[DXLog.net - Support] Failure CAT

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Wed Oct 2 23:22:12 CEST 2013

Hi Rin,

OK, now you are testing with IC-9100, a radio that is so new that OmniRig
doesn't even list it.  Before you mentioned that you were using Icom
IC-706MKII (not IC-706MIIG, right?)  Let's concentrate on one at a time.

Each Icom radio has a unique hex address, and it is very important to get
this address 100% correct when using any software.

The IC-9100 uses hex address 7C (7Ch) by default (menu 61).  Maybe try
changing it to 6A temporarily, and set radio type in OmniRig to IC-7800?
 Or use a different radio type if it more closely matches the IC-9100, and
use the hex address for that different radio instead of 6A or 7C.

Use Menu 62 to set CI-V OFF, and menu 60 to set the baud rate (maybe do not
use AUTO?).  Then set the same setting in OmniRig with radio type set to

It is also much better to use a  real serial port than a USB-to-Serial
adapter.  Icom radios also require the CT-17 level converter or equivalent
if they don't have a DB-9 serial connector on the back.  What are you using
to convert USB to RS-232 to CI-V?

Anyway, for the IC-9100, with OmniRig did you try:

   1. CI-V Transceive to OFF
   2. CI-V Address 6A
   3. CI-V Baud 9600
   4. OmniRig, Rig = IC-7800

And set radio type in DXLog.net to OmniRig?

If that doesn't work, you will need to turn CI-V Transceive ON, set Radio
Type to IC-7800 or similar in DXLog.net, and set the CI-V hex address to
match whatever radio type you select in DXLog.net.

*FYI Win-Test gets best results from Icom radios by selecting "Don't Poll"
and "Use CI-V Transceive" *but DXLog.net doesn't seem to have these options
(I guess they are the default).  I get the feeling polling doesn't work
well with Icom radios, which may explain why you're having so much trouble
getting OmniRig to work.  It could also be the USB-to-Serial adapter.

Bob, N6TV

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 11:13 AM, 9A5K <9a5k at 9a5k.com> wrote:

> Hi Rin...
> Actually, I am using ICOM radios.. hi
> IC-756PRO III works fine here, IC-7400 too..
> I'll check it once more today before 2.0.17 will be released.
> Omni-Rig should work. Can you send me port config screen shots to check how
> did you set it,
> just to be sure?
> Thanks.
> 73,
> Chris - 9A5K

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