[TenTec] Omni VI Plus Cat control update
kheimbach at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 3 17:38:52 EST 2021
As I suspected, a reboot of the PC resulted in the same problem I had
with flrig initially (very sluggish T/R sequencing and sometimes a
program hang leaving the Omni in transmit). Perhaps if I were
interfacing the Omni with a standard serial port and only had the
Winkeyer FTDI dongle, this would be a non-issue.
However, I am able to use two FTDI adapters, one for the Omni VI Plus
interface and the other for a Winkeyer, with the following applications:
* WSJT-X utilizing hamlib
* Fldigi utilizing hamlib
* DX Commander
* N3JFP Amateur Contact Log
I'll use as is for a week or so before trying anything else.
Again, thank you all for the help.
W5QJ - Karl
On 1/3/2021 12:09 PM, Karl Heimbach wrote:
> First, thank you all for your help.
> I had to use a FTDI cable as the PC the Omni VI is connected to has
> three serial ports in the expansion slots and doesn't have room for a
> I played with this radio until 1:20 AM last night and started on it
> again this morning.
> I now have flrig working properly and have saved the configuration
> just as I have for my Pegasus, Argonaut V, and Xiegu G90. From what I
> can tell, Windows and Linux sometimes confuse the two FTDI adapters I
> have plugged in (the second is for a Winkeyer).
> Several reboots were needed to get everything sorted out and working
> properly. I suspect that even though the FTDI adapters are identified
> correctly, the operating system is sending instructions to the wrong
> one. I will probably have the same issue once I shut the PC down and
> restart it. I've seen the same problem using a FTDI adapters with the
> Xiegu and Winkeyer.
> I did download DXLab Suite and it works fine for now. I will change
> settings in WSJT-X to allow CAT control via flrig instead of hamlib
> and suspect there will not be an issue until a reboot. N3FJP Amateur
> Contact Log, using the Winkeyer, will not transmit although it sees
> the Omni VI and returns proper data during the polls.
> Karl - W5QJ
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