2.14 Learning guide Transceiver-H-C ---vfo mode
Select Transceiver-H-C - the piWebCAT window is shown below.
19 new buttons and 14 new sliders have been added to the previously studied Transceiver-H-B layout.
All of these except CW zero use Hamlib rigctl. (CW zero is not supported and needs a direct rig command.)
Note that piWebCAT was developed with the FTdx101D whilst keeping in mind the need to operate with many
different radios. So, for example, I have four roofer buttons. But you could use them for some other function.
- Tx Power slider has moved. This move is a simple change of slider number in table slidershl.
- Proc, Mic-gain, VOX and VOX delay sliders added. Two have adjacent buttons which double as labels.
These four are commonly used controls and I would expect that most users would keep these positions.
- The middle panel sliders have adjacent R buttons = reset to default.
The right panel sliders have adjacent on/off buttons which double as labels. (Set slider captions to 'nocap')
IF shift is in the middle panel because it needs reset to zero.
I have positioned RIT and XIT in the middle panel because reset to default (zero Hz) is essential.
But RIT and XIT on/off buttons are also needed. They are almost adjacent in the narrow 8-button panel !!!
- Roofer buttons are bottom right. These are not dedicated buttons - they could be used for something else.
Roofer buttons could be elsewhere if you wish.
- The three CW buttons and sliders are in the right hand panel. I copied them (using MySQL Front)
from my FTdx101D-H configuration and then moved them from the MORE buttons popup to here, simply
by changing the buttons' numbers in the buttonshl table btnno field.
- Note the four text items middle bottom. These are configured in the slidershl table.
Their configuration was taken directly from the FTdx101D-H configuration.
They are discussed in detail in section 2.4 Text display box.
- Note that there there is no VFO B > A copying button. This function is not supported by Hamlib.
I could, for the FTdx101D implement it by using \send_cmd_rx BA; 0 (a direct rig command).
- I have added three AGC buttons: fast, medium and slow. Examination of the buttonshl table
reveals data values (nset and nans): fast=2. medium=5 and slow=3.
The values in theFdx101D CAT manual are 1, 2 and 3. So where do we find 2, 5 and 3 ?
See section 2.17 Learning: Hamlib data? also section 8.5 rigctl - at the command line