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Re: FW: [RigPi] Icom question

Jim Long
 

Thanks for the information.  At what point can I disconnect the Rigpi from the ethernet cable on my home wifi box and plug it into the radio.  I have already entered the info about the Icom radion in the RSS server software. 

Jim 

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 6:06 PM Howard Nurse, W6HN <hlnurse@...> wrote:
Hi Jim,

The USB cable is required for CAT control and audio to/from the 7300.  Once it is plugged in, go to SETTINGS>Basic Radio, select the Manuf (Icom), Model (IC-7300), and R Port (/dev/ttyUSB0).  Click Connect Radio.

Since RigPi uses the default Baud rate for your radio, it will not connect if the Baud rate doesn't match.  There is much info here on the forum (and especially in the Files section) that give you specific instructions on how to proceed.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: FW: [RigPi] Icom question

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jim,

The USB cable is required for CAT control and audio to/from the 7300.  Once it is plugged in, go to SETTINGS>Basic Radio, select the Manuf (Icom), Model (IC-7300), and R Port (/dev/ttyUSB0).  Click Connect Radio.

Since RigPi uses the default Baud rate for your radio, it will not connect if the Baud rate doesn't match.  There is much info here on the forum (and especially in the Files section) that give you specific instructions on how to proceed.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: PTT cycles #mfj-1234

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Gary,

Harold is correct (it can happen if you use the browser on the Raspberry Pi to connect to RigPi).  Another thing to check is the polling setting in SETTINGS>Advanced Radio.  For any Icom radio, including the 7300, put a check in the Disable Split Polling box.

--Howard


Re: Macros

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Gary,

I can repeat what you are seeing using Power On/Off macro from a second account that is sharing a radio.  Only the account directly in control of the radio can turn the power on/off using the RigPi default macro buttons.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: PTT cycles #mfj-1234

Harold Rosee <wa5zzt@...>
 

Gary,

If you are logged into the RSS on the RigPi itself and on another device it will cause what is happening to you.   I have reported it to Howard and it's on his list of to-do's.

If you DO NOT sign on at the RigPi itself you can sign on at as many other places at the same time as you want.  The key is DON'T sign on the RigPi.

I hope this makes sense.  If not let me know.

Harold
W5ZZT


Re: FW: [RigPi] Icom question

Jim Long
 

I am trying to set up my Icom 7300.   I see the server software on my Mac, but I cannot connect to the radio.  I am still having the RIgpi connect to my network by an Ethernet connection.

At what point do I connect the Rigpi to the 7300 via the USB cable?

Jim 


Re: FW: [RigPi] Icom question

Harold Rosee <wa5zzt@...>
 

Julio,

That is correct on my 7600 I didn't have to make any changes at all.   It works exactly like you are wanting.

Harold
W5ZZT


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

Mike
 

Don,

 The The Rigpi has a button that turns the TS-2000 on and off with no problem so you would not need to make a macro for the TS-2000.

73's

Mike WA3O


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

 

Howard,
Thanks for the info.  Hope Mike can give that a try and see what he can work out with the macros. I'm still making sure all of my equipment is working before I go back to the macros.
Once my stuff is in order I'll get back into the macros since I need that "OFF-ON" to work perfect every time because if I'm away and it doesn't come back on I'm dead in the water.
Mike, I'll keep checking back here to see how you are doing.
73
Don
N3BMT


PTT cycles #mfj-1234

KT7AZ
 

I am accessing the RigPi by both an Ipad on wifi and local Win10 PC on ethernet via my local Lan, all connections seem good and working with the IC 7300, except I am having one issue with both the Ipad and PC.  When I push the PTT the radio keys and unkeys several times before staying keyed.  The PTT button on the RigPi web browser interface on both devices goes red for PTT but when I observe the IC7300 radio I see it cycling between RX and TX.  The Audio on Mumble can also be heard cycling on the devices.
Any ideas would be great.
Thanks
Gary
KT7AZ


Re: Yaesu 991A

Mark Weisheimer
 

Thanks Mitch, We'll update the document with that new information.
--
73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: Yaesu 991A

Mitch Matteau N0DIM
 

Be advised that there is a slight change to the posted instructions if you have upgraded your FT991A to the latest f/w (Main V02-01, DSP V01-11, TFT V02-00, C4FM V04-15).  The Menu item 108 is now 106 and the menu item 111 is now 109.

 

73

 

Mitch N0DIM

 

From: RigPi@groups.io <RigPi@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Weisheimer
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2019 8:08 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] Yeasu 991A

 

There is also a guide for the FT-991A in the files section of this forum:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/Rig%20Configuration%20Information/Yaesu/Yaesu%20FT-991_991A%20Setup.pdf


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


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

Mark Weisheimer
 

The login is "admin" without the quotes and there is no password.
--
73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

Mark Weisheimer
 

Clint Chron, W7KEC, created a comprehensive RigPi guide that he put in the files section of this forum.

