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CAT answer on ZZFB; command with Slice A only

Sergey R5AUSergey R5AU SergeyMember ✭✭
edited June 2018 in SmartSDR CAT
What the CAT answer should be on ZZFB; command with Slice A only  - one Pan one Slice
today it looks like (SSDR 2.1.33) :


5A 5A 46 42 3B              ZZFB;
       22:46:42 PM Read: 
3F 3B                       ?;


but  questionmark " ? "  is not documented in CAT User Guide with ZZFB command
What should be "as designed" ?

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  • WayneWayne Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018

    The CAT commands are Kenwood CAT based. Therefore the Error Codes are as follows:

    Error Messages

    In addition to the Answer command, the transceiver

    can send the error messages listed below


    Error
    Message Reason for Error

    ?;

    •Command syntax was incorrect.

    •Command was not executed due to

    the current status of the transceiver

    (even though the command syntax

    was correct).

    Note: Occasionally, this message may not

    appear due to microprocessor transients in

    the transceiver.


    E;

    A communication error occurred, such

    as an overrun or framing error during a

    serial data transmission.


    O; Receive data was sent but processing

    was not completed.


    The ZZFB; command returns the frequency for VFO B in the format listed in the Flex Cat Manual. If you have 1 Panadapter and 1 Slice but do not have VFO B Active and selected it would explain why you received the Error indication.

  • Sergey R5AUSergey R5AU Sergey Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Thank you Wayne, probably i missed original Kenwood explanation : 

    •Command was not executed due to

    the current status of the transceiver

    (even though the command syntax

    was correct).

    What is right in my case.
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited April 2018
    The "?" means the command was not understood or it is not applicable for the slice it was sent to.

    All VFO "B" commands will return a "?" unless the radio has been put into SPLIT mode by issuing the ZZSW1: command.  When in split mode, the radio automatically create the VFO B slice (you cannot create it manually).  And all VFO B CAT commands sent to the VFO A (parent) slice will respond appropriately. 

    Programs that support split only have one CAT port, so both VFO A and VFO B CAT commands are sent to one and only one CAT port.  

    To take the radio out of split, issue the ZZSW0; command.
  • Sergey R5AUSergey R5AU Sergey Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Ouups, thank you Tim!
    This is that I not learned with CAT (
    clear for now !
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited April 2018
    пожалуйста

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