Linux GPS time update program

I have heard that digital modes like JT65 and JT9 need extremely accurate time. What linux utilities will do this online and also using GPS in the field?

Ron - KA3PSO

Posted by: ron.eike2-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org



The SGARN multicast transmissions on 30m will be off the air for at 
least a few days, maybe a week due to soundcard issues. If I have to 
order a new soundcard, it might take a week to get back on the air.

Will send a notice when I'm back on 30m.

73 DE Charles, N5PVL

Posted by: Charles Brabham <n5pvl@...>


Signalink and WSJTX

I'm trying to get my Signalink interface to work under Ubuntu running WSJTX and can't get any audio into the software. I've set everything to use the USB Analog CODEC but Joe's software doesn't seem to like it. Anyone found a work around?


Posted by: Richard Lawn <rjlawn-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


USB INstall Procedure

I've just downloaded KB1OIQ - Andy's Ham Radio Linux package to a USB thumb drive and I'd like to install/run it from that. I already have Ubuntu installed on an internal HD with an old XP partition that is now pretty useless. Any suggestions on how to do this or a pointer to where I can find the info on line would be appreciated.

Posted by: Richard Lawn <rjlawn-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


OSX 10.9.5 & RUMtrol7k-RT Connectivity

I can not connect to my 7000 from RUMtrol7k-RT v2.1. I can connect just fine from RUMlog and from all my other digital apps (fldigi, WSJT-x).
I'm using CI-V so my port is usbserial, I have Baud set to 9600 and none of the boxes checked. However I've obviously tried each one at a time and in combination. Usually the port says something like tty.usbserial but here it says usbserial only. Could this be part of the issue?
I don't get an error, it just doesn't read or write to the XCVR.

Has anyone successfully used RUMtrol with this version of the OSX?

Thanks in advance everyone.

Posted by: Keith Kaiser <wa0tjt-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


Re: Re: HSSM-Mesh/Broadband-Hamnet [Was: FLDIGI on mint 17 won't open?]

Hello Lloyd,

I never received your original email though I did see the response to it 
from Ernest.  Anyway..

>I would love to read your doc that you made.  I have to start learning

You can find it here:


>Not knowing any better, my thought is to start with just
>the two routers I have, and build a very simple file server that would
>allow accessing files on the server's hard drive from the client.  I
>would think something like Apache does this?

Basic Apache can let people download stuff but the basic service it won't allow uploads.
You can add additional modules like WebDAV, etc. but I wouldn't call that optimal.

>I can start slow and learn while not really having security issues.  I'd
>use an old computer with nothing serious on it.  Or perhaps a raspberry
>pi which does nothing other than a live video feed.

A Rpi is a great way to start with Linux and can do a *lot* of stuff.

>I envision high
>definition video from multiple feeds.  This would make use of the very
>high speed connection at a price point that is much better than old
>school ATV stuff.

Sure.. that works and a Rpi can do that though if you want to start transcoding stuff,
you'll need a lot more CPU power.

> I'll have to look at D-rats.

I'll be curious what you think of it!


> Samba installed on Linux might be a good way to start: it can serve
> files to both Linux and Windows systems, and act as a Windows interface
> to a printer using CUPS.

Posted by: David Ranch <linuxham-fld@...>


Setting up dual monitors

I'm another newbie with a problem with Mint. I have a BFG GEForce 7800 GT OC video card (with 2 monitor outlets) installed in my PC and I'd like to be able to use 2 monitors, one with FLDIGI and the other one other programs. How can I get, if possible, the PC to recognize the card? I know about the Bios settings, and I had trouble getting the card to display on both monitors while running XP, 

Posted by: kk.n8vkx-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org


SGARN Multicast Schedule Change

The SGARN Multicast Schedule is now as follows:

Call: N5PVL

Locator: DM80di

Frequency: 10.142.0 or possibly 10.142.2 - 10.142.4 USB +1000 ( One of 
depending on ongoing activity on frequency. )

Time: 0200-1000 UTC

Mode: MT63-500L

Content: ARRL Bulletins, SGARN Txt and HTML - Emergency information
during emergencies.

Note: The best way to utilize this server is to get set up when it
starts in the evening, then let your system listen overnight and see
what you have in the morning. The first hour is usually subject to
interference that drops off later on.

Note that by tuning in for the SGARN overnight multicast, you not
only get the latest ARRL bulletins but an idea of overnight
propagation conditions on 30 meters.

More information and details about monitoring SGARN multicasts at:


Comments and reception reports always appreciated.

73 DE Charles, N5PVL

Posted by: Charles Brabham <n5pvl@...>


FLRig and rigctld NET

A search of the Goog turned up only an old post to this forum that went unanswered.  Hopefully, I'll have better luck than Jose.

I have set myself down and worked out how to get rigctld to run and allow multiple programs to connect to one rig via the USB to Serial device.  Unfortunately, FLRig's UI does not seem to be coded the same as FLDigi.

With FLDigi, the transceiver control can be setup under Hamlib by setting the Rig device to Hamlib NET rigctl, and given an ip address as the device, it will connect to the rigctld service and happily do its thing.

FLRig on the other hand, does not have an option for Hamlib NET rigctl, nor will it allow for the direct entry of a device address.  In fact, FLRig will not allow the user to connect to any devic e NOT listed in the drop down box.  This means that if a user creates a /dev/radio device which is pointed at a /dev/ttyUSB#, that /dev/radio device cannot be used.  Instead, only the direct reference to /dev/ttyUSB# may be used and only if it is present in the drop down.

Would it be possible to align the UI of FLRig's configuration with that of FLDigi, such that FLRig may be used with a rigctld service?  Is it possible currently to run FLRig, perhaps with a CLI command, to connect to Hamlib NET rigctl rather than to a specific radio and serial device?

This would allow me to finally be able to run FLRig as my main radio interface, with FLDigi doing its digital work and CQRLog logging the contacts.

Please do not reply with any mention of XMLRPC as t hat only allows FLRig and FLDigi to run simultaneously, but does not allow any other program to access the USB/Serial device without conflicts.

All the best and Seven-Three,

Michael - K5WRN

Posted by: michael.k5wrn-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org


Freq Analysis mode on FLDIGI

A big thanks for adding this. I recently Ebay'd a cheap Chinese TXCO for my Kenwood TS-590. Using the freq analysis mode with WWV I was able to determine that it was working to spec (c5Hz drift over 2 hours) and also was fairly accurately calibrated out of the box, starting a couple of Hz low and eventually settling a couple of Hz high.

Trying to do this sort of measurement without FLDIGI's freq analysis mode would have been quite difficult and the csv file means it is really simple to produce a graph to show the TXCO's characteristics.

Brian G0UKB

Posted by: g0ukb-aeB/dSAnsf7pIgCt6eIbzw@public.gmane.org


Audio recording - Repeater jamming

Hi all,
we have a bad problem with jammers on the local repeater.
I would really like to have a recording with timestamp of every..
"event", for prosecution and legal reasons.
This should be a completely automated system, with my Kenwood V71
connected to my laptop, or ideally to one of the raspberry pi that are
my shack IT complement.

Do you have any hint on this? I am setting up a stopgap recorder with
the infos provided here.
However this solution leaves me no hint of the time, something also
important for discovering patterns in the jamming activity..

73 de IZ2QYZ

Posted by: Tommaso Ravaglioli <tomrava@...>