Do I really need OmniRig. I am currently using WinLink, JS8 Call, FLDIGI. They all control the IC 7100 fine. This includes VARA in WinLink. I am reluctant to download OmniRig because it might screw up what is all ready working. I would think VarAC should work properly without having to use OmniRig. Sorry for my ignorance. W4OSS
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Reading the 7300 manual (full edition) gives all the commands the rig is capable of doing. Pick the things you want to do and add them to the .xml file (DATA version of course) someplace. There is an 'Initialize' section, but I don't see an 'exit' section.
Omnirig does “screw up” my settings. It appears to change the CI-V Transceive to off. (This messes up my antenna switch that needs CI-V signal)
So, not a fan of Omnirig at this point.
Can anyone share (hopefully add to the program) codes fro IC-7300?
If you do not need Freq control then VarAC can support CAT PTT natively. If you want to be able to use Freq control then OmniRig is needed. I see no case when OmniRig has messed anything up.
VarAC currently support omnirig. It will support additional means soon. Installing omnirig however does not messes up anything in your existing com port configurations. It will use the com port just like any other program that you configure to use the port. It does not matter if VarAC talk directly to the port or through Omnirig.