Ten-Tec ORION II - simple interface program
- GE OMs;
I wrote three simple programs to interface my ORION II to
my Linux box:
1. POLL program: Tests communications between the ORION
and the computer.
2. KYBD program: Lets you type commands to the ORION. What
makes this [b]rock[/b] is that you can override the
frequency restriction on the Master receiver and go into
the shortwave bands and you have access to the spectrum
'scope. The bad news is that the sensitivity drops like a
rock on some frequencies. Still, it's kinda neat to have
that big display show a frequency of 88.888.88MHz, and the
SUB to show 00.000.000.
3. MEMORY program: Lets you download your memory bank to your
computer. Then you can edit the file and rearrange the entries
in the order you wish. I put all the CW frequencies in one block,
the digital ones in another, and shortwave voice frequencies in
yet another. I even created a "fill file" that will fill in the
blank memories with the memory number in the BW field as well as
in the frequency field. Lets you know that it is not in use.
The TARBALL is only 225K and contains the source code as well as
the binaries. It may also work with the Jupiter because they have
alot of the same coding.
If anyone is interested, send me e-mail and I'll e-mail it to you.
If the moderator wishes, I can sent it and you can put it in the
W6ESE - tony