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Re: Help setting up spots

Gary Johnson
 

Menu 68 is 115200. So, yes, the Rig Interface setting matches that.


On Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:25 PM, "Brian n3vn@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" wrote:


 
Does Baud rate match the Kenwood menu 67 or 68? Whichever you are using.

At 05:14 PM 11/9/2016, you wrote:
 

Hi Scott,
I've tried what you suggested and still haven't found my error.



I have tried to follow the sites you suggested in the thread, to no avail.
When I try polling the rig, I get "access to the port Com3 is denied" or "The port com3 does not exist"
This is what goes to the clipboard-

Rig Name = Kenwood2
Read Frequency Command = IF;
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = False
Com Port Name = COM3
Baud Rate = 1200
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = RTS
Numeric Frequency = 0
String Frequency =
Mode =
Polling Rig = False
Polling Rate = 2000
Return Mode = True
Return Frequency = True
Mode From Frequency = False
Version = Rig Interface Setup 2.1    (Ctrl R)
Buffer =



I have also installed the virtual com port that Kenwood suggests.

I went to the library and got a copy of Windows10 for dummies but so far don't see anything about managing com ports, nor do I see how to add/modify what you are showing. I did move the virtual com port to com 7, but no change.

Any further ideas what I should do?

73,
Kathy W2NK



Fldigi-3.23.16 posted

Scott Davis
 

Hi All,

Dave, W1HKJ has just released his latest version of Fldigi.  This update includes some API changes in the way that Fldigi and N3FJP Software interact, as noted below.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: w1hkj <>
To: Scott & Kimberly Davis <>
Sent: Fri, Nov 11, 2016 12:10 pm
Subject: fldigi-3.23.16 posted

Note that this version has the latest mod for interfacing with your logging software.

Feel free to post.

Dave

To Source Forge:  https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/fldigi/

and mirror:  http://www.w1hkj.com/files/fldigi/

73, David, W1HKJ

Date: Fri Nov 11 08:10:38 2016

  Version 3.23.16
    * Maintenance release

  N3FJP rounding
    * changed frequency conversion to avoid rounding
    * removed sendFreq response to a frequency change
      when N3FJP logger is xcvr controlling program

  GPIO PTT
    * GPIOport not being saved to fldigi_def.xml configuration file.
      Corrected fluid file control functions.
    * Modified selection logic for all alternative PTT processes

  lotw/eqsl interface
    * Enabled all EQSL and LoTW controls
      - data fields were not being stored in the database
    * Added interface to external tqsl binary
      - invokes tqsl with correct command line parameters
        to send logged QSO to LoTW.
    * Added verification of download LoTW and eQSL database
      files (adi) with fldigi internal database

  Resident help
    * Add instructions in beginners.html document to assist user in
      downloading and installing the full html system
    * Modify Help / Online documentation ... menu item to access
      the local html help documents if present.

  ARQ Client vector
    * Segmentation fault during ~Address(...) call during
      program exit while deleting vector of
      - changed to vector of
        original code created each ARQCLIENT on the stack
        a very BAD design fault.
    * This seqmentation fault ONLY occurs when either FLARQ
      or FLAMP are being serviced as socket clients.

  Rx Extract
    * Changed rx_extract_buff from C sz string to C++ string
      - changed all substring tests and references to C++
        string pointers
You can install the entire html help system by downloading from Source Forge:
Unzip the downloaded file into the same folder as this document. The menu item "Help / Online documentation…" will then open the local copy of the fldigi help system.


Re: Help setting up spots

Brian N3VN
 

Does Baud rate match the Kenwood menu 67 or 68? Whichever you are using.


At 05:14 PM 11/9/2016, you wrote:
 

Hi Scott,
I've tried what you suggested and still haven't found my error.



I have tried to follow the sites you suggested in the thread, to no avail.
When I try polling the rig, I get "access to the port Com3 is denied" or "The port com3 does not exist"
This is what goes to the clipboard-

Rig Name = Kenwood2
Read Frequency Command = IF;
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = False
Com Port Name = COM3
Baud Rate = 1200
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = RTS
Numeric Frequency = 0
String Frequency =
Mode =
Polling Rig = False
Polling Rate = 2000
Return Mode = True
Return Frequency = True
Mode From Frequency = False
Version = Rig Interface Setup 2.1    (Ctrl R)
Buffer =



I have also installed the virtual com port that Kenwood suggests.

