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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Communication error with Xlog

From: w1pns
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Communication error with Xlog
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 20:51:48 -0400

On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 18:56 -0400, n4dsp wrote:
> Each time I open Xlog within 10 seconds at the bottom left I get this
> error message...
> "Hamlib error-5.Communication timed out."
> Whenever I use the mouse to open a menu it takes 20 seconds to open.
> I uninstalled libhamlib2 and Xlog and the same thing happens so at this
> point I don't know what else to do.
> thanks


I found the following link helpful when I was setting Xlog up to
communicate with my Yaesu FT-450At and FT-817ND (note that the author of
that post uses Icom gear):


Be sure to follow the initial instructions that tell you how to test the
connection via a terminal window before configuring Xlog. That can go a
long way to reassuring you that you're on the right track. 

You probably have a setting in a menu somewhere on your Icom to adjust
the data speed. On my Yaesu rigs, I can change the speeds (I don't
recall the factory default). If the speeds are mismatched, the mismatch
can deliver the error message you get. So will an improperly set comm
port. I use tty/USB0.

Oh, and I'm running Xlog on Ubuntu 11.04.

If you read the instructions on the page I've shared here, also note
that the Icom rig seems to require an extra setting related to a civ
address. You'll see that in there. He used an Icom 756 Pro II. And note
his final caution:


"If you select polling in the xlog window and something goes wrong, xlog
will start to respond like a turtle in antarctica. It will respond but
very slowly. Best not to check polling until you get things to work
unles you are a very patient person or type like mollasses!"

(His typos, not mine!  ;-)

With best regards,


Peter N. Spotts -- W1PNS
Email: address@hidden | Skype: pspotts
QCWA #34679 | SKCC #4853T | QRP-ARCI #4174
NEQRP #714 | NAQCC #2446 | GQRP #13202

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Get on the air and make a contact!"
       -- Lyle Amundson, K0LFV

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