MicroHam and Flex6000

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MicroHam offer a new software update of his USB device router - includes now Flex6000

Latest news:22-December-2016
 
Router 8.7.8
   - Support for Flex 6000 Signature Series SDR (MKII, MK2R+, SM, SMD)
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Chris DL5NAM

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Lee - N2LEE

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Chris DL5NAM

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Lee, i have used the internal update function of device router ( -> Help -> Update Router)
[procedure update also then my MK2+R   to  v 7.9]

73 Chris
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Jean-Luc / F5JRC

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Sorry for my ignorance but I don't understand the benefit of connecting a Microham device to a Flex 6000 Signature Series SDR.

73 Jean-Luc
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k3Tim

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Hi Jean-Luc,

I was wondering the same thing. Found this page and it helped, somewhat...

http://microham.com/contents/en-us/d159.html

Best Regards,

Tim / k3Tim
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Chris DL5NAM

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... or this page http://microham.com/contents/en-us/d56.html (in my case)
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Jean-Luc / F5JRC

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Thanks guys, I will go to bed less idiot tonight! Whatever! :-)

And I wish you a very Happy New Year!
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DH1RK

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Hi Chris,
thanks for the information!
Updated sucessfully and streight forward the setup for my StationMaster controller, too.

Happy New Year and good DX for 2017.

Best regards,
Ruediger, DH1RK
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Sherman Banks

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I have selected Flex 6000 Series as the radio model in USB Router but it is not seeing the radio information. What more do I have to do to get USB Router to see the Flex frequency and mode information?
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Sherman Banks

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Well the only thing I had different was the baud rate. I matched yours and it still does not detect the radio.
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Sherman Banks

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Well the only thing I had different was the baud rate. I matched yours and it still does not detect the radio.
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Sherman Banks

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I have discovered the "secret" to connect the microKEYER 2R+ for those interested. You need to add a FTDI based USB-Serial cable with a null modem and gender changer. A search on Amazon turned up the Sabrent which claimed to have the FTDI chipset. I plugged it into the back of the 6400 and it was detected under SmartSDR Settings/USB Cables. I set the USB to 57600, 8n1, CAT and low and behold the USB Router detected the Flex with the settings shown above. USB Router does not connect natively - you need to connect the RS-232 cable to the Flex.

For those wondering why I need to do this, I also have an Elecraft K3 that I share the headphones and mic. The microKEYER 2R+ switches mic and headphone audio between the two radios. The 2R+ also has a built in Winkeyer that allows me to have consistent CW speed between N1MM+ and my paddles - a problem noted elsewhere on this board when using the Flex built-in keyer. The 2R+ needs to know the mode the radio is in to determine when to send CW and when to route mic audio. Before I got this connection working I had to manually switch the 2R+ from Voice to CW and back as I changed modes. Now it is automatic.