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Re: Nixtracker

 

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Re: #direwolf #ax25 #direwolf #ax25

Paul Noa
 

Basil,

I have installed your NWDR15 image and followed all of your getting started steps with the exception below in 1) and have a few issues/questions:

1) Was it a mistake to set my own pwd on the first boot?  Is it required to login as pi, pwd: digiberry? 
I used Belena Etcher on my WIN10 laptop to image the mSD card with NWDR15.img  and installed it in the RPi  

2) is a duplicate callsign an issue: see the last two lines below
● ax25dev.service - AX.25 device
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/ax25dev.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (exited) since Sat 2020-02-08 14:20:23 EST; 18min ago
  Process: 557 ExecStart=/bin/bash -c /etc/ax25/ax25-upd (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 557 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Tasks: 3 (limit: 2200)
   Memory: 1.6M
   CGroup: /system.slice/ax25dev.service
           ├─569 /usr/local/sbin/mkiss /tmp/kisstnc /dev/ptmx /dev/ptmx
           ├─587 /usr/local/sbin/kissattach /dev/pts/1 udr0 192.168.255.2
           └─593 /usr/local/sbin/kissattach /dev/pts/2 udr1 192.168.255.3
 
Feb 08 14:20:23 ASAwizard bash[557]: ax25dev-parms finished
Feb 08 14:20:23 ASAwizard bash[557]: Using Device = ax1
Feb 08 14:20:23 ASAwizard bash[557]: ax25dev-parms finished
Feb 08 14:20:23 ASAwizard bash[557]:  Port udr0 attached to ax0
Feb 08 14:20:23 ASAwizard bash[557]:  Port udr1 attached to ax1
Feb 08 14:20:23 ASAwizard bash[557]: axconfig: duplicate callsign KO4BCZ-10 in line 6 … file
Feb 08 14:20:23 ASAwizard bash[557]: axconfig: duplicate callsign KO4BCZ-10 in line 6 … file

3) I am hearing APRS positions when receiving on 144.390 MHz but not picking them up in the Direwolf.log I had in a previous build but was on an 80' tower and near a repeater which is not the case today working from home.
alsa-show.sh
 ===== ALSA Controls for Radio Transmit =====
LO Driver Gain  L:[-6.00dB]     R:[-6.00dB]
PCM             L:[-25.00dB]    R:[-25.00dB]
DAC Playback PT L:[P3]          R:[P3]
LO Playback CM  [Full Chip]
 
 ===== ALSA Controls for Radio Receive =====
ADC Level       L:[0.00dB]      R:[0.00dB]
IN1             L:[Off]         R:[Off]
IN2             L:[10 kOhm]     R:[10 kOhm]
CM              L:[10 kOhm]     R:[10 kOhm]

4) when I use ./btest.sh -P udr0  the system transmits as I receive on a second rcvr, but do not hear the expected modem sounds on either the xmitting radio nor on the  second rcvr but I do get the carrier and break squelch.  Also the message is logged in Direwolf and appears on the APRS status server : http://107.170.42.65:14501/
  However, on the APRS.fi site I get this: KO4BCZ was not found in the location database.

tail -f /var/log/direwolf/direwolf.log
Feb  8 14:20:38 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: Check server status here http://107.170.42.65:14501Feb  8 14:20:43 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: [ig] # aprsc 2.1.4-g408ed49
Feb  8 14:20:43 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: [ig] # logresp KO4BCZ verified, server T2USANE
Feb  8 14:49:01 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: Digipeater WIDE1-1 audio level = 0(0/0)   [SINGLE]   _::______
Feb  8 14:49:01 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: [0.1] W4NAS>APIN20,WIDE1-1*,WIDE2-1:!3036.54N/08150.00W#W4NAS Digi / iGate<0x0d>
Feb  8 14:49:01 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: Position, DIGI (white center), PinPoint by AB0WV
Feb  8 14:49:01 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: N 30 36.5400, W 081 50.0000
Feb  8 14:49:01 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: W4NAS Digi / iGate
Feb  8 14:55:19 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: [0L] KO4BCZ-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1::KO4BCZ   :08 14:55:18 EST KO4BCZ mesg_beacon test from host ASAwizard on port udr0 Seq: 0yj
Feb  8 14:55:41 ASAwizard direwolf[475]: [0L] KO4BCZ-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1::KO4BCZ   :08 14:55:40 EST KO4BCZ mesg_beacon test from host ASAwizard on port udr0 Seq: 1v

