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Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:53:50 pm »
UPDATED:  to version 6.08 Beta. 

I have had a LOT of requests for the Windows version of the latest version (v6.05 Beta) of Lady Heather for Windows.   Unfortunately aggressive blocking of .exe files by ISPs makes it very hard to email the .exe file (even password protected .zip files get blocked).  Also very few Windows users seem to be able to compile the code.

So, attached here, is the latest version .exe file and the documentation in a .txt file.   THIS IS JUST THE .exe  FILE!   TO USE IT WILL NEED TO HAVE v5.0 OR LATER INSTALLED AND WORKNG (from ke5fx.com) AND REPLACE THE v5.0 heather.exe FILE WITH THIS ONE (BACKUP YOUR OLD .exe FIRST).

This version supports LOTs of new devices (including TruePosition, PRS10, X72, and SA22.c devices) and has a lot of new features.  Check the heather.txt file for the command line options for selecting your device type.

V6.08 adds support for a few new devices (like the Spectrum TM4 GPSDO and the Motorola VPZ - Oncore VP with carrier phase firmware).  Also the new UCCM receivers with the Ublox receiver and Samsung oscillator may work properly...  changes currently untested.

There are also a few cosmetic tweaks.   Also added the GLA command that toggles auto-scaling of the lat/lon position fix map scattergram.  In GLA mode if the mouse curcor is moved over the scattergram the lat/lon at the mouse cursor will be shown.

(BTW, for you TruePosition users the command line option for talking to the TruePosition GPSDO is /rxo)

I'll try to keep this post updated with new revisions.  They will probably all still have the "v6.0" version number, but the compile time info gets automatically updated.


Currently supported devices in v6.08:
 
    GPS Receivers:
       Ashtech Z12 receiver
       Furuno GT-8031 (uses $PFEC commands)
       Furuno GT-87xx (using eSIP commands)
       GPSD interface (mainly a Linux/macOS/FreeBSD thing - GPSD provides
            a shared read-only interface to numerous GPS devices.
       Jupiter-T  (aka Zodiac)
       Motorola binary
       NMEA
       NVS BINR binary (115200:8:N:1)
       Sirf binary
       Trimble TSIP binary receivers
       Trimble TAIP receivers
       Trimble SV6/SV8/ACE-III
       Trimble Accutime / Palisade receivers
       TymServe 2000 (not yet tested)
       Ublox UBX binary
       Venus/Navspark (115200:8:N:1)

    GPSDO's (GPS disciplined oscillators):
       Brandywine GPS-4 receiver
       DATUM STARLOC II GPSDO - inferior wannabe Thunderbolt
       Jackson Labs LTE Lite
       Lars simple GPSDO controller (used with any 1PPS output GPS receiver)
       Lucent RFTG-m GPSDO
       Lucent KS24361 REF0/Z3811A  Z3812A
       NEC GPSDO ... STAR-4 compatible at 115,200 baud
       Oscilloquartz STAR-4 GPSDO (management interface)
       Oscilloquartz OSA-453x GPSDO
       SCPI - Nortel telecom GPSDOs like NTWB and NTPX in SCPI mode
       SCPI (Z3801A/Z38015/Z3816/etc style)
       SCPI (HP5xxxx style)
       Spectrum TM4  (not fully tested)
       Trimble TSIP binary GPSDOs (like the Thunderbolt and numerous
         "telecom" GPSDOs.
       TruePosition GPS
       UCCM - small Trimble / Symmetricom telecom GPSDOs (57600 baud)
       Zyfer Nanosync 380 (19200:8:N:1)

   Atomic frequency references:
      HP 5071A cesium beam oscillator
      Spectratime/Temex LPFRS rubidium
      Spectratime/Temex RMO rubidium  (same as LPFRS)
      Spectratime SRO100/SRO70 rubidium
      SRS PRS-10 rubidium oscillator
      Symmetricom SA22 rubidium (60 Mhz and 58.9824 MHz ref freq)
      Symmetricom X72 rubidium
      Symmetricom X99 rubidium

   Clocks:
      Acron Zeit WWVB receiver
      Gravity/solid earth tide clock (uses system clock to display
        solid earth tides and gravity offset,  Requires manual entry
        of latitude/longitude/altitude)
      No receiver, uses system clock.

