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Several default parameters can be set up in the Win-Test initialization file WT.INI which is an ASCII file located in the Win-Test directory. Changes in this file are necessary only in a specific situation and require a considerable amount of know-how, like using an ASCII editor. Note, that you can change the WT.INI file only when Win-Test is not alive. If you edit the file, while Win-Test runs, you will probably find all of your changes gone once you finish the program.
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Several default parameters can be set up in the Win-Test initialization file WT.INI which is an ASCII file located as follows:
  
== Generic ICOM radio ==
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For Win-Test version 4:
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* Windows XP: '''C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Win-Test\cfg\wt.ini'''
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* Windows Vista: '''C:\ProgramData\Win-Test\cfg\wt.ini'''
  
ICOM radio types are identified by a specific address for each model. So for example, the popular IC-735 has the address 04h (h stands for hex), while the IC-756pro II has 72h and the IC-729 has 3Ah. This address can be changed in the radio, which makes sense, for example, when you run two identical radios and wish to control them from Win-Test. Then you have no other choice but give the second radio a different address.
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For Win-Test version 3:
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* '''C:\Program Files\Win-Test\wt.ini'''
  
Win-Test allows you to specify two different ICOM radios in the [Interfaces] section of WT.INI, where <n> is the hex address of the radio:
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Changes in this file are necessary only in a specific situation and require a considerable amount of know-how, like using an ASCII editor. Note, that you can change the WT.INI file only when Win-Test is not alive. If you edit the file, while Win-Test runs, you will probably find all of your changes gone once you finish the program.
  
    IcomGenericRadio1=<n>h
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== Generic ICOM radio ==
    IcomGenericRadio2=<n>h
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For example, the setting IcomGenericRadio2=48h  will use address 48h for Radio 2.  
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ICOM radio types are identified by a specific address for each model.  A list of such addresses may be found [http://www.docksideradio.com/Icom%20Radio%20Hex%20Addresses.htm here].  So for example, the popular IC-735 has the address 04h (h stands for hex), while the IC-756pro II has 72h and the IC-729 has 3Ah. This address can be changed in the radio, which makes sense, for example, when you run two identical radios and wish to control them from Win-Test. Then you have no other choice but give the second radio a different address.
  
In the interfaces setup section of Win-Test, select '''<tt>IC-Generic</tt>''' as your radio instead of a specific ICOM radio.
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To be able to use a different address, in the interfaces setup section of Win-Test, select '''<tt>IC-Generic</tt>''' as your radio instead of a specific ICOM radio model.
  
== DTR always on ==
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Doing this, in the [Interfaces] section of WT.INI, there will be the possibility to specify the right address:
  
This setting allows you to keep the DTR line always on, no matter what data are being
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    [Interfaces]
sent via the RXD and TXD lines. That key must be entered manually in the [Interfaces]
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    ....
section. x is the port number, so 1 stands for COM1 and 2 for COM2.
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    IcomGenericRadio1=<n>h
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    IcomGenericRadio2=<n>h
  
    COMxDTR=always_on
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where <n> is the hex address of the radio.
  
'''Note''': This setting can now be easily modified within Win-Test, in the [[Menu:Options#Serial_Ports|serial port parameters setup dialog]].
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For example, the setting IcomGenericRadio2=48h  will use address 48h for Radio 2.
  
 
== See Also ==  
 
== See Also ==  
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=== In the manual ===
 
=== In the manual ===
 
* [http://www.k1ea.com/hints/radio.htm Some ICOM addresses given on K1EA's Web Site]
 
* [http://www.k1ea.com/hints/radio.htm Some ICOM addresses given on K1EA's Web Site]
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* [http://www.docksideradio.com/Icom%20Radio%20Hex%20Addresses.htm More ICOM addresses from www.DockSideRadio.com]
 
* Loading a different [[Other_Files|WT.INI]] file at startup
 
* Loading a different [[Other_Files|WT.INI]] file at startup

Latest revision as of 10:21, 20 October 2009

Several default parameters can be set up in the Win-Test initialization file WT.INI which is an ASCII file located as follows:

For Win-Test version 4:

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Win-Test\cfg\wt.ini
  • Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Win-Test\cfg\wt.ini

For Win-Test version 3:

  • C:\Program Files\Win-Test\wt.ini

Changes in this file are necessary only in a specific situation and require a considerable amount of know-how, like using an ASCII editor. Note, that you can change the WT.INI file only when Win-Test is not alive. If you edit the file, while Win-Test runs, you will probably find all of your changes gone once you finish the program.

Generic ICOM radio

ICOM radio types are identified by a specific address for each model. A list of such addresses may be found here. So for example, the popular IC-735 has the address 04h (h stands for hex), while the IC-756pro II has 72h and the IC-729 has 3Ah. This address can be changed in the radio, which makes sense, for example, when you run two identical radios and wish to control them from Win-Test. Then you have no other choice but give the second radio a different address.

To be able to use a different address, in the interfaces setup section of Win-Test, select IC-Generic as your radio instead of a specific ICOM radio model.

Doing this, in the [Interfaces] section of WT.INI, there will be the possibility to specify the right address:

   [Interfaces]
   ....
   IcomGenericRadio1=<n>h
   IcomGenericRadio2=<n>h

where <n> is the hex address of the radio.

For example, the setting IcomGenericRadio2=48h will use address 48h for Radio 2.

See Also

In the manual