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Re: Kenwood 707, 2m #draws

Douglas
 

On the front to the left it has a 6 pin port like the ports on the draws.

KI7LIK
Granada Estates Neighborhood Watch


On Tue, May 7, 2019, 07:16 Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> wrote:
I just did a quick google search for images of the radio and this one has no serial, usb or control cable hookups.  Looks like you'll have to make your own cable and connect to mic and headphone jacks.

Does this radio support VOX or any PTT circuit?

- Steve

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 12:18 AM Douglas KI7LIK <KI7LIK.AZ@...> wrote:
I am trying to use the draws with my dual band 2m/70cm 707 and js8 call.  Can someone point me in the direction of setting this up?


[New post] Shipping Status Update #draws #case #shipping

 



k7udr posted: "We do not have a definitive ship date for Aluminum Cases yet, as a few details are being worked out. Acrylic cases are available from C4Labs here: DRAWSCase DRAWS Boards are in assembly and will ship when we return from Dayton. Subscribe to th"

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Shipping Status Update

by k7udr

We do not have a definitive ship date for Aluminum Cases yet, as a few details are being worked out.

Acrylic cases are available from C4Labs here:

DRAWSCase

DRAWS Boards are in assembly and will ship when we return from Dayton.

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Re: Kenwood 707, 2m #draws

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

I just did a quick google search for images of the radio and this one has no serial, usb or control cable hookups.  Looks like you'll have to make your own cable and connect to mic and headphone jacks.

Does this radio support VOX or any PTT circuit?

- Steve


On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 12:18 AM Douglas KI7LIK <KI7LIK.AZ@...> wrote:
I am trying to use the draws with my dual band 2m/70cm 707 and js8 call.  Can someone point me in the direction of setting this up?


Re: DRAWS for sale $129 shipped #draws

 

Thanks Art for your help in shaking it out.

Bryan K7UDR


Re: DRAWS for sale $129 shipped #draws

art upton <artupton@...>
 

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 09:00 AM, art upton wrote:
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/draws-pi-hat-skip-the-wait-nwdigital-workstation.657409/
SOLD, its a great product !


DRAWS for sale $129 shipped #draws

art upton <artupton@...>
 

Hi folks, I have performed my experimenting with the Draws now from the first shipment and need to move on to another project.
I have it for $129 shipped, Priority Mail USA

Details here:
https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/draws-pi-hat-skip-the-wait-nwdigital-workstation.657409/


Kenwood 707, 2m #draws

Douglas
 

I am trying to use the draws with my dual band 2m/70cm 707 and js8 call.  Can someone point me in the direction of setting this up?


Re: GPS timing out after a day or so of uptime #gps

Jeff Francis™
 

Out of town again, but this time I was smart enough to leave the Pi at home and running so I can log in remotely. This has been running for a bit over 24 hours:

pi@draws:~/n7nix/gps $ ./gps_test.sh
gpsd: 3.18.1 (revision 3.18.1)
Warning: Stopping gpsd.service, but it can still be activated by:
  gpsd.socket
Source file found, building
gcc -O2 -g -gstabs -Wall -I/usr/local/include -DLINUX   -c -o gp_testport.o gp_testport.c
gcc gp_testport.o -o gp_testport
gps_test.sh: version: 1.1, gp_testport: version: 1.1
Running in sat count mode
Sun May  5 16:11:13 2019,  wait for first satellite view
^Cts: 15, min: 11, max: 22   |
Exiting script from trapped CTRL-C on Mon May  6 18:26:39 PDT 2019

Elapsed: 26hrs 15min 26sec
Cleaning up & starting gpsd
Service gpsd already enabled
pi@draws:~/n7nix/gps $

I saw no problems at any time that I peeked at it. I'll leave it running cgps for a while and see if it stops reporting again.

Jeff/N0GQ


On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 1:25 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Jeff,

Xastir found its code didn't account for the additional satellite positioning systems the chip supports.  Since you are familiar with the cgps and gpsd code, would you take a look at the sentences from the device and see if you notice anything that could be an issue. (We can't change what the module outputs - I am simply wanting data points.)  

