It’s my first post.
You may or may not know but Xiegu X6100 transceiver runs on Linux OS and some folks managed to boot Armbian OS through SD card and they published how to create the SD card.
Since some people are having difficulty creating the SD card, I distributed the easy-to-burn SD image through a YouTube video. crazycats100 is my YT channel name.
Many applications failed to install on the original SD image for various reasons, so I ran ‘apt upgrade.’ It took more than 5 hours to finish. After that I have been able to install more apps than the original OS.
I even uploaded the SD image to my cloud drive to share with others.
Because the latest firmware, which was released in November, is said to improve its compatibility with IC-705, I thought it might work on X6100 Armbian natively. I built wfview on the OS using the Debian Build Script. The installation finished without any issues. I tested to see if it works and it didn’t.
I posted YouTube video about my experiment and surprisingly W6EL saw my video and gave some suggestions. He said I am very close. Following his suggestion, I changed the CI-V addresses to IC705’s and checked 2 boxes. Also, I turned on debug logging. But to tell the truth, I am not sure what the logs are showing, since I am not a programmer.
I posted the results on YT. So right now, changes on the radio are reflected in wfview.
I cannot remote control the radio frequency from wfview. The mode change works. If I change the frequency on wfview, the radio frequency does not change and wfview reverts back to the radio’s frequency.
Is there anything else I should try? Or will I need to wait for the next few updates? To tell the truth, I am not sure how many people want to use wfview on X6100 Armbian. But if it all works, wfview could replace the radio’s main UI app under Armbian.
Another possible solution would be for wfview to have hamlib network control option, since X6100 Armbian is running hamlib rigctld, That will work.
I don’t expect the waterfall display working since the current firmware does not support audio over USB (correction: I may be wrong since wsjt-x/js8call work using USB) or network. But maybe in the near future, could it be implemented in wfview?
Sorry for the long post. I just want to be able to make it work on the radio since I think it’s very useful.