DDutil and CAT commands.

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I tried to make a macro in DDutil that did not work. The same macro works for all bands except for the 2 meter band. Is this a limitation from CAT or from DDutil  ?

ZZFA00145540000;ZZMD01;ZZFI02;

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pa0bie

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Steve - K5FR

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This appears to be a SSCAT defect as it doesn't work in the SSCAT Tester either.
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BobT, Elmer

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It's a problem in the CatClasses.xml file (where the parameters for each CAT command are defined).  I need to change the allowable upper frequency to include 2 meters, right now it is at 77 MHz.

BobT

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Thanks Bob for the info. After making a back-up copy , I changed on 4 places the 77 to 150 , and it works now. I used Notepad++ for it.
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BobT, Elmer

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Great!  I wish all problems were that easy to solve :>)
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Jim K4JAF

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I noticed several CAT commands in the CatClasses.xml file that will return a response but are evidentally not fully implemented as commands yet.  Will these be implemented soon?  I look forward to possibly have a full CAT command structure like those in PowerSDR.   Jim K4JAF

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Jim,

I don't believe you will see a "full" CAT command structure like PowerSDR in CAT for SmartSDR.  The current implementation Is a minimalist approach, only those commands required by the more popular third-party programs, have been included.  The goal here is to encourage third-party developers to work with the FlexLib API, infinitely more efficient than the legacy CAT/serial port method.

All the commands you see in CatClasses.xml were originally on the "maybe" list.  Some made it to implementation, some didn't. 

All that said, here's the bottom line:  Flex Radio is driven by customer demands.  If enough users request a feature, it will probably get incorporated.  It is all matter of priority and resources.

BTW, I am not a FlexRadio employee, just one of the volunteer developers, so I can't officially speak for FRS.

73,

BobT

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