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Re: No WSJT-X transmission with FT-891 #ft-891 #draws #ft-8 #wsjtx

Richard Waller <rewaller@...>
 

Have you looked at the output settings in draws manager and tried to adjust those? Have you confirmed that the audio settings are correct for transmit in the wsjt-x program? Lastly, have you adjusted the power output slider on the right side of the wsjt-x screen? Rick Ka4ohm.


On Jul 6, 2019, at 10:05 PM, Matt N7ROO <n7roo@...> wrote:

Hello,

I've been trying to set up my DRAWS and FT-891 to use FT8 via WSJT-X. I've been following the videos and settings from Julian and Steve, and can receive messages ok, however whenever I transmit the radio lights up but the power output meter never changes. Almost as if there is no data aside from the PTT notification being send from the DRAWS unit. 

If anyone has some insight on what may be causing this please let me know. Happy to run any commands / dump console outputs if it will help.

73
Matt N7ROO


Re: No WSJT-X transmission with FT-891 #ft-891 #draws #ft-8 #wsjtx

LA9KOA - Karl
 

Hi Matt.

Make sure the radio is getting the input from the 6-pin data port. I don't have a FT-891, but look into mode. Could be called USB-D, DIG or similar.
I've had similar problems were other radios got PTT over the DATA port, but still tried to transmit sound from the mic input.

Try whistling into the mic while WSJT-X keys your radio and look at the power meter then.

Are you able to receive and decode FT8 with your setup now?

Best,

Karl


No WSJT-X transmission with FT-891 #ft-891 #draws #ft-8 #wsjtx

Matt N7ROO
 

Hello,

I've been trying to set up my DRAWS and FT-891 to use FT8 via WSJT-X. I've been following the videos and settings from Julian and Steve, and can receive messages ok, however whenever I transmit the radio lights up but the power output meter never changes. Almost as if there is no data aside from the PTT notification being send from the DRAWS unit. 

If anyone has some insight on what may be causing this please let me know. Happy to run any commands / dump console outputs if it will help.

73
Matt N7ROO


Re: Raspberry Pi 4

la4rha@...
 

I have amended the document with the comments from John regarding the file. Have also added some comments about installing DRAWS Manager ("Follow the instructions at...")

/Lars - LA4RHA


Re: Raspberry Pi 4

la4rha@...
 

Thank you for the heads up, Basil !

/Lars - LA4RHA


Re: Raspberry Pi 4

 

One additional item, add the attached file to /etc/sensors.d 

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 9:20 AM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

While Anna's tlv320aic32x4 driver for DRAWS is in Raspbian kernel
4.19.50, all of her i2c timer patches are not yet in this kernel. From
Anna:

Check this directory for a clock entry marked as i2c_div in the output
/sys/kernel/debug/clk/clk_summary

I've done some preliminary testing with Raspbian 4.19.50 as well and so
far I haven't come across anything but be aware that all of Anna's
recent patches have not made it into the current Raspbian kernel.

/Basil n7nix


LA9KOA - Karl <oyoygard@...> writes:

> Annaliese's driver is included in kernel 4.19.50 that is shipped with Rasbian Buster.
>
> Sound and GPS on DRWS HAT confirmed working.
> See LA4RHA Lars' post for his worklog of how he set up his RPi4 with DRAWS.
>
> https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/message/3641





--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: Raspberry Pi 4

Basil Gunn
 

While Anna's tlv320aic32x4 driver for DRAWS is in Raspbian kernel
4.19.50, all of her i2c timer patches are not yet in this kernel. From
Anna:

Check this directory for a clock entry marked as i2c_div in the output
/sys/kernel/debug/clk/clk_summary

I've done some preliminary testing with Raspbian 4.19.50 as well and so
far I haven't come across anything but be aware that all of Anna's
recent patches have not made it into the current Raspbian kernel.

/Basil n7nix


LA9KOA - Karl <oyoygard@gmail.com> writes:

Annaliese's driver is included in kernel 4.19.50 that is shipped with Rasbian Buster.

Sound and GPS on DRWS HAT confirmed working.
See LA4RHA Lars' post for his worklog of how he set up his RPi4 with DRAWS.

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/message/3641


Re: Using the DRAWS hat with a Raspberry Pi 4 #yaac #replacecompass #draws #install #js8call

 

Lars,

Great work.  To your question, yes you should build fldigi and flrig from source.  

