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Re: RSS not finding the internet

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi John,

I have one KX3 cable here that is intermittent and a second one that is solid.  When you were able to plug it in all the way did you see /dev/ttyUSB0 as a valid option in R PORT?

What did the TEST RADIO function show?  You can copy and paste the report and send me a copy.  Please send it via private email.

73, Howard W6HN 


Re: Display option

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

I have it working on a 5" HDMI board on another pi. However I see they now have SPI displays which would be easier to interface

Bo W4GHV


Re: RSS not finding the internet

johnpierce
 

Howard,

 

I tried the other things you suggested.  I found that several USB connectors on the Rigpi would not allow full insertion of my ctrl cable.  So I switched to  the two USB connectors that allowed full insertion.  I took the cable and connected to Elecraft and downloaded SW which one time would not verify installation on the KX3, but when I tried a second time it worked fine.  Then I moved the cable back to the Rigpi and there was no improvement.  The only thing that I did not try was to go to the terminal mode and type in the complex instruction to see what errors were identified.

 

I have explored buying a new rig ctrl cable from Elecraft, but finding that cable is not easy.

 

John

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Nurse, W6HN
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 3:26 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] RSS not finding the internet

 

Hi John,

In the KX3 the AUTO INF setting should be left at NOR.  The two other settings, ANT CTL and RIG CTL, do not apply.

Were you able to try the suggestions in my 9:31 message, below?

—Howard


Setting STATIC IP and default USB sound and handy backup utility

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

With Raspbian Jesse, to change the default audio device is simpler than it used to be.
 
Now, simply use this command to list your alsa-detected sound cards, and take note of the card number of your preferred device.
 
aplay -l
 
P.S. The first option below worked, the second did not
Then create/edit the alsa configuration file at ~/.asoundrc, or the system wide one at /etc/asound.conf, and paste these lines:
 
pcm.!default {
    type hw
    card 0
}
 
ctl.!default {
    type hw           
    card 0
}
 
changing card 0 to the card number of your sound device. My USB was 1
 
Use alsamixer to double check that the default has been set correctly.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
My favorite backup is rsnapshot. Here's the link
 
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rsnapshot
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Setting static IPs is DIFFERENT now
I found a link with the detailed changes but they were too complex for me.
So, I modified the          /etc/dhcpcd.conf          as desired for the static addresses and added            net.ifnames=0           to the end of the             /boot/cmdline.txt file
Now the static IPs work as desired.

Bo W4GHV since '54


Re: Macros and multiple accounts

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Gary,

I’m seeing the same thing here.  It could be a “program anomaly” (aka bug), I’ll investigate and let you know.  Thanks!

73, Howard W6HN


Re: RSS not finding the internet

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi John,

In the KX3 the AUTO INF setting should be left at NOR.  The two other settings, ANT CTL and RIG CTL, do not apply.

Were you able to try the suggestions in my 9:31 message, below?

—Howard


Re: Macros and multiple accounts

KT7AZ
 

Howard,
Maybe I am missing something obvious, but If I try to add a third account and put the same port number as the primary account radio I get an error message that says.  "4532 is already in use in the account for radio NET rigctl."

At present I have the ADMIN account that has the radio settings to attach to the Icom 7300, a second account KT7AZ that uses Hamlib as Manuf and NET rigctl as Radio.
On the third account W5ZIT, when I again choose Hamlib as Manuf and Net rigctl in Radio with port 4532 and attempt to save I get the error above.   "4532 is already in use in the account for radio NET rigctl."

One thing I notice also is when I save settings to the KT7AZ account it says.  settings for radio 2 (Hamlib NET rigctl) were saved.  Even though there is only one radio.  This may be a clue to something I am doing wrong.
Same issue happens on the W5ZIT account, only it says.  settings for radio 3 (Hamlib NET rigctl) were saved. Note: I can only save the W5ZIT update successfully if I change the port number to 4534.

I guess I am missing something.

Thanks,
Gary
KT7AZ


Re: RSS not finding the internet

johnpierce
 

Howard,

 

Reviewing my KX3 manual it looks like I need to set “AUTO INF” to Rig Ctrl.  So I went into tech mode and set it to On.  When I went back to “AUTO INF” and it is at “nor”   When I rotate the main knob, I cannot get it to Rig Ctrl!   Am I barking up  the wrong tree?

