In addition to Flrig which is an excellent GUI tool (yes, it can do XML
too), you can use Hamlib which has FT817 support:
rigctl -l | grep 817
120 Yaesu FT-817 0.5.1 Beta
So with that, you can do stuff like change the VFO to 7,253.5Mhz USB via
the command line. Fldigi natively supports Hamlib a well but Flrig
might do a better job of it:
rigctl -m 120 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 38400 F 7253500 M USB 0
Btw.. there is also Chirp which can manage the memories of your 817 (and
many, MANY other radios) in one consistent fashion:
> On 06/03/2012 09:26 AM, RLN37 wrote:
>> Is there good Linux software available for controlling the FT-817?
>> I'd like to use my netbook that runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Thanks !