[ct-user] Re: CT Radio Interfaces

John DeRuiter wm7a at msn.com
Fri Sep 5 10:38:50 EDT 2003


I was trying to run it in a DOS window using Windows XP.  That was part of
the problem.  Setting the 756 CIV transceive to "on" solved the first
problem.  Booting up in DOS and running CT from there eliminated the second

Thanks for the help!

John DeRuiter, WM7A

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Parish K1EP" <k1ep at arrl.net>
To: "John DeRuiter" <wm7a at msn.com>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 3:42 AM
Subject: Re: CT Radio Interfaces

> At 07:24 PM 9/4/03 -0700, you wrote:
> >I am a new user of CT and am having some problems.
> >
> >1.)  I can control the frequency of my ICOM 756 from CT, but CT does not
> >automatically sense the band the radio is on.  It appears that it does
> >poll the 756 to get the freq/band info.  Is there some way that I can fix
> >this?
> Sounds like it could be a com port problem.  First, are you running CT in
DOS only, not a window in Windows?  Check to make sure that if you are using
a non-standard or add on port, that the IRQ is defined properly.
> >2.)  I have a com port from my computer to my IC756 that uses the RTS
> >to control PTT, the DTR line to control the CW keying and the TXD line to
> >control the FSK input. My problem is that my transmitter is keyed on
> >constantly after doing any of the following:  pressing the ESC key,
> >pressing cntrl-C,  sending a CW message.  It appears that the RTS line is
> >being set and then left that way. The only way I have found to turn off
> >(RTS) is to exit CT and close the DOS window.  Is there a way to fix this
> >without removing the interface to the RTS line?
> I don't know what CT does with the RTS line, it is probably undefined.
You could fill out a bug/feature request at www.k1ea.com

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