I need help setting up CQRLOG to connect to my Icom 706 MKIIG. I am very new to Linux so be patient with me. It took me about a month and a half just to get the program installed and working. I installed it through Package Manager initially, but I had broken packages that defied being fixed because it was an older version, and the missing files seem to not be available anywhere. Any help I found on line to attempt to rectify that was either incomplete or wrong. No amount of updating helped. Eventually I deleted the old version and figured out how to install the latest stable version. I no longer have broken packages and the program seems to be working. So far so good.
However, I am having a terrible time attempting to get the software to communicate with my radio. I am running Linux Mint 17.3; CQRLOG ver. 2.0.4 (001).
In ‘Preferences’ setup on the TRX control tab I set up the following:
Path to rigctld binary: /usr/bin/rigctld (I think this was a default. I don’t recall setting it)
Host: localhost (also default)
RIG model: 311 Icom IC-706MkIIG
Device: (this is probably part of my problem. Have tried numerous things, but right now it is set to /dev/tty/USB2)
-When I run lsusb in terminal I get this response for this device:
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Poll rate: 500
Port number: 4532
Extra command line arguments: --civaddr=$58 (right or wrong I chose this based on some online help)
-the radio’s CI-V address is set to 58H
Run rigctld when program starts: box checked
Radio serial parameters:
(the following are set identical to my setup in Windows in N1MM logger, which took about 5 minutes to download, install and set up for radio interface! And it works! These settings also are the same as for Ham Radio Deluxe, which is what I have been using all along.)
Serial speed: 19200 (this is the setting in the radio)
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
I also tried setting all those parameters to ‘default’ based on online suggestion, but that didn’t work either.
I also have installed libhamlibs-utils, ver 188.8.131.52-1ubuntu4; Fldigi, ver 3.21.80-1 which I also cannot get to communicate with the radio.
I have also made sure I am a member of the appropriate dialout group, though I don’t remember how I did that now.
I have watched the videos and read the forums for this radio, all to no avail.
Any help with all of this would be greatly appreciated. The program looks good and I would love to get it working. But I am very frustrated with Linux right now and if I can’t get this program working with my radio I will have to revert to my Windows machine for logging, which I really don’t want to do!