FRStack Version 3.1.3.7 Released - Stream Deck support

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Radio versions starting with SSDR 2.5.1 and 3.0.19 share the same API interface syntax.
This release has been tested with SSDR 2.5.1 and 3.0.27.

- adds hotkeys for RX Filter, MIC, Power levels settings

Note: If you are using SSDR V2.5.1 or later you must use FRStack V3 or later.

Full release history can be found at http://www.mkcmsoftware.com/Flex/Index

A new ReST API interface in FRStack to allow control of FRStack / Radio features. Why? To allow for easy cross-platform control from devices like Stream Deck.

Stream Deck is a tool that sits on your desktop to allow fast access to radio functions. Their website is https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/stream-deck and it can be purchased from Amazon.
 
In FRStack Help menu is ReST API information. The FRStack installation folder contains two files for Stream Deck integration. "com.mkcmsoftware.restcall.streamDeckPlugin" is an extension to Stream Deck that adds the ability to make ReST API calls. The second file is a sample Stream Deck profile that you can import that demonstrates control of the Radio via FRStack ReST interface.

The screenshots below show the sample with live radio data.




73,
Mark 
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How to install:

  • Order your Stream Deck
  • Pull out the Stream Deck Quick Start Guide
  • Follow instructions to install the Stream Deck software
  • Start the Stream Deck software 
  • With FRStack installed
  • Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\FRStack3 (for most people)
  • Run these 2 files:


  • Go to the StreamDeck app and select FRStack3 Rest



You are now ready to explore.

Mike va3mw


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I have FRStack ver 3.1.3.7, but I do not have these files in FRStack3 directory.
How can I get them?

I do not have Stream Deck yet, just installed their SW to check it out, but cannot do much as no files there to run
Sergey, KN7K

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Select the option to show extensions in Windows Explorer then you will see full names.
They are there.
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Sergey Abrikosov

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got it, Thank you Mark!
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On my Stream Deck it only sez "FRStack3"  it does not say "FRStack3 Rest".  I clicked both files, one visibly opened, the other I assumed opened silently.  Running the latest version issued a few few days ago.  Something change or did I make a mistake?  Thanks, Mike, WB8CXO
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I have updated FRStack to version 3.1.4.8. This version addresses the bug with certain functions not working until Spot menu or Hotkeys were turned on. Rest Help menu not opening a 2nd time. Adds SPE Amp support. Update Stream Deck Plugin to support multiple line Prefix and Suffix text. Updates Stream Deck Profile sample. Have Fun.
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Mark.  I can see the Hotkey editor.  I created a hotkey but it doesnt seem to work ? When I click on view hotkeys nothing happens ?
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Roy Laufer

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Any plans for a simple SPE 'On' /'OFF' toggle (not operate/standby toggle)?
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Joe, the view, hotkeys menu check enables and disables hotkeys. Use the hotkey sequence you configured in the editor to activate the configured function.

Roy, there is a command to shutoff the SPE but I could not find a command to turn it on. I use the remote on/off signal on the control port of the SPE to remote control the 1.3K on and off. 
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No luck getting hotkeys to work ?  Do I need to have something else installed to use hotkeys with FRStack ?
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Hi Guys

Further to yesterday comments – The Stream Deck arrived late last night and this morning  I installed the stacks setup I then went to the FRstacks folder and installing the 1 off option of com.mkcmsoftware.restcall and then installed FRStack3 Rest and I was up and running with the stream deck talking with my Flex 6600 the whole setup took less than 5 minutes what a great system.