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Re: FLDIGI basic installation for a MAC

Bill Hamel
 

RE: Catalina:

I haven't upgraded to Catalina, but from what I understand Mac OS X Catalina only supports 64 bit applications. I would assume that so long you downloaded the 64 bit version of fldigi it would work. 

I just have several applications that are not available as 64 bit as of yet hence hanging with Mojave for now….

RE: Installation instructions.

I’m running fldigi and flrig just fine on Mojave.

I ran the DMG as you did and then just dragged and dropped the apps you see into the application of my choice, in my case Applications/HAM_RADIO/

Then I just went in and configured to point to the folder I want things to live in.

HTH,

’73 K3TFM 


On Nov 25, 2019, at 8:01 PM, Nikki Bruce Iphone 6s Bruce via Groups.Io <km4boq.arrl@...> wrote:

Jim I ran into problems with Carolina fldigi is not compatible with it at this point you will want to roll back your os I am a Mac user and there are a lot of reasons not to install that newly released Catalina 10.15 OS. This is just one of them Carolina is a 64 bit program rather than the old 32 bit Mojave. 10.14. 




On Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:21 PM, Jim Upson <jim72upson@...> wrote:

Hello everyone....new member of this group....

I was trying to find the installation instructions and links to install FLDIGI on my Mac...
  • macOS Catalina v 10.15.1
  • Mac Book Pro Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014
  • Processor 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
  • Last login: Mon Nov 25 18:17:48 on console
    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ uname -m
        x86_64
    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ arch
        i386
I was confused by the the possible "DMG" options....wasn't sure how I determine which I need for my Mac.

I tried them, and although I get the FLDIGI screen.....it doesn't remain as an installed application...is this 'normal' ?

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Has anyone written any installation/configuration guide for a Mac....?

BTW...my current interest is to use FLDigi for helping me see the quality of my Morse code as I am learning to send for the first time....

Will FLDigi run OK on a Mac...just as good as in windows?

Any direction is most appreciated,

Thanks to all Veterans for your service......
......and a Blessed Thanksgiving to all....

73, Jim AC3B

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Re: FLDIGI basic installation for a MAC

Nikki Bruce Iphone 6s Bruce
 

Jim the link for fldigi and guide after you have rolled your system back is 

On Monday, November 25, 2019, 8:01 PM, Nikki Bruce Iphone 6s Bruce via Groups.Io <km4boq.arrl@...> wrote:

Jim I ran into problems with Carolina fldigi is not compatible with it at this point you will want to roll back your os I am a Mac user and there are a lot of reasons not to install that newly released Catalina 10.15 OS. This is just one of them Carolina is a 64 bit program rather than the old 32 bit Mojave. 10.14. 




On Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:21 PM, Jim Upson <jim72upson@...> wrote:

Hello everyone....new member of this group....

I was trying to find the installation instructions and links to install FLDIGI on my Mac...
  • macOS Catalina v 10.15.1
  • Mac Book Pro Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014
  • Processor 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
  • Last login: Mon Nov 25 18:17:48 on console

    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ uname -m

        x86_64

    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ arch

        i386

I was confused by the the possible "DMG" options....wasn't sure how I determine which I need for my Mac.

I tried them, and although I get the FLDIGI screen.....it doesn't remain as an installed application...is this 'normal' ?

image.png

Has anyone written any installation/configuration guide for a Mac....?

BTW...my current interest is to use FLDigi for helping me see the quality of my Morse code as I am learning to send for the first time....

Will FLDigi run OK on a Mac...just as good as in windows?

Any direction is most appreciated,

Thanks to all Veterans for your service......
......and a Blessed Thanksgiving to all....

73, Jim AC3B


Re: FLDIGI basic installation for a MAC

KB3YCK
 

AS noted, there are TWO versions to download for the Mac that Dave has made available.  You
should take the one here:  
Dave has been compiling a version that is all 64-bit for each of the various executables.  As with any
software installation from a DMG, you need to drag the executables into your Applications folder.

Dave’s on-line help files for the various tools are very thorough too — so if you cannot find it by reading the
manual, I don’t beleive it exists :-)

Regards,

David L Flad / KB3YCK

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Re: FLDIGI basic installation for a MAC

Nikki Bruce Iphone 6s Bruce
 

Jim I ran into problems with Carolina fldigi is not compatible with it at this point you will want to roll back your os I am a Mac user and there are a lot of reasons not to install that newly released Catalina 10.15 OS. This is just one of them Carolina is a 64 bit program rather than the old 32 bit Mojave. 10.14. 




On Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:21 PM, Jim Upson <jim72upson@...> wrote:

Hello everyone....new member of this group....

I was trying to find the installation instructions and links to install FLDIGI on my Mac...
  • macOS Catalina v 10.15.1
  • Mac Book Pro Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014
  • Processor 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
  • Last login: Mon Nov 25 18:17:48 on console

    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ uname -m

        x86_64

    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ arch

        i386

I was confused by the the possible "DMG" options....wasn't sure how I determine which I need for my Mac.

I tried them, and although I get the FLDIGI screen.....it doesn't remain as an installed application...is this 'normal' ?

image.png

Has anyone written any installation/configuration guide for a Mac....?

BTW...my current interest is to use FLDigi for helping me see the quality of my Morse code as I am learning to send for the first time....

Will FLDigi run OK on a Mac...just as good as in windows?

Any direction is most appreciated,

Thanks to all Veterans for your service......
......and a Blessed Thanksgiving to all....

73, Jim AC3B


FLDIGI basic installation for a MAC

Jim Upson
 

Hello everyone....new member of this group....

I was trying to find the installation instructions and links to install FLDIGI on my Mac...
  • macOS Catalina v 10.15.1
  • Mac Book Pro Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014
  • Processor 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
  • Last login: Mon Nov 25 18:17:48 on console

    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ uname -m

        x86_64

    JIMs-MacBook-Pro:~ jimupson$ arch

        i386

I was confused by the the possible "DMG" options....wasn't sure how I determine which I need for my Mac.

I tried them, and although I get the FLDIGI screen.....it doesn't remain as an installed application...is this 'normal' ?

image.png

Has anyone written any installation/configuration guide for a Mac....?

BTW...my current interest is to use FLDigi for helping me see the quality of my Morse code as I am learning to send for the first time....

Will FLDigi run OK on a Mac...just as good as in windows?

Any direction is most appreciated,

Thanks to all Veterans for your service......
......and a Blessed Thanksgiving to all....

73, Jim AC3B


Re: IC7200 transceiver control

Gil Gibbs
 

Barry,

 I failed to make myself clear about rigs. My secretary, who "rescued"
me from the pitfalls of inheritance, made sure I got the "battleship"
rigs. Partly, she's due to get her licenses "soon", thus will have the
pick of my acquisitions. Icom and Elecraft are my favorites, especially
when  the K1 came out, thus now I have a K3s unbuilt on the floor....
long story.

About the many digital modes, I've had the displeasure of finding my
past purchases looking strangely alone on the floor of my "hobby cabin",
thus don't expect to see a clean insides soon. There are chemical means
to reduce & clean up rust & aluminum oxide now, so if I should live so
long.....  ;-)

One of these days, I'll find out what I can get into, so look for my
Icom & Elecraft signals from mid-Texas!

73's for now,

Gil WA5YKK

On 11/21/19 7:50 PM, K3eui via Groups.Io wrote:
Gil

There are many many good reasons you might want to purchase a "battleship" HF rig with a zillion superb features. Don't bust your back lifting it. The gorgeous display, the rejection of unwanted signals, clear audio, excellent filters, and dozens of even better reasons. Of course, Elecraft rigs (you can lift) have a superb reputation and I can't wait to see how the K4 stacks up.

FLDIGI and any of the sound-card based HF digital modes will work with ANY stable HF transceiver reasonably well. As I said before, 25W to a decent HF antenna can work the world. For some, 25W is even considered "hi power" (hi). Last year I worked Australia on 40m at night with 10W and a home-made 40 meter vertical antenna lashed to a tree with two above-ground 34 ft radials. Now that was fun.

I should have mentioned that I got into the sound-card modes (mid 1990's) with a Rigblaster "NO MIC" interface, feeding transmit audio into the Icom 725's 8 pin round MICROPHONE jack (something that can be a bit tricky to avoid RF feedback and overdriven signals). I pulled receive audio from the headphone jack, and fed it directly through a simple shielded audio cable into the MIC input of a laptop, using the computer's own built-in sound card (cheap).

There used to be reasons to operate FSK rather than AFSK. But then, I hardly even hear RTTY of any type on HF any longer; well, unless there is a RTTY contest. AFSK is still fun and you can choose any audio pitch you want on the waterfall.

