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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

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

Bill
 
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And in the under Turner I see the following error:

Warning: require(/var/www/html/includes/modalCancelOnly.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/html/index.php on line 2770

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/var/www/html/includes/modalCancelOnly.txt' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/html/index.php on line 2770


I'm using version 1.00

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73 de la8fta, Bill

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

Bill
 

I get the following massage when I try to reboot or update to the latest version: Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/var/www/html/programs/shutdownFunc.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/html/classes/Membership.php on line 96

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73 de la8fta, Bill

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Mark,  

Understand the RSS light vs RED transmit indicator.  I will confirm that the RED transmit has never illuminated and the radio has never gone into transmit mode (when it does there is a relay click and the radio mutes in addition to the RED indicator) when the 13 pin-RJ45 data cable is plugged in.

I have searched the manual for VOX information.  On the TS2000, VOX is achieved via a front panel button.  It is ORANGE when engaged.  I have verified that it is off and the light is not engaged.  The text from the manual follows:

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t VOX/ LEVEL key

In voice mode, press to switch the Voice-Operated

Transmit function ON or OFF {page 39}. In CW

mode, press to switch the Break-in function ON or

OFF {page 42}. Press [FUNC], [VOX/ LEVEL] to

adjust the microphone input level for VOX operation.

The VOX LED lights orange when the VOX function is

active.
==============
I can not find where "VOX Enabled" for the data port is an option.

I have reviewed all of the menu settings and I have verified any suspect settings with Don N3BMT in this forum.  Don, I believe, has been successful in paring the RSS with a TS2000.

Thanks again.

Cheers.

Don KC0DE

Re: TX audio problem and RX audio quality

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi Tom,

Clint Chron has posted a guide that has many step by step instructions.
The section on assigning a permanent static IP begins on page 10 of the guide at:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/Homebrew%20Information%20from%20Users/RigPi%20Installation%20For%20Icom%20USB%20Radios.pdf

A step by step for setting the router to only use a specific range of IP's for DHCP assignment is more challenging since it varies by router.
Generally speaking, there just needs to be a small block of perhaps 5-25 reserved local IP's for use by printers or IOT devices and etc.

Clearing up the IP assignment language in the help file is a good suggestion.

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

Re: So, I got an SSD...

martinbradford2001
 

Hard drives including SSDs work fine on the Raspberry Pi, but the software build was not really put together with them in mind and they can be a pain to set up. Western Digital used to produce a compact hard disk specifically for the Pi and supplied a version of the operating system that made it easy to configure. If you are unable to get the standard RigPi distribution working with your SSD, you might try downloading the WD OS install image from https://github.com/PiDrive/CommunityFoundationEdition and booting your RigPi from that first with the SSD attached. That will prove out the hardware configuration and give you the opportunity to review the way the OS files are set up. Obviously, don't overwrite your RigPi image - set it up on a new SD card! Once that is working, you can try to implement the same configuration with a RigPi image.

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Mark Weisheimer
 

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: TX audio problem and RX audio quality

Thomas Tumino
 

I have discovered yet another frustrating issue.

Although the RigPi manual explains the need for, and gives basic guidance for setting up port forwarding, it makes no mention of the fact that the port forwarding will only work temporarily until your RigPi gets itself a new IP from your router UNLESS you perform a software mod on the RigPi to get it to keep a specific IP.

So now I have found references to a thread somewhere here that details the mod to the RigPi's software to get it to stick to an internal network IP, but I can't find a good step by step guide.  Guides found online don't match what I find when I start editing the dhccpd.

So I have two requests. 
-Can someone post step by step directions here on getting the RigPi to keep to an IP number once assigned by the router and marked by the router to be static.
-Can someone edit the RigPi manual to explain that port forwarding will only work temporarily for you unless you get your router and RigPi to cooperate on keeping a single, static IP on the internal network

It would also be great if the RigPi software simply was designed by default to keep an IP once assigned unless specifically reset. This would seem to be what the default should be-not the other way around.

Thanks again,
Tom

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Mark,

Thanks for responding so quickly.  First, I want to say that Howard and others on this forum have been great in helping me troubleshoot this installation.  I addressed my note to Howard because I was responding to his comments.   I know how hard he is working on all RSS issues.

To your points:  I have verified the jumper is "notch to notch".  I tried it the other way as well.  With the TS2000, the jumpers are symmetrical so the position does not really matter.  All "wires" cross directly across the jumper to the corresponding socket.  In other words, pin 1 goes directly across to the first socket, as does Pin 2 and Pin 3.  Pins 4 and 5 are not connected and Pins 6, 7 and 8 are also wired directly across to their corresponding socket.  As you can see, the pattern is symmetrical so it should work in either direction.  Again, it is installed notch to notch.  The pattern is the same as the pattern I use in a Signalink that works fine with the TS2000.  That pattern was verified to me in an earlier post in this chain.  The jumper block is a Signalink "hard wired" block specifically for the TS2000.   I did not get a new jumper block with the MFJ cable.

I understand the methods of "keying".  I am going by my Signalink installation which I think uses the "grounding" technique to key the TS2000.

