How do I setup DAX with Fldigi?

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Greg K5GJ has a "how to" Youtube video FLEX-6000 SmartSDR DAX How To that shows the steps for setting up DAX with the FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDR and Fldigi.

There is even a section on how to optimize the Windows sound devices to get a few extra dB of dynamic range out of the receive process and remove some Windows sample rate re-sampler aliasing artifacts on your transmitted signals.

Good stuff. A must see.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Vern

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Don't have any luck getting FLDIGI or DIGIPAN to go into transmit when pushing their respective TX buttons. Hint?
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First you have to make sure CAT is working by verifying that the program is tracking the Slice A frequency.

Then you may have to toggle the slice A TX to get CAT to work with PTT. This is covered in the Release Notes in the Known Issues, Limitations and Caveats section.
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I am using the SmartSDR.xml file that Tim wrote and loaded it into fldigi, but I cannot make fldigi retain the com port I assign. It always reverts to com 12 for some reason. that is not the port that I assigned form SmartCAT. fldigi is not getting info from the radio, of course. Can someone explain to me how to make this work> I have PTT working OK.
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Vern

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That was quick! TU Vern W9HLY
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Vern

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No joy!

A friend who is thinking of getting a 6xxx help me. Got it to xmt once and the freq appeared in FLdigi but disappeared after a few seconds and a button or two clicked. Don't know which buttons! Tried Digipan. No transmit either. Pressing Refresh in the Port Map (of CAT) list Digipan under 'Connected To:' but FLdigi does not show. Using Com4 for both 'third party pgms' . And they match in CAT displays.

Hints?

P.S. My 1500 acted up today. Audio is unintelligible & display rather non-typicall. How would I re-install the latest software. Never happened B4.

Vern
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Bob G W1GLV

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Most of the digital programs need a PTT comm port to work. SSDR CAT you can set up a PTT port and then reference the lowest port number of the two in your digital program. It should work.
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Vern

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Appear to have it all working thanks to K3GEN. I cannot tell the story of how he got there but it happened.

Thanks to all. Until the next problem,

Vern
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Also (finally) got the DAX and CAT set up to work; so far, so good. The video and the documentation got me there... well, those and a few minutes of time between working and sleeping.

Follow the video and published instructions to the letter, and it is good to go. :)
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Vern

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Good! You deserve a bit of luck this time of year!

My 'santa's helper/elmer' watched a video on Youtube that I think helped to some degree. I have a small problem yet with 'fldigi' Each time I boot up fldig I have to go get the SmartSDR.xml file and let fldigi do with it whatever it does with it. There may be a work around but I haven't found it yet. Digipan responds perfectly.

TU Vern W9HLY

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