Stew Whitehouse writes:
>I,m new to this list so please be patient with
>me if this is old/oft asked question.
>I'm trying out the public domain version 4.05
>(The documentation I have is for version 5.97)
4.05 is about 3 1/2 years older than version 5.97.
As you might guess things have changed over the years.
The user interface and look of the program is the same
but there have been many inhancements.
>and am having trouble with interfacing with
>my OMNI VI. The program halts when it gets
>to the radio one control port statement in the
>logcfg.dat file during boot-up, calling it an invalid
>statement. (RADIO ONE CONTROL PORT = SERIAL 2)
Looking in my 4.02 manual:
Kenwood and Yeasu radios are supported only.
But the commands are a bit diffrent.
RADIO CONTROL PORT = SERIAL 2
INTERFACED RADIO TYPE = TS850
>The program does seem to accept the packet port
>statement but isn't communicating with the TNC. (KAM)
The packet interface was quite new in 4.05 - again there
have been alot of changes. The baud rate was fixed at 2400
baud in version 4.05 - also it is fixed at 7 bits.
Many TNCs are setup at 8 bits - so you would need to
make sure your TNC is setup to 7 bits. I have a
KPC-2 and as I recall back with 4.05 or so I had
to use a three wire cable - a fully wired cable would not
work with it's old packet interface.
>Does the older version use different statements
>than does the latest version or, is something obvious
>slipping by this old crabs fat head?
Mainly it is just that some of the more advanced features
either have evloved and use diffrent control commands
or were in their early stages.
We have been providing 4.05 -this was the version that
eveyone was using in the 1993 cq ww cw contest- as a
free version so that it would give an idea of how
the software looked and felt. Now that it is getting quite
dated - maybe we need to add a disclamer to it.
If I can help in any way let me know.
George Fremin III
Austin, Texas C.K.U. "I'm on a mexican radio"
K5TR - Wall of Voodoo
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