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Re: DRAWS FT817 no TX audio

Basil Gunn
 

Look at the link below. It is what I used to get an FT-817 to work with
FLdigi.

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

Since you are using some HF digital mode you should stick with mDin6 pin
5 AFOUT. You configure DISC or AFOUT with your radio and alsa
configuration. They need to match each other.

Also search the messages in this group.
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/search?q=ft-817

/Basil n7nix

kenmyersglobal@... writes:

Back Again after a delay.
Ran FT817 .sh as suggested

Still the same 2 radios - ft817 and uBITXv6 (uBITX thinks it is a FT817 for WSJTX purposes)

Both radios work fine with another Pi USB audio RXTX perfect.

ON DH the Cat works great. FT817 has USB ct62, uBITX6 has direct USB

With the DH, RX great full decode. TX on wsjtx keys transmitter but no audio. (confirmed using another receiver - just low hum - full carrier)

Using a cable with pins 1,2,4,5 present. Cable Good.
Using DHmanager selecting FT817, and AF(pin5) no audio emitted. Sliding the gain didn't help.
Also tried pin4 DISC - still pure carrier.
Tried on both radios

Great for WSPR reporting but not for TX on any digital.


Re: URONODE and NODESEARCH

Basil Gunn
 

J P,
Sorry for the lag.

I am jealous that you are working on this as I'm trying to complete some
other things at the moment. I really want to get URONODE & LinFBB BBS up on my
packet infrastructure machine.

I think uronode is well maintained and their docs are more up-to-date
than what's in the n7nix uronode install script.

Let us know how you make out with setting up uronode and getting the
node search plugin to work.
/Basil


J P Watters via Groups.Io <kc9kko=mac.com@groups.io> writes:

Greetings Basil N7NIX,

If things go right tomorrow, I might try installing URONODE on the
image NW15.

I really would like to figure out how to run the nodesearch plugin.

Any advice would be appreciated. All in the hope of getting nodesearch
to spider crawl our packet network.

It would really be cool to be able to create a map with nodes on
it. http://yo2tm.ampr.org/ampr-map/


Re: DRAWS FT817 no TX audio

Ken Myers
 

Back Again after a delay.
Ran FT817 .sh as suggested

Still the same 2 radios - ft817 and uBITXv6 (uBITX thinks it is a FT817 for WSJTX purposes)

Both radios work fine with another Pi USB audio RXTX perfect.

ON DH the Cat works great. FT817 has USB ct62, uBITX6 has direct USB 

With the DH, RX great full decode. TX on wsjtx keys transmitter but no audio. (confirmed using another receiver - just low hum - full carrier)

Using a cable with pins 1,2,4,5 present.  Cable Good.
Using DHmanager selecting FT817, and AF(pin5) no audio emitted. Sliding the gain didn't help.
Also tried pin4 DISC - still pure carrier.
Tried on both radios

Great for WSPR reporting but not for TX on any digital.

I would be grateful of any more advice


Cheers Ken
VK4GC

 


Re: URONODE and NODESEARCH

J P Watters <kc9kko@...>
 

Greetings Basil N7NIX,

If things go right tomorrow, I might try installing URONODE on the image NW15.

I really would like to figure out how to run the nodesearch plugin.

Any advice would be appreciated. All in the hope of getting nodesearch to spider crawl our packet network.

It would really be cool to be able to create a map with nodes on it. http://yo2tm.ampr.org/ampr-map/


Re: DRAWS for sale #draws

Kk6qms
 

Hello- 
Thanks for your private emails. The package is sold. 
73
Clifford


Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

Stuart Longland VK4MSL
 

On 20/2/20 9:49 am, John McRae wrote:
I am going to make some cables, starting with CAT control.

What pins on the  L/R mini dins are for cat levels plaese?
None of them, there's a separate port on the DRAWS that gives you a
TTL-level UART serial port.

THAT, is what you want for doing CAT. Or you provide a separate cable
hooked up via USB.

I'll ultimately be doing something similar with mine: plan is to use a
RTL-SDR to scan for activity and use the CAT interface on my FT-857D to
switch the VFO to that frequency to give me dual-watch capabilities,
APRS and WiFi operation from my phone; as it would seem a FM/SSB set
capable of HF/VHF/UHF doesn't exist.
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Re: 12V DC draws hat supply?

 

No Red LED is unhappy power supply/

Measure the 5V Rail, I have seen issues with Pi4.

Bryan K7UDR

On Feb 24, 2020, at 1:15 AM, John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:

I guess i am on my own then.....

On 22/02/2020 2:27 pm, John McRae via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi guys.

