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Subject: [TenTec] Computer Interface
From: bigmack@nortexinfo.net (Robert)
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1999 12:21:50 -0500
   Being the total geek that I am, I decided to see how easy it would be to 
connect a PC to the Omni VI+... Here are a few of my observations...

My only rule... ALWAYS turn the rig off after making a change in the menus 
that could alter the communications.. I dont know why, but for some reason 
cycling the power seems to clear up all sorts of silly com problems.

Visual Basic makes it pretty easy to work with the rig, but, you need to 
have a pencil out for the typo's in the manual. Hex FE is NOT 224, it is 
254.. I spent a good while digging in code until I caught that 
one.  Command 05h sets the transceiver frequency, and it is somehow missing 
the boxed in banner for the entire section. I found it by trial and 
error...  I have actually started working on a scanner function similar to 
the logging programs out here, but I really don't want another logger, just 
a basic utility for functional control..

If anybody out here is interested, I would be more than happy to have a 
beta tester tell me that it works on their rig too.. I don't plan to charge 
anything for the utility, and, maybe I can talk Ten Tec into putting it up 
on their website as a basic control program...

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