Re: [linuxham] Re: OT: Icom 746
I was hoping that someone here could help with some details on the
746, since I have never seen or operated one. I looked thru hamlib.org
and Ekki's site but didn't really see anything. Google wasn't much
better. Evidently he is trying to key the rig thru the CI-V cable rather
than a stand alone serial port. I'll suggest that he consider the stand
You might also want to try the Icom728 program that is on my web site, www.w1hkj.com. I think that the 746 and 728 share the same i/o code structure. Check the Icom subdirectory in hamlib and the code for the two rigs should give you a clue. I will check that later today. If you want to try the Icom728 code run it first as a stand-alone application to control the rig (freq/mode etc). It that works ok than recompile the gmfsk-hkj application with the switches set
#define WANT_TENTEC_MOD 1
you might also need:
#define WANT_PTT_MOD 1
if his interface steals power from the RS232 port.
Oh yes. You must disable the hamlib interface for this compile. You can only have one i/o selection at the present time, either hamlib or the TENTEC type which is a memory map share between gmfsk and the Icom728 program (and others like it).
So run ./hkjconfigure (without the --want-hamlib directive), before recompiling.
- Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 09, 2006 at 07:12:42AM -0400, Ed wrote:Evidently hamlib does not support ptt via the ci-v, I found 1 reference
>> I was hoping that someone here could help with some details on the
>> 746, since I have never seen or operated one. I looked thru hamlib.org
>> and Ekki's site but didn't really see anything. Google wasn't much
>> better. Evidently he is trying to key the rig thru the CI-V cable rather
>> than a stand alone serial port. I'll suggest that he consider the stand
>> alone. Thanks...73
> Ed: well, two things are necessary - hamlib must support PTT on the
> IC-746, and gMFSK needs to support PTT via hamlib, not just
> serial/parallel. I don't know about the former, but it isn't obvious
> from the configuration screens that gMFSK supports the latter anyway.
> Another alternative is VOX, if the 746 has it.
to trying to use the parallel port for ptt with gMFSK with the 746. This
would be a viable solution, but he is a newbie and followed my
suggestion to use vox for now. He has 2 serial ports, ci-v on one and a
ups on the other. thanks for your time and help....73