Setting up User-defined Control Sets
If you have Commander configured to control more than one primary transceiver, you can setup a User-defined Control Set for each primary transceiver so that when a transceiver is selected, Commander will
- send an initial radio (CAT) command to the transceiver
- execute an initial Command Sequence
place a specified set of User-defined Controls (sequences and sliders) onto the Main window's User-defined Controls panel
To configure any of the above capabilities for a primary transceiver, begin by clicking that transceiver's Edit button in the User-defined Control Sets panel on the Configuration window's Multi Radio tab; this will display Commander's User-defined Control Set Configuration window.
Specifying an Initial Radio Command
You can specify an initial radio command by typing it into the Initial Command box using either hexadecimal or ascii format:
a hexadecimal radio command is specified by an even number of hexadecimal characters, e.g. FEFE26EO0700FD
an ASCII radio command is specified by a sequence of ASCII characters preceded by a single apostrophe, e.g. 'AN1;
Either format can include Substitution Strings; for example, the command FEFE<CIV>E00603FD will set an Icom transceiver's mode to CW.
If the Initial Command box is empty, no initial radio command will be sent when the transceiver is selected.
Specifying an Initial Command Sequence
To specify a Command Sequence to be run when the transceiver is selected,
click the Initial Command Sequence panel's Select button
- use the file selection window that appears to choose the file containing the desired Command Sequence
check the enabled box
If an Initial Command and an Initial Command Sequence are both specified, the Initial Command Sequence will be activated after the Initial Command is sent to the transceiver.
Specifying a set of User-defined Controls
The User-defined Sequences and Sliders to be placed onto the Main window's User-defined Controls panel when the radio is selected must each have been saved to a file. If you downloaded these controls but didn't retain the downloaded files, or if you created these controls but haven't yet saved them to files, then
create Sequences and Sliders folders in your Commander folder (if such folders do not already exist)
on Commander's Main window,
- select the radio to which these User-defined Controls apply
right-click each User-defined Sequence button; in the displayed User-defined Command Sequence window, click the Save button and specify an appropriately named file in the Sequences folder
double-click the caption beneath each User-defined Slider; in the displayed User Slider Configuration window, click the Save button and specify an appropriately named file in the Sliders folder
To specify a set of User-defined Controls,
In the User-defined Control Set Configuration window's User-defined Controls panel, click the Select button to the right of the Sequence 1 pathname box; use the file selection window that appears to choose the file whose contents specify the User-defined Sequence to be activated by the left-most user-defined sequence button when this radio is selected.
- repeat step 1 for each of the other User-defined Sequences files that you've prepared (or downloaded) for use with this radio
In the User-defined Control Set Configuration window's User-defined Controls panel, click the Select button to the right of the Slider 1 pathname box; use the file selection window that appears to choose the file whose contents specify User-defined Slider to be activated by the left-most user-defined slider when this radio is selected.
- repeat step 3 for each of the other User-defined Slider files that you've prepared (or downloaded) for use with this radio
- after all User-defined Controls have been specified, save the Control Set you've just defined into a file:
click the Save button in the upper-right corner of the User-defined Control Set Configuration window
specify the name and location of the file into which the Control Set should be saved; creating a folder named Control Sets and save each radio's control set file in this folder with the radio's name -- e.g. FT2000.txt or IC746.txt -- is recommended.