 

John

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Nurse, W6HN
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 12:31 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] RSS not finding the internet

 

Hi John,

The R Port setting in Advanced Radio is a drop-down list.  The list shows when you click the down arrow on the right end of the box.  The first item is None, but there should be a second entry /dev/ttyUSB0.  This second device appears automatically when the Raspberry Pi detect that a USB serial device has been plugged in.  Note that if you have more than one radio plugged in, more than one try device shows.

If you don’t see /dev/ttyUSB0, try refreshing the Advanced Radio browser window.  If it still doesn’t show, there could be a problem with the KX3 USB cable.  Further testing will be necessary

The default Baud rate for the KX3 is 38,400 unless you have changed it in the radio menu.  Try setting the Baud rate to default in RigPi.

If /dev/ttyUSB0 shows up and is selected, but the radio doesn’t connect, use the Test Radio button in the Advanced Radio settings window to see what it says.

73, Howard W6HN


Source code?

Bruce Perens K6BP
 

Howard,

How are you doing with replacing the proprietary pieces? Do you need help?

There are a couple of things I would like to work on, when I can get at the code. I'd like to put audio directly in the browser, and dispense with the VoIP program. I've made that work in my own software. All modern browsers have the necessary APIs. After that, I'd like to add FreeDV modes. 

Thanks

Bruce


Re: RigPi icom7300 progress

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Bo, the radio must be connected and under control from RigPi for the Keyer board to work.  You can use an external paddle to operate the Keyer board without having a radio under control.

—Howard


On Aug 12, 2019, at 10:03 AM, Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:

Hi Bo,

The RigPi Keyer doesn’t require any settings changes at first.  When you power up RigPi you will hear a Morse “R” which says the Keyer is alive and well.  By tapping the “MY CALL” macro button, you will hear your call sent via the Keyer.  The Keyer must be connected to your radio CW Key jack for the CW to be transmitted. The green light near the speed knob shows outgoing keying.  If you have made changes to the Keyer settings and want to revert, there is a setting button for that.

The PTT settings only control the hardware PTT outputs on RigPi.  PTT commands are also sent via CAT to your radio.  As long as your radio supports PTT via CAT (most do), a hardwired PTT line is not necessary.

As you have found, you can use CW by CAT if your radio supports it.  (Your 7300 does.)

Macros are easy to program for CW.  As I mentioned, RigPi comes with macros already set up for sending CW (such as MY CALL).  In the Macro editor in settings you can mimic the CW macros already there.  There is also extensive guidance provided in RigPi Help for setting up macros.

WKTools is a Windows program, so there isn’t a convenient way to use it to access RigPi Keyer.

I will respond to your dhcpcd question later.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Yaesu FT-450D Problems - Audio, Cables, etc.

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Don,

My understanding is that connecting the RigPi RX audio input to the 450 speaker jack allows you to use digital signal processing not possible through the DATA connector.  MFJ sells a cable for the 450 that plugs into the DATA connector.  If you use a second cable from the RX connector on the RigPi Audio board to the speaker out, you will have the best of both worlds.  (Plugging in the 3.5 mm connector bypasses the RJ45 audio line.)  RigPi also has a hardwired PTT output for T/R, no access to the internal Raspberry Pi GPIO required.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: RigPi icom7300 progress

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bo,

The RigPi Keyer doesn’t require any settings changes at first.  When you power up RigPi you will hear a Morse “R” which says the Keyer is alive and well.  By tapping the “MY CALL” macro button, you will hear your call sent via the Keyer.  The Keyer must be connected to your radio CW Key jack for the CW to be transmitted. The green light near the speed knob shows outgoing keying.  If you have made changes to the Keyer settings and want to revert, there is a setting button for that.

The PTT settings only control the hardware PTT outputs on RigPi.  PTT commands are also sent via CAT to your radio.  As long as your radio supports PTT via CAT (most do), a hardwired PTT line is not necessary.

As you have found, you can use CW by CAT if your radio supports it.  (Your 7300 does.)

Macros are easy to program for CW.  As I mentioned, RigPi comes with macros already set up for sending CW (such as MY CALL).  In the Macro editor in settings you can mimic the CW macros already there.  There is also extensive guidance provided in RigPi Help for setting up macros.

WKTools is a Windows program, so there isn’t a convenient way to use it to access RigPi Keyer.

