Tuesday, May 05, 2009


After making the pc programing interface for the TH-F7E I remembered to test against Linux in my Feodra Core 6 box before upgrading to FC10. I remember having tested the USB to Serial cable and not working with my TM-D700 in TNC mode.

Connected the cable to the Kenwood and to the USB plug an called "grig".... nothing.... tested again but powering on the radio after the usb cable, voila.... the bloody thing works... here is the command line "grig -m 220 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -d 2"

"-m 220" is for model 220 wich is the Kenwood TH-F77, you can list like this:

"....[root@work2 ~]# grig -l | grep -i th

***MEMORY-WARNING***: grig[26426]: GSlice: g_thread_init() must be called before all other GLib functions; memory corruption due to late invocation of g_thread_init() has been detected; this program is likely to crash, leak or unexpectedly abort soon...
217 Kenwood TH-D7A 0.2 Alpha
220 Kenwood TH-F7E 0.2 Alpha
223 Kenwood TH-G71 0.2 Beta ..."

"/dev/ttyUSB0" is the interface created when connecting the usb to serial cable.

"-d 2" is debug level and my version is "grig 0.7.2"

At the moment funcionality is basic but it works, probably with new version of hamlib it could make something else.

My idea was to put the TH-F7 as an scanner connected to the computer to receive some unatended digital modes but I forgot the the audio ouput is used when connected to the computer.... dam!!!

No comments: