My specific question relates to whether or not a 6000 series radio can; in an unattended, automatic manner; record a section of bandwidth for a specified period of time, given my computer hard drive has enough free space to store the data? More specifically; would it be possible for me to record everything from 14.319Mhz to 14.339Mhz for a period of 1 hour and then play it back later. The specific aim here is to listen to the Sunday afternoon Flex Radio net on 14.329Mhz plus and minus noise and QRM if I forget to turn on the radio or am not home for some reason.
Any feedback would certainly be appreciated.
Regards: John M. (VE3INH)
Please note that although I own and have used a Flex 1500 for the past few months, I am a relative newcomer to SDR and do not presently own a 6000 series radio; therefore some of the concepts and terminology that have entered this message thread are somewhat challenging from my present perspective and level of knowledge.
Robert; can I assume that the chart for IQ streams you provided in your initial response refers to something I would see in the DAX setup of a 6000 series radio? Also; when I checked out the HDSDR web page, there were no direct references to use of the open source program with Flex radio transceivers; it was more-so related to various commercial standalone SDR receivers. I was just wondering if there are any youtube videos or text based tutorials on the web to facilitate a better understanding of how HDSDR works in relation to Flex radio transceivers? Sorry for my apparent lack of knowledge. I am simply getting started in this exciting new area of amateur radio, even though I have been licensed for 38 years. Thank you for everyone's patience and any assistance they can offer.
Regards: John (VE3INH)
The snapshot from my original post is indeed from the DAX control panel.
The HDSDR will connect to the Flex via sound card configuration and not a specific hardware connection.
The setup has been previously discussed in the community. <-- Be sure to check out this link.
I can make a YouTube video if necessary, but it will not happen today.
Wanted: A FlexRadio 6000 series server simulator that runs on a windows OS.
- Simulates a hardware 6000
- May be set to simulate a 6300 6500 or 6700
- Discoverable - Appears on the network as a real box
- Responds to all CAT or API calls
- Plays one or two (6700 mode) IQ stream(s) previously recorded
- Option to insert itself between SmartSDR and a real box to capture the IQ stream(s)
This sounds like something the Flex GUI developers would already have to record and run test cases.
BTW: Really liked the Field Day recording on the Flex 5K; it was a great marketing tool and sold me on Flex SDR, then I purchased the 6700! Imagine the experience of running a virtual 6700 with diversity in contest conditions.