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rigctl - control radio transceivers and receivers
rigctl [OPTION]... [COMMAND]...
Control radio transceivers and receivers. rigctl accepts commands from the command line as well as in interactive mode if none are provided on the command line. Keep in mind that Hamlib is BETA level software. While a lot of backend libraries lack complete rig support, the basic functions are usually well supported. The API may change without publicized notice, while an advancement of the minor version (e.g. 1.1.x to 1.2.x) indicates such a change. Please report bugs and provide feedback at the e-mail address given in the REPORTING BUGS section. Patches and code enhancements are also welcome.
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). Here is a summary of the supported options: -m, --model=id Select radio model number. See model list (use 'rigctl -l'). NB: rigctl (or third party software) will use rig model 1901 when using rpc.rigd or rig model 2 for NET rigctl (rigctld). -r, --rig-file=device Use device as the file name of the port the radio is connected. Often a serial port, but could be a USB to serial adapter. Typically /dev/ttyS0, /dev/ttyS1, /dev/ttyUSB0, etc. on Linux or COM1, COM2, etc. on Win32. -p, --ptt-file=device Use device as the file name of the Push-To-Talk device using a device file as described above. -d, --dcd-file=device Use device as the file name of the Data Carrier Detect device using a device file as described above. -P, --ptt-type=type Use type of Push-To-Talk device. Supported types are RIG, DTR, RTS, PARALLEL, NONE, overriding PTT type defined in the rig's backend. Some side effects of this command are that when type is set to DTR, read PTT state comes from Hamlib frontend, not read from the radio. When set to NONE, PTT state cannot be read or set even if rig backend supports reading/setting PTT status from the rig. -D, --dcd-type=type Use type of Data Carrier Detect device. Supported types are RIG, DSR, CTS, CD, PARALLEL, NONE. -s, --serial-speed=baud Set serial speed to baud rate. Uses maximum serial speed from rig backend capabilities as the default. -c, --civaddr=id Use id as the CI-V address to communicate with the rig. Only useful for Icom rigs. NB: the id is in decimal notation, unless prefixed by 0x, in which case it is hexadecimal. -t, --send-cmd-term=char Change the termination char for text protocol when using the send_cmd command. The default value is <CR> (0x0d). Non ASCII printable characters can be specified as an ASCII number, in hexadecimal format, prepended with 0x. You may pass an empty string for no termination char. The string '-1' tells rigctl to switch to binary protocol. See the send_cmd command for further explanation. For example, to specify a command terminator for Kenwood style text commands pass "-t ';'" to rigctl. See EXAMPLES below. -L, --show-conf List all config parameters for the radio defined with -m above. -C, --set-conf=parm=val[,parm=val]* Set config parameter. e.g. stop_bits=2 Use -L option for a list. -l, --list List all model numbers defined in Hamlib and exit. As of 220.127.116.11 the list is sorted by model number. N.B. In Linux the list can be scrolled back using Shift-PageUp/ Shift-PageDown, or using the scrollbars of a virtual terminal in X or the cmd window in Windows. The output can be piped to 'more' or 'less', e.g. 'rigctl -l | more'. -u, --dump-caps Dump capabilities for the radio defined with -m above and exit. -o, --vfo Set vfo mode, requiring an extra VFO argument in front of each appropriate command. Otherwise, VFO_CURR is assumed when this option is not set. -v, --verbose Set verbose mode, cumulative (see DIAGNOSTICS below). -h, --help Show summary of these options and exit. -V, --version Show version of rigctl and exit. N.B. 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 --show-conf options. Please note that the backend for the radio to be controlled, or the radio itself may not support some commands. In that case, the operation will fail with a Hamlib error code.