I have connected a power supply to the draws hat, but when I switch the supply on,

the Pi does not 'start'.

the cooling fans are working, I see the GREEN LED on the Pi illuminated continually, and do not

see the RED LED illuminate at all.

why would that be? the Pi worked / works perfectly when powered from its USB power port.

Thank you

John, vk5po




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Re: 12V DC draws hat supply?

Gwen Patton
 

I would answer if I had one, John. I have my Draws hat, but I haven't tried putting it on a Pi yet. I've been waiting for the bugs to get squished first. Otherwise, I'd suggest that maybe responses over a weekend are probably going to take a while. Maybe the guys will chime in now that it's working hours.

73,
Gwen, NG3P

On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 4:15 AM John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:
I guess i am on my own then.....

On 22/02/2020 2:27 pm, John McRae via Groups.Io wrote:
>
> Hi guys.
>
> I have connected a power supply to the draws hat, but when I switch
> the supply on,
>
> the Pi does not 'start'.
>
> the cooling fans are working, I see the GREEN LED on the Pi
> illuminated continually, and do not
>
> see the RED LED illuminate at all.
>
> why would that be?   the Pi worked / works perfectly when powered from
> its USB power port.
>
> Thank you
>
> John, vk5po
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Re: 12V DC draws hat supply?

John McRae
 

I guess i am on my own then.....

On 22/02/2020 2:27 pm, John McRae via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi guys.

I have connected a power supply to the draws hat, but when I switch the supply on,

the Pi does not 'start'.

the cooling fans are working, I see the GREEN LED on the Pi illuminated continually, and do not

see the RED LED illuminate at all.

why would that be?   the Pi worked / works perfectly when powered from its USB power port.

Thank you

John, vk5po




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JF McRae, VK5PO/VK5SIX


12V DC draws hat supply?

John McRae
 

Hi guys.

I have connected a power supply to the draws hat, but when I switch the supply on,

the Pi does not 'start'.

the cooling fans are working, I see the GREEN LED on the Pi illuminated continually, and do not

see the RED LED illuminate at all.

why would that be?   the Pi worked / works perfectly when powered from its USB power port.

Thank you

John, vk5po


Re: How do I install JUST the draws drivers please?

Basil Gunn
 

I now need to ONLY INSTALL draws lib components to utilise the audio
codec and I/O
The draws driver is part of mainline Linux IF you are using a current
kernel.

See "Make your own Raspberry Pi image" here:
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/docs/DRAWS_CONFIG.md#make-your-own-raspberry-pi-image

Can I please have some advice on how to go about that.


How do I install JUST the draws drivers please?

John McRae
 

I am finally having some success with my Pi 4b

I ended up not using the NWDIG .img

So, having gotten fldigi working ok, Including CAT ctrl

I now need to ONLY INSTALL draws lib components to utilise the audio codec and I/O

Can I please have some advice on how to go about that.

Really appreciated in anticipation.

73. VK5PO

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Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

Eric KD7CAO <kd7cao@...>
 

I clicked on the link and that is where it is taking me to, the folder in screenshot.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 10:34 AM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

> Tried to click on that link but the file does not exist.

You are looking at the wrong group files location. You are in group main the
files are in group udrc. If you just click on the link John gave you:

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWSTech.pdf

it will bring up the schematic.
/Basil n7nix

Eric KD7CAO <kd7cao@...> writes:

> John,
>
> Tried to click on that link but the file does not exist. Here is a
> screenshot of the folder:
>
> [image: image.png]
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:59 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
>
>> https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWSTech.pdf  may help
>> as well.
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
>>
>>> CAT is not part of the mini din interface specification.





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Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

 

It looks like you went to the 'main' group for nw-digital-radio -- this file is in the files section of the udrc subgroup.  If your browser is logged into groups.io, you should just be able to click on the link.

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 8:17 AM Eric KD7CAO <kd7cao@...> wrote:
John,

Tried to click on that link but the file does not exist. Here is a screenshot of the folder:

image.png


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:59 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
CAT is not part of the mini din interface specification.  It was created as a standard long before CAT was popular.  

Most CAT control is done using USB to serial cables specific to the radio model and using the 4 USB ports on the Raspberry Pi.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:50 PM John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:

I am going to make some cables, starting with CAT control.

What pins on the  L/R mini dins are for cat levels plaese?

I will keep struggling with the software at a later stage.

It is all very muddy, as there is not a simple how to list that I can find.

The use of external interfacing is used by a lot of people trying to explain theur setups.

I just want to get the Draws /Pi up and running non remotely at first.

Without a basic how to, I feel a lot of hams like me will find it tedious etc, to get up and running.

It genuinely is quite confusing sorry to say.

