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Re: Andflmsg; forms do not want to save to outbox

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

John,

Thanks for the useful suggestions.  Will check them out.   Kindest regards,  Ole


On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 5:45 AM John (vk2eta) <vk2eta@...> wrote:
Hello Ole,

Strange. A few things come to mind:
1. Maybe some permission issues. Can you try to uninstall and re-install, choosing the default storage option. The files will be in the internal storage under NBEMS.files.

2. The submit buttons on the HTML form only respond to a single short press. You know it is triggered as the form is closed.

3. There is version 1.3.7 now on Sourceforge under the Fldigi project, in the AndFlmsg folder. It may fix the old moto device shutting down (fixed some memory leaks and data mismatches).

Hope that helps.

73, John (VK2ETA)

Re: Easy Digi and computers #flmsg

Ryan Tourge, N2YQT
 

I’ve used the cheap USB dongles with my easy digi with no issues. $20 is a bit much


On Sep 21, 2019, at 5:45 PM, Ole Helgerson KI7MBR <olehelgerson@...> wrote:

Ok, just figured out that USB is digital.  Next question, regarding using an Easy Digi,  is internal interference within the computer affecting its internal soundcard truly as bad as some say?  Is a $20 external USB advisable?  Thanks in advance.  73 KI7MBR

Re: Andflmsg; forms do not want to save to outbox

John (vk2eta)
 

Hello Ole,

Strange. A few things come to mind:
1. Maybe some permission issues. Can you try to uninstall and re-install, choosing the default storage option. The files will be in the internal storage under NBEMS.files.

2. The submit buttons on the HTML form only respond to a single short press. You know it is triggered as the form is closed.

3. There is version 1.3.7 now on Sourceforge under the Fldigi project, in the AndFlmsg folder. It may fix the old moto device shutting down (fixed some memory leaks and data mismatches).

Hope that helps.

73, John (VK2ETA)

Re: Easy Digi and computers #flmsg

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Ok, just figured out that USB is digital.  Next question, regarding using an Easy Digi,  is internal interference within the computer affecting its internal soundcard truly as bad as some say?  Is a $20 external USB advisable?  Thanks in advance.  73 KI7MBR

Easy Digi and computers #flmsg

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Greetings all,

Probably a truly noob question, but want to connect the Icom T70 ht and Alinco DR-735 mobile via Easy Digi on 12 year old Linux Mint laptop and on the not as old Dell 660 desktop (W10) for working FlDigi and also Winlink on the Dell.  I have used an Easy Digi connector to successfully send from the Icom ht using Nokia phone and Samsung tablet plugged into their respective earphone jacks.

The question I have is whether it would be better to attach the Easy Digi to a USB port on the computers, or to use the mic/speaker jacks that each has.  Is there any substantive difference in the signal coming out of either place?  I had thought that perhaps the USB cable might carry sound digitally whereas the mic/spkr jacks are analog.  But dunno.

Thanks in advance for any enlightenment!

73, KI7MBR

Re: Andflmsg; forms do not want to save to outbox

Ole Helgerson KI7MBR
 

Update. 

Re sending to the outbox, seems to work better now.  A workaround is to save to draft then to outbox.

Workaround found for Easy Digi

Tried soldering a jumper between the mic and sdeaker ground inside the Easy Digi box.  This linked the two grounds as they are with the Icom OPC2006 connector cable for their head set.  Still did not activate VOX.

Work arounds;

1.  Insert the Easy Digi's 2.5 and 3.5 mm plugs into the Icom, key the mic then press send on the Android device.
2.  Use the Icom OPC 2006 connector cable and VOX function to send (it holds only the 2.5 mm cable from Easy Digi, need to plug the Easy Dirig directly into the radio to receive). 