I went to the library and got a copy of Windows10 for dummies but so far don't see anything about managing com ports, nor do I see how to add/modify what you are showing. I did move the virtual com port to com 7, but no change.

Any further ideas what I should do?

73,
Kathy W2NK


Re: Help setting up spots

Michael Wolcott
 

As previously mentioned, Device Manager will probably give you a clue. 
Open Device Manager and scroll down to "Ports (COM & LPT)"
Expand the Ports option. You should see a list of all active COM ports.
If COM3 is already in use then set ACL to use the other listed COM port.

The COM port number can be changed but be sure you change it to an unused COM port number.
Highlight the COM port you might need to change by doing one left click.
Once highlighted, right click and then select Properties.
Click on the Port Settings tab.
Click on the Advanced box.
A the bottom of the Advanced Setting window is a COM Port Number box. Left click on that box and then select an unused port number. 
Click OK, then OK again.
You have now reassigned your COM port number.

73
Mike


Re: Editing a field in multiple records in ACLog

Pat Whelton
 

Personally I just said to hell with it and left the power field blank.  I ain’t gonna edit 200 plus records.  I used to take a lot of pride in my log but it’s getting harder and harder to do.
 
Regards,
 
Pat - KZ5J
 

Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 4:19 PM
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Editing a field in multiple records in ACLog
 
 

When I transferred my SS contest log to ACLog via the API, I forgot to specify the output power. Now I have hundreds of records which need to be edited. The only way I can think of is to delete all the SS records in ACLog, transfer them again from the contest log this time specifying the output power, and finally sorting the corrected records by date. Does that sound like the best way to fix my log?

Gary, N8LR



Posted by: hadadezerzobah@...



Re: Help setting up spots

Gary Johnson
 

My rig setup values are a little different than what you listed. I, too, am using a Kenwood TS-590SG, the virtual com port, and a USB cable. The setup works perfectly with the following differences:

Rig Name = Kenwood
Read Frequency Command = FA;
Baud Rate = 115200
Stop Bits = 2

Can't hurt to try, I guess.

Gary, N8LR


On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 5:14 PM, "wb2aio@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" wrote:


 
Hi Scott,
I've tried what you suggested and still haven't found my error.



I have tried to follow the sites you suggested in the thread, to no avail.
When I try polling the rig, I get "access to the port Com3 is denied" or "The port com3 does not exist"
This is what goes to the clipboard-

Rig Name = Kenwood2
Read Frequency Command = IF;
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = False
Com Port Name = COM3
Baud Rate = 1200
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = RTS
Numeric Frequency = 0
String Frequency =
Mode =
Polling Rig = False
Polling Rate = 2000
Return Mode = True
Return Frequency = True
Mode From Frequency = False
Version = Rig Interface Setup 2.1    (Ctrl R)
Buffer =



I have also installed the virtual com port that Kenwood suggests.

I went to the library and got a copy of Windows10 for dummies but so far don't see anything about managing com ports, nor do I see how to add/modify what you are showing. I did move the virtual com port to com 7, but no change.

Any further ideas what I should do?

73,
Kathy W2NK



Re: Help setting up spots

John K9IJ
 

Kathy,

Maybe you need to look at device manager and determine the actual com port that windows
has assigned to the device you're using. If it's a USB to Serial dongle, it's unlikely that
windows assigned COM3. 

There are also issues with device drivers for those dongles.

John - K9IJ

On 11/9/2016 4:14 PM, wb2aio@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:
Hi Scott,
I've tried what you suggested and still haven't found my error.



I have tried to follow the sites you suggested in the thread, to no avail.
When I try polling the rig, I get "access to the port Com3 is denied" or "The port com3 does not exist"
This is what goes to the clipboard-

Rig Name = Kenwood2
Read Frequency Command = IF;
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = False
Com Port Name = COM3
Baud Rate = 1200
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = RTS
Numeric Frequency = 0
String Frequency =
Mode =
Polling Rig = False
Polling Rate = 2000
Return Mode = True
Return Frequency = True
Mode From Frequency = False
Version = Rig Interface Setup 2.1    (Ctrl R)
Buffer =



I have also installed the virtual com port that Kenwood suggests.

