Locked Re: TS440s (Was Re: WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc1)

W1EL Eric



Do you have a Kenwood IF-232 in between the radio and your PC?


Best, Eric (W1EL)


From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of JP Tucson, AZ
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 14:34
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] TS440s (Was Re: WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc1)


That's ok; it isn't working either.


Keeps saying it's not an executable, etc.


Never mind; I guess I'll just give up on ever running DXpedition  stations, or having auto-band/freq connections.


I am about to delete the whole thing... 


If you guys don't want to support a very popular radio, by not providing a working driver... just say so.


I will repeat, the issue is that of wsjt-x!  Other folks have figured this out, and I am tired of circular arguments & trying to push it off to third parties that haven't  updated in over 2 years, & haven't mentioned the TS-440S in 9 years!


This is a hobby to relieve stress, not create it. 


... again, I am not a software guy, I don't have the tools, but I have provided the Kenwood IC-10 docs 3 times so that you guys can compare notes on what it (the 440S) requires vs. what you guys are or are not doing correctly. 




Please let me know when you guys provide support for the 440S... or if you never plan to... 





 - John - N7GHZ


On Tue, May 12, 2020, 11:15 AM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:



it is using a Hamlib test program to open a connection to your rig and to send a fundamental query command to get the current VFO frequency. It will do the same steps that a an initial connection from WSJT-X will do but it will print copious trace information that will help determine what is not working for you.




On 12/05/2020 13:46, JP Tucson, AZ wrote:

Hi Bill, 


Ok, what is that supposed to do?

What response am I looking for?




73 - John - N7GHZ


On Tue, May 12, 2020, 5:36 AM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:



please do the following and report back what is printed:


open a CMD prompt window. Make a note of your COM port number that is your CAT serial interface and type these commands (I have used COM, substitute your COM port):


cd \WSJT\wsjtx\bin

rigctl-wsjtx -m 2002 -r COM3 -s 4800 -Cserial_handshake=Hardware -vvvvv -Z f




On 12/05/2020 12:28, JP Tucson, AZ wrote:

Well Bill, 


I sent you the Kenwood IC-10 manual that contains the Kenwood TS-440S codes. 


If they can make a TS-440S driver for wsjt-x, that would be great!  Because the regular 440 selection as it is now does not work at all with the 440S.


Here, I'll send it again...

73 - John - N7GHZ


On Tue, May 12, 2020, 3:53 AM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:



you are very wrong about the activity on the Hamlib project, it is under active development and support is extremely responsive. We are happy to pass on Hamlib issues reported to the WSJT-X team or better still contribute in the form of patches. If you can replicate an issue using the Hamlib test utility rigctl or even the rigctld utility using the "Hamlib NET rigctl" driver included with WSJT-X, that would be an excellent starting point for tracking down rig model specific rig control issues.




On 12/05/2020 11:38, JP Tucson, AZ wrote:

Dave, I disagree as the Hamlib is used & distributed by the wsjt-x folks as part of the package.  


As for support on hamlib, nobody's home and 'they' haven't made an upgrade in years according to; well, just about everyone. It is semi-orphaned.


No, the problem is that in wsjt-x, there is NO selection at all for the TS-440S. Odd, since that radio is still widely used.



73 - John - N7GHZ


On Tue, May 12, 2020, 12:32 AM Dave_G0WBX via groups.io <g8kbvdave=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:


For the TS440s issue, you need to talk to the Hamlib people over on:-


You'll need to subscribe to the mailing list at:- 

To get that sorted out, it's not a WSJTx problem as such.


Dave G0WBX.




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