CAT PTT help needed for Commander - Vara AC


Alan Hyde
 

Hi everyone
Would appreciate some help please. I have Commander setup to work with Thetis SDR software using TCP/IP. Works very well, no problems. 

I am starting to experiment with Vara AC using the Vara HF modem software. Vara AC will only connect via COM ports so i have configured Commander to use the Secondary CAT serial port and have used both Kenwood and FlexRadio protocol as I can select either of these in Vara AC. I have frequency changes working correctly so i know the com port connection is working. However i cannot get PTT working at all and am stumped on what to try next.

I can get Vara AC working correctly by connecting directly by Serial CAT to Thetis so i know Vara AC CAT is ok. My preference however is to have all my CAT control going via Commander so i can use the command scripting etc.

Thanks for any pointers.

Regards Alan  VK2ATW


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Would appreciate some help please. I have Commander setup to work with Thetis SDR software using TCP/IP. Works very well, no problems. 

I am starting to experiment with Vara AC using the Vara HF modem software. Vara AC will only connect via COM ports so i have configured Commander to use the Secondary CAT serial port and have used both Kenwood and FlexRadio protocol as I can select either of these in Vara AC. I have frequency changes working correctly so i know the com port connection is working. However i cannot get PTT working at all and am stumped on what to try next.

I can get Vara AC working correctly by connecting directly by Serial CAT to Thetis so i know Vara AC CAT is ok. My preference however is to have all my CAT control going via Commander so i can use the command scripting etc

+ Commander does not provide the ability to switch its Secondary CAT port between RX and TX. The Secondary port is intended to support connection to a second radio that tracks the primary radio's frequency (for diversity reception), a panadaptor that tracks the primary radio's frequency, or an external device like an amplifier, tuner, or antenna switch that tracks the primary radio's frequency.

        73,

             Dave, AA6YQ


Alan Hyde
 

OK thanks Dave, that explains it!

All the best
Alan VK2ATW