[TRLog] TS-870S polling poll

n4si@pobox.com n4si@pobox.com
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:19:38 +0000

> ...It did not return the data the first time I send IF but if I
> sent it again the data came back as it should. My radio may not be
> working the way it should or the way other Kenwood radios work but
> it did return the data on the second (AND ALL SUBSEQUENT) times. 

I don't know if this is a worthwhile clue or not, particularly in
view of the '850s that all seem to work, but when I bought my Smart
Antenna Switch several years ago, they shipped a driver to be
accessed from autoexec.bat that "asserted the RTS line." If I
remember the explanation, it seems the 850 (probably the IF232)
tends to not realize that a computer is wanting to talk to it until 
it talks to it once, and then it sings like a canary.

I'll try to find the wording Tim used for it and pass it along.

I have the driver in line, and it works on boot up, so I never have 
any problem. (In re-reading this, I see I didn't make it clear, but I 
am using an '850.)

73, Rod N4SI
    The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
         (c) 5 November, 1996

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