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Can I create a com port without smartSDR running.I would like to use my 6400M as a stand alone.

How do I create a com port with out smartsdr running?


  • Joe N3HEEJoe N3HEE Member ✭✭
    edited February 2019
    Yes. Assuming you have installed SmartSDR on your computer you can use SmartSDR Cat application to create a COM port without running SmartSDR.
  • Sergey R5AUSergey R5AU Sergey Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    I assume initial question was “ can I utilize COM port without SSDR running”

    Create - yes

    Utilize without activated at least one slice - not
  • Joe N3HEEJoe N3HEE Member ✭✭
    edited February 2019
    To be clear, you can create COM ports using SmartSDR CAT without needing to have SmartSDR running on your computer.  You can also use the COM ports with third party applications such as N1MM logger, without running SmartSDR.  SmartSDR CAT has to be running.  Simply have your 6400M turned on with at least one active slice on the panadapter.  I do it all the time with N1MM + and DX Labs commander and DX Keeper apps.
  • Bill -VA3WTBBill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Joe is correct, DAX and CAT are not in SSDR, they are seperate programs.

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