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First pass beginners guide to WSJT and FlexRadio

Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭
edited March 2018 in New Ideas
Hello all,

A flex user asked for some help on setting his Flex 6700 setup to work FT-8.  I decided to put together a simple beginners guide based around Windows.

I'm sure I have some bug and inaccuracies and I will gratefully accept comments and corrections.  This process however does work for me.

I am hopeful it will help someone else.


  • Dave - W6OVP
    Dave - W6OVP Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Thank You Mark. On a quick skim it looks like what I've been looking for. Keep up the good work! -Dave

  • Mike James - WJ7U
    edited July 2017

    Thanks for the guide. Do you think WSJT will work via SmartLink? The concern would be the latency involved. I believe the absolute timing accuracy for WSJT is pretty tight.
  • Mark_WS7M
    Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Mike, it will not at this time because DAX does not work over Smartlink.  Perhaps when that is solved and depending up on the latency it might.
  • Peter Bacon
    Peter Bacon Member
    edited July 2017
    Mark, I note your comment on using a COM Port for the CAT control of WSJTX.  In my WSJTX setup I have selected "FlexRadio 6xxx" as the hardware, and then for the network server I use "".  In SmartCAT you can also define different TCP Ports if you already use 5002 - for example DDUtil.   Otherwise all my other settings are the same as yours. 73 Peter G3ZSS
  • Mark_WS7M
    Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Agreed.  I couldn't get to to work when I first tried that but now it is.  I've updated the doc.  Thanks!
  • Mark_WS7M
    Mark_WS7M Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Updated the doc to include the TCP cat connection and fixed a few misspellings!
  • W2PP
    W2PP Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    The File is no longer available.  I used the IP address of my radio, I added a CAT port of 5003 and cannot get connected.  I have SmartSDR running don't I have to have that running too?

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