Nate Bargmann | 9 Sep 18:05 2014
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Re: Green Heron Rotor Control help needed!

* On 2014 09 Sep 10:45 -0500, Ian_Wade_G3NRW wrote:
> On 08/09/2014 17:25, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> 
> >I think I found the fundamental problem.  The RotorEZ controller I have
> >returns the azimuth as ';XXX' and the RT-21 returns it as 'XXX;'.
> >
> >ARGHHH!
> 
> I know nothing about the hardware, but I'm wondering if this is what really
> happens:
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 1. The semicolon in ';XXX' is actually the terminator of the *previous*
> response.
> 
> 2. The remaining 'XXX' is the azimuth, but the final semicolon isn't
> generated (or received), so everything times out.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> In other words, the format of the streams in both cases is the *same*, but
> with the RotorEZ the RX routine fails to receive the final terminator. A
> buffering issue perhaps?
> 
> Just my 2c. Probably a huge (wrong) stab in the dark! -- but I have seen
> this sort of thing many times before.

Yours is a reasonable supposition, Ian, but in this case they actually
are different as I found in better RotorEZ documentation than I had
received from them a number of years ago:

http://www.qsl.net/l/lu7did/docs/PIC/Rotor-EZ%20protocol.pdf
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William Liporace | 7 Sep 00:04 2014

Green Heron Rotor Control help needed!

Good Evening,
I currently have my controller hooked up to an OpenSuse box. The unit is 
hooked up USB to /dev/ttyUSB0. I have also tried it via a serial port on 
/dev/ttyS0 Last I tried, it worked in Windows, I have never gotten it to 
work in Linux. I am in the dialout group, the radio control does work.

Here was one test:
rotctl -m 403 -r /dev/ttyS0 -vvvvv
rotctl, Hamlib 1.2.15.3
Report bugs to <hamlib-developer <at> lists.sourceforge.net>

rot:rot_init called
rot: loading backend rotorez
initrots2_rotorez called
rot_register (401)
rot_register (402)
rot_register (403)
rot_register (404)
rotorez_rot_init called
rot:rot_open called
Opened rot model 403, 'DCU-1/DCU-1X'
Backend version: 2010-08-23, Status: Untested

Rotator command: p
get_pos: error = Feature not available

Rotator command: q
rot:rot_close called
rot:rot_cleanup called
rotorez_rot_cleanup called
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Nate Bargmann | 4 Sep 13:11 2014
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Re: Hamlib Wiki gone

* On 2014 04 Sep 02:27 -0500, Tony Langdon wrote:

> The MediaWiki has been missing for a while.  I've had to go to third 
> party sites for documentation the last few months. :(

I don't like hearing that, Tony.  I don't know when it went away.  I had
a minor health issue most of the spring and summer which kept me from
being in the mood to do much on the Hamlib front and I certainly lost
track of this issue.

The question is how do we fix it.  I heard from a blind user that
MediaWiki was about the only format that worked with his screen reader.
I'm not sure that SF.net's markdown Wiki that is embedded in a page full
of Javascript would work for him.  From what little I have worked with
it, the markdown Wiki seems quite limited after working with MediaWiki.
I have not researched options for MediaWiki hosting.

The bad part is that I don't have a copy of the Wiki information
locally.

73, Nate

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Nate Bargmann | 3 Sep 20:48 2014
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Hamlib Wiki gone

I wanted to point a new user to a screen shot for setting up his K3 in
CQRlog and now find that the MediaWiki has been removed and all its info
gone.  I logged into the SF.net shell account and the old Web stuff that
consisted of the Doxygen generated files is still present.  I will have
to figure out the path to get back to the old Website.

Martin, did you get any of the MediaWiki stuff saved?  I know that
SF.net had stated earlier in the year that MediaWiki would no longer be
supported but them not giving a heads-up on it leaves a sour taste in my
mouth (not the first time).

