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Re: PiGate

Julie McGrew
 

Actually there are a number of issues that would make this a heavy lift.

First off, squirrelmail uses php 5 and is not Stretch friendly.  Also, that email client is now poorly supported.  PiGate 1.5 currently does not run on the new RPI 3 B+.  There are some recent issues with changes made by the WDT that Mark Griffith has been working on, but you would have to contact him for current status.

Not to be negative as I very much like PiGate and respect the hard work Mark has put into that project.  If fact, I’ve built several over the past couple years.  Just noting that it may be a more complex undertaking than seen at first “blush”.  :)

73,
julie mcgrew
ac0wn


On Apr 9, 2019, at 4:02 PM, Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...> wrote:

All or most of the pieces seem to be there (haven't checked to see if SquirrelMail is there, but it can be added obviously)...

I'm mainly talking about the integration that was done... ideally, I'd like to run a setup script and fire up the hot spot, web server, mail server, etc and have it ready to roll. It's not rocket science for someone familiar with the pieces, but there would be some legwork and trial and error for someone to recreate the wheel.

- Gary  KC3PO


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

 

I use my 706 for packet with PTT over the mini din 6 along with rig control using a USB CI-V cable


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

 

You should be able to use GPIO keying with the mini DIN-6 cable.

On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 3:52 PM Todd via Groups.Io <ic7461=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
So, what I guess your saying is I can't use the 6 pin DIN connectors directly to my 6 pin DIN on the back of my Icom 706MKIIG radio. I did try and configure Fldigi with the GPIO setting but wasn't successful. Cannot key the radio with fldigi either. Same condition with JS8Call. 



--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Re: PiGate

Gary KC3PO
 

All or most of the pieces seem to be there (haven't checked to see if SquirrelMail is there, but it can be added obviously)...

I'm mainly talking about the integration that was done... ideally, I'd like to run a setup script and fire up the hot spot, web server, mail server, etc and have it ready to roll. It's not rocket science for someone familiar with the pieces, but there would be some legwork and trial and error for someone to recreate the wheel.

- Gary  KC3PO


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

 

So, what I guess your saying is I can't use the 6 pin DIN connectors directly to my 6 pin DIN on the back of my Icom 706MKIIG radio. I did try and configure Fldigi with the GPIO setting but wasn't successful. Cannot key the radio with fldigi either. Same condition with JS8Call. 


Re: PiGate

 

Hi Gary,

What feature does PiGate have that isn’t already on the image?

Bryan K7UDR


PiGate

Gary KC3PO
 

Has anyone integrated the PiGate (KDØQYN) into the Draws image and/or are there plans to do it with the main NW Digital Draws image? Seems like a slam dunk.

I don't want to reinvent the wheel if someone has already done it or working on it.

- Gary KC3PO


Re: Basic Direwolf question #draws #direwolf #ax25

Basil Gunn
 

Sorry about the delay. I finally got a chance to try it last night and it
seems to be working as expected. Not that it's likely to be an issue for me
but is that script limited to North latitude and West longitude? It looks
hard coded.
(Another) New version of beacmin.sh parses nema sentences instead of
gpsd sentences. Parsing nema sentences is less work to put into APRS
format & adds parameterized lat/lon direction.
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/commit/772431d2201a5e6f5a3af2771559d13a7efa817c

You are right this fix is not an issue for your location.

/Basil n7nix

Thank you!

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 6:53 PM Basil Gunn <basil@pacabunga.com> wrote:


Dave N20A,

I checked-in a fix to the problem that you reported with beacmin.sh.
Fix GPS to APRS position format: Degrees Minutes.m

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/commit/5821f4ff36b3ca976439c9325f484664476e839a

To get the new script:
I you modified the beacmin.sh script in n7nix/debug then you need to
remove it.

cd
cd n7nix/debug
rm beacmin.sh

# To get new script
git pull

When you first run beacmin.sh in may take some time to install the bc
program, an
arbitrary precision command line calculator. It will run much more
quickly the next times.

When you get a chance please run beacmin.sh and let me know if it meets
your
expectations. You should edit the script to set the SSID to what ever
you want. You should also set the beacon_msg string to use a different icon

Thanks,
/Basil

Dave N2OA <kdcarlso@gmail.com> writes:

Thank you. I did a search on SSID so I missed the SID and thought it
pulled
it with the call.

