[pskmail] Re: sg-2000 control in pskmail?

  • From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 08:53:32 +0200 (CEST)

Hi Brett,

nice to have you on board.... the sg2000 looks like a pretty sturdy piece of 

The pskmail server uses hamlib to control the rig. So controlling the sg2000 
involve writing a hamlib driver for it, or use one of the built-in protocols if 
one is 
compatible. The sg2000 has a memory scan facility, so writing a driver to do 
mem scan 
would not be a big job, provided the protocol is public.

With regard to the power used on the servers, most of them use 25 or 50 Watts.
Some of the modes used (especially the THOR and MFSK modes) use full power, 
so max. power used should be 50% of Max...


Rein PA0R

>I just picked up an sg-2000 on ebay.  It is a 1.6-30 Mhz marine radio.  
>I had to do some minor repair, but to say I got an ebay bargin is an 
>The rig has a serial port and it can have all functions controlled via the
>serial port.  I have the source code for the MS-DOS program that can control 
> What will it take to get this radio's command and control structure into 
> pskmail so
>it can scan frequencies?
>Now that I have a rig for base use, an antenna, and a couple of linux boxes 
>can run pskmail I am just about ready to get a test setup running in NYC.  
>The radio is supposed to be a 150 watt radio, but I think for pskmail service I
>should probably run it at about 50 watts.  How far do you guys cut the power on
>your radios when running pskmail?
>-Brett wa3yre

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