Doc date : 26/04/2019
Doc update : 21/05/2019
Software version : 1.0.2 build 16052019
CRX-COM is an NodeJs application, witch purpose to control your radio transceiver from your webrowser, this control is made with websockets technologies, and serialport management over TCP.
1. Download CRX-COM :
Current version 1.0.2 (build:16/05/2019), 'beta' protocols: elecraft.
Tested : icom, yaesu v1/v2 and kewood.
- Windows installer
- Windows no install,zip file.
- Linux no install, zip file.
- Mac no install, zip file.
For Raspberry : please read this article https://project.crx.cloud/crx-com-rasb-ft817
2. Express setup :
I've build for 64bits plateform the NODEJS package into a ZIP file for LINUX, MACOS and WINDOWS.
This ZIP file contain : A binnary, a folder with node js modules, and an ini file.
- Simply unzip program and root it with root/administrator right needed for SERIAL PORT device operation,
and also NETWORK Server operation ( open TCP port 8989 on your computer ).
- To run, launch :
On WINDOWS :
./CRX-COM-win.exe ( launch as administrator if needed ).
If you want you have also a WINDOWS INSTALLER ( see link on the top ), simply run it !
It 'll create shortlink to CRX-COM-win.exe.
On LINUX :
chmod +x CRX-COM-linux
On MAC :
Same as linux + ./CRX-COM-macos
3. If you are "expert" you can do manualy setup, it run on ALL operating systems / ALL plateform x86/x64 :
First of all, you need NODEJS engine to run CRX-COM, you can download it here :
Windows : https://nodejs.org/dist/latest-v10.x/node-v10.15.3-x64.msi
! for 32 bits it's here : https://nodejs.org/dist/latest-v10.x/node-v10.15.3-x86.msi
Linux : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-node-js-on-ubuntu-16-04 (for DEBIAN/UBUNTU)
Mac : https://nodejs.org/dist/v10.15.3/node-v10.15.3.pkg
Or choose manualy a version (like X86) : https://nodejs.org/en/download/
Note, i build the app with node 10.15.3 witch is the LTS, so if you want to run with lastest version, you will have to rebuild all.
3.1 Download the CRX-COM NODEJS program :
Download CRX-COM NODE JS package here
or directly from GIT : https://git.crx.cloud/f4eyq/crx-com
3.2 Unzip and install depandencies :
Now unzip the package, and run this command into the CRX-COM folder :
$> npm i
This will install the NODEJS app.
3.2 Run the CRX-COM
Now you can run the CRX-COM ( before go to CRX Website ) and configure the software via the "CAT" button on the CRX Website.
For info, you must run the command with root, because the program need access to serial device.
The server.js is launch via bin.js, it simply a little launcher !
Of course, you can build a little script :
And into config.ini you can change the debug, and put program to silent mode,
you can also change the TCP port.
4. Configure your transceiver on Website :
Configure your WEB-BROWSER
FIREFOX need a special configuration, run this command into URL : about:config
Tape this value : network.websocket.allowInsecureFromHTTPS
And put it to : True
Why ? Because CRX-HAM Website is in HTTPS, and the local CRX-COM Server run with HTTP ( without encryption ).
The other browser like OPERA/GOOGLE CHROME doesnt need this operation.
You can now go to step 4 to configure your radio transceiver from CRX Website !
Clic on the CAT button on the site :
Launch the CRX-COM program on the background :
Finaly, choose your equipement, contructor, here i've a FT817,
The PORT COM in the list, here COM4.
I dont touch the advanced options, normaly it must be OK.
And now clic on "Save, apply config and connect" button that all :)
If you have a look to CRX-COM, it display this message, that connexion is OK, client have a set his configuration :
Now you can try it, go to dxcluster, band map or logbook and try to clic on a frequency.
Good trafic with CRX-COM !