How to use DDUtil v3 Macros to select Bypass on Palstar AT-Auto

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I have a Flex-6500 that I use along with my older, legacy Palstar AT-Auto and DDUtil v3. In the DDUtil/Setup/Other tab, I have Repeater 1 enabled to send frequency data to my AT-Auto using COM1 and 9600 baud. Works great.

What I would like to accomplish is to send a DDUtil macro to my AT-Auto that would put it into Bypass Mode and another DDUtil macro to the AT-Auto that would put it back into Automatic Mode. 

If anyone has accomplished this use of DDUtil macros, I would appreciate a reply that indicates what macros are used and how they are entered and activated in DDUtil. Right now it looks like there are such macros created for PowerSDR but perhaps they haven't been developed yet for Flex-6000 series radios. Thanks for any help or input.
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Gary Robertson - KY5R

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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The PalStar AT-Auto mode command operation can only be controlled when the tuner is set to Icom. Since DDUtil "talks" to the AT-Auto using Kenwood CAT frequency commands it requires the tuner to be set to Kenwood CAT Only, it cannot switch the tuner to bypass and back to auto.

Unless DDUtil can be modified to use Icom format to the Palstar we are out of luck. I've asked this same question to Don Kessler, the inventor of the AT-Auto a while ago and that was what he told me.

Dave, wo2x


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Gary Robertson - KY5R

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Thanks Dave for the info. Maybe something will change in the future.