I can activate the inferior markdown Wiki they now offer, if that is
wanted.

http://www.hamlib.org now drops into the Hamlib project summary page.

Sigh.

73, Nate

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Ryan Caron | 14 Aug 23:57 2014

Re: Error trying to set hamlib PTT in soundmodem

Was this issue ever resolved? soundmodem 0.18 is the default in the 
ubuntu 13+ and we're having issues with PTT over CAT cable method. On an 
FT-817 and an FT-897

73,
NX1U

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Nate Bargmann | 13 Aug 17:45 2014
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[Fwd: [hamlib] Add a tag name to hamlib_port_t. (#2)]

Ricky is proposing a slight change to rig.h.  You can view it here:

https://github.com/CodeBlock/hamlib/commit/a5d11e68c1b9377dd3f01745d93a5294bc9c43ee#diff-d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e

I am unsure what effect, if any, this will have on the API.  Ricky's
patch puts the name of the struct to line 1338 even though it is already
defined on line 1380.  Is this a problem (this is one of those areas of
C I am not well versed in)?

73, Nate

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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:26:56 -0700
From: Ricky Elrod <notifications <at> github.com>
To: N0NB/hamlib <hamlib <at> noreply.github.com>
Subject: [hamlib] Add a tag name to hamlib_port_t. (#2)
Reply-To: N0NB/hamlib
	<reply+i-40166037-8a449d5bd94363623612fb39e63df1b7be8b0b9a-555821 <at> reply.github.com>

Note: I also sent this [upstream](https://sourceforge.net/p/hamlib/code/merge-requests/2/) but
there&#39;s another merge request there that has had no comments on it and has been open since February, so
I&#39;m sending my patch here too, in hopes that it at least doesn&#39;t get overlooked like [the other
person&#39;s](https://sourceforge.net/p/hamlib/code/merge-requests/1/) seems to have.

I am making a Haskell binding to hamlib and this anonymous struct was
creating some issues for me. I am not a C-coder by day, but I think this
is harmless to add here.

Signed-off-by: Ricky Elrod &lt;ricky <at> elrod.me&gt;
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Andreas Kupries | 12 Aug 22:09 2014
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2nd Call For Papers, 21th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference 2014

21'th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl'2014)
http://www.tcl.tk/community/tcl2014/

[ It is 4 weeks to the deadline for Abstracts and proposals ... ]

November 10 - 14, 2014
Embassy Suites Downtown
Portland, Oregon, USA

Important Dates:

Abstracts and proposals due     Sep  8, 2014
Notification to authors         Sep 22, 2014
Author materials due            Oct 20, 2014
Tutorials start                 Nov 10, 2014
Conference starts               Nov 12, 2014

[[ 
        Registration is open.
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Email Contact:                tclconference <at> googlegroups.com

Submission of Summaries

Tcl/Tk 2014 will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA from November
10 - 14, 2014. 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 including:
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Hans Van Ingelgom | 11 Aug 06:32 2014
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rotctld keep-alive?

Hello,

I'm refurbishing an antenna rotor, and I was thinking of using an embedded system running a rotctld tcp server as a controller. But I was wondering how to handle network failures. TCP has a bit of a problem detecting disconnects when there is no communication. Now suppose I send a command to turn the antenna, and then unplug the network cable (or the PC crashes). Is there a keep-alive in the protocol that allows me to detect this?

In practice, I assume most clients will continuously poll the current position. Can I use this polling to detect a network problem? I find no specifications about this, so I don't think this has been explicitly defined. I just don't feel that letting the motor run until it hits a hard limit is the right thing to do. If there is no more communication, the motor should stop for safety reasons, IMHO (especially since this is a rather beefy machine, it weights about 50kg and has quite a bit of power).


73
Hans - ON8VQ
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Nate Bargmann | 1 Aug 14:09 2014
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Daily snapshots back online

Due to some time to convalesce after surgery, I finally got around to
fixing the issue with the VM (was a simple setting in the Virtual
Machine settings) and daily snapshots look to be going again.
Hopefully, as I begin to feel better in the coming weeks I'll have some
motivation to look over Hamlib again.  I'm always on the lookout for a
volunteer to help maintain the project.

