Right now I'm using a rig unsupported for frequency control (Icom M802). But I have programmed all the 20m freqs in the rig so I will just manually switch as needed. But I get a big warning popup every time I do anything it seems, which makes operation tedious. Can we have an option somewhere that will disable the warning?
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Good News: I made the program stop sending that popup by just setting CAT to the IC-M710. The program does not control IC-M8802, but thinks it is doing so, so the popup does not appear even if for some reason I clicked on the channel slider.
Now how to remotely control frequency of rigs not listed in VarAC CAT, Omnirig or FLrig.
I found that rigctl.exe, part of the Hamlib download, makes it easy to control a larger list of radios, and that includes my IC-M802. But rigctl is not supported by VarAC software either.
So I found a way to remotely control unsupported rigs when using VarAC. Download Hamlib. Add the folder containing rigctl to PATH in Windows. Look up your rig in a table provided in Hamlib by typing rigctl -l on command line. Read the file rigctl.1.html.
I created batch files on Desktop, one per VarAC channel in 20m. For example CH3.bat contains the one line:
rigctl -r COM5 -m 30002 F 14102750 where the 30002 is the Hamlib code for the IC-M802 and its remote connector is ported to COM5. The F xxx.... changes both RX and TX frequencies.
While this is not true remote control by VarAC, at least it should be sufficient to let me quickly select any of the channel frequencies following the prompt by VarAC.
Next version introduces a new INI parameter to override this popup.
You can fine more information about this here.
I already have a general idea of how to support CAT of M802 rigs but it will require more time to develop. I hope to get to it someday soon.
So if you have no CAT control then that slider will have zero effect, what is the purpose of you moving it??
Can you give us a clue as to what the warning is? A screenshot would be tremendously helpful as otherwise we are in the dark as to what you are referring to.