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Stream Deck Programming

Mark Griffin
Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

Good Evening,

I was watching a youtube video on controllers for SmartSDR. The Stream Deck 15 key model seem to be a good choice at least for what I would want to use it for. Perhaps the 32 button model would be overkill at this point in time. I did see where one can go into FRStack, at least in the program direct and double click to files which helps in programming the Stream Deck.

That's the only thing that I am apprehensive about is the actual programming of the Flexradio functions I would want available on the stream deck. Is there anything documents or video's that you know of that would help to make programming the Stream Deck in the least painful way? Thanks

Mark Griffin, KB3Z

Comments

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Mark,

    I can help you remotely.

    In FRStack there is a sample profile that can be loaded into the Stream Deck as well as the plug-in for using REST v1.2 commands. You then can move the buttons around and customize them.

    Dave wo2x

  • Craig_KØCF
    Craig_KØCF Member ✭✭

    In FRStack, under the Help menu is a selection for the View Rest Help. This is a complete list of all the commands for the Flex 6000 radios. Read all this carefully. After you install the plug-in that Dave mentions, it is all easy to accomplish.

    I bought the 15-key Stream Deck and quickly learned that was a big mistake. There are so many things that you can do with the Stream Deck outside of Flex and FRStack. I now have the 32-key version and have many pages of functions on the keys (the Stream Deck lets you define folders that contain a whole new set of keys to display).

    73, Craig KØCF

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    If you start using Node Red it opens up ability to control anything that Node Red can control. Relays, antenna switches, tuners, amps, rotor control, etc.

    Also buttons to launch programs, create multi layer macros, send keystrokes. Really cool stuff.

    Dave wo2x


  • Erik Carling EI4KF
    Erik Carling EI4KF Member ✭✭✭

    I am very glad I bought the 32 button model of Streamdeck, Mark. Be careful that you don't get the 15 key model and wish you had got the XL. It is very easy to find a need for programming 32 keys. A small example:


  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    Thanks Guys for all the suggestions and helpful pictures.

    I purchased the 32 Button Model from Amazon today. It should be delivered tomorrow.

    I will have to review everything in FRStack and if I need any help, I know you guys are there.

    Thanks again!

    Mark Griffin, KB3Z

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Hi Mark,

    let me know if you would like help to get set up before CQWW. Go FRC! My e-mail on QRZ is good.

    73

    Dave wo2x

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    Dave,

    That would be great. I will email when I have the unit plugged into the computer. We have an informal FRC Meeting tonight and I work tomorrow during the day. Not sure if tomorrow evening would be good for you or not. My email on QRZ is good also.

    Mark KB3Z

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    I'll drop you an email with my phone number. I will try to make the informal meeting tonight.

    73

    Dave wo2x

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    I just received my Stream Deck XL from Amazon. I have taken it out of the box and attached the USB cable and Stand. And it is now plugged into my Computer. I downloaded the Elegato Software and I have a Blue Welcome Light on the screen. I guess the fun begins now.

    Mark KB3Z

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    Erik,

    I like your Stream Deck Profile. Would there be a possibility that I could get a copy of it?

    My Email is good in QRZ.

    Thanks!

    Mark Griffin, KB3Z

  • Erik Carling EI4KF
    Erik Carling EI4KF Member ✭✭✭

    Hi Mark

    Yes of course. I will send it today.

    Erik.

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    Thanks Erik. I really appreciate that!

    Mark KB3Z

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Hi Mark,

    once you get Erik’s profile loaded let me know if you need help customizing it.

    Dave wo2x

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    Dave,

    I haven't received anything as of yet. But as soon as I do I will write you an email.

    Mark KB3Z

  • Erik Carling EI4KF
    Erik Carling EI4KF Member ✭✭✭

    You should have received it Mark. I emailed it yesterday at 0851UTC to the address in qrz.com

    With an attachment, maybe it went to your spam folder? Let me know if you need it re-sent.

    Erik

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    Erik,

    No, I did not receive it as of yet. I wouldn't think that the file size would be a limitation. Here is another email address that you can try, [email protected] or [email protected] I checked my spam folder and there was nothing in there.

    Mark KB3Z

  • Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin Member ✭✭

    Erik,

    I just sent you an email to your email address in QRZ.

    Mark

  • Erik Carling EI4KF
    Erik Carling EI4KF Member ✭✭✭

    Hello Mark

    Yes, I received the email. I have resent the profile to both verizon.net addresses (2110UTC). The file size is 2MB which is nothing and, in any case, I have previously emailed this profile to many other Flex/Stream Deck users without a hitch. So I hope you get it this time. If not, let me know and I can send it to my Dropbox and email you a download link. Whatever the gremlins are, they will be defeated.

    Erik.

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