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DRAWS power pigtail and UDRCII

TG9AOR
 

Good morning Bryan and the group. I wonder if this pigtail is compatible with my UDRCII. I tried to contact WB7FHC a long time ago (10+ months) but got no reply, I bought the plexiglass case from him but did not opt on the pigtail. Thanks.


Re: Early odopter power pigtail

Tim Huffaker
 

Hi Bryan,

My shipping address is below. I added a bit more information. 

14002 Earlwood DR SE
Huntsville, AL. 35803-2946

thank you,
Tim KM4ESU 


Re: Early odopter power pigtail

 

Hi Tim,

Please confirm your shipping address.

On Jul 1, 2021, at 6:16 AM, Tim Huffaker <thuffaker@...> wrote:

Bryan,

I never received the power pigtail.  I am sure you sipped it but I am thinking it got lost in the mail. Can you ship another and maybe share the part number.  

Thank you,
Tim KM4ESU 


Re: Early odopter power pigtail

Tim Huffaker
 
Edited

Bryan,

I never received the power pigtail.  I am sure you shipped it but I am thinking it got lost in the mail. Can you ship another and maybe share the part number.  

Thank you,
Tim KM4ESU


Re: Direwolf APRS Callsign

Basil Gunn
 

As far as aprx, do you have any good config references? It looked
rather complex at first glance from what I seen.
I've included my aprx config file at end of post.
There is also an exampe config in the APRX repo.
https://github.com/PhirePhly/aprx/blob/master/aprx.conf.in

Also just googled "aprx config file example" and it came back with some
other examples.

I think APRX has a pretty good manual.
https://thelifeofkenneth.com/aprx/aprx-manual.pdf

Re: "rather complex at first glance", I know what you mean. I don't set
up APRX that often so have to futz with the config file every time I do.

There is an install script in n7nix/aprx that I use that saves some time
for me that sets up systemd to auto start and a working log rotate
config. It also sets up a basic config file. You can look at it before
you install by searching for "CONFIG_NAME" in the
n7nix/aprx/aprx_install.sh file.

pi@aprx:~/n7nix/aprx $ ./aprx_install.sh -h
Usage: aprx_install.sh [-l][-c][-d][-g][-h]
-l Display local version of aprx
-c Display latest release version of aprx
-d Set DEBUG flag
-g | --gps verify gps is working
-h | --help Display this message


As a quick and dirty I used this as the PBEACON and it simulated it coming in on K5LVL-2
PBEACON sendto=R1 delay=0:30 every=5:00 symbol="igate" overlay=T zone=16R northing=3472459 easting=276266 comment="Powered by DRAWS"

When I used the setup scripts it created K5LVL-1 & 2
Thanks, seems like a bug, I will have a look at it after Field Day.

for the direwolf.conf I wasn't aware that the MYCALL could be set to
the same for each channel?
I think that's probably a bad idea. I would use different SSIDs for
each MYCALL entry.

My aprx config file:

cat /etc/aprx.conf

```
mycall N7NIX-4

<interface>
callsign $mycall
ax25-device $mycall
tx-ok true
</interface>

<logging>
pidfile /var/run/aprx.pid
rflog /var/log/aprx/aprx-rf.log
aprxlog /var/log/aprx/aprx.log
</logging>

<aprsis>
login N7NIX
passcode 11164
server noam.aprs2.net 14580
filter r/48.484/-122.902/40 t/m
# Do not serve if more than 120km from this coordinate
# filter -r/48.484/-122.902/-120
filter b/N0CALL* r/48.484/-122.902/40
</aprsis>

<beacon>
beaconmode both
cycle-size 10m
beacon interface $mycall srccall $mycall symbol "I#" lat "4829.07N" lon "12254.13W" comment "Lopez Island 2m IGate N7NIX-4 - basil@pacabunga.com - check"
</beacon>

<digipeater>
transmitter $mycall
# ratelimit 60 120
# ratelimit 30 60
ratelimit 10 30
<source>
source $mycall
</source>
<source>
source APRSIS
relay-type third-party
filter r/48.484/-122.902/80 t/m
filter -t/st
via-path WIDE2-2
msg-path WIDE1-1
viscous-delay 5
ratelimit 240 480 # I raise this above defaults due to bursts
</source>
</digipeater>

<telemetry>
transmitter $mycall
via WIDE2-2
source $mycall
</telemetry>
```


Re: Direwolf APRS Callsign

@K5LVL
 

Thanks for all that info Basil.