Even PSK31 is rapidly disappearing.

The weekend NBEMS 80m nets from NY, NJ, NH, and Pa all use THOR 22 as the sound-card check in mode. It works so well at 78 wpm and about 500 Hz bandwidth. I am sure there are digital nets in Tx.

Looks like FT8 and FT4 are the new kids on the block.

Have fun regardless of what rig you use.

73
Barry k3eui
On Nov 21, 2019, at 7:19 PM, Gibbs <GilGibbs@...> wrote:

Barry,

Ah, so. Now I get the overall gist of this, years after "Hurricane Harvey" sank my aspirations. Moving to the "Acre" in Yorktown, Tx, is a chore, just hundreds of details to address. Got no idea of the Ham radio population there, just remarks of "lots of CB users" some years ago. I really appreciate the hints of how to set up FLIDIGI.

73's

Gil WA5YKK

On 11/21/19 4:02 PM, K3eui via Groups.Io wrote:
Gil
I have successfully operated the various FLDIGI modes (PSK, Olivia, MFSK, Thor, RTTY) with a 25 yr old Icom 725 and a standard phone filter (2.8 kHz) and a simple SignaLink or Rigblaster for the sound card, with the power level set at about 25 watts (SSB peak) to a simple dipole or simple handmade vertical.

You don't need much power, especially on FT8 and FT4 (WSJT-X).

Of course, the Elecraft K3 and K4 (soon) and the battleship Icom rigs like a 7851 and 7610 will work a bit easier (cleaner) and give you tons of more options... for a price.

You basically need a "stable" VFO and a decent sound card. Narrow filters are sometimes handy. Dual receivers are way cool. Other than that, the rest is nice, but not necessary to have fun with FLDIGI on HF.
You don't need "narrow" filters either for most digi modes, unless you are in a contest. Digital "noise reduction" is not needed, and not wanted in my opinion.
Just be certain that when you transmit, the ALC reads ZERO for the optimum lowest distortion signal. Never ever use speech compression with a digi mode.

Barry k3eui
PaNBEMS net manager (80m, Sunday at 0800 hr on 3583.0 kHz (that's the VFO dial frequency with rig mode set to Upper Sideband)
On Nov 21, 2019, at 10:56 AM, Gil Gibbs <WA5YKK@...> wrote:

Tom, Phillip;

Just curious, is the Icom IC-7851 & the latest Elecraft rigs good for
winflidgi work? I'm overwhelmed with viable rigs, just no real
experience with non-ssb, cw modes.

Thanks, 73's

Gil WA5YKK


On 11/20/19 2:50 PM, Dave wrote:
Philip Salley wrote on winfldigi:
Tom,
The IC-7200 is a fine rig for FLDigi work.

Over time I have found FLDigi rig configuration initialization can be
seemingly inexplicably temperamental at times (pardon the double
adverb).

I'm sure you have set the IC-7200 to USB-D with digital port as USB
(of course this assumes you are using the 7200's internal USB
sound/CAT port.)

Carefully examine all the parameters with particular attention to
baud rate, and com port (Device) is correct. Failing to sync then
try adjusting RTS/DTR, porting interval, stop bit 1 or 2 (usually not
critical with either 1 or 2), Write delay (50 or so), retries (about
3 is good), retry interval (200 or so). retrying initialize after
each change. Make sure the Use HamLib square is checked.

Others are likely to suggest using FLrig, which is Okay though I
prefer the simple approach using HamLib or rigcat. RigCAT requires a
7200.XML file download for your rig.

Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: IC7200 transceiver control

K3eui
 

Gil

There are many many good reasons you might want to purchase a "battleship" HF rig with a zillion superb features. Don't bust your back lifting it. The gorgeous display, the rejection of unwanted signals, clear audio, excellent filters, and dozens of even better reasons. Of course, Elecraft rigs (you can lift) have a superb reputation and I can't wait to see how the K4 stacks up.

FLDIGI and any of the sound-card based HF digital modes will work with ANY stable HF transceiver reasonably well. As I said before, 25W to a decent HF antenna can work the world. For some, 25W is even considered "hi power" (hi). Last year I worked Australia on 40m at night with 10W and a home-made 40 meter vertical antenna lashed to a tree with two above-ground 34 ft radials. Now that was fun.