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

In it, he points to an online example of backing up the MicroSD card using Win32diskimager.
You are almost there, it is the .img selection using the drive letter of your MicroSD card.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26463

He also links a Youtube video for those who may prefer to see it as a video.
--
73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

johnpierce
 

When I go rigpi.local, It ask for a ID and PW.  If I have not set that up, how do I sign in?

 

John

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Weisheimer
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 4:17 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] How to Copy a SD Card

 

John,

You will see the express setup when you access the Web server that is built into RigPi.
You should be able to access that using a browser on another local device by going to:

http://rigpi.local

That is assuming that you have connected the RigPi to your local network with either an Ethernet cable or via WiFi.
Instructions for that can be found in the Help guide here:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/RigPi.pdf

or at:

http://rigpi.net/help

It can also be accessed on the RigPi desktop by double clicking on the RigPi icon on the Raspbian desktop.

I like using the browser on my laptop as I can better control the resolution.
--
73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

Mike
 

Howard,

    I have tried to"turn on" a Kenwood TS-200 with many different programming languages and for some reason it is not as simple as just sending a PS1;. In Python I had to send something like PS0; PS0; PS1; Its something weird, like the "wake up" 6 FE's that an Icom radio needs. Anyhow if you set a macro in Rigpi to *0w PS1; the radio will not turn on (probably because it won't send out a macro until the radio is on) or it just will not accept the *0w PS1; like I previously explained. I was just wondering what the Rigpi sends out to make the radio turn on or maybe it is embedded in the Hamlib function?

hope this makes sense?
73's

Mike WA3O 


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

Carl Estey
 

When I start Win32diskimager I can’t seem to find a way to read the whole SD card. There is a fill-in panel for File Name and a pull-down for either disk Images (*.img or *.IMG) or *.*. I still do not see a way to may an exact copy of the entire SOURCE SD card (in this case, the two Kernel files and the Overlays folder) on the TARGET SD card.

It may be right in from of my face but I cannot see it. So suggestions would be appreciated.

Carl WA0CQG


Re: FW: [RigPi] Icom question

Julio Peralta
 

I had relatives in for the weekend and didn’t get a chance to respond to your email.

 

Thanks for making the test.

 

Yes I would like to be able to have a RigPi connected to the ICOM and the CI-V connected to the logging computer.

 

However I would not be using both at the same time. so if I understood the results of your test correctly, it is possible to have both connected just as long as both are not in use at the same time.

 

Can I assume that you didn’t have to make any changes to menu selections when changing between RigPI and CI-V?

 

Julio, W4HY

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Harold Rosee
Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2019 4:15 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: FW: [RigPi] Icom question

 

OK,  Here are the results of my test.  I am not into guessing what you want to I will tell you how I tested.

I used N4PY rig control just because I am familiar with it.

I had a USB cable running from my RigPi ro my 7600.  I also had a CIV to USB cable plugged inti the computer and to the 1/8 inch plug in the radio.

So both in the radio and USB to the RigPi and the CIV to USB in the computer.  First I brought up N4PY rig control.  Connected and played around with the rig control.  Worked fine.

Then while still connect to my PC I connect from my iphone to the RigPi.  While I could control from both the RigPi and the PC at the same time it was doing some flaky things.  I won't go into it. Just assume that's not a good idea.

Now for what I think you are wanting to know.  I think you want to know if having both cables hooked up at the same time you you operate each program by themselves.

The answer is yes.    I shut down N4PY on the PC and connect to the RigPi using the USB cat control.  It worked fine including the audio.  Then I disconnect from the RigPi and started up the N4PY rig control program on the PC.  It worked fine by itself.

That's it.  It works.  I knew it would work this way but wanted to confirm it.  I have also done the same on my Icom 7300 and it works.  

I was just trying to get you to tell me exactly what you wanted.  Since you didn't reply the above is what I tested.

Harold


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

Mark Weisheimer
 

John,

You will see the express setup when you access the Web server that is built into RigPi.
You should be able to access that using a browser on another local device by going to:

http://rigpi.local

That is assuming that you have connected the RigPi to your local network with either an Ethernet cable or via WiFi.
Instructions for that can be found in the Help guide here:

https://groups.io/g/RigPi/files/RigPi%20Documentation/RigPi.pdf

or at:

http://rigpi.net/help

It can also be accessed on the RigPi desktop by double clicking on the RigPi icon on the Raspbian desktop.

I like using the browser on my laptop as I can better control the resolution.
--
73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast...since April 23, 2019!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

Mark Weisheimer
 

The RigPi MicroSD card contains 2 partitions, one is in FAT32 format and can be seen by a Windows computer.
The bulk of the data is in the 2nd partition, which is ext4 Linux format and cannot be seen by Windows file explorer.
Win32DiskImager will back up both partitions as a single image file which can then be restored to a MicroSD card.
There is also a built in disk copier in Raspbian.
It can copy the internal MicroSD card to a 2nd MicroSD card that is plugged into a USB card reader/writer on the RigPi.

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