I installed Visual Basic express 2010 ; I am a newbee in programming but an old Ham radio operator. I am interested in writing a program for controlling my transceiver (frequency, VFO, memory) by issuing commands via the com port.
I copied a routine proposed by Wei-Meng Lee - Programming Serial Ports Using Visual Basic 2005 found on devx.com. I compiled it and ran it but I did not succed because it does not correspond exactly to my needs and I am unable to modify it. I know that I
have a lot to learn.
I want to :
display all comports, possible data bits, stop bits, etc
choose a comport and its parameters and connect to this port.
Send the commands for this rig. Example : for changing frequency of VFO A to 14250000, I must send "FA14250000;"
For reading value of VFO B "FB;"
Maybe there are Hams reading this forum. Can someone put me on the right track ? When that works, I'll go further.
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