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Request for modified buttons for record and playback

David Decoons, wo2x
David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
edited June 2020 in New Ideas

Can SmartSDR GUI be modified to increase the size and location of the record and playback buttons? Right now, they are small and sometimes not easy to quickly click on them.

Here's my rendition of what I would like to see implemented.


Dave, wo2x



  • Edward Armstrong-WB2K
    edited February 2018
    Good job Dave I have spoken to Steve Hicks quite a while back on making these buttons bigger they are much too small hopefully they will see this and make them bigger.
  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2017

    I had the exact same frustration until Steve (K5FR) Nance pointed out to me that I could map these controls to a Genovation Keypad via DDUTIL.  I now have physical record and playback buttons.
  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    edited June 2020

    Good idea. I do have a Genovatiom 24 button keypad. Didn;t think to map a couple of buttons.

    Dave, wo2x

  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    I got this from Steve Nance

    MAke sure every toggle gets its own index number (P1). Map the Genovation to this macro.


    DDTG - Toggles 2 macros (mod eff v3.2.1)

    Form: DDTG P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 ;

    Parm: P1 = Toggle index number (2 numeric digits {00-19})

    Parm: P2 = Separator (1 char {':' recommended})

    Parm: P3 = **** = 3 digits for On macro

    Parm: P4 = Separator (1 char {':' recommended})

    Parm: P5 = **** = 3 digits for Off macro

    Uses: DDTG01:020:021; toggles macro pair #01 for macros 20 and 21


    So far I have mapped the following toggle buttons..

    0  Master Mute

    1 MOX/PTT  

    2 TUNE

    3  Diversity 

    4  AGC       

    5  Slice Mute 

    6  NB        

    7  NR        

    8  Slice Lock

    9 Record     

    10 Play     

    11 Amp Standby Operate 

    The other alternative is to use Stu's K6TU iPad App which does much of what you need for contesting without your having to write macros..

    I actually use both but since I will be remoting a lot the next few months and I can't use the iPad app remote without a VPN, the macro buttons are the preferred solution..

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    edited June 2020

    Thanks! I've got some clear double button caps. Perfect for a MOX button. Let me know if you would like a couple. The clear caps are nice. The Genovation label maker app allows making color coordinated labels.

    We use the USB Genovation keypads in out 9-1-1 center. The calltakers love them.


  • Steve Belcak
    Steve Belcak Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    Thanks Howard, Steve and Dave....mapping toggle buttons is a nice feature....generally I have things working but I hv a problem when I open up a browser.....

    - Flex 6500 started- reboot PC    (i7  32Gig memory  Win 10 Pro)
    - start SSDR and connect to radio
    - start DDUTIL
    - macro buttons in DDUTIL all work   Tune on...Tune off...Tune Toggle
    - CP24 keypad buttons all work
    - F key all work
    - Ctrl Shft M  on highlighted macros all work

    now some problems....
    - start Chrome.....F keys no longer work...shut down chrome and F keys will work again as long as I exercise a button in DDUTIL or on the keypad

    - close Chrome and start Microsoft Edge....same problem

    when I try and use the F keys in chrome or edge, they attempt to exercise another function, for example in Chrome if I press F6 it highlights the url address bar.

    it seems like macros will work with a browser open as long as I don't use the F keys

    any ideas?


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