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Re: will not update firmware

James Menendez
 

I et it on top of the wifi.  Still no success.


On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...> wrote:
Take your Morserino as close to the WiFi Router as possible; its WiFi antenna is very small, and it will not pick up weak WiFi signals.

73

Willi

Am 20.10.2019 um 17:22 schrieb James Menendez <menendez.james@...>:

I can connect to the wifi, and the Morserino resets.  I then select 'update firmw'.  The morserino sits there and after about 30 seconds, the Morserino says no wifi.  It never shows a new ip address as it did before.  I have updated this firmware before, and I have watched the video several times and feel confident I am doing it right.  Can anyone help?  Thanks, Jim.

Re: will not update firmware

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Take your Morserino as close to the WiFi Router as possible; its WiFi antenna is very small, and it will not pick up weak WiFi signals.

73

Willi

Am 20.10.2019 um 17:22 schrieb James Menendez <menendez.james@...>:

I can connect to the wifi, and the Morserino resets.  I then select 'update firmw'.  The morserino sits there and after about 30 seconds, the Morserino says no wifi.  It never shows a new ip address as it did before.  I have updated this firmware before, and I have watched the video several times and feel confident I am doing it right.  Can anyone help?  Thanks, Jim.

will not update firmware

James Menendez
 

I can connect to the wifi, and the Morserino resets.  I then select 'update firmw'.  The morserino sits there and after about 30 seconds, the Morserino says no wifi.  It never shows a new ip address as it did before.  I have updated this firmware before, and I have watched the video several times and feel confident I am doing it right.  Can anyone help?  Thanks, Jim.

Re: wifi and update

colin humphries
 

my mistake, the page had scrolled down without me knowing and i was on the upload part of the page....Doh!


On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 6:11 PM Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...> wrote:
For file uploads the password is upload, and for firmware updates it is update, and I think this is correctly described in the manual.

73
Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 19.10.2019 um 23:32 schrieb colin humphries <3humps@...>:



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just tried to update my morserino32 and found  incorrect login info in the manual, in the manual it says  that the user name is  m32 and the password is upload, it should read the password is update  i  got lucky guessing the password.

Re: wifi and update

Willi, OE1WKL
 

For file uploads the password is upload, and for firmware updates it is update, and I think this is correctly described in the manual.

73
Willi

Von meinem Mobiltelefon gesendet

Am 19.10.2019 um 23:32 schrieb colin humphries <3humps@...>:



[Edited Message Follows]

just tried to update my morserino32 and found  incorrect login info in the manual, in the manual it says  that the user name is  m32 and the password is upload, it should read the password is update  i  got lucky guessing the password.

wifi and update

colin humphries
 
Edited

just tried to update my morserino32 and found  incorrect login info in the manual, in the manual it says  that the user name is  m32 and the password is upload, it should read the password is update  i  got lucky guessing the password.

Re: iCW / Ext Trx experimental mode

Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH
 

I did a quick hack in the V2.0 release to prevent the decoder detected speed from being displayed.  This is good enough for me at this point.  I had previously done this in V1.4 and then tried to make more changes to display the decoder detected speed without modifying p_wpm, and having the keyer speed display when I started sending.  Not surprisingly I did not quite succeed and doubt I will play with it anymore.  


                              if (lowDuration > (lacktime * ditAvg)) {
                                displayMorse();                                             /// decode the morse character and display it
                                wpm = (p_wpm + (int) (7200 / (dahAvg + 3*ditAvg))) / 2;     //// recalculate speed in wpm
                                if (p_wpm != wpm) {

                                  //p_wpm = wpm;          // W5UXH 19 Oct 2019 temporary hack

                                  //speedChanged = true;  // prevents decoder from changing keyer speed

                                }
                                decoderState = INTERCHAR_;

Re: Wifi dont work

Villy Nedergaard
 

Hej Tommy
Hart du fået dit wifi til at virke ?
Ellers kan vi måske snakke sammen 

mvh Villy
oz5rmc

Re: Firmware Version 2.0 has been released - with new user manual

Thomas Ruhmann
 
Edited

great job Willi, worked like a charm - just ending with my first CW academy course and I´m soooo glad to have my morserino as compagnion. vy 73 Thomas DG6UAX

Firmware Version 2.0 has been released - with new user manual

Willi, OE1WKL
 

New Firmware version has been released


After more than 1200 (!) kits shipped, it was about time to release a new software version. As there were quite a lot of changes and additions, I determined that this should have a new major version number, and hence is 2.0.


