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Re: Using Morserino

Matthias Jordan
 

Hi, Ray.

Shameless self-plug here: I wrote an alternative firmware you can flash
over the stock one. My firmware has a special mode for head copy
training, support for straight keys in all modes and a game. If you
don't like it, you can flash the official firmware back.

You'll find the latest release here:

https://github.com/matthiasjordan/Morserino-32/releases/tag/release_2_2_1


Kind regards

Matthias DL4MAT

Am 01.04.20 um 10:43 schrieb Ray Spreadbury G3XLG via Groups.Io:
...

My objective is to be able to head copy reasonably accurately & send at
25wpm or more.
What program of learning should I be following? Any ideas please?
73 Ray G3XLG
--
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which,
when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still
more complicated.
-- Poul Anderson

to G3XLG please change groupe for pc talk

Tommy Clemmensen
 

Hello G3XLG

Please join the group for pc talk for the morserino

morserino | addon-pc-software

Its not aloud anymore to talk about pc software in this main groupe.

Tommy de oz1thc


Den 01-04-2020 kl. 20:09 skrev Ray Spreadbury G3XLG via groups.io:

Hi Tommy

Thanks for the info, your lists of words/phrases look really useful & I will try & add them to the Morserino tomorrow.

I had already read a short article from The Morse Code Ninja Kurt AD0WE & I see he has contributed some of his ideas to your lists.

73 de Ray  G3XLG

 


Re: Using Morserino

Ray Spreadbury G3XLG
 

Hi Tommy

Thanks for the info, your lists of words/phrases look really useful & I will try & add them to the Morserino tomorrow.

I had already read a short article from The Morse Code Ninja Kurt AD0WE & I see he has contributed some of his ideas to your lists.

73 de Ray  G3XLG

 

From: main@morserino.groups.io <main@morserino.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tommy Clemmensen
Sent: 01 April 2020 17:18
To: main@morserino.groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Using Morserino

 

Hello G3XLG

Take a look on this Pc phrases trainer https://github.com/Tommy-de-oz1thc/Morserino-32-Phrases-trainer/tree/Morserino/Release/Version%202.0

It work fine with the morserino.

I used it my self very much with Hidden text, but you can also show the text.

Tommy de oz1thc

Den 01-04-2020 kl. 10:43 skrev Ray Spreadbury G3XLG via Groups.Io:

Well I built it with no probs & I updated the software to the latest version but I'm now looking for some advice on using it to increase my head copy speed & sending speed.
I know the code & can send at about 21wpm (with some errors!) & head copy at about 16/17wpm.
If I write it down, I can copy upto about 24/25wpm.
My objective is to be able to head copy reasonably accurately & send at 25wpm or more.
What program of learning should I be following? Any ideas please?
73 Ray G3XLG

Re: Using Morserino

Tommy Clemmensen
 

Hello G3XLG

Take a look on this Pc phrases trainer https://github.com/Tommy-de-oz1thc/Morserino-32-Phrases-trainer/tree/Morserino/Release/Version%202.0

It work fine with the morserino.

I used it my self very much with Hidden text, but you can also show the text.

Tommy de oz1thc

Den 01-04-2020 kl. 10:43 skrev Ray Spreadbury G3XLG via Groups.Io:

Well I built it with no probs & I updated the software to the latest version but I'm now looking for some advice on using it to increase my head copy speed & sending speed.
I know the code & can send at about 21wpm (with some errors!) & head copy at about 16/17wpm.
If I write it down, I can copy upto about 24/25wpm.
My objective is to be able to head copy reasonably accurately & send at 25wpm or more.
What program of learning should I be following? Any ideas please?
73 Ray G3XLG

Re: Using Morserino

Bob
 

You are ahead of me, and I can’t speak from personal experience.  However, I hear good things about the programs at the  CW Academy https://cwops.org/cw-academy/  and the Long Island CW Club https://longislandcwclub.org/.  I’m sure there are others.  Perhaps some in your time zone.

