I have never did this before---- never thought I would ever use it. Now we have a mountain cabin in Idaho---- well heck, let's try it out!
Rig is a 5000a.
I have seen a few YouTube videos for SmartSdr but not much in the way of PSDR.
Does anyone know of a good detailed video or instructions of what to do to get started?
What is the recommended software to link both computers together? Both of my computers are windows 7.
I ran Flex 5000a for two+ years and now my Flex 6700 for 3+ years remotely with the fixed radio at the cabin (better antenna options and extremely low noise than home QTH). While their are many folks who have a more updated and sophisticated methods, mine is fairly simple, reliable, and involves the following:
--At the cabin:
--Windows 7 computer
TeamViewer account (Free) for cabin computer (remote desktop)
Skype account (Free) for cabin computer (for SSB operation)
HRD 6.2 for logging, DX cluster, PSK31, RTTY and WSPR
N1MM Contest logging
WSJT-X v. 7.1 for JT-9, JT-65, and WSPR
DDUTil v. 3.2
LP-Rotor (control beam rotator remotely)
LP-100 (Watt and SWR meter)
Various hookups for the extra peripherals
--TeamViewer account for each individual device and computer (Free)
--Skype account for each individual device and computer (Free)
The conversion from PSDR to SSDR was painless and seamless. You may need to install Virtual Audio Cables for PSDR to connect with periphefral software while SSDR has DAX and SSDRCAT that handles all that.
i also had never done what you are contemplating, and also said, "what the heck." It's been a fun journey and I am indebted to numerous Elmers who have helped along the way.
Thanks for the quick replies----- I guess the very first thing to do is to get the 2nd laptop linked to the primary shack PC.
I will check out TeamViewer. I also notice there is a Remote desktop connection (RDC) here on this machine. Does anyone have some input on this already built in software?
I ran my 5000 for years from all over the world using simply an iPad
Installed Parallels Access on the PC connected to the 5000
Installed Parallels Access on the IPad
Definitely prefer Access over Teamviewer as it turns PSDR into an almost native iPad App.
NO NEED FOR SKYPE or other work Around as Parallels Access works great for Audio as well as video
Of course, today I am using a 6700 with SSDR for iOS on my iPad but still keep Access around as Backup
So far I have remoted FROM 28 countries.
Again-thanks for the great information. I know I am about 5 years behind in time, but hey we have to start somewhere right?
Ok on the web switch (I was wondering about that also)
Will also have a look at Parallels Access (thank you)
Currently at the home QTH I am using the rear balanced jack for the microphone.
Question----In a remote application, I know that we will need to be using a headset microphone through the lap top or tablet etc. ------- But how does the audio get from the home pc into the radio?
If I push my space bar on the remote pc to key the radio --what software is telling the radio the key up?
Is there additional software that I need for this?
The other way as I recall was to jam the panel switch on with a toothpick or similar.
It appears there is still some interest in this topic-- Great
I to just looked at the remotehams client on my Android it's $9.99 US funds--- That's ok if I can get it up and running.
So to sum this up for me now that I am back at the home QTH, will install Remotehams on both the shack PC and Android phone (this appears to be the simplest yet-- however it may not be!).
Will report back tomorrow with the outcome.
Any other tips would be helpful?
I used it when I had an Android phone and it works great with the 5000. If you want to see how it works without spending any money download the PC client piece first. It's free. There are tons of stations you can connect to and operate the station in receive. Some will let you transmit if you ask. It was the best solution when I had a 5000a.