does anyone have the flex working with DXLabs Commander for WSJT-x???

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Having troubles getting the new version of DXLabs Commander to work with WSJT-x.

via the network system with the new version of Commander and Flex Radio communication.

I'm not sure of what to put into the port box.

I was able to get it to change frequency from either Commander of WSDR window but I could not trigger it to send the signal.

And then it would lock up and require a reboot.

Now I get 'Commander: Can't connect to FlexRadio SDR-6500: No response from any network.

But I know this computer is working on the network as I'm writing this message on it.


Any suggestions??/




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I don't use in a network but with DDutil and VSPM, i set up a few paired virtual comm ports.  Mat ch one pair that links the Flex to the DDutil port (FEATURES, Signature , Port) and then match another pair with Commander and DDutil (PORTS).  THEN if Commander is reading the Flex frequency I know everything will work fine.  Then in WSJT-X, I set the rig type to "Commander".
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Bill,

What version of Commander are you using? If it is one of the betas optimized for the Flex you need to go into commander config and put the IP address of your radio in the address box and put 4992 in the port box. This should solve your commander connect message.

Jon...kf2e
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I tried that Jon, 4992 didn't work for me.
Is there a formula you must use to determine the port?
If I click on the 'Net Serv' box, I get a screen saying "Network Service (port 4994) listening."
If I click the 'Default' box it puts the number 52000 into the entry box.

I've done a lot of reboots and can't seem to find the correct combination of info to put into Commander.
But lots of identical error messages
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Bill,

I would recommend you post this question in the DXLab group on Yahoo. 

One other thing to try...if you use DDUtil try starting Commander before you start DDUtil.

Jon...kf2e
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on a suggestion from Jon, KF2E, he said try starting Commander BEFORE starting DDUtil.

That worked....I don't know why, but for two days I've been scratching my head.

THANK YOU JON
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Bill,

If you configure your commander the same as the image below you should be able to start Commander after DDutil. Just make sure you have the right IP for your Flex. It is shown on the radio setup page of SSDR.



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Sergey, R5AU

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Jon which version of commander you show?
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Hi Sergey,

I am using 11.7.7. I'm not sure if it has been released yet or not.

Jon...kf2e
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I think 11.7.7 is a beta release due in official 11.5 no areas with networks fr Flex SDRs
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Bill,

Do you really need to use Commander? I tried that way, but found it overcomplicated things.
If you didn't know, WSJT-X can be run as a standalone, which I do on my 6500 over the LAN.

Here's my WSJT-X settings:



Hope that helps,

73

Dave M1SKA
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Commander 11.7.7 has not been publicly released; it's being tested by ~20 users. This version of Commander interoperates with Flex 6000 radios through the ethernet API, eliminating the need for virtual serial ports and the CAT.exe application. It employs the API's discovery protocol to determine the radio's TCP address, so connection is generally automatic. However, in a small number of cases, Commander does not receiver the radio's "here I am" network broadcasts. To deal with these cases, Commander makes it possible to specify the radio's TCP address; the radio's TCP Port is always 4992. Commander 11.7.7 also provides the option of specifying a radio serial number so that a particular Flex 6000 can be chosen when more than one is available on the network; this enables Commander 11.7.7 to control up to four Flex 6000 radios, switching among them automatically as a function of frequency, or in response to the operator's selection.
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Bob you right I assume you right here, need to mail into yahoo group:


in any way 3khz in CW in not always , will be adopted later on,
BTW the first logger connected via Flex API
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Yes, compliments to Dave for the first logger suite connected via Flex API.
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Thanks, Bob; I have sent you an invitation to join the DXLab Yahoo Group, the primary venue for reporting defects, requesting enhancements, and seeking assistance. This group gives all DXLab users visibility to reported problems and proposed solutions.

Commander 11.8.0 arbitrarily imposes a maximum CW bandwidth of 1000 Hz. Would 3000 Hz be sufficient? When using CW Skimmer, what mode and bandwidth is typically employed?

I will investigate the "changing bands via SpotCollector causes Commander to create a VFO B on the old band" behavior you report above.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ
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Hi Dave,

Moving further DxLab discussion over to the Yahoo DXLab group. (I am already a member.)

This forum should be for discussing the new 1.5 features.  :-)
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Bob, I've found and corrected the defect responsible for the "changing bands via SpotCollector causes Commander to create a VFO B on the old band" behavior you reported on the Flex reflector. After we decide how to resolve the "max bandwidth" issue, I'll send you a new version of Commander that addresses both.