I will respond to your dhcpcd question later.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Display option

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Steve,

I believe at least one Beta tester was using a small pi-type display.  There is no reason why it can’t be done.  Watch out for power supply problems if your supply is not able to  meet the additional load.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Icom 7100 Mumble inconsistent and now not working

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Thanks, Aaron, fo sharing your experience with the 7100.  Note that the audio changes that have been recommended by editing a system file (audio tree overlay) do not change anything if you are using CODEC audio.  The improvements affect the RigPi Audio board.

Bryan, please give us more information about the problems you’ve encountered.  You mentioned transmit sound quality.  Can you tell us more?  Does it sound like a level issue, too low or too high?  Distorted?

There aren’t settings in the remote Mumble/Plumble clients other than their defaults that should require changing.  There are ways to narrow down the problem.  For example, in Mumble you can set the Audio Out destination to the RPI-Proto (RigPi Soundcard) then plug in earbuds to the RigPi TX audio output to see how it sounds.  If it is OK, then the culprit may be a setting in your radio.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: WiFi but not over the air

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jeff,

Connecting RigPi directly to your modem, bypassing a router, exposes your entire RigPi to the Internet, making it much easier for someone to break in and do damage.  When connecting to the Internet, do so through a router so only the required ports can be forwarded. Change all user names and passwords as explained in RigPi Help.  I also strongly recommend using piVPN to go to a higher level of security.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: RSS not finding the internet

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi John,

The R Port setting in Advanced Radio is a drop-down list.  The list shows when you click the down arrow on the right end of the box.  The first item is None, but there should be a second entry /dev/ttyUSB0.  This second device appears automatically when the Raspberry Pi detect that a USB serial device has been plugged in.  Note that if you have more than one radio plugged in, more than one try device shows.

If you don’t see /dev/ttyUSB0, try refreshing the Advanced Radio browser window.  If it still doesn’t show, there could be a problem with the KX3 USB cable.  Further testing will be necessary.

The default Baud rate for the KX3 is 38,400 unless you have changed it in the radio menu.  Try setting the Baud rate to default in RigPi.

If /dev/ttyUSB0 shows up and is selected, but the radio doesn’t connect, use the Test Radio button in the Advanced Radio settings window to see what it says.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: RSS not finding the internet

johnpierce
 

 

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Nurse, W6HN
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:23 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Cannot figure what R Port is for my KX3

 

I know that my baud rate is correct in Radio Advanced Settings,  but I don’t know where to look for the proper R Port.  As a result every time I try to connect to RSS,  it tells me that RigCtrl cannot connect.  What should me setting be?

 

John._,_._,_


Re: WiFi but not over the air

Jeffj51@...
 

Thanks Bryan! I think I figured this out. The RSS kept losing the WiFi signal, so I ran an Ethernet cable to the unit. I forgot that the cable was connected directly to the isp modem, so it was directly tied to the WAN. That’s why RSS reported the same up to both. I can probably access RSS remotely without needing port forwarding at all since no router is involved. 
73 Jeff


Re: Icom 7100 Mumble inconsistent and now not working

Aaron Jones
 

Bryan,

I have an IC-7100 and am using mumble fairly well.  Here's some of the issues I've had and see in helping others:
  • I always make sure I have my rig turned on before turning on the rigPI itself
  • No other ham software should be running when mumble is running (FLDIGI, WSJT-X etc)
  • Do you have SQL on or off?
  • In "Set > Connectors > USB Audio SQL - is it set to "OFF (OPEN)"  - this will exhibit constant sound (static if you aren't hearing anything on the frequency)
  • Make sure your audio device on the RigPI is showing the 'USB Audio Codec" as defult
  • In Mumble under Audio configuratino makes ure the Input is set to the ALSA > USB Audio Code and same thing in the Audio Output


What version of rigPI are you running? i'm on 1.05 and I understand there was a performance improvement with that with Mumble. 

What issues are you hearing about when you transmit?

Aaron
AG7GK


Re: Yaesu FT-450D Problems - Audio, Cables, etc.

 

Thank you Mark and Alan for your comments and input.
It appears to me that there are still some audio issues with the 450 that need cleaned up.
As I mentioned before, someone had a cable from the mic connector ti the RigPi that appeared to work.  Maybe a wiring diagram of the cable or a place to buy one would help others.
Post any audio cures here so others can benefit from them.
We realize that people that have radios that are working to their satisfaction are not going to be looking here but just in case you or one of your friends does it would be nice if you would pass on your connections and settings to the rest of us so others can be as fortunate as you are and possibly we will talk remotely to each other some day.
Thanks to everyone for your help,
Don
N3BMT