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Re: Draws manager - 'successful' configurations #drawsmanager #draws-manager

Art - KC7SDA
 

I couldn't find the vpp for the input to the baofeng, so I just messed around with stuff until it kinda sounded right, still very much in testing phase
baofeng uv5r (and others):
mic/speaker connector
pin 5
input gain: 0
output analog: -6
output digital: -17

Re: Updates, lots of question for beta 13!

Art - KC7SDA
 

thats kinda what I thought, thanks for confirming!

I think I finally got the new install working... just playing around with it now!

Re: Updates, lots of question for beta 13!

 



On Sun, May 19, 2019, 13:07 Art - KC7SDA <nouse4anick@...> wrote:

oh, one last question: when i click the 'save audio settings' button and it pops up 'localhost:8080 says sudo alsactl store' does that mean it did it or do i have to type that into the terminal? i tired the gpsd stop/restart and it appears to do it.

The popups are to show what commands are being executed by DRAWS™ Manager, you don't need to do anything with them. 


thanks again for everyone's hard work on this! I'm loving where this is going!

Draws manager - 'successful' configurations #drawsmanager #draws-manager

Art - KC7SDA
 

I figured that people might benefit from having a 'storage place' or 'starting place' for draws manager settings for SPECIFIC radios. I did a little digging and found how to modify the list through code to get new radios added to the list.

Want to add to this list? heres what I'd like to see:
- radio make/model
- TYPE of connection (ie are you connecting through a mic connection or through a data port/acc port)
- all settings from the draws manager window
  + input pin
  + input analog gain
  + output analog gain
  + output digital gain

here are the settings I'm going to be trying for my ic-706mkii:
rig: icom ic-706mkii
connection: mic connector (will test accessory port later, mic connector is a LOT faster)
- input: pin 5
- input gain: 7.5
- output analog: -6
- output digital: -14

and once I figure it is actually working (and after i've fine tuned it) I'll make a preset for it like this:

{
        "radio":"IC-706mkii",
        "audiorx":"af",
        "negresistor":"10 kOhm",
        "powertune":"PTM_P3",
        "pcmvol":"-14.00db",
        "lodigvol":"-6.00db",
        "adcvol":"7.50db",
        "dacswitch":"on",
        "dacplaysw":"on",
        "comments":"test for kc7sda"
    }

which can then be added into the radios.json file!

Thanks to the developers for making it easy to add to the presets! this is going to be soooo much easier to do now!

Re: Updates, lots of question for beta 13!

 

and the only reason i suggested pdf is that you can print pretty much anything to it (pdfcreator for windows platforms and a bunch of options for linux) and you can simply drop it not only on the web
I've finally learned to use the print to PDF option in the browsers.
The markdown docs look great when saved that way...

Re: Updates, lots of question for beta 13!

Art - KC7SDA
 

well sadly it isn't the same, i re-read the manual the the closest thing they have is the rtty operation, they barely touch on the digital aspect (though I think thats because the rig was made in 2000), so I'll just have to play around with it some.

Also I realize that its getting into the 'busy time' of the year for most people (especially you guys), the stuff I mentioned was only meant as a 'consider adding it to the to-do list/do it whenever you are working on it', I have a lot on my plate trying to setup my new station and build my mast and get stuff situated again so I completely understand as I need to make new scripts and update everything to ready it for field day.

and the only reason i suggested pdf is that you can print pretty much anything to it (pdfcreator for windows platforms and a bunch of options for linux) and you can simply drop it not only on the web but on the desktop for quick reference. people could even load it onto their tablet or phone (or other computer) to quickly look at it. Again this is just a 'I wish i had this documented somewhere centralized' just about every time I go to work on this especially since i keep hitting the same issues with people time after time.

oh, one last question: when i click the 'save audio settings' button and it pops up 'localhost:8080 says sudo alsactl store' does that mean it did it or do i have to type that into the terminal? i tired the gpsd stop/restart and it appears to do it.

thanks again for everyone's hard work on this! I'm loving where this is going!

Re: Updates, lots of question for beta 13!

