[amsat-bb] Re: Icom CI-V question - 271/471 with Piexx board
fernando.mederos at adinet.com.uy
Tue Mar 13 14:04:16 PST 2007
Yes, you can select a different radio (i.e. IC275) and set the proper address to control an IC271.
Different radio models implement different subsets of the CI-V command specification, that's why you have the option to select different radios.
All the commands used by WiSPDDE for IC275 are understood also by IC271 so you're fine.
It is most probable that this situation will be true with any other radio-control program as well.
I don't know the PIexx interfaces so I cannot advice on them.
Check WiSPDDE's page, a new version is close to be uploaded which corrects problems with split-mode operation (for ISS etc.) with Icom radios www.laboratoriomederos.com/CX6DD
73 de Nando - CX6DD
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 05:18:38 -0600
"Jonny 290" <jonny290 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking at buying a pair of Piexx computer interface boards to put in
> Icom 271 and 471 radios.
> I'm going to want to control these radios with the WiSP DDE client(I think,
> suggest another if there's a better one). It does not have an "Icom 751"
> option on the radio dropdown box, which is normally what one would use with
> this board. However, it does have a field to manually input the address.
> Here's my question.
> Can I select "Icom 275" or any other similar type of radio in the WiSP DDE
> box and then set the address manually, to my radios' addresses? From what I
> understand, the only radio-specific information in a CI-V command is the
> address value, and since I'll be sending legal frequencies to these radios,
> I'm thinking this will work...but want to make sure before I spend $300 on
> interfaces. The PIexx interfaces appear to be standard CI-V interface
> devices, usually set up to be addressed at $20 for 271's and $22 for 471's.
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