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Author Topic: TONO THETA 777 TERMINAL  (Read 3554 times)
G6XXL
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« on: May 01, 2004, 06:32:42 PM »

Hi Everone.
I have a tono theta 777 comms terminal but no software does anybody know about this unit i would like to use it with my laptop 120 pentium to decode cw.
It seems to work but lights up for baudot and not cw how do you change this ? Is there specific software for this unit ?
Thanks in anticipation and 73s to all.
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DD3LY
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2004, 07:46:18 AM »

I can supply a freeware software from a french ham. It does not support really all functions of the '777 but the most needed. If you are interested, just send a mail to: andree.knott@t-online.de
I will send the software to you.
73 de AndreƩ DD3LY
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G6XXL
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2004, 05:03:14 PM »

Thanks to Andre'e DD3LY for the reply and software download my tono 777 is now working and thanks to eHam.net for their great forums.
Greg
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ZEROTAG
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2004, 06:40:30 PM »

I am very much interested in all sorts of info i can get my hands on about tono decoders (350, 550, 777, 5000, 7000, 9000). So please send me a copy of the program and any other info you might have for me (copy of usermanual).

Knd Rgds, Ruud
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G6XXL
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2004, 04:07:42 PM »

Hi Rudd,
Please e'mail me direct at Ultraglen@ukonline.co.uk for me to be able to send you the software which includes a manual for the tono 777.
Regards
Greg
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2004, 07:18:05 PM »

Can you please let me know how I can obtain a copy of the software for the tono terminal? Thanks!

Rod Hart
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DD3LY
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2004, 09:20:46 AM »

Sorry for my mistake: not a french ham but an american ham AA4PB wrote a nice software named Tcom-777 which is shareware. I used this software for testing a '777 which was given to me and which I still keep on the shelf. With this software the '777 is a pleasure to use.
Just one drawback with the software version I used: the bit-inversion mode was not usable. This is OK for using the '777 as a ham but using it as a utility-SWL bit-inversion would be interesting. Perhaps AA4PB is going to rewrite this old software. Or it even was overhauled. The version I used was taken from a hamsoft CD-ROM and may be old. I do not use the '777 at the moment. I prefer the german DSP-modem "DSPCOM", not common known but a VERY INTERSTING modem.
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W9GB
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 07:49:20 AM »

TONO CORPORATION
98 Motosoja-Machi,
Maebashi, Gunma, 371-0846, Japan
Telephone: 027-253-6955
FAX 027-253-1885
http://www.tono.jp

Here is the Operators Manual for your TONO Theta-777
http://www.shortwaveradio.ch/radio-manuals/tono-theta-777-manual.pdf

Properly wired to a RS-232 serial port, on a personal computer, the Theta-777
can be operated with ANY common serial terminal program, such as:

HyperTerminal Private Edition 7.0 (MS Windows, Apple OSX version in Beta)
http://www.hilgraeve.com/hyperterminal/
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NOTE: Microsoft removed HyperTerminal from later versions of Windows,
BUT the Private Edition is still available from the author (John Hile originally wrote
applications for the Heathkit computers of 1970s/1980s !!) for a small license fee.
HyperACCESS is Hilgraeve's full-featured commercial product.
https://store.hilgraeve.com/order/index_html

PuTTY
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Bob Lewis, AA4PB wrote the popular DOS program TCOM-777 (written in Turbo Pascal)
 for the Tono Theta-777 controller.
This program was not ported to MS Windows, as Bob explained in 2004 (excerpt below).

Quote from: AA4PB, 2004
> TCOM-777 is a DOS program that was written in Borland's Turbo Pascal.
> A number of years ago Borland discontinued support of Turbo Pascal and so
> I was unable to continue support of the TCOM-777 program and several other
> programs that I had written in Turbo Pascal.
>
> There is a processor speed issue with the Borland timing procedures that are
> compiled into the TCOM-777 and other programs. Once the processor speed gets
> above 200 MHz, the timing routines may run very fast or they may fail
> completely with a divide by zero error. The only available solution is to
> run TCOM-777 on an older, slower computer. The problem lies in the Borland
> supplied code. They have refused to release a fix for it and they have
> refused to release the source code to the public domain so that others can
> legally fix the problem.
>
> You are certainly welcome to post what you have on a web site and make it
> available for anyone to use for free. There is no longer any registration
> fee required.
>
> The Tono Theta-777 was one of the best AMTOR units that I have ever used. I
> especially found that the monitor mode was far superior to any of the other
> units around at the time. The only thing I found lacking was menu driven
> software to run it which I tried to fix. I contacted both Tono and their
> U.S. distributor at one time to see if an agreement could be reached to
> include the software with each unit but neither of them seemed to have any
> interest in software.
>
> Anyway, I'm glad to hear that there is still some interest in these units.
> 73, Bob

w9gb
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W9GB
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2014, 06:09:41 PM »

In case puTTY or HyperTerminal is not what you are looking for, then some alternatives are:

Termite was created as a utility for monitoring RS232 data coming from hardware devices.
Design requirements were for the utility to be easy to set up, to run "out of the box" with preconfigured settings,
and to run directly from a CD-ROM or USB stick without requiring installation.
http://www.compuphase.com/software_termite.htm

MCS Electronics provides the free "simpleterm" utility amongst its downloads since 2006.
(Choose "Downloads", then "BASCOM". Then select the "MCS Simple Terminal" from the list.)
http://www.mcselec.com

YAT, a freeware serial terminal by Dieter Fauth now listed at SourceForge.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/y-a-terminal/

"Terminal" by Br@y++, a free terminal that supports text and hexadecimal display,
macros, scripting, graphic visualization and more.
https://sites.google.com/site/terminalbpp/
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