[SD-User] SD-User Digest, Vol 111, Issue 12
sidwill at lineone.net
Fri Mar 23 04:22:48 PDT 2012
I have never had problems with rig control but I have tried
a few alternatives.
BPS = My FT-590 is set at 9600 but it works with SD at
19200. However DX4WIN needs 9600 so I will stay with that.
LT= I had 240 set but it works right down to SDs minimum.
Now reset at 100
PT= I had 300 set but it works down to 75. Now reset at
Thanks for your fine support Paul
73 de Sid GM4SID
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> 1. Rig Control (Paul O'Kane)
>Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:08:29 +0000
>From: Paul O'Kane <pokane at ei5di.com>
>Subject: [SD-User] Rig Control
>To: sd-user at contesting.com
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>Recently, some users have reported problems with
>rig control. I've updated SD in an attempt to
>fix these problems, and I'd like to invite you
>to try the new version and let me know the
>results, whether god or bad,
>The updated program SD.EXE (V15.59a) may be
>downloaded from www.ei5di.com/sd/sdexe.zip
>This should be unzipped, to SD.EXE, and it will
>replace whatever SD.EXE you currently have in
>your SD folder. Before doing this, take a copy
>of your present SD.EXE so that you can restore
>it if necessary
>Here are the details of the changes.
> When enabled, the B40 (and other) band-change
> commands did not work if the rig had not
> previously been switched to the corresponding
> band. Fixed.
> POLLTIME and LINKTIME settings: These were
> set to fixed values, dependent upon your BPS
> setting, each time SD was started. Now,
> user-selected values are preserved in SD.INI.
> If rig control is not working fully with your
> rig, here's what you should try - assuming the
> PORTS command has already been used to define
> the appropriate COM port and to identify your
> 1. Set the BPS to the maximum supported by
> your rig - and ensure your rig is set to the
> same value (if variable).
> 2. Set POLLTIME to 1000 and LINKTIME to 800.
> Use the STATUS command to confirm the settings.
> 3. Confirm that rig control is working. If
> not, reduce POLLTIME and LINKTIME to see if
> this helps. When rig control does work,
> reduce LINKTIME until rig control fails.
> Then increase LINKTIME by 25% or so, and
> confirm that rig control is restored - and
> the frequency displays correctly even when
> continuously turning the VFO dial.
> 4. REDUCE POLLTIME until rig control fails,
> then increase it by 25% or so and confirm
> that rig control is restored. Note that
> lower values of POLLTIME make rig-contol
> more responsive - in terms of time taken
> to update the frequency display.
>NOTE: You can use the PT and LT commands to
>change the values of POLLTIME and LINKTIME.
>Thanks & 73,
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>End of SD-User Digest, Vol 111, Issue 12
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