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

 

Hello Mark,
Thank you for the system overview and the cable info for the 450D.

My intention for this thread wasn't to teach anyone how to get their system working but to help them when they have problems  There is enough written info out there that should get most people up and running unless you're like me and need a little push here and there!!

Unfortunately there are still a lot of people out there that think a Raspberry Pi is something to eat and need detailed instructions to get them up and running using the RigPi.  If you do a search on the FT-450D, you will find there are still apparent audio problems that are not fully cured and I don't read anything about how to fix them.  I threw in my 2 cents worth but I don't see any other suggestions.
I did see someone has a cable from the mic connector to the RigPi that seems to work??  I couldn't find one like that on the internet anywhere. 
Also, no one has mentioned the latest audio update and if it has any bearing on the listed problems???

If you know of any cures for the problems, please use this thread to post them.

Thanks to all,
Don
N3BMT


Re: missing audioinjector-pi-soundcard

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

Got wsjtx going! Go to Audio Device Settings and select usb codec there and then PCM.
Audio slider bars there.
On to fldigi


Re: missing audioinjector-pi-soundcard

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

Just noted below that I should use the USB codec!


missing audioinjector-pi-soundcard

Bo Barry <bobarr@...>
 

I have the snd_rpi_proto instead.
Ideas?
I cannot find the driver.
Thanks
Bo W4GHV

P.S. the wsjtx version is outdated and needs update
I'm wondering if I can get it (from the Purdue site) and simply install it (over the original) without difficulty?

Had to peek inside! NICE construction inside!
I see they now put a flat heatsink on the CPU instead of the add on small finned type.
Surprised by the low current draw. Only 1/2 amp.


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

 

 

Mike,
When I used the Kenwood remote control program you had to initiate a control connection before you could turn the radio on.  Maybe that's what they are doing.  As long as it works and only requires one button push all is well!!
Don
N3BMT


Re: Which Rig?

 

Roy,
Great!
I am new to RigPi and if I can help someone, that makes my day!!
The TS-2000 is a great radio for remote since you have all bands to choose from.  I use my iPhone as a 2 meter rig all the time and my iPad for HF since it is a little larger and easier on my eyes.
Enjoy the new toy.
73
Don
N3BMT


Re: Is this normal

cnajanj
 

Thanks Howard for the info. BTW I haven't got into the rigpi hub thoroughly yet I'll let you know if I made some progress with it. Thanks 

Norman



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Howard Nurse, W6HN" <hlnurse@...>
Date: 8/8/19 1:01 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Is this normal

Hi Norman,

The connector is meant to hold a jumper block when you use the MFJ RJ-45 audio cable.  I believe you are using a 3.5 mm cable from the RX connector at the other end, so the jumper block isn't used.

--Howard


Re: Is this normal

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Norman,

The connector is meant to hold a jumper block when you use the MFJ RJ-45 audio cable.  I believe you are using a 3.5 mm cable from the RX connector at the other end, so the jumper block isn't used.

--Howard


Is this normal

cnajanj
 

Hi peeps! I opened my rigpi and took a look at the insides of it and I've notice this part of the rig that says audio, is this normal to have the connector empty? I attached a pic for reference. Any info regarding this is highly appreciated. Thanks!

Norman


Re: Which Rig?

Roy Jamison
 

Thanks for the help Howard and Don got the audio working got a good report from east cars.. I am located in MI north of Detroit running the TS2000.
73 Roy NT8V


Re: Importance of using a proper power supply.

Larry McElhiney
 

Hi Ben,

I applaud your suggestion!

It is also important WHICH 5.0 VDC @ 2.5-3.0 A  you choose.  There are many on the market which struggle to provide the wattage which is needed and they might lower the voltage under load.  (In addition, current-starving will often affect the stability of the peripherals, while the RPI board still seems to be working properly.)

Power supplies, which cause a re-boot under changing loads, could also result in a corrupted OS image on the microSD card.

Larry
AC9OX


Re: Importance of using a proper power supply.

Harold Rosee <wa5zzt@...>
 

Ben,

The R when you first apply power is normal.   

Comes out the speaker.   


On Aug 8, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Ben <bstapp@...> wrote:

I recently had a conversation with a ham that was having issues with his RigPi. His symptoms were the keyer board would constantly send an "R" on bootup. Among other things I gave him the suggestion to check his power supply to see if it was one that could supply enough current. His was rated at 2A for charging cell phones and tablets. He borrowed and used an official  2.5A Raspberry Pi power supply and the RigPi booted up and ran correctly. 

It is very important to use a supply that is rated at 2.5 or preferably 3 amps to insure the RigPi can run properly.

