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Re: Narrow Band Emergency Messages

Mark Dallner
 

The Milwaukee & Waukesha County ARES are mainly using MT63 2KL. We are experimenting with other modes to see what works well for us. So far, PSK1000R &8PSK500F. The testing was done by others in the group.

This was through the local ARES repeater on 2 meters

Mark
KD9EEE

On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:07 PM, WA7SKG via Groups.Io <wa7skg@...> wrote:

Nice to see all the folks using NBEMS, but all I see referenced is NBEMS and fldigi. Why does almost nobody specify which actual mode they are using? PSK31, MT63, Olivia, RTTY, and tons more are part of  the fldigi suite. The few nets I have run into so far have used MT63 and MFSK-32. Locally, we have found MT63 to be pretty good and use it on both HF and 2 meters. We use fldigi and flmsg, but have not used flamp. There are a lot of State people who are absolutely unwavering on WinLink and pressure to use only that format. The drawback we find is WinLink seems to be strictly point-to-point, where only the two stations involved can see the traffic. That does not allow other stations to copy and provide fills or relay if necessary.

So, is there any one mode that seems to stand out we should try to standardize on? For those who have previously commented that you are actively using NBEMS, would you mind sharing what modes you are actually using?

tnx es 73,
Michael WA7SKG

Re: Narrow Band Emergency Messages

WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
 

Nice to see all the folks using NBEMS, but all I see referenced is NBEMS and fldigi. Why does almost nobody specify which actual mode they are using? PSK31, MT63, Olivia, RTTY, and tons more are part of  the fldigi suite. The few nets I have run into so far have used MT63 and MFSK-32. Locally, we have found MT63 to be pretty good and use it on both HF and 2 meters. We use fldigi and flmsg, but have not used flamp. There are a lot of State people who are absolutely unwavering on WinLink and pressure to use only that format. The drawback we find is WinLink seems to be strictly point-to-point, where only the two stations involved can see the traffic. That does not allow other stations to copy and provide fills or relay if necessary.

So, is there any one mode that seems to stand out we should try to standardize on? For those who have previously commented that you are actively using NBEMS, would you mind sharing what modes you are actually using?

tnx es 73,
Michael WA7SKG

Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Mark Dallner
 

I am in the process of reloading one of my Mac minis. i5 with 8 gigs of ram and 1tb of HD. Not connecting to my iCloud account. Just keeping it as basic as possible.

What mystified me is that one week the setup gets configured and works. Then a week passes and I launch my copy of the FLDigi suite that worked and now it does not. This particular time the Audio codec failed to load. Not a FLDigi issue as the OS did not see the Codec. The UART was showing in About this Mac.

I am going to configure one Mac just for FLDigi and see how that process goes. I have three minis so can play.

I like working with the Mac version of ham radio software along with being able to handle the same software in Windows environment. Just wish that WinLink express had a current Mac version. For another forum.

Later,

Mark 
KD9EEE

On Sep 18, 2018, at 1:43 PM, Mark Dallner <mark@...> wrote:

Native MacOS Binaries

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On 2018-09-18 13:37, Dave wrote:

Are you running fldigi / flrig as M$ exe's from within VMWare Fusion, or as native MacOS binaries?

73, David, W1HKJ

On 09/18/2018 01:30 PM, Mark Dallner wrote:

More questions on the SCU-17...

I had this working just fine with High Sierra and my FT-817ND. Then the next week the local NBems net is happening and the USB Audio Codec is not working. Needed to reload my Mac and did so. Re-Read the directions and got both the codec and dual uart to show in About this Mac. Sound Control Panel is not showing the codec as an alternative sound device. Restarted and still no joy.

For some reason, I am suspecting a conflict with VMWare Fusion. Next step is to take a mac mini and reload everything fresh just for FLDigi and start there to see what happens.

Any further suggestions?

Mark

KD9EEE






Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Mark Dallner
 

Native MacOS Binaries

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On 2018-09-18 13:37, Dave wrote:

Are you running fldigi / flrig as M$ exe's from within VMWare Fusion, or as native MacOS binaries?

