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Control of StepIR from Flex-6500, will a USB Cable do it all?
Reading online has been confusing with reference to:-
DDUtil 3rd party software presumably running on another Windows-Computer.
Band data, (available / not available) presumably for switching in the 80m coil.
And many other comments which I frankly didn’t understand.
My setup is simple, initially I used to control the transceiver using Windows-PC running SmartSDR, but now prefer to control my Flex-6500 using a Maestro. When operating digital modes I do use a PC Laptop Win-10 running “fldigi" or ‘WSJT-X”, otherwise the only computer in the shack is my iMac into which I manually input log-data into my MacLoggerDX program. My antenna is a MFJ loop which has to be manually tuned every time I change frequency - which is time consuming and frankly a pain.
Has the control of StepIR become simpler since the advent of the “USB Cable Interface”? Will I have to purchase and run another Windows-PC to running 3rd party software and if so can I still use my laptop at the same time for PSK and JT modes. Its all terribly confusing, can any one make sense out of it?
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