As far as aprx, do you have any good config references?  It looked rather complex at first glance from what I seen.

As a quick and dirty I used this as the PBEACON and it simulated it coming in on K5LVL-2
PBEACON sendto=R1 delay=0:30 every=5:00 symbol="igate" overlay=T zone=16R northing=3472459 easting=276266 comment="Powered by DRAWS"

When I used the setup scripts it created K5LVL-1 & 2 for the direwolf.conf  I wasn't aware that the MYCALL could be set to the same for each channel?

Thanks.


Re: Direwolf APRS Callsign

Basil Gunn
 

Kyle,

For an APRS gateway I use aprx.
If you want to configure direwolf to use different SSIDs then:

# Run this to see what they are currently set at

grep -i "^mycall " /etc/direwolf.conf

If you initially configured direwolf with a SSID of 2 using the
configuration scripts then it should have made the left port an SSID of
2 & the right port 3.

Edit the direwolf config file /etc/direwolf.conf 'MYCALL ' entry to use
which ever SSID you want when using direwolf for APRS.

Other apps like paclink-unix for Winlink & Linux RMS Gateway are
configured to use SSID 0 or nothing for Winlink P2P connections and 10
for Winlink RMS Gateway.

The ssids configured in /etc/ax25/axports are for AX.25 apps only like
Winlink (paclink-unix) or aprx.

If it matters, I'm using the right channel which i believe is udr1.
Should I be using the udr0(left) port instead?
The configuration scripts default to using the left port as the primary
port.

If you want to test your ports out then look at these links:

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/docs/VERIFY_CONFIG.md#test-transmit
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/debug/README.md#using-beacon-test

Also checkout the following 2 beacon programs in n7nix/debug

cd
cd n7nix/debug

# Default SSID is 15
# Change the SSID or port (udr0, udr1) used by editing the SID & AX25PORT variables near top of script.

./beacmin.sh

./btest.sh
# Default SSID is 11 but can be changes with -s option

./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)
-g | --gps verify gps is working
-v | --verbose display verbose messages
-h | --help display this message



kylemcdonald87@gmail.com writes:

I have done the intial setup and my plans are to use my board for an
APRS and RMS gateway. During the initial setup when it asks for a
ssid for direwolf APRS, I put in 2. My issue comes from the SSID
reported to aprs.fi. It puts me on the map as K5LVL-1 instead of the
-2.

These are the only changes I've made to direwolf.conf

#Changed this to enable an internet beacon to aprs
PBEACON sendto=IG delay=0:30 every=60:00 symbol="igate" overlay=T lat=31^21.54N long=089^21.8W

#Changed this to 1 instead of 0 so it will transmit on the right side port(udr1)
IGTXVIA 1 WIDE1-1

If it matters, I'm using the right channel which i believe is udr1. Should I be using the udr0(left) port instead?

I've looked at axports and it looks like the left port(udr0) is supposed to be for Winlink(RMS Gateway).
# /usr/local/etc/ax25/axports
#
# The format of this file is:
#portname callsign speed paclen window description
udr0 K5LVL-10 9600 255 2 Winlink port
udr1 K5LVL-2 9600 255 2 Direwolf port


Direwolf APRS Callsign

@K5LVL
 

I have done the intial setup and my plans are to use my board for an APRS and RMS gateway.  During the initial setup when it asks for a ssid for direwolf APRS, I put in 2.  My issue comes from the SSID reported to aprs.fi.  It puts me on the map as K5LVL-1 instead of the -2.

These are the only changes I've made to direwolf.conf

#Changed this to enable an internet beacon to aprs
PBEACON sendto=IG delay=0:30 every=60:00 symbol="igate" overlay=T lat=31^21.54N long=089^21.8W


#Changed this to 1 instead of 0 so it will transmit on the right side port(udr1)
IGTXVIA 1 WIDE1-1


If it matters, I'm using the right channel which i believe is udr1.  Should I be using the udr0(left) port instead? 