73, David, W1HKJ

On 09/18/2018 01:30 PM, Mark Dallner wrote:

More questions on the SCU-17...

I had this working just fine with High Sierra and my FT-817ND. Then the next week the local NBems net is happening and the USB Audio Codec is not working. Needed to reload my Mac and did so. Re-Read the directions and got both the codec and dual uart to show in About this Mac. Sound Control Panel is not showing the codec as an alternative sound device. Restarted and still no joy.

For some reason, I am suspecting a conflict with VMWare Fusion. Next step is to take a mac mini and reload everything fresh just for FLDigi and start there to see what happens.

Any further suggestions?

Mark

KD9EEE





Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Dave
 

Are you running fldigi / flrig as M$ exe's from within VMWare Fusion, or as native MacOS binaries?

73, David, W1HKJ

On 09/18/2018 01:30 PM, Mark Dallner wrote:

More questions on the SCU-17...

I had this working just fine with High Sierra and my FT-817ND. Then the next week the local NBems net is happening and the USB Audio Codec is not working. Needed to reload my Mac and did so. Re-Read the directions and got both the codec and dual uart to show in About this Mac. Sound Control Panel is not showing the codec as an alternative sound device. Restarted and still no joy.

For some reason, I am suspecting a conflict with VMWare Fusion. Next step is to take a mac mini and reload everything fresh just for FLDigi and start there to see what happens.

Any further suggestions?

Mark

KD9EEE

Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Mark Dallner
 

More questions on the SCU-17...

I had this working just fine with High Sierra and my FT-817ND. Then the next week the local NBems net is happening and the USB Audio Codec is not working. Needed to reload my Mac and did so. Re-Read the directions and got both the codec and dual uart to show in About this Mac. Sound Control Panel is not showing the codec as an alternative sound device. Restarted and still no joy. 

For some reason, I am suspecting a conflict with VMWare Fusion. Next step is to take a mac mini and reload everything fresh just for FLDigi and start there to see what happens.

Any further suggestions?

Mark 

KD9EEE


Re: Can fldigi Send CAT Commands to IC-7300?

Dave AFA2HV
 

For me I have found it useful to use FLRIG with FLDigi with the IC7300, but it might be easier to send these cat commands using the Macro buttons when dealing with a mixed mode net....

DIGITAL ON
<RIGCAT:FE FE 88 E0 26 00 01 01 FD>

DIGITAL OFF
<RIGCAT:FE FE 88 E0 26 00 01 00 FD>

I used these before the FLRIG was updated.

73 Dave WB2HVF

Re: Can fldigi Send CAT Commands to IC-7300?

WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
 

Partial answer to my own question. Yes, I see in the macro lists there are macros like <RIGMODE:mode> and <FLRIG:hex hex> which, I guess, incorporate flrig. I'm just not smart enough to figure out how to use them.

Thanks for any elucidation.

Michael

Can fldigi Send CAT Commands to IC-7300?

WA7SKG <wa7skg@...>
 

I am on a few nets that use voice and data on the same net. When I need to send data, I have to change the radio to USB-D, then back to USB after the data is sent. Is it possible for fldigi to do this via CAT commands? I know it can change frequency and key the radio, so the basic capability is there. I would just like to build into my macros a command string that went something like

<USB-D> <TX> (send traffic)  DE <MYCALL> <RX> <USB>

Is this doable? If so, suggestions on how to accomplish this would be appreciated. Actual, usable, answers, please, don't waste everyone's time with "Yes" or "RTFM".

tnx es 73,
Michael WA7SKG

Descriptions of WEFAX and SITOR-B for the Sights and Sounds page

Dave
 

Received from Mike Agner, KA3JJZ

I know that you're probably just trying to stick with showing the
various amateur modes, but since FLDigi also handles some non-ham modes,
i thought you might want to add links to these pages for 2 that are
likely real popular right now, given that Florence is about to clobber
the Carolinas

https://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/SITOR-B

https://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/WEFAX

Best Regards

Mike

Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Pete Moscatt <pgmoscatt@...>
 

G'Day Mark,

I uninstalled the drivers as I was a little concerned that I wasn't seeing them under System Information.
Re-installed and it all looks good.



