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Re: Port Forwarding by Cox Communications

Jeffrey Wolf
 

Thanks, Dave. Since that posting, I've managed to resolve the basic access issue into the RigPi that gets me rig control. What I haven't been able to resolve is getting Mumble to get through. I can't use the IP address that accesses the RigPi  along with the Mumble port number because my router won't accept the duplicate IP addressing, and Mumble doesn't have it's own IP address as far as I can tell. (I'm no networking pro, so there's a lot I probably don't understand, here). So, current status is that I have access to RigPi with radio control, but no current ability to get Mumble interfaced. Once the Mumble issue is resolved, I'll be fully operational. Everything works just fine from within my home network. All this struggling is about access from outside the home network.
   Thanks again.
--Jeff, K6JW

On 9/25/2019 6:37 AM, David R. Wilson wrote:
Unfortunately your link below does not work (read the source).
It does work if typed into the browser.

Those ports being blocked are pretty reasonable. There may be
applications that use those ports for other things, but that would be a
bit unusual. For example, I use IMAP, but not the unencrypted ports
that are being blocked. I would assume you have a router with a built
in firewall. You should be able to log into the router / firewall and
change port forwarding as appropriate for the ports not mentioned in
that list. Try using 'check port forwarding' in Google and see
if that answers the question whether it is working or not.

Dave
KU4B



On Tue, 2019-09-24 at 14:02 -0700, Jeffrey Wolf wrote:
This morning I tried to set up port forwarding to the RigPi.
Configuring my eero router was simple (7488 to 80) but Cox
Communications (my ISP) states that it blocks port forwarding. Has
anyone encountered this and managed to get around the issue? Cox has
a webpage with the ports it says it blocks, but I suspect that the
list is incomplete. Here is a link to that page:
https://www.cox.com/residential/support/internet-ports-blocked-or-restricted-by-cox.html

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Photo from 3161 does not appear to have come through.  Resending in a smaller format.

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Howard,

Thank you for the  information.  When I received the cable for the RSS from MFJ there was no jumper block included.  That is the reason I reverted to the Signalink jumper module.  I understand the issue as outlined by Don and I have discarded the Signalink product.
Today, I have inserted wires directly into the sockets as outline in the drawing noted earlier.  The pattern for the wires is 

That is the same orientation as the photo in your message #3139.
With that installed I have re run the tests outlined in your message #3110.  The results are as follows:
With the RSS set to TS2000, pushing PTT causes the RED PTT light on the RSS to illuminate.  It is not in total sync, but it not as "sluggish" as noted earlier.  It is improved.  The action DOES NOT cause the radio itself to transmit.
I tested the setup with the RSS in "Dummy" mode under the same conditions.  I got the same response, although I would say the PTT to PTT Red light sync might have been slightly better.  Its a judgement call but I think it looked better.  
In all the above testing, the Serial to USB cable was disconnected from the RSS.
Per the suggestions I have seen in this chain, I have looked at the soldering on the PCB where the jumper is attached.  There is a suspect solder joint where it looks like to points may have run together.  There is another spot that looks like it might be a cold joint.  It does show continuity but that could be coming form somewhere else.


I do not know if they are supposed to be connected.  I am not proficient at soldering.  I am hoping what I am showing is not an issue.

Thanks again for all the assistance.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers.

Don KC0DE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Don,

Thank you.  I ordered the cable but there was no jumper block included.  I did not know about the jumper block until I started to install and had problems.  I understand what you are saying about the Signalink module.  The Signalink instructions for pairing with a TS2000 shows a drawing with 6 wires connecting straight across to the corresponding socket.  It does not show that the 3 ground wires are connected however, the drawing yesterday that i posted (E1) did show that.  I have put the Signalink jumper away and am in the process of inserting 6 wires straight across as shown in this diagram.

I will then go back to the troubleshooting as outlined.

Thanks for all the assistance.  I am getting to the point where I am willing to toss my RSS in a box and send it to you to see if it, as is, will run on your TS2000.

Cheers

Don KC0DE

Re: Port Forwarding by Cox Communications

David R. Wilson
 

Unfortunately your link below does not work (read the source).
It does work if typed into the browser.

Those ports being blocked are pretty reasonable. There may be
applications that use those ports for other things, but that would be a
bit unusual. For example, I use IMAP, but not the unencrypted ports
that are being blocked. I would assume you have a router with a built
in firewall. You should be able to log into the router / firewall and
change port forwarding as appropriate for the ports not mentioned in
that list. Try using 'check port forwarding' in Google and see
if that answers the question whether it is working or not.

