While evaluating Wizkers:Radio some more, this time using my Elecraft XG3 sig’ gen (somewhat simpler than a KX3!) and also on a PC where I don’t have to fight to see all the “viewer” screen, I’ve found what may be a bug.
XG3 firmware is rev 01.16 Serial Comms are at 9600bd, the PC is running Mint 17.2 32 bit, and Chromium says this about itself:-
Version 49.0.2623.108 Built on Ubuntu 14.04, running on LinuxMint 17.2
Overall it works as advertised, you can control it just fine. And I have to say, it’s “Beacon Management” is wonderful! Nice job sir.
But, after its sent a beacon in CW, though control still works, the display on the PC is not updated, if for example you change band or signal level. (Using the program controls, or the XG3 hardware buttons.)
The lights on the Elecraft USB<>serial cable are still blinking, so something is going on.
Also, changing the frequency in the “Direct” control tool, works (monitoring the thing on a nearby rig) as does turning the output on/off, but even that displayed frequency is not updated when you change frequency by clicking on the “yellow band” buttons.
The red buttons ±, Level & On/Off buttons don’t do anything either, I’m guessing they should, as the mouse cursor turns to the “Hand & Finger” when you move to them. Interestingly, the serial interface lights don’t blink when you click them, where as if you click on one of the yellow status “button/lamps” they flicker almost immediately, and the state of the XG3 does change.
I also get a “Port Error” popup at odd times,
Often when clicking on the main blue “Send Beacon” button. But the overall the control of the XG3 carries on.
Sometimes too, the beacon text field is cleared for some reason. I have to disconnect and reconnect the XG3 to get that back.
Is there any port traffic logging facility I could use, to capture some data for you?
Despite these issues, I’m liking what Wizkers can do now, and the potential of what it could be made to do in the future.
All the best Ed.
PS: I’ve not tried the sweep facility, yet…