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Is there a way to have saved favorites show up as Spots on M's and Maestros?

Searched a lot for this... It seems like this should be an automatic feature of the firmware.
Am I just not seeing a setting?

Best Answer

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    Answer ✓

    Possibly, but not in the short term.

    I tried it last night as a test by sending some of my memory channels from NodeRed. It worked just fine.

    I set one up for the 10M FM Calling frequency and this is the command.

    C178|spot add rx_freq=29.600 callsign=FM-Calling color=#FF0000FF  lifetime_seconds=0 priority=5


  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    edited November 2023

    Hi Tom, No, this is not an automatic feature.

    It can be done, but it is a home-brew kind of thing. I built a device that provides knobs, buttons and a display for my Flex (TeensyMaestro). As part of the feature creep I built in, I gave it the ability to display spots. Here are the two that I have for 20 meters. I also have a pile of them for 2 meter FM repeaters.

    If this is the kind of thing that you are interested in, you can build the TeensyMaestro with only the Teensy board (with Ethernet connector) for around $35 USD. It would have no knobs, buttons or display; it would just connect to your network via Ethernet cable. The spots are set up on the SD Card in plain text. Here is an example of what I have in my TeensyMaestro:

    ; No spaces in spot text
    Spot: 1.8025 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 3.5815 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 3.652 BARC_8:00_AM
    Spot: 7.0475 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 14.0475 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 18.0975 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 21.0675 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 28.0675 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 50.350 W1AW_Bulletins
    Spot: 50.064780 K0IBM/B
    Spot: 14.329 Sunday_Flex_Net
    Spot: 146.700 W0DK_BARC_100
    Spot: 146.520 Simplex
    Spot: 145.310 KB0VJJ_Conn_88.5
    Spot: 144.200 144.200
    Spot: 145.340 N0PQV_Evgn_103.5
    Spot: 146.760 W0IA_BCARES_100
    Spot: 145.145 W0CRA_CRA_107.2
    Spot: 147.225 W0CRA_CRA_107.2
    Spot: 145.090 145.090_Packet
    Spot: 145.050 145.050_Packet
    Spot: 146.640 WA0KBT_DRL_100
    Spot: 146.940 W0WYZ_RMRL_103.5
    Spot: 146.910 W0JZ_BCARES_123
    Spot: 146.610 W0DK_BARC_100
    Spot: 145.490 W0TX_DRC_100

    Note that this does not create spots from memory items automatically. You do have to edit the config file on the SD card to add or change the spots.

    I'm sure this is not the answer that you were hoping for, but it might be a solution.

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    You could do this in NodeRed (or some other software) and have it send this is a spot message to the radio.

    SmartSDR for MAC does do this now.

  • Devotech
    Devotech Member
    So does that mean this could be a plan feature on the PC side?

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