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Re: no transmit #wsjt-x

Rob Lapham
 

and as requested I checked pin on at 50 mv setting no audio, receive work fine

Rob k6jus


Re: no transmit #wsjt-x

Rob Lapham
 

last post I had no audio I checked with an o scope and posted the settings and it seams like looked at my settings to see if I missed something.
receive works the radio work with my signal link so I would think its not the radio.  


Re: no transmit #wsjt-x

 

Hi Rob,

I’ve been tied up with moving both my home and the office. Internet has been hit and miss.

I’ll take care of your refund in the morning.

Thanks,
Bryan K7UDR


Re: no transmit #wsjt-x

Basil Gunn
 

well all went quiet
The last post had you output a tone on the right & left channels of
DRAWS hat. Did you hear the tone on another radio? Did you check both
channels with your o-scope?

You mentioned that you didn't see/hear any audio on mDin6 pin 3. That
pin is PTT you should see it change state at the beginning & end of
measure_deviate.sh script. Please check pin 1 of the mDin6 connector for
the audio tone.

I guess ill dispute with paypal
Perhaps just do a return request with NW Digital Radio.

/Basil


Re: no transmit #wsjt-x

Rob Lapham
 

I sent a message yesterday morning and this morning and got no responce


Re: no transmit #wsjt-x

 

What?  Why a dispute, just contact sales@... if you have a return request.

On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 4:56 PM Rob Lapham <ke6jus@...> wrote:
well all went quiet
I guess ill dispute   with paypal 



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: no transmit #wsjt-x

Rob Lapham
 

well all went quiet
I guess ill dispute   with paypal 


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Frank Ivan
 

Hi Edd,

I tried doing the expand and then changing the system name, the password, set ssh and vnc, set the timezone to Denver, and connected to my wifi.  GPSMON was still working.  Rebooted and GPSMON was still working.  This on a pi3b+ and a pi4.

Do you have an old or new DRAWS hat?  The old ones have the gps port next to the radio ports.  The new ones have the port on the end of the card.

When GPSMON is broken what does aplay -l show?

You might try commenting out the dtoverlay= line in /boot/config.txt.

Let me know what you find.

73 - Frank - K0FEI


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Frank Ivan
 

Hi Edd,

That is useful information.  I'll look at it as well this evening after work.  As long as the interface to the hardware is working then it may be gpsd is getting confused with the time change.  I pretty much operate my ham related computers on UTC, but of course you should be able to use any timezone you like.

There are some commands you can send to see what is going on if you like
sudo systemctl status gpsd will show any errors that happened when the process started and if it is running.

You might also want to look at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/DRAWS™%3A-Setup-GPSD-for-Time-and--Position NW Digital's documentation.

73 - Frank - K0FEI


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Edward Seeliger
 

Frank, I reimaged the SD card from your (original) file and it again boots. I expanded the file system (raspi-config opt 7 Advanced,  option A1 expand file system) and rebooted. Yes GPSMON runs as it should.
I then changed the RPi  name and password, changed my locale and time zone, and enabled SSH and VNC and rebooted. GPSMON no longer works.
This is on an RPi 3B+, not an RPI 4.
So changing settings still upsets GPSD / GPSMON functions and is unrelated to expanding the file system or updating with N7NIXs update scripts. I have not explored further.
Edd - KD5M


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Frank Ivan
 

Whoops - Auto Correct got the better of me - it is sudo raspi-config.

73 - Frank - K0FEI


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Frank Ivan
 

Hi Guys,

I have re-uploaded the image as the .gz file that Etcher will transfer to a SD card.

You will want to expand the file system first thing - sudo rasps-config then select option 7 - Advanced and then use Option A1 - Expand Filesystem.

Beware of using any of the configuration or update scripts in the n7nix directory.  They have not been updated for Buster and may copy over something and break it.  Hopefully NW Digital will do an official release on Buster and for the Pi4.

Oh - Draws-Manager is installed.  Just open localhost:8080 in the browser and it should pop up.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i21qtsn7c9pwx19/Buster-Draws-2019-09-03.gz?dl=0

Let me know how it goes.

73 - Frank - K0FEI


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Frank Ivan
 

Hi Edd,

It may have been better to have not run the prog_refresh.sh script.  I am not sure what it does and those scripts have not been changed to reflect Buster and the drivers being a part of Raspbian instead of being built from source in n7nix directory.  The scripts in hfprogs are safe -  hf_verchk.sh will tell you the installed version of the digital programs like wsjtx and what version is available.

My GPSMON is working fine after expanding the card.  Try flashing the SD card again and expand it first thing.  Are you using the sudo raspi-config and then option 7 - Advanced Option then A1 - Expand Filesystem?  After that reboot and check GPSMON.

