Can DXLab's "Commander" control the D710G Frequency?


NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

I (( still )) would like to be able to move the frequency of my Kenwood D710G around .... read it.... and so forth.
The only control I have had so far, in a year or two, is AGWPE (packet engine pro) and that is only for PTT and receiving audio through a SignaLink device.
That all works fine. I'd like to be able to change frequency to the ISS.

Anyone out there moving QRG on their D710G b y way of a PC program?

thanks

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Bob KD7YZ
TM-D710GA


David Ranch
 


Hello Bob,

There are a bunch of programs out there that leverage the Hamlib, Flrig, OmniRig subsystem to control a D710's CAT interface to control it:

   Flrig           - http://www.w1hkj.com/flrig-help/
   Wizkers        - http://www.wizkers.io/wizkersradio
   Grig           - https://github.com/fillods/grig/

Do a search for "hamlib gui" for finding many other tools that you might prefer.  There are lots of command line tools too:

   AG7GN's tools   - https://github.com/AG7GN/kenwood
   tmd710_tncsetup - https://github.com/fmarier/tmd710_tncsetup
   There are many others

--David
KI6ZHD


On 02/21/2022 05:02 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
I (( still )) would like to be able to move the frequency of my Kenwood D710G around .... read it.... and so forth.
The only control I have had so far, in a year or two, is AGWPE (packet engine pro) and that is only for PTT and receiving audio through a SignaLink device.
That all works fine. I'd like to be able to change frequency to the ISS.

Anyone out there moving QRG on their D710G b y way of a PC program?

thanks



David Ranch
 

+ Added one more new GUI tool


Hello Bob,

There are a bunch of programs out there that leverage the Hamlib, Flrig, OmniRig subsystem to control a D710's CAT interface to control it:

   Flrig           - http://www.w1hkj.com/flrig-help/
   CatRadio       - https://www.pianetaradio.it/blog/catradio/
   Wizkers        - http://www.wizkers.io/wizkersradio
   Grig           - https://github.com/fillods/grig/

Do a search for "hamlib gui" for finding many other tools that you might prefer.  There are lots of command line tools too:

   AG7GN's tools   - https://github.com/AG7GN/kenwood
   tmd710_tncsetup - https://github.com/fmarier/tmd710_tncsetup
   There are many others

--David
KI6ZHD


On 02/21/2022 05:02 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
I (( still )) would like to be able to move the frequency of my Kenwood D710G around .... read it.... and so forth.
The only control I have had so far, in a year or two, is AGWPE (packet engine pro) and that is only for PTT and receiving audio through a SignaLink device.
That all works fine. I'd like to be able to change frequency to the ISS.

Anyone out there moving QRG on their D710G b y way of a PC program?

thanks



NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello David Ranch:

Monday, February 21, 2022, 12:38:30 PM, you chiseled out:

+ Added one more new GUI toolwow!

I seriously had no idea to use FLRig, which I use on the IC9700

Duh .. never occurred to me.

 

I am going to try that out on my D710G right now. will let u know.




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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello David Ranch:

Monday, February 21, 2022, 12:38:30 PM, you chiseled out:

 


There are a bunch of programs out there that leverage the Hamlib,
Flrig, OmniRig subsystem to control a D710's CAT interface to control it:


    Flrig           - http://www.w1hkj.com/flrig-help/


I have FLRig.

Sadly it does not control the D710G one bit.

 


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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

forgot to add the screenshot.

 

the current  frequency on D710g is 144.390


David Ranch
 


Hmmm.. I just tried with Flrig 1.4.4 and can't even get the "Init" indicator to go green.  Does anything in Flrig work for you on the D710? 

Alternatively, I tried using hamlib v3.3's rigctl but that's just giving me timeouts and I'm having a hard time getting v4.4 to compile and package up on Ubuntu 20.04.

--David
KI6ZHD




On 03/01/2022 09:16 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

forgot to add the screenshot.

