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flrig 1.3.52 posted at

Dave
 

http://www.w1hkj.com/files/flrig/
73, David, W1HKJ

Fri Oct 30 04:53:33 2020 -0500

Version 1.3.52

  Documentation Update

  FT450/D
    * fix mic gain control for FT450 and FT450D
      - transceiver only returns 3 levels for mic gain.

  FT991A
    * add band selection

  24 user buttons
    * Increase number of user defined buttons to 24

  fonts
    * fix slow start caused by font fixed/proportional enumeration
      - fixed point evaluator moved to separate thread during first
        instantiation of Font_Browser class.  Actual time to enumerate
        2650 fonts on an i5 3.2 GHz system is approximately 25
        seconds.  Background process does not effect UI, but selection
        of fixed fonts in font browser dialog may not show all of the
        fixed fonts until the evaluator thread exits.

  i7
    * code changes specific to i7 processor

  Memory Bank
    * Correct/add memory bank read/write for the following transceivers
      - 7100
      - Xiegu-G90

  Memory leaks
    * fix memory leaks in xmlrpc interface code
    * fix memory leaks in xcvr_setup code

  FT736R
    * Correct mode select cat string

  UI wide resize
    * save and restore width of UI wide

  Extras Dialog
    * code clean up
    * allow user to resize horizontal dimension
    * always open beneath, aligned and adjacent to the main dialog

  IC-705
    * Add Icom 705 transceiver
      - based on IC7300
      - added DV mode to mode select

  gpio PTT
    * add Pi gpio PTT capability

  Memory UI
    * Add header line to browser
    * Increase font sizes
    * Change to user resizable dialog

  meter image
    * fix bug which caused alc/swr meter to display
      wrong image after change of bands / tune

  IC7000
    * Add bandwidth table.
    * Remove reference to 746Pro in class methods

  Xiegu G90
    * Added G90 transceiver backend
      - modeled after Icom 7100

  FreqControl Update
    * Simplify frequency control widget

  regex lib
    * remove -lregex from build

  clockid_t
    * remove all references to clock_gettime

  PTT polling
    * add PTT to polling controls
      - disable PTT polling by setting control to zero

  FT891
    * add get_trace statement to get_ptt method



Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Hi John,

Apologies for tardy reply.  I compared the above with a test message I sent to myself and the headers and footer are samey-same with variation for time of sending etc. .  I have "NOCAL" for call sign.  Now I know what that stands for.  It'd been a puzzle wondering why Northern California, e.g. NOCAL was being referenced....:)

73, KI7MBR Ole


Re: fldigi 4.1.15.05 alpha posted at

kd9xb
 

OK David.

I plan to transmit the MFSK Wide modes this weekend on Shortwave Radiogram.

In the meantime, the audio for the experiment is here ...

https://swradiogram.net/post/633261475902947329/this-9-minute-25-second-mp3-file-includes-a-news

This 9 minute, 25 second mp3 file includes a news story about volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io.

The text is is divided roughly equally (by number of characters) into four parts:

MFSK32 3:11

MFSK32WIDE 2:54

MFSK64WIDE 1:48

MFSK64 1:33



| UTC Day | UTC Time | Frequency | Transmitter |

| Thursday | 2330-2400 UTC | 9265 kHz | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Friday | 1300-1330 UTC | 15770 kHz | WRMI Florida |
| Friday | 1500-1530 UTC | 15750 kHz DRM | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Saturday | 0230-0300 UTC | 9265 kHz | WINB Pennsylvania |
| Saturday | 1330-1400 UTC | 15770 kHz | WRMI Florida |
| Sunday | 0800-0830 UTC | 5850 and 7730 kHz| WRMI Florida |
| Sunday | 2330-2400 UTC | 7780 kHz | WRMI Florida |

Kim
KD9XB
https://swradiogram.net/


Re: fldigi 4.1.15.05 alpha posted at

Dave
 

Kim,

Be sure to notify your listener audience if you decide to include the MFSK wide modes in an HF/AM broadcast.  Those mode are only in 4.1.15.05 and higher.  These are experimental modes and may or may not be a permanent part of the fldigi modem suite.  Your broadcast results will be invaluable to the developer, John KF4YFD.

David

On 10/28/20 8:56 AM, kd9xb via groups.io wrote:
Found my way to Window Defender Exclusions (never had to use it before), and now 4.1.15.05 is installed, and it opens.

Looking forward to trying the MFSK Wide modes.

Thanks Dave.







Re: fldigi 4.1.15.05 alpha posted at

Bruce Bohannon WA1YZN
 

Fldigi 4.1.15.05 works fine on my W10 machine.

