Piglet V3

User Guide

This document can change at any time.  

Always refer to this online version for the

latest information on using the Piglet.

Document Shortcut: http://pignology.net/plv3ug

Version 1.0D

© 2016 Nicholas Garner, N3WG, Pignology, LLC


Table of Contents

Document Overview

Copyright Notice

Terms of Use and Liability Waiver

Community Support

Piglet Specs

Piglet V3

Piglet V1/V2

Wi-Fi Module Info

Out of the Box

Piglet Power Connection

Wi-Fi

Connecting

DIP Switches

Pigtail/Piglet Reconfiguration

Soft AP Configuration

Infrastructure Mode

Config Example

Multiple Configurations

Baud Rate Change

Pigtail/Piglet Firmware Update

Wi-Fi Module Factory Reset

Pigtail/Piglet Baud Rate Change

Internet Access when using Piglet

Radio Connections

Elecraft K2

Elecraft K3

Elecraft KX3

KXPA100

Yaesu FT-817/857/897

Yaesu FT-450/950/2k/3k/5k

Kenwood TS-480/590/2000

Icom IC-706/7000/7600/etc.

Icom Ci-V Address and Baud

Using Piglet in HamLog on iOS

Using Piglet in HamLog on Android

Control with Android USB Serial

Configure and Run

Troubleshooting

Basic Connection Sequence

Post-2012/08/19

Revision History


Document Overview

This document serves to guide Piglet users through the use of the device.  The perspective of this guide is from the point of view of a user who has just unpackaged their Piglet.

Copyright Notice

Piglet, Copyright © 2015 by Pignology, LLC.. All rights reserved.

Terms of Use and Liability Waiver

Terms of Use

This product is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained.

Use Limitation

You may not modify, copy, distribute, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, or sell, any information, software, products or services obtained, from the Pignology, LLC website or its products.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Pignology, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of it’s products.

General

This disclaimer statement is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA.  You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Courts of competent jurisdiction, USA, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this product.  Use of this product is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

Modification of Terms and Conditions

Pignology, LLC reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which their products are offered.

Community Support

A Yahoo Group has been created for Piglet.  Please consider joining the group to receive information about updates, ask questions or report problems.  If you know the answer to a question posed by another user, please feel free to help out.

Piglet User Group

Piglet Specs

Unless a section specifically calls out the Piglet, the terms Pigtail and Piglet should be used interchangeably in this document.  The Pigtail is the predecessor of the Piglet.  The Pigtail hardware has been discontinued.  The information on Pigtail is retained in this document for historic reasons and because much of the hardware inside the two devices is the same.

Pigtail

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Piglet

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Pigtail Device

Size (mm)

W: 74 H: 32.5 D: 120

Supply Voltage

Min: 5V Max: 15V

Power consumption

Connected: Idle: 50mA TX: ~180mA

Piglet Device

Size (mm)

W: 50.80 H: 30.32 D: 69.85

Supply Voltage

Min: 6V Max: 15V

Power consumption

Connected: Idle: 100mA TX: ~180mA

Wi-Fi Radio Characteristics

The following characteristics are from the wi-fi module datasheet.

Parameter

Specifications

Networking Standards

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/d/e/h/i/j

802.11 data rates

802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps

802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps

802.11n: MCS0 - MCS7

Frequency Band

2.412 - 2.484 GHz

Wi-Fi Security

Open, WEP-40, WEP-104, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2-mixed

Network Protocols

ARP, ICMP, DHCP client/server, DNS, NTP, SMTP

UDP, TCP, HTTP client/webserver, Sensors.com

Network Security

SSL3.0/TLS1.1, HTTPS

Comms Interfaces

UART, SPI, I2C

Data Throughput

4 Mbit/s over UART, 10Mbit/s over SPI

Communications Range

>1000ft (330m) line of sight

Microprocessor & Memory

ARM CM4 @ 84MHz with integrated 512kB flash and 96kB RAM, onboard 8Mbit (1MByte) SPI-serial flash with support for up to 128MB bulk flash

Peripherals

GPIO, ADC, DAC, PWM

General Purpose IOs

Up to 14 GPIOs (8 dedicated and others with alternate functions)

Real Time Clock

Time-of-day, 200-year calendar, ultra low power alarms/wakeup

RF Transmit Power

+18dBm (11b max.), +16dBm (11g max.), +14dBm (11n max.)

