[time-nuts] Lucent RFTFm-II-XO- Lady Heather question-having issues
wa2lbi at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 15:57:04 EDT 2016
Your GPSDO has a Bps, stop bit, and parity setting. That has to match the
COM6 settings. If you know the default, or current, port setting for the
GPSDO then you need to go into Windows Device Manager and set COM6 to use
the same characteristics.
To check/set the COM6 port characteristics in Device Manager do the
1. Right click on the Start or Windows button, usually in the lower left
corner of the screen.
2. In the list of devices find "ports (COM & LPT)" and double click it.
3. Double click the COM6 entry.
4. Click on the "Port Settings" tab and you will see the COM6 parameters.
Set them to match the GPSDO and click "OK".
Try LH again and advise what you see.
On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 3:36 PM, Chris Waldrup <kd4pbj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fantastic thanks for the help guys!!
> I now have LH seeing com 6.
> Is it possible to check/change the baud rate of LH? When I connect up the
> Lucent box it says "No COM6 serial port data seen".
> I exited LH and opened Hyper terminal and with 9600 baud and COM6 I am
> getting a data stream that stops when I unplug the 422 cable from the
> Lucent box so it looks like the GPSDO is talking to the laptop.
> I'm hoping it's just LH is set to another speed.
> I pressed spacebar for help but didn't see it as an option.
> I also appreciate the information about the first LH icon that comes up
> with TBolt, Seattle. I was curious how on first opening up the program it
> was seeing satellites and plotting signal strength before I had even
> connected the GPSDO. Now I know.
> Monteagle TN
> > On Sep 24, 2016, at 13:55, Ken Winterling <wa2lbi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Chris,
> > Right click on the Lady Heather icon (not the KE5FX one). At the bottom
> > the list, click on "Properties". You will see a number of tabs. Click
> > the "Shortcut" tab. In the "Target" text box you should see
> > "C:\Heather\heather.exe" if you installed LH on the C: drive. If that is
> > the case just add " /6" for COM6, that is a space folowed by /6, to the
> > of the line. It should oook ike this: C:\Heather\heather.exe /6. Click
> > 'OK". Now when you click on the LH icon it will use COM6.
> > I have assumed that your GPSDO and the COM port have the same baud, stop
> > bits(s), and parity.
> > Ken
> > WA2LBI
> >> On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Chris Waldrup <kd4pbj at gmail.com>
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> Or at least see an output with Hyperterminal?
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