If gpsd is shutdown, you should be able to see the raw NMEA strings with a 'cat /dev/ttySC0'

Thank you.



On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 9:57 AM Jeff Francis™ <jeff@...> wrote:
Every few days, cgps simply stops showing any satellites or position data on my DRAWS hat, yet gpsd and cgps continue to run without errors. gpsmon shows that data is actively being sent/polled from the device, but that there are no received satellite signals. The antenna could not possibly have a better view of the sky, and other receivers placed in the same location at the same time have zero issues seeing many satellites and achieving a quick 3D DGPS position lock. Rebooting doesn't typically fix the problem. It's almost as though the antenna was completely cut off. After a while (anywhere from an hour to overnight), it just "magically" starts working again, reboot or no reboot. This is fairly abnormal behavior for gpsd that I've never seen before (and I have a fair amount of GPS experience - I used to be one of the gpsd developers, and I'm the original author of cgps).

Jeff/N0GQ


On Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 2:06 PM Josh H. KB6FJ <opg4759@...> wrote:
Has anyone else run into an issues where after leaving the DRAWS up for 24+ hours that the GPS times out and requires a reboot or to bring it back?

I've got steady power running to the DRAWS via a feed from a 12v power supply. 

I'm running beta 11.

==== Sound Card ====
udrc card number line: card 0: udrc [udrc], device 0: Universal Digital Radio Controller tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0 []
udrc is sound card #0
==== ALSA Controls for Radio Tansmit ====
LO Driver Gain  L:[0.00dB] R:[0.00dB]
PCM         L:[10.00dB] R:[10.00dB]
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:[0.00dB]
IN1 L:[Off] R:[Off]
IN2 L:[Off] R:[Off]
==== Pi Ver ====
 Pi 3 Model B Mfg by Embest
 Has WiFi
==== udrc Ver ====
Found a DRAWS
 
     HAT ID EEPROM
Name:        hat
Product:     Digital Radio Amateur Work Station
Product ID:  0x0004
Product ver: 0x0405
UUID:        3374334d-4c0c-449e-9289-3d301347c175
Vendor:      NW Digital Radio
 
==== sys Ver ====
----- image version
2019 04 02 13:59:08 PDT: SD image version: beta11
----- /proc/version
Linux version 4.14.98-v7+ (dom@dom-XPS-13-9370) (gcc version 4.9.3 (crosstool-NG crosstool-ng-1.22.0-88-g8460611)) #1200 SMP Tue Feb 12 20:27:48 GMT 2019
 
----- /etc/*version: 9.8
 
----- /etc/*release
PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="9"
VERSION="9 (stretch)"
ID=raspbian
ID_LIKE=debian
 
----- lsb_release
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Raspbian
Description: Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.8 (stretch)
Release: 9.8
Codename: stretch
 
---- systemd
   Static hostname: draws-kb6fj
         Icon name: computer
        Machine ID: 2f51e140e908474eaa86ae805f03a6d8
           Boot ID: 4f8a0a81ce464dab82f0236b45158da0
  Operating System: Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
            Kernel: Linux 4.14.98-v7+
      Architecture: arm
 
---- modules
tlv320aic32x4_i2c      16384  1
tlv320aic32x4          32768  1 tlv320aic32x4_i2c
udrc                   16384  3
snd_soc_core          188416  3 tlv320aic32x4,snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s,udrc
snd_pcm                98304  6 snd_pcm_dmaengine,tlv320aic32x4,snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s,snd_soc_core
 
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  6388 Apr 11 16:38 /lib/modules/4.14.98-v7+/updates/dkms/tlv320aic32x4-i2c.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 39084 Apr 11 16:38 /lib/modules/4.14.98-v7+/updates/dkms/tlv320aic32x4.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  6408 Apr 11 16:38 /lib/modules/4.14.98-v7+/updates/dkms/tlv320aic32x4-spi.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  8332 Apr 11 16:38 /lib/modules/4.14.98-v7+/updates/dkms/udrc.ko
 
