X-108 Info Best rig control programs for X108G?

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    Please note the green animal above comes from me typing An dr oi d - I am working with the program developer to test his smart phone or tablet program with the X108G. At the moment this is still in Beta - watch this space...
     
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    For those looking to control your X108G from your anDroid-smartphone, version 3.0 of PocketRxTx from Dan Toma YO3GGX is due to be released to Google Play by the start of February (2019). This latest version has been revised and extended and allows control of the XIEGU X-1098G either via an OTG USB cable or over the network (LAN or WAN). When connecting of a WAN (e.g. the Internet) changes are needed to your local router however both CAT controlls and Audio is transferred to and from the PC (Windows, Linux or MAC) which is then connected via USB and an audio interface to the rig. A free Java server program jAReC is provided to run on the PC.

    The PocketRxTx program comes as a free version with adverts and a few small restrictions which you can upgrade to the Pro version for just a few Euros/dollars.

    I have been helping Dan test the new version and am happy to say it works well with the XIEGU. I use it while out on SOTA summits so that I have a large frequency display rather than the built-in OLED display which becomes unreadable at any level of sunlight.

    73 Ed.
     
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    Ham Radio deluxe and Log4OM, is the best selection my opinion

    73! Gyula
     
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    Yes im having the same problem. have been told that you need a seperate usb cable plugged into the back of the rig and into the pc. The problem im having is to get a usb driver to install. keep getting a usb installation error message.
     
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    Can you post the error message that you get please and the name and version of the Windows drivers you are trying to install.

    73 Ed.
     
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    Ed, do you know if this will profile will work for the new Xiegu G90?
     
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    Sorry I can't say as I haven't got any data for the G90. In another thread on this Forum, apparently someone already has a G90 (I think it was one of the threads talking about replacing a faulty OLED display) - in any case I asked if the documentation says anything about what CiV command set the G90 uses - whether it is a cut-down version of the IC7000 as the X108G is - so far I have not received an answer.

    Do you already have the new XIEGU G90? If so what does it say in the documentation about CAT commands. I would hope we could build the necessary profile (radio file) for the G90 once we know what command set it uses. The next release of PocketRxTx (V4) has a rather nice configuration management program where commands can actually be tested with the rig attached and then included in the configuration file.

    73 Ed.
     
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    They're sold out, but I have one on order from the next batch. Should be sent in a couple of weeks. I gather from discussions on the Facebook page that either the 7000 or the 718 profile work (with preference for the 7000). The manual here merely says "The G90 uses the standard CIV instruction set. You can use the standard instructions of this instruction set to remotely control the transceiver. It can also be used to configure the control instructions of other software to control the G90." I do have PTxRx+ but have only used it with WebSDR until now. Great little tool. I'll look out for the update

    73 de Tim 4X1ST/G8RGQ
     
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    Hi Tim,
    In that case download the free version of the PocketRxTx App to your Android phone and sort out the cable you need. It looks like the connector on the back of the G90 is a standard Micro-USB socket. Your smart phone will be either a Micro-USB or the new USB-C socket. In either case, you need an On-The-Go (OTG) cable or adapter to plug into the phone to make it the host as the rig will always be the client side of a connection. Usually the OTC adapters go to a full-sized "USB-A" socket so once you have that from you phone a standard USB-A to Micro-USB cable (as used to charge most Smart Phones) will be all you need. If you find you are getting EMI down the cable into the rig, I have found a board that helps with that but it uses a different connector - a mini-USB one!

    Select XIEGU X108G when the PocketRxTx install process gets that far as I expect it will work, but perhaps a fuction might not work or more likley there are more functions in the G90 that I haven't put in the X108G file as they don't work with the X108G.

    When you get that far, drop me a direct email (my email address is correct on qrz.com) and I can probably create you a custom file for the G90 that you can use.

    73 Ed DD5LP / G8GLM / VK2JI.
     
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    Hi Tim,
    I've had a G90 Configuration added to the central repository, so when you get your G90 and want to try PocketRxTx with it - simply select XIEGU and then G90 the first time you start the App.

    73 Ed.
     

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