Date   
First Run Experience #mfj-1234 #ic-7300 #quick-start

Bob
 

All,

The nice postman delivered my order today so I have the RigPi in house!

I hooked it up to my 27in 4K display and a Microsoft Sculpt keyboard and mouse.  I am using Ethernet for networking.  My radio is an Icom IC-7300.

The MFJ-1234 quick start guide is OK but I did need to read the groups.io pages about the IC-7300. Without that I would have been STUCK!  Thanks to all who have gone before me.

The Quickstart worked ok but I would HIGHLY suggest that part of the process should be an update check before configuration.  After following the directions from the IC-7300 thread the radio would still not connect.  About 5 minutes into reading and started the debugging process the RigPI told me there was an update.  POOF things are working locally.  

On my iMAC the RigPi.local worked first time.   So many things to test..

Mumble
WSJT-X
PiTunnel


I want to see if the basic logging in RigPi is "good enough" 


--
73 KE9A

Re: FT-857 No Audio

Jeffj51@...
 

Hi Howard -

I tried the other cable with the same results. I also tried to unplug the hand mic from the radio , but RigPi reported an unknown error and wouldn't connect. Its looking like I need to sell the 857 and get something known to work.

Jeff

Re: IC-7610 woes

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bo,

The CI-V address should be \0x98, using a backslash.

The Power macros must start with *1w<space> for Icom radios.  There is a possibility the 7610 has a slightly different command to set power levels.  Please check the CAT programming manual for the 7610.  You will see a popup message since the Icom sends back a Hex code, but it shouldn't disconnect the radio.

I'm not clear on what you are asking in your left/right question.

I agree, a bit of wine is always a fun project!  :-)

--Howard

Re: FT-857 No Audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jeff,

I don't blame you for being discouraged, but I have 100% confidence we can get the 857 going.

I'm not clear on why disconnecting the mic would be related to the report of an unknown error...

Let's back up a minute on the mic.  You are connecting RigPi audio through the rear DATA connector on your radio.  That DATA connector has a audio input that should come from RigPi.  It also has a PTT connection.  The PTT connection switches the audio input from the mic to the DATA connector.  This is done so the radio won't pick up mic noise when you are using the DATA connector as an audio source.  Since the current problem is no transmit audio, one possible cause is that the DATA PTT connection isn't switching the audio.  My proposed test was to put the radio into SSB transmit from RigPi, then key the mic to see if audio is still getting through that path.  If it is, then that narrows the problem.

--Howard

Re: IC-7610 woes

Jim Kravetz - KK5VG
 

Hey, Bo. Yes, pick the IC-7300 as the radio on the left and change the name to IC-7610 on the right. 

Re: Getting Started

Bob
 

I would highly suggest that one of the first steps be update the RigPi software!
--
73 KE9A

Re: First Run Experience #mfj-1234 #ic-7300 #quick-start

Bob
 

After following the directions for setting up Mumble with the IC-7300 RX audio is working on my iPhone and on an iPad.  (Note both running iOS 13.1 beta).  I will test TX audio later this evening.

NOTES: The mumble iOS client is not an iPad app, while it does work it is an iPhone display and it is always in portrait mode.  The Mumble App on Windows is not retina aware and the screen is weird and hard to see on my Lenovo Yoga 920.  Audio routing on macOS and Windows will need some adjustment so the mic and speaker are not hearing each other.   
--
73 KE9A

K3s Question...

Michael Foerster
 

So I have an Elecraft K3s and I want to try the MFJ-1234.

I’ve been reading the forum quite a bit and I just want to verify:
    I can get by with the MFJ-1234MB (no sound card or keyer) and I can connect the Audio & Comms through the existing K3s serial/audio USB cable.
  (I’m aware of the power on pin that’s required through the 15 pin connector.)

Is is this correct?
--
Mike, W0IH

Re: K3s Question...

Mark Weisheimer
 

It depends upon whether you have the KIO3B USB interface with internal sound card in your K3s or not.
If you have that, then all you need to use is a single USB A to B cable for both audio and CAT control.

All K3(s) can work with RigPi but if you have only the analog TX RX audio interface on the rear of the K3 then your RigPi will need to have its own sound card.

