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NAME

       rigsmtr - measure S-Meter vs azimuth using Hamlib

SYNOPSIS

       rigsmtr [-hvV] [-m id] [-r device] [-s baud] [-c id] [-C parm=val] [-M id] [-R device]
               [-S baud] [-N parm=val] [time_step]

DESCRIPTION

       rigsmtr uses Hamlib to control a radio to measure S-Meter value versus antenna azimuth.

       It rotates the antenna  from  minimum  azimuth  to  maximum  azimuth.   Every  second,  or
       time_step  if  specified  in seconds, it retrieves the signal strength. Azimuth in degrees
       and the corresponding S-Meter level in dB relative to S9 are then printed on stdout.

       To work correctly, rigsmtr needs a radio that could measure S-Meter and a  Hamlib  backend
       that is able to retrieve it, connected to a Hamlib supported rotator.

       Keep  in  mind  that Hamlib is BETA level software.  While a lot of backend libraries lack
       complete radio support, the basic functions are usually well supported.

       Please report bugs and provide feedback at the e-mail address given in  the  BUGS  section
       below.  Patches and code enhancements sent to the same address are welcome.

OPTIONS

       This  program  follows  the  usual  GNU  command  line syntax.  Short options that take an
       argument may have the value follow immediately or be separated by a space.   Long  options
       starting with two dashes (‘-’) require an ‘=’ between the option and any argument.

       Here is a summary of the supported options.

       -m, --model=id
              Select radio model number.

              See model list (use “rigctl -l”).

       -r, --rig-file=device
              Use device as the file name of the port connected to the radio.

              Often  a  serial port, but could be a USB to serial adapter.  Typically /dev/ttyS0,
              /dev/ttyS1, /dev/ttyUSB0, etc. on Linux, COM1, COM2, etc. on MS Windows.   The  BSD
              flavors and Mac OS/X have their own designations.  See your system's documentation.

       -s, --serial-speed=baud
              Set radio serial speed to baud rate.

              Uses maximum serial speed from radio backend capabilities as the default.

       -c, --civaddr=id
              Use id as the CI-V address to communicate with the radio.

              Only useful for Icom and some Ten-Tec radios.

              Note:  The  id  is  in decimal notation, unless prefixed by 0x, in which case it is
              hexadecimal.

       -C, --set-conf=parm=val[,parm=val]
              Set radio configuration parameter(s),  e.g.  stop_bits=2.

              Use the -L option of rigctl for a list of  configuration  parameters  for  a  given
              model number.

       -M, --rot-model=id
              Select rotator model number.

              See model list (use “rotctl -l”).

       -R, --rot-file=device
              Use device as the file name of the port connected to the rotator.

              Often  a  serial port, but could be a USB to serial adapter.  Typically /dev/ttyS0,
              /dev/ttyS1, /dev/ttyUSB0, etc. on Linux, COM1, COM2, etc. on MS Windows.   The  BSD
              flavors and Mac OS/X have their own designations.  See your system's documentation.

       -S, --rot-serial-speed=baud
              Set rotator serial speed to baud rate.

              Uses maximum serial speed from rotator backend capabilities as the default.

       -N, --rot-set-conf=parm=val[,parm=val]
              Set rotator configuration parameter(s),  e.g.  stop_bits=2.

              Use  the  -L  option  of  rotctl for a list of configuration parameters for a given
              model number.

       -v, --verbose
              Set verbose mode, cumulative (see DIAGNOSTICS below).

       -h, --help
              Show a summary of these options and exit.

       -V, --version
              Show version of rigsmtr and exit.

       Note: Some options may not be implemented by a given backend and  will  return  an  error.
       This is most likely to occur with the --set-conf and --rot-set-conf options.

DIAGNOSTICS

       The -v, --verbose option allows different levels of diagnostics to be output to stderr and
       correspond to -v for BUG, -vv for ERR, -vvv for WARN, -vvvv for  VERBOSE,  or  -vvvvv  for
       TRACE.

       A  given  verbose  level is useful for providing needed debugging information to the email
       address below.  For example, TRACE output shows all of the values  sent  to  and  received
       from  the  radio  which  is  very  useful for radio backend library development and may be
       requested by the developers.

EXIT STATUS

       rigsmtr exits with:

       0      if all operations completed normally;

       1      if there was an invalid command line option or argument;

       2      if an error was returned by Hamlib;

       3      if the radio doesn't have the required capabilities.

EXAMPLE

       Collect S-Meter readings on a TS-850  while  an  EasycommII  rotator  makes  a  full  360°
       rotation and record measurements in the file csmtr:

            rigsmtr -m 209 -r /dev/ttyS1 -M 202 > csmtr

       After completion the file csmtr contains lines such as:

            0 -47
            30 -40
            60 -22
            90 -3
            120 10
            150 1
            180 -11
            210 -24
            240 -35
            270 -42
            300 -48
            330 -51
            360 -49

       The results can be plotted with gnuplot(1):

            gnuplot
            set angles degrees
            set polar
            set grid polar 15.
            unset border
            unset param
            set style data line
            set rrange [-60:60]
            set xrange [-60:60]
            set yrange [-60:60]
            plot csmtr

BUGS

       Report bugs to:

              Hamlib Developer mailing list
              ⟨hamlib-developer@lists.sourceforge.net

COPYING

       This  file  is  part  of  Hamlib, a project to develop a library that simplifies radio and
       rotator control functions for developers  of  software  primarily  of  interest  to  radio
       amateurs and those interested in radio communications.

       Copyright © 2007-2009 Stephane Fillod
       Copyright © 2018 Nate Bargmann

       This is free software; see the file COPYING for copying conditions.  There is NO warranty;
       not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       gnuplot(1), rigctl(1), rotctl(1), hamlib(7)

COLOPHON

       Links to the Hamlib Wiki, Git repository, release archives, and daily snapshot archives:

              hamlib.org ⟨http://www.hamlib.org⟩.