5) $ showudrc.sh
==== Sound Card ====
udrc card number line: card 1: udrc [udrc], device 0: bcm2835-i2s-tlv320aic32x4-hifi tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0 [bcm2835-i2s-tlv320aic32x4-hifi tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0]
udrc is sound card #1
==== ALSA Controls for Radio Tansmit ====
LO Driver Gain  L:[-6.00dB]     R:[-6.00dB]
PCM             L:[-25.00dB]    R:[-25.00dB]
DAC Playback PT L:[P3]  R:[P3]
LO Playback CM  [Full Chip]
==== ALSA Controls for Radio Receive ====
ADC Level       L:[0.00dB]      R:[0.00dB]
IN1             L:[Off]         R:[Off]
IN2             L:[10 kOhm]     R:[10 kOhm]
==== Pi Ver ====
 Pi 3 Model B+, Rev 1.3, Mfg by Sony UK
 Has WiFi
==== udrc Ver ====
Found a DRAWS
 
     HAT ID EEPROM
Name:        hat
Product:     Digital Radio Amateur Work Station
Product ID:  0x0004
Product ver: 0x0206
UUID:        80a6c757-5c8f-4ba7-8d95-8ad21990dc7a
Vendor:      NW Digital Radio
 
==== sys Ver ====
----- image version
2020 01 23 09:25:01 PST: SD image version: nwdr15
----- /proc/version
Linux version 4.19.97-v7+ (dom@buildbot) (gcc version 4.9.3 (crosstool-NG crosstool-ng-1.22.0-88-g8460611)) #1294 SMP Thu Jan 30 13:15:58 GMT 2020
 
----- /etc/*version: 10.2
 
----- /etc/*release
PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="10"
VERSION="10 (buster)"
VERSION_CODENAME=buster
ID=raspbian
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianForums"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianBugs"
 
----- lsb_release
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Raspbian
Description:    Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Release:        10
Codename:       buster
 
---- systemd
   Static hostname: ASAwizard
         Icon name: computer
        Machine ID: 27ac1f0c20904cb7a960920e966db545
           Boot ID: 4dfd9f879c594040a691d3bab1de0b81
  Operating System: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
            Kernel: Linux 4.19.97-v7+
      Architecture: arm
 
---- modules
snd_soc_tlv320aic32x4_i2c    16384  27
snd_soc_tlv320aic32x4    40960  1 snd_soc_tlv320aic32x4_i2c
snd_soc_core          192512  4 snd_soc_simple_card_utils,snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s,snd_soc_tlv320aic32x4,snd_soc_simple_card
snd_pcm               102400  7 snd_pcm_dmaengine,snd_soc_bcm2835_i2s,snd_soc_tlv320aic32x4,snd_bcm2835,snd_soc_core
snd                    73728  14 snd_compress,snd_timer,snd_soc_tlv320aic32x4,snd_bcm2835,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm
 
---- kernel
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name               Version      Architecture Description
+++-==================-============-============-=================================
ii  raspberrypi-kernel 1.20200205-1 armhf        Raspberry Pi bootloader
 
---- Codec drivers
Found: snd-soc-tlv320aic32x4-i2c.ko, OK
Found: snd-soc-tlv320aic32x4.ko, OK
Directory: /proc/device-tree/soc/i2c@7e804000/tlv320aic32x4@18 exists and status is okay
 
