Getting Started with SKY-SDR Transceiver Control

  1. before connecting your SKY-SDR transceiver to one of your PC's USB ports use the Windows Control Panel to open the Device Manager, and use the Device Manager to determine which COM ports are already present

  2. connect your SKY-SDR transceiver to one of your PC's USB ports using a standard USB A-B cable
  3. direct the Device Manager to refresh its display of COM ports, and identify the new COM port created when you connected to your SKY-SDR to your PC

  4. configure Windows to not automatically power down the new COM port

  5. run Commander, and click the Config button on its Main window to open its Configuration window

  6. in Commander's Configuration window, select the General tab and then set the Radio panel's Model selector to Kenwood; note that your SKY-SDR emulates a Kenwood TS-2000, so that is what will appear in the title bar of Commander's Main window

  7. in Commander's Configuration window select the Ports tab; in the Primary CAT Serial Port panel,

    1. set the Port# selector to the COM port identified in step 3 above

    2. select the baud rate to 9600, parity to N, word length to 8, and stop bits to 1.

    3. set the RTS selector to TX, and the DTR selector to Off

  8. on the Configuration window's General tab,
    1. check the Continuous Frequency and Mode Interrogation box

    2. set the Continuous Frequency and Mode Interrogation interval to 200 ms; after everything is working correctly, try reducing the Command interval to 100 ms, and then to 50 ms)

  9. On Commander's Main window
    1. the VFO panel should reflect changes you make to your radio's frequency via its front panel

    2. the Mode panel should reflect changes you make to your radio's mode via its front panel

    3. Modifying the VFO panel's frequency display contents and striking the Enter key will radio's primary VFO to the specified frequency; see Changing Frequency for information about the other ways you can change transceiver frequency from the VFO panel

    4. Clicking the Mode panel's buttons should change your transceiver's mode; see Changing Mode for additional information

    5. Clicking the Bandspread button will display a Bandspread window; see Bandspread Window for additional information.

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