connecting MicroHam StationMaster with flex6x00

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 4 years ago
  • Answered
has anybody using flex6x00 and MicroHam StationMaster ? I use MicroHam StationMaster as antenna matrix configurator and I need to keep it alive. but the USB Device router sw (the Microham sw) has its own virtual port driver and I do not know if they are compatible with DDUTIL or smartcat driver

Photo of Don -  ik2egl -  ai4sd

Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

  • 74 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes

Posted 4 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Greg

Greg

  • 656 Posts
  • 63 Reply Likes
Router has caused me problems. But what I did was to configure the SM on another computer and did not use any micro ham com ports for anything. I built a cable to connect from the SM cat input to a USB>serial interface and then set DDUtil to that com port in one of its repeater options....the SM is picking up the freq info fine and managing my quadra and antenna switch just fine.

Greg
Photo of Don -  ik2egl -  ai4sd

Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

  • 73 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
tnx Greg
I see that you use a Physical COM (mapped from a USB port) and DDUTIL
lets do example
SM com8 (physical)
DDUtil RCP Radio CAT Com5 <--> Com8 

SMARTCAT , SHARED com8-18)

do you confirm ?
tns
don
ik2egl

Photo of Greg

Greg

  • 656 Posts
  • 63 Reply Likes
Hi Don.  Not quite correct.
SM COM# (COM8 in your case...physical)
DDUtil repeater 1 on OTHER tab check StationMaster and select the port as COM8 and enable

Thats all there is to it.

Assuming you already have your antenna matrix set up and what the radio being connected to the CAT port is for the station master you do not need to run the MH Router software while operating...only for initial setup of the SM.  Router can cause conflicts with other virtual com ports used such as VSPM or the Flex Com ports.

73
Greg

Photo of Don -  ik2egl -  ai4sd

Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

  • 73 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Hi Greg, more clear now, really  tnx
Will try on sunday when I will install ance configure flex in my station
73
don
Photo of Don -  ik2egl -  ai4sd

Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

  • 73 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Greg I confirm that the configuration you suggest is the Right one
tnx
don
Photo of Neal - K3NC

Neal - K3NC, Elmer

  • 427 Posts
  • 128 Reply Likes
I do not use the ports coming out of the SM, just input. I use SDR CAT for ports from the radio to other programs.
Photo of Don -  ik2egl -  ai4sd

Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

  • 73 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Neal
can you give me some more details on your configuration ?
I understand that the MICROHAM usb device router virtual port should not be used.
1) did you delete them also from the system or jjust delete them in usb device router ?
2) after that you associated a (Physical o Virutal) com port to SM (let say COM1), did you connect the COM1 to SDR CAT ? did you put COM1 in the "CONNECT THIRDY PARTY PROGRAM PORT (intead of proposed com4) ?
3) or did you set up a SHARED PORT and use DDUTIL to propagate the cat from SDRCAT ?

tnx for you time
don ik2egl


This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.