Nate Bargmann | 3 Sep 19:37 2015

Hamlib rc2


Richard, KF5OIM, altered me to an issue he was having when building an
RPM of rc1 where it was failing running 'make check' in the test in the
c++ directory.  I believe we have resolved this so rc2 is only of
interest to packagers.  If everything is clean for Debian and RPM
package builds, then I will try to get 3.0 released this coming weekend.

73, Nate



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Roland Turner | 27 Aug 11:50 2015

Supported rig list? (missing wiki)

Hello, includes:

> -- project Wiki, including list of supported rigs.

The latter ends up with a 404 page at 
, apparently because of SourceForce's retirement of MediaWiki last year.

Has this list been rehabilitated elsewhere?

- Roland 9V1RT

Tomi Manninen | 23 Aug 20:46 2015

HRD removes EEPROM read/writes to FT8x7


In case this was not already known here... Someone posted this to our 
national Ham Radio mailing list. Apparently Yaesu has asked the current 
HRD developers to remove the FT8x7 EEPROM read/write functionality. 
After asking details from HRD support, he received this explanation 
(partial copy-paste):

------ 8< ------
"Yaesu has advised us to remove some of the controls from the 
857/897/817which were NOT directly supported by the firmware CAT command 

We HAD to do this as the V5 and previous developers had added some of 
their own code that wrote directly to the flash ram on the rig, this has 
been causing the flash ram chips to fail, and Yaesu can no longer get 
replacement chips. So we have HAD to remove this kludge code and can 
only use the official CAT commands now.

We have taken this action to prevent damage to users radios.

We would be negligent if we failed to take this action.

We strongly advise that you do not run any version prior to 
otherwise you are risking destruction of the memory device, this will 
stop your radio from functioning. "
------ 8< ------


(Continue reading)

Nate Bargmann | 22 Aug 18:44 2015

Hamlib-3.0~rc1 posted

Hi All.

I have posted the first release candidate tarball to:

Hopefully, there will be few issues and I can release this as stable on
01 Sep 2015.  At this time only build issues or a serious backend bug
should be cause for another RC.  New backends or other major updates
will wait for 3.1.

Dave and Iain, please test this RC with MXE and Debian respectively.

73, Nate



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Michael Black | 15 Aug 14:36 2015

Yaesu patch

Fixes S meter reporting for FT857 and FT991.

Fixes rig split for FT991…working now for WSJT-X rig split mode.



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Michael Black | 15 Aug 14:29 2015

Omni VII patch

Attached patch fixes power level reporting for the Omni VII.  Also promoted backend to STABLE status.



Mike W9MDB


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Ian_Wade_G3NRW | 11 Aug 21:55 2015

Interim CP210X VCP driver for Windows 10

Interim CP210X VCP driver for Windows 10

Silicon Labs have just released an interim CP210X VCP driver for Windows 
10, at:

Note that this driver is for Windows 10 *only* -- it will not work in 
earlier Windows versions.

Full story here:


Ian, G3NRW

Michael Black | 4 Aug 06:22 2015


RIG_LEVEL_STRENGTH is defined in S9 relative dB units…which makes sense for receive.

Many rigs can also get transmit power from the same call which is, IMHO, best represented in watts.

As long as you know whether or not you are transmitting you can interpret this correctly.


Is that a fair definition of how it should be treated and should the definition in rig.h be refined to state so?


Or should we compute the dB level for transmit too and return that instead?



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Hartinger Roland | 29 Jul 11:58 2015

cannot terminate rigctld deamon with 0xf1


until I’m using hamlib-3.0-latest  I was able to terminate rigctld deamon with cmd ‚0xf1‘.

Is this command no more supported from hamlib-3.0-latest on or is there a substitute command


Kind regards
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andreask | 28 Jul 19:56 2015

3rd Call For Papers - 22nd Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2015)

Hello hamlib-developer, fyi ...

22nd Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2015)

October 19 - 23, 2015
Comfort Suites Manassas
7350 Williamson Blvd, 20109
Manassas, Virginia, USA

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-- Tutorials

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                 New Tcl/Tk Platforms --- Pi and Android

  * Gerald Lester - Introduction to Tcl 1
                    Introduction to Tcl 2
                    Introduction to Tk 1
                    Programming the Web with Tcl: A Survey of Tools, Tips and Tricks

  * Sean Woods - Advanced TclOO & Megawidgets in TclOO


Important Dates:

Abstracts and proposals due   August 24, 2015
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Tcl/Tk 2015 will be held in Manassas, Virginia, USA from October 19, 2015 to October 23, 2015.

The program committee is asking for papers and presentation proposals
from anyone using or developing with Tcl/Tk (and extensions). Past
conferences have seen submissions covering a wide variety of topics

* Scientific and engineering applications
* Industrial controls
* Distributed applications and Network Managment
* Object oriented extensions to Tcl/Tk
* New widgets for Tk
* Simulation and application steering with Tcl/Tk
* Tcl/Tk-centric operating environments
* Tcl/Tk on small and embedded devices
* Medical applications and visualization
* Use of different programming paradigms in Tcl/Tk and proposals for new
* New areas of exploration for the Tcl/Tk language

    We are especially interested in papers for OS X this time, to
    complement the keynote.

Submissions should consist of an abstract of about 100 words and a
summary of not more than two pages, and should be sent as plain text
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Proposals may report on commercial or non-commercial systems, but
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Application and experience papers need to strike a balance between
background on the application domain and the relevance of Tcl/Tk to
the application. Application and experience papers should clearly
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Tcl/Tk, and what lessons the Tcl/Tk community can derive from the
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The primary author for each accepted paper will receive registration
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sessions (BOFs) are available on a first-come, first-served basis
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progress should consider reserving a WIP slot.

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   * Clif Flynt       Noumena Corp
   * Cynthia Lilagan  National Museum of Health & Medicine, Chicago
   * Donal Fellows    University of Manchester
   * Gerald Lester    KnG Consulting LLC
   * Jeff Hobbs       ActiveState Inc
   * Joe Mistachkin   Mistachkin Systems
   * Kevin Kenny      GE Global Research Center
   * Larry Virden
   * Mike Doyle       National Museum of Health & Medicine, Chicago
   * Ronald Fox       CAEN Technologies
                      NSCL  <at>  Michigan State University
   * Steve Landers    Digital Smarties
   * Steve Redler, IV SR Technology

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   * SR Technology
   * Tcl Community Association

Michael Black | 27 Jul 02:15 2015

FT991 Patch

A small patch.  Allows the FT-991 to work with Fake Split in WSJT-X.
FT-991 Rig Split does not work due to audio routing (at least not with the USB port)

The 991 needs a delay after transmit is turned off and 50ms works.



Mike W9MDB

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