[time-nuts] FE-5680A control programs
eb4apl at cembreros.jazztel.es
Tue May 28 20:19:28 EDT 2013
Thank you to all who responded.
I was playing with the idea that apart from the offset setting,
retrieving and storing it in the EEPROM, probably there were
undocumented commands for other functions like knowing the status and
health of the unit, like on other Rubidiums or the analog outputs in the
FRS series. Some programs that I had downloaded and stored waiting
until I had time to put the FE-5680A into use were in fact for the
programmable variety, like "Ruby4.exe".
I was looking for something as the program "fe5680_info_win32.exe" from
Newell N5TNL mentioned in this list on Jan 25 2012, that dumps a lot of
info from the unit but with the commands and responses translated to
plain language. In fact I´m not sure if this program applies to my
FE-5680A or it is intended for the programmable output ones.
For setting the calibration offset I use "Fe5680Calibrator.exe" which is
on this line but it do not send other commands.
And I don't have any source others than the Fabio Eboli's Python scripts
On 24/05/2013 21:02, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> I added a command to display or change the frequency offset to my
> ZCOMM program.
> To use it:
> port 1
> fe [new offset]
> On 05/24/2013 05:06 AM, Ziggy9 wrote:
>> 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>
>>> 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:
>>>> Since I bought my FE-5680A (10 MHz, 1 PPS variety), I have been
>>>> 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
>>>> 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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