My comment regarding the RSS "keying' is in error.  I should have said the TS2000.  I was referring to the RSS "keying the TS2000" but I understand how that might be misunderstood.  The TS2000 has a GREEN receive light and a RED transmit light.  Even though the RSS (software and RED light on the RSS) show PTT, the TS2000 remains in the GREEN receive mode.  I have assumed that with the "grounding test" if it is successful the RED PTT light on the RSS would also illuminate.  Is that correct?

With regards to the cable keying the RSS:  In one of the troubleshooting notes, I think it was Howard that asked me to start the RSS and pull the "Audio" cable.  I was then asked to test PTT on the screen and with the space bar.  In that mode, the TS2000 would change from GREEN receive to RED transmit.  It was very sluggish and not particularly responsive to either the GUI PTT or the spacebar.  At the end of that test, I reinserted the "Audio" cable.  At that point, the TS2000 went into RED transmit mode.  It would not release.  If I pulled the "audio" cable it would release, but as soon as I reinserted it, the radio when into RED transmit mode.  The only way to reset the condition was to power off the radio.  When the radio was powered back on with the "audio" cable installed, it would be in the GREEN receive mode and would behave as noted earlier.

I hope this clarifies what I said in the earlier notes.  Thanks for taking time to give me your perspective.  I have found it helpful to go through the various steps in my mind and in writing to make sure I am not missing anything.

Cheers

Don KC0DE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi Don,

Howard might be online in a bit (he is on Pacific time) but I'll offer a couple of thoughts.

First, the SignaLink jumper block needs to be inserted with it's notch opposite the notch of the 16 pin socket in the RigPi.
That may be why you do not get keying when you short the PTT line to ground.
Either reverse the SignaLink jumper block or install the one that came with the new cable and try again.
The RSS should not key when you short that PTT to ground, the TS2000 should be the only thing that is keyed.

Howard is hard at work on the code to improve the PTT function and it should fix up the sluggishness you are experiencing.

There are multiple ways to "key" a radio with the RigPi.
1. Via the serial CAT port.
2. Grounding the PTT line (via the 13 pin DIN and its interface cable on your TS2000)
3. Grounding the CW key line and this requires that a cable be connected from the 1/8" Key jack of the RigPi to the radios CW key port.

I am just a tad confused about the phantom keying that you describe.
You say that the RSS keys when you install the audio cable, do you see the red keying light on the RSS turn on when that happens?
Does the TS2000 key too?
And turning the TS2000 off, then on will release it?

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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
 

That’s good to know. I haven’t tried to connect it yet, but I’ll watch for that.


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George W3GWM

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

Loic SM5VFE
 
Edited

Kenwood TS 590s working very well now with RigPi. 
For me was to change some audio settings in Mumble both on remote computer and in RigPi. 
Here you can find more info.
https://www.mumble.com/support/mumble-server-robotic-distorted-voice.php

Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Howard,

The "official" new cable from MFJ arrived yesterday.  Installed and tested today.  I get the exact same result.  No radio key, very sluggish reaction to PTT GUI or spacebar.............
Since the RSS did not "key" when I shorted the PTT to GND does that indicate an issue with the RSS?  With the Jumper?  I  have the TS2000 Jumper module from Signaling installed.  With the 13 Pin to RJ45 cable removed, the RSS did key the TS2000.  It is still intermittent and sluggish.  When I reinstall the audio cable, the RSS keys and will not release the key until I shutdown and restart the TS2000.
I think i have the original image of the SD card and can try to load a new image.  I did this once before with the same results.  I am out of ideas.  Can I send the sd card to you to check?  Can I send the RSS?  I am hoping for some resolution soon.

Thanks for the help 

Cheers.

Don KC0DE

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Bruce,

Thanks.  I will give that a try.

Cheers.

Don KC0DE

Re: Micro SDHC card performance question

tmeys@...
 
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Thanks, Mark.  Good to know.  Maybe I just had a card that functioned, but has some performance defect.  Still seems what is recommended as a card and what MFJ ships are different.  I'm also thinking some may see this and some not based on what radio you use (I'm using the FT-991) and the load Mumble + RSS + other apps put on the SD card given the CAT requirements of the specific radio.

'73 - Tony - AE0AU

Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Howard,

It did not key the radio.  Nothing happened when I shorted between the two.  My "official" cable from MFJ now arrives on Monday.  I will test again when it is here.  I am thinking more and more it is the cable or the device.  I should be able to rule out the cable on Monday.

Appreciate your persistence.

Cheers.

Don KC0DE

Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and RigPi

Mark Weisheimer
 

Herb,

That is very interesting. I completely missed that the notches are 180 degrees apart between the 2 companies.
The numbers are the same, but the notch of the jumper block is opposite between MFJ and Tigertronics.
Just as you say, when using a Tigertronics jumper block, the Tigertronics notch will need to point towards the MFJ end that has 1 and SPK marked on the board.

Thank you for pointing that out!

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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

HERB KEATON N2GEW
 

George:
I don't know if your experience with the Tigertronics jumper block will be the same as mine but I have checked
both the 6-pin DIN cable and the 8-pin DIN cable and the optional "pre-wired" blocks that Tigertronics sells
as options for the SignaLink USB.
In both cases, those blocks work inserted "opposite" from the markings on the block receiver. 
There is a "notch" etched into both the block and the receiver and I noted those at opposite 
ends in order complete the correct circuit.

Seems like quite a coincidence but confirmed.

N2GEW / herbk@...