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FRstack Feature Request - REST HTTP command

Mike VE3CKO
Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭
edited May 2020 in New Ideas
I am requesting a new REST HTTP command be added so HTTP requests can be made remotely that would be sent to the local LAN in the shack. This could be used to control relays modules for numerous things like toggling amps, radios, routers whatever. Sure that can be done now with a
phone app but that is the point. The FRstack/Stream Deck setup is an
ideal companion to Flexradio and would eliminate clumsy phone app in the
middle of a QSO, contest, whatever, to change whatever, then the phone
rings, geez. Would help to keep the LAN secure as you would not have to
open it up for outside access.

I'll describe my application first as it may explain better what I'm asking. I'm using Stream Deck website calls to switch my 8-circle array, see the panel I made up below.

The HTTP requests sent by Stream Deck talks to an 8-channel relay module on the LAN the to the Switch/Phasing unit a few hundred feet away.
For example: http://192.168.1.4/30000/07
engages relay 4 which is SW direction.
It would be nice to be able to control this remotely thru FRstack. So when operating remotely with FRstack/Stream Deck, when a direction button pressed, Stream Deck would send the HTTP request to FRstack would translate it to the shack LAN. For example, when SW direction is selected, StreamDeck website command would be initiated, perhaps:
http://localhost:13522/api/HTTP?param=http://192.168.1.4/30000/07
For FRstack users who don't have a Stream Deck, an HTTP request table can be setup within FRstack, for example:
1 - turn on Quadra - URL
2 - East direction 8-cicle - URL1,URL2
3 - SouthEast direction 8-cicle - URL1,URL2,URL3,URL4
and so on . . .
The format is table value #, title, URL(s) to be sent. Some relay modules need a URL for each relay as in my case, I shut off all relays before I send what relay I want engaged.

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