Jim, I agree with Mike…better to use a PC CM108/119 fob for audio and parallel port for COS/PTT. But in addition, Allstar Asterisk (app_rpt) doesn’t support any Kenwood HF radios. Here’s a list of what rigs are covered in the Allstar Asterisk code:
ft100(works on ft900)
kenwood (never sure which kenwood but appears VHF/UHF only)
There are a few other rig type supported but those are somewhat limited use.
The other group, HamVoip seems to have removed this code from their distro and in its place uses hamlib to control many different rigs. While hamlib does work well on its own, getting asterisk to talk to it is a cluster cluck. Not easy to set up. It does, however, control a TS2000. I have tried and added hamlib ti Allstar Asterisk but did not like the functionality or lack thereof. But then again I was controlling a FT900 and the code in app_rpt has FT-100 in it and that will do most commands for the FT900 so I stayed with the legacy code.
I tried to find the how-to for using hamlib with asterisk but can’t find it. I too would like to use my TS-480 for a remote but I just don’t like the hamlib part.
Good luck. Having a HF remote is super slick. Mine’s off being re-configured with syllabic-squelch for COS so I can have it sitting on a frequency and only open when someone speaks.
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