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=== Enabling Commander to interoperate with PowerSDR-IF and CW Skimmer === == Enabling Commander to interoperate with the PowerSDR-IF Panadaptor and CW Skimmer ==
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[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/K3SkimmerPanadapter.jpg] This configuration provides simultaneous IF panadapter and [[http://www.dxatlas.com/CwSkimmer|CW Skimmer]] functionality using WU2X's [[http://www.wu2x.com/sdr.html|PowerSDR-IF Stage panadapter]]. Configured in this way, CW Skimmer controls PowerSDR-IF, and PowerSDR-IF controls your Primary Transceiver via Commander.

{{http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Commander/K3SkimmerPanadapter.jpg}}

 1. connect PowerSDR-IF's '''IF Setup port''' to Commander's '''Secondary CAT Serial Port'''

  a. establish a [[ConnectedVirtualSerialPortPairs| connected pair of virtual serial ports]] using [[SetupConfigureVSPManager| VSP Manager]] or [[SetupConfigurecom0com| com0com]]; these instructions assume that connected virtual ports ''n'' and ''n+1'' are created (e.g. ''13'' and ''14'')

  a. in the '''Secondary CAT Serial Port''' panel on Commander's '''Configuration''' window's '''Ports''' tab,

    i. set the '''CAT protocol''' selector to ''Kenwood''

    i. select '''Follow & Lead Primary'''

    i. set the '''Port#''' to ''n''

    i. set the '''Baud''' selector to ''57600'', the '''Word''' selector to ''8'', the '''Parity''' selector to ''None'', and the '''Stop''' selector to ''1''

    i. check the '''Enable''' box

  a. Open PowerSDR-IF's '''Setup IF''' menu, and select the '''PowerSDR/IF Stage Setup''' window's '''Rig Connection''' tab

    i. set the '''Rig Type''' selector to ''Kenwood TS-950''

    i. in the '''Rig Serial Connection''' panel,
    
       * set the '''Port''' selector to ''n+1''

       * set the '''Baud''' selector to ''57600'', the '''Parity''' selector to ''none'', the '''Data''' selector to 8, and the '''Stop''' selector to ''1''

    i. in the '''Rig Timing (ms)''' panel

       * set the '''Polling Interval''' to ''250''

       * set the '''Tuning Polling Interval''' to ''250''

       * set the '''Tuning CAT Interval''' to ''250''

    i. click the '''OK''' button to close the '''PowerSDR/IF Stage Setup''' window

 1. connect CW Skimmer's '''CAT interface''' to PowerSDR-IF's '''CAT Control''' port

  a. establish a [[ConnectedVirtualSerialPortPairs| connected pair of virtual serial ports]] using [[SetupConfigureVSPManager| VSP Manager]] or [[SetupConfigurecom0com| com0com]]; these instructions assume that connected virtual ports ''m'' and ''m+1'' are created (e.g. ''15'' and ''16'')

  a. select CW Skimmer's '''Command''' menu and ensure that there is no ''check mark'' to the left of the '''Blind Mode''' entry

  a. select CW Skimmer's '''View''' menu's '''Settings''' item to display the '''Settings''' window

  a. on CW Skimmer's '''Settings''' window's '''CAT''' tab,

     i. select '''Use Radio 1'''

     i. click the '''Configure...''' button

     i. on the '''Omni-Rig Settings''' window's '''RIG 1''' tab

        * set the '''Rig type''' selector to ''TS-2000''

        * set the '''Port''' selector to ''m+1''

        * the '''Baud rate''' selector to ''57600'', the '''Data bits''' selector to ''8'', the '''Parity''' selector to ''None'', the '''Stop bits''' selector to ''1'', and the '''RTS''' and '''DTR''' selector to ''Low''

        * set the '''Poll int., ms''' and '''Timeout, ms''' selectors to ''100''

