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WSJT-x On 6800M

Hello all,

I am buying an 6400M and want to keep it independent of my PC hence the M version.

Can I connect with a USB cable from the 6400M into the pc like I do with my icom 7300 without installing SmartSDR on my pc?

I would expect that I would still need to download DAX drivers..




Best Answer

  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    There is no USB connectivity from a Flex to a PC (to an amp or tuner, yes, via CAT or bit/BCD wiring).

    The connection to your WSJT-X instance is via Ethernet cable. You WILL need to install and run DAX and CAT to talk to your Flex, but SSDR is not needed (although is certainly handy if your PC is not at your radio desk)


  • Keith Pawley
    Keith Pawley Member ✭✭

    Brilliant thanks that’s all I needed to know.

    I did have a 6500 around 8 years ago and stupidly let it go for a 990 but I am now getting a 6400m thanks for you help..

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