Manage to work this rare dx on 20m SSB/CW/Digital. Conds not so good but it went ok.
I had some trouble to get my Acom 600S talking to my Icom 7610 and some other software packages. So I used a couple of days to sort out the problems. And here is my solution:
Setup Icom 7610, Acom 600S,Log4OM With Omni-Rig,Rigexpert TI-7 and Win4Icomsuite:
Icom 7610 setup
Go to: Menu -> Set -> Connectors -> CI-V
CI-V Baud Rate 19200
CI-V Transceive ON
CI-V USB Unlink From Remote
CI-V USB Baud Rate 115200
USB port to use on the backside:
USB PORT [USB 1] (Type B).
Baud Rate 19200
Shared CI-V comport with Win4Icomsuite (port 19 in my case)
Data bits 8
Stop bit 1
Poll Time, ms 1000
Timeout, ms 3000
Command Set 1
Baud Rate 19200
Byte Spacing,us 0
Polling Time, 500ms
Remember to install the USB drivers from Icom: USB drivers Icom 7610
Radio model IC-7610
Default address 98
Icom 7610 Comport 10 (in my case)
Baud Rate 115200
For this setup I use com0com to share CI-V comport via Win4icomsuite to Omni-Rig, The CIV-Comport in Rigexpert navigator is disabled, Only PTT and FSK is enabled, But I`m shure you can use a 3.5 mm splitter for the CI-V to work but I have not tested that. My homemade CI-V cable goes direct from my Acom 600S to 3.5 mm CI-V input on my Icom 7610. If you use Omni-Rig you have to edit the the 7610.ini file. This file turns the parameter CI-V transceive OFF. This parameter must be ON. After editing all works just great.
I`m using homemade CI-V cable to a that goes from my Acom 600S to CI-V REMOTE CONTROL JACK [REMOTE] on my 7610,With this setup you can click on spots in Log4OM and in Win4Icom suite, And Icom 7610 and Acom 600S will change band/modes just fine. Also remember to use the correct comports and baud rate in your setup. I`m sure its room for improvements, But this setup works for me.
Here is how to make your own cable for 5 $ or less 🙂
If you need the edited Omni-Rig files you can download them here: Icom 7610 ini files
73s And good luck de LA9FFA Rolf
Just for fun I`m testing Win4Icomsuite RC2 and Log4om with my Icom 7610. It Works great. Win4Icomsuite is connected to the USB-CI-V port on my Icom 7610, And Log4om/Omnirig is connected via com0com in the 3rd Party SW/HW option in Win4Icomsuite. Both is synchronizing great with each other. Just one small problem, I need a third monitor 🙂 When released in may it will interface with, Log4om and other 3 party software, I`m using the RC2 for the moment.
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The ARRL Board of Directors approved a motion to amend the DXCC Rules, when it met January 19-20. Section II, Subsection 1 of the DXCC Rules now will include a new Subsection (d): The entity has a separate IARU member society and is included on the US State Department Independent States in the World.
“The discussion during the Board meeting and the rule change did not address any specific entity,” ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, said. “The amendment could allow some additions to the current DXCC List of entities. It’s a good thing not only for DXCC but for all active hams.”
In fact, the Republic of Kosovo (Z6) has been added to the DXCC List of current entities, increasing the total number of current DXCC entities to 340. The addition of Kosovo raises to 331 the required number of current entities confirmed to qualify for DXCC Honor Roll; Top of Honor Roll is 340. DXCC award accounts are being tabulated to reflect the change.
This change qualifies as an “event,” effective on January 21, 2018, at 0000 UTC. Nothing is retroactive.
A new Logbook of The World (LoTW) TQSL configuration file (v.11.4) will be released on January 23. TQSL will detect when this file has been released and will install the update automatically. Radio Amateurs outside of Kosovo should continue to upload their logs to LoTW in the usual manner. LoTW users within Kososvo (either with a Z6 call sign or reciprocal call sign Z6/<home call sign>) will use TQSLto request a new call sign certificate for their call sign. The request will use Republic of Kososvo as the DXCC entity, and the QSO Begin date will be January 21 or later. LoTW will reject call sign certificate requests for the Republic of Kosovo with a QSO Begin date prior to January 21. Z6 users requesting call sign certificates may e-maila copy of their Amateur Radio license.
Kosovo’s IARU member society SHRAK and its president Vjollca Caka, Z61VB, are hosting a 10th-anniversary activation to celebrate Kosovo’s independence in February, 2008. SHRAK Headquarters station Z60A now is active on several bands with multiple guest operators. Club Log will be used for this activation, while QSLs are via OH2BH