TCI - Transceiver Control Interface: is it the future?

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TCI - Transceiver Control Interface: is it the future?

Postby w-u-2-o » Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:04 pm

TCI - Transceiver Control Interface:

https://eesdr.com/en/software-en/software-en

Is this the future? It sure would be nice to see all those nasty serial connections go away, both real and virtual. But right now it appears to be limited to a mostly obscure ecosystem of SunSDR adherents.

On the radio side, it's almost certainly too much to expect the Big Three, plus Elecraft, to adopt this standard. That leaves Flex and the openHPSDR community. If Flex adopted it that would be a major impetus for further adoption, not sure about openHPSDR (e.g. Thetis).

On the application side, there's no mainstream software on the list right now with the possible exception of Log4OM. But without the usual suspects: WSJT-X, Fldigi, CW Skimmer, DXLabs and N1MM, again there's little impetus for further adoption.

Of course this is a classic chicken and egg scenario. With no app's there are no radios. With no radios there are no app's. And, worse, no amps, no tuners, no antenna switches, no rotators, etc.

Thoughts?
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Re: TCI - Transceiver Control Interface: is it the future?

Postby oe3ide » Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:29 pm

My vote: +1

I implemented TCI into my 2 tools (TunerReminder and 4square-Controller), it was an easy job. I guess the most work will be the mapping of the countless Thetis-Commands to the TCI-Interface.

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Re: TCI - Transceiver Control Interface: is it the future?

Postby DL8LAQ » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:19 pm

My vote: +1

My RF-Kit PA is TCI ready!
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Re: TCI - Transceiver Control Interface: is it the future?

Postby KA5KKT » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:04 pm

√ ...gets my vote.
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Re: TCI - Transceiver Control Interface: is it the future?

Postby w-u-2-o » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:27 pm

Not seeing a lot of responses. And most of them are kind of corner cases.

It would be great to see the kind of effort that would be necessary for TCI to be put into something that would be more universal, like a macro button capability.

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