I do have a question though. This has been going on for many versions for me. When I put a call in the call box and I click on the QRZ globe, it brings me to the QRZ.com site and populates the calls information. It will not fill in the rest of the boxes on the program, qth, op, st, L or azmith. As I said QRZ works fine. when I click on the notetab, I get a QRZ error: username/ password required. I have tried many things but I haven't got that to work again.

Bruce WA1YZN

On 10/28/2020 04:45, kd9xb via groups.io wrote:
Dave,

On my Windows 10 PC, I am unable to execute fldigi-4.1.15.05_setup.exe

Fldigi-4.1.15_setup.exe opens OK.

Thanks

Kim
KD9XB




Re: fldigi 4.1.15.05 alpha posted at

kd9xb
 

Found my way to Window Defender Exclusions (never had to use it before), and now 4.1.15.05 is installed, and it opens.

Looking forward to trying the MFSK Wide modes.

Thanks Dave.


Re: fldigi 4.1.15.05 alpha posted at

Dave
 

Kim,

I just downloaded and tested 4.1.15.05 on a Dell Latitude Notebook, Windows 10 Professional, 64 bit.  Windows Defender did require specific download and install execution permission (as usual).  The Windows firewall required permission for access to local host socket services.  Shut fldigi 4.1.15.05 down and restarted ... restart is much faster than 4.1.15.

Please try deleting, repeat the download and execution.

Dave

On 10/28/20 3:45 AM, kd9xb via groups.io wrote:
Dave,

On my Windows 10 PC, I am unable to execute fldigi-4.1.15.05_setup.exe

Fldigi-4.1.15_setup.exe opens OK.

Thanks

Kim
KD9XB







Re: Transmit audio level for FM VHF?

Steve Bellner
 

Neil, W0NRP,

I may be answering the wrong question but this has been my experience with HF sound card and VHF sound card settings using a signalink.

On HF you put the radio power on 100 % and adjust the power level with the signalink TX pot. You can adjust it down to 1 or 2 watts. I usually set mine to about 25 to 35 watts depending on the band and conditions.

While observing the waterfall on FLdigi, adjust the RX pot until you have about 50% yellow and 50% blue. This will bring out the weak signals but not too weak.


For VHF you can hit the tune button in the program and listen on your HT. Adjust theTX volume up until it is distorted then adjust it down until it is undistorted.

This also works for VHF using other sound card modes.

73,

Steve / W8TER

On 10/26/2020 1:13 AM, Neil Preston W0NRP via groups.io wrote:

The operating manual explains how to set the transmit audio for an HF transceiver, but seems to give no guidance for setting up the audio for VHF FM. 
We have the (unverified) information that the recommended deviation level is approximately 3 KHz.

We have been struggling with this in our training nets, and most of us do not have deviation measurement capability. 
What methods might allow us to make some kind of reasonable estimate of our audio level when using a SignaLink?

Thanks....


Re: fldigi 4.1.15.05 alpha posted at

kd9xb
 

Dave,

On my Windows 10 PC, I am unable to execute fldigi-4.1.15.05_setup.exe

Fldigi-4.1.15_setup.exe opens OK.

Thanks

Kim
KD9XB


Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Ok, got AndFlmsg up and running again.  For what it is worth, it took adding the "FTP plug in" to "Total Commander," the phone's file manager. The Google file manager seemed stymied.  Why this worked, don't know.  But was able to reopen the latest AndFlmsg version and get it going.  Hope info useful, 73, KI7MBR Ole


fldigi 4.1.15.05 alpha posted at

Dave
 

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

Tue Oct 27 21:32:00 2020 -0500  version 4.1.15.05

  view_cw
    * change sample rate to be keyed to cw decoder samplerate
      fixes frequency tracking in CW browser

  Canadian Provinces
    * update user configuration panel

  FreeBSD/nullptr
    * nullptr is defined in _null.h

  Navtex
    * fix kml file clean up code

  benchmark
    * update to current gcc version

  Add MFSK Wide Modes
    * Add MFSK-32WIDE and MFSK-64WIDE
    - for both Shortwave Radiogram and Amateur usage
    - heavier constraint length 15 FEC (8-bit error correction)
    - 3.8 second interleaver (3,840 msec)
    - more robust MFSK for long transmissions (radiogram, flamp, etc)

  Phase and FEC quality display
    * Add phase-accuracy display for PSK modes (non-PSK31)
    * Added better FEC confidence code to THOR

