[pskmail] Re: Aw: Re: Problem with 2.0.11

  • From: Ian Bennett <ibennett@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 17:32:01 +1000

Forgot to mention, I am using Hamlib loaded from the 12.04 repository.


On 11/05/12 17:30, Ian Bennett wrote:
I can change the freq of my 706MkIIG but when I issue the command:

rigctl -m 311 -s 4800 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 T 1

I get:

set_ptt: error = Feature not available

I will have to investigate this later as I have a pressing engagement.


On 11/05/12 01:47, Rein Couperus wrote:
I have uploaded a test version for Linux, called pskmail-2.0.13.
There is a problem with the RXTX libraries in ubuntu 12.04, and I have
hard coded
the list of ports. When you choose a port it will now be remembered in
the config.

jPSKmail uses the rigctl program of hamlib to control both frequency and
PTT of the rig.

To test the rigctl facility you can do e.g.:
rigctl -m 311 -s 4800 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 F 10147000 to set the frequency, or
rigctl -m 311 -s 4800 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 T 1 to set PTT on (or 0 to switch
it off).

As soon as you can get hamlib to control the rig, jpskmail will do it as
as it is using the rigctl program.

I could not test it myself, as I have no rig with a working CAT at the

Rein PA0R

OK Ian,

that is info I can do something with...
I have a rigexpert lying around somewhere, I will take a look at it.
This is what a beta is for.... if you had not reported I would not have
known there is
a problem :-)
I will find a solution....

Rein PA0R

Hi Rein,
Thanks for the reply.
I did try PTT via rigcat but the problem is PSKMail seems to select the
highest ttyUSB port to control the radio.
The RigExpert appears to the OS as two ttyUSB ports; the lower one
being for rig control and the higher one for PTT.
Even though I can select the lower ttyUSB port for rig control, it
continues to default to the higher ttyUSB port.


On 10/05/12 20:59, Rein Couperus wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> jpskmail-2.x is using hamlib to control the rig.
> To get the list of numbers, just do a 'rigctl -l', which will tell you:
> 309 Icom IC-706 0.7.1 Untested
> 310 Icom IC-706MkII 0.7.1 Untested
> 311 Icom IC-706MkIIG 0.7.2 Stable
> So in your case you should use nr. 311.
> Once you have the frequency control going, you can also use the soft
> function, which of course uses the same port. It also uses rigctl to
> the PTT.
> You don't need hardware PTT. VOX is working on the IC706
> (tested @ PA0GDZ last tuesday).
> Hope this helps,
> Rein PA0R
> Evening all,
> PSKMail is not allowing me to select my rig properly and control
> properly. The rig selection drop down box is not wide enough for me to
> read the entire model number.
> I have an ICOM IC-706MkIIG and because the selection box isn't big
> enough, I see 310 - IC706MkII and 311 - IC706MkII.
> I assume the 311 selection is for the MkIIG??
> Also, I'm using a RigExpert tiny interface to control my rig. The rig
> control interface appears as /dev/ttyUSB0 and the PTT port appears as
> /dev/ttyUSB1.
> I select /dev/ttyUSB0 for the "port" and /dev/ttyUSB1 for the "PTT
> port" and then "OK", there is no activity on the RigExpert. When I go
> back into the config, both the port and PTT port settings have reverted
> to /dev/ttyUSB1. Nothing I do will keep the port on /dev/ttyUSB0.
> This setup works perfectly when using FLDigi as the modem/rig control
> with older versions of PSKmail.
> Guidance appreciated.
> Ian

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