---- kernel
||/ Name               Version      Architecture Description
+++-==================-============-============-=================================
ii  raspberrypi-kernel 1.20190401-1 armhf        Raspberry Pi bootloader
ii  udrc-dkms          1.0.5        armhf        DKMS source for the UDRC driver
 
Directory: /proc/device-tree/soc/i2c@7e804000/tlv320aic32x4@18 exists and status is okay
 
---- syslog
 
---- dmesg
[    3.595629] udrc: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[    3.596455] snd-udrc soc:sound: ASoC: CODEC DAI tlv320aic32x4-hifi not registered - will retry
[    3.596469] snd-udrc soc:sound: snd_soc_register_card() failed: -517
[    3.695135] snd-udrc soc:sound: tlv320aic32x4-hifi <-> 3f203000.i2s mapping ok
 
---- compass
Compass preference file not found: /etc/apt/preferences.d/compass
---- compass apt sources list file
deb [arch=armhf,amd64] http://archive.compasslinux.org/ cedar main
---- compass package files
-rw-r--r-- 1 root  2201 Dec 31 10:44 /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.compasslinux.org_dists_cedar_InRelease
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 17567 Jul  2  2018 /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.compasslinux.org_dists_cedar_main_binary-amd64_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 43316 Dec 31 10:44 /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.compasslinux.org_dists_cedar_main_binary-armhf_Packages
 
----- Dire Wolf DEVELOPMENT version 1.6 B (Feb 27 2019)
 
==== Filesystem ====
/dev/root        59G  6.8G   50G  12% /
 
==== boot config ====
#dtparam=i2c_arm=on
#dtparam=i2s=on
#dtparam=spi=on
 
# Uncomment this to enable the lirc-rpi module
#dtoverlay=lirc-rpi
 
# Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README
 
# Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835)
dtparam=audio=on
 
force_turbo=1
dtoverlay=
dtoverlay=draws
 
---- gpsd
/usr/local/sbin/gpsd
gpsd: 3.18.1 (revision 3.18.1)
● gpsd.service - GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/gpsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Wed 2019-04-17 22:24:54 PDT; 3 days ago
  Process: 605 ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/gpsd $GPSD_OPTIONS $OPTIONS $DEVICES (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 612 (gpsd)
   CGroup: /system.slice/gpsd.service
           └─612 /usr/local/sbin/gpsd -n /dev/ttySC0 /dev/pps0
 
Apr 17 22:24:53 draws-kb6fj systemd[1]: Starting GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon...
Apr 17 22:24:54 draws-kb6fj systemd[1]: Started GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon.
 
---- chrony
crw-rw---- 1 root root    243, 0 Apr 17 22:24 /dev/pps0
crw------- 1 root root    243, 1 Apr 17 22:24 /dev/pps1
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 242, 0 Apr 17 22:24 /dev/ttySC0
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 242, 1 Apr 17 22:24 /dev/ttySC1
-- chrony sources
210 Number of sources = 6
MS Name/IP address         Stratum Poll Reach LastRx Last sample               
===============================================================================
#? GPS                           0   3     0   65h    -54ms[ -144ms] +/-  105ms
#? PPS                           0   3     0   65h    +90ms[ -256ns] +/- 3116ns
^- time.richiemcintosh.com       2  10   377   894  -4633us[-4689us] +/-   65ms
^- clock.team-cymru.org          2  10   377   915  -2892us[-2948us] +/-   71ms
^* 65.223.27.156                 1  10   377   883   -124us[ -180us] +/-   12ms
^+ propjet.latt.net              2  10   155   606  -1736us[-1736us] +/-   27ms
-- chrony tracking
Reference ID    : 41DF1B9C (65.223.27.156)
Stratum         : 2
Ref time (UTC)  : Sun Apr 21 20:45:30 2019
System time     : 0.000152244 seconds slow of NTP time
Last offset     : -0.000056132 seconds
RMS offset      : 0.000281822 seconds
Frequency       : 5.487 ppm fast
Residual freq   : -0.001 ppm
Skew            : 0.065 ppm
Root delay      : 0.024395 seconds
Root dispersion : 0.000944 seconds
Update interval : 1024.6 seconds
Leap status     : Normal
-- chrony sourcestats
210 Number of sources = 6
Name/IP Address            NP  NR  Span  Frequency  Freq Skew  Offset  Std Dev
==============================================================================
GPS                        15   8   110    +87.608    191.075   +20.7s  6274us
PPS                        51  34   399     -1.336      0.002   -226ms   561ns
time.richiemcintosh.com     6   3  138m     -0.135      0.330  -4139us   315us
clock.team-cymru.org        6   3   86m     -0.266      0.214  -2778us    97us
65.223.27.156              16   8  276m     +0.040      0.129   +263us   627us
propjet.latt.net           16   8  206m     -0.037      0.070   -665us   206us
 
