I've tried fldigi but prefer HRD, tried the version 5 and even 6 trial and cannot get either to work...
Sure I must be doing something wrong with sdrcat....
There does not seem to be any how to set-up's anywhere and the ones you find are quite a few years old....
Went to the FAQ's nothing there for the 6000 series??
I've followed the flex radio video for sdrcat I can receive but cannot TX, but I can if I say put fldigi in to transmit mode and then hit the mox key it TX's but I'm stumped with the ports and virtual ports...
I've just updated the software today on the flex 6500 had it a whole week and just want the digital modes to work as that's my main way of using amateur radio...
Really impressed with what I have seen so far but if only I could get the digi side working would be happy bunny....
I am using HRD v6 and it works quite well.
I will be able to help you later this evening if you have not solve the problem. Please email me to my QRZ address. I will send you my phone number via email.
That"s quickest way to get it done. Will go over your settings, page by page.
Steve: Hope this Helps.
I installed HRD with DM780 ver 5.11 on my Win 8.1 computer. Recently upgraded HRD to 6.1 with success. My computer also has Fldigi 3.21.78 and Fldigi DXCluster applications installed. My FLEX 6500 is updated to SmartSDR 1.1.3 with the latest SmartCAT application. I am successful in getting HRD to function with the FLEX. This is the settings that work. But may not be correct for everyone. I prefer and use Fldigi apps.
Com 4 Main
Com 5 Shared
Com 6 Dedicated
Com 7 PTT with RTS
The new DAX lines are configured with 16 bit 48000 data
streams. Follow the suggestion in the FLEX video to set up DAX. Ensure that you have the TX button selected (will be RED when selected) for the DAX channels you are using. I am using DAX 1 for Slice A on Fldigi and DAX 2 for Slice B on HRD..
1. Earlier HRD Versions FLEX SDR selections. The latest HRD program includes FLEX SDR Radio and Power/SmartSDR selections. Try the following HRD settings.
HRD Connect menu
Com 6 -- Note:-- FLEX Com 4 is the CAT port to use If you are using HRD v6.0 or greater. I have found that the CAT Com port 6 Dedicated in FLEX CAT also works. Earlier versions of HRD did not have FLEX SDR Radio or SmartSDR choices.
CTS and RTS checked
2. DM 780 settings
Open Option Menu Sound Card
DAX Audio RX 1 for Input
DAX Audio TX 1 for Output
Open Options Menu PTT
Via Serial Port
PTT Com 7
You can open the DAX Manager window and verify that you are working with RX and when sending Digital from DM780 you will see the indication TX. If DM780 is not keying the FLEX, the PTT com ports are not set correctly.
I just type a how to and what to check to get it working. Some how it did not make it to the forum ?
Let me try again:
Use Com 4 for CAT
Make sure that in - HRD - Program Option - PTT is set in DM-780 - click on "Configure HRD Connection" then click on Connect (if it is connected it will tell you) or do the following on the following order:
Start SmartSDR - Smart CAT (make sure you see the GUI that opens on the lower right corner above the computer clock.) It say "You are connected to 192.168. etc... if this does not come up, it will NOT work. (more info) most of the time the desktop CAT icon will not connect; I have to go to Start - Program and install if from there where it works 100% of the time.
Now when you run HRD, all the software should show without any intervention require from you.
W4EY settings except that if you are using DM-780 there is no need to set a com/port for PTT. And the new HRD has SmartSDR and PDSR instead of TS2000 - Flex CAT I have it as dedicated no need to used RTS or DTR when it is dedicated.
HRD and the flex have been working, made 17 contacts including Brazil and the USA today.
DM780 still hang's on quitting... Also the bad lag is still there... But a message I received today from Support at HRD today said....
---> You using smartSDR? if so, that could be a bug in their beta code..
We've been working with Flex and they have HRD to test there, so it seems you are set up right on our end.<---
So do flex have HRD to try?
I took the plunge and updated to a beta version of HRD and found that it actually worked better.
I am currently using release candidate 2 as I write this but still suffered with the problem of DM780 not changing the frequency, (took for ever to change) hence if I never noticed it my log would record the incorrect band, but by chance the other day I had all four slices open and found that it now works fine I tried this with 2,3 and 4 panadapters open and the frequency changes immediately if I revert back to just the one then the delay happens again... so for me and the options that I use it appears to be working ok if I have more than just the one panadapter open.
If you like to call or email me; I am presently using HRD V6.2 in conjunction with my F6.7K. And I absolutely have NO issues operating all of HRD software and modules, such as DM780, rotor, logbook, cluster: Plus, I set another DAX channel to operate JT65/9. The Frequency tracks and so does the mode.
If you are using other software other than SmartSDR, CAT, DAX, HRD v6.2 I do not want to waist your (or my) time. Two reason "why" I do not use it and second I do not want to learned them.
I can continue to tell you more, but I think that you rather be setting HRD in an operative mode instead.
I am in San Diego, CA on PDST...