Feature #7979

Allow CH-specific TX blocking via zero-result TX offset ("-" duplex with <baseband> offset)

Added by Chad Linnenbrink 24 days ago. Updated 13 days ago.

Status:In Progress Start date:06/13/2020
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jim Unroe % Done:

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Category:-
Target version:chirp-daily
Chirp Version:daily Model affected:RH5R-V2

Description

While the CHIRP interface allows for duplex="off" for some models, other models only show " ", "-", & "+" options. In order to more easily block TX on radios or drivers not supporting "off" options, can you allow for a duplex = "=" options with a offset=<frequency> for a result of 0.0 that might block TX?

Rugged_RH5R-V2_Stock.img (8.2 kB) Chad Linnenbrink, 06/14/2020 03:53 pm

rh5r_v2_TX_off.py (8.6 kB) Jim Unroe, 06/24/2020 10:40 am

History

Updated by Jim Unroe 23 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

The reason some radio models don't have an "off" selection option is because the radio doesn't support disabling TX.

If you know of a radio that does not have an "off" option but you know of a method that TX can be disabled, open an issue for the model and explain how TX can be disabled on that model. CHIRP can then be programmed to support an "off" option.

Jim KC9HI

Updated by Chad Linnenbrink 23 days ago

Jim Unroe wrote:

The reason some radio models don't have an "off" selection option is because the radio doesn't support disabling TX.

If you know of a radio that does not have an "off" option but you know of a method that TX can be disabled, open an issue for the model and explain how TX can be disabled on that model. CHIRP can then be programmed to support an "off" option.

Jim KC9HI

The attached Rugged_RH5R-V2_Stock.img has 2 examples (CH2:RUBI-R & CH3:JJ RPT) from a Rugged Radios stock image where TX is blocked by setting:
Duplex = "-"
Offset = <Frequency>

Would you rather proceed with a new Issue (Bug or Feature?) or utilize this Feature (#7979) that already has Model affected = "RH5R-V2"?

Updated by Chad Linnenbrink 15 days ago

Update?

Updated by Jim Unroe 13 days ago

  • File rh5r_v2_TX_off.py added
  • Status changed from Feedback to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Jim Unroe
  • Target version set to chirp-daily

Chad,

Please test this experimental driver module. Here is how you utilize the test driver module.

1.0 download driver
1.1 click the link for "rh5r_v2_TX_off.py" and wait for the next page to load
1.2 click the "download" link
1.3 save the file to a convenient location
2 load CHIRP
3 click "Help" in the menu bar
4 enable "Enable Developer Functions" 
5 click "File in the menu bar
6 click "Load Module" 
7 locate and load the custom driver module saved in step 1

At this point you can download from the radio or load a saved CHIRP Radio Images (*.img) file and should be able check to see if a channel is TX disabled or program TX disabled channels by setting Duplex to "off".

Note: This custom driver module does not permanently change your CHIRP installation. One you exit CHIRP, you must load this custom driver module module to have this feature available.

Let me know how it works.

Jim KC9HI

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