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Swapping 2 slices including ANT

Andy - KU7T
Andy - KU7T Member ✭✭
edited August 2019 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
Hi, 

Is there a way to swap slice A and B?  Including Frequency, mode, filters, RIT, ANT, AGC-T?  I would like to improve N1MM+'s Alt+F5 that swaps both frequencies and modes and typed callsign. Maybe with a CAT command? Or OTRSP command? Or two CAT commands (swap slices, swap ANT)? Or would I have to write my own client to do it? Any ideas?

Thanks and 73
Andy
KU7T

Answers

  • Joe N3HEE
    Joe N3HEE Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I just tested my N1MM+ setup in CW mode and found that ALT+F5 swapped slices, antennas, filters, etc.  I have N1MM configured for SO2R.  I have Smart CAT configured to use a COM port for each slice and OTRSP.  I use a USB controlled relay connected to my 6600M to do antenna switching. I can send you screen shots if you like.  -Joe
  • Andy - KU7T
    Andy - KU7T Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    Since you have your antenna switch integrated with the Flex, I guess you get it to do everything (I assume your ANT inputs do not move with Alt+F5 but your actual antennas follow on the external antenna switch).

    I have not integrated my antenna switch as I do have a few multi band antennas, also sometimes more than one antenna for a band. I manually switch my Green Heron client on the desktop. I do not need/want any automatic switching. All I would be happy with would be to swap VFOs (which it does) AND swap VFOs receive ANT and transmit ANT. Basically, I want everying from slice 1 to move over to slice 2 and vice versa. Maybe this may need to be a custom client that I somehow integrate into a N1MM+ macro. Thinking...

    73
    Andy
    KU7T

    
  • Joe N3HEE
    Joe N3HEE Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019

    Everything moves when I do ALT-F5.  It works just like you want it to.  What was on slice A is now on slice B.  Ant inputs move and my antennas switch moves.  Give it a try.
  • Andy - KU7T
    Andy - KU7T Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I did try. Slice 1 kept ANT1/ANT1 and Slice 2 stayed with ANT2/ANT2. I know that N1MM+ does not instruct the radio to change antennas. Could this be your profiles doing an implicit switch? 73 Andy KU7T
  • Joe N3HEE
    Joe N3HEE Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    N1MM has the ability to switch antennas.  See the Antennas tab in the configurer. Maybe I have that configured.  I will check my config tonight and let you know how my antennas are being switched.

    http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php?page=Configurer#Configurer_REAL_GT_Antennas_Tab
  • Lee - N2LEE
    Lee - N2LEE Member ✭✭
    edited July 2019
    Andy I have been trying to figure how to do this with just the Flex as well. I have tried every combination and setting on the USB Cable setup and unfortuntely nothing does what we want.

    I also use N1MM and will give ALT-F5 a try but I would prefer to handle the switching handled by the Flex not N1MM.

    We have things Active Slice and TX Active, maybe we need NOT Active or RX Active :)

  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2019
    FRstack also has a swap feature. Simply right click on the slice in FRstack, select "Swap with" and a side menu opens of all other open slices for you to choose from. You can even setup hotkeys for this.
    I would prefer SmartSDR and Maestro to have a SWAP button in the slice similar to the SPIT button.
  • Lee - N2LEE
    Lee - N2LEE Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019
    I am trying to setup a SO2R using the SPE Expert 1.3k Amp. I won't go into how it works but I need to be able to swap Antennas as well. I did a little investigating and what is interesting is there is actually a CAT command called "FR" that reports which slice is Receiving and NOT in TX mode.

    I wish there was a way under the USB Cables interface to query and/or send CAT commands. This might allow me to do what I need programatically without using additional hardware or software.

    (page 117 of the 2.x SmartSDR for Windows Software User’s Guide)


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