I went to the library and got a copy of Windows10 for dummies but so far don't see anything about managing com ports, nor do I see how to add/modify what you are showing. I did move the virtual com port to com 7, but no change.

Any further ideas what I should do?

73,
Kathy W2NK

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Re: Editing a field in multiple records in ACLog

Scott Davis
 

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your e-mail.  If you haven't entered any additional contacts, in AC Log, just click File > Reset Count, enter the value of the last good record and then simply transfer your data over again, remembering to include your power output.

Enjoy!



73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: hadadezerzobah@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 5:19 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Editing a field in multiple records in ACLog

 
When I transferred my SS contest log to ACLog via the API, I forgot to specify the output power. Now I have hundreds of records which need to be edited. The only way I can think of is to delete all the SS records in ACLog, transfer them again from the contest log this time specifying the output power, and finally sorting the corrected records by date. Does that sound like the best way to fix my log?

Gary, N8LR


Re: Help setting up spots

Scott Davis
 


Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your follow up.  The com port you want to select is not necessarily com 3.  Be sure to select the com port that you connected your radio to.  

If another program has hold of the port you are trying to use, you will not be able to access the port.  More details on that are here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q40


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: wb2aio@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Wed, Nov 9, 2016 5:14 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Help setting up spots

 
Hi Scott,
I've tried what you suggested and still haven't found my error.



I have tried to follow the sites you suggested in the thread, to no avail.
When I try polling the rig, I get "access to the port Com3 is denied" or "The port com3 does not exist"
This is what goes to the clipboard-

Rig Name = Kenwood2
Read Frequency Command = IF;
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = False
Com Port Name = COM3
Baud Rate = 1200
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = RTS
Numeric Frequency = 0
String Frequency =
Mode =
Polling Rig = False
Polling Rate = 2000
Return Mode = True
Return Frequency = True
Mode From Frequency = False
Version = Rig Interface Setup 2.1    (Ctrl R)
Buffer =



I have also installed the virtual com port that Kenwood suggests.

I went to the library and got a copy of Windows10 for dummies but so far don't see anything about managing com ports, nor do I see how to add/modify what you are showing. I did move the virtual com port to com 7, but no change.

Any further ideas what I should do?

73,
Kathy W2NK


Editing a field in multiple records in ACLog

Gary Johnson
 

When I transferred my SS contest log to ACLog via the API, I forgot to specify the output power. Now I have hundreds of records which need to be edited. The only way I can think of is to delete all the SS records in ACLog, transfer them again from the contest log this time specifying the output power, and finally sorting the corrected records by date. Does that sound like the best way to fix my log?

Gary, N8LR



Re: Help setting up spots

Kathy Bookmiller
 

Hi Scott,
I've tried what you suggested and still haven't found my error.



I have tried to follow the sites you suggested in the thread, to no avail.
When I try polling the rig, I get "access to the port Com3 is denied" or "The port com3 does not exist"
This is what goes to the clipboard-

Rig Name = Kenwood2
Read Frequency Command = IF;
Read Mode Command =
Convert To Hex = False
Com Port Name = COM3
Baud Rate = 1200
Parity = None
Stop Bits = 1
Data Bits = 8
Power Option = RTS
Numeric Frequency = 0
String Frequency =
Mode =
Polling Rig = False
Polling Rate = 2000
Return Mode = True
Return Frequency = True
Mode From Frequency = False
Version = Rig Interface Setup 2.1    (Ctrl R)
Buffer =



I have also installed the virtual com port that Kenwood suggests.

I went to the library and got a copy of Windows10 for dummies but so far don't see anything about managing com ports, nor do I see how to add/modify what you are showing. I did move the virtual com port to com 7, but no change.

Any further ideas what I should do?

73,
Kathy W2NK


Re: ACL & FLDigi and continued problems with ACL rig interface

Scott Davis
 

Hi Guys,

Please take the personal connection content off list and continue direct.

Thanks!