Here is the results of beacmin.sh with debug turned on.

pi@n2oa-draws-1:~/n7nix/debug $ ./beacmin.sh
Read 1 lines of gps data
gpsdata: 43.01159
-78.189806667
lat: 43.01159
lon: -78.189806667
./beacmin.sh: line 52: 01159: value too great for base (error token is
"01159")
axports: found line: udr0 N2OA-1 9600 255 2 Direwolf port
udr1 N2OA-10 9600 255 2 Winlink port
Found callsign: N2OA
Set callsign N2OA
Sent: /usr/local/sbin/beacon -c N2OA-1 -d 'APUDR1 via WIDE1-1' -l -s
udr0
!43.01159N/78.189806667Wp06 15:46:43 EDT, Seq: 21


Dave
N2OA

On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 5:36 PM Basil Gunn <basil@pacabunga.com> wrote:


Dave,
Thanks for trying out my script.
I will fix the errors you are seeing but I need some more info.
Could you please do the following:

# Go to the directory where beacmin.sh lives.

cd
cd n7nix/debug

# Using your favorite text editor change the following two lines near
# the top of the file.

# 1. Get rid the hash symbol in front of DEBUG=1
#DEBUG=1

# 2. Change the SID number to what ever you want to use.
SID=15

Now run the the beacmin.sh script and copy & paste the console output to
me in
an email.

Thanks, Dave.
/Basil


Dave N2OA <kdcarlso@gmail.com> writes:

On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM, Basil Gunn wrote:

Thanks for the answers and Basil for the scrips. I tried thebeacmin.sh
script and it does beacon but I am not getting a location on my TH-D74
or
FTM-400. I also notice that the SSID is always is always 15 even though
my
SSID in axports is set to -1.

The message sent is Sent: /usr/local/sbin/beacon -d N2OA-15 -d 'APUDR1
via WIDE1-1' -l -s udr0 !43.01165833N/78.1899Wp05 16:19:08 EDT, Seq: 15

I do get an error in line 52: 01165833: value too great for base
(error
token is "011658333")

I also noticed int your example you show beacon -c and mine is showing
-d and the decimal is 2 digits in for lat and long which I would expect
but
your example show 4 digits and then a decimal. Am I missing something?

Thanks,

Dave
N2OA


Re: DRAWS™ and YAESU FTM-100 for analog and digital modes

John Spoonhower
 

Bernard,
thanks for the update!
73,
John, NX2I

On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 3:48 PM f6bvp <f6bvp@...> wrote:
John,

I forgot to mention that transmitted signal used for level adjustment
was performed by either n7nix deviation measure deviation script or
using direwolf -t 0 -x

Bernard

Le 09/04/2019 à 21:42, f6bvp a écrit :
> Hi John,
>
> I performed audio level adjustment for I found that FTM-100DE VHF
> transmitted signal from DRAWS modem was spreading around the TX frequency.
>
> After adjusment this is the result of alsa-show.sh :
>
>  ===== ALSA Controls for Radio Tansmit =====
> LO Driver Gain  L:[15.00dB]   R:[15.00dB]
> PCM           L:[-31.00dB]    R:[-31.00dB]
> DAC Playback PT       L:[PTM_P3]      R:[PTM_P3]
> LO Playback CM        [Full Chip CM]
>
>  ===== ALSA Controls for Radio Receive =====
> ADC Level     L:[0.00dB]      R:[-5.00dB]
> IN1           L:[Off]         R:[Off]
> IN2           L:[10 kOhm]     R:[10 kOhm]
> CM            L:[10 kOhm]     R:[10 kOhm]
>
> Here is how I proceeded for level adjustement using alsamixer.
> I have set a second yaesu device with a Raspberry Pi, UDRC II modem and
> audacity to listen to my packets.
> While recording the audio signal, I first changed LO driver gain in
> alsamixer.
> I then stepped down the PCM and then increased it again until the
> received signal did not increase any more.
>
> With above levels, the transmitted 1200 bauds FSK signal was clean and
> it was copied correctly by adjacent APRS repeater stations.
>
> On average received APRS frames are reported to have an audio level
> around 20. AFSK frames are perfectly decoded.
>
> 73 de Bernard, f6bvp
>
> p.s. there is a typo in first line of alsa-show.sh dump:
>      "Radio Tansmit =====" should be Radio Transmit =====
>
>
> Le 06/04/2019 à 18:22, John Spoonhower a écrit :
>> Bernard,
>> I am curious about what are the audio level settings for this radio. Can
>> you please post the results of "alsa-show.sh"?
>> 73,
>> John,
>> NX2I
>>




