fldigi install issue

Hey all,

I’ve installed from source on Chrubuntu and  lubuntu, and linux 15,  all fb.

But recently on an upgrade to Mint 17, I ran into an issue.

When installing and configuring fltk, terminal wouldn’t recognize "enable-shared”.

And the install ended up making things a little flakey, as the desktop kept going to fallback mode. fldigi
ran, but the whole system seemed a little unstable.

In the end, I went to Synaptic and downloaded fldigi from there, then updated it from w1hkj’s site. All
working well, including the gui environment.

So is there the possibility of a typo in the wiki, or am I going to be reminded of yet another dumb thing I’ve done?

	- 73 Mike N3LI -




release for an alienware r17 r3?

anyone have a good release for an alienware r17 r3?

i sick to death of windows. 

Posted by: kd5foy-fOdFMYwuEsI@public.gmane.org


Linux & Packet promotion in India

Hi Linux hams,

I promote ham digital radio by traveling for scientific conferences (see 
the list bellow), visiting academic institutions, and writing research 
papers. Those activities include an opportunity for promoting hardware & 
software for sound card packet (and other digital modes). For example, 
in two weeks I will visit India as a tutorial speaker on the Amateur 
Radio Communications, related software and computer networks in 
Education (for details please visit 
http://wocn2014.org/wtutorials.html). I'll travel with a Debian 7.6 laptop.

There will be some more (7-8) ham radio presentations during the same 
trip, as well as in years to come, so if you know of ham manufacturers 
and digital mode software programmers that might be interested in 
additional promotion of their products and services, by donating a peace 
of their software (if non-free) and/or hardware for digital mode 
communications, or anything else that they might feel they have 
potential market there. Such things would travel with me to various 
conference locations, universities, schools etc.

Feel free to contact me with your comments and suggestions.


Misko, YT7MPB


tutorial instructor:


workshop / visiting lecturer:

IIT, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Techno India NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur, India
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
IIIITM-K, Technopark, Trivandrum, India
BU, Bangkok, Thailand
IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

book chapter author:

Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology
ISBN: 978-1-60566-782-9; 678 pp; October 2009
Published under Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global

Simulation in Computer Network Design and Modeling: Use and Analysis
ISBN: 978-1-46660-191-8; 582 pages; February 2012
Published by IGI Global, USA

Wireless Networks and Security: Issues, Challenges and Research Trends
ISBN: 978-3-642-36168-5; 510 pages; February 2013
Published by Springer, Germany

Handbook of Research on Progressive Trends in Wireless Communications 
and Networking
ISBN: 9781466651708; 592 pages; February 2014
Published by IGI Global, USA

Posted by: Miroslav Skoric <skoric@...>


Fldigi and ts590 usb audio

Hi all,I can't output any audio from fldigi (3.21.83) to my ts590 via the usb sound card.
It was working perfectly on my old ubuntu 10.04. Then I switched to 13.04 and the problem has arrived.
I tried many configurations, asked questions on forums but I gave up since I am not a regular digital mode user.
Last week I upgraded to xubuntu 14.04, hoping my problem would be solved with new software. But It remains.

The ts590 configuration (which is not so easy to set up) seems not to be the cause because It works if I switch back to 10.04.

I can output audio to my ts590 with vlc software playing a wav file. But nothing with fldigi just a very very faint sound audible via the tx monitor at maximum setting. Not enough to transmit a single watt of RF.
In fldigi I use portaudio device. In pavu control the volume looks normal but nothing in the ts590.

Some strange behaviours : 
  - if I close fldigi while in tx mode, I have normal audio output for about 1 second.
  - if I start playing a wav file with vlc in the ts590 usb sound card, fldigi work! Both audios are mixed. I can     then  stop vlc playing and fldigi's modulation is outputted normally until the end of the transmission.  But after going back to receive, fldigi won't output any audio. Not easy to make a qso in that way :-).