Antenna

Onboard wire antennas

Power consumption

3.8uA standby, 10uA sleep, 0.77mA Wi-Fi Powersave, 5.7mA Rx UDP @1Mbit/s, 11.4mA Tx UDP @ 1Mbit/s

Supply voltage

3.3V ±10%

Operating Temperature

-30C to +85C

Size

24.5 x 37.5 x 10.7 mm (0.96" x 1.47" x 0.42")

Certifications

FCC, IC, CE

Software

Pre-preprogrammed with WiConnect serial Wi-Fi application

Piglet V3

The Piglet is an evolution of the original Piglet based on user feedback. The Anderson PowerPoles have been removed and replaced with a DC coaxial connector also, the DIP switches are now accessible without having to open the enclosure. Piglet V3 became available for purchase in September 2015.

Piglet V1/V2

Information on the original Piglet can be found in the original Piglet User Guide here:

http://pignology.net/plug

Wi-Fi Module Info

The Pigtail uses the ACKme Hopper Wi-Fi module, part number AMW006-A1W.

The detailed user guide for the Wi-Fi Module can be found here:
https://www.ack.me/resources/download/272/ARG_MW006_A02

Out of the Box

Piglet Power Connection

The Piglet uses a coaxial DC power connector, 0.70mm ID, 2.35mm OD. There is a reverse voltage protection diode in the device however, always observe proper polarity while attaching the device to power.

A power cable is supplied with Piglet V3.  The power cable is supplied by Tensility International Corp, part number CA-2192.  

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Wi-Fi

The Piglet is shipped configured as a soft access point, this means the device creates a wireless network that you join from your devices. Running as a Soft-AP allows the Piglet to work with Android as well as iOS.  The Piglet is configured to act as a DHCP server; it will assign an IP address to your device when you connect to it.

Connecting

Open the Settings Application on your device and go to Wi-Fi Settings. Select “Piglet” as the wireless network you wish to join, there is no authentication needed. Your device will automatically be assigned an IP address from the 10.1.1.0/24 subnet. The pre-configured IP address of the Pigtail is 10.1.1.1.

When you go into the Pigtail tool within HamLog, it will still auto-discover the Pigtail and show the address 10.1.1.1.

DIP Switches

There is a 3 position DIP switch in the Piglet. The three switches are for:

Switch Position

Purpose

1 - Config

When this switch is closed, it will pull a particular pin of the Wi-Fi module high. Upon reboot and sensing this state, the Wi-Fi module will create an a Soft-AP network named WiConnect-xx. This switch can be used to get the Wi-Fi module into a known good state for reconfiguration in the event something goes wrong.

2 - CTS/RTS Loop

Simulate the RS-232 Data Terminal Ready (DTR) signal for any external devices that may require it. The RS-232 specification states that signal levels must be between 3 and 15 volts. The output from the voltage regulator is ~3.3 volts and with R1 in the path we come down to around 3.1V, so we're right on the lower edge of the spec. Most computers today provide +5V on pin 4 to signal the attached modem to go off hook.

3 - Pin 4 Power

Provide flea power to an external device. If you have a particular custom application that could use some power, you can use the 3V on pin 4 if needed. An example of this, and actually the reason this power connection was added, is if you have a custom Icom CI-V cable that requires power on pin 4 to do the level conversion from RS-232 to TTL, you can use pin 4 to power the PCB inside that cable.

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Pigtail/Piglet Reconfiguration

DO NOT RECONFIGURE YOUR PIGLET FROM THE WIFI SIDE OF THE DEVICE, ONLY DO IT FROM THE SERIAL SIDE WITH A NULL MODEM ADAPTER AS DESCRIBED BELOW.

You will need to get into command mode of the Wi-fi module.  This can be done by connecting to the module with a null modem adapter and sending dollar sign three times, $$$.

Soft AP Configuration

This is the default configuration on all Piglets shipped after September 24, 2015

set softap.auto_start 1

set softap.channel 3

set softap.dhcp_server 1

set softap.dns_server 1

set softap.idle_timeout 0

set softap.ip 10.1.1.1

set softap.ssid "Piglet"

set remote_terminal.enabled 1

set remote_terminal.interface softap

set remote_terminal.port 2000

set bus.mode stream

set tcp.server.port 7373

set tcp.server.auto_start 1

set tcp.server.auto_interface softap

set uart.baud 0 38400

set broadcast.udp.port 7373

set broadcast.udp.interval 5

set broadcast.udp.interface softap

save

reboot

Infrastructure Mode

Infrastructure mode is used when you have an existing wireless network that you would like to connect to, for example your home network.

