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Another cool thing about v3.x software

David Hickman
David Hickman Member ✭✭
edited May 2019 in SmartSDR for Windows
IF you are a digital **** and like to listen/do the 75m nets at night, here is a way for you to do both at the same time.

I am running a 6300 with a laptop AND a maestro. I also have a separate RX antenna hooked up to the transverter port.

Note you can do this with two laptops, a laptop and an iPAd, and a Mastro. The idea is that you have two completely separate ways to access your radio on the desk and you have a separate RX antenna.

On your digital station operate as normal, except click the FDX icon on the bottom. This enables full duplex.

Now on the second device ( a maestro in my case) operate however you want to.  Make sure that you tune on both sides or use a resonant TX antenna. 

Now you can operate both at the same time and when transmitting the other console will only be affected if you are on a harmonic or too close to the transmitted signal.   

I have found that I can even do digital on 20 and operate on the other side of 20 with tolerable interference. When on separate bands things just work.

Usually, I am running **** or on rare occasions FT8 on 40/80 while hanging out with the guys on 3.916 at night.

I can not wait for the software to stabilize.


  • Ken Hansen
    Ken Hansen Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    Curious, please describe how you set transverter settings for this. I suspect you put transverter on 75m and set offset to 0 (zero), is that correct (away from radio, otherwise I'd just try it)...
  • Joe N3HEE
    Joe N3HEE Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    How are you running FDX on a 6300 ?  Thought you needed a 6600 or 6700 to do FDX ?
  • David Hickman
    David Hickman Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    Transverter settings:

    Software 3.0.19
    Antenna: Pixel Loop Connected to XVTR port

    1. Name: Pix  -  this gets INVALID in red.. ignore it.
    2. RF Freq: 0.0000
    3. if freq: 0.0000
    4. LO Freq: blank
    5. LO error: 0
    6. RX Only: ENABLED
    7. Max Power: 0.0
    8. Rx Gain: 0.0

    TX Band Settings:

    PIX - RF Power: 0, Tune PWR 0, PTT Inhibit: Checked

    Slice Settings:

    RX Antenna ( BLUE ): XVTR
    TX Antenna (Red): ANT1

  • David Hickman
    David Hickman Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    I have the RX antenna set up as outlined in another message in this thread, running multiple consoles ( multiFlex)  ( Smart SDR for digital on laptop) and a maestro for ragchewing. 

    Working fine on a 6300.

  • Eric-KE5DTO
    Eric-KE5DTO Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 2019
    I think you may be able to do the same thing by just selecting XVTR for the RX Antenna (without setting up a XVTR).  Does this not work for you David?

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