[amsat-bb] Re: VC-H1 for SSTV reception

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 11 00:11:29 PDT 2008

Hi Gordon,

I've got the Kenwood software (version 1.10) sort of running under Wine.  There is a tab for SSTV/SkyCommand configuration - slots for your call sign, message, RSV, and colors for the text (at least I assume that's what they do - I don't have a VC-H1).  The other tabs let you configure all of the memory channels, APRS parameters, etc.  But, I do not see any place to download the picture files.

The program is set up to communicate with the radio on any of the legacy COM ports (1-4).  I have not been able to get Wine to talk to my D7.  The screens come up, and you can make changes and all that.  But it gives a "Communications timeout" message when you try to read from the radio.  I think Wine is set up right.  ~/.wine/dosdevices/com2 is a link to /dev/ttyS1, and if I run kermit on /dev/ttyS1, I can talk to the radio's TNC just fine.  Any ideas how I can get this to work?

To Allen, I'm pretty sure that the Kenwood software runs under Windows XP Pro.  At least, I've got a configuration file from my D7 file on my hard drive, and given that Linux isn't reading the radio, it must have been via XP....  I just don't remember when I last ran it.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 23:33:28 +0100
> From: gordonjcp at gjcp.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: VC-H1 for SSTV reception
> Allen Vinegar wrote:
>> The program opens up. A little box pops up saying communication 
>> inactive. It's meant to work with windows 95 or 98.
>> The programming commands are beyond me. If you acquire a VC-H1 and 
>> figure out how to do it, please let me know.
>> Al
> Hmm.  I'd be trying to run it under Wine, since I don't have any Windows 
> machines and I don't know anyone who does.
> Looking at the spec in the manual, it doesn't really seem to mention 
> much about downloading pictures from the device.  If I get hold of one, 
> I might give Kenwood a poke and see if they have any more comprehensive 
> information.
> Gordon
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