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Fldigi and CI-V



Here’s a puzzler, I’ll try to keep as simple as possible.

I’m running the newest Fldigi 3.22.01 on OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

I’m using a Timewave navigator to feed an IC-718 and an IC-PW1.

I just learned this week about a problem with the PW-1 design not handling the CAT CI-V control system well, meaning that you shouldn’t put a rig controller in the CT-17 that Icom makes. Icom even said don’t use it with the PW-1 and Icom exciter.

Jim, K9JM makes an Arduino router for the CI-V network that lets you plug in the 718, PW-1 and a control output from my Timewave which is a CI-V cord.

The router stops collisions on the network that tend to blow up the PW-1.

Sorry for the length of the setup, but here’s where Fldigi comes in.

Fldigi works perfectly on the CT-17. It can read the frequency off the network and change the frequency as well. Transmit works fine. I just don’t like leaving my PW-1 at risk.

On the router, Fldigi can READ the frequency fine and follow any dial changes. but if I open the list to change to another frequency, it will change the frequency on the Fldigi readout, but not pass the info on to the CI-V network to change the exciter’s frequency.

Maclogger DX works fine with the router and exciter/PW-1 combo as does WSJT-X. They will change the radio’s frequency just fine.

One final note, on both the CT-17 and the router, the Timewave navigator’s CAT LED is lit almost constantly, when Fldigi is running. When MLDX or WSJT-X are running it is polling about once a second.

Obviously there is something that the router is doing that Fldigi doesn’t like, or Fldigi is doing something that the router doesn’t like.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks,

73,
David, WA1OUI

For further reading by those with the PW1, here’s a link to the IC-PW1 problem explained:

And here’s a link to the K9JM router page:






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CTY-2412 Country Files - 23 October 2014

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 23 October 2014:

    http://www.country-files.com/cty-2412-23-October-2014/

For installation instructions, start at:

    http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

   http://www.country-files.com/big-cty/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below.  There is a separate link to them.

Here are the release notes:

    23 October 2014 (CTY-2412)
    VER20141023, Version entity is Venezuela, YV

    Added/changed Callsigns/prefixes:

	* 4U2U is Vienna Intl Ctr, *4U1V
	* 7X2BDX/JOTA is Algeria, 7X
	* EA5HCC/8 is Canary Islands, EA8
	* GB3NGI is Northern Ireland, GI
	* 4U2U is Austria, OE
	* PA3EWG/J is Netherlands, PA
	* SZ8XIO/J is Greece, SV

    Retired Callsigns/prefixes:

	* TX4A in New Caledonia, FK
	* W0REP in Guam, KH2
	* AJ4MY and KK4RYG in Alaska, KL
	* KD4SGB in US Virgin Islands, KP2
	* LU1XS/O in Argentina, LU

73 - Jim AD1C

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flrig - help needed



I need help with flrig.

Transceiver:    IC-756PROIII

flrig: 1.3.16 ( or 1.3.17, makes no difference )

Settings:
  Ser Port:  /dev/ttys0
  Baud:      19200

Rig settings ( using default setting ):
  Retries:  0
  Retry intvl: 0
  Cmds:  0
  Poll intvl:  200
  Bye intvl:  0


Simply put, doesn't work.  Nothing works.  As far as I know, this has

been the case for some while.  Yes, i used to use flrig many, many

versions ago.


I question why 4 of the 5 settings are zero ( 0 ) for the default s ettings.

It is not the case for my other Icom radios.


Thanks and 73,


Mike, K0TER




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Something (odd) happened...



Lubuntu 12.04   On a Fujitsu Amilo Pro laptop, 2.5G celeron, 512M of RAM, 40G disk.

The old "sacrificial" machine has "had a moment".

I can still login as root, can create and become a new user etc, but my original login fails, just bouncing round and round to a "different than before" login dialog.

No update happened at that time, it was working 100% the evening before, NOT connected to the LAN, shutdown OK, then the following morning (yesterday) it was totally p'd off with life.

I've gone through all the usual procedures I can find to reset the account password, all appear to work OK, but there is obviously something corrupt with that account.

