CAT 1.6.17 interface when operating split not reporting VFO B?

  • 3
  • Question
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • Answered
In previous versions of SmartSDR my logging software would display both VFO A and VFO B frequencies when operating split within the same slice.  Now I only see VFO A in my logging software (Log4OM).  To comply with my licence I need to log my TX frequency coming from VFO B.  What is the setting in SmartSDR so it reports both frequencies?
73 Peter G3ZSS
Photo of Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon

  • 32 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 3
Photo of Tim - W4TME

Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

  • 9052 Posts
  • 3435 Reply Likes
With the FLEX-6000 there is no such thing as "split within the same slice" since to operate split it requires a Slice A and Slice B.

In order to use a single CAT port assigned to any slice to operate split, meaning that the port will issue and respond to commands intended for both VFO A and VFO B, the third-party application has to send a split enable command to the radio via CAT to put it in split mode.  This would be ZZSW1;  or the Kenwood command FT1;  When you issue either of these commands, it will create the split slice to emulate VFO B which is a clone of the slice associated with the CAT port that is emulating VFO A.

This is a consequence of expanding CAT so it is no longer restricted to Slice A and B.  As such, you can actually operate split on 4 different bands (4 slice pairs) using a FLEX-6700.
Photo of Neal - K3NC

Neal - K3NC, Elmer

  • 427 Posts
  • 128 Reply Likes
Tim, how do you 'unsplit' the 2 slices after doing the ZZSW1 command?
Photo of Tim - W4TME

Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

  • 9052 Posts
  • 3435 Reply Likes
ZZSW0;
Photo of Chris DL5NAM

Chris DL5NAM

  • 567 Posts
  • 126 Reply Likes
.... and if you change your RX to VFO B and TX to VFO B? But Tim gives the better answer!
Photo of Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

  • 1687 Posts
  • 387 Reply Likes
Peter. There is no licence requirement to keep a log in the UK, and has not been for years. Just surprised you said there was.