Enter command mode on the Pigtail by pressing $ (shift-4) three times, as in $$$. Then apply the following commands. If any mistakes are made or the Pigtail cannot join the network you specify for whatever reason, you'll need a computer with a serial port, a serial cable and a null modem adapter to troubleshoot it.

Config Example

This configuration examples will join the home WPA network named "MyHomeNet" and turn on DHCP to automatically get an ip address.

set wlan.ssid "MyHomeNet"

set wlan.passkey "thisisasecretkey"

set wlan.auto_join.enabled 1

save

Multiple Configurations

The Wi-Fi module can store multiple configurations.  For example, you could create a configuration to connect to your home network and another that is the default Piglet configuration.  

The command to save a configuration to a unique file is “save <config_filename>”.

> help save

Usage   : save [<config_file>]                                                  

Shortcut: save                                                                  

Brief   : Save all WiConnect variables to non-volatile flash memory. If a file name is supplied, the saved config can be restored with the load command. Save default_config.csv to create settings loaded on successful OTA.

To load a configuration from a saved file, the command is “load <config_filename>”.

> help load

Usage   : load <config_file>                                                    

Shortcut: load                                                                  

Brief   : Load a configuration from a file previously saved by the save command.

You can use the “ls” command to view the files stored on the module.  It’s recommended to give your unique configurations a common file extension that so you know which files are your configurations.

> ls                                                                            

!  #   Size   Version  Filename                                                

<...cut...>

# 11   7768     1.0.0  homenet.cfg

<...cut...>

Baud Rate Change

See Pigtail/Piglet Baud Rate Change

Pigtail/Piglet Firmware Update

To update the firmware the Pigtail must be connected to a wi-fi access point with access to the Internet. See Infrastructure Mode for a configuration example of joining your home wi-fi network.

Once you're on the wi-fi network with internet access, get connected to the Piglet through the serial port with a null modem adapter.

The command to update the firmware is ota which stands for “over the air” update.

WiConnect-2.3.0.5, Built:2015-05-26 14:24:43 for AMW006.4, Board:AMW006-A01.1  

[Ready]                                                                        

> set wlan.ssid "MyHomeNet"

Set OK                                                                          

> set wlan.passkey "thisisasecretkey"

Set OK

> set wlan.auto_join.enabled 1

Set OK

> ota

[Disassociated]                                                                

Connecting to network                                                          

Security type from probe: WPA2-Mixed                                            

Request POST /ota/06413041000000005f0051000351333530353135/0                    

Connecting (https): ota.ack.me:443                                              

Starting TLS                                                                    

HTTP response: 200                                                              

Bundle version: WiConnect-2.3.2.0, Built:2015-08-06 10:03:28 for AMW006.2      

Downloading new firmware...                                                    

Downloading: upgrade_app.exe-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                      

Updating Upgrade App to version: 2.3.2.0                                        

Connecting to network                                                          

Security type from probe: WPA2-Mixed                                            

Request POST /ota/06413041000000005f0051000351333530353135/0                    

Connecting (https): ota.ack.me:443                                              

Starting TLS                                                                    

HTTP response: 200                                                              

Bundle version: WiConnect-2.3.2.0, Built:2015-08-06 10:03:28 for AMW006.2      

Downloading new firmware...                                                    

Downloading: wiconnect.exe-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                        

Downloading: geotrust_ca.pem-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                      

Downloading: default_setup.script-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                  

Downloading: webapp/index.html-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                    

Downloading: webapp/wiconnect.css.gz-2.3.2.0 (OK)                              

Downloading: webapp/wiconnect.js.gz-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                

Downloading: webapp/unauthorized.html-2.3.2.0 (OK)                              

Downloading: favicon.ico.gz-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                        

Downloading: .recovery.html-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                        

Downloading: command_help.csv-2.3.2.0 (OK)                                      

Updating firmware files...                                                      

Updating file: wiconnect.exe to version: 2.3.2.0                                

Setting boot app to wiconnect.exe (52)                                          

Rebooting to new app?OTA completed successfully

[Ready]                                                                        

[Associating to MyHomeNet]                                                      

> > Security type from probe: WPA2-Mixed                                        

Obtaining IPv4 address via DHCP                                                

IPv4 address: 10.1.1.87                                                        

[Associated]                                                                    

>

At this point the Over the Air update is complete.