I should have mentioned that I got into the sound-card modes (mid 1990's) with a Rigblaster "NO MIC" interface, feeding transmit audio into the Icom 725's 8 pin round MICROPHONE jack (something that can be a bit tricky to avoid RF feedback and overdriven signals). I pulled receive audio from the headphone jack, and fed it directly through a simple shielded audio cable into the MIC input of a laptop, using the computer's own built-in sound card (cheap).

There used to be reasons to operate FSK rather than AFSK. But then, I hardly even hear RTTY of any type on HF any longer; well, unless there is a RTTY contest. AFSK is still fun and you can choose any audio pitch you want on the waterfall.

Even PSK31 is rapidly disappearing.

The weekend NBEMS 80m nets from NY, NJ, NH, and Pa all use THOR 22 as the sound-card check in mode. It works so well at 78 wpm and about 500 Hz bandwidth. I am sure there are digital nets in Tx.

Looks like FT8 and FT4 are the new kids on the block.

Have fun regardless of what rig you use.

73
Barry k3eui

On Nov 21, 2019, at 7:19 PM, Gibbs <GilGibbs@...> wrote:

Barry,

Ah, so. Now I get the overall gist of this, years after "Hurricane Harvey" sank my aspirations. Moving to the "Acre" in Yorktown, Tx, is a chore, just hundreds of details to address. Got no idea of the Ham radio population there, just remarks of "lots of CB users" some years ago. I really appreciate the hints of how to set up FLIDIGI.

73's

Gil WA5YKK

On 11/21/19 4:02 PM, K3eui via Groups.Io wrote:
Gil
I have successfully operated the various FLDIGI modes (PSK, Olivia, MFSK, Thor, RTTY) with a 25 yr old Icom 725 and a standard phone filter (2.8 kHz) and a simple SignaLink or Rigblaster for the sound card, with the power level set at about 25 watts (SSB peak) to a simple dipole or simple handmade vertical.

You don't need much power, especially on FT8 and FT4 (WSJT-X).

Of course, the Elecraft K3 and K4 (soon) and the battleship Icom rigs like a 7851 and 7610 will work a bit easier (cleaner) and give you tons of more options... for a price.

You basically need a "stable" VFO and a decent sound card. Narrow filters are sometimes handy. Dual receivers are way cool. Other than that, the rest is nice, but not necessary to have fun with FLDIGI on HF.
You don't need "narrow" filters either for most digi modes, unless you are in a contest. Digital "noise reduction" is not needed, and not wanted in my opinion.
Just be certain that when you transmit, the ALC reads ZERO for the optimum lowest distortion signal. Never ever use speech compression with a digi mode.

Barry k3eui
PaNBEMS net manager (80m, Sunday at 0800 hr on 3583.0 kHz (that's the VFO dial frequency with rig mode set to Upper Sideband)
On Nov 21, 2019, at 10:56 AM, Gil Gibbs <WA5YKK@...> wrote:

Tom, Phillip;

Just curious, is the Icom IC-7851 & the latest Elecraft rigs good for
winflidgi work? I'm overwhelmed with viable rigs, just no real
experience with non-ssb, cw modes.

Thanks, 73's

Gil WA5YKK


On 11/20/19 2:50 PM, Dave wrote:
Philip Salley wrote on winfldigi:
Tom,
The IC-7200 is a fine rig for FLDigi work.

Over time I have found FLDigi rig configuration initialization can be
seemingly inexplicably temperamental at times (pardon the double
adverb).

I'm sure you have set the IC-7200 to USB-D with digital port as USB
(of course this assumes you are using the 7200's internal USB
sound/CAT port.)

Carefully examine all the parameters with particular attention to
baud rate, and com port (Device) is correct. Failing to sync then
try adjusting RTS/DTR, porting interval, stop bit 1 or 2 (usually not
critical with either 1 or 2), Write delay (50 or so), retries (about
3 is good), retry interval (200 or so). retrying initialize after
each change. Make sure the Use HamLib square is checked.

Others are likely to suggest using FLrig, which is Okay though I
prefer the simple approach using HamLib or rigcat. RigCAT requires a
7200.XML file download for your rig.

Regards, Phil / K4PO



Re: IC7200 transceiver control

Gibbs
 

Barry,

Ah, so. Now I get the overall gist of this, years after "Hurricane Harvey" sank my aspirations. Moving to the "Acre" in Yorktown, Tx, is a chore, just hundreds of details to address. Got no idea of the Ham radio population there, just remarks of "lots of CB users" some years ago. I really appreciate the hints of how to set up FLIDIGI.