No worries.  Tried both methods the other day connecting the Nokia phone via Easy digi to the Icom ht, sending to the Alinco mobile with a Samsung 6" tablet simply resting atop the radio.  Then swapped send and receive Android devices.  Bopth seemed to send and receive with both Easy Digi attachment methods. Though, the Samsung took a couple of tries on the receiving end to log the html file.   With the Icom OPC2006 capble activating vox there seemed to be some mic clicks in the stream that were not there when simply keying the mic.

This info is probably elementary for most, but hope it is useful

73 KI7MBR

fldigi 4.1.08.16 posted

Dave
 

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

Added mp3 decoder for audio file transmit and alerts.


Date:   Sun Sep 15 2019, 10:14

  alpha 4.1.08.16

  mp3
    * Add mp3 decoder for mp3 files
      - uses public domain decoder drmp3
      - Audio playback, and Alerts

  macros
    * Allow CWID execution at specified position in macro text
    * Modify macro tag <TIMER:nnn> to always start when state
      changes from Tx to Rx.
    * Add <# comments> tag.  Works same as <COMMENT:comments> tag
    * Correct coding for proper operation of <SKED:..., <TIMER:...
      and <REPEAT...> tags.
    * Implement <UNTIL:hhmm[ss]:[YYYYMMDD]> macro tag
      - halts macro at specified date/time when either <REPEAT>,
      or <TIMER:nn> are specified in the macro text.

  Xmt Audio file
    * Add ability to transmit an audio file using new
      macro tag: <AUDIO:path-filename>
      - macro editor opens an OS select file dialog
        when the tag is selected from the pick list
      - suggested use:
          <MODEM:NULL><TX>
          <AUDIO:path-filename-1>
          <AUDIO:path-filename-2>
          <RX><@MODEM:BPSK31>
        or modem type of choice
    * Audio file must be wav format, either mono or stereo
      any sample rate
    * Returning to Rx stops current and any pending audio
      playback.  Post Tx macro tags are then executed.
      T/R button or Escape key will abort the playback.
    * Please use responsibly - know and understand your
      license limitations for transmitting audio files,
      especially music and/or copyrighted material.

  Alerts
    * Correct test for no output device
      - do not use pa error handler
    * Add ability to select the pa device for
      alerts output
      - was using default device
      - detect device default sample rate
      - convert all sound files to def sr using
        fastest sinc converter
    * Change output to use pa callbacks

  Data file update
    * Update/correction to file NAVTEX_stations.csv
      - contributed by N2RY

  flrig freq/mode
    * Change order of sending frequency and mode to mode then frequency

Hint:  if you are building fldigi, etal on a "Nix" system you can speed up your make using the following:

$ ./configure
$ make -j NN    [where NN is 1.5 x the # of cpu cores]

If you do not need flarq, then

$ ./configure --disable-flarq

If you want to optimize for your target processor

$ ./configure --enable-optimizations=native

configure flags can be combined.

73, David, W1HKJ


flrig 1.3.48.03 posted

Dave
 

At http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/flrig/
alpha 1.3.48.03, Fri Sep 13 10:09 2019

  FT857/897
    * add delay after changing mode
    * add extras drop down entries
    * add Commands tab
    * add Band select tab
      - band/mode select buttons
    * Add CTCSS and repeater controls tab
    * Store band data in prefs file:
      - freq, mode,
      - CTCSS tx/rx tones
      - FM simplex/minus/plus; offset frequency

Band buttons have left/right click execution.  Enable tooltips and hover mouse over a button.

73, David, W1HKJ


flrig 1.3.48.02 posted

Dave
 

At http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/flrig/
alpha 1.3.48.01 Thu Sep 12 18:06

  FT857/897
    * add delay after changing mode
    * extend tuning to 144 and 440 bands
    * add Commands drop down
    * add Band select drop down
    * add code to support band/mode select via Band drop down
    * Add CTCSS and repeater controls

Tested on FT897D.  Should work correctly with FT857D.