John


Re: Raspberry Pi 4

JT Croteau <jt.tobit@...>
 

Thanks for this early work Lars and Karl.  I've been trying to decide whether to go with the 4 now or get a e for my new build.

This early work is encouraging. 

N1ESE

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 09:20 LA9KOA - Karl <oyoygard@...> wrote:

Annaliese's driver is included in kernel 4.19.50 that is shipped with Rasbian Buster.

Sound and GPS on DRWS HAT confirmed working. 
See LA4RHA Lars' post for his worklog of how he set up his RPi4 with DRAWS.

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/message/3641

Best,

Karl


Re: Raspberry Pi 4

LA9KOA - Karl
 

Annaliese's driver is included in kernel 4.19.50 that is shipped with Rasbian Buster.

Sound and GPS on DRWS HAT confirmed working. 
See LA4RHA Lars' post for his worklog of how he set up his RPi4 with DRAWS.

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/message/3641

Best,

Karl


Using the DRAWS hat with a Raspberry Pi 4 #yaac #replacecompass #draws #install #js8call

la4rha@...
 

Hi all,

Not sure if this is the correct group, mods: please feel free to move this to another group if it belongs there !

LA9KOA Karl and I have started using our DRAWS on a Raspberry Pi 4. As of now we have WSJT-X, JS8Call, YAAC and Xastir working on the Raspbian Buster image. This has been through some basic tests with a Yaesu FT-891. There is still a lot to test, but so far it seems to be working quite well. YMMV

FLDigi is installed, but not yet tested

If you want to set this up yourselves, our notes/worklog is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wq-jNLXYuREIOcr0OVu1FxPNhDFGuCOu6dX5OQ2BVxA/edit?usp=sharing
Please be aware that this is a work in progress, so changes and alterations should be expected !

We appreciate any comments, both here, and in the google document

73, de
LA4RHA Lars


Re: piardopc?

Basil Gunn
 

I had piardopc working with arim on the original UDRC & UDRC II hats
about a year ago. Should work with DRAWS hat as well.

Set you gpio depending on which mDin6 connector you are using.
For a DRAWS hat left = gpio 12, right = gpio 23. Make sure that direwolf
is NOT running.

Command line I used:
./piardopc 8515 plughw:1,0 plughw:1,0 -p GPIO=23

Added this to .asoundrc

pcm.ARDOP {
type rate
slave {
pcm "hw:1,0"
rate 12000
}
}

I found that using arim was useful in getting piardopc going because of
its debug facilities.

https://www.whitemesa.net/arim/arim.html

/Basil n7nix


Re: piardopc?

km4ack
 

So I was looking in the wrong direction. PTT is controlled in Pat instead of piARDOPc. PTT is working. Will have to try and deal with audio tomorrow evening. The learning curve continues.


73,
Jason
KM4ACK
Find me on YouTube


Re: piardopc?

 

Try running as root (sudo), it may just be a permissions issue.

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 4:53 PM km4ack <jason.oleham@...> wrote:
installed pulse audio (no errors seen)

sudo systemctl enable pulseaudio
returns
Failed to enable unit: File pulseaudio.service: No such file or directory

Just for grins I ran

./piardopc -c GPIO=12 8515 plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0 plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0
Below are the results. Note the second line. Same results with GPIO=23

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ARDOPC Version 1.0.4.1i-BPQ
 GPIO=12 could not be opened
ARDOPC listening on port 8515
Capture Devices

Card 0, ID `ALSA', name `bcm2835 ALSA'

Card 1, ID `udrc', name `udrc'
  Device hw:1,0 ID `Universal Digital Radio Controller tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0', name `', 1 subdevices (1 available)
    2 channels,  sampling rate 8000..96000 Hz

Playback Devices

Card 0, ID `ALSA', name `bcm2835 ALSA'
  Device hw:0,0 ID `bcm2835 ALSA', name `bcm2835 ALSA', 7 subdevices (7 available)
    1..2 channels, sampling rate 8000..48000 Hz
  Device hw:0,1 ID `bcm2835 ALSA', name `bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI', 1 subdevices (1 available)
    2 channels,  sampling rate 44100..48000 Hz