 

the current  frequency on D710g is 144.390



NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

seems I can get the Green "Init"

 


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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


Philip Salley
 

Bob, You may have a CAT port conflict.  You won't be able to run two or more apps accessing the CAT port at a time without a com port share app.  Regards, Phil / K4PO


NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello Philip Salley:

Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 8:59:12 AM, you chiseled out:

Bob, You may have a CAT port conflict.

 

Always a possibility; I also run APRS off the "A" side of the D710G.

However, in this case, I have already stopped the APRSIS32 program dealing with it.

 

thanks though for the reminder.

 


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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


David Ranch
 


Hello Bob,

I was able to get both Flrig 1.4.4 and Hamlib 3.3 working with my Linux setup (and the MCP-2A program in windows too) .  The supported functionality of Flrig is pretty basic where it only supports:

   - Change the frequency of VFO-A or VFO-B
   - Change the active VFO for the microphone
   - Change the mode of the VFO (FM, NFM, AM)


I have a working example Hamlib shell script if you'd like to see it.

My specific problem was that my D710 was in Echolink mode shows a little icon between the right-side "PM" and "TNC" indicators.  When it's in Echolink mode, if a serial port initializes to it and asserts the RTS line, the D710 keys up the transmitter and won't respond to CAT commands.

--David
KI6ZHD


On 03/02/2022 03:38 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

seems I can get the Green "Init"

 


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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL



NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Hello David Ranch:

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 3:55:21 PM, you chiseled out:


Hello Bob,

      I was able to get both Flrig 1.4.4 a
I have a working example Hamlib shell script if you'd like to see it.

_._,_
Yes, thank  you, I'd like to try it here!





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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL


David Ranch
 


Below is my script.  Btw, you can run the command "rigctl -m 234 -L" to see what are all the commands that your version of Hamlib can control on your radio.

--David
KI6ZHD


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#!/bin/bash

#Change the VFO on a D710
# 03/03/22
#dranch @ trinnet.net

# NOTE: for this program to work, the D710 must *NOT* be in Echolink mode.  If it
#       is, when the serial port initializes, the radio will key up and stay keyed
#
#       EL mode shows an icon for CTCSS between the right side's "PM" and "TNC" text.
#       To enable/disable EL mode, Turn off the radio, hold down the PF2 button
#        on the head, and turn on

# 03/03/22 - Added note about Echolink mode; Get Freq of VFO-B (right side)
# 08/08/12 - original version

# test
# rigctl -m 234 -r /dev/d710-vfo -s 38400 f

#Hamlib type 234 is Kenwood D710
RIGTYPE=234

#Connected serial port - named in UDEV
SERPORT="/dev/d710-vfo"

#Serial port speed as configured on the D710 : menu 519
SERSPEED=38400

#Some common frequencies
DEFAULTFREQ="145050000"
NEWFREQ="145070000"

#switch to the left VFO (VFO-A: packet TNC side)
#  NOTE: this changes both the selected radio AND moves it into VFO from Memory mode
rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED V VFOA

#show current frequency
#echo -e "Current VFO-A freq: "
#rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f

if [ -n $1 ]; then
   case $1 in
      status)
      ;;
      new)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F $NEWFREQ
         echo -e "Read New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      144.390)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F 144390000
         echo -e "Read New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      144.990)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F 144990000
         echo -e "Read New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      default)
         #Change the frequency
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED F $DEFAULTFREQ
         echo -e "Defaulting to 145.050 - Verify New VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
      *)
         echo -e "\nHelp:"
         echo -e "   d710-qsy.sh <default | 144.390 | 144.990 | default>\n"
         #Change the frequency
         echo -en "Current VFO-A freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED V VFOB
         echo -en "Current VFO-B freq: "
         rigctl -m $RIGTYPE -r $SERPORT -s $SERSPEED f
      ;;
   esac
fi
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On 03/04/2022 03:55 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

Hello David Ranch:

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 3:55:21 PM, you chiseled out:


Hello Bob,

      I was able to get both Flrig 1.4.4 a
I have a working example Hamlib shell script if you'd like to see it.

_._,_
Yes, thank  you, I'd like to try it here!





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Best regards,

Bob KD7YZ EM88LL