Here are some of the major changes:
 
  • Snapshots: it will be possible to store up to eight snapshots of the current parameter settings in non-volatile memory. These can be quickly recalled (ans also deleted, if not need anymore). So if your are training with different settings and have to switch these parameters now all the time, you will save a lot of time by using this feature. It stores the current value of all parameters (but not the Koch lesson you had selected - that stays the same even when you recall a snap shot).
    • You store a snapshot by a long press of the RED button while in the parameters menu, and you recall a snapshot by a short press of the RED button while in the parameters menu. You can select a snapshot number between 1 and 8 for storage, and for recall only those numbers that have been stored.
  • Two virtual „channels“ for LoRa (Default and Secondary). Both operate on the same frequency, but use the LoRa „Syncword“ to create effectively two independent channels. Useful if you want to set up two independent groups within an area, eg. for training classes. Select the secondary channel by changing the parameter „LoRa Channel“.
  • Support for LoRa @ 860 - 925 MHz. If such  a Heltec module for the upper UHF LoRa frequencies is being used, you need to configure the Morserino by pressing the BLACK knob at startup, then you can choose 1. a band, and b. a frequency (QRG) within the band (starting with a default QRG for that band). You can also set a different frequency for the default 433 MHz module if you desire.
  • All WiFi functions are now available as a separate entry („WiFi Functions“) in the main menu (instead of the triple click)
    • There is also a new WiFi function: Check WiFi. This allows you to verify that your Morserino can connect to your local WiFi network. (Just a hint here: it turned out that the Morserino really needs a very strong WiFi signal - so you should place it as close to your WiFi router as possible for file uploads and firmware updates!)
  • And to add more spice to this release, I also overhauled the user manual a bit. An apart from improving the content and reflecting the new features of V.2.0, I also decided that it deserved better typography - as this was not really possible with Markdown (the markup language used previously), I decided to jump onto the asciidoc bandwagon. This, together with the help of asciidoctor-pdf, resulted in a manual that is much better readable and really pleasing to the eye.


You can get the binary firmware from GitHub and update your Morserino-32! Of course source code and documentation (the new manual!) can also be found there.


 

No shippings between October 21 and November 6

The many kits that I had to ship, plus the work on the new software release (plus manual) were quite exhausting - therefore I will take a few days off. Kits can be ordered while I'm away, but fulfillment has to wait until November 6 (at least). But then I will be ready for Xmas orders, should you have a friend or relative that would be pleased with this kit!


Thanks for participating in this exciting project!
 

Neue Firmware-Version wurde freigegeben


Nachdem mehr als 1200 (!) Bausätze ausgeliefert wurden, war es an der Zeit, eine neue Softwareversion zu veröffentlichen. Da es eine ganze Reihe von Änderungen und Ergänzungen gab, habe ich beschlossen, dass diese auch eine neue Hauptversionsnummer haben sollte, und es wurde somit die 2.0 geboren.

Hier sind einige der wichtigsten Änderungen:
  • Snapshots: Es ist möglich, bis zu acht Snapshots der aktuellen Parametereinstellungen im nichtflüchtigen Speicher zu speichern. Diese können schnell abgerufen (und auch gelöscht, wenn nicht mehr benötigt) werden. Wenn du also mit verschiedenen Einstellungen trainierst und diese Parameter derzeit ständig ändern musst, wirst du durch die Verwendung dieser Funktion viel Zeit sparen. Es werden die aktuellen Werte aller Parameter gespeichert (aber nicht die gewählte Koch-Lektion - die bleibt auch beim Aufruf eines Snapshots gleich).
    • Man speichert einen Snapshot durch langes Drücken der ROTEN Taste im Parametermenü, und man ruft einen Snapshot durch kurzes Drücken der ROTEN Taste im Parametermenü auf. Man kann eine Snapshot-Nummer zwischen 1 und 8 für die Speicherung auswählen, beim Aufruf werden nur die belegten angezeigt.
  • Zwei virtuelle "Kanäle" für LoRa (Standard und Secondary). Beide arbeiten auf der gleichen Frequenz, verwenden aber das LoRa "Syncword", um effektiv zwei unabhängige Kanäle zu erzeugen. Nützlich, wenn man zwei unabhängige Gruppen in einer Umgebung einrichten möchte, z.B. für Trainingsgruppen. Wähle den Sekundärkanal durch Ändern des Parameters "LoRa-Kanal".
  • Unterstützung für LoRa @ 860 - 925 MHz. Wenn ein solches Heltec-Modul für die oberen UHF-LoRa-Frequenzen verwendet, muss man den Morserino durch Drücken des SCHWARZEN Knopfes beim Start konfigurieren, dann kann man 1. ein Band und 2. eine Frequenz (QRG) innerhalb des Bands wählen (beginnend mit einer Standard QRG für dieses Band). Man kann auch eine andere Frequenz für das standardmäßige 433 MHz-Modul einstellen, wenn man möchte.
  • Alle WLAN-Funktionen sind nun als separater Eintrag ("WiFi- Functions") im Hauptmenü (anstelle des Dreifachklicks) verfügbar.
    • Es gibt auch eine neue WLAN-Funktion: Check WiFi. Auf diese Weise kann man überprüfen, ob der Morserino eine Verbindung zum lokalen WiFi-Netzwerk herstellen kann. (Nur ein Hinweis: Es hat sich herausgestellt, dass der Morserino wirklich ein sehr starkes WiFi-Signal benötigt - also sollte er so nah wie möglich am WLAN-Router platziert werden, um Dateien hochzuladen und die Firmware zu aktualisieren!)
  • Und um diesem Release mehr Würze zu verleihen, habe ich auch das Benutzerhandbuchein wenig überarbeitet. Neben der inhaltlichen Verbesserung und der Berücksichtigung der neuen Features von V.2.0 entschied ich mich auch für eine bessere Typografie - da dies mit Markdown (der zuvor verwendeten Markup-Sprache) nicht wirklich möglich war, entschied ich mich, auf den asciidoc-Zug aufzuspringen. Mit Hilfe von asciidoctor-pdf entstand so ein Handbuch, das viel besser lesbar und für das Auge sehr angenehm ist.

