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DDutil and CAT commands.

pa0bie Member
edited April 2019 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series

I tried to make a macro in DDutil that did not work. The same macro works for all bands except for the 2 meter band. Is this a limitation from CAT or from DDutil  ?


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  • Steve - K5FR
    Steve - K5FR Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    This appears to be a SSCAT defect as it doesn't work in the SSCAT Tester either.
  • BobT
    BobT Company Adviser
    edited January 2018

    It's a problem in the CatClasses.xml file (where the parameters for each CAT command are defined).  I need to change the allowable upper frequency to include 2 meters, right now it is at 77 MHz.


  • pa0bie
    pa0bie Member
    edited May 2014
    Thanks Bob for the info. After making a back-up copy , I changed on 4 places the 77 to 150 , and it works now. I used Notepad++ for it.
  • BobT
    BobT Company Adviser
    edited May 2014
    Great!  I wish all problems were that easy to solve :>)
  • Jim K4JAF
    Jim K4JAF Member ✭✭
    edited September 2015

    I noticed several CAT commands in the CatClasses.xml file that will return a response but are evidentally not fully implemented as commands yet.  Will these be implemented soon?  I look forward to possibly have a full CAT command structure like those in PowerSDR.   Jim K4JAF

  • BobT
    BobT Company Adviser
    edited May 2014


    I don't believe you will see a "full" CAT command structure like PowerSDR in CAT for SmartSDR.  The current implementation Is a minimalist approach, only those commands required by the more popular third-party programs, have been included.  The goal here is to encourage third-party developers to work with the FlexLib API, infinitely more efficient than the legacy CAT/serial port method.

    All the commands you see in CatClasses.xml were originally on the "maybe" list.  Some made it to implementation, some didn't. 

    All that said, here's the bottom line:  Flex Radio is driven by customer demands.  If enough users request a feature, it will probably get incorporated.  It is all matter of priority and resources.

    BTW, I am not a FlexRadio employee, just one of the volunteer developers, so I can't officially speak for FRS.



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