Dave
KU4B



On Tue, 2019-09-24 at 14:02 -0700, Jeffrey Wolf wrote:
This morning I tried to set up port forwarding to the RigPi.
Configuring my eero router was simple (7488 to 80) but Cox
Communications (my ISP) states that it blocks port forwarding. Has
anyone encountered this and managed to get around the issue? Cox has
a webpage with the ports it says it blocks, but I suspect that the
list is incomplete. Here is a link to that page:
https://www.cox.com/residential/support/internet-ports-blocked-or-restricted-by-cox.html

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

Art Olson
 

Herb/ N2GEW



On the same journey with you and others. Here is what I have used in the
past to a SSD drive. The process sets up booting off the SD card and then
runs the application off of the USB SSD drive. I have done this on several
of my rpi apps however when I tried this with Rigpi the PARTUUID is the
same for both the USB SSD and the SD Card. Normally they are different.



Anyway here is the url link. The process is about half way down the page



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



73

Art N2AJO







From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of herbk@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:39 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Micro SDHC card performance question



Hello:
I have had the RigPi for over a month and never made the backup onto an SD
card. I will do so now and hopefully) have an uncorrupted original to work
from. Thanks for the suggestion on the Ultra Plus
card with the higher write speeds.

Very interesting booting the SD Card from the USB on the RigPi. I presume
there
is no need to actually remove the original card from inside the RigPi. I
will try and
find chapter and versus on changing the boot device for the RPI

I have been successful with the RigPi using the laptop computer and getting
good audio reports. Not so
using the iPhone where I am getting reports of the audio "cutting out". I
don't see a lot
of configuration I can do in the Mumble APP specific for the iPhone.

All this refers to using the RigPi in my LAN.

73 / Herb / N2GEW

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

Jan Blomquist / SM5SUH
 

” using the iPhone where I am getting reports of the audio "cutting out". I don't see a lot
of configuration I can do in the Mumble APP specific for the iPhone.”

 

Have you change from sound activated to continuous in the app on the iPhone?

I guess it’s the same that I was having in my android, my voice was coming and going.

 

Jan / SM5SUH

 

From: herbk@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:39 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Micro SDHC card performance question
 
Hello:
I have had the RigPi for over a month and never made the backup onto an SD card. I will do so now and hopefully) have an uncorrupted original to work from. Thanks for the suggestion on the Ultra Plus
card with the higher write speeds.

Very interesting booting the SD Card from the USB on the RigPi. I presume there
is no need to actually remove the original card from inside the RigPi. I will try and
find chapter and versus on changing the boot device for the RPI

I have been successful with the RigPi using the laptop computer and getting good audio reports. Not so
using the iPhone where I am getting reports of the audio "cutting out". I don't see a lot
of configuration I can do in the Mumble APP specific for the iPhone.

All this refers to using the RigPi in my LAN. 

73 / Herb / N2GEW

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

Mark Weisheimer
 

Ryan,

Just remember to boot stretch from your RigPi backup, and upgrade it to Buster first.

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

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

HERB KEATON N2GEW
 

Hello:
I have had the RigPi for over a month and never made the backup onto an SD card. I will do so now and hopefully) have an uncorrupted original to work from. Thanks for the suggestion on the Ultra Plus
card with the higher write speeds.

Very interesting booting the SD Card from the USB on the RigPi. I presume there 
is no need to actually remove the original card from inside the RigPi. I will try and
find chapter and versus on changing the boot device for the RPI

I have been successful with the RigPi using the laptop computer and getting good audio reports. Not so
using the iPhone where I am getting reports of the audio "cutting out". I don't see a lot
of configuration I can do in the Mumble APP specific for the iPhone.

All this refers to using the RigPi in my LAN.  

73 / Herb / N2GEW

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

Ryan Matthew Headley
 

The benchmark site suggested earlier actually gave me a thought that goes even further.  I am going try and swap out the Pi 3B+ for a Pi 4.  I have a couple of them at the moment, and the general performance difference between the 3B+ and the 4 is remarkable.  I realise that this may not be simple, but I am going to give it a go with my backup image.

--
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Ryan Matthew Headley
1705 Granby Road
Cayce, SC 29033 USA

mobile - +1803-386-1799

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

Mark Weisheimer
 

Tony,

That is a great idea and thank you for sharing that process!

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

Re: Toggle the big PTT switch?

Jan Blomquist / SM5SUH
 

Hello Harold, sorry no iPhone on this side, it’s a Samsung Galaxy with Android and I test it now, but it didn’t work.

 

In my case it would not help me as the phone is mounted in the car. Here in Sweden we are not allowed to use any type communication in the car that is handheld while driving. Everything must be handsfree even for us radio amateurs :-(

 

A little tap on the screen when start talking and another tap when your done I think would be satisfactory for drive safety.

 

image
 

From: W5zzt1@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:13 AM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Toggle the big PTT switch?
 
Jan,

I am not sure which phone you are using but with my iphone if I turn it sideways while pushing the PTT is locks it down.  Then you can turn the phone any way you want and it stays locked until you push it again. 

