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

Ken Winterling wa2lbi at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 14:55:04 EDT 2016


Chris,

Right click on the Lady Heather icon (not the KE5FX one).  At the bottom of
the list, click on "Properties".  You will see a number of tabs.  Click on
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 end
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> 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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