signal link

does signal link work nicely with ubuntu. their on line site says that it can work in linux but they can't trouble shoot it.

wb4ahd warren

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


Re: soundmodem - Linux Mint 17.1

Try again..

On December 28, 2014 4:11:51 PM PST, David Ranch <dranch-U76wwbNhhF3R7s880joybQ@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hello James,

Soundmodem is still packaged with various distros but it has *NOT* been enhanced or maintained in years. Direwolf supports far better weak decodes, multi-bit correction, multiple decoders for HF, multiple ways to connect (serial kiss, network kiss, and AGWPE api support, etc.

If anything else, read the appendix of the Direwolf User-Guide.pdf and check out the decode rates compared to say soundmodem, tnc-x, kpc3, 1270c, etc.


Posted by: David Ranch <linuxham-fld-U76wwbNhhF3R7s880joybQ@public.gmane.org>


Icom IC-7200 & FLDIGI

Apparently I am the only one who has a difficult time setting up the IC-7200 and FLDIGI with Linux.  I have spent two solid days fighting this with Linux.  I configured my Flex-1500 (with VAC) and FLDIGI in less than an hour when I was running Windows Vista.

Here are the particulars:
IC-7200, FLDIGI 3.21.80 Linux Mint 17

I can get the waterfall to show signals, however it does not appear to be accurare at all, the radio frequency is not displayed on FLDIGI, FLDIGI will not control the radio at all. I must be missing something.


Posted by: k6joa-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org


soundmodem - Linux Mint 17.1


I'm trying to get soundmodem up and having some difficulty with ALSA sound.

$ sudo soundmodem
ALSA: Using sample rate 9600, sample format 2, significant bits 16, buffer size 3276, period size 102
sm[16400]: alsa: Error opening PCM device plughw:0,0
sm[16400]: cannot start audio

$ sudo padsp soundmodem

yields identical error

$ sudo aoss soundmodem

yields identical error

None of the hw: or plughw: addresses work.

I wonder if I need to add an audio or sound group and corr ect permissions? Or perhaps it is my on-board pci sound device with is an nvidia. Shouldn't matter whether USB or pci, no?

$ cat /proc/asound/pcm
00-00: ALC662 rev1 Analog : ALC662 rev1 Analog : playback 1 : capture 1
00-02: ALC662 rev1 Alt Analog : ALC662 rev1 Alt Analog : capture 1

$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [NVidia         ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
                      HDA NVidia at 0xfebf8000 irq 22

$ dmesg | grep sound
[   18.565551] input: HDA NVidia Front Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/sound/card0/input12
[   18.565733] input: HDA NVidia Line Out as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/sound/card0/input11
[   18.565861] input: HDA NVidia Line as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/sound/card0/input10
[   18.565980] input: HDA NVidia Rear Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/sound/card0/input9
[   18.566115] input: HDA NVidia Front Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/sound/card0/input8

I'm in Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca'

Any ideas?

Tnx - James KG7FU

Posted by: kg7fu-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org


Fwd: Need help with FLDIGI & My Equipment

Anyone on the lists who can help Conrad?  He lives in Manheim, PA.  I'm pretty sure that is near Lancaster.


-------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: Date: From: To:
Need help with FLDIGI & My Equipment
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:35:03 -0500
Conrad Nasatka <wb3dqd.conrad-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>

I am brand spanking new to FLDIGI and already got a lot of help with increasing the fonts because of my depleting eye sight but would like to get some assistance with someone who has a similar set up as mine to proceed with MT-63. I have a computer with Windows 7 in it, and the radio is a Kenwood TS 950 SDX, with a SignaLink USB modem with sound cards in it, and would like to speak with anyone who has experience with MT-63 using the equipment I have listed. I figure you are very busy but when you get time could you direct me to how to get in touch with someone with my equipment  that I listed and someone already involved with FLDIGI and using the same equipment as mine to talk to and find out how to get it all working together. This is very important to me and would be eternally grateful if I could speak with someone who could help me out. I have been an amateur radio operator over 35 years and in failing eye sight, the reason for the increase in fonts for your program so I could read the drop downs. I must tel you I tried a 32" monitor to help a few weeks ago. This plus the increase fonts has helped a lot. I am 70 and in failing health due to a kidney transplant. No excuses here, I would like very much to utilize your program for the organization I belong to. Please see what you can do to help at your convenience.


Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj-Bdlq13kUjeyLZ21kGMrzwg@public.gmane.org>


Rotator controller software for linux?

Anyone know of, or better yet USE rotator controller software under linux?

It may be a while but my long term antenna plan is a 30ft tower with a hex beam on top which is light enough to be turned by a TV antenna rotator. 

I plan to arduino'ize it so I can rotate it from software just like you can from HRD but finding appropriate software has been difficult.

