DRAWS Troubleshooting UDR0 no transmit #ft857


Greg Hovland <greg@...>
 

I am attempting to set up my DRAWS hat with my 857d.

I run the .btest.sh on udr1 and it is transmitted to APRS.  (I see the test beacon on aprs.fi.)  If I move my connector to udr0 and run the btest.sh it activates the PTT but no beacon shows up on aprs.fi.

Any thoughts on what I should check?

Thank you in advance.
Greg
W9IKU


Basil Gunn
 

I need the command line from your console to see how you are running
btest.sh although what you did seems to have worked just fine.

If I move my connector to udr0 and run the btest.sh it activates the
PTT but no beacon shows up on aprs.fi.
On aprs.fi see both beacons from udr0 & udr1 from W9IKU-11

2021-12-06 15:13:18 PST: W9IKU-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1,qAO,W9IKU-2::W9IKU :06 17:13:15 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DrawsHat on port udr1 Seq: 14
2021-12-06 15:18:36 PST: W9IKU-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1,qAO,W9IKU-1::W9IKU :06 17:18:32 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DrawsHat on port udr0 Seq: 15

If you look at the command line options for btest.sh you would use:

# For udr0 left hand mini din 6 connector

cd
cd n7nix/debug
./btest.sh -P udr0

# For udr1 right hand mini din 6 connector
./btest.sh -P udr1

./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

If you have problems send me the console output running btest.sh and
include the -v option.

Greg Hovland <greg@...> writes:

I am attempting to set up my DRAWS hat with my 857d.

I run the .btest.sh on udr1 and it is transmitted to APRS. (I see the
test beacon on aprs.fi.) If I move my connector to udr0 and run the
btest.sh it activates the PTT but no beacon shows up on aprs.fi.

Any thoughts on what I should check?

Thank you in advance.
Greg
W9IKU



Greg Hovland <greg@...>
 

I am wondering if it is bad 6din port.  udr1 works all the time.  You saw the one time it may have worked for udr0

pi@W9IKU-DRAWShat:~/n7nix/debug $ ./btest.sh -P udr0 -v
*** Running as user: pi ***
Debug set to on.
=== check if beacon program is installed
gpsd_status
Verify gpspipe is installed
is_gps_sentence
Verify gpsd is returning sentences ret: 3
get nmea sentence
Status: A
gps data: $GNGLL,4332.7319,N,08928.7744,W,204146.000,A,A*51
lat: 4332.7319N, lon: 08928.7744W
lat: 4332.73N, lon: 08928.77W
Get 12V supply voltage: 14.24
=== get a sequence number
=== test owner & group id of SEQUENCE_FILE
axports: found 2 lines that are not comments
axports: found line: udr0 W9IKU-10 9600 255 2 Winlink port
udr1 W9IKU-3 9600 255 2 Direwolf port
Using callsign W9IKU & port udr0
Send a message beacon
Callsign: W9IKU-11, Port: udr0
 Sent: /usr/local/sbin/beacon -c W9IKU-11 -d 'APUDR1 via WIDE1-1' -l -s udr0 :W9IKU :08 14:41:46 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DRAWShat on port udr0 Seq: 10


pi@W9IKU-DRAWShat:~/n7nix/debug $ ./btest.sh -P udr1 -v
*** Running as user: pi ***
Debug set to on.
=== check if beacon program is installed
gpsd_status
Verify gpspipe is installed
is_gps_sentence
Verify gpsd is returning sentences ret: 3
get nmea sentence
Status: A
gps data: $GNGLL,4332.7319,N,08928.7744,W,204418.000,A,A*5F
lat: 4332.7319N, lon: 08928.7744W
lat: 4332.73N, lon: 08928.77W
Get 12V supply voltage: 14.25
=== get a sequence number
=== test owner & group id of SEQUENCE_FILE
axports: found 2 lines that are not comments
axports: found line: udr0 W9IKU-10 9600 255 2 Winlink port
udr1 W9IKU-3 9600 255 2 Direwolf port
Using callsign W9IKU & port udr1
Send a message beacon
Callsign: W9IKU-11, Port: udr1
 Sent: /usr/local/sbin/beacon -c W9IKU-11 -d 'APUDR1 via WIDE1-1' -l -s udr1 :W9IKU :08 14:44:18 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DRAWShat on port udr1 Seq: 11
pi@W9IKU-DRAWShat:~/n7nix/debug $ 


from aprs.fi
2021-12-08 14:24:42 CST: W9IKU-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1,qAO,W9IKU-2::W9IKU    :08 14:24:40 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DRAWShat on port udr1 Seq: 2
2021-12-08 14:26:37 CST: W9IKU-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1,qAO,W9IKU-2::W9IKU    :08 14:26:35 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DRAWShat on port udr1 Seq: 4
2021-12-08 14:32:36 CST: W9IKU-11>APRS,TCPIP*,qAC,T2VAN:=4332.72N/08928.77WrPHG2130/AllStar Node 470171 W9IKU.net
2021-12-08 14:33:18 CST: W9IKU-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1,qAO,W9IKU-2::W9IKU    :08 14:33:10 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DRAWShat on port udr1 Seq: 6
2021-12-08 14:42:36 CST: W9IKU-11>APRS,TCPIP*,qAC,T2VAN:=4332.72N/08928.77WrPHG2130/AllStar Node 470171 W9IKU.net
2021-12-08 14:44:20 CST: W9IKU-11>APUDR1,WIDE1-1,qAO,W9IKU-2::W9IKU    :08 14:44:18 CST W9IKU mesg_beacon test from host W9IKU-DRAWShat on port udr1 Seq: 11


Basil Gunn
 

Since you are getting intermittent audio and you have a Yaesu radio it
could be due to COS/SQL on pin 6 of the mini Din6 cable. I recommend you
remove the COS/SQL pin on the mDin6 cable.

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

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/message/3809


Greg Hovland <greg@...> writes:

I am wondering if it is bad 6din port. udr1 works all the time. You saw the one time it may have worked for udr0

pi@W9IKU-DRAWShat:~/n7nix/debug $ ./btest.sh -P udr0 -v


Greg Hovland <greg@...>
 

Thank you, the pin 6 must have been the issue. I have been able to transmit from the left channel now with the 857D since the pin was removed. I find it interesting that it was working consistently on the right channel with the pin in place.

I appreciate your assistance with this issue.

Greg Hovland
W9IKU | www.w9iku.net



On Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 3:35 PM Basil Gunn <basil@...> wrote:

Since you are getting intermittent audio and you have a Yaesu radio it
could be due to COS/SQL on pin 6 of the mini Din6 cable. I recommend you
remove the COS/SQL pin on the mDin6 cable.

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

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/message/3809


Greg Hovland <greg@...> writes:

> I am wondering if it is bad 6din port.  udr1 works all the time.  You saw the one time it may have worked for udr0
>
> pi@W9IKU-DRAWShat:~/n7nix/debug $ ./btest.sh -P udr0 -v