I’m currently working on some projects that will implement CI-V control of my rig, an Icom IC-910H without the L band module. After a few struggles with the manual being either wrong or missing information I’ve run into what could be a potential problem later. When using command 0x00 to set the frequency, the rig will not switch bands on its own. Whether this makes sense or not is debatable and I have a couple possible workarounds, some uglier than others. I can either read the bands that Main and Sub are on and send my 2m and 70cm frequency to the correct place (elegant) or I can send them both the same frequencies and let the rig sort it out (ugly). Now comes the tricky part. I don’t have the L band module yet but when I do, how am I supposed to get the rig to switch from say L/v to U/v if it doesn’t auto switch bands?
I’m not seeing any commands to handle this situation. Does anyone know if there is an undocumented command or some other type of workaround? I would also be curious what users of SatPC32 experience when they switch between L/v and U/v. Do you manually have to switch bands to regain frequency control or does the IC-910 become smart enough to switch on its own when the module is installed?
Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated.
73, Mike Diehl W8LID/VE6LID