Ham Radio Control Libraries is a development effort to provide a consistent interface for programmers wanting to incorporate radio control in their programs.
Hamlib is not a complete user application, rather, it is a software layer intended to make controlling various radios and other shack hardware much easier.
Hamlib will allow authors of such software as logging programs, digital communications programs, or those wanting to develop the ultimate radio control software to concentrate on the user interface and the basic function of the program rather than radio control.
Most recent amateur radio transceivers allow external control of their functions through a serial interface. Unfortunately, control commands are not always consistent across a manufacturer's product line and each manufacturer's product line differs greatly from its competitors.
Hamlib attempts to solve this problem by presenting a "virtual radio" to the programmer by providing an API to actions such as setting a given VFO's frequency, setting the operating mode, querying the radio of its current status and settings, and giving the application a list of a given radio's capabilities. Unfortunately, what can be accomplished by hamlib is limited by the radios themselves and some offer very limited capability.
· Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· New models: TT-599 Eagle, IC-RX7, IC-1275, HiQSDR, ADAT ADT-200A, DttSP UDP, TM-D710
· New rotator backends: Celestron (telescope mount)
· Fixes and features: K3, various other rigs
· Update LGPL/GPL header boilerplate
· Quell various compiler errors
· Add CM108 PTT capability