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The FlexRadio method of Station Integration

Mike-VA3MW
Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

I did this presentation at IDXC just recently on how easy it can be to do complete station integration. Or, as I call it, the death of the RS232 port.


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  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Broomfield, COMember, Super Elmer Moderator

    Your comments on RS-232 vs ethernet are spot-on Mike. I was very surprised at the ease of interfacing the Flex 6000 series radios using the TCP/IP API. When I first considered a homebrew "knobs and buttons" box to interface to my 6400, I REALLY wanted it to be over USB or RS-232 (comfort factor...).

    Once I dug in and found that other hams had made Flex libraries available (Arduino, Node Red, etc), I realized how much better it would be to put my little gizmo on ethernet instead of RS-232. I had zero (really, absolutely zero) coding experience with any network protocols when I decided to tackle my project. The SmartSDR Wiki coupled with an Arduino library of Flex functions gave me the info and foundation I needed to make this thing (TeensyMaestro) a success.

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