Flex Radio and CQRLog on Linux

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Has anyone got this working?  I have been poking at this for a while, have 6500 with Maestro trying to access from CQRLog, WSJT-X and AlarmeJT.  To me this would be the ultimate ham station but I haven't been able to figure the interface to the Maestro via TCP.  Hoping someone has this working.

Warren
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Warren Gaspar

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Mark Erbaugh

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Wouldn’t it make more sense to talk to the radio via TCP/IP, rather than the Maestro. The M and the PC can both be clients of the radio.
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Warren Gaspar

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Mark,

Might work although would require writing an interface program I believe.  The 3 apps all use legacy CAT/DAX interface so if Linux would do Serial-TCP CAT and DAX-TCP audio all would work.

I think that Linux is capable of this on its own but the only serial to IP I found is commercial and they want $300/port (not happening).  Since I running Linux Mint 18.2 SmartSDR is out unless I use a VM or WINE.  I have not been able to WINE to work so for now I'm trying to load DAX and CAT into a VM on a bridged network in the hopes that Linux will talk to VM (win7) will talk to 6500.

Warren
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Mark Erbaugh

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It would be nice if someone would port CAT and DAX to Linux. I think, given the device structure of Linux that that would relatively simple for someone familiar with Linux devices.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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IMHO, nothing is relatively "simple" to do in Linux. If it was, Windows would be a relegated to a boutique desktop operating system.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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This is where I would disagree wholeheartedly with Tim... it's rare, but it happens. :)
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Dave Gipson

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As one who has been doing the computer stuff since since the abacus, I agree with Tim on this one. Sorry Ria.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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As one who has been using Linux and writing software (including drivers and kernel modules) since 1995, I still disagree with Tim. I think there were still abacuses then though. :)