73's

Gil WA5YKK

On 11/21/19 4:02 PM, K3eui via Groups.Io wrote:
Gil
I have successfully operated the various FLDIGI modes (PSK, Olivia, MFSK, Thor, RTTY) with a 25 yr old Icom 725 and a standard phone filter (2.8 kHz) and a simple SignaLink or Rigblaster for the sound card, with the power level set at about 25 watts (SSB peak) to a simple dipole or simple handmade vertical.

You don't need much power, especially on FT8 and FT4 (WSJT-X).

Of course, the Elecraft K3 and K4 (soon) and the battleship Icom rigs like a 7851 and 7610 will work a bit easier (cleaner) and give you tons of more options... for a price.

You basically need a "stable" VFO and a decent sound card. Narrow filters are sometimes handy. Dual receivers are way cool. Other than that, the rest is nice, but not necessary to have fun with FLDIGI on HF.
You don't need "narrow" filters either for most digi modes, unless you are in a contest. Digital "noise reduction" is not needed, and not wanted in my opinion.
Just be certain that when you transmit, the ALC reads ZERO for the optimum lowest distortion signal. Never ever use speech compression with a digi mode.

Barry k3eui
PaNBEMS net manager (80m, Sunday at 0800 hr on 3583.0 kHz (that's the VFO dial frequency with rig mode set to Upper Sideband)
On Nov 21, 2019, at 10:56 AM, Gil Gibbs <WA5YKK@...> wrote:

Tom, Phillip;

Just curious, is the Icom IC-7851 & the latest Elecraft rigs good for
winflidgi work? I'm overwhelmed with viable rigs, just no real
experience with non-ssb, cw modes.

Thanks, 73's

Gil WA5YKK


On 11/20/19 2:50 PM, Dave wrote:
Philip Salley wrote on winfldigi:
Tom,
The IC-7200 is a fine rig for FLDigi work.

Over time I have found FLDigi rig configuration initialization can be
seemingly inexplicably temperamental at times (pardon the double
adverb).

I'm sure you have set the IC-7200 to USB-D with digital port as USB
(of course this assumes you are using the 7200's internal USB
sound/CAT port.)

Carefully examine all the parameters with particular attention to
baud rate, and com port (Device) is correct. Failing to sync then
try adjusting RTS/DTR, porting interval, stop bit 1 or 2 (usually not
critical with either 1 or 2), Write delay (50 or so), retries (about
3 is good), retry interval (200 or so). retrying initialize after
each change. Make sure the Use HamLib square is checked.

Others are likely to suggest using FLrig, which is Okay though I
prefer the simple approach using HamLib or rigcat. RigCAT requires a
7200.XML file download for your rig.

Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: IC7200 transceiver control

K3eui
 

Gil
I have successfully operated the various FLDIGI modes (PSK, Olivia, MFSK, Thor, RTTY) with a 25 yr old Icom 725 and a standard phone filter (2.8 kHz) and a simple SignaLink or Rigblaster for the sound card, with the power level set at about 25 watts (SSB peak) to a simple dipole or simple handmade vertical.

You don't need much power, especially on FT8 and FT4 (WSJT-X).

Of course, the Elecraft K3 and K4 (soon) and the battleship Icom rigs like a 7851 and 7610 will work a bit easier (cleaner) and give you tons of more options... for a price.

You basically need a "stable" VFO and a decent sound card. Narrow filters are sometimes handy. Dual receivers are way cool. Other than that, the rest is nice, but not necessary to have fun with FLDIGI on HF.
You don't need "narrow" filters either for most digi modes, unless you are in a contest. Digital "noise reduction" is not needed, and not wanted in my opinion.
Just be certain that when you transmit, the ALC reads ZERO for the optimum lowest distortion signal. Never ever use speech compression with a digi mode.

Barry k3eui
PaNBEMS net manager (80m, Sunday at 0800 hr on 3583.0 kHz (that's the VFO dial frequency with rig mode set to Upper Sideband)

On Nov 21, 2019, at 10:56 AM, Gil Gibbs <WA5YKK@...> wrote:

Tom, Phillip;

Just curious, is the Icom IC-7851 & the latest Elecraft rigs good for
winflidgi work? I'm overwhelmed with viable rigs, just no real
experience with non-ssb, cw modes.

