Is remote operation enabled if DAX IQ is in use?

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As a prospective 6xxx buyer it's important to me that DAXIQ and remote can be in use simultaneously. LAN would be nice, WAN would be even better. I cannot find an answer in the literature - could someone at FRS confirm this please?
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Paul

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Jim Gilliam

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I have used HDSDR simultaneously with SmartSDR. HDSDR was used for recording the 40 meter band using DAXIQ. This was on the LAN. I have not tried it using VPN on a WAN.


Jim, K6QE

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That sounds promising, thanks Jim.
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Mike va3mw

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Yes, DAX works, but it consumes a significant amount of bandwidth on your WAN.  You want to make sure that your have amble bandwidth and I would also check your bufferbloat score.  You'll want it to be a B or an A.  www.dslreports/speedtest.

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Thanks for the comments Mike. The scenario would only involve DAXIQ on the computer adjacent to the radio - not over LAN or WAN. I was hoping that LAN and/or WAN remote would be possible for normal transceiver use at the same time though. So WAN bandwidth ought not be an issue (150M down/10M up should be sufficient from what I have read). Cheers.
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Paul

Make sure you test it.  I was at a Customers on Friday and they have 25 down and 10M up.  The Bufferbloat test wasn't very good (F).  When I tried my iPad to see what it was like, it was not even usable.  Listening to white noise on a data stream is a great way to tell just how good your streaming is.  

The human ear does a great job of letting you know there are lost packets in white noise.  It is one of the best tuning aids I have for network streaming.

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Paul

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Thanks for the suggestions Mike. I do already use remote successfully with an SDRIQ/FTdx5000 albeit with just 200 kHz of spectrum at a time but this does expose latency problems if they crop up. So far this has been a reliable set-up, I just 'need' modernise a bit. Even so, I will definitely be checking my network health beforehand. I like the white noise idea by the way.
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The scenario would only involve DAXIQ on the computer adjacent to the radio - not over LAN or WAN. 

Yes, you can do that.  The SmartSDR for Windows client being remote has little to do with that from an operational standpoint because DAX is a seperate and independent software package.  I do this on my LAN all the time when I run 4 CWSkimmer waterfalls at the same time.  CWSkimmer does not use hardware acceleration for its graphics display and will chew up a CPU with 4 instances running, so I offload that to a separate PC that is only running the DAX client.
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Good news, many thanks for clarifying this Tim.