---- sensors
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 171 Nov 11 11:39 /etc/sensors.d/draws
ads1015-i2c-1-48
Adapter: bcm2835 I2C adapter
User ADC Differential:  +0.00 V  
+12V:                  +14.59 V  
User ADC 1:             +0.00 V  
User ADC 2:             +0.01 V  
 
---- locale
Locale country codes do not match: WiFi: US, iw: 00, X11: US.
 

Josh



--
-=jeff=-



--


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA
K7VE

   



--
-=jeff=-


Re: YAAC beacons #configuration

Tim Huffaker
 

Thank you John I will look there. 


Re: YAAC beacons #configuration

 

Part of your debugging should be to watch the log file to see what direwolf claims is happening.  In a terminal 

tail -f /var/log/direwolf/direwolf.log



On Sun, May 5, 2019, 08:18 Tim Huffaker <thuffaker@...> wrote:
Hi Basil, I can beacon from the btest script.  I will check the ports as you described to see if I have that wrong. I wonder if I had the ports wrong if I could still receive. 

I still think something is disabled in direwolf at this point, but it may be the ports.  

Thank you for letting me know about the deviation script.  I may run that anyway to check out the DRAWs. 

Thank you,
Tim 


Re: YAAC beacons #configuration

Tim Huffaker
 

Hi Basil, I can beacon from the btest script.  I will check the ports as you described to see if I have that wrong. I wonder if I had the ports wrong if I could still receive. 

I still think something is disabled in direwolf at this point, but it may be the ports.  

Thank you for letting me know about the deviation script.  I may run that anyway to check out the DRAWs. 

Thank you,
Tim 


Re: Video missing

Tim Huffaker
 

Hi good point, I don’t know if ssh is set up but I will set it if now. 

Tim 


Re: Video missing

Basil Gunn
 

ssh into your RPi and run this from a console.

env DISPLAY=:0 xset dpms force on

/Basil

Tim Huffaker <thuffaker@mindspring.com> writes:

I checked that with the a different monitor. The monitor is VGA with a
startec VGA to HDMI converter. I unplugged the monitor and plugged in
another hdmi monitor but still no video.

Tim


Re: YAAC beacons #configuration

Basil Gunn
 

If you used the install scripts then Direwolf will be set up correctly.
Left mDin6 connector, channel 0, uses GPIO 12 for PTT
Right mDin6 connector, channel 1, uses GPIO 23 for PTT

Direwolf counts their channels from 0 (ports 0,1), Xastir counts their
channels from 1 (ports 1,2). Not sure how YACC counts their channels.

