The "old" Kenwoods are actually quite happy being polled frequently as
long as you look for a response before you poll again. The 6.73 and 6.74
versions would poll at a default rate of 100ms and consistently act on
the data back from the Kenwood (TS-850 in this case). Another poll is
only initiated if data comes back from the rig OR 5 seconds has passed.
This is why the recovery time is faster on those versions...TRLog does
not have quite so many packets of data to process.
If you tune as if you are S&P up the band in a CW contest the freq
display does a good job of keeping up at the fast poll rate.
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> JI1RXQ added:
>>I am interested in this article.
>>I usually use a TS850, but have a TS690. I have tried the TS690.
>>With TR6.79 and KENWOOD RESPONSE TIME 100, TS690 works as follows.
>>>>Yes - seems fine no matter how long I spin the dial. It even updates
>>>>occassionally while I'm tuning. Sounds like the SDX processor is
>>>>the interrupts from the serial port a little better than the 950.
>>TS850 seems to work like the TS950. When tuning, compared to TS690,
>>I feel TS850 a little annoying. I wonder how other KENWOODS work.
>>Anybody knows how TS940?
> I have now tried an earlier version of TR & based on the various
> reports made here, it does appear as if older Kenwoods behave
> better if not polled unnecessarily.
> It would probably be helpful if others can help shed some light
> as to which model Kenwoods can be considered to be "older"
> & which ones "newer" - for the moment, it seems to be
> somewhere between the 950S & 950SDX.
> 73, VR2BrettGraham
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