73 - Frank - K0FEI


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Edward Seeliger
 

I apologize - I deleted my message that started these comments once I realized the .xz file was compressed. I used 7-zip to uncompress it (internet search told me how). Etcher loads the resulting .img file without errors or  problems and it does boot on my RPi 3 B+ with DRAWS attached. aplay -l shows the URDC card. Using N7NIX's update process (prog_refresh.sh) updates the scripts and shows all the programs are at current versions.
My other test is to run GPSMON to verify that GPSD and the GPS are working. When I first used the image, GPSMON worked. But after I expanded the image for my 32GB card, GPSMON no longer works. GPSD starts but does not allow GPSMON to work.
I have no clue why after expanding the image GPSD/GPSMON no longer works - I ran N7NIX's gp_install.sh script but that did not fix the problems.
I did not try any other programs.
Suggestions are welcome - I do have my own image that works and is fully expanded.
Edd - KD5M


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Mitch Winkle
 

zip definitely works, i did that yesterday.

On 9/3/19 9:33 PM, Frank Ivan via Groups.Io wrote:
Well darn.

It seems this taring it to an .xz file was not compatible with Etcher.

You can uncompress the .xz file (tar -xJf Buster-Draws-2019-09-01.xz) and flash the resulting .img file to the SD (I tested it and it works) or Ill send another message when the .gz file is uploaded to dropbox and you will be able to download that file and it will work with Etcher (again I have tested).

Sorry for the error.

73 - Frank - K0FEI


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Frank Ivan
 

Well darn.

It seems this taring it to an .xz file was not compatible with Etcher.

You can uncompress the .xz file (tar -xJf Buster-Draws-2019-09-01.xz) and flash the resulting .img file to the SD (I tested it and it works) or Ill send another message when the .gz file is uploaded to dropbox and you will be able to download that file and it will work with Etcher (again I have tested).

Sorry for the error.

73 - Frank - K0FEI


On Sep 3, 2019, at 6:12 PM, Edward Seeliger <eseeliger@...> wrote:

Good evening.
I downloaded this image this morning - Balena Etcher gives an error that there is no file system but allows it to be copied / loaded onto an SD card. I attempted to run it on an RPi 3B+ with DRAWS mounted on it but it does not boot - so Etcher is likely correct that it has no readable FS. My current image (v 4.14.98-v7+)  updated by N7NIX's process (prog_refresh.sh) runs without errors.
Edd - KD5M


Re: Buster Image with DRAWS software

Ryan W Leathers
 

Perhaps this helps... from the rasp-config documentation 

Advanced Options

Expand Filesystem

If you have installed Raspbian using NOOBS, the filesystem will have been expanded automatically. There may be a rare occasion where this is not the case, e.g. if you have copied a smaller SD card onto a larger one. In this case, you should use this option to expand your installation to fill the whole SD card, giving you more space to use for files. You will need to reboot the Raspberry Pi to make this available. Note that there is no confirmation: selecting the option begins the partition expansion immediately.


On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 8:12 PM Edward Seeliger <eseeliger@...> wrote:
Good evening.
I downloaded this image this morning - Balena Etcher gives an error that there is no file system but allows it to be copied / loaded onto an SD card. I attempted to run it on an RPi 3B+ with DRAWS mounted on it but it does not boot - so Etcher is likely correct that it has no readable FS. My current image (v 4.14.98-v7+)  updated by N7NIX's process (prog_refresh.sh) runs without errors.
Edd - KD5M


Re: [udrc] #draws Aluminum Case #draws

Brian Campbell <brian.cmp@...>
 

I think the early adopters case should be for the pi3 only, this is what I paid for. 

Now, if they ever redevelop them and then have them made, there will be unused holes that will look bad. 


Re: [udrc] #draws Aluminum Case #draws

Roderick Wayne Hart Sr.
 

I was beginning to think I would never see the case I ordered. Guess there is still hope.


Re: [udrc] #draws Aluminum Case #draws

Mike Watkins <mike.watkins@...>
 


On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 9:54 AM Chris - KC9AD <c.doutre@...> wrote:

If it’s any encouragement, many of run our systems without a case initially. Getting it running is part of the fun. To me, it’s simply magical to attach a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to that tiny system and see it come to life. And Ethernet, and VNC! 73.


Likewise. After doing some work on RPi4 to confirm there were no issues on Buster (on either the RPi3 or RPi4), I've moved my DRAWS / udrc hat to an unused RPi3 sitting in a little box above a shelf mounted older Icom radio; it's now on the air full time as a local APRS digipeater and IGate and will soon have a second radio providing service to a secondary "low power" APRS device frequency in our area.

Yes, I'd love a case. One user here noted 3D printing one; that might be an option I'll pursue. In the meantime, the device is being used.