If you continue to have problems I suggest you use the
measure_deviate.sh script in directory n7nix/deviation to easily
transmit a tone out each channel.
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/tree/master/deviation

If you want to test sending a beacon use the btest.sh script in
n7nix/debug

~/n7nix/debug $ ./btest.sh -h
*** Running as user: pi ***
Usage: btest.sh [-P <port>][-s <num>][-p][-m][-v][-h]
-P <portname> | --portname <portname> eg. udr0
-s <num> | --sid <num> set sid in callsign, number 0-15
-p | --position send a position beacon
-m | --message send a message beacon (default)
-v | --verbose display verbose messages
-h | --help display this message


/Basil

Tim Huffaker <thuffaker@mindspring.com> writes:

I am running the latest release with YACC. I am receiving packets from
APRS beacons but I cannot beacon. YAAC is sending out beacons but the
radio does not transmitting. It appears YAAC is working correctly but
it is looking like direwolf is not keying the radio. How does the
DRAWs board key the radio? Can direwolf keep YAAC from beaconing?

Tim KM4ESU


YAAC beacons #configuration

Tim Huffaker
 

I am running the latest release with YACC.  I am receiving packets from APRS beacons but I cannot beacon. YAAC is sending out beacons but the radio does not transmitting. It appears YAAC is working correctly but it is looking like direwolf is not keying the radio. How does the DRAWs board key the radio?  Can direwolf keep YAAC from beaconing? 

Tim KM4ESU 


Re: Video missing

Tim Huffaker
 

I checked that with the a different monitor. The monitor is VGA with a startec VGA to HDMI converter. I unplugged the monitor and plugged in another hdmi monitor but still no video. 

Tim


Re: Video missing

Dave N2OA
 

You might try a different monitor and cable. I had one combination that would just not wake the monitor. I moved it to my other monitor with a different cable and it worked fine. It was a while back so I don't even remember if I identified the root cause but it wasn't the Pi or a HAT.

Dave
N2OA

On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 9:39 PM Tim Huffaker <thuffaker@...> wrote:
Hello I am running the newest release of compass with a RPi3.  If I leave it running to digipeat the video will stop.  I am using the HDMI out on the RPi3 and it will not come back without a reboot.  this is not good because you do not what to pull power from the RPi3 if possible.  I do not know why the HDMI stops and the Rpi3 is running except of a bug.  I do wish there was a reset to get things back without a reboot via removing power. 

Thank you,
Tim KM4ESU


Re: Video missing

Tim Huffaker
 

I am using a usb keyboard in now and plan to move to a Bluetooth keyboard. When this happened the RPi3 would not respond with the usb keyboard. 

Tim


Re: Video missing

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

I have a similar problem on an older pi where the network card will go to sleep... the machine is fine, but I can't login to do anything.  I recently found that if I hot-plug the NIC it restarts the TCP/IP stack and I can login again.

On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 12:24 AM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Is your screen saver activated causing your screen to sleep?
Do you have a bluetooth keyboard?

Disable screen sleep
https://raspberry-projects.com/pi/pi-operating-systems/raspbian/gui/disable-screen-sleep

/Basil

Tim Huffaker <thuffaker@...> writes:

> Hello I am running the newest release of compass with a RPi3. If I
> leave it running to digipeat the video will stop. I am using the HDMI
> out on the RPi3 and it will not come back without a reboot. this is
> not good because you do not what to pull power from the RPi3 if
> possible. I do not know why the HDMI stops and the Rpi3 is running
> except of a bug. I do wish there was a reset to get things back
> without a reboot via removing power.
>
> Thank you,
> Tim KM4ESU




Re: Video missing

Basil Gunn
 

Is your screen saver activated causing your screen to sleep?
Do you have a bluetooth keyboard?

Disable screen sleep
https://raspberry-projects.com/pi/pi-operating-systems/raspbian/gui/disable-screen-sleep

/Basil

Tim Huffaker <thuffaker@mindspring.com> writes:

Hello I am running the newest release of compass with a RPi3. If I
leave it running to digipeat the video will stop. I am using the HDMI
out on the RPi3 and it will not come back without a reboot. this is
not good because you do not what to pull power from the RPi3 if
possible. I do not know why the HDMI stops and the Rpi3 is running
except of a bug. I do wish there was a reset to get things back
without a reboot via removing power.

Thank you,
Tim KM4ESU

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