73, David, W1HKJ

FT-897 max frequency stuck on 9999.99 #raspberrypi #flrig

Dave
 

I am testing changes today Roman.  There will be updates in other FT897 support as well, including:
  • band select / configure
  • set CTCSS transmit/receive tone
  • set FM to simplex, +/- offset
  • set FM offset
The changes are being tested on my recently acquired FT-897D.

73, David

Re: [winfldigi] Timer ?

Pat
 

I did see that Dave and moved my timer macro from the end to somewhere between the transmission and receive commands
And has been working great 
Thanks so much
Made voice contest macros 
And changed my auto cow digi macro 
Mur


On Sep 9, 2019, at 6:42 AM, Dave <w1hkj@...> wrote:

My apologies Pat.  This text was not sent to the winfldigi group:

The <TIMER:nnn> macro tag is now designed to actually repeat the entire macro at the specified time interval

|<------macro transmit time------><------------------silence time-------------------->|
|<================================= TIMER INTERVAL ==================================>|

If the macro transmit time is equal to or greater than the specified TIMER INTERVAL the timer will not execute.  A 5 second information window will open telling you the time period required.  You can  use this to test the duration of your macro text/audio etc.  Set the TIMER to 1... <TIMER:1> and you will guarantee that the info dialog will be displayed.

Prior to this change the <TIMER:nnn>, nnn value was assigned to the 'silence time'.  This change allows you to repeat a message very nearly to the number of seconds specified.  The accuracy of the timing will depend on the modem in use and the macro text contents.

You will need to modify any macros that contain the <TIMER:nnn> tag.

73, David, W1HKJ

Re: [winfldigi] Timer ?

Dave
 

My apologies Pat.  This text was not sent to the winfldigi group:

The <TIMER:nnn> macro tag is now designed to actually repeat the entire macro at the specified time interval

|<------macro transmit time------><------------------silence time-------------------->|
|<================================= TIMER INTERVAL ==================================>|

If the macro transmit time is equal to or greater than the specified TIMER INTERVAL the timer will not execute.  A 5 second information window will open telling you the time period required.  You can  use this to test the duration of your macro text/audio etc.  Set the TIMER to 1... <TIMER:1> and you will guarantee that the info dialog will be displayed.

Prior to this change the <TIMER:nnn>, nnn value was assigned to the 'silence time'.  This change allows you to repeat a message very nearly to the number of seconds specified.  The accuracy of the timing will depend on the modem in use and the macro text contents.

You will need to modify any macros that contain the <TIMER:nnn> tag.

73, David, W1HKJ

flamp load queue file

Randy
 

Greetings,

 

I can not make a list of files load automatically.  My script is obviously parsed as I get errors by typing the filename incorrectly or by changing the FLAMP_CONFIG line by one letter.  The debug file is here showing those results: 

 

Sun Sep 08 21:34:38 2019  I: main: Base dir: C:/Documents and Settings/Owner/NBEMS.files/

Sun Sep 08 21:34:38 2019  I: connect_to_fldigi: Connected to 244

Sun Sep 08 21:37:00 2019  I: parse_commands: Unable to open file C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\NBEMS.files\FLAMP\scripts\SendList.pxt

Sun Sep 08 21:37:00 2019  I: script_execute: Error(s) in processing script file: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\NBEMS.files\FLAMP\scripts\SendList.pxt

Sun Sep 08 21:38:14 2019  I: parse_commands: Unable to open file C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\NBEMS.files\FLAMP\scripts\SendList.pxt

Sun Sep 08 21:38:14 2019  I: script_execute: Error(s) in processing script file: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\NBEMS.files\FLAMP\scripts\SendList.pxt

Sun Sep 08 21:40:50 2019  I: parse_commands: Line: 1 Error:-97 Not a script file/tag not found (pLAMP_CONFIG)

Sun Sep 08 21:40:50 2019  I: script_execute: Error(s) in processing script file: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\NBEMS.files\FLAMP\scripts\SendList.txt

 

When the typos are removed the file gives no errors in debug but nothing loads, the event time clears and the yellow indicator in Start button clears.  Using “Load from TX Dir” correctly loads the entire directory contents.

