Rotator Support

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Rotator Support

Post by na1dx » 23 Apr 2014, 12:53

Any plans to integrate with basic DCU-1 Rotator Software that is cost $ ?

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Re: Rotator Support

Post by IW3HMH » 23 Apr 2014, 13:12

Hi,
following all rotator protocols will be an hard task at this stage of development.
This is one of the reasons we prefere interfacing third party softwares for doing that work.
They're well mantained and evolved through the years, following new rotators appearing on the market, that is something i cannot do without stopping everything else.

We actually supports PSTRotator as rotor software, but if there are other (free or paid), known "generic" rotator software we can include them in the support

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Re: Rotator Support

Post by iw7dmh » 08 Sep 2014, 12:05

Hello Daniel,

I take back this thread to ask you if Log4OM can expose a software interface to read Long and Short Path Informations.
In this way, one could implement a small client that reads the beam information from Log4Om and set of the rotor as a result.

Thank you very much
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Re: Rotator Support

Post by G4POP » 08 Sep 2014, 12:19

Why can't you use PSTRotator which is already integrated with Log4om?
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Re: Rotator Support

Post by iw7dmh » 08 Sep 2014, 16:26

I was thinking to free and (maybe) open source software.
I am using a Prosistel "D" Rotator and N1MM Rotator control so, at the moment, I have to manually set my beam each time.

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Re: Rotator Support

Post by IW3HMH » 08 Sep 2014, 17:00

Yes, i can provide that on a webservice (WCF) or a TCP stack.
Preferences?
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Re: Rotator Support

Post by G4POP » 08 Sep 2014, 17:26

iw7dmh wrote:I was thinking to free and (maybe) open source software.
I am using a Prosistel "D" Rotator and N1MM Rotator control so, at the moment, I have to manually set my beam each time.
Prositel D is supported by PSTrotator so why not use that instead of making us re-write code?
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Re: Rotator Support

Post by iw7dmh » 08 Sep 2014, 19:18

IW3HMH wrote:Yes, i can provide that on a webservice (WCF) or a TCP stack.
Preferences?
I would prefer WCF I (suppose) can write a standard WS client also using other languages.
Using TCP (I suppose) you need to define a protocol (even if it is very simple); instead, using WCF I (suppose) only need and endpoint and two or more field names.

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Re: Rotator Support

Post by iw7dmh » 08 Sep 2014, 19:39

G4POP wrote:
iw7dmh wrote:I was thinking to free and (maybe) open source software.
I am using a Prosistel "D" Rotator and N1MM Rotator control so, at the moment, I have to manually set my beam each time.
Prositel D is supported by PSTrotator so why not use that instead of making us re-write code?
Yes, I know, but I am not asking you to write a great piece of code. It is the opposite: let other software be the client of Log4Om application. You should only give access to some informations "owned by Log4Om".
I imagine in a near future a specific client for each type of rotator.
No need to define particular software interfaces nor contracting with other software developers.

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Re: Rotator Support

Post by IW3HMH » 08 Sep 2014, 20:27

I agree with you enzo and I like the idea of a group of child highly specialized apps.
Anyway we already have a web service with wcf in Log4OM that already expose some methods to read log and update records using qso class defined in the wcf itself. You can start it from the last menu in settings... another unknown feature :-)
No one except hrdlabel use that in my knowledge, so I don't have developed this part so much.

I can provide informations about current qso in input, directions for beam and info about current status of the rig.
Let me have some time to work on.
There is a technical section in this forum where I provided some informations about those integrations. Start here.

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