Commands can be entered either as a single char, or as a long command name. Basically, the commands do not take a dash in front of them on the command line, as the options do. They may be typed in when in interactive mode or provided as argument(s) in command line interface mode. Since most of the Hamlib operations have a set and a get method, an upper case letter will be used for set method whereas the corresponding lower case letter refers to the get method. Each operation also has a long name; in interactive mode, prepend a backslash to enter a long command name. Example: Use "\dump_caps" to see what this radio can do. Please note that the backend for the radio to be controlled, or the radio itself may not support some commands. In that case, the operation will fail with a Hamlib error message. Here is a summary of the supported commands (In the case of "set" commands the quoted string is replaced by the value in the description. In the case of "get" commands the quoted string is the key name of the value returned.): F, set_freq 'Frequency' Set 'Frequency', in Hz. f, get_freq Get 'Frequency', in Hz. M, set_mode 'Mode' 'Passband' Set 'Mode': USB, LSB, CW, CWR, RTTY, RTTYR, AM, FM, WFM, AMS, PKTLSB, PKTUSB, PKTFM, ECSSUSB, ECSSLSB, FAX, SAM, SAL, SAH, DSB. Set 'Passband' in Hz, or '0' for the Hamlib backend default. m, get_mode Get 'Mode' 'Passband'. Returns Mode as a string from set_mode above and Passband in Hz. V, set_vfo 'VFO' Set 'VFO': VFOA, VFOB, VFOC, currVFO, VFO, MEM, Main, Sub, TX, RX. In VFO mode only a single VFO parameter is required. v, get_vfo Get current 'VFO'. Returns VFO as a string from set_vfo above. J, set_rit 'RIT' Set 'RIT', in Hz, can be + or -. A value of '0' resets RIT and *should* turn RIT off. If not, file a bug report against the Hamlib backend. j, get_rit Get 'RIT', in Hz. Z, set_xit 'XIT' Set 'XIT', in Hz can be + or -. A value of '0' resets RIT and *should* turn RIT off. If not, file a bug report against the Hamlib backend. z, get_xit Get 'XIT', in Hz. T, set_ptt 'PTT' Set 'PTT', 0 (RX), 1 (TX), 2 (TX mic), 3 (TX data). t, get_ptt Get 'PTT' status. 0x8b, get_dcd Get 'DCD' (squelch) status, 0 (Closed) or 1 (Open) R, set_rptr_shift 'Rptr Shift' Set 'Rptr Shift': "+", "-" or something else for none. r, get_rptr_shift Get 'Rptr Shift'. Returns "+", "-" or "None". O, set_rptr_offs 'Rptr Offset' Set 'Rptr Offset', in Hz. o, get_rptr_offs Get 'Rptr Offset', in Hz. C, set_ctcss_tone 'CTCSS Tone' Set 'CTCSS Tone', in tenths of Hz. c, get_ctcss_tone Get 'CTCSS Tone', in tenths of Hz. D, set_dcs_code 'DCS Code' Set 'DCS Code'. d, get_dcs_code Get 'DCS Code'. 0x90, set_ctcss_sql 'CTCSS Sql' Set 'CTCSS Sql' tone, in tenths of Hz. 0x91, get_ctcss_sql Get 'CTCSS Sql' tone, in tenths of Hz. 0x92, set_dcs_sql 'DCS Sql' Set 'DCS Sql' code. 0x93, get_dcs_sql Get 'DCS Sql' code. I, set_split_freq 'Tx Frequency' Set 'TX Frequency', in Hz. i, get_split_freq Get 'TX Frequency', in Hz. X, set_split_mode 'TX Mode' 'TX Passband' Set 'TX Mode': AM, FM, CW, CWR, USB, LSB, RTTY, RTTYR, WFM, AMS, PKTLSB, PKTUSB, PKTFM, ECSSUSB, ECSSLSB, FAX, SAM, SAL, SAH, DSB. The 'TX Passband' is the exact passband in Hz, or '0' for the Hamlib backend default. x, get_split_mode Get 'TX Mode' and 'TX Passband'. Returns TX mode as a string from set_split_mode above and TX passband in Hz. S, set_split_vfo 'Split' 'TX VFO' Set 'Split' mode, '0' or '1', and 'TX VFO' from set_vfo above. s, get_split_vfo Get 'Split' mode, '0' or '1', and 'TX VFO'. N, set_ts 'Tuning Step' Set 'Tuning Step', in Hz. n, get_ts Get 'Tuning Step', in Hz. U, set_func 'Func' 'Func Status' Set 'Func' 'Func Status'. Func is one of: FAGC, NB, COMP, VOX, TONE, TSQL, SBKIN, FBKIN, ANF, NR, AIP, APF, MON, MN, RF, ARO, LOCK, MUTE, VSC, REV, SQL, ABM, BC, MBC, AFC, SATMODE, SCOPE, RESUME, TBURST, TUNER. Func Status argument is a non null value for "activate", "de-activate" otherwise, much as TRUE/FALSE definitions in C language. u, get_func Get 'Func' 'Func Status'. Returns Func as a string from set_func above and Func status as a non null value. L, set_level 'Level' 'Level Value' Set 'Level' and 'Level Value'. Level is one of: PREAMP, ATT, VOX, AF, RF, SQL, IF, APF, NR, PBT_IN, PBT_OUT, CWPITCH, RFPOWER, MICGAIN, KEYSPD, NOTCHF, COMP, AGC (0:OFF, 1:SUPERFAST, 2:FAST, 3:SLOW, 4:USER, 5:MEDIUM, 6:AUTO), BKINDL, BAL, METER, VOXGAIN, ANTIVOX, SLOPE_LOW, SLOPE_HIGH, RAWSTR, SWR, ALC, STRENGTH. The Level Value can be a float or an integer. l, get_level Get 'Level' 'Level Value'. Returns Level as a string from set_level above and Level value as a float or integer. P, set_parm 'Parm' 'Parm Value' Set 'Parm' 'Parm Value' Parm is one of: ANN, APO, BACKLIGHT, BEEP, TIME, BAT, KEYLIGHT. p, get_parm Get 'Parm' 'Parm Value'. Returns Parm as a string from set_parm above and Parm Value as a