 

The script is very much like the documented example:

 

FLAMP_CONFIG         # Required file identifier. Must be located on the first line.

PATH:"C:\\Documents and Settings\\Owner\\NBEMS.files\\FLAMP\\tx\\"

PROTO:ON

CALLTO:"QST"

COMP:ON

FILE:"anchoragepsn.gif", "Anchorage_Earthquake"

PROTO:ON

BASE:64

COMP:ON

CALLTO:"QST"

FILE:"Appendix3Hlist.pdf", "List_of_Hospitals_in_SD"

PROTO:ON

COMP:ON

CALLTO:"QST"

FILE:"Lehman.xls", "Spreadsheet"

 

Version is 2.2.03 and 2.2.05 both behave the same.  Windows XP system.

 

Randy

KJ0RE

 

fldigi 4.1.08.15 posted

Dave
 

At http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/
Note the new macro tag.  Usage example:

Start at 1900; repeat every 2 minutes; stop on or after 2359

---------------- snip ---------------
<SKED:1900>
<MODEM:NULL><TX><!MODEM:NULL><!TUNE:2>
<!MODEM:WWV><!IDLE:4><!MODEM:NULL>
<AUDIO:/home/dave/Desktop/Fox_1_Active.wav>
<!GOFREQ:600><CWID><!GOFREQ:1000><RX>
<TIMER:120>
<UNTIL:2359>
commit 29d97e9c4289d1b019fac93b80a5e54d35a0a8f5
---------------- snip ---------------

  macros
    * Allow CWID execution at specified position in macro text
    * Modify macro tag <TIMER:nnn> to always start when state changes
      from Tx to Rx.
    * Add <# comments> tag.  Works same as <COMMENT:comments> tag
    * Correct coding for proper operation of <SKED:..., <TIMER:... and
      <REPEAT...> tags.
    * Implement <UNTIL:hhmm[ss]:[YYYYMMDD]> macro tag
      - halts macro at specified date/time when either <REPEAT>,
        or <TIMER:nn> are specified in the macro text.

commit e282c9952c83f43bed28f1365dc7f11839755061
  Xmt Audio file
    * Add ability to transmit an audio file using new macro tag
      <AUDIO:path-filename>
      - macro editor opens an OS select file dialog when the tag is 
        selected from the pick list
      - suggested use:
          <MODEM:NULL><TX>
          <AUDIO:path-filename-1>
          <AUDIO:path-filename-2>
          <RX><@MODEM:BPSK31>
        or modem type of choice
    * Audio file must be wav format, either mono or stereo
      any sample rate
    * Returning to Rx stops current and any pending audio playback.  Post
      Tx macro tags are then executed.  T/R button or Escape key will
      abort the playback.
    * Please use responsibly - know and understand your license limitations
      for transmitting audio files, especially music and/or copyrighted material.

commit 9c07eb9e5b2994256dae448b09232799a382701f
  Alerts
    * Correct test for no output device
      - do not use pa error handler
    * Add ability to select the pa device for
      alerts output
      - was using default device
      - detect device default sample rate
      - convert all sound files to def sr using fastest sinc converter
    * Change output to use pa callbacks

  Data file update
    * Update/correction to file NAVTEX_stations.csv
      - contributed by N2RY

  flrig freq/mode
    * Change order of sending frequency and mode to mode then frequency

commit 2541779d9355f4a9f3b0e7560b9ce7cd8aac752e
  Fltk 1.4.x
    * Change to startup resize on MacOS built against fltk-1.4.x

commit 42591fbc6f45108bb7581e8058641b8220a6bec7
  Wefax autosave
    * Change max lines to counter min=1000, max = 1000

commit 8dbac5ff2243ff1a75bbf6acddb8ae0908e3f9e2
  Update check
    * correct logic for update checking

commit 618c6d2d23338bc0dc5e2ead65795328f155d7f8
  WEFAX AFC
    * Fix wefax AFC computation / application
      - incorrect computation of center frequency
    * Disallow audio stream playback on WEFAX
      - not compatible with HAMFAX class decoder
    * Remove status display messages
      - state changes still logged to event log
    * Force ".png" file extension on saved images
    * wefax code cleanup


