Macbook air , IC9100 and Fldigi problem.

I have setup my macbook air with the settings described by Craig W1MSG. Everything works fine, fantastic even for about 10 minutes then disconnects the USB control ? i.e. No TX or frequency display on Fldigi. RX still ok. It is not an RFI problem same happens without TX. Any suggestions ?

with thanks Andy VK3AS

Posted by: asquires-bzGI/hKkdgQnC9Muvcwxkw@public.gmane.org


KX3, FLDigi & MacBook

Hello, I'm new to the KX3 and FLDigi, and am having a devil of a time setting up the parameters. I have a SignaLink USB and think I have it connected properly, but can anyone walk me through the setup step by step? In particular I'm having trouble with the Hamlib page, ports, etc.


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Posted by: WILLIAM BUCK <bill.buck-ee4meeAH724@public.gmane.org>


Fldigi stopped working on Raspberrry PI 2 quad core

Hi Ed and all...

I had FLdigi 3.22.05 compiled and running fine on my Pi 2 4 core . I was 
working on some other software (python control program for Arduino 
keyer) and hadn't run FLdigi for a week or two.  Now, it segfaults in 
libc.so.6 when started.  I tried recompiling and reinstalling. Same 
thing.  I tried using the 'official' version (which is 3.21 something) 
from the Pi repository and it won't run either.   I even tried 
downloading and compiling 3.22.07 and it compiled fine but segfaults out.

The only change I made in the system was to install Mate desktop since 
the default Pi Desktop has Windows keybindings and Mate will use Emacs 
bindings. libc.so.6 is linked to libc.so-2.13.  FLdigi runs OK on my old 
Pi., so I compared the size of the libc.so-2.13 files on my old Pi and 
the quad core and they were different. Aha! I said, somehing corrupted 
the libc library, so I copied the one from the old Pi to the new Pi 
(they are both running the same Raspbian image).  FLdigi still crashes. 
I also have done the recent updates.

I'm thinking this is either caused by something Mate did or a recent 
upgrade.  Its just odd that only FLdigi was effected.

Any ideas?   I'm about to the stage of reloading the Pi image from 
scratch, but I'd love to know what caused the problem. I will report 
this to fldigi-dev but thought maybe someone on here might give me a clue.

Here is the error message when you start FLdigi from the terminal:

Caught signal 11
Aborting fldigi due to a fatal error.
Please report this to:   fldigi-devel@...
or file a bug report at: https://fedorahosted.org/fldigi/newticket

****** Stack trace:

73 de Jim, W2XO

Posted by: Jim Durham <jimdur@...>


Update issue

I'm running a dual boot Vista and Linux Mint  (Cinnamon) laptop.

I'm looking to update to Linux mint Rebecca from Quiana. My Quiana
laptop isn't finding some of the repositories when I tried my last
update yesterday.

I suspect that I might have messed up somewhere and it's looking in
the wrong places, for the update -  but am not sure..

Here's the questions:

Is there anything simple I may have done that might be simple to fix?

Since I use this computer 80 percent for the flsuite, and that means
I'm compiling software pretty often anyway, is it just simpler to do a
fresh install?

And if I do that fresh install, I don't want any settings saved, I
want to start all over again, as in 100 percent fresh.  Is there a way
to ensure this?


-73 Mike N3LI -

Posted by: Michael Coslo <mjcn3li@...>


FLSDK Repository Migration ( SVN --> Git )

Hello All,

I've been receiving allot of traffic on my build scripts. Originally I
was not planning on packaging this, however, with current interest as it
is, I thought it was wise to shift to a better mode of support.

After this posting, I will start migrating the source code from
Subversion to Git. FLSDK v0.0.3 will be released from my Git repo rather
than Subversion. For those using Subversion to pull from now, I will
leave it in place for a couple weeks, eventually removing it all
together. I will send a note out when that action is pending.

In the mean time, I've added flsdk-0.0.2.tar.gz and two install docs (
Text && HTML ) to the SF files section.

All (3) files can be downloaded from here:
* https://sourceforge.net/projects/ki7mt-builds/files/flsdk/

I wont go through the installation process here, as it is laid out in
the install docs, but, for general interest, the following distro's are
currently supported:

* Ubuntu .. 14.04*
* Mint .... 17.1*
* Debian .. 8.*
* Raspbian.. (Jessie, upgraded from Wheezy, how-to in HTML file)

There is allot of work to do for the HTML doc (Debian screen-shots, add
sections etc), and many additional features are planned for the kit
itself. As things progress, I will send out updates as appropriate.

