Disclaimer: This is my first Flex, and I have never used SmartSDR before.
I have, though, made 5,000 contacts with WSJT-X and JTDX on an Icom and Yaesu rig.
After googling and reading, all I can find is Flex tutorials that are outdated, or for previous versions of software and radios. I have just installed WSJT-X ver 1.9.1 today. Verified it is working on the Icom 7300.
Some of the wrong and outdated tutorials here say to use rig TS-2000, others say to use Rig setting Flex 6xxx in the radio setup menu of WSJT-X. Then, some articles say to make a TCP CAT port mapping, but don't point to how, or even link to documentation.
Does anyone else have a new 6400 or 6600 and have WSJT-X working?
And if you don't like typing a long "how to config" tutorial (Which is really needed, by the way),
would you be willing to chat on the phone?
You do need 1.9 and up for the 6600 or 1.8 with a special patch, but 1.9 is recommended anyway since it has new features including the DXpedition mode.
Hope Ria was helpful. Don't use v 1.9, it is for Fox/Hound DXpedition . Re-download v 1.8
Open DAX, and Radio Panel,the RX panel has a DAX button, click it Blue. In DAX Control Panel TX Stream, click TX Blue (click Mic Stream off Gray), RX streams 1 Slice A (click it Blue)
WSJT-X v 1.8 ; Settings>input DAX Audio RX 1 (FlexRadio Systems DAX Audio)
output DAX Audio TX (FlexRadio Systems DAX TX)
that's it, good luck, 73
It's an easy download and unzip. Then, assuming you've already installed WSJT-X, it will configure it for you and launch it on any or all of your slices. But, it will also get you going with other digimode programs too, like DM780, flDigi, GRITTY, and even CW Skimmer if you have them installed.
The README at https://github.com/K1DBO/slice-master-6000 links to the current release.
Much of what has been said or referenced in this thread is still very useful and even necessary information. Slice Master just takes some of the fun out of the configuration process and then automates the launch sequence.
I will try the link you supplied in the morning. I printed it out and that
answers my questions about what SmartCAT is for.
In the frequency section of WSJT-X, frequency calibration... How critical is it and there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get that information!
Norton Security (latest 2018 version) immediately alerted me that the download file was unsafe and was removed.
"swjtx-1.9.1-win32.exe is not safe adn has been removed"
I was downloading the WSJT file from the SourceForge.net site:
I then downloaded the file from a different mirror in PhoenixNap (Tempe, AZ) and again Norton flagged it as not safe.
Anyone else experiencing this? Norton Security is my most reliable security program I use.
I tried the setup, and no luck with using rig type FlexRadio 6xxx in WSJT-X radio tab.
[I can get CAT TEST to work if I use rig type KENWOOD TS-2000 and the COM 7 that
Smart CAT created on my PC. But I can't get rig type FlexRadio 6xxx to work like other
people are. I would like to understand what is different.
I am running SmartSDR ver 2.2.8. In SmartCAT, when I open it, it actually came with two
Serial: COM7, Slice A Auto Switch TX, Process wsjt-x
TCP: Port 5002 Slice A Auto Switch TX
I set my radio to a static IP address on my local Lan: 192.168.86.73
My Windows 10 64-bit desktop is DHCP, and connects to the radio fine.
SmartSDR operates normally as far as I can tell.
I am running WSJT-X ver 1.9.1
I am starting it with shortcut target: C:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\wsjtx.exe --rig-name=Flex6600
to ensure that the Flex setup uses a different config file and folder from my Icom and
If Rig Type is set to FlexRadio 6xxx and I click TEST CAT, it turns red and I get an
error pop-up that says:
Hamlib Error: IO error while opening connection to rig. OK
It feels like I am real close. With COM 7 and Kenwood TS-2000 settings, I can get
WSJT-X receive and TX going with the TUNE button. But I'd like to understand the
FlexRadio 6xxx setting with TCP/IP number and port, and why that will not work.
Does anyone have suggestions on what else to check?
Or is it time for a TeamViewer Session?
And, can you do a TeamViewer session if my primary display is
resolution 2560 x 1440 ?
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