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Re: How to Copy a SD Card

W8DU Arnie
 
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I am pretty sure that Win32diskimager does not copy individual files. It will only copy the whole SD card, not parts. So if your goal is to have a backup of your SD, just fire up WIN32diskimager, select your SD card that you want to back up and click READ. You will then be prompted for a location to save the READ file, which will contain your entire SD card. You can then WRITE that file to a new SD card of the same size. That will be your back up. 
GL de Arnie W8DU


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

Carl Estey
 

I want to make a backup of the RigPi SD card for my own personal use and my laptop can both read and write SD cards.  I have used Win32diskimager.exe for several years with great results.  As I look at the RigPi SD card I see an Overlays folder, kernel, and kernel7 files.  How to I go about getting the disk imager program to copy the two files and one folder?  I assume I need all 3.  The goal is to make a backup SD card.

Carl


Re: How to Copy a SD Card

johnpierce
 

Howard

 

I just plugged the new SD Card into my Rigpi and powered the unit up.   The desktop does not look any different than with the my original SD Card.  The picture is of a receding roadway toward a set of mountains.  Across the top is a tool bar  with small icons and3 icons on the vertically left side:  The top tool bar has the following icons:

On the left top - Raspian, web browser, file manager, terminal, Mumble -1.2.18-1+d,   then on the far Right top - VNC, Mumble RigOi Voip Server, manage Bluetooth devices, eth0 Config, Volume Cntrl, 0$, date & time,

Then vertically below the horizontal tool bar are the following icons:  Trash, PI symbol, Mumble Autostart, USB ID

 

The mumble is  rev 1.2.18-1+deb9u1

 

Does this look right to you?  I still see not express system icon, and cannot see how to change the size of the  icons.

 

John

 

 

From: RigPi@groups.io [mailto:RigPi@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Nurse, W6HN
Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:19 PM
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] How to Copy a SD Card

 

Hi John,

Yesterday you mentioned you were unable to find a micro USB to USB adapter.  That may have been a typo, but what you are looking for is a USB card reader.  The memory card used by RigPi is a microSD card.  There are many card readers advertised on Amazon.  Here is one that is compatible with microSD cards so you would not need an adapter.

https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Reader-Memory-Windows-Simultaneously/dp/B01EFPX9XA/ref=sr_1_5?crid=4XIK8C8FGTQU&keywords=card+reader&qid=1564953210&s=gateway&sprefix=card+reader%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-5

Cards available in local stores may only accommodate SD cards, so you would need a microSD-to-SD card adapter to plug in to the USB SD card reader..

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Macros

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Gary,

I’ll have to run a test here tho see if I can repeat what you are seeing.  Using Power On/Off from the account controlling my 7300 has been flawless, no added 0xFE characters necessary.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Mike,

From the Raspberry Pi Terminal you can test Hamlib rigctl commands.  If you use -vvvvv as a parameter in the rigctl startup command you will see detailed debugging info including all characters sent to the radio for an entered command.  The Hamlib API shows how to send rigctl commands.  Reboot RigPi before starting to shut down any rigctl instances that may be running.

73, Howard W6HN


Re: PowerSDR

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Norman,

In Remote Radio use the Kenwood TS-2000 (or Elecraft K3/KX3) via the Internet.  In Radio IP, enter the IP for RigPi, and Radio Port for the CCM Port shown in RigPi.  You can see the RigPi IP and CCM Port in the SETTINGS>System window.  These settings are described in RigPi Help in the Other Programs section.  All other settings in CommCat Mobile Remote Control are not used.

Were you able to make progress with RigPi Hub?

73, Howard W6HN


Re: PowerSDR

cnajanj
 

Howard I downloaded your commcat mobile app to try it on my powersdr/rigpi combo and when I opened the app this is what I get when setting it up. I'm not sure where to get the values/numbers to fill it.



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

-------- Original message --------
From: "Howard Nurse, W6HN" <hlnurse@...>
Date: 7/31/19 11:46 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: RigPi@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RigPi] PowerSDR

Hi Norman,

I suggested trying RigPi Hub when you asked about connecting PowerSDR to RigPi.  Please give that a try.  You can see how to use RigPi Hub in the Help file provided with the download.