Du kannst die binäre Firmware von GitHub beziehen und deinen Morserino-32 aktualisieren! Natürlich findet man auch Quellcode und Dokumentation (das neue Handbuch!) dort.


Kein Versand zwischen 21. Oktober und 6. November


Die vielen Bausätze, die versandt werden mussten, sowie die Arbeit an der neuen Softwareversion (plus Handbuch) waren ziemlich anstrengend - deshalb werde ich mir ein paar Tage frei nehmen. Bausätze können bestellt werden, während ich weg bin, aber der Versand muss bis zum 6. November (mindestens) warten. Aber dann bin ich bereit für Weihnachtsbestellungen - falls du einen Freund oder Verwandten hast, der mit diesem Bausatz Freude haben würde!

Danke für deine Teilnahme an diesem spannenden Projekt!
 




Willi Kraml
oe1wkl@...
The man behind the Morserinos:
http://www.morserino.info

And maybe also of interest:
http://oe1wkl.kraml.cc/
https://flipboard.com/profile/willikraml





Re: Battery charging

Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH
 

I ran it for two hours and then connected USB power again, and it is now charging.  I just had to drain it down a bit before it showed charging again, a couple of minutes was not enough to trigger a short period of charging.  It will be interesting to see how my other two modules behave, the “7.9V” certainly was different from the other reports I read in another thread.

Thanks.

On Oct 18, 2019, at 11:22 AM, Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...> wrote:

When the battery is being charged, there is a bright orange light, when it is full the light is off. Running rom USB without a battery lets the LED flicker.

Re: Battery charging

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Charging is done in hardware on teh module, and completely independent from teh software. The software just measures the voltage, but under certain circumstances this is far off - not sure why, but this seems to be a bug in the ESP32 firmware.

When the battery is being charged, there is a bright orange light, when it is full the light is off. Running rom USB without a battery lets the LED flicker.


73

Willi




Am 18.10.2019 um 18:45 schrieb Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH <Chuck.Broadwell@...>:

I have a strange situation related to the battery voltage measurement.  I swapped in another Heltec module that I ordered some time ago from Heltec.  I used Arduino to program the firmware.  At power up, the display reports the voltage is 7.9V.   I am not concerned, only curious at this point. 

I have read another thread discussing the fact that the battery voltage readout is not reliable.   I get the impression that the built in charger maintenance of the battery is independent of the measurement.  If this is correct, is the orange LED status software based or is it a function of the charging current?  I ran on the battery for a few minutes, to see if the orange led turns on when I reconnect USB power and it did not.  I think with the original Heltec the charge led indicator would come on after running on the battery for a few minutes.  When I disconnect the battery while USB power is connected, the orange led blinks rapidly.

Later I will switch back to the original Heltec to verify that it works as before, then I will try another new Heltec, I think I have two more.  

 I normally will keep USB power connected, but do want to be able to depend on the battery being maintained properly.

Chuck, W5UXH

Re: Battery charging

Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH
 

I have a strange situation related to the battery voltage measurement.  I swapped in another Heltec module that I ordered some time ago from Heltec.  I used Arduino to program the firmware.  At power up, the display reports the voltage is 7.9V.   I am not concerned, only curious at this point. 

I have read another thread discussing the fact that the battery voltage readout is not reliable.   I get the impression that the built in charger maintenance of the battery is independent of the measurement.  If this is correct, is the orange LED status software based or is it a function of the charging current?  I ran on the battery for a few minutes, to see if the orange led turns on when I reconnect USB power and it did not.  I think with the original Heltec the charge led indicator would come on after running on the battery for a few minutes.  When I disconnect the battery while USB power is connected, the orange led blinks rapidly.

