One of my “Dreams” I contemplated when the Flex-6000 (Deep Impact, right?) was announced was the idea that I could control more than one of my own stations remotely.
I forgot to shoot a screen shot, as I was able to sit in the W9EVT Mega-Shack receiving the stations I worked, while alternatingly working them from my North and South Stations!
When I got back to the North Station I did shoot this screen shot the next morning:
Let’s walk through the four entries:
- K9ZW Home (South) QTH via SmartLink – this is in Manitowoc, Wisconsin running a Flex-6700 Limited Edition (#11) barefoot to a Tennadyne T-8 at 60ft.
- K9ZW Island (North) QTH via SmartLink – this is on Washington Island, Wisconsin (hence the WI-001L) running a later Flex-6700 barefoot to a SteppIR CrankIR portable antenna.
- K9ZW Island (North) QTH via Local Area Network is the same station and shows because I within the wireless router’s coverage.
- Demo Flex-6700 is built into SmartSDR for iOS, and I keep it enabled to do quick show-and-tell sessions where I don’t have good internet set up.
So what I was doing was using George W9EVT’s Maestro and Flex-6300 to listen as I switch back-and forth from the North and South stations. I was also monitoring via those stations as well.
The North and South stations are roughly 190 km/118 miles apart in a largely north(NNE)-south(SSW) displacement. The roads are slow and a ferry ride make this a 3+ hour trip each way.
Very interesting experiment which I hope to repeat!
Next step may come in the future, as I would love to combine the two stations in one virtual-station!