   Time and frequency counters:
      Generic frequency/time interval counters
      HP531xx counters
      Lars simple GPSDO controller
      PICPET simple timestamping interval counter chip
      TAPR TICC time interval counter

   Misc:
      Simple terminal emulator
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 07:52:48 am by texaspyro »
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 04:54:28 pm »
Thank you, texaspyro
 
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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 05:21:56 pm »
If you are running Linux, Ras PI, macOS, or FreeBSD (or even, gasp!, Windows) PM me your email address and I can send you the source code to compile.
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 06:00:20 pm »
Thanks
 
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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 07:45:44 am »
Hi,
 please send me the file... but I am really not a PC guru... and even the LH application before  had trouble.... because it was running just 15 sec and the disconnected from the GPS receive........ I was unable to correct this problem.....
thanks a lot in advance...
Rgds Ernie.
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 08:25:51 am »
If you are running Linux, Ras PI, macOS, or FreeBSD (or even, gasp!, Windows) PM me your email address and I can send you the source code to compile.

Why don't you put the code e.g. on Github? You can even host the precompiled exe there for people to download. Much better than e-mailing the files - for exactly the reasons you have mentioned.

 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 01:28:11 pm »
Added supported device list to the first post...
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2018, 02:59:43 am »
Thanks texaspyro,  got it working with my Mac and 2017-12-16 BG7TBL LCD GPSDO.

 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2018, 03:07:32 am »
Thank you Sir, will PM for Linux.

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 06:02:18 am »
Thanks texaspyro,  got it working with my Mac and 2017-12-16 BG7TBL LCD GPSDO.

You can use GZ to turn off the digital clock and get yourself some more plot area.    You can also tweak the satellite table config (SI keyboard command).
 
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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 09:38:15 am »
 :-+ :-+ Running V6 Beta in a Virtual Machine, works gr8 ;D

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 04:38:47 am »
I noticed emailing this .zip as an attachment was rejected by my email (goDaddy), yet, if I extracted the files, and re-named the .exe to a .txt without zipping it, it passed through with flying colors. Changed it back to .exe on the other end, runs, no problems. So just the file type extension seems to be the issue.
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 05:21:03 am »
I noticed emailing this .zip as an attachment was rejected by my email (goDaddy), yet, if I extracted the files, and re-named the .exe to a .txt without zipping it, it passed through with flying colors. Changed it back to .exe on the other end, runs, no problems. So just the file type extension seems to be the issue.

That seldom works with most ISPs.   I've tried changing extensions, ZIPing, password protected ZIPs, renaming and passoword protecting, etc.   Some work with a few ISPs, most don't.
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 08:37:25 pm »
Currently supported devices in v6.0:

     GPS Receivers:
        Furuno GT-8031 ($PFEC commands ... not yet tested)

Texaspyro, just curious about the $PFEC commands, are there any advantages if implemented ?
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 08:40:28 pm by BravoV »
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 02:59:35 am »
Furuno had receivers that speak (at least) four different types of commands:  NMEA, PFEC,  eSIP, and Motorola binary (there is also an undocumented Furuno binary... if you manage to get it into that mode you will never get it out unless you can do a firmware upgrade).

NMEA just lets you monitor the basic GPS stuff like any generic receiver.

The others let you monitor and config the receiver to a much greater degree.   The GT87xx devices can switch between ESIP and Motorola binary.   ESIP seems to be better.  The GT87 docs say they also support PFEC, but that puts it into the dreaded Furuno binary mode...  Heather blocks attempts to set PFEC mode on the GT87xx.
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2018, 03:29:03 am »
So on TruePosition board which uses Furuno GT-8031, at the force receiver option -> "/rxo", is that NMEA or binary mode for this particular Furuno receiver ?

As you mentioned in the manual, quote -> "Binary mode offers the user full control of the receiver and better monitoring options." , what exactly the better options are those compared to non binary ?

Did I miss this detail somewhere in the manual ?

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2018, 03:37:09 am »
Thank you for the files

I found that .ZIP file renamed to .TXT will not always work, even is password protected.

