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I have not been reading posts to this Community lately, so I apologize in advance if I am bringing up an old issue that has already been resolved. I did do some searching without finding a solution to my problem.
I own a Flex-6700 and have been running SmartSDR 2.7.3. I have not fired-up this rig for a couple of months but did so today to engage in some 40 meter FT8. After starting SmartSDR, JTDX and WSJT-X were each unable to connect to the Flex. I noted that SmartCAT was not running which was the problem. I then tried to start SmartCAT several times manually, but it would not start.
Since I had last used my Flex-6700, there have been several Windows 10 updates including an update to .NET 5.0.8. .NET 5 is required for the latest version of JTAlert which I use for FT8.
Well, I tried updating SmartSDR to the latest 2.7.6 version (latest at least for version 2.x.x), but the problem did not go away. While I was busy "scratching my head" about the problem, SmartCAT 2.7.6 did finally start after about 5 minutes! SmartCAT had created two TCP ports (5002 and 5004) which I think is the default for a new install. I had previously created several COM and PTT ports when I was running 2.7.3, but they were not available in 2.7.6. I tried to create COM and PTT ports but SmartCAT would not let me do so and it returned an error message.
I was able to get the Flex-6700 running with JTDX and WSJT-X by using the TCP ports, but I usually like to treat the Flex-6700 as a TS-2000...it just sees more stable in that setup.
I suspect the .NET 5.0.8 update, but I do not want to downgrade as I depend upon JTAlert for FT8 work. I do not want to downgrade JTAlert either as I like the new features in the latest upgrade.
So, I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue and found a solution or if an upgrade to SmartCAT is in the works.
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