The machine (old though it is) has passed all the hardware diag 's and tests I could throw at it.  Including an overnight MEMTEST86, and a level 4 Spinrite earlier today.   No problems found.

Also, as a new user, sudo fails with the known good root password!   (Interestingly, it asks for "your" password, not root's.   That doesn't help either.)

Before I archive some of the stuff I was working on (scripts etc, NONE that get invoked at start up) flatten the box and reload with the later 14.04 release.    Any comments as to what might have happened, and how to avoid it in the future, prepare some "get out of jail" backup plan, or even recover from it.

Only, because in a couple of weeks I'll be relying on another Lubuntu 12.04 machine running my mob ile dual band APRS setup, and I'd not like it if that went belly up in the middle of things.

Another clue.   Shutting down hangs, even as root!   It's trying to stop bind, and/or the ntpd daemon.   That's about the most I can find out with my limited knowledge of Linux "under the hood".

73.

Dave G0WBX.

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fldigi will not open



I am running fldigi on linux mint 17 64bit and using kamalmostofa/fldigi  ppa. I did a command line update and 

upgrade two days ago and fldigi updated to 3.22 now it will not open at all. Am i the only one this happened  to 



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Re: sending to serial port from a script?



Thanks Andy.

I "discovered" the "sleep n" function myself yesterday evening, and now have that all working nicely. Thanks anyway.

(The script syntax in reality is not exactly as I originally quoted either. I can post the exact version later if anyone wants, I'm on a mobile not at the PC just now.)

Hint:  Use double quotes, and hex values!

echo -en "some command string\x0d" > /dev/ttyUSB0

Re Bash's recent trouble.
Bash is patched now anyway, but it doesn't matter if you script with it or not, it exists in the system and is needed by other features and functions, so if there is any problem remaining, it is still vulnerable regardless of what I use as the script interpreter.

But point taken.  Let the updates in!

73.

Dave G0WBX.



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PWR slider , flrig 1.3.17 + K3/100



PWR control only slides between values of 0 and 12, as if it no longer sees the rig as a K3/100.

If i turn power up above 12 using the knob on rig the numeric display in flrig displays the value ok, but the slider is 'pegged' for any values above 12watts.

I tried deleteing k3.prefs and starting over.


Also compared
my last backup of the .prefs file from before the update to 1.3.17, and everything referencing anything like "pwr" matches, I think.


Any other K3/100 owners have this happening?


dan

ac0wz



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sending to serial port from a script?

Hi...

Working with Lubuntu 12.04

So I can "pre-set" something (a KISS capable TNC on a serial port) in a shell 
script used to start another program, before that program starts.

After some googling, I found a page at:- 
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8877269
(and other sites with similar info)

Cross referencing what is said there and the other sites with the contens of 'man 
stty', would these work reliably in bash scripts?

#!/bin/bash
# kisson.sh  To enter KISS mode.
# 9600bd, 8bits, one stop bit, no parity
stty -F /dev/ttyUSB102 speed 9600 cs8 -cstopb -parity
echo -en '\x13' > /dev/ttyUSB102
echo -en 'KISS ON\x13' > /dev/ttyUSB102
echo -en 'RESTART\x13' > /dev/ttyUSB102

(ttyUSB102, is udev'd to point to whatever the OS assigned to the actual 
hardware device as it found it.   Works well.)

Also...

#!/bin/bash
# kissoff.sh  To exit KISS mode.
# 9600bd, 8bits, one stop bit, no parity
stty -F /dev/ttyUSB102 speed 9600 cs8 -cstopb -parity
#             0xc0, 0xff, 0xc0
echo -en '\x192\x255\x192' > /dev/ttyUSB102

I've not had the chance to try this, yet (my sacrificial 'nix box just committed 
suicide, hard disk or RAM issues I think.  It was not exactly the newest PC on the 
floor.  Memtest86 shows OK, running Spinrite now, no obvious issues yet.)

What I've not been able to figure out yet, is how to put a short wait (delay) after 
each of the echo commands to the port.   (Needed I find, to allow the TNC to 
chew on things and sort its knickers out after being told to do something!)

I do know that sending it in one hit 'KISSON\rRESTART\r' (\r == cr byte) sends 
it into abject raptures, needing a power off/on cycle to get it out of the mess.

