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

Chris Waldrup kd4pbj at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 15:36:41 EDT 2016


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. 

Chris
KD4PBJ
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 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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