Keep monitoring WSJT modes on a shack PC while using SSDR iOS remotely

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I accidentally discovered this but I think it may work. Still have to do testing.

Normally I keep a VNC session (over VPN) to the shack PC when I'm at work in my side window, this way when I can keep an eye open for band openings on WSJT while I'm busy at work (really, I can!) 

However, I used to keep SSDR open on that PC. Today I found out that I can actually use SSDR on my iPad, but keep it backgrounded (switch to another app to do this). The connection to the radio is still open, and DAX is still feeding WSJT-X. However I free up my iPad to play music or something else. If I want to take a break and work some CW or something, I can just quickly switch back to SSDR for iOS. This is all remotely with SmartLink.

In fact, I can keep a slice (and a SCU if you have a 6700 or 6600) and continuously monitor the band. Even if I'm working something else, I can leave WSJT-X monitoring, feeding PSKR or simply waiting for a band opening to pounce on some DX...

Interesting stuff. 
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Hi Ria, Tim alluded to this in response to a question I asked a couple of months ago regarding DAX IQ & WAN remote. IIRC there was no reference in the documentation but consensus was that it would work. If it's helpful, the original question is at:

https://community.flexradio.com/flexr...
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To carry this one step further...  Since DAX currently doesn't go over 2.0 I have actually been successful at running SSDR remote on my work PC and running WSJT-X on my home PC and connecting it to DAX. 

What you lose is the band change and rig control of course.  Well actually I just turned that off.  So it was happily monitoring away.  Now I never tried to transmit this way but it does receive data.

I haven't tried this in a while and I'm not sure how useful it is really.  But it is interesting.
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You don't lose rig control. CAT still works.
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Probably right... I just turned it off so I wouldn't mess with things.