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Re: Field Day Logger

Calvin Gluck W7KYG
 

Good morning Mike,

We don’t currently offer a way to import or combine your logs from FT-8.  I recommend manually entering your FT-8 contacts using the web interface, the same way you will log your phone contacts and then use QRUQSP to generate the combined Cabrillo file for submission to ARRL. That’s what I do. 


Field Day Logger

michael morrelli
 

For the 2022 Field Day, the Club that I am member will use the QRUQSP logger.  I am working from home - 1E - and will also use.  For the FT-8 contacts, the software I use automatically logs the contact.  Is there a way to merge the Cabrillo files for QRUQSP and WSJT-X or to feed the FT-8 contacts from WSJT-X to the QRUQSP file, much as what what the HRD logging program can do?

Yes, my alternative is to log the FT-8 contacts as they occur in real time.  Just looking to "not duplicate" the same work.

73
Mike de KB4MOX


Re: Hello from the UK

Preecey!
 
Edited

Hi Calvin.

Thanks for the welcome - I actually started with rtl_433 and trying to get it working with weewx before coming across Andrew's qruqsp project and realised that a lot of the hard work had been done and I wouldn't need to 'fudge' things to make them work, though I've still had to poke under the bonnet of qruqsp a little here.

My remit was to get data usable as listed in my original posting. So far, (as of 31/12/20) I've gotten everything working (prior to doing more with the greenhouse):

First hurdle - receiving the 'Bresser 5 in 1' on 868Mhz - while qruqsp is setup to receive devices on 433Mhz, it's simply a case of telling the SDR to listen on 868Mhz by editing the script at ~/ciniki/sites/qruqsp.local/site/qruqsp-mods/43392/scripts - and part was down you'll see all of the initialisation for the SDR - simply add to the second set of strings: -f 868M (and -s 1024k to alter the sample rate) and - woop woop - the SDR is receiving at 868Mhz and happily found the 5 in 1.

Simply a matter of setup the weather station once discovered and away we go. (I have a spare 5 in 1 here to trial with during my vacation.)

Second hurdle - I'm going to return to this once back at school as I've got more work to do inside the greenhouse re solar charging for fans, lighting, etc as the greenhouse is off-grid and I want some form of fan temperature control so the internal temperature can be regulated.

Fortunately 'aliexpress' and 'Bang-good', etc, all sell pre-made boards to achieve this so all I really need is a 868Mhz temp sensor to send data to the Pi so it can be incorporated into the system to enable remote monitoring.

I'll be returning to this part soon once I've built a control panel, etc and got solar charging working again using a premade controller.

Third and final hurdle for now - BME280 sensor done today (31/12/20) as the interconnects arrived so I soldered the header onto the board, attached it to the Pi and nothing found under i2c. 

Think think think - got to be a simple answer to this - and there was - go into 'raspi-config' and enable the i2c bus in the software. Rebooted and there was the BME280 sensor at the right address (0x76) ready to be configured and activated. Barometer, etc, all working fine there.

APRS can wait as I simply want the get the system installed in school (it's all encased in its own acrylic housing) and get it looking at my school network and sending data to Weather Underground (which it's doing now though all my temperatures are internal readings).

I did start this project in September but only recently found time during my vacation (and the UK pandemic lockdown time) to return to it but I'm so glad I did. My original trials in weewx I felt very messy (though I will return to look at it sometime) and I like the displays that qruqsp supply that we can use on some of the display screens in school that are to be Raspberry Pi powered from Spring. (My next project!)

It will be great to see if Andrew adds more to it - I'd love the see the Lightening sensor added and maybe even a soil hygrometer, etc.

Take care!

Leigh M5GWH


Re: Hello from the UK

Calvin Gluck W7KYG
 

I’m looking forward to reading about your progress on this project. I wish I had QRUQSP for my first greenhouse project before we moved to our new house. 


Hello from the UK

Preecey!
 

Hi - just to say I will be putting QRUQSP into service at the school I work at to do a number of things:
1 - Receive data on 868Mhz from our Bresser 5 in 1 Weather station that will give us the external temperatures and wind conditions, etc, for our geographers.
2 - Receive data on 433Mhz from inside our school greenhouse for the eco-students so they can keep an eye on conditions.
3 - Barometer data from a little module connected directly to the i2c
4 - (Once I've got a radio ready to use) Transmit APRS under our school amateur callsign of M0OHA with remote control shutdown too.
5 - Grow and potentially add things like Lightening conditions, etc.

All good fun and done from 1 x Raspberry Pi and a cheap RTL dongle.

Leigh M5GWH


Re: CS-101 WX screen shots

Andrew Rivett VA3NED
 

Looks good! In the weather tab you can combine the 2 stations you have into one so you can see their numbers on the same graphs. Click on the sensor and you can move it to the other station.

Andrew VA3NED


Screen Images

Ron VE1AIC
 

At present there is no permission for uploading "Photos" or "Files".
So here are the current screen shots from my Tycon WX station (433mhz) and the on-board BME sensors.
-Ron VE1AIC


CS-101 WX screen shots

Ron VE1AIC
 

Here are some screen shots from my CS-101 WX station(s). I have the Tycon configured for "Outside" data, and the BME for "Inside Data" since the inside data from the Tycon comes from it's internal panel (USB) and not transmitted.
The third image is a combined WX Dashboard for web use.
- Ron VE1AIC


CS-101 WX Station

Ron VE1AIC
 

I just completed a build of the CS-101 board with on-board BME sensor and plugged in a cheap RTL-SDR on USB for remote.
The SDR picked up my 433 mhz signal from a Tycon weather station more than 50ft away.
Not all data was decoded from the Tycon but it did seem to work well.
With the added internal weather data from the BME it gives a good start.
Attached is a screen shot of Tycon setup (parameters).
- VE1AIC Ron


Re: cabinet layout

Andrew Rivett VA3NED
 

I've attached the drawing for the back panel. If you'd like the CAD file just let me know. If the attachment gets stripped by groups.io, I have also added it to the files section: https://groups.io/g/qruqsp/files/

Not all the cutouts are required or used at this time. Currently the serial port and 2 of the RTL are for future expansion.

The fan is places so it will blow air between the Raspberry Pi and the CS-101 PCB. 

Let me know if you have any questions, and post some pictures when you get a case made.

Cheers,
Andrew.

On Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 8:17 PM Tom VE3THR <muzzmobility@...> wrote:
can we get a clear picture of the rear panel layout for the project? I for one would like to take a stab at making my own box.
Tom VE3THR




cabinet layout

Tom VE3THR
 

can we get a clear picture of the rear panel layout for the project? I for one would like to take a stab at making my own box.
Tom VE3THR


Gerber Files and Solder Tutorial

Andrew Rivett VA3NED
 

We've published the gerber files for PCB manufacturing, https://qruqsp.org/hardware/files The PCB layout was created with the software Fritzing.org.

The CS-101 Solder Tutorial is also completed, you can view that at https://qruqsp.org/hardware/files

We are currently working on the SD image and more tutorials for the software setup.

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