I love the concept however, so am prepared to learn.

cheers guys.

73, John VK5PO




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Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

Basil Gunn
 

Tried to click on that link but the file does not exist.
You are looking at the wrong group files location. You are in group main the
files are in group udrc. If you just click on the link John gave you:

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWSTech.pdf

it will bring up the schematic.
/Basil n7nix

Eric KD7CAO <@KD7CAO> writes:

John,

Tried to click on that link but the file does not exist. Here is a
screenshot of the folder:

[image: image.png]


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:59 PM John D Hays - K7VE <@john_hays> wrote:

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWSTech.pdf may help
as well.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM John D. Hays <@john_hays> wrote:

CAT is not part of the mini din interface specification.


Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

Graham Auld
 

There is no CAT control on the DRAWS hat. The mini DINS are for the input/output of digital audio. You can attach two radios hence two connectors. CAT is done by a USB to CAT cable for your radio. You need to provide that cable.

I was totally lost until I found a great series of videos starting at https://youtu.be/u6wz2kZJ5Vo

These five videos take you calmly through setup step by step. That guy deserves a medal.

All the best

Graham - 2M0IJU


Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

Eric KD7CAO <kd7cao@...>
 

John,

Tried to click on that link but the file does not exist. Here is a screenshot of the folder:

image.png


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:59 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
CAT is not part of the mini din interface specification.  It was created as a standard long before CAT was popular.  

Most CAT control is done using USB to serial cables specific to the radio model and using the 4 USB ports on the Raspberry Pi.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:50 PM John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:

I am going to make some cables, starting with CAT control.

What pins on the  L/R mini dins are for cat levels plaese?

I will keep struggling with the software at a later stage.

It is all very muddy, as there is not a simple how to list that I can find.

The use of external interfacing is used by a lot of people trying to explain theur setups.

I just want to get the Draws /Pi up and running non remotely at first.

Without a basic how to, I feel a lot of hams like me will find it tedious etc, to get up and running.

It genuinely is quite confusing sorry to say.

I love the concept however, so am prepared to learn.

cheers guys.

73, John VK5PO




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Kingston, WA
K7VE

 



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K7VE

 



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DRAWS for sale #draws

Kk6qms
 

Hello- I have an unused DRAWS with a Pi3 and DRAWS image in orig USPS box and packaging. This has 2 radio cables and GPS antenna. I really do not have the time or ability at this point to use it so I would like to let it go. If interested in pics or coming up w a price please email me at kk6qms at arrl dot net.
Thanks.
Clifford
KK6QMS


Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

John McRae
 

cheers John.

I thought that was the case.

thanks for quick response!!!

73

On 20/02/2020 10:24 am, John D Hays - K7VE wrote:
CAT is not part of the mini din interface specification.  It was created as a standard long before CAT was popular.  

Most CAT control is done using USB to serial cables specific to the radio model and using the 4 USB ports on the Raspberry Pi.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:50 PM John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:

I am going to make some cables, starting with CAT control.

What pins on the  L/R mini dins are for cat levels plaese?

I will keep struggling with the software at a later stage.

It is all very muddy, as there is not a simple how to list that I can find.

The use of external interfacing is used by a lot of people trying to explain theur setups.

I just want to get the Draws /Pi up and running non remotely at first.

Without a basic how to, I feel a lot of hams like me will find it tedious etc, to get up and running.

It genuinely is quite confusing sorry to say.

I love the concept however, so am prepared to learn.

cheers guys.

73, John VK5PO




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Re: Just to be clear. What pins are for CAT?

Chris Metcalf
 

Related-ish, does the "Accessory Connector HDR-4X2M" connector have another standardized name if I wanted to source a connector for it? I currently have female header jumpers connected to it, but I'd like something more robust.


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:59 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM John D. Hays <john@...> wrote:
CAT is not part of the mini din interface specification.  It was created as a standard long before CAT was popular.  

Most CAT control is done using USB to serial cables specific to the radio model and using the 4 USB ports on the Raspberry Pi.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:50 PM John McRae <johnfmcrae.desktop@...> wrote:

I am going to make some cables, starting with CAT control.

What pins on the  L/R mini dins are for cat levels plaese?

I will keep struggling with the software at a later stage.

It is all very muddy, as there is not a simple how to list that I can find.

The use of external interfacing is used by a lot of people trying to explain theur setups.

I just want to get the Draws /Pi up and running non remotely at first.

Without a basic how to, I feel a lot of hams like me will find it tedious etc, to get up and running.

It genuinely is quite confusing sorry to say.

I love the concept however, so am prepared to learn.

cheers guys.

73, John VK5PO




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Kingston, WA
K7VE

 



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