—Howard


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

Mike
 

Don,

I just looked at my python code. This may sound counter productive but what I do in python is send PS0; PS0; PS1; all in quick order.
I wonder if there is a serial " sniffer" program in Linux? You could just see how the Rigpi does it?
73's
Mike WA3O


Re: Macros

KT7AZ
 

Thanks for the great info Howard.
I have noticed on my IC-7300 that the power on/off macros do not seem to work when logged as a user configured with NET rigctl as the connection.  If logged in on the ADMIN account they work fine.
i did a search on this in forum and see that one gentleman said, from what I could tell, that the radio needs to be woken up with extra 0xFE commands in HEX macro string but said too many crash RigPi.
I was curious if this is the case and if there is a work around.

Thanks,
Gary
KT7AZ


Re: SD Card image in files area?

Carl Estey
 

Mark - 

I did contact MFJ and Richard very graciously resolved the issue.  The replacement SD card arrived this morning - thanks to MFJ!

Carl

On Aug 5, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Mark Weisheimer <mweisheimer@...> wrote:

Carl,

No, there is not an image available to download in the files area.
I would suggest calling MFJ and explaining what you need,

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


Re: SD Card image in files area?

Mark Weisheimer
 

Carl,

No, there is not an image available to download in the files area.
I would suggest calling MFJ and explaining what you need,

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


SD Card image in files area?

Carl Estey
 

Howard and all
Is there a .img file of the SD card with default values.  I fear that my SD card is corrupt and would like to create a new SD card with default values. Having such an image available can lead to people circumventing MFJ control over RigPi but would be very helpful to legitimate RigPi owners.

Carl WA0CQG


Re: Connect to Icom 7300

Mark Weisheimer
 

Hi Jim,

The IC-7300 requires only a single USB A to B connector, what some folks call a "printer cable" these days.
That cable carries both the audio and the CAT control and is well documented here in on the forum.

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


Connect to Icom 7300

Jim Long
 

What cable connection is needed for the RIgpi to an Icom 7300?

Jim


Re: Which Rig?

Mark Weisheimer
 

If you are going to use it on a TS-2000, then yes, you will need a USB to RS-232/DB9 cable.

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


Re: Which Rig?

Rich Garfield <kb1yto@...>
 

Have the mfj cable with jumper board to I need a USB to rs232 as well  thanks rich


On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 6:02 PM Don N3BMT via Groups.Io <dlink.home=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
If I can ad my 2 cents in I think the TS-2000 might be the easiest and closest to plug n play as you can get after reading of all the problems others are having.
My TS-2000 connected right up after installing the audio cable and small jumper board supplied by MFJ.  The only problems I had after that was watery sounding audio.  That was cured in a program update and a set of instructions on how to make the settings and you're good to go.
I now have access to my radio from my laptop computers, my iPad and my iPhone all with good audio.
One thing you must remember is you will be using a computer generated Tuner screen and not your own.
Whatever you choose, have fun and be patient if it don't work immediately. It's probably something YOU did wrong.
73
Don
N3BMT


Re: Which Rig?

Harold Rosee <wa5zzt@...>
 

Hey Don,

the reason I mentioned the MFJ cables is because I know they work.   Their are probably other less expensive.  


I just just wish the guys that developed Hamlib would add the TM-V71a.  It’s Kenwoods latest 2m/440 radio and it’s been out s while.  I have 2 of them and 1 is still in the box.  My original plan was to put it in the truck but I would rather have it hooked up to my rings at 60 feet.  

I may may have to find a used TS-2000 to work all bands.

Have fun and glad you got you audio sounding good.  I bought me a set off headphones with mic for my telephone/iPad this week and they sound great.  

Harold


Re: Which Rig?

 

Harold,
I left out the details in case different cables are available at the time they decide to buy an RigPi.  The change to 57,600 baud does need to be done since the RigPi can handle the speed. Thanks for mentioning that.
Now that I somewhat understand the audio system I think it will fall into place without problem for the new users.

Don
N3NMT


Re: RigPi start up directions!

 

Thanks again Harold,
I do a reboot after any change I make in RigPi.  Must be a habit I got from you after reading one of the posts you wrote!
We're probably working on the same page but my understanding is probably a couple of pages behind,
I'll catch up someday!!
Don
N3BMT


Re: Kenwood TS-2000 MACROS

 

Hi Mike,
It just dawned on me that I didn't answer this post. Sorry!. I tried the double click and it doesn't work all the time.  I haven't figured out how to series commands as yet.  I've been trying for a long time, even before this system.  I tried on CommCat Mobile before this with no luck!!!
Maybe someone will come up with an answer.
Let me know if you bread the code.
Thanks,
Don
N3BMT