Thanks, 73's

Gil WA5YKK


On 11/20/19 2:50 PM, Dave wrote:
Philip Salley wrote on winfldigi:
Tom,
The IC-7200 is a fine rig for FLDigi work.

Over time I have found FLDigi rig configuration initialization can be
seemingly inexplicably temperamental at times (pardon the double
adverb).

I'm sure you have set the IC-7200 to USB-D with digital port as USB
(of course this assumes you are using the 7200's internal USB
sound/CAT port.)

Carefully examine all the parameters with particular attention to
baud rate, and com port (Device) is correct. Failing to sync then
try adjusting RTS/DTR, porting interval, stop bit 1 or 2 (usually not
critical with either 1 or 2), Write delay (50 or so), retries (about
3 is good), retry interval (200 or so). retrying initialize after
each change. Make sure the Use HamLib square is checked.

Others are likely to suggest using FLrig, which is Okay though I
prefer the simple approach using HamLib or rigcat. RigCAT requires a
7200.XML file download for your rig.

Regards, Phil / K4PO


Re: IC7200 transceiver control

Gil Gibbs
 

Tom, Phillip;

 Just curious, is the Icom IC-7851 & the latest Elecraft rigs good for
winflidgi work? I'm overwhelmed with viable rigs, just no real
experience with non-ssb, cw modes.

Thanks, 73's

Gil WA5YKK

On 11/20/19 2:50 PM, Dave wrote:
Philip Salley wrote on winfldigi:
Tom,
The IC-7200 is a fine rig for FLDigi work.

Over time I have found FLDigi rig configuration initialization can be
seemingly inexplicably temperamental at times (pardon the double
adverb).

I'm sure you have set the IC-7200 to USB-D with digital port as USB
(of course this assumes you are using the 7200's internal USB
sound/CAT port.)

Carefully examine all the parameters with particular attention to
baud rate, and com port (Device) is correct.  Failing to sync then
try adjusting RTS/DTR, porting interval, stop bit 1 or 2 (usually not
critical with either 1 or 2), Write delay (50 or so), retries (about
3 is good), retry interval (200 or so). retrying initialize after
each change.  Make sure the Use HamLib square is checked.

Others are likely to suggest using FLrig, which is Okay though I
prefer the simple approach using HamLib or rigcat.  RigCAT requires a
7200.XML file download for your rig.

Regards, Phil / K4PO


IC7200 transceiver control

Dave
 

Philip Salley wrote on winfldigi:
Tom,
The IC-7200 is a fine rig for FLDigi work.  

Over time I have found FLDigi rig configuration initialization can be seemingly inexplicably temperamental at times (pardon the double adverb).   

I'm sure you have set the IC-7200 to USB-D with digital port as USB (of course this assumes you are using the 7200's internal USB sound/CAT port.)   

Carefully examine all the parameters with particular attention to baud rate, and com port (Device) is correct.  Failing to sync then try adjusting RTS/DTR, porting interval, stop bit 1 or 2 (usually not critical with either 1 or 2), Write delay (50 or so), retries (about 3 is good), retry interval (200 or so).  retrying initialize after each change.  Make sure the Use HamLib square is checked. 

Others are likely to suggest using FLrig, which is Okay though I prefer the simple approach using HamLib or rigcat.  RigCAT requires a 7200.XML file download for your rig.  

Regards, Phil / K4PO

Let me add that the control features as implemented in fldigi/flrig may finally sway the decision as to which CAT method to select.  A comparison for the IC-7200:

Control flrig rigcat hamlib




selectA X

selectB X

get_vfoA X X X
set_vfoA X X X
get_vfoB X

set_vfoB X

get_modeA X X
set_modeA X X
get_modeB X

set_modeB X

set_split X

get_split X

set_PTT X X X
get_PTT X X
set_volume_control X

get_volume_control() X

get_smeter X X
get_power_out X X
get_swr X X
get_alc X X
set_noise X

get_noise X

set_nb_level X

get_nb_level X

set_noise_reduction_on_off X

get_noise_reduction_on_off X

set_noise_reduction_val X

get_noise_reduction_val X

set_attenuator X

get_attenuator X

set_preamp X

get_preamp X

set_rf_gain X

get_rf_gain X

set_squelch X

get_squelch X

set_power_control X

get_power_control X

get_mic_gain X

set_mic_gain X

get_modeA X

set_modeA X

get_modeB X

set_modeB X

get_FILT X

set_FILT X

set_bwA X X
get_bwA X X
set_bwB X

get_bwB X

set_auto_notch X

get_auto_notch X

set_compression X

get_compression X

set_vox_onoff X

set_notch X X
get_notch X X
get_agc X

set_agc X

set_if_shift X

get_if_shift X

set_pbt_inner X

get_pbt_inner X

set_pbt_outer X

get_pbt_outer X

set_cw_wpm X

enable_break_in X

set_cw_qsk X

set_cw_spot_tone X

set_cw_vol X

setVfoAdj X

getVfoAdj() X

get_band_selection X

set_band_selection X


73, David, W1HKJ
(satisfied owner of an Icom 7200)



Re: ARC Forms

Bart N5BLP
 

Yeah, that's where I put them, and they work just fine there.  I guess the "Red Cross" menu item is where they used to go and is being phased out.

Another question.....  I noticed the Daily Shelter Report is no longer one of the ARC forms available.  Does the ARC not use it anymore?  It seems like that would be a basic one to have.  I know Winlink still has an ARC Daily Shelter Report is their library of forms.

Bart N5BLP


Re: ARC Forms

 

Bart,

I filed them in the Custom directory. When you want to use them you go to the Custom directory and select the one you want to use. When you receive the ARC form it will automatically open it up for you if you stored them in the Custom directory.

73, Ron NY3J

On 11/2/19 9:58 AM, Bart N5BLP via Groups.Io wrote:
I was able to download the ARC Forms and place them in the CUSTOM folder to get them into FLMsg.  I noticed there is an option "Red Cross" which contains links to SourceForce and the author website for downloading; however, since there's no folder for ARC Forms in the NBEMS.files folder, I didn't see any way to load them there instead of under Custom Forms.  The included pdf files didn't shed any light on this for me.

Is that "Red Cross" menu option not intended to be the place where the forms end up?  Is the CUSTOM folder where they're intended to go, or am I missing something?

Thanks.

Bart N5BLP


ARC Forms

Bart N5BLP
 

I was able to download the ARC Forms and place them in the CUSTOM folder to get them into FLMsg.  I noticed there is an option "Red Cross" which contains links to SourceForce and the author website for downloading; however, since there's no folder for ARC Forms in the NBEMS.files folder, I didn't see any way to load them there instead of under Custom Forms.  The included pdf files didn't shed any light on this for me.

Is that "Red Cross" menu option not intended to be the place where the forms end up?  Is the CUSTOM folder where they're intended to go, or am I missing something?

Thanks.

Bart N5BLP


fldigi 4.1.08.27 alpha test version posted

Dave
 

At http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/

73, David, W1HKJ


Thu Oct 31 07:36:00 2019 - alpha

Recent changes:

  Rx monitor
    * add monitor audio stream to allow user to listen to unprocessed Rx audio stream
    * add Rx audio stream filter
    * create separate Rx Audio dialog
      - open on View menu pull down

 

 Combo Box behavior
    * add scrollwheel action to combo/list box behavior
    * add widget Fl_Group::do_callback() to event handler
    * correct FreqControl handler for scrollwheel

  cw prosigns
    * allow user to select cw prosign display
      - long view, <SK> <BT> ...
      - short view, as prosign short cut key defined on the CW prosign config' tab

  RTTY bell
    * enable BELL, visual and audible for TTY decoder
    * pass BELL, \a, and CR, \r to xml rx data stream
    * add RTTY bell waveform file
    * add user configuration controls to disable BELL annunciation
    * fixed Windows alert failure
    * added ctrl-shift-g to special character group to insert
      the <BEL>, 0x07 character into the transmit text
      - hold control and shift down and press g multiple times
        for a string of <BEL> insertions
    * clean up trailing edge of phone ring
    * implement separate thread for handling mp3 and wav file playback.
      - removes dr_mp processing from main thread
      - prevents main thread locking during mp3/wav file processing


Re: fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.23 posted

Charles Hargrove
 

Dave, did you see the two emails (3:56PM & 8:23PM) that I sent to bellsouth?

On 10/28/2019 8:06 PM, Dave wrote:
Still waiting for you file Charles.  In the meantime you can use these two to test wav and mp3 playback on your system:
--
Charles J. Hargrove - N2NOV
NYC-ARECS/RACES Citywide Radio Officer/Skywarn Coord.