Does anyone have the same problem ?
Any help would be welcome.


Posted by: f5owl-GANU6spQydw@public.gmane.org


Linux: V16 Released: "Andy's Ham Radio Linux"

Hi Everybody,it is with pleasure that I announce the release of version 16 of "Andy's Ham Radio Linux".  This software collection is a remix of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS.  There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.There were 5600 downloads (in 4 months!) of the previous version of this software collection.  Thank you for your support and interest.For more information, and download links, please look here:https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham


Of course, this version contains the latest FLdigi (and friends).  :-)

Have a lot of fun, and 73,Andy

Posted by: kb1oiq-WYrOkVUspZo@public.gmane.org


Restoring lbotw

I registered with log book of the world some time ago and before I could put the first log on it I had bad computer trouble and I lost every thing. I did not save the p12 file. The only thing I have is the is the postcard with the temp password, Naturally i forget the signon and password.  I have been inactive for a year or so. Is there anyway I can restore it now?   

Warren wb4ahd

Posted by: wb4ahd-WYrOkVUspZo@public.gmane.org


TS-590, fldigi and IF FIL use for PSK-31

This is a follow-up to my Digital posting about the use of the TS-590 IF FIL (IF Filter) button for PSK-31

When you change fldigi modes from RTTY (or whatever) to PSK-31, you may want to push the IF FiLL one time to
toggle from B (Narrow) to A (Wide) and you will see the waterfall display open up and there be all kinds
signals.  To see who is talking (at the same time) to who tune your VFO-A to 14070.0 (or wherever), go to the
fldigi View menu and activate the Signal Browser.  This will open a separate window displaying multiple
QSO’s within your specified bandwidth.  If you see someone calling CQ and you want to work that station,
click on the signal in the browser, close the browser and you should see the call in your main fldigi panel.
Since the signal may be outside your defined sweet spot, use the fldigi QSY button to center the signal to
the sweet spot, then push the IF FILL button to toggle it from A (wide) to B (Narrow) and this will filter out
signals outside your now narrow bandwidth.  When I toggle the  IF FILL A to B it changes my shift and width to
1000 and 300. You will need to play with the TS-590 settings to define how narrow you want the bandwidth. The
1000 seems to work best for digital and I vary the 300 depending on conditions.

You are now ready to call. This sounds (in words) a lot more complicated than is in daily operation. Too bad
this reflector strips graphics.  A couple of screenshots of the fldigi waterfall would save a lot of words.

I hope this is useful and used.  The IF Filter is one of the reasons I selected and use the TS-590S for digital modes.

73 Dick AA5VU




Re: fldigi don't start anymore

On 08/11/2014 01:22 PM, vliegendemuis@... [linuxham] wrote:
> using Linux Mint 16
> Initially, after download and installing, fldigi did start up.
> Then I wanted to install a FTDI USBtoSerial adapter.
> I did configure it in Minicom.
> After that fldigi won't start, it only shows a quick flash of a window
> and then disappears.
> Anyone has a clue ?
> tnx de Marc, ON3MSP

Start fldigi from a terminal, then post what errors there were.

There is no reason to install the FTDI, in linux its "plug and play"


Posted by: Ed <autek@...>


Re: fldigi don't start anymore

Try starting fldigi from the command line and see if there are any errors that are displayed.

Geoff, NW7GM
Seattle, WA

On Aug 11, 2014 10:22 AM, "vliegendemuis-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]" <linuxham-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

using Linux Mint 16

Initially, after download and installing, fldigi did start up.

Then I wanted to install a FTDI USBtoSerial adapter.

I did configure it in Minicom.

After that fldigi won't start, it only shows a quick flash of a window and then disappears.

Anyone has a clue ?

tnx de Marc, ON3MSP

Posted by: Geoff NW7GM <geoff.nw7gm-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


[Kenwood TS-590S] Misc RTTY and Digital Questions

The following is a copy of my posting to the Kenwood TS-590S reflector regarding and number of questions raised about RTTY and digital modes that may be of interest to new fldigi users. Yes, I know most of this is covered in the manual but from the comments it was obvious many have read but forgot some of the good stuff.  