This procedure (psudo code)...

  Send a single \r, (empty line)

  Wait/give time for the tnc to send its default 'cmd:' prompt

  Send KISS ON\r

  Wait/give time for the tnc to send its default 'cmd:' prompt

  Send RESTART\r

Works 100% of the time.   I've proven that with Procom+ under DOS! and even 
a GWBASIC program!   But that's all on DOS, and I'm wanting to do this under 
Linux.

I see crN listed in stty's help text, but no clue where to use that function (a delay 
of N 'somethings' after a cr byte, nor are the units of the delay specified.)

Any (sensible) suggestions?  :)

I've got another hour or two, before I may get the old 'nix box back.   Else even 
longer before I get to sit in front of another with a real port, not a VM.   Or 
reload the OS on the old box again.

73.

Dave G0WBX.

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FLrig 1.3.17 Issues



I'm running a Kenwood TS-570 on a RT-Systems Serial-USB cable, it does this on 2 different computers. It worked fine on all previous version on both Windows and Linux. Then version 1.3.17 came out, now it don't work properly. It keeps setting the sliders to 0 no matter what you set the polling for. I have tried every setting there is and nothing fixes the issue. I can't believe I'm the only one having this problem. I've tried E-mailing the author of the software but it comes right back as undeliverable! does anyone know how to contact him?



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x86 optimizations



When building fldigi, the configure script gives several options for "x86 optimizations":

    --enable-optimizations  use x86 optimizations (none|sse|sse2|sse3|native)

What is "native" and is it likely to add much performance? Is it preferred to sse3?

Thanks,

Bob W6CP



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CTY-2411 Country Files - 21 October 2014

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 21 October 2014:

    http://www.country-files.com/cty-2411-21-October-2014/

For installation instructions, start at:

    http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

   http://www.country-files.com/big-cty/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below.  There is a separate link to them.

Here are the release notes:

    21 October 2014 (CTY-2411)
    VER20141021, Version entity is American Samoa, KH8

    Added/changed Callsigns/prefixes:

	* 3V8CB/J is Tunisia, 3V
	* 9M4SWK is East Malaysia, 9M6
	* EA9PD/7 is Spain, EA
	* TO2A is French Guiana, FY
	* GB0AS and GB2AS are both Northern Ireland, GI
	* GB2JSA is Jersey, GJ
	* GB0BSS and GB4PAS are both Scotland, GM
	* GB4ADU and GB4XT are both Wales, GW
	* IQ2MI/J, IQ3FL/J and IQ6VP/J are all Italy, I
	* KH8Z is Mariana Islands, KH0
	* KD3FZ, KE4ZXQ, KI6WOJ, KQ6CD, W8JVF and WA6UVF are all Hawaii, KH6
	* KH0WF is American Samoa, KH8
	* AB9OM, AD0DK, KB0UGE, KB8TEW, KC7AXO, KD8LNA, KF5YYK, KI4COG, KS0C
	  and N0IVJ are all Alaska, KL
	* PA3AFG/J, PA6JAM/J, PE2MC/J, PH9GFB/J, PI4BG/J and PI9TP/J are all Netherlands, PA
	* SZ2TSL/J is Greece, SV
	* TA1AO/4 is Asiatic Turkey, TA
	* RQ0C/4, RT9T/3 and UE95WS are all European Russia, UA
	* YT1S/J is Serbia, YU

    Retired Callsigns/prefixes:

	* 9M57MS and 9M57MW in East Malaysia, 9M6
	* GB2NZ, GB2RWW and GM4WSB/P in Scotland, GM
	* GB0BRE, GB2BEF and GB2WW in Wales, GW
	* 8N1AQ/JD1 in Minami Torishima, JD/m
	* KA8EBL and KB7MEU in Hawaii, KH6
	* N0LHN and WA7USX in Alaska, KL
	* LU5DQ/D, LU6EVD/D and LW3DG/D in Argentina, LU
	* TA1AYR/6 in Asiatic Turkey, TA
	* R85QMR and UA0QGM/3 in European Russia, UA
	* RA0BA/8 in Asiatic Russia, UA9

73 - Jim AD1C

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