It just occurred to me that perhaps I should just open anther slice on the same frequency and pick another DAX to get a working xmt and rcv. Will try this soon.
I use com5 for CAT and com6 for PTT .
Some day I will learn how to re-install com5 and com6 when they quit working without going to 7 and 8!
Dos this help?
I can receive images and I can use either PTT/CAT or Com Port PTT rts/dtr and the transmitter transmits. I guess for some reason (most likely my fault in a configuration setting) Smart SDR is not seeing my routed EasyPal audio.
Ken, in your configuration you are seeing DAX ports that are RX and TX of the same value. I do not seem to see this either as well as Jim, hence the reason for creating the second slice and setting it as the transmitting slice.
In fact, I deactivated DAX channels 3-8 because on my 6500 I only have 2 slices at present. It cuts down the clutter. Some programs have a limit of how many audio channels can be used. You might try deactivating your unused DAX channels in the sound control utility in Windows and see if it makes it easier to find your DAX channels.
It shouldn't be necessary to work split with this.
Make sure you are using the DAX Audio RX 2 for the input channel from the Receiver and Use DAX Audio TX 2 for the output channel to the TX.
(Do NOT use the RESERVED audio or the IQ audio channels... those are for other special functions)
This is a little different from PowerSDR, where you used line 1 for in and Line 2 for out. You need to use RX 2 for in and TX 2 for out (Or use channel 1 if you want. But for some reason, I have fewer problems if I use Channel 2)
Then on the DAX Control panel, you have to make sure that DAX Chanel 2 has both the RX and TX buttons clicked on. And on your receiver slice flag, be sure to select DAX 2. Then on your Transmit panel, select DAX for the mike input. There is a lot of preliminary set up clicks required.
Then don't forget that you need to go into Easy PAL and select the input sample rate of 48,000.
And in your windows sound setup page you must modify the properties of each Recording and Playback DAX channel to set the sampling rate of 2 Channel, 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality) This is found in the sound properties/Advanced tab.
This will make sure that Windows doesn't need to do a lot of conversion calculations between different sampling rates. This reduces possible spurs generated by calculations artifacts.
Hope this helps.
BTW...If you don't have the latest version of EasyPAL, be sure to download it before you start any elaborate setup modifications of you may have to do it all over again.
Don't give up. It is worth it when you finally get it going!
BTW, don't forget to hit the "Assign button after selecting the audio lines.
And some programs may not work if you do not have both the RX and TX lines set to the proper sampling rate, and that rate must match the rate selected in the EasyPAL program, too.
I installed EasyPal (1 version older than current as I was getting dll conflict issues). Anyway, old version runs OK as far as I can tell. Well it receives fine but when it goes to TX it keys the Flex (6500) but does not seem to have any audio.
Here are my settings. I do not have a TX1 listed for some reason.
Follow the advice a few posts up about disabling DAX ports you wull never need. I have a Flex 6300, 2 slices, so DAX 3-8 disabled.
See https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/easypal-catch-22 as it mentions stuff about the 6500 too, basically you should disable DAX 5-8.
One question someone might answer for me. Is the Audio streams related to the number of slices? As an example on the 6300 can you delete 3 and up and 6500 delete 5 and up or is there an actual use for the streams.
You might need 8 DAX channels if you have 8 slices open with 8 Digital apps running.
You shouldn't need more than that. If you do, you might consider running 2 6500s, that may require another antenna and an extra hand or 2. Personally I prefer to not use Slices F and G unless it's an emergency, so I get by ok with just 2 hands, eyes, and ears. I've considered installing an extra brain, but can't find one that matches. ;0)
Jay - NO5J
My channels 5 and above do not seem to work anyway. Or I dont know what I am doing which is likely. I can switch it between 1 and 4 and I can see the audio level on the DAX control panel change. If I change to 5,6,7 or 8 the audio appears to stay on the last (1-4) channel I was on. I have not found anything that will send audio to channels 5-9 on my 4 slice flex.
As you can see from the above entries, EasyPal does not properly enumerate audio channels. In my case, I had to disable all the Dax audio ports in the Windows sound mixer except Dax Audio TX1 and Dax Audio RX1. EasyPal was then able to properly display the correct ports in the soundcard configuration screen. You can then choose these TX and RX ports for EasyPal/
This, of course, eliminiates most of your Dax audio channels for other uses, but it does allow you to use easypal.
I do like the program and wish someone else would do something similar.
If anyone knows otherwise, I would be interested to hear it.