 

 

73,

Bob, WK2Y

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@morserino.groups.io <main@morserino.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Spreadbury G3XLG via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 4:43 AM
To: main@morserino.groups.io
Subject: [morserino] Using Morserino

 

Well I built it with no probs & I updated the software to the latest version but I'm now looking for some advice on using it to increase my head copy speed & sending speed.
I know the code & can send at about 21wpm (with some errors!) & head copy at about 16/17wpm.
If I write it down, I can copy upto about 24/25wpm.
My objective is to be able to head copy reasonably accurately & send at 25wpm or more.
What program of learning should I be following? Any ideas please?
73 Ray G3XLG

Using Morserino

Ray Spreadbury G3XLG
 

Well I built it with no probs & I updated the software to the latest version but I'm now looking for some advice on using it to increase my head copy speed & sending speed.
I know the code & can send at about 21wpm (with some errors!) & head copy at about 16/17wpm.
If I write it down, I can copy upto about 24/25wpm.
My objective is to be able to head copy reasonably accurately & send at 25wpm or more.
What program of learning should I be following? Any ideas please?
73 Ray G3XLG

Re: Cloning on Windows systems

Joe Wittmer K9SZ
 

Cloning works fine on Windows now, Willi. Thanks for the quick fix. :-)

73
Joe


On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 2:31 AM Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...> wrote:
Thanks for pointing that out…. Had no idea that OSX could have folder names with trailing spaces!

Should be fixed now…

Willi


Am 31.03.2020 um 03:45 schrieb Joe Wittmer K9SZ <joseph.e.wittmer@...>:

Hi Willi,

Could you please remove the trailing space at the end of the following path?

/Documentation/Versions in French and Spanish/Spanish (by EA4BAS)

This minor change will fix an invalid path error when attempting to clone the repository on Windows systems.

73
Joe





Re: Cloning on Windows systems

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Thanks for pointing that out…. Had no idea that OSX could have folder names with trailing spaces!

Should be fixed now…

Willi


Am 31.03.2020 um 03:45 schrieb Joe Wittmer K9SZ <joseph.e.wittmer@...>:

Hi Willi,

Could you please remove the trailing space at the end of the following path?

/Documentation/Versions in French and Spanish/Spanish (by EA4BAS)

This minor change will fix an invalid path error when attempting to clone the repository on Windows systems.

73
Joe





Cloning on Windows systems

Joe Wittmer K9SZ
 

Hi Willi,

Could you please remove the trailing space at the end of the following path?

/Documentation/Versions in French and Spanish/Spanish (by EA4BAS)

This minor change will fix an invalid path error when attempting to clone the repository on Windows systems.

73
Joe




Re: Having trouble with step 4

Al Sutton
 

Thank you step 4 accomplished. Waiting for battery to complete assembly. 

Thank you,
Al N4EII

Re: Having trouble with step 4

phillipshuff@...
 

I held the header, aligned pins and pressed directly above each pin on the board working along to the end then moving back to the start until all pins were seated very carefully.

Same with the second.

Made sure all pins were home then inserted into the board.

I then tack soldered two diagonal pins, checked that they were both seated correctly on board and completed soldering.

Hope this helps.

 

From: main@morserino.groups.io <main@morserino.groups.io> On Behalf Of Al Sutton via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 30 March 2020 08:59
To: main@morserino.groups.io
Subject: [morserino] Having trouble with step 4

 

The female pin headers (18 positions) onto the pins of the Heltec module.  Is there a trick to getting these pins to seat.  I am applying a lot of pressure with fingers and they are not moving together at all?? Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
Thank you,
Al
N4EII

Having trouble with step 4

Al Sutton
 

The female pin headers (18 positions) onto the pins of the Heltec module.  Is there a trick to getting these pins to seat.  I am applying a lot of pressure with fingers and they are not moving together at all?? Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
Thank you,
Al
N4EII

Re: Can't get firmware to update from 1.4

Larry Naumann
 

Willi
 I got it. It seems I did not know about the 2G versus 5G so I changed that and I had to use the Morserino IP
number instead of "m32" in the browser. 
The first time I did it I did not wait long enough, once the computer says it is 100% it seems you need to wait 
on the Morserino to finish up. I jumped the gun the first time.
Anyway, thanks for the fast response all is well.
Larry
n0sa

Re: Can't get firmware to update from 1.4

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Hi Larry!

