JT-65 on different slice than fLdigi

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Both JT65 (WSJT-X) and fLdigi new version will run fine with my 6700.  However, if I try to run both at the same time, SMARTCAT seems to get confused.  Despite using two different dedicated virtual comm ports, JT65 takes control of the same slice that fLdigi is using.  There are no zombie ports and I have removed both VSPMgr and VSPE to no avail.  The DAX audio ports seem to work OK, and fLdigi will decode other digital modes at the same time that JT65 is decoding, however the same frequency appears on both programs.  Anyone else having this issue?  Using COM10 for fLdigi and COM11 for JT65, the JT65 program CAT test returns the same slice as fLdigi, tried opening JT65 CAT with the COM10 port and get an error.  COM11 opens OK.  ???

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Geep, WA4RTS

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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CAT isn't confused. it is working as exactly as intended and designed.  If you refer to the SmartSDR CAT doc, CAT only controls Slice A and in some cases Slice B when the CAT enabled program has a "split" mode of operation. This is regardless of what CAT virtual port is used.  With multiple dedicated ports, you have multiple programs controlling the same slice receiver (A).
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Hmmm.  Shoulda read the manual, huh.  Thanks for the answer.  Is this behavior going to remain or is there consideration of allowing different slices to have different controls?  It would be nice to be able to run both programs with each controlling its assigned slice.

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For the time being this behavior is going to stay, for the reasons outlined in the doc, which are CAT enabled programs are designed to control only VFO A and VFO B.

What really needs to happen is your favorite digital mode or CAT enabled program should communicate with the radio using TCP/IP (aka "FlexLib") and ditch the antiquated serial CAT type protocol.  You should start making these requests to the developers of the digital mode programs to adopt this method of communication.
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Tim,

would be useful if VFOA is the slice on which transmission is enabled: if my slice for JT is, for example slice C, activanting TX on it....would become VFOA on CAT.

73 Beppe
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Question Tim. Did I read that DXLabs Commander uses TCP to communicate with WSJT-X??? I thought I saw that option in the WSJT-X manual.

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