Basil Gunn
 

First, to set expectations, not much will happen in the next few weeks/months.
Hamvention is on now, Sea-Pac is next weekend, Field Day a few weeks after
that. And the weather is not horrible so all the outside stuff is calling.

will there be an included pdf with future images that outlines
configurations for new installs?
I don't do PDF. I'm more of a markdown/wiki guy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown
https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/

I'm finding the information quite varied and spread out along with some
outdated or incorrect posts that come up in the search, a more
centralized 'authority' document would be nice to have
distributed.
For Documentation go here first:
https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/wiki/home
Click on the 'Pages' button near the bottom of the page

Next you can look at my docs directory:
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/tree/master/docs

also including common directories (ie the source folder,
icon folders, common scripts and setup procedures would be very handy
to have).
Debian Linux convention
Source:
/usr/local/src

Common scripts (local bin dir):
/home/pi/bin

Manager Web app:
/usr/local/var/draws-manager

lastly: is there a way to find the PTP voltage input for any given
radio if its not listed in the manual? I have an ic-706mii now and it
doesn't list the ptp input
http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/manual/pdf/IC-706MK2G.pdf
Look for "Adjusting the transmit signal output from the TNC" on Page 37
Maybe the 706mii is the same as the 706miig.

Updates, lots of question for beta 13!

Art - KC7SDA
 

Ok, so I FINALLY got some time to sit and go over beta 13, and man a lot has changed! I'm going to have to do a lot of work fixing my update/install scripts to go 'inline' with what is currently out!

I do have a few notes and questions that I'd like to pass along:

for the draws manager:
- please change the default so that it will ONLY listen to local host. its a huge security deal and most people are treating this as a mostly 'turnkey' application, a page in the manager can be made to tell people how to change it so the network can see it
- for the radio presets: where are those stored and how can we add our own? a great feature would be to save our settings (external file maybe?) and import them into the manager (any updates that reset the manager can be simply fixed with an export done previously)

will there be an included pdf with future images that outlines configurations for new installs? I'm finding the information quite varied and spread out along with some outdated or incorrect posts that come up in the search, a more centralized 'authority' document would be nice to have distributed. also including common directories (ie the source folder, icon folders, common scripts and setup procedures would be very handy to have).

lastly: is there a way to find the PTP voltage input for any given radio if its not listed in the manual? I have an ic-706mii now and it doesn't list the ptp input (I just looked up my ic-718 and it doesn't say it either)... what about the voltage listed for the acc sockets on both rigs (icom lists it as the modulator input)? they say 100mv rms which would come out to 141.4 mv when you convert it.

Re: PTT ft 817

Richard Waller <rewaller@...>
 

Greetings. I got the ct-62 yeasu level converter suggested by Jack. Now everything seems to be working fine on fldigi and wsjt-x using rpi, draws hat and ft 817. Thanks again for the assistance. Rick. Ka4ohm

On May 14, 2019, at 3:26 PM, Richard Waller via Groups.Io <rewaller=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.


Re: PTT ft 817

Richard Waller <rewaller@...>
 

Thanks John.


On May 14, 2019, at 7:20 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

Contact the authors of hamlib, wsjt-x, etc. and request GPIO support for Pi.  fldigi has it because it was added by the developers.

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM Richard Waller via Groups.Io <rewaller=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Steve, I wasn’t planning on using vox for ptt as there is ptt line coming through mini din. It works with fldigi. I guess that option isn’t available in wsjt-x using rpi. 


On May 14, 2019, at 5:41 PM, Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> wrote:

PTT via VOX for WSJT-X over DIN-6?

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 4:40 PM Richard Waller via Groups.Io <rewaller=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Jack. Looks like the ct-62 is the way to go. Btw, I didn’t have to noodle a gpio interface. Using gpio for ptt is an option within fldigi pointed out to me by John Hays. The only connection to the rig is through the mini din cable. Since it works for fldigi I was hoping the same would obtain for wsjt. Rick Waller Ka4ohm.
> On May 14, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:
>
> Rick,
>
> Just a personal opinion: For fldigi, getting a CT-62 or a "USB type" clone and using flrig makes sense. Gives you full CAT control of the FT-817 from inside all of the programs that will talk to flrig (or hamlib). Once using flrig, it becomes easy to jump from fldigi to wsjt-x and maintain auto rig control. Besides it leaves your GPIO bus open for other controls, etc. I often leave wsjt-x running in band hopping mode and without the full CAT control, that is not possible.
>
> Seems to me that if you are wiring a GPIO harness for keying - you still have an extra cable set connecting the DRAWS to the rig (and another path for stray RF). To me, the choice was easy.
>
> There are good clones like the $26 one below that are FTDI chip based and use USB connection. I currently use an older Keyspan USB to DB9 - RS232 adapter plus original Yaesu CT-62 (all out of my junque box), but they all work. I'll be getting one of these to go in my field kit:
> https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises%C2%AE-FT-100-FT-817-FT-857/dp/B0041LNISK/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/135-9291829-4827654?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041LNISK&pd_rd_r=acafbad4-7680-11e9-91a5-9bf57843c05e&pd_rd_w=BFghc&pd_rd_wg=gFHBU&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF&psc=1&refRID=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF
>
> Now, if you just want the fantastic learning experience of noodling with a GPIO interface - have fun.
>
> KD4IZ
> Jack Spitznagel
> FM19oo
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Waller via Groups.Io
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 15:27
> To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
> Subject: [udrc] PTT ft 817
>
> Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> J Spitznagel
> Science River LLC
> KD4IZ
>
>
>