  Add new platform optimizations
    * added new --enable-optimizations options to ./configure
      - RaspberryPi 1,2,3,4 [rpi1, rpi2, rpi3, rpi4]
      - BeagleBone Black [bbb]
      - Cyclone5 [cyclone5]
      - Optimize for sse4 [sse4]
      - Use AVX extensions [avx, avx2]
      - i486, i686 [i486, i686]
      - x86-64 [x86-64]
      - ARM CPU-native [nativeARM]

  Updated Doxygen Sourcecode Docs
    * Now renders to SVG for graphics (doxygen 1.18)
    * Fixed scripts for Cppcheck 1.9 changes
    * Added auto-installer for packages on Debian-like systems
    * Improved main page: index.html

  fonts
    * fix slow start caused by font fixed/proportional enumeration
      - fixed evaluator moved to separate thread during first
        instantiation of Font_Browser class.  Actual time to enumerate
        2650 fonts on an i5 3.2 GHz system is approximately 25
        seconds.  Background process does not effect UI, but selection
        of fixed fonts in font browser dialog may not show all of the
        fixed fonts until the evaluator thread exits.

  PSK Reporter query
    * request fails to pskreporter
      - caused by hard coded request to NWS
      - pskreporter site very slow in responding
        to connect request; caused UI to freeze.
        . change request process to separate thread

  Logbook compile warning
    * replace strncpy with "*comma_position ="

  Version 4.1.15  ...

73, David, W1HKJ


Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Thanks Vince,  Good to hear.  Might then be the model of phone I am using,  Nokia 3.1.  73,  KIMBR Ole

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 5:42 PM Ole Helgerson KI7MBR via groups.io <olehelgerson=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Addendum; tested an older 6" Samsung tablet:  AndFlmsg opened and the tablet connected to Windows 10 with no problem.  Thus wondering whether something is askew with Android 10.  After the update from A9 to A10, the phone has been acting contrary  in other ways.


Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Addendum; tested an older 6" Samsung tablet:  AndFlmsg opened and the tablet connected to Windows 10 with no problem.  Thus wondering whether something is askew with Android 10.  After the update from A9 to A10, the phone has been acting contrary  in other ways.


Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Vince N2JRS
 

I have Android 10 (updated Friday) on a Galaxy S10e with no issues.

 

From: nbems@groups.io [mailto:nbems@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:26 PM
To: nbems@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nbems] AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

 

The update, if of interest, was from Android 9 to Android 10. 


Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

The update, if of interest, was from Android 9 to Android 10. 


Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Hi John,

Whatever the Android OS update yesterday did to my phone appears to have blocked; 
  • AndFlmsg settings for location (thus not allowing the app to open),
  • connecting to the desktop to reload AndFlmsg and
  • not allowing either of two file managers to show downloaded files (I delted AndFlmsg and downloaded latest version directly into phone) 
Rats.

Thus the best I can do re the image in the preceding message is to say that the header and footer sure look similar to what appeared on my phone. Apologies.....

73 Ki7MBR Ole


Re: AndFlmsg; attaching forms to text msgs? sent messages not always listed as sent

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Hi John,

Apologies for the late reply.  The above looks familiar.  However, my phone updated its Android operating system and a number of things now do not work, including AndFlmsg.  The phone refuses to take the location permission.  I just deleted the app, will reload and report.  Might be another day or two.

73, Ole


CW Signal Browser

roland.hartmann@...
 

Hi Dave,

 

could you pls take a look to signlal browser in CW?
It still present running QSOs on wrong frequeny.

This Example a QSO on 3530, correctly shown in waterfall as 3529+1000  but in signal browser as 3529+500

 

73 Roland DK4RH


Re: Transmit audio level for FM VHF?

Dave
 

Every signal generated by fldigi will have a peak-to-peak audio signal that is equal to or less than the "Tune" signal.  If you follow the advice of Harry or John using the tune signal then all others will be OK.

David, W1HKJ

On 10/26/20 12:10 PM, KL4YFD ham wrote:

Hi All,

To adjust audio-levels for FM you can listen to your own voice-signal through a scanner and adjust your digital-Tx-audio to be slightly quieter than voice (to prevent overdriving).
Better to have a too-quiet signal than a too-loud one.

The modes in Fldigi, even the 8PSK modes, are designed to be adjusted by ear without a deviation meter needed.
This is very handy in an emergency situation, hihi.

Since people are using Fldigi more for FM, the manual should have some kind of FM adjustment procedure or info added.
Here is a link for adjusting audio for 8PSK:   
Can apply the same procedure for all Fldigi modes on FM. 

73,
John Phelps
KL4YFD

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 9:18 AM Harry Bloomberg <hbloomb@...> wrote:
My opinion as somebody who used to conduct a ton of NBEMS training...