Wi-Fi Module Factory Reset

This information is to reset the Wi-Fi module from ACKme to its original state.

You will lose all configuration on the module and the baud rate will reset to 115200.

Enter command mode on the Piglet by pressing $ (shift-4) three times, as in $$$. Then execute the following commands.

You need the MAC address of the module:

> get wlan mac

R000019

4C:55:CC:10:03:44 <--This is the MAC address.

Once you have the MAC address issue the following command to reset the module:

> fac 4C:55:CC:10:03:44 <-- same MAC address

Success

Full Example

> get wl m

4C:55:CC:10:4E:D6                                                              

> fac 4c:55:cc:10:4e:d6

[Disassociated]                                                                

Reverting to factory default settings                                          

Setting boot app to wiconnect.exe (52)                                          

[Ready]                                                                        

>

This will reset the baud rate to 115200. Modify your terminal program to set the baud rate of your serial port to 115200 then re-enter CMD mode and apply the default Piglet config.


Pigtail/Piglet Baud Rate Change

The Pigtail ships with the baud rate set to 38400. You can modify this. You'll need to enter config mode of the Wi-Fi module to make the change. This can be done within HamLog on iOS using the Terminal button from Tools->Pigtail. For Android, you’ll need to download a third-party telnet application such as JuiceSSH and telnet to 10.1.1.1 on port 7373.  Once you're connected to the Pigtail/Piglet via the Terminal enter these commands and hit send on each one.

$$$
CMD>
set uart.baud 0 38400
CMD> save
CMD> reboot

Modify “38400” above to the baud rate you wish to use.

After hitting enter on "reboot”, you'll lose connectivity to the Piglet. You'll need to modify your radio's baud rate so they can talk. NOTE: This will not speed up HamLog getting the freq/mode/options. That happens via Timer that sends to TCP to get to the Wi-Fi module. Once it's in the Wi-Fi module, then the baud rate comes into play.

Internet Access when using Piglet

This is not possible on Android, only iOS.

You can use the Piglet while still accessing the Internet using celluar data.  This can only be done on iOS, Android doesn’t let us do the following it seems.  The configuration to accomplish this is done entirely on the iOS device, you don’t need to do any configuration on the Piglet.

iOS Instructions

  1. Open the Settings App and go to Wi-Fi Settings

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  1. Select and Join the Piglet Network

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  1. Click i for information on the connection.  It should be set to DHCP by default.

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  1. Change that to Static and enter IP: 10.1.1.10 Mask: 255.255.255.0.

        Do not enter a gateway or DNS.

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  1. Go back to the list of Wi-Fi networks.  You’ll see that you’re still connected to Wi-Fi but the Wi-Fi symbol is gone from the status bar.

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Radio Connections

The Piglet has been tested with the following radios. Note that the Piglet ships with a default baud rate on the UART of 38400.

Elecraft K2

The KIO2 module has a fixed baud rate of 4800. A straight through serial cable is needed for the connection. The KIO2 manual mentions that a special cable is needed because the KIO2 doesn't have standard RS-232 signals on all pins. For example, Pin 4 on the KIO2 is described as "Automatic Level Control from an external amp to the SSB adapter."

THE PIN 4 POWER and RTS/CTS LOOP JUMPERS MUST NOT BE SHORTED IN THE PIGTAIL!!!

Outside of pins 2, 3, 4 and 5 the Pigtail leaves the other pins unconnected so a standard serial cable, not necessarily the one put together when building the KIO2, should work provided the Pin 4 Power jumper is left off.  Seriously, don't have those jumpers in place and connect this to the K2, mine smoked and yours will too.

Elecraft K3

The KIO3 module in the K3 has a user selectable baud rate. The default baud rate is 4800. A straight through serial cable can be used to connect to the K3. You do not need the Pin4 Power jumper to be in place.

Elecraft KX3

The connection made from the KX3 to the Piglet will be via the KXSER cable supplied by Elecraft. The KXUSB cable will not work. This can be done in MENU:RS232.

KXPA100

If you have a KXPA100, when this is enabled on the KX3 the RS232 menu item has no effect and the baud rate is hard set to 38400.  

Yaesu FT-817/857/897

The default baud rate on the CAT interface of the Yaesu FT-817 is 4800. The Yaesu branded CT-62 cable can be used to connect to the radio. You do not need the Pin4 Power jumper to be in place.