1. Is your WIFI network on 2.4 GHZ? Morserino will not recognize 5GHz networks.
2. Is it reasonably close to your WiFi router (same room, 5 - 15 feet away)? It needs a pretty strong signal.
3. Are you sure you entered the correct SSID and password, without a typo? In WiFi Config you just enter the data - it does not check if they are correct.


73

Willi

Am 28.03.2020 um 16:04 schrieb Larry Naumann <n0sa@...>:

I seem to be having an issue updating my firmware from version 1.4.
I can get the morserino to connect to my wifi and I can set the ID and password of my WIFI. 
It restarts the morserino.
So I know it is talking to my wifi but when I reset and go to do an update I get NO WIFI on the morserino.
I watched a video on this topic but I still see nothing that I am doing wrong.
Any suggestions?
Larry
n0sa

Can't get firmware to update from 1.4

Larry Naumann
 

I seem to be having an issue updating my firmware from version 1.4.
I can get the morserino to connect to my wifi and I can set the ID and password of my WIFI. 
It restarts the morserino.
So I know it is talking to my wifi but when I reset and go to do an update I get NO WIFI on the morserino.
I watched a video on this topic but I still see nothing that I am doing wrong.
Any suggestions?
Larry
n0sa

Re: Flash firmware via USB

Joe Wittmer K9SZ
 

Nice work, Matthias!

Worked perfect on macOS and is fast.

Joe

On Mar 27, 2020, at 2:59 PM, Matthias Jordan <mjordan-groupsio@...> wrote:

Hello, fellow Morse enthusiasts!

Here is a short (haha) description how to flash a firmware image using a
USB connection under Linux. Users of other operating systems have to
figure out how to do the steps by themselves as I don't know MacOS and I
have no idea how to specify the USB port in Windows.

If you don't have it already installed, install Python (Windows users
can go to www.python.org).

Download the Heltec toolchain from Github, using the green "Clone or
download" button and then clicking on "Download ZIP". URL:
https://github.com/Heltec-Aaron-Lee/WiFi_Kit_series

Extract the ZIP file to your system.

Open a commnd line interface (e.g. "cmd.exe" in Windows) and go tothe
directory to which you extracted the ZIP file.

There, type:

python esp32/tools/esptool.py --port /dev/ttyUSB0 --baud 921600 --before
default_reset --after hard_reset write_flash 0x10000 <filename>

In this line, replace <filename> with the actual filename of the
firmware to flash and /dev/ttyUSB0 with the USB port the Morserino is
connected to (you might want to look at the output of the command dmesg
for hints what that might be).

Please note I assume that your ESP32 module uses the same partition
pattern as mine. If not, the offet after "write_flash" might be
different. Determining it goes like this:

python esp32/tools/esptool.py read_flash <adr> 0xc00 parts.img

This downloads a binary partition table from the device. In this line,
<adr> may be either 0x9000 or 0x8000. You will know if your number was
wrong if the next step results in garbage.

Then you translate that file (parts.img) into something human-readable:

python esp32/tools/gen_esp32part.py parts.img

The output will look like this - it's in CSV format:

# Espressif ESP32 Partition Table
# Name, Type, SubType, Offset, Size, Flags
nvs,data,nvs,0x9000,20K,
otadata,data,ota,0xe000,8K,
app0,app,ota_0,0x10000,3264K,
app1,app,ota_1,0x340000,3264K,
spiffs,data,spiffs,0x670000,1600K,

In these lines, look for the line beginning with "app0". The line is
separated by commas (",") into different fields. The fourth field (in
this example: 0x10000) is the offset where you want to write your
firmware to. Please note that in this example, the 0x10000 from the app0
line is the same as the offset shown in the command used for flashing
shown above.

