[DXLog.net - Support] Failure CAT

9A5K 9a5k at 9a5k.com
Thu Oct 3 00:21:31 CEST 2013


I've got it working now in debug version..
Because CI-V transceive was always turned on here, I didn't notice the

So, just short explanation..

DXLog in polling process ask radio some information:
VFO A frequency
VFO A mode
VFO B frequency
VFO B mode
Active VFO
Split status..

Some radios return this info with just one command, other needs more
commands to get all responses needed.

Usually, you can query radio in any order to get response, or you can post
more commands in a row and then
process responses as they are received from radio.

With ICOM CI-V protocol, there is a small problem.
When you post a command to radio, it will respond with echo of this command
and after it there will be possible info response,
the actual data you've asked for.
But, if you post more commands in a row, for example ask for frequency and
immediately after that ask for mode,
you will get two echos back, first one for frequency, second one for mode..
and only one response with data, usually second one (mode).

So, now, ICOM CAT code is rewritten on the way that all commands in polling
process are going to internal stacking queue, and they will be sent
to radio as soon as response on previous command is received.
If queue length is over 20 commands, queue is restarted (if radio doesn't
respond in some period of time because of some error).

I am just testing IC-756 PRO III here, no CI-V transceive is on, radio
responds frequency in a rate of about 3 times per second now.
With old code, frequency was responded sometimes once per 10 seconds?!.

Any feedback will be appreciated.
This will be included in v2.0.17..

Chris - 9A5K

On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Bob Wilson, N6TV <n6tv at arrl.net> wrote:

> 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
> IC-7800.
> 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.
> 73,
> 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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