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: mike-2007 mike-2007@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 2:27 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] ACL & FLDigi and continued problems with ACL rig interface

 
Michael Wolcott, I am in Germany on my phone and somehow can't get to QRZ.  Are you the Michael Wolcott formerly of the 160th SOAR in Mog?

Vy73 - Mike - KD5KC 

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Michael Wolcott w4wyi@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Date: 11/8/16 16:08 (GMT+01:00)
To: n3fjp_software_users@...
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] ACL FLDigi and continued problems with ACL rig interface

Yahoo is not allowing me to reply to the group.

My many thanks to all who have offer suggestions. I will try them later today (Tuesday).

Dave, Menu 56 is set to 9600. I've had no problems with other speeds. Also, my RS-232 cable has worked without a problem for several years and continues to work correctly for other applications as well as all programming software so I don't think that's a problem.

Bill, The radio stays on VFO-A 99.9% of the time.

Dan, I'll change the "Mode Determined by..." later today.

I'll report back this evening on results.

Thanks again to all.
Best 73,
Mike
W4WYI


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As always, thanks for your interest, kind thoughts, support and spreading the word about our software!

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Re: ACL & FLDigi and continued problems with ACL rig interface

Mike Olbrisch
 

Michael Wolcott, I am in Germany on my phone and somehow can't get to QRZ.  Are you the Michael Wolcott formerly of the 160th SOAR in Mog?

Vy73 - Mike - KD5KC 

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Michael Wolcott w4wyi@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Date: 11/8/16 16:08 (GMT+01:00)
To: n3fjp_software_users@...
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] ACL & FLDigi and continued problems with ACL rig interface

Yahoo is not allowing me to reply to the group.

My many thanks to all who have offer suggestions. I will try them later today (Tuesday).

Dave, Menu 56 is set to 9600. I've had no problems with other speeds. Also, my RS-232 cable has worked without a problem for several years and continues to work correctly for other applications as well as all programming software so I don't think that's a problem.

Bill, The radio stays on VFO-A 99.9% of the time.

Dan, I'll change the "Mode Determined by..." later today.

I'll report back this evening on results.

Thanks again to all.
Best 73,
Mike
W4WYI


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This user group is a great forum for asking questions and sharing ideas with the valuable resource of both new and experienced N3FJP Software users, but it does get busy.  There is an easy way to cut down on the e-mail volume. 

If you only want to receive announcements from Kimberly and me regarding upgrades and new products, please join our "announcements only" list instead.  We keep e-mail to the "announcements only" list to an absolute minimum.  Please join here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/N3FJP_Software/

Then unsubscribe from this user group by sending an email to:

N3FJP_Software_Users-unsubscribe@...

As always, thanks for your interest, kind thoughts, support and spreading the word about our software!

73, Scott & Kimberly
N3FJP & KA3SEQ
http://www.n3fjp.com/

Serving the Amateur Radio Community with general logging and contesting software since 1997.

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Results of ACL 5.x and TS-2000 changes

Michael Wolcott
 

Success!!
Again, my many thanks to Scott, Dave, Bill, and Dan.

The only changes I made are:
Parity was change FROM 8N2 to 8N1
Command to read Frequency was already "IF;" and unchanged.
Command to read Mode was blank and changed to "BD;".

ACL 5.7 now responds to band and frequency changes on the TS-2000.

Thanks again, folks. I really appreciate all the tips. I have written the settings in my engineering logbook (a habit I picked up from 34 years at Scientific-Atlanta) so they are in a place where I can find them again if needed.

Best 73 to all,
Mike
W4WYI


ACL & FLDigi and continued problems with ACL rig interface

Michael Wolcott
 

Yahoo is not allowing me to reply to the group.

My many thanks to all who have offer suggestions. I will try them later today (Tuesday).

Dave, Menu 56 is set to 9600. I've had no problems with other speeds. Also, my RS-232 cable has worked without a problem for several years and continues to work correctly for other applications as well as all programming software so I don't think that's a problem.

Bill, The radio stays on VFO-A 99.9% of the time.

Dan, I'll change the "Mode Determined by..." later today.

I'll report back this evening on results.

Thanks again to all.
Best 73,
Mike
W4WYI


Re: Issues with PA QSO Party

kb3co
 

Paul,
Dave,
Grahame,
Thank you all for your help. It was all very useful.
I simply changed the color to inverting black (since I use the default scheme where the white is the default background color) and enabled the CTRL key finder feature. I am good to go!

