Category Archives: SmartSDR

REPOST: Background FT8 Remote via SmartLink and SmartSDR for Windows (June 6th, 2019)

REPOST of a June 6th 2019 Post. EDITS in BOLD with Brackets []

Background FT8 Remote via SmartLink and SmartSDR for Windows

If you spend long hours desk-bound like I do, your thoughts may also wander to the question “Could I make some QSOs during work? [EDIT With the immense amount of screen time working (we’re considered an essential business at work) while in isolation making any QSO is a treat.]

Back in SmartSDR v1 days I started with a Raspberry Pi VPN using a Maestro during lunch hours. Those phone (SSB) QSOs were pretty few.  Fist I had limited time and then if staff knew I was in the building they had things to bring to my attention, which is hard to manage when you are also in QSO!

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First 2020 QSOs – SmartSDR for iOS and Flex-6600M

While a tame night out my family insisted in seeing the New Year in by staying up past midnight. All things led to rising late.

I wanted to catch the first QSOs of 2020 as I ate breakfast, and I used the iPad with SmartSDR for iOS to catch some FT8 traffic.

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Flex-6000 with an Apple MAC – An Option Suggested by KF2T

Geroge KF2T updated the FRS Community with an option to run DogparkSDR with the latest macOS versions and the latest radio updates using “Nexus” as a macOS DAX (xDAX) replacement.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/mac-os-catalina-sound-device-digimodes

I’ve written to KF2T to ask more details, including details on his workaround for xCAT (the macOS CAT.)

More to follow!

73

Steve
K9ZW

Thoughts on older versions of SmartSDR

At the FlexRadio Community folks were discussing whether SmartSDR Version 1.x was going to see any feature additions (think not) and if you had to have an internet connection to run a FlexRadio (which is “no” other than upgrades or doing remote by SmartLink).

Here are my comments:

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An Experience of FlexRadio’s Remote Access Helping a Corrupted DAX Issue

Having several Windows PCs, and Apple Macs/iPhones/iPads all in use with four FlexRadio Flex-6000’s in various locations, AND participating the Alpha Testing Program with lots of extra test versions of software, I have messed up a few installations with DAX naming corruption issues. Usually I’ve been able to use the FRS published procedures to sort things out.

But then came one PC, a HP fanless i5 used at my Washington Island QTH, that caught the DAX-Blues really hard.

The usual techniques didn’t sort out this mess – and I was at the verge of making it worse!

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The True Power of multiFlex SmartSDR

There is an excellent explanation of the true power of Multiflex by Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, at the 2019 Hamvention here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNdEfqNUX6k

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