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How to SO2R using 2 Flex 6xxx radios?

Ty K3MM
Ty K3MM Member ✭✭

I thought it would be easy. Turns out its hard! It starts out with the problem of how to control the 2 radios from one computer and then how to deal with audio switching and routing, OTRSP , etc. I've got a Microham u2r which I may be able to use as an external hardware device for switching. A couple people have suggested using a virtual machine for the second radio but I'm not sure how that works to tie things together for use with N1MM and 2 keyboards as an SO2R. Anyone have experience with this? 73!

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  • Tim K9WX
    Tim K9WX Member ✭✭✭

    You should not need the Microham. Switching can be done with software, all on a single PC. I just use a single keyboard.

    Each "radio" is really just a separate slice. My version of SSDR came with a default global profile for SO2R. If yours has that, start out by loading it.

    You need to set a Com port in SSDR CAT to control each slice, a total of 2. Mine are Com11 for Slice A and Com4 for SliceB. These need to be type "C" ports. And then a type "O" port to do the SO2R switching. Mine is Com13.

    Then use these Com ports to setup N1MM. For my, Com5 is my Winkey.

    I don't use automatic audio switching, but I have played around with it and here is what I have setup in my CW Run macros for that:

    F1 CQ,CQ SST K9WX{OTRSPOTHER RX}{END}{STEREOON}

    F2 Exch, TIM IN{OTRSPOTHER RX}{END}{STEREOON}

    F3 TU,TU K9WX{CLEARRIT}{OTRSPOTHER RX}{END}{STEREOON}

    You have to remember to turn the automatic control for this On in N1MM. I think that is Ctrl+Shift+L. Or, look in the Config, SO2R menu.

    Tim K9WX

  • Ty K3MM
    Ty K3MM Member ✭✭

    Thanks, Tim. I know all the single 6600 SO2R setup and I use t hat for the digital modes without OTRSP, but I hadnt thought about adjusting the macros on the F keys to create the RX latching. I'll give that a shot for the single 6600 setup!

  • Ty K3MM
    Ty K3MM Member ✭✭

    Thanks again Tim! That macro string does the trick. The Ctrl-~ toggles it on and off and it seems to work fine with 2 keyboards. Looking forward to trying it out in the next CWT! I'm one step closer to selling off my FTdx101D! LOL! 73, Ty K3MM

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