[time-nuts] GPIB Help?

Robert Atkinson robert8rpi at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Nov 14 02:32:00 EST 2011

Hi Chuck,
Check the archive for "CIL/MATE" Some of these counters used a non standard militarty ATE protocol. There may be an internal switch/link/jumper to change to GPIB.
Robert G8RPI.

From: Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R <caf at omen.com>
To: time-nuts <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Monday, 14 November 2011, 5:26
Subject: [time-nuts] GPIB Help?

I have been working on reading data from my Racal-Dana 1992 counter's GPIB.
I've set the address to 7 and turned on talk only.  According to the manual that
will start sending data from address 15.

I have installed gpib on an old computer running Fedora 16.  The GPIB board is a
ISA bus National Instruments GPIB board.  linux GPIB /etc/gpib.conf:

interface {
        minor = 0
        board_type = "pcIIa"
        pad = 0
        sad = 0
        timeout = T3s

        eos = 0x0a
        set-reos = yes
        set-bin = no

        base = 0x2e1
        irq  = 7
        dma  = 1

        master = yes

/* Now the device sections define the device characteristics for each device.
* These are only used if you want to open the device using ibfind() (instead
* of ibdev() )

device {
        minor = 0
        name = "counter"
        pad = 7
        sad = 0

Program to read and display the readings.

#define LL 132
char line[LL];

main(argc, argv)
        while (1) {
                Receive (0, 15, line, LL, 1);
                puts (line);

The program prints a blank line every few seconds.
No frequency readings.

What am I doing wrong??

-- Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R    caf at omen.com  www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
  Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
10255 NW Old Cornelius Pass Portland OR 97231  503-614-0430

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