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Global Hotkeys for common SmartSDR operations in FRStack

Mark_W3II Mark W3IIMember ✭✭✭
edited July 2018 in Third-Party Software

Until global hotkeys is a configurable feature in SmartSDR you can utilize FRStack to provide this functionality.

FRStack 1.4.3 allows you to create global hotkeys to

  • Toggle the Radio's MOX and TUNE

  • Invoke the ATU function

  • Toggle the Lineout MUTE state and increase or decrease the Lineout Volume

  • Toggle the active Slice's NB, NR or ANF state.

This link that downloads FRStack


Original FRStack conversation


If you have suggestions on other hotkey actions to add, have suggestions or need support use the Help menu item's contact support action.


  • Steve N4LQ
    Steve N4LQ Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Mark. How does this connect? I ran it and it doesn't find my 6500. Nothing in tells in the help file.
  • Mark_W3II
    Mark_W3II Mark W3II Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2015
    Make sure you have a firewall exclusion for frstack.exe
  • Mark_W3II
    Mark_W3II Mark W3II Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2018
    FRStack 1.4.5 adds new hotkey actions including the new ATU Memory featured in SmartSDR 1.4.11 The link at the top of the post downloads the latest version.
  • Larry _ NY8T
    Larry _ NY8T Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2018

    My flex channel memories started acting up today where it would not change antennas like it has been, no matter what I tried. FRStack is the fix for me, it looks great and has many new features since I last used it, Mark thanks for your effort it is appreciated.

  • Norm - W7CK
    Norm - W7CK Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Has there been any thought of possibly creating memory banks or band edges and being able to scan all of the memories in a bank or between two band edges?  I use this feature in my other rigs a lot.
  • Gary
    Gary Member
    edited December 2016

    Sorry - can't find any other place to ask questions on FRSTACK! I installed it a couple days ago - with a 6700. Set it up - seemed to work fine ... shut everything down - powered up today and now FRSTACK won't start! Nothing happens when I double click on the icon. I've tried going to its folder and clicking on the exe - still nothing. I uninstalled and reinstalled - same thing. What gives?

  • James Whiteway
    edited September 2016
    FRStack may not be updated to the latest version of SSDR's Flex library yet. You'll have to wait for the author to update it and get the new version. James WD5GWY
  • Art, N4PT
    Art, N4PT Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    I have a 6500 and 2 NIC cards. Sometimes I run the 6500 direct and FRstack never finds it. If I run the 6500 via the router I must disable the unused NIC card before FRstack will find the 6500.

    Art N4PT
  • Mark_W3II
    Mark_W3II Mark W3II Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 2016
    The radio location logic is a function of the FlexAPI SDK. I will be updating FRStack for the latest release of SmartSDR / FlexAPI in the near future. Please contact me using the information on www.mkcmsoftware.com so I can root cause your issue before the next release.

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