The Pi 3B seems to work on less but the faster 3B+ which we use draws much more current and if it exceeds the rating of the supply even for a few milliseconds the supply will shut down causing the PI to reboot.  The average cell phone supply is not suggested as a supply because of the lower current rating. Remember the supply is not only running the Pi it is also running the keyer board, the audio board, possibly the HDMI device, keyboard, mouse, and any other devices you may have plugged into the USB port. All those add up.
--
Reuben Stapp "Ben"
KB5ZO
Product Development Engineer
MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
 
 


Importance of using a proper power supply.

Ben
 

I recently had a conversation with a ham that was having issues with his RigPi. His symptoms were the keyer board would constantly send an "R" on bootup. Among other things I gave him the suggestion to check his power supply to see if it was one that could supply enough current. His was rated at 2A for charging cell phones and tablets. He borrowed and used an official  2.5A Raspberry Pi power supply and the RigPi booted up and ran correctly. 

It is very important to use a supply that is rated at 2.5 or preferably 3 amps to insure the RigPi can run properly.

The Pi 3B seems to work on less but the faster 3B+ which we use draws much more current and if it exceeds the rating of the supply even for a few milliseconds the supply will shut down causing the PI to reboot.  The average cell phone supply is not suggested as a supply because of the lower current rating. Remember the supply is not only running the Pi it is also running the keyer board, the audio board, possibly the HDMI device, keyboard, mouse, and any other devices you may have plugged into the USB port. All those add up.
--
Reuben Stapp "Ben"
KB5ZO
Product Development Engineer
MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
 
 


Re: WiFi but not over the air

Harold Rosee <wa5zzt@...>
 

John,

it’s a bit of work if you haven’t done it before.  You have to go into your router at home and port forward 2 ports.  80 and 64738.   Forward both to your RigPi address.   You can get that in the settings>system.  LAN is on the left of the screen and the wan is one the right.  You need the wan because you will set up a separate mumble connection on your phone and use the WAN address followed by :80 at the end to connect remote when out of you WiFi.   

You’ll have to read up on how to do port forwarding for your router.  

Thats it.   

Harold
W5ZZT


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

Mike
 

Don,

Yes it does take a while. If you listen to the audio on Mumble you will hear a quick buzz a few seconds after you click.
I was wondering what command they send because it's not straight forward to get the radio to turn on with "raw" command.

73's
Mike   WA3O


Re: Icom IC-2730a?

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi Jim,

I haven't used the IC-2730a but can tell you that Hamlib, which is the underlying radio control system used by RigPi, does list the IC-2730.
That list can be seen here in the files section:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/Hamlib%20Radio%20List%205-7-19.pdf

A USB to CI-V cable would be needed plus you would need to interface Mic audio and PTT at the front panel RJ-45.
The MFJ-5745J might work, it is listed as compatible with the IC-706 so the wiring might be the same.
You would need to confirm that as I am not familiar with the IC-706 and the IC-2730a.

Hopefully, someone who has used that radio will post their results.

--
73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: WiFi but not over the air

Jim Long
 

It seems I need to do something called port forwarding.    Is this done on the RSS or on my iphone with Verizon?

Jim


Re: WiFi but not over the air

Harold Rosee <wa5zzt@...>
 

Jim,

Have you ever connected outside your Lan/WiFi at your house?

Just remember when you are outside your WiFi at home you connect differently.  You use you WAN address but have to port forward a couple of ports. Even if you are connected to someone else's WiFi you are still not on you home LAN.

If you haven't done all this when you set it up just turn off your WiFi in you phone when you are at home and you will be on the cell service where you can test it.

You probably already know this but I thought it worth mentioning in case this information might help someone else.

Harold
W5ZZT


Icom IC-2730a?

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

Has anyone tried connecting an Icom IC-2730a with the RigPi?


Re: WiFi but not over the air

Tom W5KUB <Tom@...>
 

Jim I use my rigpi remotely being connected via my verizon phone using their data plan (not wifi) it works just the same.

Tom w5kub
Host of live weekly ham radio show called Amateur Radio Roundtable every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM central on W5KUB.COM .


On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 9:35 PM Jim Long <jphiliplong@...> wrote:
THis is a great program and I have enjoyed its use. 

I can connect thru my WI Fi but was at an outdoor concert tonight and was not able to connect.   Possible reasons.   
1.  Only connects thru a Wi Fi connection
2.  Not enough bandwidth due to all the concert goers overloading the cell tower.

Has anyone connected over the air, or are we to only use Wi  Fi connections?

Jim Long   WW9H