Multiple radios on the network, how can I select DAX for each?

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I have a 6700 and a 6300 on my network. We operate them remotely via a VPN. The issue is that a friend wants to run JT-65 and when he connects to a radio, the DAX interface he sees may not be from the radio he's using.

I know about adding the filter.txt file in the %APPDATA%\FlexRadioSystems folder and that's great for specifying only one radio to use with a single computer. The question is what should I do for selecting one of multiple radios with a single computer?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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That is not a feature of either CAT or DAX.  The only option is to use the Filter.txt file to prevent the other radio from connecting.
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Thanks Tim. Can you tell me a way to select one of several filter.txt files?
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Jon - KF2E

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Could you write a batch file that renames the file you want to filter.txt? You could create a batch file for each version.

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I don't know what exactly you are trying to do but this should give you the idea...

Create a file named radio1.bat(or whatever you want to name the file)

Edit the file with a simple text editor and not a word processor. I believe you can just go to the c:\ and type 'edit radio.bat'.  Add something like this to the file...

rename filter.txt filter_radio1.txt
rename filter_radio2.txt filter.txt
exit

Save the file. You can then create a desktop shortcut to the file. When you execute it the current filter.txt will be renamed to filter_radio1.txt and filter_radio2.txt will be renamed to filter.txt. The program should then exit. You will need to make sure the .bat file is located in your PATH. Probably easiest to just put it in C:\

You can create additional .bat files for other configurations. If the file filter.txt needs to be in a particular directory, you will need to add the path information to the file name. i.e. c:\somewhere\somewhere\filename

I didn't actually create any of this but it should work and give you a jumpstart to get going.

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You could build a menu system to switch back and forth between filter.txt files at will if you wanted to get fancy.  And you can also use the %APPDATA% environment variable so you do not have to code absolute paths for the files.
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Tim where specifically does this go as far as dirirectories? We are going to use multiple flex 6700 in CQWW SSB and want to get this set up and tested in the next 10 days

Mike
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Mike Hoing

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I think I found

still wouldn't mind a sample file or confirmation

Mike
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Set up two unique networks, two unique VPN addresses.
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I do this sort of thing with Autoit, the scripting language is simple enough to grasp.
you can run the scripts with a shortcut, you can even create GUI controls if you like overkill. Autoit can't really control SmartSDR's controls, SmartSDR uses a different API, I think, but it can control and manage other programs you use with SmartSDR. When I need to do things that can't normally be done in Windows, Autoit can almost always get the job done. Anything you can do with a batch file, you can probably do better with Autoit. 

https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/

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