Yaesu FT-450/950/2k/3k/5k

These radios use the new Yaesu CAT command set. You'll need to set the CATRATE menu item to 38400 (or modify the Piglet). The menu item CAT RTS may need to be disabled or, as another option, you can set the CTS/RTS jumper inside the Pigtail.

Kenwood TS-480/590/2000

You do not need the Pin 4 power jumper in place for Kenwood radios. You do need the CTS/RTS Loop jumper in place. Ensure the baud rate on your Kenwood radio is set to 38400.

The Kenwood manual states that if you're using a baud rate of 4800 then you must use 2 stop bits.  
The Piglet has not been tested on Kenwood radios at 4800 baud. You may need to modify the number of stop bits in use if you need to use 4800 baud.

If you will be using the CW Sending feature in HamLog you will need to enable VOX on the radio.

Icom IC-706/7000/7600/etc.

Support for Icom radios is only via either the Icom branded CT-17 box or the Pigtail CT-17 adapter board (available at http://shop.pignology.net). The Pin 4 Power jumper needs to be in place to provide power to the CT-17 adapter.

Icom Ci-V Address and Baud

The original version of HamLog that supported Icom Ci-V had a fixed address of 58H that had to be configured on the radio.  The latest version of HamLog allows you to specify the Ci-V address to use.  It still defaults to 58H.

The following needs to occur for Icom connectivity using the Pignology CT-17 adapter to HamLog:

  1. Turn on the Pin 4 Power DIP switch.
  2. Connect the CT-17 adapter to the Piglet.
  3. Connect the mono audio cable from the CT-17 adapter to the Ci-V jack on the Icom radio.
  4. Change the radio to Ci-V address 58H -or- click Settings in Tools->Pigtail and set the Ci-V address to whatever your radio uses.

Using Piglet in HamLog on iOS

Demo Video

After connecting to the same Wi-Fi network as the Piglet (or if you're going remote) open HamLog.

1. Click Tools and then select the Pigtail tool.

2. Wait a few seconds for the Piglet to be discovered, it should say 10.1.1.1.

3. Select the radio manufacturer and model and then click the row in the table that corresponds to the Piglet you want to connect to.

In most cases, you'll only have one Piglet show up in this table. If you ever have 2 or more Piglets on the same network you should see all of them assuming you have different IP addresses on all of them.

4. Head back to the main contacts list screen and click + to add a contact.

5. You should see the PTA icon show up. If HamLog successfully connects to the Pigtail the icon will be green/checkmark.

6. If your radio is on and connected, HamLog should start asking the radio for its current frequency, mode and options (PRE, AGC, ATT, etc.).

7. Press the Piglet button in the Toolbar to display the controller screen.

These screens are different for the different radio types. It's based on the capabilities offered by the radio manufacturers.

 

Using Piglet in HamLog on Android

Demo Video

1. Open the Settings on your device and go to Wi-Fi settings. After a second you should see the network "Piglet". Select that. After a few seconds you should be assigned an IP address. It will most likely be 10.1.1.10.

2. Open HamLog and go to the Tools menu.

3. Scroll down and select Pigtail.

4. Out of the box the Pigtail's IP address is 10.1.1.1. I'm unable to do the same auto-discovery in Android so you'll have to manually enter the address. Then select your radio manufacturer and model. Then hit save. Unlike iOS, the Pigtail settings are saved and reused. If you are ever logging and need to disable the Piglet, just click Disable here. If you have the Piglet configured and the device can't connect it will disable it for this contact.

5. Head back to the main contact list and add a contact.

6. HamLog will attempt to connect to the Piglet based on the IP address you entered. Note the baud rate information listed above. The Piglet defaults to 38400 baud. You might need to adjust your radio to match this rate, or change the Piglet’s baud rate. The freq and mode should populate after about 1 second. Up top there is a button labeled "PT". Click this will take you to the control screen.

7. This is the FT-817 control screen. You can change band/mode using the drop down buttons.

8. The Elecraft radios have a CW/Data Terminal button at the bottom.

9. This is the CW/Data Terminal. HamLog will query the radio for decoded CW or Data and it will show in the in the Received Text field. You can type in the Send field and hit send to have the radio transmit what you've typed.

Control with Android USB Serial

This section isn’t really related to the Piglet device,
I just didn’t have anywhere to put it.

Using USB Serial Adapters with HamLog on Android is forever in beta. The functionality in there is the same as when using the Piglet hardware device described above.