Later I will switch back to the original Heltec to verify that it works as before, then I will try another new Heltec, I think I have two more.  

 I normally will keep USB power connected, but do want to be able to depend on the battery being maintained properly.

Chuck, W5UXH

Re: iCW / Ext Trx experimental mode

Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH
 

I had to search the manual after reading your reply, and found the description in the manual.  Your statement “unsure if its a bug or feature” made me laugh :)   I guess I vote for it being a bug without the option to change the behavior :)

Thanks for the quick reply, and pointing out that this is clearly described in the manual, excellent job.

73,

Chuck, W5UXH

On Oct 18, 2019, at 9:31 AM, Willi, OE1WKL <willi@...> wrote:

I will have a look into that issue - it definitely should be possible to have individual speeds for sending and receiving (the LoRa transceiver does that too, but of course this is a separate function, implemented in a different way). Currently the CW decoder sets the keyed speed (which in the manual is described - unsure if its a bug or a feature. But you are right, this could be made an option.

Re: iCW / Ext Trx experimental mode

Willi, OE1WKL
 

Hi Chuck,

Thanks for your message!
I will have a look into that issue - it definitely should be possible to have individual speeds for sending and receiving (the LoRa transceiver does that too, but of course this is a separate function, implemented in a different way). Currently the CW decoder sets the keyed speed (which in the manual is described - unsure if its a bug or a feature. But you are right, this could be made an option.

Vy 73

Willi
OE1WKL


Am 18.10.2019 um 02:30 schrieb Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH <Chuck.Broadwell@...>:

I found that iCW/Ext Trx mode allows me to use the keyer and also hear the received audio stream as one would expect.  But I found that the keyer speed tracks the decoder speed.   I prefer for the keyer speed to be independent of the decoder speed.

A few months ago I verified that I can compile the source code in Arduino, so I will be interested in seeing if I can understand the source code well enough to find a way to work on this.  I think for me, it would be sufficient to be able to enable the received audio to be heard while in keyer mode.  But the preferred thing would be to still use iCW/Ext Trx mode with an option to make the keyer speed independent of the decoder speed.

Possibly I am missing an existing feature where I can do one or the other of these two options with the existing V 1.4 firmware?

As a long time user of iCW, it is great to see a product like the M-32 available that provides a simple audio interface to a sound card.  I hope it will inspire newcomers to CW to start using one of the iCW servers to meet for conversation which I think is a good way to gradually increase copy speed in the head.  Willi has done an excellent job of developing the M-32.

Chuck, W5UXH

iCW / Ext Trx experimental mode

Chuck Broadwell, W5UXH
 

I found that iCW/Ext Trx mode allows me to use the keyer and also hear the received audio stream as one would expect.  But I found that the keyer speed tracks the decoder speed.   I prefer for the keyer speed to be independent of the decoder speed.

A few months ago I verified that I can compile the source code in Arduino, so I will be interested in seeing if I can understand the source code well enough to find a way to work on this.  I think for me, it would be sufficient to be able to enable the received audio to be heard while in keyer mode.  But the preferred thing would be to still use iCW/Ext Trx mode with an option to make the keyer speed independent of the decoder speed.

Possibly I am missing an existing feature where I can do one or the other of these two options with the existing V 1.4 firmware?

As a long time user of iCW, it is great to see a product like the M-32 available that provides a simple audio interface to a sound card.  I hope it will inspire newcomers to CW to start using one of the iCW servers to meet for conversation which I think is a good way to gradually increase copy speed in the head.  Willi has done an excellent job of developing the M-32.

Chuck, W5UXH

Re: Wifi dont work - localhost does not work

Juergen Wagner
 

Clear up the google DNS cache by typing this in the Chrome browser

  • chrome://net-internals/#dns

will sometimes help.
I think in all cases morserinos Wifi will work, but some browsers fails with interpret local ip's. If so, most people
also can't  access their own router.

73

Juergen

Am 15.10.2019 um 18:58 schrieb colin humphries:

I found that my browser wouldn't accept the address unless I actual typed http:// part. I don't normally have to but it didn't understand it without it, it complained about bad dns

Re: Nuts and Volts article

arnold@...
 

Nuts and Volts article

Rick
 

Nice article in the latest issue of Nuts and Volts magazine by Bryan Bergeron NU1N (Volume 40, issue 3, 2019, pages 82-87) about the Morserino-32.

Re: Wifi dont work

James Menendez
 

I have been having the same problem with my Morserino. Same symptoms.  Please let me know if you find a solution.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 12:58 PM colin humphries <3humps@...> wrote:
I found that my browser wouldn't accept the address unless I actual typed http:// part. I don't normally have to but it didn't understand it without it, it complained about bad dns