This is the beta version 0.6.1 of rx320, a Unix/Linux control program
for the Ten-Tec RX320 receiver with a graphical user interface.
Currently the program is capable of communicating with the receiver using
one of the available serial ports. There is also support for managing frequency
database files: the program can read and save files in Clifton Turner's
*.320 format, and the receiver can be tuned to selected stations. New stations
can be entered and existing ones can be edited.
The program can also scan a frequency band and display a graphical view of station activity.
The program saves the whole receiver state on exit, including
the two VFO frequencies, and restores it on startup. The receiver is also
reinitialized every time a power-on is detected.
The latest version (0.6.1) of the control program can be downloaded from
You will need xclass version 0.8.3 or higher in order to compile and run
the program. Xclass is available from sourceforge, and the current version
then go to the just created directory with the sources and build the executable:tar zxf rx320-0.6.1.tgz
The executable is named rx320, if you are the superuser you can install it in an standard location with the commandcd rx320-0.6.1
If you do not have root access, you can install instead the application locally in your home directory, by typingmake install
That will cause the executable to be copied to $HOME/.xclass/bin and the help files to $HOME/.xclass/docs/rx320. You should then to either add $HOME/.xclass/bin to your $PATH environment variable, or to copy the rx320 executable to a suitable directory.make install_user
The program implements a large number of keyboard shortcuts to allow mouseless
operation. The following keys are the most commonly used:
Frequency database access:
By Right-clicking on an empty space between buttons a popup menu will appear. Select the "Frequency database..." option to open a new frequency database window.
You can have any given number of database windows open simultaneously. To load a frequency file (*.320 or *.cdf) use the Open option from the File menu of the database window. Double-click on station names to tune the receiver into that station. Select "Edit/Add new station" to enter a new station into the database, "Edit/Change entry" lets you edit the currently selected database entry.
Page last updated: Jul 5, 2004.