[aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom IC-7100

Dave B g8kbvdave at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 20 04:25:05 CST 2015


Dont' know if this helps.

http://www.coilgun.info/hamradio/meteor-scatter2.htm

Details using a IC-7100 with MS software (WSJT) that can only use hardware 
PTT via the RTS line, and using CAT7200 to convert that to what the Icom needs.
(Neat trick!)

Also, I seem to recall from the Fldigi lists, you might need to get the software 
modem to use the "Right" audio channel for TX audio, not the (usual) default of 
the "Left" channel.   That might be another stumbling block, if you do get the rig 
to TX, but no data goes out.

There are also comments at the bottom of John's CAT7200 page refering to 
needed settings within the 7100.  :-
http://www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/CAT7200.html

As to wayward COM ports, sometimes too high a number for some apps...
You can re-assign the com port numbers in Windows, detailed (in among other 
places) at:-
https://fedorahosted.org/fldigi/wiki/Documentation/HOWTO/Windows_USBSerial

In Linux of course, you can play with "UDEV" rules.

Regards.

Dave G0WBX.



> From:	John Wiseman <john.wiseman at cantab.net> <br>
> Date sent:	01/19/2015 04:15 (GMT-05:00) <br>
> To:	'TAPR APRS Mailing List' <aprssig at tapr.org> <br>
> Subject:	Re: [aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom IC-7100 <br>
> To:	aprssig at tapr.org<br> Date sent:	Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:53:26
> -0500<br> Subject:	Re: [aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom
> IC-7100</span></font></p> Date sent:	Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:31:30
> -0500<br> To:	aprssig at tapr.org<br> Subject:	Re: [aprssig] making AGWPE
> work with an Icom IC-7100<br>
> 
> John,
> 
> CAT7200 tried to work. I saw the red Tx flash in the CAT7200 window,
> but not on the radio. And I'm pretty sure I set CAT7200 to the correct
> CI-V address, since I've never had a reason to change it on my IC-7100
> (but I'll double-check again in case flrig tweaked it). I tried both
> COM ports on the Icom.
> 
> Andrew, KA2DDO 
> 
> 
> -------- Original message --------
> From: John Wiseman <john.wiseman at cantab.net>
> Date:01/19/2015 04:15 (GMT-05:00)
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List' <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom IC-7100
> 
>     Andrew,
>     What was the problem with CAT7200? Did it how TX on the CAT7200
>     screen but not key the rig? Or just not run. 73, John
> 
>     From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org]
>     On Behalf Of Andrew P. Sent: 18 January 2015 20:33 To: TAPR APRS
>     Mailing List Subject: Re: [aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom
>     IC-7100
> 
>     Drat. Neither CAT7200, or switching from AGWPE to UZ7HO solved the
>     problem (had to switch because AGWPE wouldn't go high enough in
>     COM port numbers to access the virtual port from CAT7200). I'm
>     still getting good reception, but still can't key up the IC-7100
>     transmitter.
> 
>     Guess I need to fix my hardware TNC hookup instead.
> 
>     Andrew, KA2DDO
> 
>     From: andrewemt at hotmail.com
>     To: aprssig at tapr.org
>     Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:53:26 -0500
>     Subject: Re: [aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom IC-7100 VOX
>     doesn't appear to work. I can cough at the radio and it will key
>     up, but forcing beaconing won't key it (even though I'm still
>     receiving packets just fine).
> 
>     Time to tinker some more. Thanks for the advice, both of you.
> 
>     Andrew, KA2DDO
> 
>     From: duffy at wb8nut.com
>     Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:31:30 -0500
>     To: aprssig at tapr.org
>     Subject: Re: [aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom IC-7100
> 
>     I think that is correct, with an Icom radio you will need a CI-V
>     interface. Or you could look at using VOX to key the radio. Duffy
>     www.wb8nut.com
> 
>     On Jan 18, 2015, at 4:44 AM, John Wiseman
>     <john.wiseman at cantab.net> wrote:
> 
>     Andrew,
>     How are you trying to key the radio? The 7100 doesn't support RTS
>     or DTR keying, only CI-V, and I'm pretty sure agwpe doesn't
>     support CI-V. I have written a program that converts changes to 
>     RTS on a Virtual COM port to CI-V PTT Commands. See
>     http://www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/CAT7200.html It
>     was originally written for the 7200, hence the name, but works
>     with the 7100 if you set the right CI-V a ddress.
> 
>     I've found the the UZ7HO soundmodem works rather better than
>     AGWPE. It uses the same interface as AGWPE so is a direct
>     replacement.
> 
>     http://uz7.ho.ua/packetradio.htm
> 
>     73, John
> 
> 
>     From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org]
>     On Behalf Of Andrew P. Sent: 18 January 2015 07:09 To:
>     aprssig at tapr.org Subject: [aprssig] making AGWPE work with an Icom
>     IC-7100 Greetings, all.
> 
>     This is going to be a weird question, but has anyone gotten AGWPE
>     to work with an Icom IC-7100 radio? I thought this was the only
>     radio hookup I was getting successful PTT operation with (using
>     fldigi and flrig, according to the setup directions for the 7100),
>     but using the same setup for AGWPE, I can hear packets just fine
>     (better than with the hardware TNC I have connected to another
>     radio), but I can't get the 7100's transmitter to key up (even
>     though AGWPE blinks the task bar lights to indicate it is
>     transmitting).
> 
>     I'm using COM9 as the serial port (the first serial port on the
>     IC-7100's USB connection), and Sound Card as the TNC type through
>     the 7100's USB audio device. I know I'm hooked up to the right
>     audio device because I am successfully decoding received packets.
>     But it won't key the transmitter.
> 
>     Any advice welcome.
> 
>     Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
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