fldigi set up (cat )

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Can anyone tell me how to connect my Flex 6300 to the Cat control on Fldigi as I am stumped! I have the PTT set up as when I open the program the TX goes on and off (shaking hands with PC?) I have downloaded the xml file for power sdr slice A from the rig cat download and installed it in the correct folder but still nothing happens no control it has my head battered Oh by the way I have created a cat  virtual com port too still nothing. Any help would be good using windows 10
thanks Keith M1VHT
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Keith Morrison

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Thanks for the reply Tim, followed both the video and set up guide to the letter and still no luck it's driving me mad thanks Keith
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what version of Fldigi?
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Is the Power SDR xml for slice A the same as the SmartSDR xml? Wrong file?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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They are very different.
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Bob- W5TX

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He states he was using Power SDR xml file with 6300. Misstated?
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Hi, fldigi is version 4.0.7 the latest I believe? operating system is windows 10. rig description file is SmartSDR_SliceA.xml.   baud rate is 56700. The cat control on HRD works fine so not sure what is wrong
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above is a screen shot of my cat control settings thanks Keith 
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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See my response below to AA5JD John.  The workaround is temporary.  Fldigi 4.0.8 resolves the issue.
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Tim-Running SSDR CAT v 2.0 and Fldigi 4.0.8, but Fldigi doesn't always "see" CAT port 7. I have to shut down both CAT and Fldigi, relaunch both, then it sync's up, but a pain to have to do this. Are others having issues with v2 and Fldigi?
Thanks!
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I am running 4.0.9.8 and I am not having any issues with RigCAT.

Are you using the latest version of the SmartSDR_SliceA.xml file?
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I've found an issue, not only with fldigi but with AC Log also communicating with the port on SmartSDR CAT. SSDR CAT reports the the application are attached to the correct com ports, but they are not polling correctly. Solution is to shut down SSDR CAT, then start it again, then all programs communicate correctly. Is there a means to un-install just the SSDR CAT and re-install?
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Thanks Tim! Changing the STOPBIT value to zero fixed my Fldigi 4.07. Yippee!
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Don't get used to the workaround.  I just finished some validation testing for Fldigi v4.0.8 and the RigCat bug looks to be fixed.  Once the new version comes out, you will need to change the stopbit back to 1 because "0" is not a valid option for that parameter.
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Success at last, used v3.23.15 everything fell into place without any problems. Thanks to all who replied and helped me. Will be interesting to know when the bugs are fixed in the latest version of Fldigi
regards Keith M1VHT 
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I ended up using FLrig. Works well...

I generally find fldigi to be a pain in the neck (pain is actually much lower...) when it comes to rig control but once you get it working just virtually apply superglue to the controls. :\
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I always assumed it was because I am dumb but I have also viewed Fldigi CAT as a "pain".  I eventually get the right config to make it work but there is something about it that is counter-intuitive especially if trying a separate CAT port with ye olde PowerSDR. Using VSP's with DDUTIL makes it less of a pain but them you had to deal with multiple issues from disappearing  virtual serial ports every now and again. 

Andy K3UK