Flex Control Button Assignment SmartSDR

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I just got my flex control. Works for tuning and volume.   Would like to assign aux1 to CW and aux2 to SSB.  Can't find how to do that.  Thanks, Paul
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Paul Sokoloff

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VE7ATJ

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As far as i can tell from the flexcontrol docs, mode switching is not one of the available functions. The only ones supported/available are those in the dropdown list for each button. It's described on page 45 of the ssdr manual.
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Paul Sokoloff

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Thanks.  Flex misses the mark again.  I think they make this function available in the 5000A but not the 6000 series.  Very disappointing.
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Paul Sokoloff

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It's funny how they have a button marked Mode on the control, but no ability to do so.  Deceptive advertising.
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Al K0VM, Elmer

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The Flexknob can also be used with DDUtil, which supports a larger range of fucntions and macros.
http://k5fr.com/DDUtilV3wiki/index.php?title=TKnob
AL, K0VM
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Hi Ken,  Well I spent some more time with the program and got most of the problems fixed.  It turns out you need to make a TCP cat control and assign it port #5002.  Didn't see that in the instructions!!  Knob works. No more errors.  I will work on the macros tonight for mode change.  Thank you for your encouragement.  Paul
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Hopefully my final inquiry.  I set up the macros to do what I wanted, however I found that the flex control knob, when using DDUtil, will not tune frequencies above the 1296 band.  This is a big problem.  Any suggestions?  it does work when connected directly to smartSDR. 
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Turn in a bug report to DDUtil support
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Paul Sokoloff

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Hi Tim,  I sent an email to Steve and he said there is nothing in his program that would cause this.  He suggested that I contact you that there might be a limitation in the cat port.  Maybe you could intervene and work with him.  It is only the knob and not direct frequency entry.   Now that I have your attention, why can't Flex provide the CW, USB, LSB, etc. functions for the flexcontrol knob?   Thanks,  Paul
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I doubt that there is a limitation in the CAT port since it works with SmartSDR and the FlexControl does not use a CAT port.  

If you run the CAT log on the port connecting SmartSDR to DDUtil and can gather data that there is an issue with communicating commands with the radio, then open a HelpDesk ticket and we'll investigate.

We would love to work proactively with third-party developers on issues that are experienced when their products are being used with the radio, but the onus is really on them to do the sustaining engineering and discover the root cause.  If they can show that we have an issue with our logic, then, by all means, we will work with them to address it. 
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You can also use Pegasus Plus for additional functionality with your Flex.  Download the trial and look at the Aux Single, Aux Double, Long, and knob clicks. I've never used the feature, but you can change modes
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Paul Sokoloff

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Hi Terry,  Owning the program, I did not realize that it worked with the flexcontrol. I was able to make it happen.  Thank you for the suggestion.
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Paul Sokoloff

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Thanks Terry.  I had purchased he program so I will look more closely at the features.  I use it with the Berringer control unit.