[WT-support] Controlling custom hardware?

Bob Wilson, N6TV n6tv at arrl.net
Mon Mar 17 21:53:56 CET 2014

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 1:25 PM, SM5AJV <sm5ajv at qrq.se> wrote:

> Is it still possible to use the microHam protocol for ACC etc.and Classic
> SO2R control at the same time?

I don't think so.  On the SO2R tab in the microHAM Router software, you
have to choose one or the other:

   - microHAM Control Protocol on COM port
   - Classic Auto Control.

If you tell Win-Test to use both, I'm not sure exactly what happens, but I
*think* all SO2R commands are sent via the microHAM control protocol only,
and the LPT/COM TX/RX focus are ignored.  If you uncheck the COM port
defined as microHAM, then the LPT/COM port signals work, but you have
nowhere to send microHAM commands.

But if Win-Test sends commands to both places, then you *could* connect a
separate hardware device like a DX Doubler to an LPT port, and still use
the microHAM control protocol only for antenna switching.

FYI, I just remembered that the MKSETUP
lets you
control ACC pins 6-9 (Radio 1) and 10-13 (Radio 2) automatically, based on
band assigned to each radio.  But this doesn't seem to be as flexible as
issuing the microHAM AM1/AS1 and AM2/AS2 protocol commands in a LUA script.

The OTSETUP dialog<http://docs.win-test.com/wiki/Menu:Options#OTRSP_configuration...>
similar check boxes for the AUX port.  wtOtrsp:Send("AUX19") would set bits
on AUX1.

> But when using the microHam Control Protocol Monitor, it looks like the
> commands are sent to the u2R, but never acknowledged when SO2R Classic is
> selected.

Yes, that's what I would have expected.

Bob, N6TV
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