I've looked at axports and it looks like the left port(udr0) is supposed to be for Winlink(RMS Gateway).
# /usr/local/etc/ax25/axports
#
# The format of this file is:
#portname       callsign        speed   paclen  window  description
udr0        K5LVL-10            9600    255     2       Winlink port
udr1        K5LVL-2             9600    255     2       Direwolf port


Re: current_image not found #install #draws

Basil Gunn
 

Thanks. The download file name was changed by mistake.
The correct file name on the download server now matches what is in the
"Getting Started" Guide wiki.
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/8921

wget http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.xz

Richard Gilbert via groups.io <rpgilbert1=verizon.net@groups.io> writes:

Making fresh install on Pi 4. Received this error:

wget http://images.nwdigitalradio.com/downloads/current_image.img.xz
--2021-06-14 11:36:19-- http://images.nwdigitalradio.com/downloads/current_image.img.xz
Resolving images.nwdigitalradio.com (images.nwdigitalradio.com)... 184.168.131.241
Connecting to images.nwdigitalradio.com (images.nwdigitalradio.com)|184.168.131.241|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.img.xz [following]
--2021-06-14 11:36:19-- http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.img.xz
Resolving nwdig.net (nwdig.net)... 173.203.212.50
Connecting to nwdig.net (nwdig.net)|173.203.212.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2021-06-14 11:36:19 ERROR 404: Not Found.

What is happening here? Previous install went through no bumps, no bruises.

Richard
KI5EVJ



Re: current_image not found #install #draws

KI5EVJ - Richard
 

Yes! Thanks
Richard 


On Jun 14, 2021, at 1:15 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 10:37 AM Richard Gilbert via groups.io <rpgilbert1=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Making fresh install on Pi 4. Received this error:

Connecting to images.nwdigitalradio.com (images.nwdigitalradio.com)|184.168.131.241|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Resolving nwdig.net (nwdig.net)... 173.203.212.50
Connecting to nwdig.net (nwdig.net)|173.203.212.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2021-06-14 11:36:19 ERROR 404: Not Found.

What is happening here? Previous install went through no bumps, no bruises.

Richard
KI5EVJ



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE / WRJT-215

 


Re: current_image not found #install #draws

 

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 10:37 AM Richard Gilbert via groups.io <rpgilbert1=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Making fresh install on Pi 4. Received this error:

Connecting to images.nwdigitalradio.com (images.nwdigitalradio.com)|184.168.131.241|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Resolving nwdig.net (nwdig.net)... 173.203.212.50
Connecting to nwdig.net (nwdig.net)|173.203.212.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2021-06-14 11:36:19 ERROR 404: Not Found.

What is happening here? Previous install went through no bumps, no bruises.

Richard
KI5EVJ



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE / WRJT-215

 


current_image not found #install #draws

KI5EVJ - Richard
 

Making fresh install on Pi 4. Received this error:

wget http://images.nwdigitalradio.com/downloads/current_image.img.xz
--2021-06-14 11:36:19--  http://images.nwdigitalradio.com/downloads/current_image.img.xz
Resolving images.nwdigitalradio.com (images.nwdigitalradio.com)... 184.168.131.241
Connecting to images.nwdigitalradio.com (images.nwdigitalradio.com)|184.168.131.241|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.img.xz [following]
--2021-06-14 11:36:19--  http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.img.xz
Resolving nwdig.net (nwdig.net)... 173.203.212.50
Connecting to nwdig.net (nwdig.net)|173.203.212.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2021-06-14 11:36:19 ERROR 404: Not Found.

What is happening here? Previous install went through no bumps, no bruises.

Richard
KI5EVJ


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

Basil Gunn
 

Thanks Basil! I will give it a try.

Sorry for the confusion, I copied the script from an earlier message in this thread.
No problem Mike.

I'm building a raft for my pond today so I may not be able to respond
till later this PM.