        * click the '''OK''' button to the '''Omni-Rig Settings''' window

     i. click the '''OK''' button to close the '''Settings''' window

  a. Open PowerSDR-IF's '''Setup''' menu, and select the '''PowerSDR Setup''' window's '''CAT Control''' tab

     i. check the '''Enable CAT''' box

     i. set the '''Port''' selector to ''m''

     i. set the '''Baud''' selector to ''57600'', the '''Parity''' selector to ''none'', the '''Data''' selector to ''8'', and the '''Stop''' selector to ''1''

     i. set the '''ID as''' selector to ''TS-2000''

     i. click the '''OK''' button to close the '''PowerSDR Setup''' window

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 * [[TransceiverControl|Getting Started with Transceiver Control]]
 * [[
TransceiverConnection|Connecting a Transceiver to a PC]]
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FrequencyControl|Changing Frequency]]
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 * [[
Memories|Using Memories]]
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FrequencyDependentDevices|Using Frequency-dependent devices]]
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[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/CommandSequences.htm|Using User-defined Command Sequences]]
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[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab] [[GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]

Enabling Commander to interoperate with the PowerSDR-IF Panadaptor and CW Skimmer

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This configuration provides simultaneous IF panadapter and CW Skimmer functionality using WU2X's PowerSDR-IF Stage panadapter. Configured in this way, CW Skimmer controls PowerSDR-IF, and PowerSDR-IF controls your Primary Transceiver via Commander.

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Commander/K3SkimmerPanadapter.jpg

  1. connect PowerSDR-IF's IF Setup port to Commander's Secondary CAT Serial Port

    1. establish a connected pair of virtual serial ports using VSP Manager or com0com; these instructions assume that connected virtual ports n and n+1 are created (e.g. 13 and 14)

    2. in the Secondary CAT Serial Port panel on Commander's Configuration window's Ports tab,

      1. set the CAT protocol selector to Kenwood

      2. select Follow & Lead Primary

      3. set the Port# to n

      4. set the Baud selector to 57600, the Word selector to 8, the Parity selector to None, and the Stop selector to 1

      5. check the Enable box

    3. Open PowerSDR-IF's Setup IF menu, and select the PowerSDR/IF Stage Setup window's Rig Connection tab

      1. set the Rig Type selector to Kenwood TS-950

      2. in the Rig Serial Connection panel,

        • set the Port selector to n+1

        • set the Baud selector to 57600, the Parity selector to none, the Data selector to 8, and the Stop selector to 1

      3. in the Rig Timing (ms) panel

        • set the Polling Interval to 250

        • set the Tuning Polling Interval to 250

        • set the Tuning CAT Interval to 250

      4. click the OK button to close the PowerSDR/IF Stage Setup window

  2. connect CW Skimmer's CAT interface to PowerSDR-IF's CAT Control port

    1. establish a connected pair of virtual serial ports using VSP Manager or com0com; these instructions assume that connected virtual ports m and m+1 are created (e.g. 15 and 16)

    2. select CW Skimmer's Command menu and ensure that there is no check mark to the left of the Blind Mode entry

    3. select CW Skimmer's View menu's Settings item to display the Settings window

    4. on CW Skimmer's Settings window's CAT tab,

      1. select Use Radio 1

      2. click the Configure... button

      3. on the Omni-Rig Settings window's RIG 1 tab

        • set the Rig type selector to TS-2000

        • set the Port selector to m+1

        • the Baud rate selector to 57600, the Data bits selector to 8, the Parity selector to None, the Stop bits selector to 1, and the RTS and DTR selector to Low

        • set the Poll int., ms and Timeout, ms selectors to 100

        • click the OK button to the Omni-Rig Settings window

      4. click the OK button to close the Settings window

    5. Open PowerSDR-IF's Setup menu, and select the PowerSDR Setup window's CAT Control tab

      1. check the Enable CAT box

      2. set the Port selector to m

      3. set the Baud selector to 57600, the Parity selector to none, the Data selector to 8, and the Stop selector to 1

      4. set the ID as selector to TS-2000

      5. click the OK button to close the PowerSDR Setup window

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