[TRLog] IC-765 Radio Control
K4RO Kirk Pickering
Thu, 1 Nov 2001 09:14:22 -0600
I have used the following configuration to control two Icom
IC-765 radios. These settings have worked very well for me in
dozens of contests over the last few years. Tree ironed out
most of the Icom bugs some time ago, after considerable effort.
I run the radios at 1200 baud, and use homebrew level converters
which are a clone of the Icom CT-17 (based on the MAX 232 chip.)
My current contest computer is an old 66Mhz 486. The config
shown below has also been used with a 133MHz 486 without any
problems. The Icom CI-V interface does lack some of the
features like RIT control and shift-key tune. It does work
well enough however for the primary functions -- to keep the
logging software synched with the radio on the correct band,
and to enable use of the band map.
Following is the excerpt from my INPUTCFG.DAT file.
Good luck with your setup. See you on the air this weekend.
; ================= Begin Rig Interface Settings =====================
RADIO ONE CONTROL PORT = SERIAL 1
RADIO ONE TYPE = IC765
radio ONE BAUD RATE = 1200
RADIO ONE RECEIVER ADDRESS = 44
RADIO TWO CONTROL PORT = SERIAL 2
RADIO TWO TYPE = IC765
radio TWO BAUD = 1200
RADIO TWO RECEIVER ADDRESS = 44
ICOM COMMAND PAUSE = 200
ICOM RESPONSE TIMEOUT = 100
ASK FOR FREQUENCIES = FALSE
; =================== End Rig Interface Settings =====================
On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 09:44:56AM -0500, K2ONP@aol.com wrote:
> The ICOM radio control is a separate problem. I have spent endless hours
> adjusting the two ICOM parameters in TR, but have not really gotten anywhere.
> The radio will QSY with no problem. Since I mostly CW contest, I can live
> with the flaky split function performance, but I really have a problem with
> the program changing my filter settings! The QSY operation with the shift
> keys would really be a nice feature, but I can live without that.
> The IC-765 is a great, relatively inexpensive contesting radio which is
> superb on CW.
> Since radio control of the 765 in CT is flawless, my belief is that this is a
> software issue with TR. There are enough contest operators who use the 765
> to warrant a further look.
> Thanks for your help,
> Geo K2ONP
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