--


John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

   

Re: PTT ft 817

 

Contact the authors of hamlib, wsjt-x, etc. and request GPIO support for Pi.  fldigi has it because it was added by the developers.

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM Richard Waller via Groups.Io <rewaller=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Steve, I wasn’t planning on using vox for ptt as there is ptt line coming through mini din. It works with fldigi. I guess that option isn’t available in wsjt-x using rpi. 


On May 14, 2019, at 5:41 PM, Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> wrote:

PTT via VOX for WSJT-X over DIN-6?

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 4:40 PM Richard Waller via Groups.Io <rewaller=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Jack. Looks like the ct-62 is the way to go. Btw, I didn’t have to noodle a gpio interface. Using gpio for ptt is an option within fldigi pointed out to me by John Hays. The only connection to the rig is through the mini din cable. Since it works for fldigi I was hoping the same would obtain for wsjt. Rick Waller Ka4ohm.
> On May 14, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:
>
> Rick,
>
> Just a personal opinion: For fldigi, getting a CT-62 or a "USB type" clone and using flrig makes sense. Gives you full CAT control of the FT-817 from inside all of the programs that will talk to flrig (or hamlib). Once using flrig, it becomes easy to jump from fldigi to wsjt-x and maintain auto rig control. Besides it leaves your GPIO bus open for other controls, etc. I often leave wsjt-x running in band hopping mode and without the full CAT control, that is not possible.
>
> Seems to me that if you are wiring a GPIO harness for keying - you still have an extra cable set connecting the DRAWS to the rig (and another path for stray RF). To me, the choice was easy.
>
> There are good clones like the $26 one below that are FTDI chip based and use USB connection. I currently use an older Keyspan USB to DB9 - RS232 adapter plus original Yaesu CT-62 (all out of my junque box), but they all work. I'll be getting one of these to go in my field kit:
> https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises%C2%AE-FT-100-FT-817-FT-857/dp/B0041LNISK/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/135-9291829-4827654?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041LNISK&pd_rd_r=acafbad4-7680-11e9-91a5-9bf57843c05e&pd_rd_w=BFghc&pd_rd_wg=gFHBU&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF&psc=1&refRID=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF
>
> Now, if you just want the fantastic learning experience of noodling with a GPIO interface - have fun.
>
> KD4IZ
> Jack Spitznagel
> FM19oo
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Waller via Groups.Io
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 15:27
> To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
> Subject: [udrc] PTT ft 817
>
> Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> J Spitznagel
> Science River LLC
> KD4IZ
>
>
>






--


John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

   

Re: PTT ft 817

Richard Waller <rewaller@...>
 

Steve, I wasn’t planning on using vox for ptt as there is ptt line coming through mini din. It works with fldigi. I guess that option isn’t available in wsjt-x using rpi. 


On May 14, 2019, at 5:41 PM, Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...> wrote:

PTT via VOX for WSJT-X over DIN-6?

