Re: CW Skimmer - Omni-Rig support for Ten-Tec 538 Jupiter
Posted by: "Mike"
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:02 pm (PST)
Well, I have begun to develop a .INI file for the TenTec Jupiter= . I am
running into a little problem. I use NotePad to develop the .INI file for
the Jupiter, save it a= nd confirm it is indeed a .INI file and then copy
it to the Rig sub-directory. I make sure = permissions and access is the
same for this file as all the other.INI files. I see al the = files in
the subdirectory but when I use Client.exe or omnirig they do not see the
.ini file in the = rig options. Also when I run omnirigsetup it stops
working with a windows message to that effect.= Then it ends...
I hope all this makes sense to someone... It took some doing to = get
this far... If I pick TenTec Omni VII.ini I can start Client.exe and
everything seems to work ex= cept split on and split off but when I start
cwskimmer I get and error at address 00000000 a= nd when I start the
capture of audio from the radio I get infinite error messages
I've done a .ini file for one or two odd things I have, and didn= 't have
that sort of problem
What version Windows are you using? If Vista or 7, try rel= ocating (as
in uninstalling/re-installing) OmniRig to a folder that is not= related
to the "Program Files" structure. You'll have to do it that way, not
just moving it's folder, so the OS can make al= l the correct registry
and linking details for Skimmer (and others) to use.
Make sure Notepad hasn't screwed up and made your file name some= thing
like radio.ini.txt You may have to change your Windows Explorer "view"
settings to = check that, but that's not dificult. If so, rename it
accordingly. (Windows trying to hid= e details from us again)
Were you logged in as the same user that will use Skimmer, when = you
created the .ini file?
Also make sure you have all the file sections OmniRig expects to= find in
the .ini file, even the ones you don't use, need to be there, but with
dummy or empty action s= ections.
Chances are, you have one of the readback settings not specified= quite
right, so OmniRig is choking on something it's not expecting from the
radio. It's a= nice feature, but it's a pity that can't be bypassed or
turned off, as not all rig's support readback of all = their settings for
all parameters. (The Icom PC-R1000 for example.)
Did you try running the OmniRig "Rig Description Validator&= quot;? It
can be a great help!
That comes from Alex too, on his page at:-
Scroll down to the &= quot;Tools"
Make sure that Skimmer is using the particular incarnation of Om= niRig
you think it is! There are instances about, where a newly installed
program that uses OmniR= ig, install's it's own copy irrespective of what
may exist already.
Note too, that Vista and 7 has a totally different audio system =
software structure to XP and earlier, and many HAM programs have trouble
with that, unless you tell the= m to use an external USB soundcard for
example. Rocky suffer's this with a= vengance, I don't use Skimmer, and
I've not tried Faros on Vista.
Hope something here helps.