How to Sync a Flex6xxx VFO to an Icom/Kenwood/Elecraft Radio VFO Tuning Same ... Any Software/Box out there ?

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How to Sync a VFO Flex6xxx to an Icom/Kenwood/Elecraft Radio VFO Tuning Same Frequency ... Any Software/Box out there that does this ?

Want the Flex to be the Master Radio and the other rig VFO to follow the Flex
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Michael Aust

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Mike va3mw

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Michael

I'm pretty sure you can do this with HRD V5 (and may V6).  I remember testing this years ago when I had a TS480 on my remote base and my Flex 3000 locally.   

Mike va3mw
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Hi Michael. I do this with an SDR receiver (using Simon Browns' SDR Console software) and my FTdx5000. I use DXlabs Commander via a virtual serial port splitter to share CAT. This enables point & click tuning where the rig follows the SDR. Or the SDR can follow the rig (band, freq, mute on tx etc.) IMHO Dxlabs commander is less cluttered than HRD but YMMV. I believe this set-up would be compatible with your Flex & the other radios you mention. Have fun with it.
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Found this, wondering if this would work ? A Non-PC solution - Remoteqth.com

https://remoteqth.com/arduino-band-decoder.php

Not sure if Flex6xxx talks same protocols as Kenwood, etc ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_xMEbW8z28

Mike
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I own some RemoteQTH stuff (more than I need).  It works.  Don't forget, your 6000 series radio has a built in BCD as well.
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Does BCD from th Flex send more than just Band Data, does it include Frequency Data.

Think the RemoteQth Band Decoder can take BCD input ( not sure if it's same as Kenwood's BCD data - anyone know answer ? and drive the other radio, Icom or 
possibly the Icom drive the Flex6xxx radio. 

Depends which is Master and which radio is slave since think it is not bi-directional 
( A seen in Youtube  Video )
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Mike va3mw

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Yes.  All 6000 radios can stream, Kenwood, CI-V, Yaesu or BCD ... at the same time.  :)  
http://www.flexradio.com/downloads/usb-cable-interface-guide-pdf/

Very very flexible  
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Clay N9IO

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Similar to zero-beating "syncing" a Viking II to an HQ-170?
Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Gary Wise

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I'll second the DX Lab Suite Commander software. My Yaesu FTDX-1200 tracks my 6500 via the software.

73 - Gary W4EEY
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I think you may be able to use DDUtil for that. I used to use another utility to sync my 1500 to my 6500 about two or three years ago, but I cannot remember what I used. It allowed me either to make the 1500 follow the 6500, the 6500 follow the 1500, or both follow each other, depending upon which boxes were clicked. It was really slick.
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Michael - I have written a program that does exactly what you need.  I emailed you download instructions.

73, Wayne
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