[TRLog] Sending hex commands to a Yaesu Mark 5

Guy Olinger, K2AV k2av@contesting.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2002 13:09:35 -0400

Better hope that it doesn't take IRQ's to solve it.

My question would be why does it work on an MP but not a MKV. My
understanding was that there was very little done with firmware in the

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr@contesting.com>
To: "Tim Totten, N4GN" <n4gn@n4gn.com>; "TRLog Reflector"
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TRLog] Sending hex commands to a Yaesu Mark 5

> At 11:32 AM 9/13/02 -0400, Tim Totten, N4GN wrote:
> >I fiddled with this a bit last week on my Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V
> >(the radio with the most ridiculously long name in history, I
think).  I
> >had some strange results, but unfortunately, I didn't have time to
dig in
> >deeper.
> >
> >In short, the embedded commands (like ">" to clear RIT) work fine,
just as
> >N4ZR reported with the Mark-V.  I REALLY like that feature!  But
> >built using the <03><xx><xx> . . . <04> strings acted very erratic.
> >commands appeared to always work on the SECOND push of the assigned
> >function key, but never on the FIRST push.  Other commands seemed
to work
> >after some random number of pushes of the function key.  Others
> >work at all.  Like I said, it still needs more testing and
> >I just ran out of time.  Hope I can get back to the "lab" this
weekend . .
> I've suggested to Ron that it may be something quite simple, like
timing or
> padding, or... horrors, maybe even something to do with the IRQ-less
> that TR addresses the serial port.  This because Windows-based
> seem to command it just fine....
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> Sometimes a tower is just a tower
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