73 all,
Charlie
KB3CO


Re: ACL 5.x and TS-2000 not working quite right

David Head
 

Oh, 1 more thing from the manual:

SETTING UP
n Equipment Needed
• A PC equipped with an RS-232C serial port.
• One straight cable. This cable must have a 9-pin
D-Sub RS-232C female connector at one end, and
at the other end a 9-pin or a 25-pin D-Sub
RS-232C female connector that mates with the
RS-232C port of your computer.
• Transceiver control application


Take a close look.  "One straight cable"   This is a bugaboo with the TS-2000, it needs a cable with the pins wired between the 2 connectors in a 1-for-1 fashion  pin 1 to pin 1, pin 2 to pin 2, etc. without the otherwise helpful crossover where most cables switch wires - where pin 2 is wired to pin 3 on the opposing connectors, and 3 to 2 going the other way.   It needs to be wired Pin 2 to pin 2, and pin 3 to pin 3.

I _think_ this is what you need:

http://www.cablestogo.com/product/52030/6ft-db9-m-f-serial-rs232-extension-cable-black#reviews

An extension cable _should_ logically not swap those pins 2 and 3, and that's what you need for the TS-2000.

Dave Head
K8DH











At 09:46 AM 11/7/2016, you wrote:
 

Hi Mike,

I just fired up my system, and here are my settings for my TS-2000:

First, I checked the radio itself, using menu 56 to see that the rig is using 9600 for the com port settings.   You can change it to whatever you want, I think the default was 4800 when I first started setting this up.

I'm using Kenwood 2 settings on the ACL software.
Have 9.6 rselected in the ACL software
Have Parity = none selected in the ACL software
Have Data Bits = 8  selected in the ACL software
Have Stop bits = 1  selected in the ACL software
Under "Connector Power" have RTS  selected in the ACL software
Have "Radio Polling" = 2 sec  selected in the ACL software
Have "Mode Determined by Rig"  selected in the ACL software
Have "Use Frequency on Main Form" checked in the check box  selected in the ACL software
Command to read frequency is (either IF; or LF;) not sure which selected in the ACL software

Checking the TS-2000 manual, "IF;", as in India Foxtrot, is the correct command to send the TS-2000 to read the transceiver parameters including the frequency.

Command to read mode is BD;  selected in the ACL software

Looking at the manual, I kinda question the "BD" for reading the mode, but that's what its set to and it works, so don't ask me.  The manual says that "BD;" moves the band down, as opposed to "BU;" which moves the band up.   But... that's what I have, and again it seems to work.

Dave Head
K8DH

At 07:33 PM 11/6/2016, you wrote:
 

First, my apologies for my FFS (fat finger syndrome) that allowed me to send a blank message. Please overlook an old man's problems.

I am have a rig control issue with ACL 5.x and my TS-2000.
Under the Settings tab:
Select Rig = Kenwood2 (and I have also tried Kenwood)
COM3 in use
Baud Rate = 9.6 (and all others tested as well)
N82 for Parity, bits, stop (also tried N81)
Connection Power = RTS
Polling Rate = 2 sec (all other values also tested)
Mode Determined = Radio
Use Frequency on Main Form is checked.
Polling Test seems normal.
"To test the change frequency command..." works for frequency and mode.
Multi Radio Configuration is not used.

The issue is when rig control is active and I enter a Call, tab over to Date (correctly filled), then tab over to Band ACL will always fill the box as "20" not the band the radio is actually tuned to. If I manually set the Band to something like "40" it is immediately reset to "20".

The Power box will default to "25" and will not track the power setting on the TS-2000.

Also, when I tab to the Frequency field the default is displayed as "7.070" and will not track the radio.

Call sign look up is correct.

I suspect there is something I'm overlooking but I can't find it. Any ideas or suggestions are most welcome. No flames, please.

Thanks in advance and best 73 to all.
Mike
W4WYI


Re: Help setting up spots

Scott Souva
 

Kathy/Scott,
 
I have a TS-590SG and use both the USB port and the Serial Port (via a USB-to-Serial interface) on the radio. This allows me to use both ACLog and the Kenwood ARCP application at the same time. 
 
