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Re: [Xlog-discussion] hamlib1.1.3

From: Joop Stakenborg
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] hamlib1.1.3
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 16:10:45 +0200

On Wed, 28 Aug 2002 20:22:29 +0930
James Crawford <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello,
>       I have recently installed Xlog.  I am using RedHat 7.2  
>       I have the hamlib1.1.3 installed properly, as per ./configure, make, 
> make 
> install.
>       libhamlib-1.1.3.so.0 is located in /home/usr/lib and also in /usr/bin 
> and 
> also in /usr/lib 
>       I am not able to get Xlog to put up the widgets to read my IC-706 freq 
> readout and s-meter.
>       Can anybody help?
>       Thank you very much for reading this,
>       James
>       VK8JC / AE6BO

Hi James,

First things first: your hamlib installation looks kindof awkward.
/usr/local/lib would be the correct directory for hamlib.
You also might want to add /usr/local/lib to /etc/ld.so.conf
(hope that's the correct file  for redhat) and run 'ldconfig'.

Next, you should test hamlib as described in the README:
At his point you should probably read your rig's manual, to see how you
should hook up your rig to the serial port. For my kenwood rig, I need
a standard serial cable with two 9-pin connectors. You also need write
permission to the serial port. On my system, this means I need to add
myself to the dialout group, with a command like:

        adduser 'username' dialout

Next, you can test hamlib with rigctl, a binary distributed with hamlib.
See which rigs are supported:

        rigctl --list

Then start rigctl with your model number, e.g. '210' for a kenwood TS-870S,
hooked up to COM2:

        rigctl -r /dev/ttyS1 -m 210

Now you can check out if mode, PTT, frequency and signal strength
(all used by xlog) are retrieved. At the 'Rig command:' prompt, type:

        'f': retrieve frequency
        'm': retrieve mode
        't': retrieve PTT (TX/RX mode)
        'l' and then 'STRENGTH': retrieve signal strength (-54=S0 and 0=S9)
So basically, check your port permissions: 'ls -al /dev/ttyS0' and test
hamlib with rigctl first, before you try xlog.

Joop PA4TU

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