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Multiple users, one local, one via VPN?

Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson Member
edited April 2019 in SmartSDR for Windows
I am considering purchasing a Flex 6300 with a friend of mine who is moving into a condo, and will not have any HF capabilities. I understand he would be perfectly able to connect to the Flex at my QTH remotely via VPN once I set that up.

However, does the radio have the ability to work with 2 instances of SmartSDR? If I am using Slice A, could he receive on Slice B?


  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    No.  Multi-user access is not allowed, so multiple instance of SmartSDR for Windows is not permitted.
  • Robert -- N5IKD
    Robert -- N5IKD Member ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    Not yet. It could be a future feature.
  • Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompson Member
    edited August 2015
    Ok, so if my friend is using the rig while I connect, will it kick him off, or tell me that it's in use?
  • Andreas Junge
    Andreas Junge Member
    edited April 2019
    SmartSDR will show the radio as in-use. There is no way to kick somebody off unless you shut the radio down.It's is either or. 

  • Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompson Member
    edited August 2015
    Ok, fantastic. I think that will be a very acceptable compromise. Thanks!
  • Jim Gilliam
    Jim Gilliam Member ✭✭
    edited August 2015

    However...There is nothing to stop you from streaming the audio to multiple listeners so the group can "read the mail." RemAud is a free audio streamer that allows multiple users if they have the correct password.

    Jim, K6QE

  • Walt - KZ1F
    Walt - KZ1F Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    Of course there is websdr web site where one can read the mail from stations all over the world. I don't believe there is any facility in the cicuitry to allow two transmissions, now or in the future. This is why they are called slice receivers. Your friend could buy his own that you could host. Put his radio in the basement and let him put his ant on your tower. But what a guy!! Can we be friends too??
  • Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompson Member
    edited August 2015
    LOL yes, we can be friends!! I figure this kind of an arrangement benefits both of us, so why not! Glad to know there are provisions for this kind of thing. I will use it when I am traveling, and if it gives me the ability to help another ham, then that's all the more reason.

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