[time-nuts] Lucent RFTFm-II-XO- Lady Heather question-having issues

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Sep 24 14:41:25 EDT 2016


Hi

In Windows, the icon on the desktop has a set of properties. One of those is the command that clicking the 
icon executes. Adding the appropriate com info there will get it headed to the correct port.

Bob


> On Sep 24, 2016, at 1:30 PM, Chris Waldrup <kd4pbj at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I downloaded the latest version 4.00 beta of lady Heather on my win XP laptop. 
> Installation creates two icons on my desktop. One says KE5FX TBolt (Seattle USA) and has the lady Heather icon and the other has the icon and simply says Lady Heather. 
> When I try and open the Lady Heather icon (not TBolt one) an error box pops up and says Can't open com port:\\.\COM1 and will not open the software. Opening the TBolt version icon instead will open the program. 
> 
> What did I do wrong?
> Also the RS422 adapter shows up as com6 and I see in the instructions to change a command line to /6 for com6 but I am not sure where to find the command line.
> 
> Thank you. 
> 
> Chris
> 
>> On Sep 14, 2016, at 00:05, Mark Sims <holrum at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Yes.  The device supports a SCPI command set.   The next version of Lady Heather supports it... well at least my modified Z3812A does.
>> 
>> You probably don't need an RS422 converter.   You can cobble an RS-232 connection into the RS-422 port.  This usually works, but some hardware serial ports have voltage threshold issues reading data from the device (the RS-422 signals don't swing as much as the RS-232 ones do).  All my USB-serial dongles work well, but I have had some issues with genuine hardware serial ports.
>> 
>> ------------
>> 
>>> If I build or buy a 422 to 232 converter can I expect to be able to view the unit's data output with something like Lady Heather or Tboltmon? Or at least see an output with Hyperterminal?
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