Depending on what I can find I'll use the project from the recent ARRL published book "Arduino for Ham Radio" since I have direct access to the author :)


Posted by: Richard Shaw <hobbes1069-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


flrig-1.3.19 posted / fldigi-3.22.04 posted


======================================= flrig 
Version 1.3.19 * maintenance release

   xmlrpc error handling
     * improve xmlrpc error handling
       - require 5 consecutive connect errors before closing and 
reopening connection

   Kenwood transceivers
     * Changed use of sendCommand function to wait_char function when 

     * wait_char(...) substituted for waitN in backend
     * added read bandwidth values before setting.
       - 8.33 MHz filter value never changed
       - 455 kHz filter value iaw with UI

   Transceiver timeout
     * Restored timout to sendCommand even if nread is zero

     * removed binary build from builddist.sh

     * Changed get query to use waitN(...)

THIS VERSION IS KEYED TO FLDIGI-3.22.04 to correct the bug which caused 
the fldigi title bar to be displayed in error.

======================================= fldigi 

Version 3.22.04 * maintenance release
        - quick fix for main window title issue

     * fix for xmlrpc transceiver naming

73, Dave, W1HKJ

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj@...>


Re: [win-fldigi] OOPS! Opened wrong Config file!

You are the 2nd person to report the problem Jim.  It should not cause a problem with program operation.

It will be resolved with an update to both flrig (1.3.19) and fldigi (3.22.04).  I expect to have them available tomorrow.


On 12/25/2014 06:01 PM, jeshaw2-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [win-fldigi] wrote:

I've been rearranging the file structure agound the fldigi updates.  I decided to create an fldigi-cur directory and execute out of there.  thatway whenever I downloaded a new version, I could just copy the new .exe into that directory and not have to worry about all of the other places that I make reference to it nor would I need to modify the configuration and macro files.

Well,in the process of trying to set this up, in fldigi I opened what I thought was the configuration file.  WhatI got was a string of "FT-847 / FT-847 / FT-847..." across the window's name field.

What did I do wrong, and how do I fix this w/o doing a reinstall?


Jim, N8JQL

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj-Bdlq13kUjeyLZ21kGMrzwg@public.gmane.org>


fldigi-3.22.03 released [2 Attachments]

[Attachment(s) from w1hkj included below]

Happy Hanukkah

es Merry Christmas to all !

73, Dave


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DXSpider on CuBox-i / Debian


I have been running my N6WS-2 DXSpider node for the past 1-1/2 years on 
a Raspberry Pi.  During contest weekend the system resources would be 
severely taxed.  Running simple queries for specific DX stations would 
take longer than I would like.  In fact, some searches would not be seen 
on a normal screen because they would be displayed followed by 20-30 
normal spots which would scroll the query result off the top of the 
screen.  This was particularly true if you opened all filters and 
displayed normal spots and RBN spots.

I had a CuBox-i4Pro I was using as a media center, and decided to try it 
as a replacement for the Raspberry Pi.  The CuBox-i4Pro has a 4-core 
1GHz processor and 2GB of RAM versus the single core 700MHz processor 
and 512KB in the Raspberry Pi.

I have drafted a set of installation instructions for the CuBox-i that 
are adapted from the Raspberry Pi instructions on my http://www.n6ws.com 
website.  The instructions can  be directly accesses using the link:


This is a draft set of instructions, so please provide any feedback on 
any corrections necessary or desired.

The N6WS-2 node is accessible at:

Port 7302

Please try it, and let me know if you feel the performance is adequate.

TU, 73, & Happy Holidays,

Posted by: Bill Shell <n6ws@...>


fldigi-3.22.03 released

Posted to http://www.w1hkj.com

Source Forge git master repository updated to 3.22.03

Version 3.22.03 * maintenance release

  * changed all berlios lists references to source forge

  * CW xmt filter
    - Added user selectable Windowed-sinc transmit bandpass filter.
    - Useful for tuning transmit sound at QRQ operating speeds.

  * CW configuration
    - updated documentation for the new bandpass transmit shaping

  * DTMF
    - Corrected dtmf command execution within trx tx loop

  * FFT filter
    - Corrected initialization of fft filter.

  * ARQ/KISS IO state conflict
    - Ensure all state flags reflect selected mode.
    - Toggle IO mode in software.

  * Window title
    - changed to append vice replace window title with transceiver name

  * Xmt Audio Stream
    - Restored MT63 output power
    - Modified output audio stream processing to prevent audio codec roll over

  * RX Text
    - reject Mousewheel (3rd mouse button) closure when in Rx text panel

  * OpenBSD
    - compatibility fixes for OpenBSD

    - Corrected struct position of log field 'QSL_VIA'

  * Documentation
    - Removed references to Precompiled Binaries
    - Added illustration of command line parameters
      . on Win8.1
      . on Mint UI launcher properties

  * LOG lookup
    - Changed debug level to VERBOSE; easier to see response without DEBUG clutter

  * Lion/Yosemite madness
    - OS-X changed allowable application behavior after user presses the Red-X
      "I'm outta here" button.  Fix to prevent system uncaught exception behavior.

73 and Best Wishes for a Healthy 2015

Dave, W1HKJ

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj-Bdlq13kUjeyLZ21kGMrzwg@public.gmane.org>