[time-nuts] FE-5680A control programs

Ziggy9 ziggy9 at pumpkinbrook.com
Fri May 24 08:06:02 EDT 2013

A few months ago Fabio Eboli posted some Python functions that might be useful. I haven't used or tested them myself, but they might be of interest. Still up on pastebin at


I don't know if Fabio has done any further work on this but perhaps he'll chime in here.


On May 24, 2013, at 0:22, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:

> You have been collecting programs?  I did not know there were any to
> collect.  Do you have a list?   I don't have much use for a .exe file but
> is your are source codes available that would be great.
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 4:44 PM, EB4APL <eb4apl at cembreros.jazztel.es> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Since I bought my FE-5680A (10 MHz, 1 PPS variety), I have been collecting
>> control programs for it and keeping then in reserve.  Now that I'm going to
>> box it with a distribution amp I tried some of them, first of all to adjust
>> the frequency against the GPS.  I used Bob Campbel's VK4XV
>> "Fe5680Calibrator.exe" with good results.  I have other programs which
>> interrogates the device and shows the hex dumps, but I would like to know
>> if there is a windows program that allows to send other that the offset
>> related commands to the device and get the responses not in hex but
>> translated to plain language. In fact I don't know if there are
>> housekeeping commands for reading thinks like the lock status or the lamp
>> voltage like the analog outputs of the  FRS-C and others.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Ignacio EB4APL
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