HRD integration with SmartSDR

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SmartSDR integration with HRD

I went the old FlexRadio way and installed many of the old software i.e. VSPManager, DDUtil, MiniDeluxe etc... to find out they are not needed.
Unless, you are using remote amplifier, antennas etc...

As a man with a simple mind and short on memory.

I spoke to Dudley on the Sunday 14.329 net frequency of several problems that I was having with the above mentioned software. His suggestion was to disable them and just try HRD ver.6 to run by itself with SmartSDR and SmartSDR CAT.

I follow his suggestion; lord and behold every thing worked without my intervention.

I just needed to follow this order so it could run.
1. Have your F-6x00running
2. Run CAT program
3. Run HRD

Let me add that I was previously using HRD and many of the items that I was using with the F-5000/3000/1.5K were already in place. Let say they were preconfigured.

HRD has a PDF file on how to do the preconfiguring and I must add "with" pictures.

I now have DM780 running the logbook, antenna rotor, DX Cluster running and by clicking on the cluster the radio changes frequency, the logbook has a log entry with a waypoint for the rotator to go to etc...

Now just waiting for DAX to come around so I can get back to my digital modes...

"No cables unless that is the only way to go from here to there."
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Ernest - W4EG

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Michael - N5TGL

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HRD was a complete pile of garbage for me. Lockups, laggy response, and sometimes it just plain didn't work at all. Full disclosure: I've bought the paid version. If yours runs smoothly with no problems, I am more than glad for you, but I sadly had no luck. My startup order was just as you describe.

Best advice I got here was to replace HRD with DDUtil. This eliminated all of the above mentioned problems *and* I got the old FlexControl knob functionality back by running it through DDUtil -- that's something you can't get from HRD or (sadly) SmartSDR.

Maybe the next version of HRD will work better, but since I only use the logbook and DM780, I really don't have any use for the HRD main program. I can't rotate my longwire. :)
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Sergey, R5AU

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Seems for me with HRD the same as Michael described . My choise for now is : SSDR+MLDX+DDUtil+FLDIGI.

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