Mike K6AJ


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

Mike Kelley
 

Thanks Basil!  I will give it a try.


 Sorry for the confusion, I copied the script from an earlier message in this thread.  

Mike K6AJ


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

Basil Gunn
 

how do I configure WSJT-X, JS8 CALL and FLDIGi to use the script to
key the radio?
Look at this document:

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/docs/DRAWS_CONFIG_HF.md

wsjt-x

Set serial device (-r) & baud rate (-s) for your setup.
rigctld-wsjtx -m 3011 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 19200 -P GPIO -p 23

JS8Call (You could also use rigctl I think)

-r selects right hand connector & gpio 23

/home/pi/bin/ptt_ctrl.sh -r %1

FLdigi

* Configuration->Rig->GPIO
* For right mDin6 connector
* Select BCM 23, check box =1


I wrote the Bash script as shown and named it ptt.sh.
I don't see your script the ptt control script I use is here:

https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/bin/ptt_ctrl.sh

You can find it on your RPi here:

~/n7nix/bin/ptt_ctrl.sh

ptt_ctrl.sh -h
Usage: ptt_ctrl.sh [-l][-r][-on][-off][-c][-h]
-l | --left Select left connector gpio
-r | --right Select right connector gpio
-on | on Turn selected gpio ON
-off | off Turn selected gpio OFF
-t | --toggle Toggle PTT state
-c | --check Check gpio state ie. read gpio
-d | --debug Turn debug on
-h display this message


Re: Icom 706MKIIG Setup #icom #ptt

Mike Kelley
 

I have been trying to setup my Raspberry Pi 4 with the DRAWS hat to operate an ICOM 706 MKIIG.  Receive and CAT control appears to work fine.  I am using the din cable and a CI-V cable.  I would like to control the transmit function using the GPIO. I am using the right port, pin 23.  I have manually toggled the transmitter on and off.  

I wrote the Bash script as shown and named it ptt.sh.   My question is how do I configure WSJT-X, JS8 CALL and FLDIGi to use the script to key the radio?

Mike, K6AJ


Re: DRAWS Turnkey Units

Dick Smith
 

On 6/10/21 10:46 AM, Bryan Hoyer wrote:
Raspberry Pi 3B+ with DRAWS Board Pre assembled in the Aluminum Case with a 32GB SD Card.
Includes 2 Mini DIN-6 Cables, GPS/LNA Antenna and a 5.5 X 2.1mm power pigtail.

73,
Bryan K7UDR
NW Digital Radio



On Jun 9, 2021, at 5:33 PM, Dick Smith <k4kqj@...> wrote:

What, exactly, is this Turnkey DRAWS?  Curiosity on my part.

Dick, w4rss



Thanks, Bryan.  Sounds intriguing.

Dick, W4RSS


Re: DRAWS Turnkey Units

 

Raspberry Pi 3B+ with DRAWS Board Pre assembled in the Aluminum Case with a 32GB SD Card.
Includes 2 Mini DIN-6 Cables, GPS/LNA Antenna and a 5.5 X 2.1mm power pigtail.

73,
Bryan K7UDR
NW Digital Radio



On Jun 9, 2021, at 5:33 PM, Dick Smith <k4kqj@...> wrote:

What, exactly, is this Turnkey DRAWS?  Curiosity on my part.

Dick, w4rss




Re: DRAWS Turnkey Units

Dick Smith
 

What, exactly, is this Turnkey DRAWS?  Curiosity on my part.

Dick, w4rss



Re: DRAWS Turnkey Units

Steve Stroh
 

Kudos, Bryan, on the Turnkey DRAWS!

That's quite a milestone!

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM Bryan Hoyer <bhhoyer@gmail.com> wrote:

The first units have been delivered locally. I personally went thru setup with each user and learned a lot about expectations.

We're making some changes to the image for a better user experience. We will start shipping the remainder of the back-log next week and will have all units shipped by the end of the month. If you have an order on the books please fill out the Google Sheet I sent to you last month.

Thanks for your incredible patience !

Bryan K7UDR
--
Steve Stroh (personal / general): stevestroh@gmail.com

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