Ddutil and Maestro

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Can you run Ddutil on a PC to control an amp and tuner and control the Flex 6x00 with a Maestro?
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Mark Erbaugh

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Rob Fissel

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I don't see why not. I say this because I run DDutil on my shack PC, and run SSDR from my work computer over a VPN with no issues. I wish DDUtil was able to have a server on the shack PC, and a client version that was usable over TCP/IP. However, I get around this by just using remote desktop to access DDUtil on the home computer, and switch the amp on or off. 
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Rob Fissel

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He did Walt, and he actually sent me a compiled version of this. I've had limited success getting it to work over both WAN/LAN, and it's a relatively stripped down client. Basically allows me to power the amp on or off. I need DDUtil to control my tuner, and I like having a little more control than just on/off for the amp, so for me, RDP into my shack desktop with DDUtil running suits my needs a little better. 
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Walt - KZ1F

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That's a problem I have to solve at some point as well, control for

DCU-1 rotor
KPA-500
KAT-500

It's just further down on my list.
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Rob Fissel

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DDUtil works great, integrating my KPA/KAT500 seamlessly. It's like running a 500w transceiver. DDUtil is really an excellent program. 
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It does, provided you are comfortable requiring Microsoft Windows. What I'm doing is a cross platform SSDR facsimile. This means rotor, tuner, and linear will work seamlessly with XPSSDR, as ddutil won't exist. For instance, once it's plumbed in the rf power will scale to 700w not 100w.
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Rob Fissel

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Being a Mac guy at heart, Win7 has proven to be a necessary evil in my amateur radio pursuits. Don's software is a nice step forward into 6xxx radio comparability with OSX however. 
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I agree with Rob. This should be able to be done. I use the K6TU remote app from iPad and DDUTIL on desktop pc for integration to amp, auto tuner, etc.

Dave wo2x