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Are the RIT and XIT buttons strictly for use with the FlexControl?

Richard Adkins
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows
Are the RIT and XIT buttons strictly for use with the FlexControl?
I can't seem to find a use for them aside from the FlexContol and if there is another use for them I don't want to miss out on a feature because of my own ignorance.

Answers

  • WX7Y
    WX7Y Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    NO FLEX control required

    RIT is "Receive incremental tuning" simply moves your RX frequency to tune in a station whose frequency is on a bit with out changing your Transmit frequency, 
    XIT is "Transmit incremental tuning" simply moves your TX frequency a bit with out changing your Receive frequency.
    To use click on the RIT on the Panadapter frequency tab so the button is blue and move the slider left or right, Click the "0" to center the control, XIT works the same way for your transmit.

    RIT and XIT have been around at least since the early 80's.

    With today's radio's you generally wont need it but a more modern use for it is to work DX that is purposely Transmiting and Receiving on wider spaced frequencies to help with Pile-UP's. 
    Hope this answers your question
    73's
    Bret
    WX7Y


  • K0FLY
    K0FLY Gayle-K0FLY Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    SSDR: You will find XIT and RIT controls on the Slice flag, after selecting the button (XIT or RIT)use the < and > to set the offset frequency.  The button labeled 0 is a quick way of cancelling the offset. 

    Also the RX pane of the SSDR control panel has the controls for those functions.
    Gayle K0FLY
  • Richard Adkins
    edited May 2018
    Thank you very much!  I looked in the user manual and didn't find these specific instructions. It's probably in there but, not as clear as you put it.  Thanks again.
  • Richard Adkins
    edited May 2018
    Thank you, Gayle!
  • Buford, W4HVW
    Buford, W4HVW Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    When operating RTTY  split.    Flex will only transmit on a frequency different from receive using RIT/XIT.
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    You can actually run split with two slices, but you must redefine the transmit slice in your rtty program for it to work correctly.  (If I remember correctly, you need to change the COM port numberin the transmit tab to match the auto-switch port for slice B, or whatever your split slice is.) 

     I use MMTTY, and have done it, but it is a pain in the neck when switching back and forth from one slice to two slice splits.  So I just use XIT most of the time for RTTY splits.

    Ken - NM9P
  • Jim K4JAF
    Jim K4JAF Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    Use the split button just like on any other mode..  
  • Craig Williams
    Craig Williams Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    It's in the software manual.
  • Richard Adkins
    edited May 2018
    RTFM, why didn't I think of that.  Ohhhh, I did. hmmm must have missed it.

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