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Twin slice operation idea

DrTeeth
DrTeeth Member ✭✭
edited December 2018 in New Ideas
Please 'like' this if you think it is a good idea.

Over this weekend I was working a contest. Both the 80 and 40 m bands have two contest preferred segments (at least in Region 1 where the contest is). So I set up a couple of profiles with two slice receivers/panadaptor slices showing so I could monitor the two segments in the same band simultaneously.

I experimented with dealing with the audio from both slices and thought of an option that would be very handy in this case. I would have liked slice B to automatically mute when clicking on a signal in slice A and vice-versa so I could give the selected signal my undivided attention. Manually having to mute the slices seemed to be a lot of unnecessary work. I am not talking about regular split operation where one would have two slices and one panadaptor, all the same frequency.

I am not an experienced contester at all and maybe those who are may not like this idea at all. It is just something that I would have found particularly useful to have in this instance.

If the above is not clear I would be more than happy to try and explain myself better.

Mni tnx.

Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

 


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  • K6OZY
    K6OZY Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Install SDR bridge. It already does that now.
  • DrTeeth
    DrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Looks useful, thanks for mentioning it. But for what I have in mind it appears more complicated than a native SSDR solution. I will still check it out though.

    Have a good weekend.
  • Bill-W9OL
    Bill-W9OL Member
    edited October 2016

    Not just contesting, but dxing when a DXpedition Station could be on multiple bands at the same time.

    A real good suggestion Guy....I LIKE it.

    Right now I have two instances of JT running, on two bands....looking for new ones.

    Unfortunately I only have two antennas!

  • W4WHL
    W4WHL Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    This would be easy to write as a third party app.  A simple program that monitored the radio and muted all slices but the active slice.

    loop
    //listen for radio changes

    if active = 0 unmute 0;  mute 1;
    if active = 1 unmute 1;  mute 0;

    etc etc
    return

    Yes its a bit more complex, but that's the high level.

    I doubt flex would incorporate this into SmartSDR, as its a specific operating style.

    I'm a bit busy coding my own software at the moment, but maybe someone else will take this on if there is interest.


    William






  • DrTeeth
    DrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    <<I doubt flex would incorporate this into SmartSDR, as its a specific operating style>>
    That is why it would be an option. A BIG plus about SSDR is its flexibility (no pun intended) without dictating how one should operate.
  • Mark_W3II
    Mark_W3II Mark W3II Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    Take a look at my latest release of FRStack. It contains this feature.

    https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/memories-and-most-recently-used-frequency-utility

    The Radio menu item contains a option called:

    Radio slice active mutes inactive slices.

  • DrTeeth
    DrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Thanks for your fine work in FRStack and thanks for the heads up on that feature.

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