If this does fail somehow, you can also flash a full dump of the ESP32
firmware to make it work again (been there, done that). If everything
else fails, I can supply you with such a file, so be bold, you cannot
really break it. *fingerscrossed*


Kind regards and happy hacking.

Matthias

--
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which,
when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still
more complicated.
-- Poul Anderson


Flash firmware via USB

Matthias Jordan
 

Hello, fellow Morse enthusiasts!

Here is a short (haha) description how to flash a firmware image using a
USB connection under Linux. Users of other operating systems have to
figure out how to do the steps by themselves as I don't know MacOS and I
have no idea how to specify the USB port in Windows.

If you don't have it already installed, install Python (Windows users
can go to www.python.org).

Download the Heltec toolchain from Github, using the green "Clone or
download" button and then clicking on "Download ZIP". URL:
https://github.com/Heltec-Aaron-Lee/WiFi_Kit_series

Extract the ZIP file to your system.

Open a commnd line interface (e.g. "cmd.exe" in Windows) and go tothe
directory to which you extracted the ZIP file.

There, type:

python esp32/tools/esptool.py --port /dev/ttyUSB0 --baud 921600 --before
default_reset --after hard_reset write_flash 0x10000 <filename>

In this line, replace <filename> with the actual filename of the
firmware to flash and /dev/ttyUSB0 with the USB port the Morserino is
connected to (you might want to look at the output of the command dmesg
for hints what that might be).

Please note I assume that your ESP32 module uses the same partition
pattern as mine. If not, the offet after "write_flash" might be
different. Determining it goes like this:

python esp32/tools/esptool.py read_flash <adr> 0xc00 parts.img

This downloads a binary partition table from the device. In this line,
<adr> may be either 0x9000 or 0x8000. You will know if your number was
wrong if the next step results in garbage.

Then you translate that file (parts.img) into something human-readable:

python esp32/tools/gen_esp32part.py parts.img

The output will look like this - it's in CSV format:

# Espressif ESP32 Partition Table
# Name, Type, SubType, Offset, Size, Flags
nvs,data,nvs,0x9000,20K,
otadata,data,ota,0xe000,8K,
app0,app,ota_0,0x10000,3264K,
app1,app,ota_1,0x340000,3264K,
spiffs,data,spiffs,0x670000,1600K,

In these lines, look for the line beginning with "app0". The line is
separated by commas (",") into different fields. The fourth field (in
this example: 0x10000) is the offset where you want to write your
firmware to. Please note that in this example, the 0x10000 from the app0
line is the same as the offset shown in the command used for flashing
shown above.

If this does fail somehow, you can also flash a full dump of the ESP32
firmware to make it work again (been there, done that). If everything
else fails, I can supply you with such a file, so be bold, you cannot
really break it. *fingerscrossed*


Kind regards and happy hacking.

Matthias

--
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which,
when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still
more complicated.
-- Poul Anderson

Re: Firmware V.2.4 released

phillipshuff@...
 

Yes I understand, the Documentation is quite extensive.

It was just that I remembered reading about it and wondered why you would use wifi when it is much more reliable to use the USB port.

 

I power my morserino from my PC so should be as easy as uploading software to Arduino and other types of ESP boards that I am familiar with.

Cheers

Good luck

Enjoy

 

From: main@morserino.groups.io <main@morserino.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jack Overholser
Sent: Friday, 27 March 2020 08:13
To: main@morserino.groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Firmware V.2.4 released

 

 

I haven’t found anything covering updates or uploads via USB/COM Port. Doesn’t mean it isn’t there, I just haven’t found it. 

 

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 5:10 PM <phillipshuff@...> wrote:

I think the excellent documentation would cover that.

