VARA HF CAT control problem


Fred Dittrich
 

Charlie

Thanks for the heads up.

73

Fred AE0FD

At 12:33 PM 5/16/2022, you wrote:
On May 16, 2022, at 11:31 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

I've also read that the UPS USB connection an cause problems.
Also watch out for unpowered USB hubs. I noticed a problem when unexpectedly my headphones quit. They run through an external USB audio box (MOTU M2). USB I think only supplies 0.5A; multiple devices on a hub can run out of juice. So I moved the radio to its own unshared USB port.

Charlie KF0FZV





Boback
 

I had that problem, and I had a power hub on the shelf, plugged that in, and no issues since.

Bob, N6VZO

On 5/16/2022 12:33 PM, Charlie - KF0FZV via groups.io wrote:
On May 16, 2022, at 11:31 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

I've also read that the UPS USB connection an cause problems.
Also watch out for unpowered USB hubs. I noticed a problem when unexpectedly my headphones quit. They run through an external USB audio box (MOTU M2). USB I think only supplies 0.5A; multiple devices on a hub can run out of juice. So I moved the radio to its own unshared USB port.

Charlie KF0FZV






Charlie - KF0FZV
 

On May 16, 2022, at 11:31 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

I've also read that the UPS USB connection an cause problems.
Also watch out for unpowered USB hubs. I noticed a problem when unexpectedly my headphones quit. They run through an external USB audio box (MOTU M2). USB I think only supplies 0.5A; multiple devices on a hub can run out of juice. So I moved the radio to its own unshared USB port.

Charlie KF0FZV


Fred Dittrich
 

Herb

Oh, that's interesting. I've also read that the UPS USB connection an cause problems. I'll try disconnecting that and see what happens. Thanks for the idea.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 10:03 AM 5/16/2022, you wrote:

Fred,

VARA FM worked fine for me from the "get go" but I struggled with VARA HF for many weeks with it not keying the PTT.  Unplugged the USB attached GPS antenna, and everything now works fine across multiple bands.  Auto config when the USB antenna was plugged in obviously conflicted with the ports that VARA HF wanted to use.

Herb

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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2022 07:40
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Subject: [CMRA] VARA HF CAT control problem

Hi

Attached please find the relevant settings on my PC.

Here's the problem. Ardop has worked for years and has no problem CAT controlling the freq on my IC7000, BUT the same settings fail to do so with VARA HF.

Note that when closing the radio settings window there is a warning that sometimes having CAT control on the same COM port as the audio might cause an issue.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

73

Fred AE0FD




Herb Watchinski Jr
 

Fred,

VARA FM worked fine for me from the "get go" but I struggled with VARA HF for many weeks with it not keying the PTT.  Unplugged the USB attached GPS antenna, and everything now works fine across multiple bands.  Auto config when the USB antenna was plugged in obviously conflicted with the ports that VARA HF wanted to use.

Herb

Herb Watchinski Jr
KE0ZYL
5604 Nearpoint Court
Columbia, MO 65203-8769
573.875.0770 Home
573.875.0440 Fax
573.355.1166 Mobile
herb@...
KE0ZYL@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@CMRA.groups.io <main@CMRA.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred Dittrich via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2022 07:40
To: main@cmra.groups.io
Subject: [CMRA] VARA HF CAT control problem

Hi

Attached please find the relevant settings on my PC.

Here's the problem. Ardop has worked for years and has no problem CAT controlling the freq on my IC7000, BUT the same settings fail to do so with VARA HF.

Note that when closing the radio settings window there is a warning that sometimes having CAT control on the same COM port as the audio might cause an issue.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

73

Fred AE0FD





Fred Dittrich
 

Charlie

I tried setting PTT to CI-V but get the same COM port warning. Ah, Windows don't you just love it? Ha ha ha ha

Thanks for the idea.

73

Fred AE0FD


At 09:23 AM 5/15/2022, you wrote:

On May 15, 2022, at 7:39 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

the relevant settings on my PC.

My setup for Vara-HF, IC-705 USB connection, seems to operate the radio although I haven’t yet made a P2P contact. Here are my settings in case they might be of use.

My Winkink Vara P2P radio settings, note “Serial Port� CI-V

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Here is the Vara-hf settings Soundcard window

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Lastly the Win10 devices

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I have installed Icom’s USB drivers for my radio from
< https://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/default.aspx#C300>
(maybe not applicable for your setup).

Charlie KF0FZV




Charlie - KF0FZV
 

On May 15, 2022, at 7:39 AM, Fred Dittrich <fdittric@...> wrote:

the relevant settings on my PC.

My setup for Vara-HF, IC-705 USB connection, seems to operate the radio although I haven’t yet made a P2P contact. Here are my settings in case they might be of use.

My Winkink Vara P2P radio settings, note “Serial Port” CI-V


Here is the Vara-hf settings Soundcard window


Lastly the Win10 devices



I have installed Icom’s USB drivers for my radio from
(maybe not applicable for your setup).

Charlie KF0FZV




Fred Dittrich
 

Hi

Attached please find the relevant settings on my PC.

Here's the problem. Ardop has worked for years and has no problem CAT controlling the freq on my IC7000, BUT the same settings fail to do so with VARA HF.

Note that when closing the radio settings window there is a warning that sometimes having CAT control on the same COM port as the audio might cause an issue.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

73

Fred AE0FD