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Using Digital Programs on a Windows Computer with Slices controlled by another Client Device (such a

Ken Wells
Ken Wells Community Manager admin

I have published an article in the HelpDesk that should help users who want to operate "cross Platform" with digital programs running on a Windows computer, but with slices controlled by another Client Device.

This article is aimed at the Mac User, but the principles apply for other clients as well.

Using Digital Programs on a Windows computer with slices controlled by another Client Device (Like SSDR-Mac) – FlexRadio

I hope it is helpful


  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭

    And if you have an “M” radio, you can also throw the M-front end GUI in the mix, too. I often have multiple GUI connections running and use one or more independent computers to operate digital (Mac / Linux / Windows).

  • AF3K
    AF3K Member ✭✭

    Thank you Ken!

    I never thought to do this. It was simple to try and it seems to work well! I was able to run SmartSDR for Mac while using a Windows PC to run WSJT-X and JT Alert. I was able to use my usual Windows logging program, so no need to try and synch logbooks after the fact. Another bonus was the Antenna Genius utility on Windows also worked with SmartSDR for Mac. Looking forward to trying more apps!


    John, AF3K

  • John WA7UAR
    John WA7UAR Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for writing up our experiences on this Ken! This configuration design helps me to keep my digital programs (which are running on a PC in my case) as close as possible to the Flex radio — thus keeping latency low while running any of my client apps remotely for SSB.

    The overall ecosystem is extremely FLEXable! 😉🤝

  • Ken Wells
    Ken Wells Community Manager admin

    I just updated the article to provide pictures and updates for using this technique with a slice controlled by SmartSDR for IOS in an iPad.

  • N5YT
    N5YT Member ✭✭

    I’ve operated this way for a while, running SmartSDR for Mac with my digital programs and logger on a windows machine. The only thing I dislike is the TX button showing busy and having to toggle it when switching to a slice with DAX TX enabled. It doesn’t do that when using SmartSDR for Windows. I sent Marcus an email about it a few months ago and he said that he would look into it.

  • Arizona Mike
    Arizona Mike Member ✭✭

    Using this methodology, I have been able to use MAC SSDR and the MARS MS-DMT modem.

    Have tried to do the same with the MAC version of CAT and DAX, but the MS-DMT program does not play well with TCP/IP. Perhaps one day soon.

  • John WA7UAR
    John WA7UAR Member ✭✭✭

    @Arizona Mike - this is how I run my remote MARS/SHARES PC programs too, while my client is either the Mac or Windows program.

  • Arizona Mike
    Arizona Mike Member ✭✭

    @John WA7UAR

    Thanks John.....