Multiple slices and HRD Logbook

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Looking to get HRD logbook to track active TX slice for frequency information. Currently, HRD Logbook will only track my "A" slice's frequency information when logging a QSO, regardless of which slice is set to transmit.. This is frustrating when I have another slice on a different band or frequency. When using my "B" slice, I have to remember to manually update frequency information. As you may imagine, it's quite easy to forget this, and I wind up with busted calls.

Is anyone aware of how to have HRD logbook track the active TX slice for frequency information when logging QSO's?
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Rob Fissel

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Gene - K3GC

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HiRob,
This is just about my number frustration at the moment.  The best I have seen from any logger is the ability to track two slices.  To my knowledge none will track more than two.  It is just one more case where Flex is way ahead of the existing technology.  The best of the legacy transceivers have only two independent receivers whereas the 6700 has eight.
73,
Gene K3GC
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Thanks, Gene. I only have a 6300 so it's two slices max but it will never take the B slice information. Any advice?
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Gene - K3GC

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Sorry Rob,
I don' use HRD so I can't comment.  There are several loggers out there that will handle two.  I am sure that there are a number of folk in this community that use HRD.
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Does anyone know if one can use HRD remotely with the SDR or does it have to be on a computer tethered to the radio?


Jim, k6QE

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My N4PY software allows any slice to be assigned to VFO A and any slice to be assigned to VFO B.  N4PY can then hook up to any logging program via a virtual comport.  If it's a good logging program the logging program will see split is on and log the frequency for the slice assigned to VFO B.  The N4PY program does full Kenwood emulation on all of it's 5 external comports for logging programs and other programs.
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Rob Fissel

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This issue would even be alleviated (not completely, but a little) if I could drag a slice between different pan adapters. As it stands, if I'm going to S&P on a different pan adapter, I will close my A slice and reopen it in a different pan adapter. A little frustrating for sure.
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Mark - W3II

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My FRStack program has a feature to swap slices which comes in handy to solve this problem. It also has many other cool features. Give it a try.
https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/memories-and-most-recently-used-frequency-utility
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Hi Rob

I also run DM780 with HRD Logbook program. When you have the station in the LOG Book entered double click it. Opens it under Modify: My Logbook. Now go to Options select Save VFO B (Sub Frequency in the data base.

This will cost you a Like. All kidding aside somebody helped me on here today just paying back the favor.

Ian
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Liked accordingly. Still, that's a hassle IMHO. Maybe I'll email the folks at HRD and see if this could be added in future revs. They currently natively support CAT interfacing to the 6xxx radios... Maybe the Flex API's would support HRD "tracking" the frequency of the TX enabled "vfo" slice.
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I've tried to evaluate HRD a few times to see if I want to replace DX4WIN with it, but I never get solid answers to questions.  Responses are more like, "well, we plan to do that" or something similar.  At least DX4WIn works in a limited way with SSDR and SCat, so I've been able to make do, and since almost all the other tasks of a general purpose logger work, I'm sticking with it until there is a clear winner available.
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Thanks, Duane. I'll have to check it out!