float or integer. B, set_bank 'Bank' Set 'Bank'. Sets the current memory bank number. E, set_mem 'Memory#' Set 'Memory#' channel number. e, get_mem Get 'Memory#' channel number. G, vfo_op 'Mem/VFO Op' Perform 'Mem/VFO Op'. Mem VFO operation is one of: CPY, XCHG, FROM_VFO, TO_VFO, MCL, UP, DOWN, BAND_UP, BAND_DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, TUNE, TOGGLE. g, scan 'Scan Fct' 'Scan Channel' Perform 'Scan Fct' 'Scan Channel'. Scan function/channel is one of: STOP, MEM, SLCT, PRIO, PROG, DELTA, VFO, PLT. H, set_channel 'Channel' Set memory 'Channel' data. Not implemented yet. h, get_channel Get memory 'Channel' data. Not implemented yet. A, set_trn 'Transceive' Set 'Transceive' mode (reporting event): OFF, RIG, POLL. a, get_trn Get 'Transceive' mode (reporting event) as in set_trn above. Y, set_ant 'Antenna' Set 'Antenna' number (0, 1, 2, ..). y, get_ant Get 'Antenna' number (0, 1, 2, ..). *, reset 'Reset' Perform rig 'Reset'. 0 = None, 1 = Software reset, 2 = VFO reset, 4 = Memory Clear reset, 8 = Master reset. Since these values are defined as a bitmask in rig.h, it should be possible to AND these values together to do multiple resets at once, if the backend supports it or supports a reset action via rig control at all. b, send_morse 'Morse' Send 'Morse' symbols. 0x87, set_powerstat 'Power Status' Set power On/Off/Standby 'Power Status'. 0 = Power Off, 1 = Power On, 2 = Power Standby. Defined as a bitmask in rig.h. 0x88, get_powerstat Get power On/Off/Standby 'Power Status' as in set_powerstat above. 0x89, send_dtmf 'Digits' Set DTMF 'Digits'. 0x8a, recv_dtmf Get DTMF 'Digits'. _, get_info Get misc information about the rig (no VFO in 'VFO mode' or value is passed). 1, dump_caps Not a real rig remote command, it just dumps capabilities, i.e. what the backend knows about this model, and what it can do. TODO: Ensure this is in a consistent format so it can be read into a hash, dictionary, etc. Bug reports requested. N.B.: This command will produce many lines of output so be very careful if using a fixed length array! For example, running this command against the Dummy backend results in over 5kB of text output. VFO parameter not used in 'VFO mode'. 2, power2mW 'Power [0.0..1.0]' 'Frequency' 'Mode' Returns 'Power mW' Converts a Power value in a range of 0.0 ... 1.0 to the real transmit power in milli-Watts (integer). The frequency and mode also need to be provided as output power may vary according to these values. VFO parameter not used in 'VFO mode'. 4, mW2power 'Power mW' 'Frequency' 'Mode' Returns 'Power [0.0..1.0]' Converts the real transmit power in milli-Watts (integer) to a Power value in a range of 0.0 ... 1.0. The frequency and mode also need to be provided as output power may vary according to these values. VFO parameter not used in 'VFO mode'. w, send_cmd 'Cmd' Send raw command string to rig. This is useful for testing and troubleshooting rig commands and responses when developing a backend. For binary protocols enter values as \0xAA\0xBB. Expect a 'Reply' from the rig which will likely be a binary block or an ASCII string depending on the rig's protocol (see your radio's computer control documentation). The command terminator, set by the send-cmd-term option above, will terminate each command string sent to the radio. This character should not be a part of the input string.
Start rigctl for a Yaesu FT-920 using a USB to serial adapter on Linux in interactive mode: $ rigctl -m 114 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 Start rigctl for a Yaesu FT-920 using COM1 on Win32 while generating TRACE output to stderr: $ rigctl -m 114 -r COM1 -vvvvv Start rigctl for a Yaesu FT-920 using a USB to serial adapter while setting baud rate and stop bits: $ rigctl -m 114 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 -s 4800 -C stop_bits=2 Start rigctl for an Elecraft K3 using a USB to serial adapter while specifying a command terminator for the 'w' command: $ rigctl -m 229 -r /dev/ttyUSB0 -t';' Start rigctl using rpc.rigd and setting the frequency and mode: $ rigctl -m 1901 -r localhost F 7253500 M LSB 0 Connect to a running rigctld with rig model 2 ("NET rigctl") on the local host and specifying the TCP port: $ rigctl -m 2 -r localhost:4532
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.
rigctl 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.
set_chan has no entry method as of yet, hence left unimplemented. This almost empty section...
Report bugs to <email@example.com>. We are already aware of the bugs in the previous section :-)
Written by Stephane Fillod, Nate Bargmann, and the Hamlib Group <http://www.hamlib.org>.
Copyright © 2000-2010 Stephane Fillod Copyright © 2010-2012 Nate Bargmann Copyright © 2000-2010 the Hamlib Group. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.