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Re: [linuxham] Controlling the serial port for rig control?

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  • Steve Conklin
    ... Since I just got my sound card interface working with my 767GX, I ll have a look at this as well. It was in my plans for this weekend anyway, after I get
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 22, 2007
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      w1hkj wrote:
      > shaines314 wrote:
      >>
      >> I've got a CAT cable for my FT-757GXii now, and it works with DXLabs
      >> Commander under WinXP. With FlDigi and Ubuntu, I can't quite get it
      >> working, and I think it's because I don't know how to control the
      >> serial port (/dev/ttyS0) .
      >>
      >> In WinXP, control panel > system > hardware > device manager >
      >> COMPort1 > properties allowed me to specify 4800 baud, 8 bit, no
      >> parity, 2 stop bits, which is what the 757 needs. How can I set the
      >> serial port in Linux to the same values, so that the port and the
      >> settings in FlDigi agree? This is for the rig control functions, not
      >> for keying purposes (I have that working from a USB > serial port dongle.
      >>
      >> 73 de Steve ZP9EH
      >>
      > Steve,
      >
      > I recommend starting with the rig.xml file for the FT-857
      > (http://www.w1hkj.com/xmls/yaesu/FT-857.xml)
      >
      > Download that file and compare the command structure with the ones
      > specified in your FT-575GXii manual. You may have to make some tweaks
      > and test as you go. You can come back to the list with questions as you
      > proceed. The XML file can be opened with an editor like gedit and it
      > will provide syntax highlighting for you. The final edited xml file
      > should be saved as:
      >
      > $HOME/.fldigi/rig.xml
      >
      > where $HOME is your home directory and ".fldigi" is a hidden directory
      > with all of the fldigi configuration, macro and other support files.
      >
      > Then select the check box for "rigCAT" on the RigCtl configuration tab.
      > You can leave your PTT settings as they are or you can use CAT t/r if
      > the 757 supports that command.
      >
      > When you are successful you should share the final xml file with the
      > group or send it to me direct at w1hkj at w1hkj.com and I will post it
      > for all to use.
      >
      > 73, Dave, W1HKJ
      >
      >
      Since I just got my sound card interface working with my 767GX, I'll
      have a look at this as well. It was in my plans for this weekend anyway,
      after I get the lawn mowed, etc. I'll post any findings to the group.

      Steve AI4QR
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