73, David, W1HKJ

Re: fldigi 4.1.08.14 alpha posted

Pat
 

Tnx so much for the Timer.
have contest ssb macros!!
Dont have to run Voice keyer program with FL
Keep up the great work
Murf
n7uvh
<MODEM:NULL>
<TX><TIMER:15>
<AUDIO:C:\Voice Keyer\memory7.wav>
<RX>
<@MODEM:SSB>

Michigan Digital Traffic Net

David Paquette
 

The Michigan Digital Traffic Net meets Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Weekly on 3.584 at 00.000 UTC.
Everyone is welcome, see our website at MIDTN.DDNS.NET

Re: fldigi 4.1.08.14 alpha posted

Bill
 

Dave,

 

I just compiled it on a Raspberry Pi 4 and all went well.

No makefile errors.

 

Thanks,

 

Bill

WD9EQD

Smithville, NJ

 

 

From: nbems@groups.io [mailto:nbems@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2019 4:12 PM
To: Paul Newman
Subject: [nbems] fldigi 4.1.08.14 alpha posted

 

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

macros
   
      * Allow CWID execution at specified position in macro text
      * Modify macro tag <TIMER:nnn> to always start when state changes from Tx to Rx.
      * Add <# comments> tag.  Works same as <COMMENT:comments> tag
      * Correct coding for proper operation of <SKED:..., <TIMER:... and <REPEAT...> tags.

Xmt Audio file
   
      * Add ability to transmit an audio file using new macro tag: <AUDIO:path-filename>
        - macro editor opens an OS select file dialog when the tag is selected from the pick list
        - suggested use:
            <MODEM:NULL><TX>
            <AUDIO:path-filename-1>
            <AUDIO:path-filename-2>
            <RX><@MODEM:BPSK31>
          or modem type of choice
      * Audio file must be wav format, either mono or stereo any sample rate
      * Returning to Rx stops current and any pending audio playback.  Post Tx macro tags are then executed.
        T/R button or Escape key will abort the playback.
      * Please use responsibly - know and understand your license limitations for transmitting audio files,
        especially music and/or copyrighted material.

Macro changes and audio file transmit changes tested using the file Fox_1_Acive.wav, a short voice announcement sampled at 8000 samples/sec, and equalized in amplitude and bandwidth.

-----------snip

<# schedule macro to start at 1900 Z >
<SKED:1900>
<TXRSID:on>
<MODEM:NULL>
<# tone, clock ticks & QPSK at 1000 WF freq > 
<GOFREQ:1000>
<TX><!MODEM:NULL><!TUNE:5><!MODEM:WWV><!IDLE:10><!MODEM:NULL>
<!MODEM:QPSK250>
QST -- ***RWK HUNT***
FOX sponsor       : [name of sponsor]
FOX location      : [use 5K coordinates]
Transmit interval : 1 minute
Transmit count    : <SERNO><INCR>
<LDT> DE <MYCALL> K<!MODEM:NULL><!IDLE:2>
<# after two seconds silence, send audio file >
<AUDIO:/home/dave/Desktop/Fox_1_Active.wav>
<# send cw identifier at 600 Hz>
<# cw @ 24 WPM ><WPM:24>
<!GOFREQ:600><CWID><!GOFREQ:1000>
<RX><@TXRSID:off><TIMER:300>
<# repeat macro every 5 minutes >

-----------snip

Note the use of <# ... > comment lines. 

