How do I setup N3FJP Contact Log with new Spots on Display Feature ??

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How do I setup spot integration using N3JFP. N3JFP's Contest Log is already linked to the flex and follows the bands and frequencies correctly. How do I get the new Spot Integration configured?
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David Livingston

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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The author of N3JFP needs to make a connection via the SSDR API
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Howard, I received this from N3JFP today. I would appreciate your comments.

Thanks,  David K4CAE


Hi David,

 Thanks for your e-mail.  I don't have any Flex equipment myself, but I have had the ability to feed other applications DX Spots coded in my software's API for some time.  

 The Flex software simply needs to connect with my software on port 1100 as detailed here:

 http://www.n3fjp.com/help/api.html

 And then the Flex software should send this command:

 <CMD><RELAYDXSPOTS><VALUE>TRUE</VALUE></CMD>

 Each time a DX Spot is received in N3FJP, it will be relayed directly to the Flex software.  .

 If the Flex folks have not already take advantage of this feature, please encourage them to visit the link above for all the details they need to interface and receive DX Spots directly from my software!

 

Enjoy!

 

73, Scott

N3FJP


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@David
Welcome to the can of worms and why Flex chose NOT to support any other loggers except N1MM +. Supporting multiple individual favorite loggers would be a support nightmare for Flex. Just look at how many questions are being generate by DXLABS and Slicemaster

Traditionally loggers write interfaces to radios NOT radios manufacturers writing interfaces for Loggers. Ask yourself, if the vendor was ICOM, would Scott even dare to suggest Icom To specifically write an interface to his logger?

Fortunately it looks like Slicemaster May take a shot at Supporting it.
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This is again why it is a great thing that FRS has released its API. It makes it possible for people to create interfacing/translating programs that can make just about anything work together, even if the original providers cannot or will not agree on a particular standard.

The same is possible with the creation of midi controllers, usb controllers, and a host of other things. All we need are some skilled programmers (which I am not) to have some fun doing it.