Flex 6400+Maestro configuring for WSJT-X

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As I look at NM1W'a instructions to configure Commander with Flex6400 and WSJT-X, it specified that you need to configure SmartSDR menus.  I use a Maestro with my Flex 6400 and therefore do not have SmartSDR loaded on my network PC.  The menus on my Maestro do not have the choices that he specifies.  Advice?Thanks,
Joe
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Michael Walker, Employee

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You will need SmartSDR CAT and DAX running on the PC that is running WSJTx so that it can receive and transmit to the radio.  Install SmartSDR to also get SmartSDR CAT and DAX.

You can continue to use your Maestro as you do now.

Mike va3mw
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Thank you for your help Mike can you please tell me where is the best place to download the software smart SDR best regards Joe
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You can find v2.4.9 in the downloads area off the main web page.

https://www.flexradio.com/downloads/

Mike 
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Joseph Hill

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Okay super thanks again Mike sorry for the elementary questions but this is all new to me 73 Joe
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No problem at all.   All questions are recommended.
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Michael,
Sorry to be so slow but I downloaded SmartSDR and opened it up and I am stuck.  Cannot see how to get to the "transmit panel" to continue following the WSJT-X setup instructions.  Can you perhaps point me in the right direction.
Thanks,
Joe
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Hi Joe

I'm not sure where you are stuck, but do this:

  • Download and install - you done that.
  • At least once, start SmartSDR and connect to the radio - check the SmartSDR Manual starting on Page 12.  You can download it from the same place.  Do not worry about anything that says SmartLink at this time as you are not doing that.  Keep reading to page 20.
  • Also check that 2 other programs are running, SmartSDR CAT and SmartSDR DAX.
Once that is done...

The easy way to configure WSJTx is to run SliceMaster.   Have a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj85yjVcTTk

Mike