Re: support for rigctl


On 11/10/2021 18:31, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I think that may be possible by using a Hamlib utility called rigctlcom, it can connect to a Hamlib rigctld server and also emulates basic TS-2000 rig. You would connect to it using a virtual serial loopback service like com0com (or socat on *nix style systems). It is also a full Hamlib rigctl client so can connect directly to any Hamlib supported rig, thereby converting the CAT interface to a basic TS-2000 emulation.

Having said that, I just tried it to interface with my Icom IC-756 starting it on a serial port loopback pair COM18 - COM19 like this:

rigctlcom -m 3026 -r COM5 -s 19200 -p COM5 -P RTS -R COM18 -S 19200

then tried to connect to as if a Kenwood rig on COM19 19200 baud 8N1 from Commander. It didn't work quite as it should but it was trying to work. YMMV with the rig(s) you are using.

+ That's not a supported configuration.


             Dave, AA6YQ


surely that depends only on the quality of emulation of the TS-2000 by the rigctlcom application? If it were a perfect TS-2000 emulation (not that I am saying it is) then it would be indistinguishable from a real TS-2000!

I would suggest that users that really need to control a rig served by Hamlib from Commander that they try this application and if it doesn't work then report the issues to the Hamlib team ( so they can fix the problem(s).




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