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Re: Two Questions

Leslie Loftin
 

Did not work the first time I tried it, but I may attach the Rigpi to a monitor and see if I can tell what is going on.
All I could see was a brief flash from the green LED and then constant Red (from the red LED). I could not see any ethernet connection either.
Thanks for your help.

Les


On Sep 15, 2019, at 5:53 PM, KT7AZ <kt7az.v69@...> wrote:

Les,

The PI 3B+ natively will boot from an external USB device.  Do the Backup Image on a selected USB drive, shut down and remove the SD card.  Leave the USB device connected and power up.  It should boot from the USB now.

Gary
KT7AZ


Re: Two Questions

KT7AZ
 

Les,

The PI 3B+ natively will boot from an external USB device.  Do the Backup Image on a selected USB drive, shut down and remove the SD card.  Leave the USB device connected and power up.  It should boot from the USB now.

Gary
KT7AZ


Icom CI/V ECHO ON command

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

I thought I'd 'be smart for once' and create a macro to set ECHO ON for the Icom.
Here it is:
*1w\0xFE\0xFE\0x98\0xE0\0x1A\0x05\0x01\0x16\0x01\0xFD
Well turns out the RigPi only knows how to power the rig on/off without being connected (I think)
The ECHO ON does not work.
However if I turn it on, then the rig will do the ECHO OFF command OK (last 0x01 set to 0x00) .
I'm guessing I need to figure out how to do this with hamlib, like the power on/off commands
So I'm stuck.
I'm going to experiment with some others, like filter1,2,3. I did the preamp1,2,off macro easily.
Help appreciated - I'm getting tired of struggling with connection, after using Win4Icom which turns echo off.

73, Bo W4GHV
P.S. The 7610 worked the VHF contest a bit, using my G5RV antenna on 6 meters!  The EFHW and indoor dipole I made didn't work at all.


Re: Save Advanced Settings & P3 Update

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 
Edited

Hi Michael,

Normally settings are fine left at default, Baud rate it the one that most often must be adjusted.  By suggesting defaults I'm looking for a way to narrow the parity problem you spotted.

It is possible to set up a virtual com port in RigPi.  Here is a link to a message that includes further info that may help:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/message/2476

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Two Questions

Leslie Loftin
 

Thanks, Gary
Good to know. I am reading some more information on how to get the Pi to boot to an external device, so I think I am on the right track.

Les

On Sep 15, 2019, at 11:24 AM, KT7AZ <kt7az.v69@...> wrote:

Les,

If you used the imager on the PI OS it is indeed bootable.  I have personally used the on board imager to copy to an external USB solid state hard drive which is how I now run the whole system.  It is quite a bit faster and will not wear out as fast as  an SD card.

Gary
KT7AZ


Re: Two Questions

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Les,

To delete an entire log, click the “hamburger” icon upper right of the logbook window, look for Delete>Entire Log near the bottom of the list.

—Howard


Re: Two Questions

KT7AZ
 

Les,

If you used the imager on the PI OS it is indeed bootable.  I have personally used the on board imager to copy to an external USB solid state hard drive which is how I now run the whole system.  It is quite a bit faster and will not wear out as fast as  an SD card.

Gary
KT7AZ


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

Don Domina
 

Don, 

Thank you.  It is chosen.  Attached is a screen shot of the Advanced Radio Settings page showing the selections.  thanks for the help thus far.

Cheers
Don KC0DE


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

kg9hfrank@gmail.com <kg9hfrank@...>
 

Howard, I read this email several times and I can now advise that it is NOW WORKING 100%

Thank you!


-73-  Frank    KG9H




On Sep 14, 2019, at 11:40 AM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Put a check in the Advance checkbox in Mumble>Configure.]

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


Two Questions

Leslie Loftin
 

Fellows/Ladies,
I have driven poor Howard crazy today with some issues on my RigPi.
So, I’ll not bother him with two more questions.
1. I have created a system backup to a flash drive using the onboard utility.
But now that it is created, how would I use it?
Copy the information to a SD and replace the one in the Rigpi?(Should that ever be needed)
Would the Rpi boot to a flash drive if the internal SD card is removed? (Like most OSs it would look for the first bootable drive or
partiton?)
2. I have logs that I have created that I would like to delete.
I can see how to create, alter, configure logs, but I see no where in the information I have on
how to completely delete a log. I see how to delete a contact or QSO, but not delete the entire log.

Your wisdom would be appreciated and Howard would love the break!

Les
WD5BYQ


Re: TS 2000 no PTT

 

Don,
Sorry I didn't get a chance to look into this further today but hopefully will tomorrow.
In the mean time change the PTT setting in advanced radio settings to ON when transmitting and see if that helps. Don't forget to save!!
Don
N3BMT


Re: Save Advanced Settings & P3 Update

Michael Foerster
 
Edited

Howard,

Do I have to have all of the Advanced setting to Default?  

