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Versions v 1.10.16 radio and v 2.0.17 radio on same network and one PC

K3SF Member ✭✭✭
edited March 2020 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
The condrum i present is how to setup a PC on a Lan that has one Flex running ssdr V1.x  and another flex radio running ssdr V2.x..

It is my understanding that DAX/CAT of V1.x and V2.x are different and that they can not be installed on the PC at the same time.

A corollary to this above Lan setup would be a WAN setup, where my home setup is flex radio running V1.x but a friends offer me to connect via smartlink to his flex radio running V2.x.

Question,  can V2.x SSDR Dax/Cat on the PC  work with a Flex radio running ssdr V1.x? This implies that the PC is running SSDR V1.x
with V2.x Dax/CAT installed.

Thanks for any insight for proper configuration for these setups.


  • Mack
    Mack Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2019
    I do this on my LAN. Use a filter.txt file on each computer. Search the manual for details. Mack W4AX Alpha Team
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    hi mack

    thank you for your response

    i could not find in the SSDR Software User Guide for V2.x dated 25july2017 any reference to the filter.txt setup.
    i understand about the use of the filter.txt file to help the PC SSDR in choosing a single flex radio or even a reduced list from the helpdesk pages on filter.txt

    In my case , I assumed it would not be necessary as each flex radio would be running different version of SSDR. One radio running SSDR V1.x and the other running SSDR V2.x. 

    Sorry i guess i didnt make myself clear.
    My real question is can both DAX /CAT  V1.x and DAX/CAT V2.x be installed simultaneously on the same PC without causing any issues to running both SSDR V1.x and SSDR V2.x on the PC.

    ...Note.... that i do not intend to be running  SSDR V1.x and V2.x on the PC at the same time. Other than DAX/CAT conflicts i dont see why i should not be able to run a ssdr v1.x and ssdr v2.x simultaneously

  • Mack
    Mack Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    Sorry, I misunderstood the original question. One same same PC you can have 1.10.x loaded and then load 2.0.17 on the same computer. I have at least 20 versions (I need to go clean some out) of various Alpha SSDRs and they work fine. I have hardware and software that I test with 1.10.x and I simply select the version I want to run from the Start menu for my 6500 running 1.10.x and my 6700 running 2.0.17 each work without upgrades. 

    I'm 99% sure the CAT and DAX from 2.0.x are backwards compatible with 1.10.x. Hopefully this will get you going.

    Alpha Team
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    hi Mack

    that is what i was hoping would be the case.

    right now i am without a flex radio to test with...
    i did a trade in of my 6300 for 6600M so i could not actually test it myself.

    This also helps answer another question of a friend who we hope will be able to remote into my 6600M when i get it setup here.  He currently runs a 6300 with V1.10.x.  So having both ssdr V1.10 and V2.0.x on his PC was a concern he had too.

    your real life experience with the s/w is the best kind of answer.


  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited July 2017
    DAX and CAT 2.0 are NOT backward compatible with SmarSDR v1
  • Gary L. Robinson
    Gary L. Robinson Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    I wonder if it would be possible to run ONE of the radios in a Virtual Machine on the same machine?
  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Thanks for the Official response.  That is what i thought but really needed to be verified explicitly as i was not able to find it in any documentation.

    So as a followup question.

    How does FRS recommend installing both ssdr v1.x and v2.x  on a single PC which has a network of flex radios running with one running ssdr V1.x and  the other flex radio running ssdr V2.x?


  • K3SF
    K3SF Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017

    yes that is possible as the VM and the real PC it (aka the host) is running on are effectively two independent machines...

    i have run a win7 VM running DAX/CAT and cwskimmer connected to my flex 6300 and at the same time the host was a MAC mini running macos and dogparkSDR connect to the flex 6300 for panafall display and control.

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