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[aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?

Dave Baxter dave at uk-ar.co.uk
Tue Jun 2 13:58:02 UTC 2009


Hi Greg.

Certainly, if it sends something, one would expect it to receive too.
But who knows....


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WA3HRL\link700\Version1\Settings\THD7ComPort
 
Is where Link700 stores the D7 com port settings, in the Windows
Registry.   Go up one level to get to other settings.

There is also an entry at...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WA3HRL\link700\0.0.0.7   But the key value
is not set.
 
You will need "Administrator rights" to install the program at least,
maybe Wine faked them or is not letting it work the Registry correctly
if you are now running as a limited user?

I have no experience of Wine, but in general, take care doing stuff in
the Windows Registry, one false move, and the result can range from just
one program fails to work right, to Windows will fail to boot.


Of course you could look up and contact WA3HRL, if he's not already
lurking on this list.


I have to say, with the popularity of the D7 and D700, I'm suprised
there isn't a native Linux tool for them...


Cheers.

Dave G0WBX.



________________________________

	From: Greg D. [mailto:ko6th_greg at hotmail.com] 
	Sent: 02 June 2009 07:31
	To: aprssig at tapr.org
	Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?
	
	
	Hi Dave,
	
	Well, that does sound like it might be the problem (though I'd
expect that if the BIOS calls don't work for receive, they shouldn't
work for transmit either, and I DO see characters being sent to the
radio.)
	
	I tried the Link700 software under Wine.  It installed fine, and
looks like a good alternative to Kenwood's software.  But I can't
configure it; neither the File->Preferences nor F2 do anything, so I
can't configure the serial port.  Is the configuration file something
that I can fake out with a simple text file, or is it more complicated
than that?  I wonder if I install and configure it under Windows, and
copy the config file...?
	
	Thanks for the suggestion,
	
	Greg  KO6TH
	
	
	> Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 09:59:43 +0100
	> From: dave at uk-ar.co.uk
	> To: aprssig at tapr.org
	> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?
	> 
	> I suspect some of the older Kenwood D7 PC utility code, tries
to use
	> BIOS call's for serial ports, as they don't always work OK on
WinNT
	> based systems. Try Link700, that run's fine on XP and the
like, so
	> *May* do the right thing if you can present a vritual com port
for it to
	> play with. It will also work with all versions (AFIK) of D7,
and also
	> the D700, so you can transfer settings from rig to rig just
fine. It
	> also handles a wider range of COM ports too.
	> 
	> Never used Wine, rarely use Linux. The times I have done for a
specific
	> purpose, though usualy successful, has been fraught with
hassles, mostly
	> relating to out of date instructions and conflicting
information.
	> Seems to be "just the way it is" with "open source" stuff, not
just
	> Linux based...
	> 
	> Cheers.
	> 
	> Dave G0WBX.



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