900Re: [dxatlas] Re: Omni rig feature request
- Jul 3, 2008Thanks, Toir. Unfortunately, I am so committed to USB and the MK2R+ here
that it will be really awkward to do otherwise. I suspect that using this
software with the virtual serial ports created by the MicroHam drivers
might be asking too much.
At 11:56 AM 7/3/2008, you wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, Pete Smith <n4zr@...> wrote:
> > Hi Tor - I'm writing an article on implementing Skimmer for NCJ, and
> > the big imponderables is the situation where both Skimmer and your
> > program need to have access to the radio's frequency information.
> > ideally, both programs should have independent ability to command
> > to move to a different frequency. People who know a lot more than
> > that can't work. What has been your experience?
>As others have said, it seems to work just fine for me. I can change
>frequency by either clicking in skimmer, moving the radio dial, or
>clicking/typing in the logging program.
>The reason it works is that most current radios are still using
>glacially slow interface speeds (4800 baud on my K2). And they really
>don't exchange a lot of information with the computer.
>As long as the software is done correctly buffering the different
>programs from the physical device, and as long as you don't need to
>poll the radio too fast, I don't think it is a big issue.
>Probably the next generation of radios will go to USB or ethernet or
>something faster and then something else will have to be worked out.
>I'm still hoping the bandwidth in Softrock-IF mode will get opened up
>:) I recently installed a 192KHz capable sound card, but still only
>~20 KHz in IF mode.
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