Here's an update!
What is working ?
1) Manual Range control
2) Manual Gain control
3) Dome offset
4) Scan Speed
All these are functioning and can be set from either the gxradar program or the plotter. Also, the respond from the scanner is updated to the "other" controller.
I.e. If a change is made on the plotter the respond from the scanner is updated in gxradar or the other way around.
Whats next ?
I will in the near future implement the noise
control (sea and rain clutter).
I want to get rid of (fix them to the known commands) as many respond messages as possible before I take on the task of finding out what packet(s) holds the scanner status.
It seems as if for every command there are mostly 3 packets sent to the scanner. However, only one of them is significant.
What may I need help with ?
There must be a change in the GUI at certain places.
On the xHd scanner there are a few more functions.
1) There are 2 auto gain's High and Low. Not just 1.
2) You are able to set a no transmit sector.
This must be added to the widgets. I have no experience of writing
GUI's so there can be a need for help to get things moving a bit faster.
Otherwise I will have to do some reading.
The scanner is lying on my basement floor and will not go onto the boat
until April or so. This means I will have trouble getting live radar scan data earlier than that. During the time up until then I will be doing whatever can be done to get everything else working.