Re: DRAWS™ and YAESU FTM-100 for analog and digital modes

Basil Gunn
 

p.s. there is a typo in first line of alsa-show.sh dump:
"Radio Tansmit =====" should be Radio Transmit =====
Thanks Bernard!
/Basil


Re: DRAWS™ and YAESU FTM-100 for analog and digital modes

Bernard f6bvp / ai7bg
 

John,

I forgot to mention that transmitted signal used for level adjustment
was performed by either n7nix deviation measure deviation script or
using direwolf -t 0 -x

Bernard

Le 09/04/2019 à 21:42, f6bvp a écrit :
Hi John,

I performed audio level adjustment for I found that FTM-100DE VHF
transmitted signal from DRAWS modem was spreading around the TX frequency.

After adjusment this is the result of alsa-show.sh :

===== ALSA Controls for Radio Tansmit =====
LO Driver Gain L:[15.00dB] R:[15.00dB]
PCM L:[-31.00dB] R:[-31.00dB]
DAC Playback PT L:[PTM_P3] R:[PTM_P3]
LO Playback CM [Full Chip CM]

===== ALSA Controls for Radio Receive =====
ADC Level L:[0.00dB] R:[-5.00dB]
IN1 L:[Off] R:[Off]
IN2 L:[10 kOhm] R:[10 kOhm]
CM L:[10 kOhm] R:[10 kOhm]

Here is how I proceeded for level adjustement using alsamixer.
I have set a second yaesu device with a Raspberry Pi, UDRC II modem and
audacity to listen to my packets.
While recording the audio signal, I first changed LO driver gain in
alsamixer.
I then stepped down the PCM and then increased it again until the
received signal did not increase any more.

With above levels, the transmitted 1200 bauds FSK signal was clean and
it was copied correctly by adjacent APRS repeater stations.

On average received APRS frames are reported to have an audio level
around 20. AFSK frames are perfectly decoded.

73 de Bernard, f6bvp

p.s. there is a typo in first line of alsa-show.sh dump:
"Radio Tansmit =====" should be Radio Transmit =====


Le 06/04/2019 à 18:22, John Spoonhower a écrit :
Bernard,
I am curious about what are the audio level settings for this radio. Can
you please post the results of "alsa-show.sh"?
73,
John,
NX2I


Re: DRAWS™ and YAESU FTM-100 for analog and digital modes

Bernard f6bvp / ai7bg
 

Hi John,

I performed audio level adjustment for I found that FTM-100DE VHF
transmitted signal from DRAWS modem was spreading around the TX frequency.

After adjusment this is the result of alsa-show.sh :

===== ALSA Controls for Radio Tansmit =====
LO Driver Gain L:[15.00dB] R:[15.00dB]
PCM L:[-31.00dB] R:[-31.00dB]
DAC Playback PT L:[PTM_P3] R:[PTM_P3]
LO Playback CM [Full Chip CM]

===== ALSA Controls for Radio Receive =====
ADC Level L:[0.00dB] R:[-5.00dB]
IN1 L:[Off] R:[Off]
IN2 L:[10 kOhm] R:[10 kOhm]
CM L:[10 kOhm] R:[10 kOhm]

Here is how I proceeded for level adjustement using alsamixer.
I have set a second yaesu device with a Raspberry Pi, UDRC II modem and
audacity to listen to my packets.
While recording the audio signal, I first changed LO driver gain in
alsamixer.
I then stepped down the PCM and then increased it again until the
received signal did not increase any more.

With above levels, the transmitted 1200 bauds FSK signal was clean and
it was copied correctly by adjacent APRS repeater stations.

On average received APRS frames are reported to have an audio level
around 20. AFSK frames are perfectly decoded.

73 de Bernard, f6bvp

p.s. there is a typo in first line of alsa-show.sh dump:
"Radio Tansmit =====" should be Radio Transmit =====

Le 06/04/2019 à 18:22, John Spoonhower a écrit :
Bernard,
I am curious about what are the audio level settings for this radio. Can
you please post the results of "alsa-show.sh"?
73,
John,
NX2I

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 12:15 PM f6bvp <f6bvp@free.fr
<mailto:f6bvp@free.fr>> wrote:

Hi,

I just want to report the successful use of
Data Cable, 10-pin mini-DIN to 6-pin mini-DIN, for FTM-400DR/FTM-100DR,
from https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/ysu-ct-164
This lets you use DRAWS hat modem and Direwolf for AX.25 packet
applications.

