frstack ver3 and SPE amp

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just discovered the latest version of FRStack, works great for allowing my Maestro to tune the radio and still display the SSDR software/scope/etc.....but having a hard time to configure FRStack to control my SPE amp.....looks like FRStack wants a comport for the amp control, and mine is connected via USB...is there a way to set FRstack with a USB to the amp? 
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Mark - W3II

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Just saw this question. You may have already figured this out. FRStack works with SPE 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0 models. The SPE Command USB port needs to be connected to the PC to allow FRStack to control the SPE functions. The SPE serial port should be connected to the Flex Radio USB port via a FTDI cable to send band info to AMP and allow AMP to set drive power level of radio.
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Remember if you are having the 1KF-a as I do, that it will not work very well, regardless which software you use.   I have tried with SPE's own software, DDUtil, FRStack .. none works well.

Tried with a friends 1.3KF-a that has a much better software for remote and it works as a charm. No problem what so ever.  I don't think it has anything to do with the Flexradio. My IC-7300 had the same problem with 1KF-a and worked great with the newer 1.3KF-a.

Just my experience FWIW.


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Larry - W8LLL

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I had to start power shell with admin privledges.
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Tnx Larry, I'll try that. I'm an old Dos and Solaris/Unix person .. Did the registering through the CMD. Might not work. Will be out for a couple of hours, I'll try to use powershell tomorow. Gets a message that registry refuse to take the update of the .dll? This has started being a challenge and I don't like very much to lose and give up :)
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Larry - W8LLL

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Using powershell with admin allowed me to register the DLL and OCX file.





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Don't really know what I did .. But MiniConsole app finally installed and seems to start as it should. I discovered that my USB/Serial converter was not with the FTDI chip. Ordered and waiting for it. I will wait trying Mini until I have the new cable installed.

But it looks promising. Tnx again Larry for your support. I'll let you know as soon as I have it working.
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Excellent, it should work good for you.