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Option to set RCA TX Ports for Tune independently

Dwayne_AB6A
Dwayne_AB6A Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
I would like the option to set the RCA TX Ports Enable / Disable for the Tune Button...

When I switch bands, I switch Transmit Profiles between an Amp and No Amp version so that when I hit the Tune button, the amp is not keyed up while Tuning is occurring.

I would instead like additional fields in the TX Profile so that RCA TX1/2/3 can be set differently for tune vs normal transmit...

40M | RCA TX1 | RCA TX2 | RCA TX3 | RCA TX1 Tune | RCA TXT2 Tune | RCA TXT3 Tune 






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  • Alan
    Alan Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Not sure I fully understand your need, but....in the meantime before this may be added to Smart SDR, take a look at FRStack, "TX RCA" under "options".  Your functionality to inhibit any of the RCA TX Ports during Tune may be available here.

    I found you have to be tuning from within FRStack for this TX inhibit to work.



    Alan
    WA9WUD
  • KC2QMA_John
    KC2QMA_John Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I would like to assign a dedicated foot switch or hand switch to the tune function, are there any ports on the back of the 6600M that I can do this?
  • Alan
    Alan Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    No, nothing directly for remote tuning on the Flex.

    FRStack has a "Tune" button.

    I set up a "Tune" button on my Node-Red Dashboard.  Using a Raspberry Pi and a GPIO "in" pin, operating the  Tune button with an external switch could be made to work.   Here is a link to the Flex Community Node-Red discussions;

    https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/remote-operating-and-node-red

    Alan
    WA9WUD
  • WX7Y
    WX7Y Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Not sure this can be done because the RCA TX1-2-3 ports are outputs not inputs, depends on if these come from switching transistor's on the newer radios like the older radios of course, I know they could NOT do this.

    Why can't you just change the mode to CW and hook your foot switch to the KEY jack?  
    You could build a little switch box to have the Foot switch between the PTT and the CW Jack.
    73
    Bret
    WX7Y



  • KC2QMA_John
    KC2QMA_John Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Any pins on the DB15 that could be used?
  • Alan
    Alan Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I added additional PTT logic, as you describe (tune inhibit) and more (exciter power gate), for my Palstar LA-1K amp, using logic inputs from the Flex Server and relays in series with the Flex PTT RCA jacks.  Node-Red running on a Raspberry Pi ties it all together.

    Alan
    WA9WUD
  • Alan
    Alan Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I do not see anything like that in the hardware manual.   There is a TX inhibit, but that would prevent you from also tuning.
  • KC2QMA_John
    KC2QMA_John Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    OK I guess when the warranty expires I could just tap off the tune button on the front panel and mount a jack on the back of the 6600M for an external hardware tune switch like a foot switch or hand switch.
  • Dwayne_AB6A
    Dwayne_AB6A Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    All these replies and I really appreciate the feedback but SmartSDR is software... It is such an easy programming change to make. I know since I develop on a number of platforms.  
  • Craig_KØCF
    Craig_KØCF Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    It is possible to do this with FRStack and a Stream Deck. I have it working very nicely using a REST "Tune" command to FRStack, and clicking on the "Tune" button on the remote control program for my KPA1500 using AutoHotKey.
    I use a "switch" function on the stream deck, so the second push cancels the above. It really works very nicely.

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