8.2  Hamlib radio selection

Each radio has a unique identification number in Hamlib.

FTdx101D is 1040,   IC 7000 is 3060.    This number selects command translation to the radio's CAT commands

The piWebCAT database rigs table has a hamlib field which holds the number. (see below)

 This field is only used when catcomms = HAMLIB.

Note that these radios appear twice in the table, eg IC7000 and IC7000-H.
(You have a free choice of name. The name becomes the link to all the radio's database records.)


The vfomode field.

If vfmode = Y then the --vfo startup option for rigctl and rigctld is applied.
For radios with two receivers or VFOs, it allows commands to be directed separately to the two VFOs.

See --vfo option

Note the connection field.

In the above table, FTdx101D-H uses the rig's SERIAL  (RS232  connection).

However, USB connection to an RPi USB port is supported for rigs with USB connectivity.

When catcomms = HAMLIB, four of the database tables are Hamlib - specific: 

                     buttonshl, catcodeshl, slidershl and meterhl.

Thus we have:  buttons for ASCII and YAESU5, buttonsciv for Icom CIV and buttonshl for HAMLIB   etc

The appropriate tables are automatically presented in the database editor.

The list of supported radios can be displayed using rigctl in the RPi terminal window.

(This image was captured by 'Snagit' software from an RPi display using VNC client on a PC.)