To use this you need some adapters. You'll need a Micro USB Host Adapter and a USB Serial Adapter. I have the Micro USB Host adapter available in my store here: http://shop.pignology.net. I'm grateful for the support if purchased here however if you prefer to purchase from another online retailer, they can be found easily on Amazon.

When everything is connected up, it looks like this:

The USB Serial adapter can be either FTDI or Prolific however I have not tested with Prolific.

Configure and Run

The following screenshots are from HamLog running on a Samsung Galaxy S III.

Ensure you have the latest version of HamLog installed by checking for an update in the Android Play Store.

Plug in your USB to serial adapter using the Micro USB OTG Host Cable. You will see the following question pop up. HamLog is configured to advertise it's ability to use USB Serial Adapters. If you wish to always open HamLog when connecting this adapter, click the "Use by default..." check box and click okay.

HamLog will be opened when you press okay. If you checked the box to use by default, HamLog will be opened whenever you connect the USB Serial adapter.

Click on the Tools tab and select the Pigtail item.

In the Pigtail settings select your radio manufacturer and model, click the Use Serial check box and select the baud rate you want to use. The baud should match the baud rate setting of the radio. Hit save.

You will be presented with a one time information screen. Click okay.

Head back to the main screen and add a contact. HamLog will open the serial port when you add a contact and start querying your radio through the USB serial port.

If you want to verify it's working, if you have another USB serial adapter for your computer and a null modem adapter, you can connect your Android device to your computer and monitor the communication. Ensure you have the same baud rate on both sides. The following screenshot shows the commands being sent for an Elecraft KX3.

Troubleshooting

Basic Connection Sequence

  1. Connect cable from Piglet to radio.
  2. Turn on Pigtail.
  3. Turn on radio.
  4. Unlock iPad.
  5. Settings->Wifi->Pigtail, wait for checkmark
  6. Go Home
  7. Open HamLog
  8. Select Tools->Pigtail
  9. Select radio type/model
  10. Wait for beacon and select 10.1.1.1 or 169.254.1.1
  11. Go back to the main screen of HamLog and add a contact.

Post-2012/08/19

Please follow these steps to troubleshoot your Piglet connection.

1. When you turn the Piglet on (default, as shipped state), the IP address of the Piglet is 10.1.1.1/24.

2. Opening the settings app on the iPad, do you see the Piglet listed on the wifi screen?

If not, there may be a configuration issue on the Piglet. Take a look at the Configuration Examples section.

3. If you click on that "Piglet" network, a check mark should show up next to it after a few seconds.

4. In the same screen, if you click the little ">" symbol on the right, while connected to the Pigtail it should dig down into the network settings for the wireless network.

5. Is there an address in there? It should look like 10.1.1.##. If not, press the back button and wait about 10 seconds. Re-check for an address. It should assign itself one after a few seconds.

7. Open HamLog. Click Tools->Pigtail. After about 10 seconds you should see an entry in the list, most likely it will be 10.1.1.1. If the Piglet never shows up, something's wrong. I, N3WG, have never seen this happen so we should chat. Get in touch via support@pignology.net.

8. Click your radio manufacturer, click your radio, click on the discovered Piglet.

The text at the top of the screen should change to: Selected: 10.1.1.1 (Manufacturer)

9. Click the back button a couple times to get back to the main log screen. Click + to add a contact.

10. The Pigtail should connect and a green icon should appear. If it fails to connect there will be an informative message that pops up that says why.

13. If the freq and mode fields are not auto-populated, check the baud rate settings on your radio. It should be 38400.

14. If the freq and mode fields are not auto-populated, reboot your radio. This issue has been observed on certain Elecraft radios that need to be turned on after the Pigtail is connected.

15. If the freq and mode fields are not auto-populated and you're connecting to an Icom radio, is the radio set to Ci-V address 58H? Or modified in the app?

16. If the freq and mode fields are not auto-populated and it's an Icom radio and you're using the CT-17 adapter from Pignology, is the Pin 4 Power jumper installed?

17. If you get an error message about an issue with QRZ, this is because the device cannot talk to the Internet while connected to the Pigtail.

This would only happen if you have a device that does not have a backup 3G/4G connection. You can stop these errors two ways:

Revision History

Date

Version

Author

Reason for Change

20150924

1.0A

N3WG

Initial Draft, based on 1.0C of Piglet UG

20150925

1.0B

N3WG

Clean-up and addition of some details.

20160117

1.0D

N3WG

Info on using Internet via 4G/3G while using Piglet