73,
Scott KG2S
 

From: Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 1:57 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Help setting up spots
 
 


Hi Kathy,

 
Thanks for your e-mail.  My software won't share com ports (the serial port you are using to connect your radio to your PC) with other software, so if you have the 590 G control program running, AC Log is unable to access the port.  Try closing that software and then try connecting from AC Log.
 
You'll find more details on sharing com ports here:
 

http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q40

 
And more details on rig interface here:
 
http://www.n3fjp.com/help/righelp.html
 
 
73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: wb2aio@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Mon, Nov 7, 2016 1:06 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Help setting up spots

 
I recently bought AClog and am having a problem getting the spotting to work. I'm using a a Kenwood TS590SG with my Win 10 laptop. The logging part is working fine but I'd like to get the interface working so I can click on a spot and go there. My laptop is connected to my rig with a USB cable. I installed the Kenwood ARCP 590G control software and it works fine with that.
But when I try to get AClog to play, I get a message that says "Error opening Com Port for Rig interface" or Com port 3 is in use by another application, etc. OK, great I suppose if you are someone that can use that info, but to a non-computer person, might as well be in Mandarin.
I've tried playing around with this off and on for a few weeks now with no success.
I'm not a computer person and am frankly totally lost when it comes to things like COM/com, port managing, etc. Or what that means.
I downloaded the manual and that has little that I see applies to my problem with the spotting feature.
I've tried to watch the video helps you have posted Scott, but going back and forth from the video to my laptop and try to apply what I've already forgotten by then, isn't working for me either.  OK, I'll admit, I seldom find a video help to be a help and prefer something I can underline, fold the corner of the page over, write in, etc.
Is anyone else using a 590SG and might give me a hand?
73,
Kathy W2NK

 


Re: ACL 5.x and TS-2000 not working quite right

DAN REID
 

Hi Mike,  change your setting mode determined by radio to frequency
and you will have better luck.  I have my settings to kenwood 2 n, 8,2.
Hope this helps.
73,
Dan (kb6unc)

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 3:30 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] ACL 5.x and TS-2000 not working quite right

 


Hi Gang,


I've had lots of good reports from Kenwood 2000 users documented here:


If someone familiar specifically with the Kenwood 2000 can help Mike I'd really appreciate it.

Mike, my rig interface functionality only returns band and mode.  Power defaults to the last entered value.


73, Scott
N3FJP
 
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
 
1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Wolcott w4wyi@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Sun, Nov 6, 2016 7:33 pm
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] ACL 5.x and TS-2000 not working quite right

 
First, my apologies for my FFS (fat finger syndrome) that allowed me to send a blank message. Please overlook an old man's problems.

I am have a rig control issue with ACL 5.x and my TS-2000.
Under the Settings tab:
Select Rig = Kenwood2 (and I have also tried Kenwood)
COM3 in use
Baud Rate = 9.6 (and all others tested as well)
N82 for Parity, bits, stop (also tried N81)
Connection Power = RTS
Polling Rate = 2 sec (all other values also tested)
Mode Determined = Radio
Use Frequency on Main Form is checked.
Polling Test seems normal.
"To test the change frequency command..." works for frequency and mode.
Multi Radio Configuration is not used.

The issue is when rig control is active and I enter a Call, tab over to Date (correctly filled), then tab over to Band ACL will always fill the box as "20" not the band the radio is actually tuned to. If I manually set the Band to something like "40" it is immediately reset to "20".

The Power box will default to "25" and will not track the power setting on the TS-2000.

Also, when I tab to the Frequency field the default is displayed as "7.070" and will not track the radio.

Call sign look up is correct.

I suspect there is something I'm overlooking but I can't find it. Any ideas or suggestions are most welcome. No flames, please.

Thanks in advance and best 73 to all.
Mike
W4WYI


Re: ACL 5.x and TS-2000 not working quite right

billwatt60@...
 

Mike,

Which VFO is the rig on? 

My recollection is that ACL may look at VFO-A and you may be looking at VFO-B.  I've used ACL with the TS-2000, successfully I recall, but don't have that setup now.  Hopefully it's that easy.

73