But, if you use WinRAR and ...
- make a .RAR file that is password protected
- Select to hide the filename
- Choose highest compression
- Then rename it to .TXT
has always worked for me with any ISP.

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2018, 09:45:50 pm »
Texaspyro,
thanks for your work, I've sent PM with my mail for linux version.
Also tested my ISP sending the plain v5 X11 zip file to my mail, received without problems.
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2018, 01:16:46 am »
I've sent PM with my mail for linux version.

I've had several requests for the latest code lately, but I've been out of town quite a bit lately and have a lot of catching up to do.  Also, I have some debug code in the current version for the environmental sensor.   I hope to get the code out in the next few days.
 
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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2018, 08:41:55 pm »
Is there a Windows 10 friendly version of Lady Heather that would work with my Symmetricom UCCM?

When I run it I get...

w32sal.dll missing
winvfx16.dll missing

I have Windows 10 Version 1079 (OS Build 16299.15), 64 bit.

Thanks in advance
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2018, 12:03:24 am »
Is there a Windows 10 friendly version of Lady Heather that would work with my Symmetricom UCCM?

When I run it I get...

w32sal.dll missing
winvfx16.dll missing

I have Windows 10 Version 1079 (OS Build 16299.15), 64 bit.

Thanks in advance

Sounds like you tried running v6 exe before installing v5.  The v6 .exe is just the exe file and is missing the rest of the program, install v5 from here;
http://www.ke5fx.com/heather/readme.htm

Then copy the v6 .exe to the install directory to upgrade to v6.  See the instructions on the first post above.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 12:06:27 am by kj7e »
 
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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2018, 08:34:44 am »
I have had a LOT of requests for the Windows version of the latest version (v6.0 Beta) of Lady Heather for Windows.   Unfortunately aggressive blocking of .exe files by ISPs makes it very hard to email the .exe file (even password protected .zip files get blocked).  Also very few Windows users seem to be able to compile the code.

So, attached here, is the latest version .exe file and the documentation in a .txt file.   This is just the .exe  To use it you will need to have v5.0 installed and working (from ke5fx.com) and replace the v5.0 heather.exe file with this one (backup your old .exe first).

This version supports LOTs of new devices (including TruePosition, PRS10, X72, and SA22.c devices) and has a lot of new features.  Check the heather.txt file for the command line options for selecting your device type.

(BTW, for you TruePosition users the command line option for talking to the TruePosition GPSDO is /rxo)

I'll try to keep this post updated with new revisions.  They will probably all still have the "v6.0" version number, but the compile time info gets automatically updated.


Hello Mark,

is there a particular reason, or did I miss something on time-nuts, that you don't publish LH on John Miles pages, KEF5FX, anymore?

Frank
 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2018, 10:22:43 am »

Hello Mark,

is there a particular reason, or did I miss something on time-nuts, that you don't publish LH on John Miles pages, KEF5FX, anymore?

Frank

It's still in Beta development / testing.    I don't want to release a potentially buggy program on the official site,   I am getting close to updating the first post with v6.03 Beta.   It adds a couple of new receiver types and some new feaatures (like support for environmental sensors and the ability to write RINEX files that can be post-processed into precise location values if the receiver supports outputting RAW satellite measurement observations).

 

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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2018, 04:37:55 am »
The first post has been updated to version 6.05 Beta.

V6.05 adds support for a few new devices (like the Venus RTK receivers, Ashtech Z12, and Lars GPSDO).  There are several cosmetic tweaks. 

A major new feature is the ability to write RINEX files for receivers that can output satellite RAW observation data.    RINEX files can be processed to produce very accurate positions (typically 150-250mm for L1 only receivers,  10mm for L1/L2 receivers).   The recommended online processor is CSRS-PPP from Natural Resources of Canada (NARCAN)... they seem to be the only service that supports L1 only data.   
 
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Re: Lady Heather v6 Beta for Windows .exe
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2018, 05:08:06 am »
Forgot to mention... v6.05 also adds support for environmental (temperature/humidity/pressue) sensors.  Currently sensors from dogratian.com and LookingForSolutions are supported.
 
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