If you have any problems, find bugs ( which I'm sure there are more than
a few ), typo's or whatever, you can email me directly or through the
list, whichever you prefer.

Greg, KI7MT

Launchpad....: https://launchpad.net/~ki7mt
Ubuntu Hams..: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-hams-devel
Debian Hams..: https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-hamradio/
FLSDK........: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ki7mt-builds
OpenPGP......: C177 6630 7115 78FE 9A2B 9F7F 18C0 F6B7 0DA2 F991

Posted by: KI7MT <ki7mt01@...>


[fldigi] VSP Enable


Can someone give me an example how to use the VSP Enable option in the RigCAT configuration in fldigi?



Posted by: Ton Machielsen <ton-dfXCNqR/o8+qeI1yJSURBw@public.gmane.org>


Mint 17.1 video driver issue.

Firstly, sorry for the blatantly off toppic subject, but this is a last resort.

I've been given a rather nice, if a little old (in modern terms) PC that originally 
ran Vista (64 bit)  (I know..)    That of course had the usual malware infestation, 
but with not connected to any LAN, ran like a champ with stunning video 

So, scrub the drive, and 'nix it.

Mint 17.1 xfce 32 bit (because I have it already downloaded, use it on a couple 
of laptops, and I like it) went on, but I'm having issues with the video.

The video card is a S3VIRGE DX/GX family, and is identified as such with lshw 
etc just fine.

Now...  I can find reference to the video driver I need, but I can't find it 
anywhere for download through the package manager, apt-get install, or any 
other way.

the "S3" video driver that is currently installed, is stuck in 640x480 mode (but 
with stunning full colour, what must be 24bit video from the photo quality of the 
backgrounds) that on a 20 inch wide screen, is just silly, plus most of the regular 
GUI dialogs grosly oveflow the screen.

Oddly, when running the live CD, that was used to install on the hard drive, it 
ran with 1024x768 video!   The exact same hardware and monitor.

The display itself supports up to 1920x1080 resolution, and looks great on 
another machine when it's doing that.

I've added repo's to xorg-edgers etc, and have tried every other thing I can find, 
but after 2 days faffing about and searching the interweb.   But now I find I'm 
going round in circles, getting nowhere fast.

I'd like this machine in the shack, as it has a host of IO, and a 4Ghz dual core 
CPU, and 6G of RAM!   (The original owner was a gamer) and with the big screen 
would be good for coding too.   There is also a hulking great NVidia card 
available (GeForce 8800 GTS OC) but that has issues of it's own, so much so, 
that it even corrupts basic text only screens when Linux is used.   (DOS or 
*doze) it works fine.

Of course, running tools such as Spinrite and Memtest etc, no problems with 
either card.   Nor when it was running *dose, both worked fine, so it's not 

Oh, there is no xorg.conf file anywhere on the system...   If I try to create one, 
that's another world of pain, ultimately needing a reinstall of the entire OS, as I 
can't seem to prevent the system from launching the desktop when it boots, and 
its quicker to reinstall than run the live disk and try to edit the file.

Any ideas what to look for, where to get driver(s) from, and more importantly 
how to install the blesed things?    There are some good tutorials on YouTube, 
but for older versions of *ubuntu, so much so, that the repo' names don't work 
any more.   No one seems to update those things.

Reply off list if need be.   Or if anyone is in the UK, within 50 miles of MK, who 
knows 100% how to sort it out, and show me how (so I know next time) I'm all 
ears.   Tea, beer etc supplied as needed.   I'll travel to you!


Dave G0WBX.

Posted by: "Dave B" <g8kbvdave@...>


Building linrad on OSX

Can i ask questions here about building linrad on OSX? If so, here is my question:

I was able to build linrad once on my 10.10.3 box. 

