[Trlog] Omni VI interface
R. Torsten Clay
tclay at netdoor.com
Tue Jul 8 22:31:12 EDT 2003
changing the baud rate does make a difference. If I set the baud rate to
IC735 : radio follows band changes 90% of the time. Correct frequency is
displayed after the band change. Lots of "# Radio one communication
error". However, TR does not detect band/frequency the radio is on when
starting the program, and the frequency is never displayed. Changing bands
from the radio is not picked up by the program.
IC781, 761 : do not function at all at 9600 baud
OMNI6 : like IC735, but no communcation warnings displayed.
On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, R. Torsten Clay wrote:
> I have heard that TR 6.73 is working with some Omni VI's, but it is
> still not working with mine (it used to!).
> Radio: Omni VI model 563 (NOT Omni VI+, not upgraded to +)
> cde is turned off. address set to 04
> Computer: Gateway 5100 laptop
> Windows 95 booted directly into DOS (GUI set off in config.sys)
> smartdrv c+
> TR 6.73
> RADIO ONE TYPE = IC735
> RADIO ONE CONTROL PORT = SERIAL 1
> RADIO ONE BAUD RATE = 1200/2400/4800 (tried all 3, behaves the same).
> Here is what happens:
> 1) Radio type setting: I tried IC735, IC761, IC781, and OMNIVI. Of
> those IC781 works best, and OMNIVI the worst.
> 2) Basic problem: with the exception of the OMNIVI radio setting
> (which doesn't work at all), the problem is that the Omni can
> understand commands from TR, but TR can't receive anything from the
> Omni. The one exception is with IC781, where occaisonally TR gets
> the frequency from the radio after a alt-V or alt-B. With the IC781
> setting, a alt-v/alt-b works correctly after about 5 tries.
> When turning the tuning knob, TR never gets the frequency changes
> even with the IC781 setting.
> 3) If I turn off POLL RADIO ONE, the Omni follows TR flawlessly. (But
> of course TR gets no information from the radio).
> 4) Changing baud rate makes no difference
> 5) Here is what is interesting: when the program is first started, it
> always reads the frequency from the Omni with no problems (radio
> type set to any of IC735, IC761, IC781). How is that first read
> handled differently in the program?
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