I use OmniRig with Faros, and a TS-870S, and had no problems for over a
year, I'm now using an old Icom IC-R70 RX for Faros (that was a project
all of it's own) so the TS-870s is now used for general shack use.
I run the radio at 9600,N,8,1 I also have had to make a custom serial
cable to connect to the PC. The details were found in the Kenwood
manual, so no secrets.
I also have it connected to one PC, and old Toshiba laptop, and have the
serial port of that machine redirected over the shack network, to other
PC's that have the controling software on (OmniRig and the application)
All the serial port <> network stuff, is done with the Eterlogic VSPE
tool. (Another Free tool, and very good!)
I have used all this to great effect, for developing a "glue" program to
control my Yaesu FC1000, that in essance takes the radio's frequency,
and selects a pre-learnt ATU setting as needed.
The prototype program, runs on the machine I use for development, while
all the hardware is connected to the old Tosh laptop, that will
ultimately do it all "local" to the radio/ATU. (The ATU is controled
via the LPT port)
I have other problems getting all this working, but OmniRig reading the
radio's frequency is not one of them!
Try checking your serial cable has all the correct wires in the
appropriate places, and the polling times are OK. Start with a long
period, 2000ms Poll Interval, 4000ms Timeout. Make sure too, that
there is not a program trying to set the 870's frequency all the time.
I found that running the radio's serial port faster than the "standard"
4800bd, is a great help, but too fast, and HRD wont work reliably. 9600
seems to suit everything at the moment.
Other than that, I can't think of anything else right now.
If you want/need, let me know, and I'll figure out what I did with the
all important serial cable. All I can tell you at the moment, is it's a
9 pin to 9 pin cable, but not standard PC type wiring.
Let me know...
Hmm.. HB9MTN website. Interesting!
IO 92 ma
> -----Original Message-----
3b. TS-870 vs OmniRig
Posted by: "Eike, DM3ML" dm3ml@...
Date: Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:21 am ((PST))
I have been asked by Manfred, DL1DWL, to put this entry in the forum :
Manfred tries to use a program from HB9MTN to control a magnetic loop by
the frequency reading of his TS-870. The loop pogram uses OmniRig to
read the CAT of transceivers. Everything (TX/RX switching, VFO A/B, mode
control) works, only the frequency readout does'nt work. He tested the
data exchange with client.exe. The status field jumps between 'online'
and 'Rig is not responding'. He used the right settings 4800 Baud and
8N2 with different polling times. With other CAT programs the control
works as expected.
Any advice for Manfred ??
Thanks in advance an 73 de Eike, DM3ML