Is SmartCat part of SmartSDR? or a separate download?

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Pardon my confusion. I keep seeing mention of 'SMARTCAT'.
While I have downloaded and installed the latest version of SmartSDR 0.13.10 and not seeing any mention of where I can dload SmartCat.... That this file is PART OF SMARTSDR? I did find a subfolder called "CAT" with a similar install date to SmartSDR.
So is that the aformentioned SmartCat?
I will NOT accept defaults with the next version of SmartSDR as I prefer all my ham programs to exist on D drive.
Does anyone see a problem with this?
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Ray Andrews, K9DUR, Elmer

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Bill,

SmartSDR CAT is a separate that provides CAT communication with the radio. It is installed when SmartSDR is installed & is set to start automatically when your computer is started.

73, Ray, K9DUR
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Actually Richard's answer is most correct now. It used to be automatically installed with SmartSDR for Windows, but now it has to be manually installed due to the uninstall / reboot dependency to update the virtual com port drivers.

Once installed, it will automatically start when your PC is booted.
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Tim, thanks for the clarification. As usual, I am a bit behind the times....hi..hi. 73, Ray, K9DUR
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I am a week behind most days, myself.
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It's included with the installation of SmartSDR 0.13.10 and the installer is placed in the SmartSDR v0.13.10 program folder. So, you can run that installer and then change the install location to your preferred D drive location.

From the Release Notes in v0.13.10 (Page 10)

"The SmartSDR CAT setup file is copied to your PC for installation after SmartSDR for Windows has been installed. It can be found in the FlexRadio Systems -> SmartSDR v0.13.10 program folder that is accessible via the Windows Start button"
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I 'THINK' I understand...but I'm a tad confused about this.
I start SmartSDR first. The Screens opens a Radio Setup window where I select my Flex and hit the 'Connect' button.

And then I see the Cat icon in the taskbar
Clicking on that button opens yet another windows called
CAT Setup Ver 1.0.2.0
As far as I can see, non of the tabs seem to do anything.
The 'MAIN' window seems to be able to list what radios are online but the window is blank.
Thanks for your time.
Bill
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No problem Bill,

Have you downloaded the user manual?

http://support.flex-radio.com/Downloa...

Check that document out, I am sure you will find all the answers you need - if not, come back here and we will endeavour to help you out and get you up and running.
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Absolutely downloaded and went through the manual
Which is why I'm having this problem.
The manual shows in 3.2.1 the Cat setup
I can NOT make my cat setup screen show the rig, serial # and IP address
There is no entry main tab of the BLUE Cat Setup screen.
Consequently I can not connect a com port to the 3rd party program
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Can you create a dedicated FlexRadio virtual com port?
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No! At least I don't think so.
I can get DDuT v3 to report it's temp but not voltage.
and it reports the 'Slices'
As I said earlier. The Blue Cat Setup screen is empty.
And now it won't come up at all.
I now see that the CAT subdirectory is empty.
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Bill, the radio has to be on to see the radio details in SDRCat. I did not see that mentioned anywhere. Good Luck
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This has nothing to do with DDUtil.

If you open SmartSDR CAT there is a Serial Port tab. This is where you create ports. Can you create a dedicated port?
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Nope. can't!
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Before installing the latest version of CAT (1.1.3) did you manually uninstall it and reboot your PC as per the procedure in the CAT doc?

It sounds like the virtual serial port driver is not loaded.
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Finally got SDRCat working.
After the 3rd attempt at installing, It finally worked.

I have a virtual pair. 17<>27
PSDR is set to 17 and DDUT is set to 27

Obviously they both can't be running at the same time.

So, my way of thinking, That should work???

Executing ZZFA reports the frequency of SmartFlexSDR correctly.

Now how do I make it work the other way? LOL
So it will agree with my logging program?

Thanks to all those offering tips and help
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Glad you got it up and running. Perseverance is key with anything new - all of a sudden it just falls into place. I know..i've been there! :-)
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Have you reviewed the DDUtil v3.0 doc? It is different than the older versions of DDUtil as there is not a CAT port that connects DDUtil to the radio.