[amsat-bb] Re: Hamlib for Windows and COM ports question (re: Gpredict)
Mark L. Hammond
marklhammond at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 10:02:05 PDT 2011
Thanks for the reply.
By golly, you are right about the program not being there. I never
made it that far, since I was trying to use just the direct connection
to the hardware first.
Well, shucks--we need to get Gpredict working on Windows hardware :)
I'll dig deeper on the high com port part before I give up...
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Alexandru Csete <oz9aec at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> I have not used hamlib in a long time since I now have others to test
> rig interfaces in gpredict. When I used it few years ago on windows it
> worked well with high COM-port values. I always used USB to serial
> converters, which get high values.
> I would suggest you try the hamlib mailing list since this is where
> hamlib users and developers hang out:
> When you start rigtcl, you can try to pass the option -vvvvvv which
> will enable debug messages. This may reveal what is wrong.
> Otherwise, I have to say that I am puzzled by the fact that some
> people use Gpredict on windows to control radios. I didn't know it was
> possible because the hamlib network daemon (which is required by
> gpredict) is not available in the windows packages - at least I have
> never seen it.
> Alex OZ9AEC
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Mark L. Hammond <marklhammond at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To those who might know---
>> Does hamlib for Windows support more than just COM1 and COM2 for
>> hardware (radios, trackboxes)? If so, what is the syntax?
>> I've tried the obvious permutations based on the command line help and
>> online help I could find...but it isn't working on COM5. It just
>> "hangs" with no errors and it's obviously not working either. I am
>> aware of the baud rate command line option, but that's not it...from
>> what I've read it gives the impression (but isn't clearly stated) that
>> it might not support above COM2. Surely that can be fixed (heh...not
>> by me!)
>> Gpredict for Windows is very nice and a super program, but if I can't
>> use ports higher than COM2 because of hamlib, it's use in my shack is
>> very limited...
>> Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
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