FTM-100DE is an interesting mobile VHF/UHF FM rig that I am using at
home for 1200/9600 bauds AX.25 APRS application.
As a transition device it has both "analog" and new digital C4FM modes.
Data plug is a 10 pin mini DIN while UDRC II and DRAWS have mini DIN 6
plugs. This is the reason I had to use a compatible data cable.

Bernard, f6bvp
https://radiotelescopelavillette.wordpress.com/photos/stars-song-le-chant-des-etoiles/



_._,_._,_


Re: Basic Direwolf question #draws #direwolf #ax25

Dave N2OA
 

Sorry about the delay. I finally got a chance to try it last night and it seems to be working as expected. Not that it's likely to be an issue for me but is that script limited to North latitude and West longitude? It looks hard coded.

Thank you!

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 6:53 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Dave N20A,

I checked-in a fix to the problem that you reported with beacmin.sh.
Fix GPS to APRS position format: Degrees Minutes.m
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/commit/5821f4ff36b3ca976439c9325f484664476e839a

To get the new script:
I you modified the beacmin.sh script in n7nix/debug then you need to remove it.

cd
cd n7nix/debug
rm beacmin.sh

# To get new script
git pull

When you first run beacmin.sh in may take some time to install the bc program, an
arbitrary precision command line calculator. It will run much more
quickly the next times.

When you get a chance please run beacmin.sh and let me know if it meets your
expectations. You should edit the script to set the SSID to what ever
you want. You should also set the beacon_msg string to use a different icon

Thanks,
/Basil

Dave N2OA <kdcarlso@...> writes:

> Thank you. I did a search on SSID so I missed the SID and thought it pulled
> it with the call.
>
> Here is the results of beacmin.sh with debug turned on.
>
> pi@n2oa-draws-1:~/n7nix/debug $ ./beacmin.sh
> Read 1 lines of gps data
> gpsdata: 43.01159
> -78.189806667
> lat: 43.01159
> lon: -78.189806667
> ./beacmin.sh: line 52: 01159: value too great for base (error token is
> "01159")
> axports: found line: udr0 N2OA-1 9600 255 2 Direwolf port
> udr1 N2OA-10 9600 255 2 Winlink port
> Found callsign: N2OA
> Set callsign N2OA
>  Sent: /usr/local/sbin/beacon -c N2OA-1 -d 'APUDR1 via WIDE1-1' -l -s udr0
> !43.01159N/78.189806667Wp06 15:46:43 EDT, Seq: 21
>
>
> Dave
> N2OA
>
> On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 5:36 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:
>
>>
>> Dave,
>> Thanks for trying out my script.
>> I will fix the errors you are seeing but I need some more info.
>> Could you please do the following:
>>
>> # Go to the directory where beacmin.sh lives.
>>
>> cd
>> cd n7nix/debug
>>
>> # Using your favorite text editor change the following two lines near
>> #  the top of the file.
>>
>> # 1. Get rid the hash symbol in front of DEBUG=1
>> #DEBUG=1
>>
>> # 2. Change the SID number to what ever you want to use.
>> SID=15
>>
>> Now run the the beacmin.sh script and copy & paste the console output to
>> me in
>> an email.
>>
>> Thanks, Dave.
>> /Basil
>>
>>
>> Dave N2OA <kdcarlso@...> writes:
>>
>> > On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM, Basil Gunn wrote:
>> >
>> > Thanks for the answers and Basil for the scrips. I tried thebeacmin.sh
>> script and it does beacon but I am not getting a location on my TH-D74 or
>> FTM-400. I also notice that the SSID is always is always 15 even though my
>> SSID in axports is set to -1.
>> >
>> > The message sent is Sent: /usr/local/sbin/beacon -d N2OA-15 -d 'APUDR1
>> via WIDE1-1' -l -s udr0 !43.01165833N/78.1899Wp05 16:19:08 EDT, Seq: 15
>> >
>> > I do get an error in line 52: 01165833: value too great for base (error
>> token is "011658333")
>> >
>> > I also noticed int your example you show beacon -c and mine is showing
>> -d and the decimal is 2 digits in for lat and long which I would expect but
>> your example show 4 digits and then a decimal. Am I missing something?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Dave
>> > N2OA




#2 in the draws video series

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 


More to come, We might even get on the air!