Card 1, ID `udrc', name `udrc'
  Device hw:1,0 ID `Universal Digital Radio Controller tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0', name `', 1 subdevices (1 available)
    2 channels,  sampling rate 8000..96000 Hz

Opening Playback Device plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0 Rate 12000
Opening Capture Device plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0 Rate 12000
ARDOPC listening on port 8515
Input peaks = -856, 793
terminating on SIGINT



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Re: piardopc?

km4ack
 

installed pulse audio (no errors seen)

sudo systemctl enable pulseaudio
returns
Failed to enable unit: File pulseaudio.service: No such file or directory

Just for grins I ran

./piardopc -c GPIO=12 8515 plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0 plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0
Below are the results. Note the second line. Same results with GPIO=23

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ARDOPC Version 1.0.4.1i-BPQ
 GPIO=12 could not be opened
ARDOPC listening on port 8515
Capture Devices

Card 0, ID `ALSA', name `bcm2835 ALSA'

Card 1, ID `udrc', name `udrc'
  Device hw:1,0 ID `Universal Digital Radio Controller tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0', name `', 1 subdevices (1 available)
    2 channels,  sampling rate 8000..96000 Hz

Playback Devices

Card 0, ID `ALSA', name `bcm2835 ALSA'
  Device hw:0,0 ID `bcm2835 ALSA', name `bcm2835 ALSA', 7 subdevices (7 available)
    1..2 channels, sampling rate 8000..48000 Hz
  Device hw:0,1 ID `bcm2835 ALSA', name `bcm2835 IEC958/HDMI', 1 subdevices (1 available)
    2 channels,  sampling rate 44100..48000 Hz

Card 1, ID `udrc', name `udrc'
  Device hw:1,0 ID `Universal Digital Radio Controller tlv320aic32x4-hifi-0', name `', 1 subdevices (1 available)
    2 channels,  sampling rate 8000..96000 Hz

Opening Playback Device plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0 Rate 12000
Opening Capture Device plughw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0 Rate 12000
ARDOPC listening on port 8515
Input peaks = -856, 793
terminating on SIGINT


Re: piardopc?

km4ack
 

John,

Thank you for the information. I'll look into it and report back as time permits.

73,
Jason
KM4ACK
Find me on YouTube


Re: piardopc?

 

I haven't had a chance to play with it yet and thus have not configured it.

From a high level, you should be able to use DRAWS™ for piardopc.  

You would configure the sound to use the ALSA sound channels (left or right) or install pulse audio and be able to select the left or right channel from it.  See: https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/split-channels 

Based on this document, you should be able to activate PTT on GPIO 12 ( -c GPIO=12) or 23 ( -c GPIO=23) depending which DIN connector you are using.

Use the DRAWS™ Manager tool to set levels, if using ALSA raw left and right. See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5C3cWVVz_A

Schematic and pinout is at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/files/DRAWSTech.pdf

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 8:35 AM km4ack <jason.oleham@...> wrote:
I posted this in the main group but maybe that was the wrong place.

Is it possible to run piardopc by John Wiseman with the DRAWS hat? If so, what startup parameters would I use?

73,
Jason
KM4ACK
Find me on YouTube


--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


piardopc?

km4ack
 

I posted this in the main group but maybe that was the wrong place.

Is it possible to run piardopc by John Wiseman with the DRAWS hat? If so, what startup parameters would I use?

73,
Jason
KM4ACK
Find me on YouTube


Re: Audio Problem with DRAWs Hat

john.chabalko@...
 

I went back to a stock build - reflashed the card and ran through setup. I'm up and running again. Something definitely got hosed but it's all better now ;)


Re: DRAWS Case

 

Read the blog on the company site. General updates are provided there. Individual order questions should be entered on the form on the support page, include order number. 


On Mon, Jun 24, 2019, 10:19 August Johnson <augjohnson@...> wrote:
Notice the date on the message I'm replying to. April 10

I bought an early adopter DRAWS many months ago, paid for the early-adopter AL case at beginning of May, still don't have any word on the case. Anything??? You got my money!

August KG7BZ

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 7:24 AM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Wayne

A nice, custom, metal case will be available from NW Digital Radio soon. 

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 07:19 Wayne Harrell WD4LYV <wd4lyv@...> wrote:
What case for Pi 3+ do I need for my new DRAWS board? 

Wayne WD4LYV

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