 

From: main@morserino.groups.io <main@morserino.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Wittmer K9SZ
Sent: Friday, 27 March 2020 05:39
To: main@morserino.groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Firmware V.2.4 released

 

Hi Group,

Issues with WiFi updating seems to be a common issue.

Does anyone know if there exists a standalone program that will update the Heltec module with the bin file using the USB port?

73
Joe K9SZ

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:10 AM N4BQQ@... via Groups.Io <N4BQQ=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

It takes forever for the update to finish and the Morserino-32 to reboot.

Mike N4BQQ

 

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 7:39, Willi, OE1WKL

<willi@...> wrote:

When the update doesn't complete, the old firmware keeps running....

Make sure your update file had the correct file size!

 

73

Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

 

Am 26.03.2020 um 12:16 schrieb ea4bas <ea4bas@...>:

Hello everyone, yesterday I downloaded the new firmware and uploaded it (morse_3_v2.4 ino wifi_lora_32.bin) and everything is perfect, I think, because ver 2.3 still appears on the screen, shouldn't 2.4 appear?

Has this happened to you ?, or I have not uploaded the file well

Thanks in advance
73
Miguel, EA4BAS

Re: Firmware V.2.4 released

Jack Overholser
 


I haven’t found anything covering updates or uploads via USB/COM Port. Doesn’t mean it isn’t there, I just haven’t found it. 


On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 5:10 PM <phillipshuff@...> wrote:

I think the excellent documentation would cover that.

 

From: main@morserino.groups.io <main@morserino.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Wittmer K9SZ
Sent: Friday, 27 March 2020 05:39
To: main@morserino.groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Firmware V.2.4 released

 

Hi Group,

Issues with WiFi updating seems to be a common issue.

Does anyone know if there exists a standalone program that will update the Heltec module with the bin file using the USB port?

73
Joe K9SZ

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:10 AM N4BQQ@... via Groups.Io <N4BQQ=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

It takes forever for the update to finish and the Morserino-32 to reboot.

Mike N4BQQ

 

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 7:39, Willi, OE1WKL

<willi@...> wrote:

When the update doesn't complete, the old firmware keeps running....

Make sure your update file had the correct file size!

 

73

Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet



Am 26.03.2020 um 12:16 schrieb ea4bas <ea4bas@...>:

Hello everyone, yesterday I downloaded the new firmware and uploaded it (morse_3_v2.4 ino wifi_lora_32.bin) and everything is perfect, I think, because ver 2.3 still appears on the screen, shouldn't 2.4 appear?

Has this happened to you ?, or I have not uploaded the file well

Thanks in advance
73
Miguel, EA4BAS

Re: Firmware V.2.4 released

phillipshuff@...
 

I think the excellent documentation would cover that.

 

From: main@morserino.groups.io <main@morserino.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Wittmer K9SZ
Sent: Friday, 27 March 2020 05:39
To: main@morserino.groups.io
Subject: Re: [morserino] Firmware V.2.4 released

 

Hi Group,

Issues with WiFi updating seems to be a common issue.

Does anyone know if there exists a standalone program that will update the Heltec module with the bin file using the USB port?

73
Joe K9SZ

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:10 AM N4BQQ@... via Groups.Io <N4BQQ=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

It takes forever for the update to finish and the Morserino-32 to reboot.

Mike N4BQQ

 

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 7:39, Willi, OE1WKL

<willi@...> wrote:

When the update doesn't complete, the old firmware keeps running....

Make sure your update file had the correct file size!

 

73

Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet



Am 26.03.2020 um 12:16 schrieb ea4bas <ea4bas@...>:

Hello everyone, yesterday I downloaded the new firmware and uploaded it (morse_3_v2.4 ino wifi_lora_32.bin) and everything is perfect, I think, because ver 2.3 still appears on the screen, shouldn't 2.4 appear?

Has this happened to you ?, or I have not uploaded the file well

Thanks in advance
73
Miguel, EA4BAS