As some readers may know, I’ve been working on a new version of ACOM Director for some time now. Progress has been slow due to work commitments however the new version will be available in the next couple of months and will provide full support for the ACOM 600 in addition to the ACOM 2000. Read More
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Having recently purchased a couple of Raspberry Pi 2’s to play with, I was intrigued to see what the recent Windows 10 IoT version was like running on it. Being able to run a windows platform on something like a Raspberry Pi would open up a lot of opportunities to put these great little computers to work.
I faithfully downloaded the image from Microsoft (you need to be registered to download it, but you can find details on how to do this on google pretty easily). Once downloaded I set about writing the image (in this case an FFU file) to an SD card. This is a fairly simple process using the DISM tool. This is where my problems started, when running the command to write the image to the SD card I would receive the error “The /applydrive option is not recognized in this context”. It seems that you can only use the Windows 10 version of DISM and I’m running Windows 8.1. Not having a spare machine to install Windows 10 Preview on I began the usual Google search to figure out how to install Windows 10 IoT on the Pi using windows 8.
There are a few guides out there, but none of them are that simple, so I figured I’d put together this simple guide to help anyone else in my position wanting to try the Raspberry Pi Windows 10 release if they only have an earlier version of windows.
I’m please to announce that ACOM Director 0.7.1 is now available. This version contains support for Logger32 integration to allow the ACOM 2000A to track the frequency of your radio.
You can download it here on the codeplex site
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
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.