---- syslog
 
---- dmesg
 
 
----- Dire Wolf DEVELOPMENT version 1.6 D (Jan  6 2020)
 
==== Filesystem ====
/dev/root        29G  5.2G   23G  19% /
 
==== boot config ====
[pi4]
# Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack
dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
max_framebuffers=2
 
[all]
#dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d
 
# Flush all overlays, ie. deprecated overlays loaded from eeprom
dtoverlay=
# enable udrc/draws if no eeprom
dtoverlay=draws,alsaname=udrc
force_turbo=1
# Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835)
dtparam=audio=on
 
---- gpsd
/usr/local/sbin/gpsd
gpsd: 3.20 (revision 3.20)
● gpsd.service - GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/gpsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Sat 2020-02-08 14:20:22 EST; 1h 27min ago
  Process: 514 ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/gpsd $GPSD_OPTIONS $OPTIONS $DEVICES (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 517 (gpsd)
    Tasks: 3 (limit: 2200)
   Memory: 1.5M
   CGroup: /system.slice/gpsd.service
           └─517 /usr/local/sbin/gpsd -n /dev/ttySC0 /dev/pps0
 
Feb 08 14:20:22 ASAwizard systemd[1]: Starting GPS (Global Positioning Syste…n...
Feb 08 14:20:22 ASAwizard systemd[1]: Started GPS (Global Positioning System…mon.
Hint: Some lines were ellipsized, use -l to show in full.
 
---- chrony
crw-rw---- 1 root root    241, 0 Feb  8 14:20 /dev/pps0
crw------- 1 root root    241, 1 Feb  8 14:20 /dev/pps1
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 239, 0 Feb  8 14:20 /dev/ttySC0
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 239, 1 Feb  8 14:20 /dev/ttySC1
-- chrony sources
210 Number of sources = 6
MS Name/IP address         Stratum Poll Reach LastRx Last sample
===============================================================================
#x GPS                           0   3   377     9   -136ms[ -136ms] +/-  103ms
#* PPS                           0   3   377    10    +76ns[  +92ns] +/-  394ns
^- time.cloudflare.com           3   9   377   817  +9733us[+9730us] +/-   25ms
^- hydra.spiderspace.co.uk       2   9   377   431  -1512us[-1511us] +/-   25ms
^- tick.srs1.ntfo.org            3   9   377   155  -5261us[-5261us] +/-  127ms
^- vps5.ctyme.com                2   9   377   678   -793us[ -794us] +/-   69ms
-- chrony tracking
Reference ID    : 50505300 (PPS)
Stratum         : 1
Ref time (UTC)  : Sat Feb 08 20:47:28 2020
System time     : 0.000000022 seconds fast of NTP time
Last offset     : +0.000000016 seconds
RMS offset      : 0.000000149 seconds
Frequency       : 0.876 ppm fast
Residual freq   : +0.000 ppm
Skew            : 0.004 ppm
Root delay      : 0.000000001 seconds
Root dispersion : 0.000011763 seconds
Update interval : 8.0 seconds
Leap status     : Normal
-- chrony sourcestats
210 Number of sources = 6
Name/IP Address            NP  NR  Span  Frequency  Freq Skew  Offset  Std Dev
==============================================================================
GPS                        25  14   192    +88.150     92.112   -137ms  8036us
PPS                        22  14   169     +0.000      0.004     +0ns   269ns
time.cloudflare.com        27  13   56m     +0.257      0.433  +8034us   495us
hydra.spiderspace.co.uk    29  18   62m     +0.106      0.741   -839us   983us
tick.srs1.ntfo.org         29  12   67m     -0.191      0.524  -5367us   780us
vps5.ctyme.com             16  11   48m     -0.175      0.624  -1510us   483us
 