73, David, W1HKJ

fldigi 4.1.08.14

Dave
 

Missing info on 4.1.08.14:

The <TIMER:nnn> macro tag is now designed to actually repeat the entire macro at the specified time interval

|<----- macro transmission -----><-------------------fill time----------------------->|
|<============== TIMER INTERVAL ================>|

If the macro transmission time is equal to or greater than the specified TIMER INTERVAL the timer will not execute.  A 5 second information window will open telling you the time period required.  You can  use this to test the duration of your macro text/audio etc.  Set the TIMER to 1... <TIMER:1> and you will guarantee that the info dialog will be displayed.

73, David, W1HKJ

fldigi 4.1.08.14 alpha posted

Dave
 

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

macros
   
      * Allow CWID execution at specified position in macro text
      * Modify macro tag <TIMER:nnn> to always start when state changes from Tx to Rx.
      * Add <# comments> tag.  Works same as <COMMENT:comments> tag
      * Correct coding for proper operation of <SKED:..., <TIMER:... and <REPEAT...> tags.

Xmt Audio file
   
      * Add ability to transmit an audio file using new macro tag: <AUDIO:path-filename>
        - macro editor opens an OS select file dialog when the tag is selected from the pick list
        - suggested use:
            <MODEM:NULL><TX>
            <AUDIO:path-filename-1>
            <AUDIO:path-filename-2>
            <RX><@MODEM:BPSK31>
          or modem type of choice
      * Audio file must be wav format, either mono or stereo any sample rate
      * Returning to Rx stops current and any pending audio playback.  Post Tx macro tags are then executed.
        T/R button or Escape key will abort the playback.
      * Please use responsibly - know and understand your license limitations for transmitting audio files,
        especially music and/or copyrighted material.

Macro changes and audio file transmit changes tested using the file Fox_1_Acive.wav, a short voice announcement sampled at 8000 samples/sec, and equalized in amplitude and bandwidth.

-----------snip

<# schedule macro to start at 1900 Z >
<SKED:1900>
<TXRSID:on>
<MODEM:NULL>
<# tone, clock ticks & QPSK at 1000 WF freq > 
<GOFREQ:1000>
<TX><!MODEM:NULL><!TUNE:5><!MODEM:WWV><!IDLE:10><!MODEM:NULL>
<!MODEM:QPSK250>
QST -- ***RWK HUNT***
FOX sponsor       : [name of sponsor]
FOX location      : [use 5K coordinates]
Transmit interval : 1 minute
Transmit count    : <SERNO><INCR>
<LDT> DE <MYCALL> K<!MODEM:NULL><!IDLE:2>
<# after two seconds silence, send audio file >
<AUDIO:/home/dave/Desktop/Fox_1_Active.wav>
<# send cw identifier at 600 Hz>
<# cw @ 24 WPM ><WPM:24>
<!GOFREQ:600><CWID><!GOFREQ:1000>
<RX><@TXRSID:off><TIMER:300>
<# repeat macro every 5 minutes >
-----------snip

Note the use of <# ... > comment lines. 

73, David, W1HKJ

Re: flmsg 4.0.10 & American Red Cross

Jack Dellinger
 

It's been quite awhile since I tried using the CUSTOM forms, would like to test using the new Red Cross forms . I believe there is/was documentation for how to load, edit  send and received the custom form. Would appreciate link to documentation,  Jack KC3JD


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:27 PM Dave <w1hkj@...> wrote:
Posted 4.0.10 to http://www.w1hkj.com
and Source Forge.

Version 4.0.10
    * Maintenance release

  ARC forms
    * Removed internal ARC forms
    * Added dialog with link to downloadable ARC custom forms

Custom forms for ARC can be downloaded from http://www.w1hkj.com
and Source Forge.

Custom forms should be downloaded and moved to the local folder:
Op' Sys'
folder
Linux
~/.nbems/CUSTOM
OS-X
~/.nbems/CUSTOM
Win 7/8/10
C:\User\<login>\nbems.files\CUSTOM\
73, David, W1HKJ