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I hope that helps. :)

Willie...


On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Jim McDermott <jim@spiritfm.org> wrote:

> I admit, I know nothing about serial programming and yet that seems to be
> the only way to set up an old BT ACS 8.2 switcher. Can I get an idea of
> what to? I downloaded an emulator, connected the ACS to the serial port,
> but there appears to be no communication. How do I determine that?
>
> --
>
> *Jim McDermott President & GM, Spirit FM Radio*
> Lake of the Ozarks, MO
> www.spiritfm.org
>

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div class=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-size:small">Her=
e is a link to the manual for the 8x2D unit, which we have.<br><br><a href=
=3D"http://broadcasttools.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Manual_8x2D_ev.PDF=
">http://broadcasttools.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Manual_8x2D_ev.PDF</=
a><br><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-size:small">This=
 is the ACS that you mention:<br><a href=3D"http://broadcasttools.com/wp-co=
ntent/uploads/2014/06/Manual_ACS8x2.pdf">http://broadcasttools.com/wp-conte=
nt/uploads/2014/06/Manual_ACS8x2.pdf</a><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_defau=
lt" style=3D"font-size:small"><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_default" style=
=3D"font-size:small">I have my manual here in front of me, and was just loo=
king at it. The 8x2D uses a rather &quot;esoteric&quot; command structure o=
f single characters. It&#39;s responses are similar. (Back in the days when=
 microcontrollers had &lt;1K of EEPROM!)<br><br>I can&#39;t believe it&#39;=
s been ALMOST 20 YEARS since I last needed to tinker with these and the ser=
ial control, when I was building the new air studio and automation system a=
t WFIF! TIME FLIES!!! I do remember having some struggles with getting the =
AudioVault to &quot;talk to&quot; the two BCTools switchers, but I did fina=
lly get it, with some help from BE&#39;s Tech Support. :) Then, &quot;It ju=
st worked.&quot;<br><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-si=
ze:small">One thing to check, is if your computer is using the same baud ra=
te as the BCTools unit. I just looked at the two VERY DIFFERENT manuals... =
<br></div><div class=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-size:small">From the A=
CS manual, page 15:<br>The command to enter menu mode starts with an asteri=
sk (=E2=80=9C*=E2=80=9D) followed by the<br>device (ID) address as a single=
 decimal digit, then the <br>MM<br>command.=C2=A0 <br>NOTE:<br>Commands=C2=
=A0 typed=C2=A0 will=C2=A0 NOT=C2=A0 be=C2=A0 seen,=C2=A0 unless=C2=A0 you=
=C2=A0 turn=C2=A0 =E2=80=9CEcho=C2=A0 ON=E2=80=9D=C2=A0 in<br>HyperTerminal=
.<br>The=C2=A0 menu=C2=A0 mode=C2=A0 displays=C2=A0 advanced=C2=A0 configur=
ation=C2=A0 parameters.<br>Unit ID, Baud rate and other configurations are =
set via the on-board dipswitches<br>(SW 17) at the front of the unit<br></d=
iv><div class=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-size:small"><br></div><div cl=
ass=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-size:small">I hope that helps. :)<br><b=
r></div><div class=3D"gmail_default" style=3D"font-size:small">Willie...<br=
><br></div><div class=3D"gmail_extra"><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Tue=
, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Jim McDermott <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"=
mailto:jim@spiritfm.org"; target=3D"_blank">jim@spiritfm.org</a>&gt;</span> =
wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8=
ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex">
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    <p>I admit, I know nothing about serial programming and yet that
      seems to be the only way to set up an old BT ACS 8.2 switcher. Can
      I get an idea of what to? I downloaded an emulator, connected the
      ACS to the serial port, but there appears to be no communication.
      How do I determine that?<span class=3D"gmail-HOEnZb"><font color=3D"#=
888888"><br>
    </font></span></p><span class=3D"gmail-HOEnZb"><font color=3D"#888888">
    <br>
    <div class=3D"gmail-m_6567461169312575083moz-signature">-- <br>
      <b>Jim McDermott<br>
        President &amp; GM, Spirit FM Radio</b><br>
      Lake of the Ozarks, MO<br>
      <a class=3D"gmail-m_6567461169312575083moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href=
=3D"http://www.spiritfm.org"; target=3D"_blank">www.spiritfm.org</a></div>
  </font></span></div>

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