Getting the modulation perfectly set on VHF/UHF FM isn't worth the time and trouble.  Adjust so that the transmitted NBEMS audio is close to that of a spoken voice.  Sometimes "Good Enough" is good enough.

73,
Harry Bloomberg W3YJ

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 12:15 PM Jim <jamesgood@...> wrote:

A few years ago, I had an IC706MK2G and also made two installations of Fldigi with one for the HF side and the other for VHF/UHF. The interface between the radio and computer was (is still) a SignaLink USB with the cable from Tiger Tronics getting the signals to and from the radio. The settings I used for the SL USB were to have both the TX and RX (the transmit and receive) settings at mid-point or about 12:00 and the DLY set at full counter clockwise (CCW). The power TO the radio (from computer to radio) was set so that the radio would transmit a clean signal at not over half power for whatever band had been selected.

James Good kd5vxh

On 10/26/20 1:04 AM, Randy Allen wrote:

Oh, and forgot to mention in my previous reply, it turns out the optimum settings on VHF/UHF for my set up (IC-706MKIIG on low power and SignaLink) was setting all three knobs at about the 11 O'Clock position when using FLDIGI (usually MT-63 2KL) and setting the DLY to almost minimum when using WinLink. YMMV.

Hope this helps

73

Randy KA0AZS

On 10/26/2020 01:13, Neil Preston W0NRP via groups.io wrote:

The operating manual explains how to set the transmit audio for an HF transceiver, but seems to give no guidance for setting up the audio for VHF FM.
We have the (unverified) information that the recommended deviation level is approximately 3 KHz.

We have been struggling with this in our training nets, and most of us do not have deviation measurement capability.
What methods might allow us to make some kind of reasonable estimate of our audio level when using a SignaLink?

Thanks....


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Re: Transmit audio level for FM VHF?

Harry Bloomberg
 

You're right...it's been a while since I've done NBEMS on VHF/UHF FM.  Slightly lower audio level than voice is indeed the best.  And a deviation meter is just not needed.

73,
Harry W3YJ


On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 1:10 PM KL4YFD ham <kl4yfd@...> wrote:

Hi All,

To adjust audio-levels for FM you can listen to your own voice-signal through a scanner and adjust your digital-Tx-audio to be slightly quieter than voice (to prevent overdriving).
Better to have a too-quiet signal than a too-loud one.

The modes in Fldigi, even the 8PSK modes, are designed to be adjusted by ear without a deviation meter needed.
This is very handy in an emergency situation, hihi.

Since people are using Fldigi more for FM, the manual should have some kind of FM adjustment procedure or info added.
Here is a link for adjusting audio for 8PSK:   
Can apply the same procedure for all Fldigi modes on FM. 

73,
John Phelps
KL4YFD

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 9:18 AM Harry Bloomberg <hbloomb@...> wrote:
My opinion as somebody who used to conduct a ton of NBEMS training...

Getting the modulation perfectly set on VHF/UHF FM isn't worth the time and trouble.  Adjust so that the transmitted NBEMS audio is close to that of a spoken voice.  Sometimes "Good Enough" is good enough.

73,
Harry Bloomberg W3YJ

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 12:15 PM Jim <jamesgood@...> wrote:

A few years ago, I had an IC706MK2G and also made two installations of Fldigi with one for the HF side and the other for VHF/UHF. The interface between the radio and computer was (is still) a SignaLink USB with the cable from Tiger Tronics getting the signals to and from the radio. The settings I used for the SL USB were to have both the TX and RX (the transmit and receive) settings at mid-point or about 12:00 and the DLY set at full counter clockwise (CCW). The power TO the radio (from computer to radio) was set so that the radio would transmit a clean signal at not over half power for whatever band had been selected.

James Good kd5vxh

On 10/26/20 1:04 AM, Randy Allen wrote:

Oh, and forgot to mention in my previous reply, it turns out the optimum settings on VHF/UHF for my set up (IC-706MKIIG on low power and SignaLink) was setting all three knobs at about the 11 O'Clock position when using FLDIGI (usually MT-63 2KL) and setting the DLY to almost minimum when using WinLink. YMMV.

Hope this helps

73

Randy KA0AZS

On 10/26/2020 01:13, Neil Preston W0NRP via groups.io wrote:

The operating manual explains how to set the transmit audio for an HF transceiver, but seems to give no guidance for setting up the audio for VHF FM.
We have the (unverified) information that the recommended deviation level is approximately 3 KHz.

We have been struggling with this in our training nets, and most of us do not have deviation measurement capability.
What methods might allow us to make some kind of reasonable estimate of our audio level when using a SignaLink?

Thanks....


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