RE: Rig control via VB6
<darren.hatcher <at> bt.com>
2004-12-07 11:48:40 GMT
just about where I am on this.
terms of putting a basic Win32 system together, Stephane has put Win32 DLLs
cross-compiled into the library. I have tested these against an Icom PCR1000 and
Icom 735 and they do run ok with 'rigctl'. However, as far as I know, there
isn't a Win32 GUI-based application - which I think is where you are going.
way there is Grig and other Linux front-ends, I think it's time we had a VB
equivalent and popped it on sourceforge or with the main
this going, I have done a bit VB and C++ on and off over the last few years and
have started a basic Grig-like test harness - see attached image. The idea is to
use this as a test for the Win32 elements, although I haven't finished the
internals (config, logging, etc).
Alexandru, please forgive me for borrowing much of your Grig UI. It's a
good app and they say copying is the best form of flattery!
plan is to get this running as an early alpha over the Christmas break. The
first step is to be able to drive a radio directly (serial port) and then later
using the TCP-based RPC rig in hamlib.
most of us are Linux-oriented, but if anyone has a specific request for the
Win32 test harness, drop me a note.
I’m currently developing a Contest
Logging program for the two MARAC contest in Visual Basic 6. My experience
level as VB programmer is entry level but I have over 20 yrs of COBOL
My progress as far as interfacing
with my Yaesu FT990 is limited to Reading the Freq., changing the freq, mode
and filter all using MSCOMM through the COM port and a Yaesu
My next step is developing the
code to do CW from the keyboard or pre-formatted messages supplied by the
operator via the COM port or LPT. I have no idea how to do this and if
it even can be done via VB6. Can anyone on your team help me with
project? I’ll be glad to share any code that I have developed with you
folks or help you with your project.
I will eventually expand this code
to control the ICOM 706MKIIG and the Yaesu FT1000.
Randy – AA8R
AA8R <at> AOL.COM