So, I now see pretty much what you see now. Haven't tried it as yet but will do so in the next few hours.
Hopefully all will go well from now.....  fingers crossed  :-)


Pete

Re: no hamlib on r pi 3b

David Ranch
 


Hello Randy,

When you built  hamlib and installed it, where did you put it?  In /usr/local/?  If you don't have that library path configured in your LDPATH, you can
tell fldigi to find it at "./configure" time with the shell variable:

     HAMLIB_LIBS

There are various threads out there about this:

   https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=82853
  

--David





On 09/09/2018 03:59 PM, Randy McGill via Groups.Io wrote:
I installed fldigi 4.0.18 on a r pi 3b and it does not have hamlib included in the compile.  After I configure the program it says hamlib - no.   I installed and compliled the latest version of hamlib (3.2.1) prior to installing fldigi.  What am I missing?

Re: no hamlib on r pi 3b

Randy McGill
 

yes, I sure did.
n7wwa

Re: Win 10?

HARLAN FORD
 

In most cases, such as the Fldigi suite, just download and save in a document file for reference.
Then go to that file, double click on the desired ".exe" , and follow the prompts.  For the Fldigi suite, it's best to install to the default locations.
   
Harlan Ford
W1QH


On Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:01 PM, Gil Gibbs <WA5YKK@...> wrote:


Greetings, all,

Does anyone know & have experience with the Win 10 OS, for ease of
installing "Non Win" software?

My only experience with computing was BASIC, with the days of MS-DOS in
the picture. Now, I'm lost again & just getting OLD!

Any suggestions?

73's

Gil WA5YKK






Win 10?

Gil Gibbs
 

Greetings, all,

Does anyone know & have experience with the Win 10 OS, for ease of installing "Non Win" software?

My only experience with computing was BASIC, with the days of MS-DOS in the picture. Now, I'm lost again & just getting OLD!

Any suggestions?

73's

Gil WA5YKK

Re: no hamlib on r pi 3b

Ed W3NR
 

On 09/09/2018 06:59 PM, Randy McGill via Groups.Io wrote:
I installed fldigi 4.0.18 on a r pi 3b and it does not have hamlib included in the compile.  After I configure the program it says hamlib - no.   I installed and compliled the latest version of hamlib (3.2.1) prior to installing fldigi.  What am I missing?
n7wwa
_._,_._,_


Did you run sudo apt-get build-dep fldigi first ?

Ed W3NR

no hamlib on r pi 3b

Randy McGill
 

I installed fldigi 4.0.18 on a r pi 3b and it does not have hamlib included in the compile.  After I configure the program it says hamlib - no.   I installed and compliled the latest version of hamlib (3.2.1) prior to installing fldigi.  What am I missing?
n7wwa

Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Mark Dallner
 

Here is what I see in the PTT screen and the /dev/ptt is what is working. So I am thankful. Rig control!!! Yeah!!!

Now I have to work on how rig control actually functions. Back to the manual

Mark 
KD9EEE

Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Mark Dallner
 

And actually, this is supposed to be what you see: The codec seems to be picky about being seen. I have to restart sometimes for it to be seen.

Mark
KD9EEE


Re: previous page next page FLDIGI -> SCU-17 -> OSX [Setup Help] #arhab

Mark Dallner
 

Good Morning, Pete.

The “installer” is the driver from this page for the CP2501 Dual  UART bridge controller that is in the SCU-17.  I restarted my Mac just because and the opened About this Mac to see that the device is showing up under USB devices. Then went on to muddle through getting FLDigi Hablib configured. 

This is what I see in About this Mac:



Mark

On Sep 9, 2018, at 3:01 AM, Pete Moscatt <pgmoscatt@...> wrote:

Hey Mark,

Installed the drivers as suggested but still don't see them as a device under FLDIGI Hardware PTT.

Question:   When you say   "and ran the install for the SCU-17"
What install are you referring to regarding the SCU-17??

Pete