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v1.4 PTT Remote (USB?) Switch
Is there any word on how to operate via remote LAN using v1.4 SmartSDR software and a physical PTT switch? (the keyboard or VOX isn't the answer in my case)
The features in v1.4 remote LAN operation will be a game changer for me, enabling me to use my 6300 much more (and more easily) than I can now.
I am very close to having the perfect set-up (for me) planned for v1.4 when it arrives. The outstanding issue in my case is how to key up TX without having to toggle or hold a key on the keyboard.
The hand switch with my Heil headset is great, but any ideas/plans for how we would interface something like that simple switch to, for example, USB? My electronics skillset doesn't extend to building those interfaces.
I'm guessing a similar switch interface must have been considered for CW operation, so the answer is probably apparent (just not to me <grin>).
Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee adminSmartSDR v1.4 will not have a hardware method for keying the radio via the remote PC. You will have to use VOX or click MOX on the GUI. This capability may be included in a future version of SmartSDR.0
W4WHL Member ✭✭Mark I accomplished this with an arduino, see my post https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/v1-4-remote-ptt-switch
I used an Arduino to interface my current hand switch to the Remote PC to send CAT MOX commands. This is working great with v1.4.
It would be great if we could assign PTT to a FlexControl button.
Just starting operating from the deck last night Works great of course.
But PLEASE add keystroke short cut for PTT !
For me a mic selection for "PC" and "PC with Spacebar PTT" would be great.
KY6LA_Howard Member ✭✭✭SSDR remembers your last action witch a mouse and let's you repeat it with a space bar.
So click on MOX to talk. Then next time Space bar will activate MOX as PTT0
Good info. Did not know that !
Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee adminActually SmartSDR cannot take credit for that. It is a Windows feature. It has been around for a looooong time.0
Yea I have actually used it before but never thought about trying it on the Surface Pro tablet remote. Cool !
K6OZY Member ✭✭This was added in 22.214.171.124
I purchase a wireless remote switch over eBay consist of a reciever with the momentary on attached to the ptt on the back of 6500. And a fob to activate which looks like a auto key lock remote. Mine works all over the house. You can get them with longer range. I use this with headset when I do not want to use vox. Would not be of use on remote over wan.0
Great! I didn't have 1.4.3 installed long enough to find the feature!
I guess I'll add a 2nd FlexControl to my Dayton list in hopes they'll have this horrible hanging issue fixed by then.
I had not looked at the new list of options and you are right the mox is in the list and I tried it out. Works still not the most user friendly way to do it. Seems if we can do this we should be able to do a USB device with a ptt button. How about it?0
Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭Not to mention the PTT is part of the MIDI controller interface programs that William has pioneered.....oops.... I mentioned it!0
W4WHL Member ✭✭I made a USB PTT button a while back. This was using a micro adruino and using DDUTIL. But I could easily make an app that uses TCP instead of CAT, so DDUtil is no longer required. But there was no interest, so I never continued the project. https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/v1-4-remote-ptt-switch
I do not see PTT as an option with my Flex Control?? I honestly have stopped using my control knob because o the lack of features.
Rich it is mox0
Bob - W7KWS - Member ✭✭Tim,
I use an Asus T100TAM Windows 8.1 tablet with 1.4.11. It works very well except that the internal Mic isn't very good. Therefore, I've settled on an external Mic/earphone that I picked up at Amazon for $13
The audio reports are quite good with this Mic. On the microphone is a button which is normally used for answering calls on a phone. If SmartSDR could detect this contact closure as a PTT, I believe it would be a great way for any similarly wired Mic to key the radio without having to carry any extra stuff around while using a Flex in remote mode.
Bob - W7KWS - Member ✭✭I removed the circuit board from a USB numeric keypad & put it into a tiny plastic project box with a button mounted on the end. I connected the button to the contacts for the space bar & now I have a small, handheld USB PTT.
Only problem now is that I've switched to a tablet & the only micro USB is often in use by the charge cord.
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