Problem With piHPSDR

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Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 10:18:03 AM8/12/21
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I have a new Radioberry working with SDR Console but when I run piHPSDR I get what is shown in the screen capture below. It's probably just a setting error but I tried all the piHPSDR controls and I couldn't fix it. Any help would be appreciated.

Rob Robinette K9OJ
Radioberry.png

Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 10:20:06 AM8/12/21
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Also, when I exit out of piHPSDR SDR Console doesn't work until I reboot the pi. Is there any way to restart the Radioberry service to keep from having to reboot?

Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 10:32:52 AM8/12/21
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I tried restarting radioberryd but SDR Console still shows a blank waterfall and no audio out unless I reboot the pi.

Omar Lira Rangel

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Aug 12, 2021, 12:05:14 PM8/12/21
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Hi, I have the same issue, also, when connect trough SDR Console, all the discovery, identification and registering works, but I not receive data.

Thanks.

Omar Lira Rangel

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Aug 12, 2021, 12:07:25 PM8/12/21
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Hi Robin,

Are you using the developer release?

t´nX

Paulh002

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Aug 12, 2021, 12:23:49 PM8/12/21
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You can start / stop restart firmware with sudo systemctl stop radioberry  and sudo systemctl start radioberry.
if you stop radioberry and start radioberry manual. You can see the log of radioberry.
(The firmware is the part that enables SDRConsole to connect)



Op donderdag 12 augustus 2021 om 18:07:25 UTC+2 schreef omar...@gmail.com:

Omar Lira Rangel

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Aug 12, 2021, 12:34:09 PM8/12/21
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Thanks Paul,

Yes, the connection is successful, and I can view the message related to the send command is executed,  the issue is that I do not get data/signal.

I suppose that is related to the problem that Robin comment about the blank waterfall in piHPSDR. 

t´nX

Paulh002

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Aug 12, 2021, 12:38:01 PM8/12/21
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It can be that the version of the driver does not match the firmware.
In that case reinstall the version you want, that is dev version or release version.
I use dev version, to install dev version: 

Op donderdag 12 augustus 2021 om 18:34:09 UTC+2 schreef omar...@gmail.com:

Omar Lira Rangel

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Aug 12, 2021, 1:39:01 PM8/12/21
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Thanks,

Still doesn't work.

:(

Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 1:40:13 PM8/12/21
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Paul, I tried the stop and start and the commands ran but it did not get the data back to SDR Console.
 I am using the developer version. I just installed from a fresh pi os, updated, rebooted, installed Radioberry, then installed piHPSDR.

Omar Lira Rangel

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Aug 12, 2021, 1:41:42 PM8/12/21
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and... works now?

thnaks.

Paulh002

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Aug 12, 2021, 2:16:54 PM8/12/21
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Did you test with SDRConsole?
I am not familiar with piHPDSR


Op donderdag 12 augustus 2021 om 19:40:13 UTC+2 schreef robin...@gmail.com:

Paulh002

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Aug 12, 2021, 2:22:56 PM8/12/21
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An other issue I had was the right to access the device execute:
sudo chmod 666 /dev/radioberry

and try again

Op donderdag 12 augustus 2021 om 20:16:54 UTC+2 schreef Paulh002:

Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 2:37:44 PM8/12/21
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Paul I did the chmod and stopped and started radioberryd and there is still no receive (no waterfall or audio).

Paulh002

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Aug 12, 2021, 3:15:02 PM8/12/21
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  Can you check some items? and list them here?
1) check registration of your radioberry on: http://www.pa3gsb.nl/radioberry/api/read.php

2) check if radioberry driver is available
ls -l /dev/radioberry
3) check the version of radioberry driver
lsmod | grep radioberry

3) start radioberry software manualy (first stop it) and show welcome screen, does it state version of gateware?

4) show version of radioberry firmware 
ls -l /usr/local/bin/radioberry 

5) show driver messages, execute in a seperate ssh window  dmesg -wH & and check if you get error messages when starting the firmware
dmesg -wH &

$ sudo systemctl start radioberry
[  +4.701506] inside radioberry_open function 
[  +4.701506] inside radioberry_open function 



Op donderdag 12 augustus 2021 om 20:37:44 UTC+2 schreef robin...@gmail.com:

Ronald Nicholson

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Aug 12, 2021, 3:22:31 PM8/12/21
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I've sometimes seen an issue where the Radioberry uses the wrong sample rate (e.g. not the one indicated by the current SDR software).  Maybe the Radioberry FPGA gateware gets stuck using an old sample rate setting.  This problem usually gets fixed by killing and restarting both the radioberry server and the SDR app.  But I never have to reboot the Pi.  
So double check both the IP address and the sample rates to see if your 2 apps are using the same, or different values.
Not sure what the issue might be, as this should never be a problem using Protocol 1, since the number of receivers and the sample rate usually gets re-sent from the SDR app many times per second via UDP.
73,
Ron
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pa3gsb

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Aug 12, 2021, 4:05:30 PM8/12/21
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Rob

Do you use the gpio pins in the pihpsdr? 

