I have spent countless hours enjoying my Flex-6500. To improve my operating
proficiency I have written a utility to track my most recently used frequencies and save frequently used frequencies for easy recall. I have successfully used the utility with 1.3.0 and 1.3.8 versions of Flex Radio’s SmartSDR.
The utility is called FRStack and I am releasing a beta version of this utility for your review and enjoyment. If you wish to report an issue or suggest an improvement use the utility’s Help Menu Contact Support link.
You can start FRStack before or after you start SmartSDR. FRStack does not require CAT. Slices appear and disappear in FRStack as they are created and destroyed in SmartSDR. You can also swap Slice settings with another slice which helps when logging QSOs which are typically logged against Slice A.
I have tested FRStack using a Flex-6500 but it was written to also support the Flex-6300 and Flex-6700.
I know maybe not very many have installed the GPS unit, I would suggest if the Flex-6700 GPS time could be utilized externally to synch the PC time instead of relaying on the NTP server. I just started using JT-65 which requires precise timing.
9K2WA - Ali
If FRStack can not see your radio but SmartSDR can then you may need to create a Windows Firewall exclusion for FRStack.
I am providing the steps to create Windows Firewall Rule for Windows 7:
Navigate to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, click Windows Firewall link (on lower left of screen), click Allow a Program or Feature through Windows Firewall link (on upper left of screen),
click Change Settings button, click Allow another program button, browse to FRStack (most likely C:\Program Files (x86)\FRStack\FRStack.exe), click Add button, select Home/Work and Public checkboxes.
FRStack should see the radio now.
After initial problems with connection to my Flex, I followed Mark's sugestion and modified firewal access.
Everything works well now.
A great piece of software, Mark !
Ok Mark replaced the sdr memory 6k program I had been using. love the stacking and memory . now my want list which is very small. I use a batch file to bring everything up together. We have yours coming up and shutting down fine, but I would like to place it on my second monitor when it comes up automaticly like my wn1, alpha 8410 program and uidigi does. I was able to move all these then shut down each program with the "X" and then when I bring them up they are at the place and monitor I closed them out from. also I can resize and it is remembered. How about it can this happen on my new favorit memory program?
Keep up the good work.
Version 0.5.3.0 public Beta release of utility is available. If your PC is connected to the internet FRStack will prompt you to install the new version. If not you can use the original link above to get the latest installer.
This version adds:
Remember window position and state
Add slice and button tooltips
Support for bands above 100 MHz
Update bands labels
73, Mark AA3RK