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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


Re: fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.23 posted

Charles Hargrove
 

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


fldigi 4.1.08.25 posted

Dave
 

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

73, David, W1HKJ


Last change in red
Fri Oct 25 10:08:00 2019 alpha 4.1.08.25

  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

  MinGW mods
    * changes imposed by changes to gcc and mxe components
    * modifications to accommodate changes in mingw
      libraries and headers

  CW International Chars

  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


Re: fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.23 posted

Dave
 

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

On 10/23/19 9:50 AM, Charles Hargrove wrote:
Can we get test files for the MP3 capabilities? I try some files that I
have with a message that they are the wrong format. I have a Win10 laptop.

On 10/23/2019 4:46 AM, Dave wrote:
Download the two music files for testing the send wav file and audible alerts.

8.23 audible alerts has been tested on both Win7 and Win10 using all internal sound clips and with the above two music files.

73, David, W1HKJ



Re: fldigi 4.1.08.18 posted (Possible bug)

Randy
 

Greetings,

 

I installed fldigi-4.1.08.18 last week on a windows xp system.  I am finding that macros with inline commands are either hanging or getting out of sequence.  For instance if I try to send short bits of text using 3 different modes the macro will either start and send the first of 3 parts or get out of sequence and send all 3 parts but with the modes jumping out of the correct order. Less frequently a mode will stall in transmit with no text attached.  A sure way to demo this is to run this macro and do escape to cancel after the first modem.  Then restart and the modems will be out of order.  Canceling again will rotate the modems one more down the sequence on the next restart.  It would appear the buffer for the inline commands does not clear on a cancellation. 

 

Macro text:

<!IDLE:1.00><!MODEM:NULL><!IDLE:2.00><!MODEM:PSK500RC2><!GOFREQ:1800>

Test of psk500rc2

<ZDT>  

 

<!IDLE:1.00><!MODEM:NULL><!IDLE:2.00><!MODEM:PSK500RC3>

Test of psk500rc3

<MYQTH> 

 

<!IDLE:1.00><!MODEM:NULL><!IDLE:2.00><!MODEM:PSK500RC4>

Test of psk500rc4

<MYSTATE>  

<MYCALL><RX><TX>

 

Randy

KJ0RE

 

-----Original Message-----

From: nbems@groups.io [mailto:nbems@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:31 PM
To: Jordan Spencer Cunningham
Subject: [nbems] fldigi 4.1.08.18 posted

 

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

·         README.txt

·         fldigi-4.1.08.18.tar.gz

·         fldigi-4.1.08.18_setup.exe

·         fldigi-4.1.08.18_x86_64.dmg

73, David, W1HKJ
 
alpha 4.1.08.18 Sun Oct 20 17:52:40
 
  mingw mods
   * modifications to accommodate changes in mingw libraries and headers
 
  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
 
  MinGW mods
    * changes imposed by changes to gcc and mxe components
 
  CW International Chars
 
  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
 
 
 


fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.24 posted

Dave
 

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

Added user configurable selection of RTTY Bell sound.



73, David, W1HKJ



Wed Oct 24 02:25:00 2019 -0500

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

MinGW mods
  * changes imposed by changes to gcc and mxe components
  * modifications to accommodate changes in mingw
    libraries and headers

CW International Chars

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



Re: fldigi alpha version 4.1.08.23 posted

Charles Hargrove
 

Can we get test files for the MP3 capabilities? I try some files that I
have with a message that they are the wrong format. I have a Win10 laptop.

On 10/23/2019 4:46 AM, Dave wrote:
Download the two music files for testing the send wav file and audible alerts.
8.23 audible alerts has been tested on both Win7 and Win10 using all internal sound clips and with the above two music files.
73, David, W1HKJ
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