---- sensors
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 171 Sep 19 14:03 /etc/sensors.d/draws
rpi_volt-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
in0:              N/A
 
ads1015-i2c-1-48
Adapter: bcm2835 I2C adapter
+12V:         +0.00 V
in5:          +2.60 V
User ADC 1:   +0.00 V
User ADC 2:   +0.00 V
 
 
---- throttle
temp=47.2'C
throttled=0x0
 
---- locale
Locale country codes consistent among WiFi cfg file, iw reg & X11: US
core_config.sh has been run 1 time(s)


I am close but I have no prior APRS experience or HAM experience for that matter and no one locally available to troubleshoot with right now.

Any insights, corrections, help would be much appreciated.

KO4BCZ


Re: Nixtracker

 

So very happy and excited with this functionality. Thanks to Basil for picking up Dantracker and running with it.

David, Ke7rgp 


Re: Nixtracker

 

Thanks Basil,

That worked perfectly. I know have the Sats window populated properly and everything else seems to be working as well. Makes  nice addition to the system.

Thanks again for all your help!

Rich, KR4PI


Re: XASTIR unable to start interface

Charles Blackburn <wx4cb@...>
 

you shouldn't be running suid root. they put that in ther to work around a permissions issue which is what is the underlying factor.

i'm not at home right now (omw to hamcation) to check mine, but as long as the devices and the program are in the same user group you can 775 them and there shouldn't be an issue with permissions.

I have all my stuff in a "radio" group along with the users and have no issues.

charlie

On 2/7/2020 7:34 PM, jgindc1@... wrote:
Basil,

I tried the first, setuid solution. Also worked like a charm.

As always, many thanks for your support.

John KM7LJ

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 4:04 PM Basil Gunn <@basil860> wrote:

Hi John,

Two solutions
First it is mentioned in the Xastir INSTALL file and in their FAQ

https://xastir.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#I_run_Xastir_under_Linux.2C_and_try_to_set_up_an_ax25_device.2C_but_get_a_.22Hard_Fail.22_error_on_the_interface._There_is_a_.22permission_denied.22_error_in_the_terminal_from_which_I_started_Xastir
.
that to use AX.25 the xastir run time file must be setuid.

sudo su
cd /usr/local/bin
chmod u+s xastir

After the xastir binary permissions should look like this:
ls -al
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 1178192 Jan 6 13:34 xastir

Also you could try using Xaster interface AGWPE localhost:8000.

I will add this to the Xastir install script.
/Basil n7nix

jgindc1@... writes:

Basil,

Now with XASTIR running I am attempting to set up the interface with
DRAWS via Interface Control:
Interface type AX25 TNC, and AX.25 Device Name udr0.

Interface START has no effect, the interface remains DOWN. I have tried
moving the radio (FT-817) mini-DIN connector to the DRAWS right mini-DIN
and set the AX.25 Device Name to udr1. This interface also does not START.
I have checked that.
1. Direwolf and AX25 are running (ax25-status)
2. APRS packets are being received successfully (tail -f
/var/log/direwolf/direwolf.log)
3. APRS position beacon sent ok (verified with aprsfi).

Again, I have had XASTIR operating successfully using the same XASTIR
interface setup with earlier versions of the Compass image.
I wonder if there is some other parameter(s) that I have forgotten about.

Thankls,
John KM7LJ


Re: XASTIR unable to start interface

jgindc1@...
 

Basil,

I tried the first, setuid solution. Also worked like a charm.

As always, many thanks for your support.

John KM7LJ

On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 4:04 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Hi John,

Two solutions
First it is mentioned in the Xastir INSTALL file and in their FAQ
https://xastir.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#I_run_Xastir_under_Linux.2C_and_try_to_set_up_an_ax25_device.2C_but_get_a_.22Hard_Fail.22_error_on_the_interface._There_is_a_.22permission_denied.22_error_in_the_terminal_from_which_I_started_Xastir.
that to use AX.25 the xastir run time file must be setuid.

sudo su
cd /usr/local/bin
chmod u+s xastir

After the xastir binary permissions should look like this:
ls -al
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 1178192 Jan  6 13:34 xastir

Also you could try using Xaster interface AGWPE localhost:8000.

