changing freq on logging software when you use a different "slice"

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When I have 4 slices up and running, is there a setting to change the frequency on my logging software when I change to slice B or C or E ? The logging software stays with the frequency on slice "A" when I change to a different slice. Using  "aclog" and "fldigi"
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Walt - KZ1F

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I actually can't speak to that specific combination but I believe the existing CAT specification only supports the 'main' VFO and the 'sub' VFO. I know with HRD, specifically its logger with DDUtil, it only tracks slice A and B as 'main' and 'sub' respectively.

If I select transmit on slices c or d I have to turn off tracking and manually type in the frequency.

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My guess is most logging software has no provision for numerous receiver's.

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Stu Phillips - K6TU, Elmer

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Depending on the logger you use, you can gain control over slice a and b.  for example, if you use NiMM+ and configure the CAT interface for the logger as FLEX5000RX2 and then set the logger up for SO2V operation, it will use slice a as the left radio and slice B as the right radio.

This isn't a full solution by any means - unfortunately we still live in a a radio VFO A/B world and the loggers reflect that until they take advantage of the radio's native API.

Stu K6TU
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Don - As Stu said, theses CAT enabled programs only are aware of VFO-A/B so to ensure compatibility, SmartSDR CAT emulates that paradigm and only works with Slice A and Slice B.  Slice A is associated with VFO A and Slice B is associated with the VFO-B.  No other slices work with SmartSDR CAT.  This is described in the SmartSDR CAT Software User's Guide.
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I think if you use the N4PY software connected to an additional dedicated port there is a feature there where you can designate any slice as VFOA or B.  I don't know if that changes anything in SSDR itself or if its only an N4PY internal function.  But you can try it for free to test it out.

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