I don’t know what i did wrong, i probably screwed up my Xcode install when i installed MacPorts, removed it, installed HomeBrew, removed it, reinstalled MacPorts, removed MacPorts and Xcode and reinstalled it, etc…. :-(

The message i get is this:

$ ./configure
checking OS... checking for gcc... /usr/bin/gcc
In file included from <built-in>:321: <command line>:2:9: warning: '__STDC_VERSION__' macro redefined [-Wmacro-redefined] #define __STDC_VERSION__ 0L ^ <built-in>:318:9: note: previous definition is here #define __STDC_VERSION__ 199901L ^ 1 warning generated.
The gcc compiler is installed but does not work.
The reason is probably missing header files.
Debian, Ubuntu: apt-get install libc6-dev
Fedora: yum install gcc
SuSE: zypper install gcc

I do have the header files in /usr/include, but i suspect that they are not used.

My environment looks like this (just to show you there is no INCLUDE path):

BASH_VERSINFO=([0]="3" [1]="2" [2]="57" [3]="1" [4]="release" [5]="x86_64-apple-darwin14")
IFS=$' \t\n'
PROMPT_COMMAND='update_terminal_cwd; '
PS1='\h:\W \u\$ '
PS2='> '
PS4='+ '
update_terminal_cwd () 
    local SEARCH=' ';
    local REPLACE='%20';
    local PWD_URL="file://$HOSTNAME${PWD//$SEARCH/$REPLACE}";
    printf '\e]7;%s\a' "$PWD_URL"

Posted by: Ton Machielsen <ton.machielsen-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


fldigi PSKR modes

I have problems with the PSKR modes in conjunction with the squelch function since fldigi-3.22.04 . The sql bar indicator level moves around 40-50% even if I have muted the signal source. The other  digi modes are not affected.
Any idea what could be wrong ?


Posted by: sven98de-LWAfsSFWpa4@public.gmane.org


Re: Tube rig for HF digi?

> 1e. Re: Tube rig for HF digi?
>     Posted by: "D.J.J. Ring, Jr." n1ea@... djringjr
>     Date: Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:25 am ((PDT))
> Now works up to 945 MHz.  Wow, imagine an accurate frequency source
> for that inexpensive price with that frequency range.  I notice that a
> special SMA spanner is available to torque the SMA connectors, for a
> critical purpose that escapes my knowledge, but the tool is by far
> more expensive than the kits.  I am guessing tools are needed to
> connect SMA connectors without damage to circuit board mounted SMA
> connectors.
> 73

Hi again.

No, you don't *Need* the expensive SMA torque spanner/wrench, just be 
sensible and take care!  ("Firm Finger Tight" is fine for the most part.)  Or you 
can repace the connector with something else.

The Si570 device based sources are quite clean and stable, the notable Elecraft 
KX3 uses one of that family internally, as do most of the "softrock" based kits.

Some of the DDS based kits from China are notorioursly dirty (spurs, jitter, 
noise etc) but are good for many purposes none the less, just less than ideal for 
some communications use.

They could be very good, but very great care has to be taken in the design and 
layout of the circuit, and the use of different power spplies etc to keep digital 
noise from one subsystem out of another is not entirely straightforward.

I think they are often just mass produced denonstrator kits, to evaluate the 
DDS device, and/or to allow control software to be created, as oposed to being 
used as the LO for a comm's radio "as is".    There is some very good control 
software about though, as someone mentioned that can cater for various IF 
offsets too.    The same can be found too, for the Si570 chips.


Dave G0WBX
(KX3 sn: 4208)

Posted by: "Dave B" <g8kbvdave@...>


Re: Tube rig for HF digi?

> 2d. Re: Tube rig for HF digi?
>     Posted by:  edanie31@... edanie31
>     Date: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:23 pm ((PDT))
> Well, if you are really looking for a project ..........  that would
> be one. Not sure of the stability of the transmitter. It was certainly
> fine for AM, but may not be enough for psk. 

Nothing to stop anyone using an external VFO with many "Tube" rigs, that 
external source could of course be stabilised, or even a true frequency 

Remember such receivers as the Racal RA17?   Using the Wadly Loop method 
for it's 1st LO (The FRG7 solid state RX had something similar from memory.)

A bit of a major undertaking to recreate something like that however...

Or, as others suggested, just a small choice of Crystal LO's.

Or the Si570 chip (sorry) is good for all sorts of things like that, and remote 

http://sdr-kits.net/QRP2000_Description.html    (With alternative firmware, it 
can also be a self contained WSPR TX!)

One of them feeding a divider and buffer, could be an answer to upgrade an 
older rig that may drift a bit, but is otherwise still plenty good enough.  Tube or 
solid state.


Dave G0WBX.

Posted by: "Dave B" <g8kbvdave@...>