[aprssig] HF station frequency reporting. Was RE: [SMDAPRS] NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE-LIGHTSHIP WEEK Event
Dave at emv.co.uk
Thu Jul 31 09:59:41 CDT 2008
Anything that can be controled via the OmniRig system
<http://www.dxatlas.com/omnirig/> can be "monitored" for not only the
working frequency, but mode settings etc too... I (and others) already
do that, but for external ATU control.
I believe HRD has some way of making that info available too, but other
than intercepting the serial data to/from the rig, I don't know what it
That (serial sniffing) could be easily done with the Eterlogic Free VSPE
too, even remotely via a TCP/IP network!.
<http://www.eterlogic.com/Products.VSPE.html> Very useful for all
sorts of things by the way!
I'm also sure, once you have that info, you can somehow make it part of
a status string, that the likes of UiView or Xastir can send.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Vodall WA7NWP
> LIGHTHOUSE-LIGHTSHIP WEEK Event
> > Another idea is to inspire some pic programmer to make a
> dongle for HF
> > rigs that would use their serial interface to query their operating
> > frequency, and then automatically turn around and transmit
> that out in
> > an APRS beacon using the HF station symbol.
> > This way we can see where (in both the spatial and RF domains) they
> > are operating in real time.
> Shouldn't be too hard to make a software widget to talk to
> some of the basic rig control applications (like Ham Radio
> Deluxe) to get the current freq and post it.
> Bill WA7NWP
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