Re: DRAWS Hat GPIO Pins

 

The I/O pins are passed thru a 33ohm resistor and an ESD diode for protection.

Bryan K7UDR


Lego Case for DRAWS #case

J P Watters <kc9kko@...>
 

ordered a SMARTPI Case on amazon. And a DRAWS fits in it. 12V Power cable routes out through an existing hole.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UDOZZKI

With a little cutting, drilling, a raspberry PI 3B+ and a DRAWS makes it mountable for my mobile installation, connecting to a Kenwood D700.

LEGO blocks optional.


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

 

This a known issue with the IC-706 and some other early CI-V radios.  Depending on the program, there are other solutions.  For example, fldigi and direwolf support keying using GPIO on the Raspberry Pi, which in turn is wired to the Mini DIN-6 jacks on the DRAWS™ HAT.  Other programs support VOX based keying or using lines on RS-232 (http://www.xggcomms.com/userimages/Icom_IC_Cable_1.pdf) or Parallel ports.  



On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 6:08 PM Todd via Groups.Io <ic7461=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Has anybody had any success with setting up and getting operational with a Icom 706 series? I'm having some headway made with limited CAT control but no PTT. Anyone have a work around getting PTT operational? 
THX,
Todd
AL7PX



--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   


Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

 

Has anybody had any success with setting up and getting operational with a Icom 706 series? I'm having some headway made with limited CAT control but no PTT. Anyone have a work around getting PTT operational? 
THX,
Todd
AL7PX


Re: DRAWS Hat GPIO Pins

Jeff Francis™
 

I'm actually using https://github.com/Shinmera/cl-gpio as my library. The issue I was having wasn't how to control the pins. There's at least ten libraries for that in every programming language ever written, plus shell utilities, plus manual control by reading/writing in /sys/class/gpio/. I just couldn't find documentation on how (or even if) any standard GPIO pins were routed to the header on the DRAWS board. Now I'm good, I've got GPIO 5 and 6 to work with (and others, but I just need two). 

Your radio telescope project looks really cool. I visited the VLA in New Mexico last Summer. Amazing place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Large_Array

Jeff/N0GQ



On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 10:29 AM f6bvp <f6bvp@...> wrote:
Hi Jeff,

Additionally I want to point you to WiringPi PIN based GPIO access library written in C.
We are using it to access via GPIO a 24 bits multiplexer HAT in a project for controlling our radio telescope at La Villette in Paris.

73 de Bernard f6bvp
http://radiotelescopelavillette.wordpress.com

> Le 7 avr. 2019 à 18:29, Basil Gunn <basil@...> a écrit :
>
>
> Link to my initial notes on the Aux port on DRAWS.
> https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/docs/DRAWS_AUX_PORT.md
> /Basil
>
> Jeff Francis™ <jeff@...> writes:
>
>> I've dug around in the wiki, and can't seem to find the answer to
>> this. I need to have control of a couple of GPIO pins for a project
>> (while still using the DRAWS Hat). I see that there is a header on the
>> board and there is mention in the documentation of this being a set of
>> GPIO pins. The question is, are these simply passed through to
>> standard GPIO pins on the RPI header? If so, what's the pin mapping?
>> If not, what is the mechanism for controlling and reading/writing
>> these pins?
>
>
>






--
-=jeff=-


Re: DRAWS Hat GPIO Pins

Bernard f6bvp / ai7bg
 

Hi Jeff,

Additionally I want to point you to WiringPi PIN based GPIO access library written in C.
We are using it to access via GPIO a 24 bits multiplexer HAT in a project for controlling our radio telescope at La Villette in Paris.

73 de Bernard f6bvp
http://radiotelescopelavillette.wordpress.com

Le 7 avr. 2019 à 18:29, Basil Gunn <basil@pacabunga.com> a écrit :


Link to my initial notes on the Aux port on DRAWS.
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/docs/DRAWS_AUX_PORT.md
/Basil

Jeff Francis™ <jeff@gritch.org> writes:

I've dug around in the wiki, and can't seem to find the answer to
this. I need to have control of a couple of GPIO pins for a project
(while still using the DRAWS Hat). I see that there is a header on the
board and there is mention in the documentation of this being a set of
GPIO pins. The question is, are these simply passed through to
standard GPIO pins on the RPI header? If so, what's the pin mapping?
If not, what is the mechanism for controlling and reading/writing
these pins?

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