Please dont

Johan

Op donderdag 12 augustus 2021 om 16:18:03 UTC+2 schreef robin...@gmail.com:

Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 5:20:58 PM8/12/21
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1. Yes
DC:A6:32:1A:FB:34 -- 73.0  0.9   2021.06.25   CL025   2021-08-12 16:28:58

2.
pi@pi4:~ $ ls -l /dev/radioberry
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 240, 0 Aug 12 10:27 /dev/radioberry
pi@pi4:~ $

3.
lsmod | grep radioberry
radioberry             16384  0

3b.
====================================================================
====================================================================
                        Radioberry V2.0


        Supports 4 receivers and 1 transmitter.

        Build version: 2021.06.25

        Have fun Johan PA3GSB

        Report requests or bugs to <pa3...@gmail.com>.
====================================================================
====================================================================
Radioberry gateware version 0-0.
No Alex, N2ADR or generic filters interface board connected to radioberry
Radioberry amplifier config failed; only a problem if amplifier is installed.
Radioberry, Starting packet rx part.
fd socket: SO_PRIORITY: Operation not permitted
sock_TCP_Server socket: SO_PRIORITY: Operation not permitted
Radioberry, Starting packet control part.
Radioberry, Starting packet tx part.

5.
 ls -l /usr/local/bin/radioberry
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 91808 Aug 11 23:31 /usr/local/bin/radioberry

6.
The result of dmesg -wH & 
[  +0.573803] radioberry: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[  +0.001036] inside radioberry_init function
[  +0.000018] radioberry loading...
[  +0.000287] inside radioberry_probe function
[  +0.000816] platform driver registered 0
[  +0.000026] Radioberry: registered correctly with major number 240
[  +0.000053] Radioberry: device class registered correctly
[  +0.000346] Radioberry char: device class created correctly
[  +0.000270] Radioberry: The rx sample state is currently: 1
[  +0.000021] Radioberry: The rx samples pin is mapped to IRQ: 65
[  +0.000111] Radioberry: The interrupt request result is: 0
[  +0.000029] GPIO ready for use
[  +0.000016] inside loading_radioberry_gateware function
[  +0.021836] inside firmware_load function
[  +0.000384] Radioberry gateware file size: 334039
[  +0.000018] GPIO ready for uploading gateware...
[  +0.000015] Info: prepare FPGA for loading image
[  +0.018984] rpivid-mem feb00000.hevc-decoder: rpivid-hevcmem initialised: Registers at 0xfeb00000 length 0x00010000
[  +0.000839] rpivid-mem feb10000.rpivid-local-intc: rpivid-intcmem initialised: Registers at 0xfeb10000 length 0x00001000
[  +0.001059] rpivid-mem feb20000.h264-decoder: rpivid-h264mem initialised: Registers at 0xfeb20000 length 0x00010000
[  +0.000671] rpivid-mem feb30000.vp9-decoder: rpivid-vp9mem initialised: Registers at 0xfeb30000 length 0x00010000
[  +0.046104] vc_sm_cma: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[  +0.002343] bcm2835_vc_sm_cma_probe: Videocore shared memory driver
[  +0.000031] [vc_sm_connected_init]: start

 sudo systemctl start radioberry
It just ran, nothing printed.

Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 5:24:33 PM8/12/21
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I have restarted radioberryd and restarted SDR Console and still no waterfall or audio.

I could be that piHPSDR is changing something that SDR Console doesn't like.

Johan, I am not using gpio pins and remote gpio is disabled. piHPSDR requires I2C so it is enabled.

Paulh002

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Aug 12, 2021, 5:52:59 PM8/12/21
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Hi,

I thought for you should switch off I2C in piHPSRD, because the firmware driver is master of I2c.
Also the gateware reported by radioberry is not correct, maybe because of I2C issue
It should report: Radioberry gateware version 73-0.

Op donderdag 12 augustus 2021 om 23:24:33 UTC+2 schreef robin...@gmail.com:

Omar Lira Rangel

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Aug 12, 2021, 9:12:42 PM8/12/21
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Hi, 

I tried installing without CW, and continue the same problem.

With Windows SDRConsole and openHPSDR-PowerSDR remotely, everything works fine.

I noted the next, when I run piHPSDR, the same for Rob, only shows nothing of signal in the panadapter and a static waterfall, after I close the program, the gateware fails, and shows a wrong version 0.0 or 255-255, even stoping and restarting the service or running manually the command, and I need to restart the pi in order to get the gateware working again.

Maybe could be something in piHPSDR working bad?

Kindly

Thnaks.

Rob Robinette

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Aug 12, 2021, 11:57:58 PM8/12/21
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I switched off I2C but piHPSDR did not work. Turned it back on and piHPSDR works again.

Radioberry

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Aug 14, 2021, 12:50:40 PM8/14/21
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Rob,

In your log i see:

Radioberry gateware version 0-0.

i2c can be on or off.... should not influence the working ....

I think you need to check the soldering of the gnd of the AD9866 and FPGA at the bottom site of the PCB.

73 Johan
PA3GSB




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Rob Robinette

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Aug 15, 2021, 8:01:37 AM8/15/21
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Johan,

I'll check the ground solder joints.