I will add this to the Xastir install script.
/Basil n7nix

jgindc1@... writes:

> Basil,
>
> Now with XASTIR running I am attempting to set up the interface with DRAWS via Interface Control:
>
> Interface type AX25 TNC, and AX.25 Device Name udr0.
>
> Interface START has no effect, the interface remains DOWN. I have tried moving the radio (FT-817) mini-DIN connector to the DRAWS right mini-DIN and set the AX.25 Device Name to udr1. This interface also does not START.
>
> I have checked that.
> 1. Direwolf and AX25 are running (ax25-status)
> 2. APRS packets are being received successfully (tail -f /var/log/direwolf/direwolf.log)
> 3. APRS position beacon sent ok (verified with aprsfi).
>
> Again, I have had XASTIR operating successfully using the same XASTIR interface setup with earlier versions of the Compass image.
>
> I wonder if there is some other parameter(s) that I have forgotten about.
>
> Thankls,
> John KM7LJ




Re: XASTIR unable to start interface

Basil Gunn
 

Hi John,

Two solutions
First it is mentioned in the Xastir INSTALL file and in their FAQ
https://xastir.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#I_run_Xastir_under_Linux.2C_and_try_to_set_up_an_ax25_device.2C_but_get_a_.22Hard_Fail.22_error_on_the_interface._There_is_a_.22permission_denied.22_error_in_the_terminal_from_which_I_started_Xastir.
that to use AX.25 the xastir run time file must be setuid.

sudo su
cd /usr/local/bin
chmod u+s xastir

After the xastir binary permissions should look like this:
ls -al
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 1178192 Jan 6 13:34 xastir

Also you could try using Xaster interface AGWPE localhost:8000.

I will add this to the Xastir install script.
/Basil n7nix

jgindc1@... writes:

Basil,

Now with XASTIR running I am attempting to set up the interface with DRAWS via Interface Control:

Interface type AX25 TNC, and AX.25 Device Name udr0.

Interface START has no effect, the interface remains DOWN. I have tried moving the radio (FT-817) mini-DIN connector to the DRAWS right mini-DIN and set the AX.25 Device Name to udr1. This interface also does not START.

I have checked that.
1. Direwolf and AX25 are running (ax25-status)
2. APRS packets are being received successfully (tail -f /var/log/direwolf/direwolf.log)
3. APRS position beacon sent ok (verified with aprsfi).

Again, I have had XASTIR operating successfully using the same XASTIR interface setup with earlier versions of the Compass image.

I wonder if there is some other parameter(s) that I have forgotten about.

Thankls,
John KM7LJ


XASTIR unable to start interface

jgindc1@...
 

Basil,

Now with XASTIR running I am attempting to set up the interface with DRAWS via Interface Control:

   Interface type AX25 TNC, and  AX.25 Device Name  udr0.

Interface START has no effect, the interface remains DOWN.  I have tried moving the radio (FT-817) mini-DIN connector to the DRAWS  right mini-DIN and set the AX.25 Device Name to udr1. This interface also does not START.

I have checked that.
  1. Direwolf and AX25 are running (ax25-status)
  2. APRS packets are being received successfully (tail -f  /var/log/direwolf/direwolf.log)
  3. APRS position beacon sent ok (verified with aprsfi).

Again, I have had XASTIR operating successfully using the same XASTIR interface setup with earlier versions of the Compass image.

I wonder if there is some other parameter(s) that I have forgotten about.

Thankls,
John KM7LJ



Re: Nixtracker

 

Just remember, if gpsd is running and connected to /dev/ttySC0 then you should access it via the gpsd socket.  If you are going direct to /dev/ttysSC0 then gpsd should be stopped.

On Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 3:31 PM David Lowry <huskyrunnr@...> wrote:
Thank you, that works. One less cable!



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: Nixtracker

 

Thank you, that works. One less cable!


Re: Compass image V15, XASTIR, Missing Library?

jgindc1@...
 

Basil,

Library install worked like a charm, may thanks for replying so quickly

John KM7LJ

On Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 1:53 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Hi John,

> With version 15 I am unable to load XASTIR, either via the XASTIR
> desktop icon, or invoking directly from the folder
> /usr/local/bin. Using the desktop icon the busy icon appears for
> approximately 20 seconds, then nothing. The direct approach serves up
> the following error:
>
> error while loading shared libraries: libgeotiff.so.2
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Not sure why this library is missing. It is spelled out in the xs_install.sh
script.

To fix do this:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgeotiff-dev

To be safe I would install all the packages required by Xastir maps.
sudo apt-get install shapelib libshp-dev libgeotiff-dev libwebp-dev libgraphicsmagick1-dev

> Thus, am I correct in assuming image v15 is missing a library, and if
> so how do I find the correct package(s) and load/install?
>
> Thanks for all the hard work you put in to supporting DRAWS/RPi.
>
> John KM7LJ




Re: Nixtracker

Ruben .
 

I'm a bit late in this discussion, but if you're looking for a quick and sure way to set up a hotspot on a DRAWS image try KM4ACK's youtube video. His scripts do all the work.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMT-0mz1lkI 


Re: Compass image V15, XASTIR, Missing Library?

Basil Gunn
 

Hi John,

With version 15 I am unable to load XASTIR, either via the XASTIR
desktop icon, or invoking directly from the folder
/usr/local/bin. Using the desktop icon the busy icon appears for
approximately 20 seconds, then nothing. The direct approach serves up
the following error:

error while loading shared libraries: libgeotiff.so.2
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Not sure why this library is missing. It is spelled out in the xs_install.sh
script.

To fix do this:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgeotiff-dev

To be safe I would install all the packages required by Xastir maps.
sudo apt-get install shapelib libshp-dev libgeotiff-dev libwebp-dev libgraphicsmagick1-dev

Thus, am I correct in assuming image v15 is missing a library, and if
so how do I find the correct package(s) and load/install?

Thanks for all the hard work you put in to supporting DRAWS/RPi.

John KM7LJ


Re: Nixtracker

Basil Gunn
 

Thanks for trying out nixtracker

I have Nixtracker running on my pi 3b with draws hat installed. I have
two radios connected. UDR0 is attached to a radio on our local packet
freq and runs a Winlink Gateway. UDR1 is connected to a radio on our
local aprs freq.
I am able to see aprs info on the Nixtracker on
another machine.
Great!

However in the Sats window I have Zero sats. the
window reports nodata. gpsd is running on the Pi and has a good
lock.
Link following is the commit for zero sats problem fixed for the DRAWS
gps device about 10 days ago.

https://github.com/n7nix/nixtracker/commit/15ec32a5c05a3e7aa84d5defcae1abe26177c4f5


Below are the instructions for updating the nixtracker source. I will
have a script that does this by the end of the day. Also make sure the
port = line in the [gps] section is commented out in the nixtracker
config file.


The change is in a C file so you will need to get the new file and
rebuild. In the config file /etc/tracker/aprs_tracker.ini make sure
in the [gps] section that 'port =' line is commented out like this:

#port = /dev/ttyUSB0

To get new source file, rebuild & install.

cd
cd dev/nixtracker
git pull
make
cp aprs ~/bin
cd
cd bin
sudo ./tracker-down
sudo cp ~/dev/nixtracker/aprs /usr/local/bin
sudo ./tracker-up

The nixtracker web page should display an 1006 error, you should be able
to refresh the page & have the tracker running again.