The P3 does have a pass through for the serial port, but I’m trying to use the USB for both CAT and Audio.
   For this case, is there a Virtual Serial port that could pass the data from the USB input back out a USB-Serial to to the P3 keep it working?
--
Mike, W0IH


Re: Stretch to Buster

Michael Foerster
 

Like was mentioned before, do the backups with "win32diskimage" before you start, but you shouldn't have to format the micro SD card, just copy to another SD card and it will be copied exact.

I also had pretty good luck with the link off Tom's Hardware as Aaron suggested:
  https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspbian-buster-upgrade,39735.html
doing the "In Place Upgrade" 
  The command that they mention works better than some instructions that I found on another site:
     grep -rl stretch /etc/apt/ | sudo xargs sed -i 's/stretch/buster/g'
This replaces ALL the instances of "stretch" with "buster", which caused me some headaches.

A previous site suggested updating the firmware on the R-Pi, but in doing some digging, I found that that was NOT recommended because you could load a beta version onto your Pi and brick it!
  Especially, because I was using a friend's Pi 3B, I didn't do it. 
    That site was:
      https://pimylifeup.com/upgrade-raspbian-stretch-to-raspbian-buster/


The other command is nice in that it combines two commands:
   sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
the "update" and the "apt dist-upgrade".  (I'm an old Unix programmer, some of this actually makes sense to me!)

As you go through the upgrade, there will be a few questions about upgrading some if the existing apps.
    As I recall, I'm pretty sure I answered "Y" to pretty much all of them.  (They don't make a lot of sense to any one but the programmer that wrote the code!)

The command that Arron mentioned:
  "sudo apt purge timidity ..." etc. 
will actually remove a number of apps that are not supported by the R-Pi.

You should also run the command:
  
sudo apt autoremove -y
This will clean up some of the leftover files from the upgrade. 

The second time I ran it, it took much less time than the first.   About 4 hours, vs 8 hours the first time around (plus some errors, the first time!)
    Worked much better on my R-Pi 4B when I followed the suggestions on Tom's Hardware site.

I haven't tried ALL of the functions on the Pi, but so far, so good!

--
Mike, W0IH


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

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Thank you, Loic!

Howard

X

On Sep 14, 2019, at 3:58 PM, loic@... wrote:

Hi Howard, 
I have sent the file. 
Regards from Loic, SM5VFE


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

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hi Howard, 
I have sent the file. 
Regards from Loic, SM5VFE


Re: RigPi Came today

Ryan Tourge, N2YQT
 

Use the SignalLink cable and order the block for the radio. 

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 6:44 PM w3gwm via Groups.Io <w3gwm=ptd.net@groups.io> wrote:
Well, I expect Kenwood TS-480HX working with RSS.

My first problem is am Radio Outlet and Gigabits have the cable to go between my data port and RigPi on back order.

Customer Support at MFJ said there is no cable for my radio, so the cable I'm trying to find might not work. The TS-480 has a 6 pin data connector;
Pin 1
--
George W3GWM


RigPi Came today

George Miller W3GWM
 

Well, I expect Kenwood TS-480HX working with RSS.

My first problem is am Radio Outlet and Gigabits have the cable to go between my data port and RigPi on back order.

Customer Support at MFJ said there is no cable for my radio, so the cable I'm trying to find might not work. The TS-480 has a 6 pin data connector;
Pin 1
--
George W3GWM


Re: Save Advanced Settings & P3 Update

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Mike,

From your description, the PTT button is working as designed.  It is like a Mic PTT button.  As an alternative you can use the T/R button in the Macros.  That macro is a toggle.

You are right, there isn’t a setting for COM parity in either radio settings window.  The Parity is stored in a database, with a fixed value of 0.  Do you have all radio values set to ‘default’ in Advanced Radio settings?

My understanding (I haven’t had first-hand experience) is that when using a P3 while also using USB CAT you need a Y-cable or a virtual com port.  I’m assuming the P3 doesn’t have a pass-through for CAT control.

—Howard


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

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Two ways to send it are to send by post office mail (slow!) or to upload it.  If you have a place where you can upload a file, ZIP the file first which makes a big difference in file size.  The file zipped is about 4GB in size.

—Howard


Save Advanced Settings & P3 Update

Michael Foerster
 

I'm trying to connect p my K3S to the RigPi.

Two Questions:

1.  I'm trying to play around with the PTT and finding that I have to hold the mouse button to get it to transmit, and stay in transmit. 
     I tried to change the Settings/Advanced "PTT" setting to "ON when transmitting" (see what it does) and when I hit the Save (Up arrow in the cloud at the top, not too explanatory), I get the error message:
           "update failed; Incorrect integer value: 'none' for column 'station', 'MySettings', 'Parity' at row 1."
       There is no such setting that I can find. 

2.  A bit more of a general question. 
    For the K3S with the KIO3B, and RS232 set to "USB", my P3 is not updating like it should.  (must be set to USB for the Rig to communicate through the USB port.)
      When the RigPi is connected, do I loose the P3 graphical displaly functionality?  That also runs off the serial port, which is now set to USB!

Mike, W0IH
         
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Mike, W0IH