--
73 - Mark - K8MHW
'A RigPi Enthusiast!' - I am not otherwise affiliated with MFJ or RigPi

Re: First Run Experience #mfj-1234 #ic-7300 #quick-start

Terrence Redding
 

Dear KE9A,

Thank you for taking to time to share your experience setting up the RigPI with your IC-7300. One point of clarification please.

You said "About 5 minutes into reading and started the debugging process the RigPI told me there was an update. POOF things are working locally. “ What did you update, the IC-7300 or the RigPI?

I too will be using an iMac. I have an IC-7610, IC-7600, TS-2000 and FT-857d to consider as a RigPI remote station. I may need a second RigPI

Terry - W6LMJ

Re: K3s Question...

Michael Foerster
 

I do, of course have the KIO3B in the K3s, it’s standard.
  Thanks for the reply, I’ll give it a try...
--
Mike, W0IH

Re: First Run Experience #mfj-1234 #ic-7300 #quick-start

Bob
 

Software update on the RigPi.  Make sure you do that.  I will have some more updates soon.  This work stuff gets in the way of Ham Radio
--
73 KE9A

Re: First Run Experience #mfj-1234 #ic-7300 #quick-start

Bob
 

As reported elsewhere you need to start Fldigi a special way for now using sudo.  See this post:

#1396  

I am thinking we need some sort of WKI to summarize these activities. 
--
73 KE9A

Re: FT-857 No Audio

Jeffj51@...
 
Edited

Hi Howard -

I confirmed that the mic on the radio is live and modulates the carrier when I engage the RigPi PTT to transmit. This is true for both SSB and 2m FM modes. Is that due to internal wiring oin the RSS or maybe the jumper plug?

Jeff

Re: FT-857 No Audio

Terrence Redding
 

Good Morning, Jeff,

I have both LAN wired and wireless.  I will try to set it up wireless to avoid a lightening path for the remote base.

Terry - W6LMJ

On Aug 24, 2019, at 9:52 AM, Terrence R. Redding <tredding@...> wrote:

Excellent. Glad to hear it. Are you LAN or also remote via the web?


On Aug 22, 2019, at 10:16 PM, Jeffj51@... wrote:

Hi Terry - 

Howard was able to access my RigPi and found that the Mumble app was set to push to talk for the audio input setting. It should have been set to continuous for it to work properly. I am now fully functional using RigPi remotely and ready to make some contacts. Howard is an amazing resource for resolving issues like this and I encourage everyone to keep trying if you have any problems getting RigPi to work. Good luck with your system and let us know how it turns out. 

73,
Jeff KB5CT 

Kenwood TS 590 and no modulation when using remote.

Loic SM5VFE
 

Hello all! 
Anyone here using a Kenwood TS 590s?

I have no modulation at all when using RigPi remote. 

Anyone have seen this problem? All parameters in the meny are changed as in the PDF file here in the file area. 

Thanks in advance, 

Regards from Loic, SM5VFE

Re: Kenwood TS 590 and no modulation when using remote.

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Loic,

Others are using the TS-590, please also search the forum for relevant posts.  I hope a current user can step in to help.

I assume you are using the CODEC audio out and audio in for the radio.  Receive audio is working correctly?

--Howard

Re: FT-857 No Audio

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Jeff,

Yes, it is possible there is a  problem with the cable or jumper.  It is not likely that there is a wiring problem in RSS other than the jumper.

Do you have a volt or ohmmeter to check the jumper?

--Howard

Re: First Run Experience #mfj-1234 #ic-7300 #quick-start

Howard Nurse, W6HN
 

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your input!  We are about ready to open the Forum Wiki for anyone to access.  Larry, AC9OX, has been setting it up for several months.  It is an ongoing project, and all contributions will be welcome.

73, Howard W6HN

Re: FT-857 No Audio

Jeffj51@...
 

Hi Howard - 

I can check voltage and continuity. I seated the jumper to match the notch on the socket. It looks ok visually, but could have a bad solder joint. Can you direct me to the pinout voltages I should see? I don’t remember which is pin 1 on the socket - the one on the right of the notch looking down on it?

Jeff