/Basil n7nix

I read in this forum that there is something that needs to be
done to make this work but it appears those instructions were taken
offline.

The other question I have is there a way in the MSG tab to select
which port on draws the aprs message goes out?
When an ax.25 app (like nixtracker) starts up it binds to an ax.25
socket which requires a physical port. So there is no easy way to select
a port other than changing the 'port =' parameter in the [ax25] section
in the nixtracker config file & restarting the app.


Compass image V15, XASTIR, Missing Library?

jgindc1@...
 

Basil,

I have recently returned to working with DRAWS and RPi.

In earlier image versions I had been able to load XASTIR (via the desktop icon) without any issues.

With version 15 I am unable to load XASTIR, either via the XASTIR desktop icon, or invoking  directly from the folder /usr/local/bin. Using the desktop icon the busy icon appears for approximately 20 seconds, then nothing. The direct approach serves up the following error:

   error while loading shared libraries: libgeotiff.so.2
   cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I used sudo find / -name "libgeotiff*" with result of nothing found.

Using an earlier image version 13 which loads XASTIR, sudo find / -name "libgeotiff*" produced much output:

pi@draws:~ $ sudo find / -name "libgeotiff*"
/usr/share/doc/libgeotiff2
/usr/share/doc/libgeotiff-dev
/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libgeotiff.so
/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libgeotiff.so.2
/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libgeotiff.so.2.1.2
/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libgeotiff.a
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied
/var/cache/apt/archives/libgeotiff-dev_1.4.2-2+b1_armhf.deb
/var/cache/apt/archives/libgeotiff2_1.4.2-2+b1_armhf.deb
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgeotiff2:armhf.symbols
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgeotiff2:armhf.triggers
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgeotiff2:armhf.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgeotiff2:armhf.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgeotiff2:armhf.shlibs
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgeotiff-dev:armhf.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgeotiff-dev:armhf.md5sums
find: ‘/proc/732/task/732/net’: Invalid argument
find: ‘/proc/732/net’: Invalid argument
find: ‘/proc/1457/task/1457/net’: Invalid argument
find: ‘/proc/1457/net’: Invalid argument
pi@draws:~ $

Thus, am I correct in assuming image v15 is missing a library, and if so how do I find the correct package(s) and load/install?

Thanks for all the hard work you put in to supporting DRAWS/RPi.

John KM7LJ


Re: Nixtracker

Jim Erickson
 

Someone else smarter than me will chime in I’m sure, but for the DRAWS hat, the GPS is located at /dev/ttySC0

I’m not familiar with the Nixtracker, though I am interested.  It looks like your gpsd is correct:

CGroup: /system.slice/gpsd.service
           └─519 /usr/local/sbin/gpsd -n /dev/ttySC0 /dev/pps0

There must be a config for Nixtracker to point it at GPS?  In which case /dev/ttySC0 is where the GPS is located, at least for the DRAWS hat.

------
73,
Jim
VA7SHG - Phone
VE7TGZ/VA7TGZ - Other

On Feb 6, 2020, at 12:17, Rich KR4PI <rich.schnieders@...> wrote:

In trying to figure out why the gps is not reporting the info to nixtracker I entered
"sudo systemctl status gpsd" and the result I received is:

gpsd.service - GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/gpsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-02-06 15:09:24 EST; 48s ago
  Process: 511 ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/gpsd $GPSD_OPTIONS $OPTIONS $DEVICES (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 519 (gpsd)
    Tasks: 3 (limit: 2200)
   Memory: 1.4M
   CGroup: /system.slice/gpsd.service
           └─519 /usr/local/sbin/gpsd -n /dev/ttySC0 /dev/pps0
 
Feb 06 15:09:24 Draws systemd[1]: Starting GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon...
Feb 06 15:09:24 Draws systemd[1]: Started GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon.
Feb 06 15:09:26 Draws gpsd[519]: gpsd:ERROR: response: {"class":"ERROR","message":"No such device as /dev/ttyUSB0"}\x0d\x0a

when I try to cat/Dev/tty/USB0 I receive 
cat: /Dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory

any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, 
Rich, KR4PI


Re: Nixtracker

 