Rob Robinette

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Aug 15, 2021, 8:02:49 AM8/15/21
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My symptoms do match Omar's.

Rob Robinette

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Aug 15, 2021, 10:41:42 AM8/15/21
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Johan,

My gateway version shows 73-0 but after running piHPDSR it shows 0-0. I have to reboot to get back to 73-0.

Rob

Rob Robinette

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Aug 15, 2021, 10:48:02 AM8/15/21
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Can someone else run piHPSDR on their pi and then check their Radioberry gateway version and see if it's reported as 0-0?

pa3gsb

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Aug 15, 2021, 11:03:39 AM8/15/21
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Rob

Do i understand it right... SDRC is working?

If so can you provide the start screen of pihpsdr.

Johan

Op zondag 15 augustus 2021 om 16:41:42 UTC+2 schreef robin...@gmail.com:

Rob Robinette

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Aug 15, 2021, 9:24:16 PM8/15/21
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What is SDRC?

piHPSDR.png

pa3gsb

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Aug 16, 2021, 1:51:20 AM8/16/21
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Rob

SDRC SDR Console

You are using GPIO. The GPIO pins are used by the radioberry.

Pins allowed are indicated at:


But please build pihpsdr without GPIO option.

73 Johan
PA3GSB

Op maandag 16 augustus 2021 om 03:24:16 UTC+2 schreef robin...@gmail.com:

Rob Robinette

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Aug 16, 2021, 8:56:46 AM8/16/21
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How do I turn off the gpio for the pihpsdr build? Why would John Melton configure piHPSDR incorrectly?

Rob Robinette

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Aug 16, 2021, 8:57:48 AM8/16/21
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Yes, SDR Console works perfectly with the Radioberry until I run piHPSDR then there is no audio or waterfall until I reboot the pi.

Rob Robinette

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Aug 16, 2021, 9:02:20 AM8/16/21
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When I run piHPSDR it does not run correctly. I get a hot column of red and yellow on the waterfall. When I exit piHPSDR and run SDR Console V3.1 I get no audio and no waterfall. I started with a fresh pi OS install, then followed Johan's instructions to install and build the Radioberry and piHPSDR software and this is where I'm at.

pa3gsb

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Aug 16, 2021, 9:32:33 AM8/16/21
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Rob

It seems really complicated for you.... but i explain in more detail:

John Melton provide the possibility to use a pihpsdr controller using the gpio pins of the RPI

But the radioberry also using the same  the gpio pins  of the RPI

They cannot both make use of the same gpio pins.



Use the pihpsdr release from:



Do you wish to install the local CW option: yes or no?"  ANSWER with no


Than you get a version without the option in pihpsdr for using the pihpsdr controller; radioberry is than the only user of the gpio pins.

Hope this helps

Johan
PA3GSB



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Omar Lira Rangel

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Aug 17, 2021, 1:42:55 AM8/17/21
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Hi, 

I tried installing without CW, and continue the same problem.

With Windows SDRConsole and openHPSDR-PowerSDR remotely, everything works fine.

I noted the next, when I run piHPSDR, the same for Rob, only shows nothing of signal in the panadapter and a static waterfall, after I close the program, the gateware fails, and shows a wrong version 0.0 or 255-255, even stoping and restarting the service or running manually the command, and I need to restart the pi in order to get the gateware working again.

Maybe could be something in piHPSDR working bad?

Kindly

Thnaks.

Rob Robinette

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Aug 22, 2021, 4:53:51 PM8/22/21
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Johan, I did install with the CW "yes" option. I will re-install with "no" and let you know if that fixes my problem.

Rob Robinette

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Aug 22, 2021, 9:06:27 PM8/22/21
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I did a fresh Raspian install and installed Radioberry and it's working fine.

When I try to install pihpsdr I get these errors:

gpio.c: In function ‘gpio_cw_sidetone_set’:
gpio.c:1094:12: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘gpiod_ctxless_set_value_ext’; did you mean ‘gtk_scale_set_value_pos’? [-Wimplicit-function-declaration]
     if((rc=gpiod_ctxless_set_value_ext(gpio_device,SIDETONE_GPIO,level,FALSE,consumer,NULL,NULL,0))<0) {
            ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            gtk_scale_set_value_pos
gpio.c:1094:40: error: ‘gpio_device’ undeclared (first use in this function); did you mean ‘i2c_device’?
     if((rc=gpiod_ctxless_set_value_ext(gpio_device,SIDETONE_GPIO,level,FALSE,consumer,NULL,NULL,0))<0) {
                                        ^~~~~~~~~~~
                                        i2c_device

Anyone have a clue?

Rob Robinette

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Aug 22, 2021, 9:07:52 PM8/22/21
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The last error code when compiling was:

make: *** [Makefile:228: gpio.o] Error 1

John Melton

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Aug 23, 2021, 8:00:49 AM8/23/21
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Try pulling the latest source code. Several changes including a fix for the side tone. The Raspberry Pi has an old version of gpiod that does not include  gpiod_ctxless_set_value_ext so I have had to put a test for which version it is using.

-- John

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John Melton

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