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by chipfryer27
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

Hi Abhi

Sorry for the late reply.

What "mode" is the Gamma in? Try it again in Serial Modem Mode (Pin-10=NC, Pin-14 =Gnd).

Hokum52, what information needs to be exchanged? The Gamma modules are really only suitable for low data rates.

Regards
by chipfryer27
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: E32 LORA tranceiver module: quick start guide
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: E32 LORA tranceiver module: quick start guide

Hi I agree with Kersing that this is probably not the best place for advice, perhaps the "Gammon" forum you document would be better as it his circuit. However I am sightly confused in that you are using a FET to switch power to the E32 module but are still expecting to put it into "s...
by chipfryer27
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Sorted out my new Key.
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Sorted out my new Key.

Hi Astro1234

I have to agree that the Matrix team are very helpful and understanding when attempting to purchase upgrades and the like. Their motto seems to be "If we can do it, we will".

Glad you got it all sorted and enjoy the new packs.

Regards
by chipfryer27
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Flowcode V5
Topic: SCROLLING TEXT MANY TIMES ON LCD
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: SCROLLING TEXT MANY TIMES ON LCD

Hi Derrihj I'm not in this forum too often so my reply may be too late. Whilst Matrix staff provide excellent support it is a little unrealistic to expect them to modify your flowcode for you. Instead they point you in the direction of help and they and other forum members are usually very happy to ...
by chipfryer27
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

PS
Forgot to state the obvious that you need to be in "Learn" mode to do any of the above. Easiest way is to press and hold the "learn" button for two seconds or so until the onboard LED starts flashing
by chipfryer27
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

Hi Abhi Always happy to provide whatever help I can. I always have a few Gamma's kicking around so if you or anyone get strange results or the like, I'd be happy to see if I can replicate. Getting back to secs original and follow up posts, you will be operating in an area without GSM and will be tra...
by chipfryer27
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

Following on from previous. If we send another status request we can see the changes Capture3.JPG Bytes eight and nine are now 06 and 0F respectively which is LoRa Mode 6 with an Output Power of +20dbm To apply these changes we need to either cycle power or send a reset command #Q Capture4.JPG That'...
by chipfryer27
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

Hi As promised, my settings. I took an existing module and gave it a factory reset by holding the Learn button for over ten seconds. I prefer to just use some breadboard and jumpers whilst configuring and usually keep the pins associated with RTS/CTS free. If not using a regulated version then power...
by chipfryer27
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

Hi Abhi Very professional looking modules you have there. I'll be very jealous if you made it all by hand :) I've been in Pune a few times but not for many years now (visiting a NOC) and always enjoy my trips to India. Chicken 65 from Cochin is possibly my all time favourite food (well, perhaps pine...
by chipfryer27
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: V8 Worth the Upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: V8 Worth the Upgrade?

Hi I have been using FC since V3 and I'm a huge fan. I am sure you are aware that developing products and modules as well as the forum support has a cost, not least time, so perhaps staff were busy with something else? Any issue I have had has been resolved by searching the forum or asking for help....
by chipfryer27
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

Hi all Traveling as usual so apologies for tardy reply. I haven't used the Lambda modules but they do sound like another good product. I agree that terrain, height and castle walls will all affect your success with any radio module (as an aside I once had to rely on PLC for a castle as you couldn't ...
by chipfryer27
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: RPI and long distance radio
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: RPI and long distance radio

Hi I use the Gamma modules quite regularly and can achieve miles over various terrain just using a standard antenna as supplied by the company. In London I had a Tx on the roof of a four story building bordering the Thames near World's End and could communicate at ground level way past the fire stat...
by chipfryer27
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Multiple interupts at a time: good idea or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Multiple interupts at a time: good idea or not?

Hi Sadik

I travel a lot but so looking forward to experimenting with this. Never having a real "need for speed" the issue of Int Osc has never came up in my snail paced world.

I will update the post with the results of my tinkering :)

Might be a week or two though.

Regards
by chipfryer27
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Capturing an array of data from I2C
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Capturing an array of data from I2C

Hi I haven't used one of these devices but they look like a cool gadget. From the datasheet it looks like you will be reading each temperature value individually, so my guess would be to have loop gathering each value and storing in your own array for further processing as and when. Interestingly I ...
by chipfryer27
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Multiple interupts at a time: good idea or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Multiple interupts at a time: good idea or not?

Hi Sadik I've only used 115200 over a very short distance (a couple of cm) and mainly to change the default rate of the device down to 9600 using "AT's". I simply don't need anything faster. I can imagine though that you may need to "tune" the oscillator for higher speeds and the...
by chipfryer27
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Interrupts
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Interrupts

Hi As I eluded to there are many ways to skin a cat :) If you are going to rely on a delay in your IHR then I would suggest the following steps inside your routine Disable Int1 Increment counter Delay 50mS (to allow switch to settle and can be increased if required) Enable Int1 Hope this helps Regards
by chipfryer27
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Interrupts
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Interrupts

Hi I've had a quick look at your program. First thing is that I see you have the Interrupt Enable within what is in effect your main loop. The Interrupt Enable generally is called before the Main Loop however that is not your issue. Instead I think it is possibly due to switch bounce. When a switch ...
by chipfryer27
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Latest version 8.0.2.13
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: Latest version 8.0.2.13

Hi

I can confirm the patch does nothing if you already have 8.2.0.12 already.

I haven't yet downloaded latest version but probably will this weekend as per how Martin did it.

Regards
by chipfryer27
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Multiple interupts at a time: good idea or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Multiple interupts at a time: good idea or not?

Hi Sadik I often use 8-bit PICs running on Internal Oscillator and the UART component without issue (typically Baud of 9600). Normally I have the RxInt enabled that branches to a macro that then reads the UART and fills a Circular Buffer. Processing of the CB is done in the Main Loop as-and-when. I ...
by chipfryer27
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: PIC16F1788 and RA6 as I/O
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: PIC16F1788 and RA6 as I/O

Hi

I've done many such things and most times "I can't see the wood for the trees" :)

Glad it's working.

Regards
by chipfryer27
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: PIC16F1788 and RA6 as I/O
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: PIC16F1788 and RA6 as I/O

Hi

Looking at your program and configuration I see that you have Clock Out = Enabled.
This will output a clock on Port RA6. Try Disabling this in config.

Hope this helps
Regards
by chipfryer27
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: Building string in one or more steps
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Building string in one or more steps

Hi Jan

This is a known "feature" of Flowcode and has been brought up a few times. The recommended way to concatenate is how you did it in your working example.

I'm sure a search of the forum will explain why, and sorry that I don't have time at present to supply a link to such.

Regards
by chipfryer27
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: How to send GSM international phone code?
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: How to send GSM international phone code?

Hi Jan If you have a PC with USB to Serial converter and HyperTerminal (or similar), you can connect that across the Tx/Rx pins. You can then monitor in real time what commands are being sent and more importantly what the response is to the command. I recently obtained one of those modules but as I ...
by chipfryer27
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: UART "Timeout" parameter question
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: UART "Timeout" parameter question

I really am jealous..:)
by chipfryer27
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Flowcode V8
Topic: UART "Timeout" parameter question
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: UART "Timeout" parameter question

Hi No doubt you are enjoying some cold Belgian beers. Only lager here and whilst my least favourite, needs must..:) There is no minimum nor maximum time between bytes and whilst the Start bit "could" be straight after a Stop bit they could also quite easily be a few milliseconds apart. The...