While I appreciate Howard's reply, I have gotten no where on being able to manipulate the data collected for each of the over 100 Q's I have made using FT-8 via WSJT-X.  My operating environment is:  A RigPi running only WSJT-X - so basically, this is a Raspberry Pi running WSJT-X and the RSS is not running.  

Howard's response and section 11 of the WSJT-X document file really all point to using some external 3rd-party software to manipulate the data collected by WSJT-X in the .CSV formatted WSJT.log file and the wsjt_log.adi file.  However, I cannot find such a program that I can run from the RPI, nor can I figure out a way to export the data from the RPI onto media I can read in logging programs running externally, such as on my iMac or Windows 10 laptop.

Certainly others have used WSJT-X from the RPI without having RSS running and found ways to manipulate logged data.  There must be an easy way to do this.

I have tried running RSS by accessing it from a browser while running WSJT-X on the RPI and that seems to get messed up in rig control issues.  

What is the simple solution for my dilema?  I want to see who I have worked, avoid dupes, and work towards goals like WAS, DXCC, etc.

73
Carl WA0CQG