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 4:40 PM Richard Waller via Groups.Io <rewaller=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Jack. Looks like the ct-62 is the way to go. Btw, I didn’t have to noodle a gpio interface. Using gpio for ptt is an option within fldigi pointed out to me by John Hays. The only connection to the rig is through the mini din cable. Since it works for fldigi I was hoping the same would obtain for wsjt. Rick Waller Ka4ohm.
> On May 14, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:
>
> Rick,
>
> Just a personal opinion: For fldigi, getting a CT-62 or a "USB type" clone and using flrig makes sense. Gives you full CAT control of the FT-817 from inside all of the programs that will talk to flrig (or hamlib). Once using flrig, it becomes easy to jump from fldigi to wsjt-x and maintain auto rig control. Besides it leaves your GPIO bus open for other controls, etc. I often leave wsjt-x running in band hopping mode and without the full CAT control, that is not possible.
>
> Seems to me that if you are wiring a GPIO harness for keying - you still have an extra cable set connecting the DRAWS to the rig (and another path for stray RF). To me, the choice was easy.
>
> There are good clones like the $26 one below that are FTDI chip based and use USB connection. I currently use an older Keyspan USB to DB9 - RS232 adapter plus original Yaesu CT-62 (all out of my junque box), but they all work. I'll be getting one of these to go in my field kit:
> https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises%C2%AE-FT-100-FT-817-FT-857/dp/B0041LNISK/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/135-9291829-4827654?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041LNISK&pd_rd_r=acafbad4-7680-11e9-91a5-9bf57843c05e&pd_rd_w=BFghc&pd_rd_wg=gFHBU&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF&psc=1&refRID=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF
>
> Now, if you just want the fantastic learning experience of noodling with a GPIO interface - have fun.
>
> KD4IZ
> Jack Spitznagel
> FM19oo
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Waller via Groups.Io
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 15:27
> To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
> Subject: [udrc] PTT ft 817
>
> Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> J Spitznagel
> Science River LLC
> KD4IZ
>
>
>




Re: PTT ft 817

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

PTT via VOX for WSJT-X over DIN-6?

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 4:40 PM Richard Waller via Groups.Io <rewaller=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Jack. Looks like the ct-62 is the way to go. Btw, I didn’t have to noodle a gpio interface. Using gpio for ptt is an option within fldigi pointed out to me by John Hays. The only connection to the rig is through the mini din cable. Since it works for fldigi I was hoping the same would obtain for wsjt. Rick Waller Ka4ohm.
> On May 14, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:
>
> Rick,
>
> Just a personal opinion: For fldigi, getting a CT-62 or a "USB type" clone and using flrig makes sense. Gives you full CAT control of the FT-817 from inside all of the programs that will talk to flrig (or hamlib). Once using flrig, it becomes easy to jump from fldigi to wsjt-x and maintain auto rig control. Besides it leaves your GPIO bus open for other controls, etc. I often leave wsjt-x running in band hopping mode and without the full CAT control, that is not possible.
>
> Seems to me that if you are wiring a GPIO harness for keying - you still have an extra cable set connecting the DRAWS to the rig (and another path for stray RF). To me, the choice was easy.
>
> There are good clones like the $26 one below that are FTDI chip based and use USB connection. I currently use an older Keyspan USB to DB9 - RS232 adapter plus original Yaesu CT-62 (all out of my junque box), but they all work. I'll be getting one of these to go in my field kit:
> https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises%C2%AE-FT-100-FT-817-FT-857/dp/B0041LNISK/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/135-9291829-4827654?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041LNISK&pd_rd_r=acafbad4-7680-11e9-91a5-9bf57843c05e&pd_rd_w=BFghc&pd_rd_wg=gFHBU&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF&psc=1&refRID=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF
>
> Now, if you just want the fantastic learning experience of noodling with a GPIO interface - have fun.
>
> KD4IZ
> Jack Spitznagel
> FM19oo
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Waller via Groups.Io
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 15:27
> To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
> Subject: [udrc] PTT ft 817
>
> Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> J Spitznagel
> Science River LLC
> KD4IZ
>
>
>




Re: PTT ft 817

Richard Waller <rewaller@...>
 

Thanks Jack. Looks like the ct-62 is the way to go. Btw, I didn’t have to noodle a gpio interface. Using gpio for ptt is an option within fldigi pointed out to me by John Hays. The only connection to the rig is through the mini din cable. Since it works for fldigi I was hoping the same would obtain for wsjt. Rick Waller Ka4ohm.

On May 14, 2019, at 3:59 PM, Jack Spitznagel <@flyingfrawg> wrote:

Rick,

Just a personal opinion: For fldigi, getting a CT-62 or a "USB type" clone and using flrig makes sense. Gives you full CAT control of the FT-817 from inside all of the programs that will talk to flrig (or hamlib). Once using flrig, it becomes easy to jump from fldigi to wsjt-x and maintain auto rig control. Besides it leaves your GPIO bus open for other controls, etc. I often leave wsjt-x running in band hopping mode and without the full CAT control, that is not possible.