73, Nate

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Andrew Hart | 31 Jul 18:01 2014
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Errors compiling in cygwin64

Received the following errors when trying to compile (I need support for the Icom-7100, which is not yet in there)

configure: WARNING: ws2tcpip.h: present but cannot be compiled
configure: WARNING: ws2tcpip.h:     check for missing prerequisite headers?
configure: WARNING: ws2tcpip.h: see the Autoconf documentation
configure: WARNING: ws2tcpip.h:     section "Present But Cannot Be Compiled"
configure: WARNING: ws2tcpip.h: proceeding with the compiler's result
configure: WARNING:     ## ----------------------------------------------------- ##
configure: WARNING:     ## Report this to hamlib-developer <at> lists.sourceforge.net ##
configure: WARNING:     ## ----------------------------------------------------- ##

configure: WARNING: usb.h: present but cannot be compiled
configure: WARNING: usb.h:     check for missing prerequisite headers?
configure: WARNING: usb.h: see the Autoconf documentation
configure: WARNING: usb.h:     section "Present But Cannot Be Compiled"
configure: WARNING: usb.h: proceeding with the compiler's result
configure: WARNING:     ## ----------------------------------------------------- ##
configure: WARNING:     ## Report this to hamlib-developer <at> lists.sourceforge.net ##



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Nate Bargmann | 29 Jul 15:50 2014
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[Fwd: Newcomer--Patrick, F1EBK]

I tried to release this message to the list, but goofed it in some
way...

73, Nate

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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:36:56 +0200
From: Patrick <f1ebk <at> free.fr>
To: hamlib-developer <at> lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Newcomer
Reply-To: f1ebk <at> free.fr
X-Mailer: Evolution 3.2.3-0ubuntu6 

Hi all,

I am using hamlib since more than one year to control different
transceivers (TS-790, TS-2000) and had no problem  with it. Well, of
course i had troubles but hamlib was not involved in that, and all
problems are solved today.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and recently I moved to 14.04 with no
particular issue. All these transceivers where connected to the computer
by the mean of an interface box (Microham's MicroKeyer II) which comes
with it's piece of software... But everything was fine from the Hamlib
side.

Several weeks ago, I wanted to take the control of an old TS711 (okay,
i'm a Kenwood fan !). This kind of transceiver is rather old now, and
CAT control need a couple of interfaces to do the job. In this case to
prevent any problem, the transceiver is connected to the ttyS0 serial
port, an no audio is sent to the computer : this is the simplest CAT
test configuration that I could imagine. So I could fix all the hardware
issues that I met, and got control of the transceiver. I can change
mode, and event the RIT ( when you know how the RIT is handled by
Kenwood transceivers, this is really challenging ). But I never could
change the frequency... 

A short look on the rig matrix shows that the TS-771 has an untested
state. So could it be possible that the TS-711 has never been used with
Hamlib, and we have a problem in the frequency control ? 

If I can be of some help doing some test with the TS-711, I would really
be happy to do so.

Today, I am trying to control a rotator to get a full remote control of
the station, and of course got an issue with Rotctld. As this is a real
remote access, all communications are made by the mean of an SSH tunnel.
So I thought that adding the port number used by Rotctld,  as I did for
Rigctld to the SSH command would do the job. 

Of course it doesn't : When I send the SSH command from the remote
computer, I get an error message, and SSH do not start. So my first
question will be very simple : is there any difference in the network
connexion between Rigctld and Rotctld ? 

>From the user side, they look like very similar at first glance.

I hope that you will be able to help me with this problem. I must add
that on the 'control computer', Rotctl runs perfectly, the command given
at the keyboard are transmitted to the rotator interface, and the
rotator moves to the requested position. 

Very 73

Patrick, F1EBK

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