[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu FT-736R and HRD

Joe Veldhuis jvn8fq at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 11:21:35 PST 2009

Doesn't HRD support remote control of a radio via RPC or some similar mechanism? Wouldn't be too hard to write a program that controlled the radio via that interface, shielding HRD from the rig's limited command set.

I wrote a program to control the radio a while ago, it was pretty easy to do. I never got around to implementing some of the features I planned (interface to Predict, GUI, etc) but as it is, it can set mode and frequency, automatically track an FM downlink using the discriminator meter, and send and receive AQS messages (on the odd chance I ever find someone with another 736). All done in 175 lines of Python.

-Joe, N8FQ

On Sun, 8 Nov 2009 09:37:34 -0500
Jean-François Ménard <jf.va2ss at gmail.com> wrote:

> I understand, but is there a way to support this rig anyway ? SatPC32 offer
> a good compromise when using this rig without the vfo reading..... you only
> control the radio for the software... no vfo dial.... that is not a real
> problem for me.
> I understand too that this request could ask a lot of work in HRD...
> Ok thanks for the answer. I will stick with SatPC32.... hopefully, I really
> like this software.
> 73

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