In trying to figure out why the gps is not reporting the info to nixtracker I entered
"sudo systemctl status gpsd" and the result I received is:

gpsd.service - GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/gpsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-02-06 15:09:24 EST; 48s ago
  Process: 511 ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/gpsd $GPSD_OPTIONS $OPTIONS $DEVICES (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 519 (gpsd)
    Tasks: 3 (limit: 2200)
   Memory: 1.4M
   CGroup: /system.slice/gpsd.service
           └─519 /usr/local/sbin/gpsd -n /dev/ttySC0 /dev/pps0
 
Feb 06 15:09:24 Draws systemd[1]: Starting GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon...
Feb 06 15:09:24 Draws systemd[1]: Started GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon.
Feb 06 15:09:26 Draws gpsd[519]: gpsd:ERROR: response: {"class":"ERROR","message":"No such device as /dev/ttyUSB0"}\x0d\x0a

when I try to cat/Dev/tty/USB0 I receive 
cat: /Dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory

any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, 
Rich, KR4PI


Re: Nixtracker

 

Good afternoon all,

I have Nixtracker running on my pi 3b with draws hat installed. I have two radios connected. UDR0 is attached to a radio on our local packet freq and runs a Winlink Gateway. UDR1 is connected to a radio on our local aprs freq. I am able to see aprs info on the Nixtracker on another machine. However in the Sats window I have Zero sats. the window reports nodata. gpsd is running on the Pi and has a good lock. I read in this forum that there is something that needs to be done to make this work but it appears those instructions were taken offline.

The other question I have is there a way in the MSG tab to select which port on draws the aprs message goes out?

Thanks for all the help!

Rich, KR4PI


Re: Problems with Winlink handshaking on VHF and no power to transmitter on HF

Dave Christensen
 

I hooked up my Pi3B+ to a Signalink and ran FLDigi, JS8Call, and Direwolf and measured the audio drive levels on transmit.  They were all within 20 mV of each other so the USB Audio Codec (Signalink) is being handled differently than the DRAWS interface for some reason.  I don't know if this simplifies or complicates this issue.


Re: TS-480 Interface #wsjt-x #kenwood #flrig

Charles Blackburn <wx4cb@...>
 

not using a draws yet, but i am using ham radio deluxe on my laptop and i have the settings as below, just remember for it to accept out of the data port, you need to tell it specifically to use the correct TX cat command (there's two). as per page 21 of the command manual: https://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/ts_480/pdf/ts_480_pc.pdf

IIRC it's TX1

TX - Sets the transceiver in TX mode.
Parameters: P1 0: Normal (SEND) transmission using MIC input
1: DTS transmission using ANI input
2: TX Tune transmission

If no P1 parameter is specified, P1=0 is used.

radio: HRD

PTT: CAT

TX Audio Source Rear/Data

ModeL None

Split: None


hope this helps

charlie

On 2/5/2020 12:00 AM, Jonathan Visser via Groups.Io wrote:
I am working to test WSJT-s on the latest image of DRAWS image.

I have connected a USB to serial adapter plugged in to the COM port on the radio and have a DIN cable between the UDC0 and the data port on the radio.   I have configured FLRIG and I have seemingly full control of the radio.  I have the ability to transmit and the tune button will tune the antenna.

WSJT-X is configured using FLDIGI as the transmitter.  I can see the waterfalls and the messages are decoded.  I can change the frequency of the radio through WSJT-X.  Th issue I am trying to figure out is WSJT-X will not transmit.  If you press the tune button or enable TX the radio never keys up.  I am sure I am missing something basic, and was hoping someone could point me in the correct direction.

Thanks,
Jonathan N9TJX