Seems to me that if you are wiring a GPIO harness for keying - you still have an extra cable set connecting the DRAWS to the rig (and another path for stray RF). To me, the choice was easy.

There are good clones like the $26 one below that are FTDI chip based and use USB connection. I currently use an older Keyspan USB to DB9 - RS232 adapter plus original Yaesu CT-62 (all out of my junque box), but they all work. I'll be getting one of these to go in my field kit:
https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises%C2%AE-FT-100-FT-817-FT-857/dp/B0041LNISK/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/135-9291829-4827654?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041LNISK&pd_rd_r=acafbad4-7680-11e9-91a5-9bf57843c05e&pd_rd_w=BFghc&pd_rd_wg=gFHBU&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF&psc=1&refRID=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF

Now, if you just want the fantastic learning experience of noodling with a GPIO interface - have fun.

KD4IZ
Jack Spitznagel
FM19oo


-----Original Message-----
From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Waller via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 15:27
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [udrc] PTT ft 817

Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.






--
J Spitznagel
Science River LLC
KD4IZ


Re: PTT ft 817

Jack Spitznagel
 

Rick,

Just a personal opinion: For fldigi, getting a CT-62 or a "USB type" clone and using flrig makes sense. Gives you full CAT control of the FT-817 from inside all of the programs that will talk to flrig (or hamlib). Once using flrig, it becomes easy to jump from fldigi to wsjt-x and maintain auto rig control. Besides it leaves your GPIO bus open for other controls, etc. I often leave wsjt-x running in band hopping mode and without the full CAT control, that is not possible.

Seems to me that if you are wiring a GPIO harness for keying - you still have an extra cable set connecting the DRAWS to the rig (and another path for stray RF). To me, the choice was easy.

There are good clones like the $26 one below that are FTDI chip based and use USB connection. I currently use an older Keyspan USB to DB9 - RS232 adapter plus original Yaesu CT-62 (all out of my junque box), but they all work. I'll be getting one of these to go in my field kit:
https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises%C2%AE-FT-100-FT-817-FT-857/dp/B0041LNISK/ref=pd_sbs_107_1/135-9291829-4827654?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0041LNISK&pd_rd_r=acafbad4-7680-11e9-91a5-9bf57843c05e&pd_rd_w=BFghc&pd_rd_wg=gFHBU&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF&psc=1&refRID=KRH45V3YH2ZHBWJB8MRF

Now, if you just want the fantastic learning experience of noodling with a GPIO interface - have fun.

KD4IZ
Jack Spitznagel
FM19oo

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From: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Waller via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 15:27
To: udrc@nw-digital-radio.groups.io
Subject: [udrc] PTT ft 817

Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.






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J Spitznagel
Science River LLC
KD4IZ

PTT ft 817

Richard Waller <rewaller@...>
 

Greetings to all. A few weeks back John Hays gave me information about how to set up PTT In FLDIGI using GPIO. This works with the ft 817 for FLDIGI. I then tried to get PTT to work on WSJT-x. This is where I get confused. I see that fldigi/ flrig is an option for rig control in wsjt and I have selected that. I can’t get ptt action when selecting “ tune” for example. I have flrig running in the background. I don’t need rig control. I can set the rig manually . All I need is ptt. Ct-62 has been suggested but I’m not sure why I need to use it. Any suggestions? Thanks. Rick. Ka4ohm.

Re: Initial Configuration

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

Thanks!

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 9:17 PM Anthony Leeser <tagtynee@...> wrote:
I've been looking at your videos, Steve. Great job!

Tony
AG7GF

Re: Initial Configuration

Anthony Leeser
 

I've been looking at your videos, Steve. Great job!

Tony
AG7GF

Re: Initial Configuration

Steve McGrane <temporarilyoffline@...>
 

That's the beauty of this thing.  If there is a problem, treat it like an appliance and re-flash.

Once you have everything dialed in, make a backup of your SD card and you can always return to that point.  That's another subject for a good future video.


On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 8:16 PM Anthony Leeser <tagtynee@...> wrote:
Sigh...
Gonna reformat and start from square one. Again.

Tony
AG7GF

Re: Initial Configuration

Anthony Leeser
 

Sigh...
Gonna reformat and start from square one. Again.

Tony
AG7GF