ACOM Director 0.5.0 (Beta) is now available for download
This version contains the ability to remotely control the software over a network or internet connection, please note that this functionality is very experemental and will likely have some teething problems.
ACOM Director 0.4.3 (Beta) is now available for download
This version is a bug fix only release which fixes a number of fairly critical issues that were stopping some users from using the application.
Unfortunatly some problems were identified with version 0.4.0 & 0.4.1, I have now made 0.4.2 available which should cure these problems.
The issues occured when upgrading from 0.2.0
Just a quick update to say that ACOM Director 0.4.0 is now available for download, head over to the dedicated ACOM Director page for details
ACOM Director Page
Following the initial release of the ACOM Director beta the feedback has been excellent and it appears to have been very well received by the ACOM 2000 user community.
Thank you to everyone who downloaded a copy and tried it out, your bug reports, comments and opinions are invaluable in moving the software forward.
I am now working on the next beta release which i hope to make available soon and will be putting up a dedicated page on my site for ACOM Director, this will contain information on what type of cable is needed to connect to the ACOM 2000 and information on what type of interface is needed to support the remote power on features.
Thanks again to everyone who has tried out the software.
ACOM Director 0.2.0 is now in public beta, anyone is free to try this.
The feature set is limited at the moment while i get the bugs worked out of the main ACOM 2000 communication routines, however i have many features planned.
At the M0XXT/M9X station we use 2 ACOM 2000 Amplifiers, these are excellent amps and importantly they have the capability to be computer controlled. However there is a distinct lack of software that will allow you to control the amplifier from the computer. I believe this is mainly due to the somewhat complex control protocol that ACOM used for the amplifier.
I recently purchased a few LCD displays from ebay, these were labelled up as Hitachi LM038 LCD Modules. There didn’t seem to be much information out there on the internet about how to use these, so I thought i’d put together a quick how to guide for anyone else who may have purcased one of these. In the example i’m using an Arduino (Atmel ATMega328) for speed and ease of use, however the process would be the same for any micro (PIC or AVR).
It’s been a while since the last post, I’ve been very busy working on our contest station (M0XXT)
M0XXT will be entering CQ WPX M/2 this weekend, head over to www.m0xxt.co.uk for details of the work we’ve been doing on the station.
Some of you may have noticed that the site has now been re-branded to M0YOM. Despite having overdone it slightly the night before at the RSGB convention, it turns out that my full licence exam went succesfuly so i am now M0YOM 🙂