FT817OS Basic Usage

Initial startup will take you to the main screen.  The '$' at the command prompt lets you know that the 'WRITE TO EEPROM' is disabled.  In this mode, only the official CAT commands may be used to control the unit.

Each time the program starts it will check the software jumper config and calibration against the ones created on install

Typing help will show the SYSTEM and CAT commands available

***FT817-OS version 0.9***
Release FT817COMM(0.9.5)
Copyright Jordan Rubin 2014, Released under GPLv3
Connected on /dev/ttyUSB0 at 38400 bps
Locked port at /var/lock/ft817

Type 'help' for commands

CHECKING RADIO CONFIG: CONFIG [OK]
CHECKING SOFTWARE CALIBRATION: CALIBRATION [OK]

[FT817]@/dev/ttyUSB0/:$ 





Should the program be terminated abnormally, a stale lock file will remain on the computer and an error will be show on startup

jrubin@ubuntu:~/ft817os$ perl ft817os.pl 
Using FT817.cfg
Can't open serial port /dev/ttyUSB0: File exists

jrubin@ubuntu:~/ft817os$ 



In the event that you receive this error, do the following, and restart the program


jrubin@phinieus:~/ft817os$ rm /var/lock/ft817



Continue on to Basic Usage 2

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