NYC-ARECS/RACES Nets 449.025/123.0 PL
ARnewsline Broadcast Mon. @ 8:00PM
NYC-ARECS Weekly Net Mon. @ 8:30PM
http://www.nyc-arecs.org

NY-NBEMS Net Saturdays @ 10AM & USeast-NBEMS Net Wednesdays @ 7PM
on 7.036 Mhz USB (alt 3.536)/1500 hz waterfall spot; MFSK-16 or 32

"Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped
by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders." - Ronald Reagan

"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." - Tacitus

"Molann an obair an fear" - Irish Saying
(The work praises the man.)

"No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it
provides, it can never take the place of volunteers." - Ronald Reagan


Re: fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.23 posted

Dave
 

Still waiting for you file Charles.  In the meantime you can use these two to test wav and mp3 playback on your system:

73, David, W1HKJ

On 10/28/19 12:31 PM, Charles Hargrove wrote:
I just created a capture.wav file, converted it to MP3, with same results.

On 10/28/2019 1:16 PM, Charles Hargrove wrote:
That is exactly what I do.  I edit the Newsline MP3 file in Audacity and
it indicates 44100 Hz and 32 bit float.  Is there any limitation on the
size  of the file or the filename?

On 10/24/2019 9:20 PM, Dave wrote:
Charles,

Try using Audacity to convert a wav to mp3.  The only requirement for the mp3 is that is be 32 bit float format.

Dave




Re: Flmsg as a Stand-Alone Forms Application

Pete Thuotte
 

Steve,
I thought I might find some posts of yours here!
So, you are familiar within my issue. Messages come through my BBS, using Winlink Packet as attachments, in .xml format. I need to import/drop & drag convert ?.. into FLMSG  to send to local teams in the field via VHF, using FLDIGI (flmsg). They have no access to Winklink Packet or Packet. only VHF FLDIGI. I been doing it by "copy paste" the contents of the attachments into Blank form, and sending it that way. the formatting information is also copied along with the message. 
How to make use of that formatting information to deliver a professional looking message, in it's original format, to the end user is my question.
It may have been answered already but, I have not previously dove to this level of the software (Operator, not well educated on the software)\ and only begun to search this group's messages for help.
Thanks in advance.

73's, Pete N1ZRL


Re: fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.23 posted

Dave
 

What OS Charles?  Send me the mp3 at my return address

David

On 10/28/19 12:31 PM, Charles Hargrove wrote:
I just created a capture.wav file, converted it to MP3, with same results.

On 10/28/2019 1:16 PM, Charles Hargrove wrote:
That is exactly what I do.  I edit the Newsline MP3 file in Audacity and
it indicates 44100 Hz and 32 bit float.  Is there any limitation on the
size  of the file or the filename?

On 10/24/2019 9:20 PM, Dave wrote:
Charles,

Try using Audacity to convert a wav to mp3.  The only requirement for the mp3 is that is be 32 bit float format.

Dave




Re: fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.23 posted

Charles Hargrove
 

I just created a capture.wav file, converted it to MP3, with same results.

On 10/28/2019 1:16 PM, Charles Hargrove wrote:
That is exactly what I do.  I edit the Newsline MP3 file in Audacity and
it indicates 44100 Hz and 32 bit float.  Is there any limitation on the
size  of the file or the filename?
On 10/24/2019 9:20 PM, Dave wrote:
Charles,

Try using Audacity to convert a wav to mp3.  The only requirement for the mp3 is that is be 32 bit float format.

Dave
--
Charles J. Hargrove - N2NOV
NYC-ARECS/RACES Citywide Radio Officer/Skywarn Coord.

NYC-ARECS/RACES Nets 449.025/123.0 PL
ARnewsline Broadcast Mon. @ 8:00PM
NYC-ARECS Weekly Net Mon. @ 8:30PM
http://www.nyc-arecs.org

NY-NBEMS Net Saturdays @ 10AM & USeast-NBEMS Net Wednesdays @ 7PM
on 7.036 Mhz USB (alt 3.536)/1500 hz waterfall spot; MFSK-16 or 32

"Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped
by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders." - Ronald Reagan

"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." - Tacitus

"Molann an obair an fear" - Irish Saying
(The work praises the man.)

"No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it
provides, it can never take the place of volunteers." - Ronald Reagan