Connect Log4OM to Flex-6300

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I am trying to connect my Flex-6300 to Log4OM. Is there a step by step guide on how to connect these two. I believe one no longer needs VSP or OmniRig or HamLib. Just SmartSDR's CAT. If so, then what do I enter in SmartSDR and in Log4OM?
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Steve W6SDM

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I'm still using OmniRig but would love to ditch it if there were a way. I will be watching this thread closely.


I have a 6300 and use Log4OM, which I can't say enough praise about. When I go into settings, and then CAT and Cluster, I only see OmniRig and Hamlib as the two options.
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Yes, its the same thing I see.
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Duane, AC5AA

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Can't say for sure, but as far as I know, Omnirig is still needed. That's how I'm running it with my 6500, which is on the latest Beta.
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Duane, you were right. Having never used OmniRig, I downloaded it, set it up and now the radio, logger and SmartSDR are working together. It's good to have a logging program which extracts data from QRZ for me.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Yes, Log4OM still needs OmniRig which does not natively support RTTY mode. Log4OM 2.0 is supposed to address this but no timeframe for that release.

Since I still have a subscription the Ham Radio Deluxe, I tried the latest version using the HRD server in DDUtil. It does work a lot better now and they have fixed the Logbook blanking issue.

I have been using both logbooks with success. The only issue I have with HRD Logbook is the author of JT Alert deciding to abandon automatic Logbook updates to HRD 6+ due to HRD's past policies. A shame but that is his perogative.

Dave wo2x
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Same reason I abandoned them. That and the DX cluster filters never worked right. Log4OM's works very well. 
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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HamLib support is there but it is not as good as OmniRig. So for now you're stuck with OmniRig. 
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We recommend you use Omnirig between SmartSDR and Log4OM. Log4OM NG will be a while yet as the software developer has heavy work commitments at the moment. 73 Peter G3ZSS (Log4OM team).
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Hi Peter

The only issue I have is Log4OM/OmniRig combo does not support RTTY mode with the Flex. I ran a RTTY contest (over 200 Q's) only to find them logged as SSB.

The author of OmniRig already compensated for this but it also requires a change to Log4OM. Maybe since NG is going to be delayed Danielle can incorporate the change to 1.x?

73
Dave wo2x
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Dave, I believe the issue is with Omnirig as it has a DIG-U and DIG-L mode to describe any data mode.  I operate RTTY using FLdigi which integrates nicely with Log4OM when it comes to logging.  73 Peter
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Peter, does that mean that Log4OM logs the RTTY contact as RTTY, and that the frequency it posts for spots are the "Mark" frequency, as is expected on RTTY spots? . (and that jumping on a spot also lands you on the correct "Mark" freq?) I only ask because I had problems with FLDigi running RTTY and moved to MMTTY which can be set up to jump on spots OK, but logging is still broken.