If you have an iPhone give that a try. 

Harold

Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

Harold Rosee
 

George,

Just use VNC for remote access to the RigPi desktop just like you do locally.  You need to forward port 5900(default VNC port) to the RigPi's lan IP address.
To access the RSS remotely you use your browser and type in you WAN address:por:80.   Have that port forwarded to your RigPi also.  80 is the default port if your ISP doesn't block it. If it does or you want a more secure port you will need to translate that port to 80 in your router.
Mumble/Plumble also needs it's prot, 64738 forwarded to the RigPi to use remotely.  USERID can be your call and the password is 7388.

Read this post I put out there a while back.  It's some general information I think will help you.

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/message/1501?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,other+stuff,20,2,0,32432436


Harold

Re: New user, not computer savvy, need to understand ..... to begin

Harold Rosee
 

Mike,

In addition to Clint's manual I also put in the files section a step by step document to get a 7300 up and running.  If you follow it step by step you will be up and running in an hour or so.  I also put out some other general info that may help your understanding of the RigPi.

Look here:
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/Rig%20Configuration%20Information/ICOM/ICOM%20IC-7300%20Setup.pdf
and Here
https://groups.io/g/RigPi/message/1501?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,other+stuff,20,2,0,32432436

Harold

Re: Toggle the big PTT switch?

Harold Rosee
 

Jan,

I am not sure which phone you are using but with my iphone if I turn it sideways while pushing the PTT is locks it down.  Then you can turn the phone any way you want and it stays locked until you push it again. 

If you have an iPhone give that a try. 

Harold

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

 

Hi again,
Actually you can remove the jumper block and just put 6 jumper wires into the DIN socket.
Don
N3BMT

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

tmeys@...
 

Now have working what was my main goal: 1) access to swap SD (or USB) storage without opening the MFJ-1234 and 2) no more garbled audio and pops.  I'm using RigPi booted off of the USB port (not the SD) where I can use a USB or a USB to card adapter with a MicroSD with better performance.

I recommend this web article (https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi-3b-microsd-vs-ssd-speed-benchmarks/)  for a good comparison of microSD, USB, and SSD devices for Raspberry Pi 3B+ (what the current RigPi uses). Seems from that article that the microSD bus / USB 2.0 bus maxes out at 35 MB/sec, but that needs a device that can meet that at a sustained rate (not just peak).

'73
AE0AU 

Re: Port Forwarding by Cox Communications

Jeffrey Wolf
 

Doing it the way I'm doing it, I'm running into the problem that I can't get to the port setting stage. The problem is what to use for the IP address. I've used the IP address for the RigPi to get to RigPi, but I can't use it twice. So what is the IP address to access Mumble? It must have another IP address. If there's actually no way to do this by this method, I'll try to use PiVPN. Not quite sure I understand how to use it, but I'll try to figure it out.
Thanks.
--Jeff, K6JW


On 9/24/2019 4:59 PM, Aaron Jones wrote:
Jeff,

It sounds like you are using a separate port forward for each application?  If so Mumble uses port: 64738 TCP AND UDP, in some routers that would be two separate entries, or others you'd be able to select tcp/udp  for the port forward.

So for a separate port forward you'd need to do the following:

MUMBLE = External Port: UDP and TCP 64738 = Internal IP UDP and TCP 64738
HTTP (for rigpi UI over browser = External Port TCP XXXX (8000)  = Internal IP 80
VNC = External port 5900 = INTERNAL PORT 5900 (OR A MAPPING OF YOUR CHOOSING)

However, if you move to using the PiVPN / openvpn configuratoin you would only open one port:
External port 443 (or of your choosing) UDP = Internal port 443 (or whatever port you define when isntalling PiVPN)

Then you use your phone and connect to the "openvpn" which connnext to your external IP to your RigPI then mumble, VNC, and HTTP all go over the standard ports with no router mapping.

Just my two cents and experience.  I still have some external mappings for VNC so I can connect over my external IP to the RigPI vnc session without using VPN.

Good luck.

Re: So, I got an SSD...

Art Olson
 

Mike

Can you provide steps or point to your source you used to run rigpi on a ssd. I have done a few with vanilla pi software. But stuck  on this one

Art N2AJO 


On Sep 22, 2019, at 9:39 PM, Mike K0JTA <mike@...> wrote:

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

George Miller W3GWM
 

I’m working on getting started one step at a time. 

I have VNC installed and I can access the Raspberry Pi Desktop from other computers on my local network. I can run RSS and make changes to the dummy radio.

I’m now trying to get pitunnel working to access raspberry pi from outside of my local network. 

After that I’ll try to get VNC to allow me to use RSS from outside my local network. 

Any help getting pitunnel running ?
--
George W3GWM