Again, TNX to Dave W1HKJ and the fldigi development team for a great digital application that keeps getting even better.

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Misc RTTY and Digital Questions
Date: August 11, 2014 at 9:14:54 AM CDT

*** quote marks cut for reading ease ***

I changed the subject because a number of RTTY and digital questions have been raised and some had multiple topics in the same message. I will try to address some of the confusing topics.

Regarding AFSK vs. FSK many of the radios in use today were designed before the advent of sound card technology and the designers at that time assumed all RTTY would be FSK so they put an FSK mode button on the face of the rig and optimized the filters for FSK. In the old manuals you will see a few comments about AFSK associated with HF Packet.  With the advent of the sound card technology, users put the older radios in USB and found they do not have access to the FSK RTTY filters so they stay with FSK. I know one user that receives FSK on VFO-A and transmits on VFO-B in AFSK. His reason for doing this is because his logging program is keyed to rig frequency display. Talk about the tail wagging the dog.

We do not have this issue with the Kenwood TS-590S. It has a full range filtera when you have the TS-590S in USB DATA mode. Note I said USB DATA mode and you will find the IF FILL button is your friend for digital modes in USB DATA.

In the old days the RTTY Mark was king and all RTTY QSO’s were logged at the Mark frequency and this was adopted as the standard and it is still in practice today. Today we still log and spot RTTY QSO’s based on the Mark frequency - even in AFSK.

In fldigi the Mark is the green track on the waterfall and red track is the space.  Also, in fldigi there are two frequency displays. One for the rig Dial frequency the other is the Operating or QSO frequency. When you have fldigi in RTTY mode, the Mark (green line on the waterfall) is the QSO frequency and that is also the frequency that is logged.  In other digital modes the QSO frequency is the centroid (center) of track on the waterfall display.

The difference between the rig’s dial frequency and the QSO frequency is the determined by the user selected “Sweet Spot” in the fldigi (Misc/Sweet Spot) configuration panel.  I use 1000 because it easy to mentally subtract by 1. For example, if i see a spot on the cluster that says there is a RTTY station I want to work at 14087.5, it easy for me to spin the VFO to 14086.5 (down one) and start looking in the waterfall. If I see the tracks on the station down a little I mouse select the tracks and fldigi starts printing to the screen. i then use the fldigi QSY button to bring the station to the sweet spot.  The reason I want the station centered at the sweet spot is so my transmitted signal will sound right.  With regard to   the term sound right i am sure you have heard some weird sounding CW and RTTY signals on the bands. This is caused when an operator transmits outside the sweet spot. Using the fldigi QSY button centers the rig VFO to where you are receiving - and the transmitter follows. Failure to center causes your transmit to be off resulting in weird sounding signals. 

I could go on but don’t want to bore people with unwanted nitty-gritty details.  The bottom line is the TS-590S is a great radio for sound card AFSK RTTY and digital modes because we can optimize the filters where we needed. Users with older rigs may have to use a 1500 sweet spot because they are stuck with fixed Rx filters.

Get to know how the TS-590S IF FIL works. It is one of the best features in the rig for digital modes.

73 Dick AA5VU

PS: Years ago I ran FSK for RTTY but now that I have learned the correct way to use AFSK, I no interest in going back to FSK.

Posted by: Dick Kriss <aa5vu-fOdFMYwuEsI@public.gmane.org>


OT: FT-847 and Memory Channels

Can anyone tell me definitively if the Yaesu FT-847 stores HF channels 
with (or as) an alpha-numeric display?

I know in satellite mode it is possible, but I cannot figure out if it 
does on the HF side or not.


Joel - W4JBB

Posted by: Joel Black <w4jbb@...>