Here is how to control the SteppIR
1. Start SmartCAT and SSDR on the Local Computer
2. Load DDUTIL onto the Local Computer that controls the SteppIR
3. Stop SSDR on the Local Computer
4. Leave SmartCAT and DDUTIL running on the Local Computer
5. Start SSDR on the Remote Computer
The SteppIR will now follow frequency on the Remote Computer because it is reading frequency from SMARTCAT on the Remote.
As a test I just ran DDUTIL on both my Local and Remote Computer
2 Instances of DDUTIL operating at the same time (one on Local and one on Remote) definitely works OK
I could run HRD Logbook on my Remote Computer under one instance of DDUTIL
And the LP-100, rotor, SteppIR on my Local Computer
It is just too bad the LP-100, Rotor, SteppIR are tied to the Local serial port rather than being Ethernet devices..
But Heck it will likely take another century to pass before other Ham Manufacturers abandon serial ports and join the 21st century Ethernet...
Icom has joined the Ethernet band wagon. My 7800 remotes stand-alone and it can also control the SteippIR through the antiquated CI-V port. It's almost a SmartSDR in that I have an SDR-IQ piggy-backed to it so I get the same panorama as the SmartSDR. However, I prefer the Flex because of its wonderful potential.