Is there a new tutorial for set up with 1.6 available?
With 1.6 in so2v mode slice b is not being read. In so2r mode it just slaves slice b second radio to slice a freq. Clearly i have set it up wrong in either mode.
Any help available to get it sorted please - or maybe i need to read the new cat and dax sections a second time?
Steve gw0gei gw9J
I had to run in rsgb afs contest this afternoon with just one vfo.
For a contest related upgrade this 1.6 has now taken my contesting a few steps backwards. Are there any alpha testers who use n1mmplus and can advise what I am missing or point me in the direction of a related help article that I can follow? If I am not clear how this auto tx following feature needs to be set up in n1mmplus, despite having read the new dax and cat guidance prior to the release, its going to be difficult to sort out the issue and get things back on track.
thanks in anticipation
Steve gw0gei / gw9j
I was able to get N1MM+ with the 6300 and the new CAT. I was also struggling, since before the SO2V worked perfect and switched the TX. The trick is below:
1. Set a new CAT port for slice B
2. Select SO2R (instead of SO2V)
3. Make sure the radio numbers are different
N1MM should get all set up, including bandmap.
The only problem I have now is the TX focus, there is not really an easy way to change the TX.
Does anyone know how to switch the TX focus?
Yes thanks both - I still cant get so2v to work with 1.6 but I have now got so2r to work with some work on cat and slices and otsr. It didn't work until I came out of n1mmplus and went back in - it is now working with slice b as radio 2 and the ctrl and right arrow now does what so2v used to do ie move the rx focus and the tx from radio 1 to radio 2 or slice a to slice 2 on my 6500.
I will be doing some more testing with it tomorrow as I have set up winkey port but havnt yet tested the cw side to see if I have got it correct. Once that is sorted I will turn again to my broken dax driver issue:-(
Thanks both for your comments - have ukei group cw contest coming up as well as some vhf ones so I need to get things running again with n1mmplus and sort out the dvk side too.
Steve gw0gei / gw9j
Thanks Phil - yes I read all the help guides and installation notes the week before the release. I have n1mmplus working again now in so2r mode but could not get so2v to work. I have also now got the winkey working ok which is an improvement. I just need to put a ticket in now to sort out the dax driver issues which I am going round in circles with despite having followed the advice and installation instructions to the letter. Frustrating but hopefully it will be worth it in the end. I need dax working again so I can re set up wsjt for 4m and 6m ms and I want to start playing a bit more on hf with newer data modes, plus rtty / psk for the rsgb 80m contests.
Steve gw0gei /gw9j
Thank you for pointing us to the document. I was able to get everything working correctly, including the TX focus change, which works as Barry had mentioned (CTRL + arrow left/right).
The last piece that I noticed is that changing the RX focus mutes the other slice. Does anyone know how to keep N1MM from muting the non-active slice? That would allow us to listen to both slices for the perfect time to TX, or go back to the calling frequency.
Thank you all for the assistance.
I think it would be good if Flex could update the HOWTO document to reflect some of the items discussed here and how to make it work for non-6700 users. If you guys update it, please include Chris' tip for unmuting slices with "~".
Sounds good. Let me know if you need assistance. I can try to add to the stuff that is there already from a 6300 perspective. My info on QRZ is up to date, feel free to contact me.
I think Flex used one of my responses once for a HOWTO. It would be nice to contribute.
On another note, I am glad they added the winkey emulation, CWX is OK, but did not integrate 100% and you could not control speed.
When I select one slice in N1MM+, it mutes the inactive slice and sets the audio "PAN" to the centre which is a little annoying as I want one slice in the left and one in the right. I was hoping that this was stored in the S02R_TX1/TX2 Transmit profiles but it doesn't appear to be? The ~ key doesn't seem to do anything when I press it?
Also, I can't see a way in SO2R mode to operate RUN and S&P on the same band (S02V) as when I try, N1MM tells me "Can not set both radios to the same band!" I was hoping to use this for the upcoming RSGB 80M CC contests but I seem to be missing something?
This is all quite new to me as I have never operated S02R/S02V before so the above may be what people expect but it seems a bit strange to me?
1. If I open slice B and enable TX so that I'm in "split" mode, the following does not occur like on every other radio:
a. the Logger+ entry box does not show the red "SPLIT" indicator
b. the vfoA bandmap doesn't show the red offset TX indicator
c. a spot added to the bandmap lacks the split information
2. However, if I click on a QSX (split) spot on the vfoA bandmap that somebody else has spotted, SSDR does correctly open a vfoB/sliceB on the qsx freq and assign TX to that slice, the red SPLIT indicator appears on the vfoA entry box and the red indicator appears on the vfoA bandmap.
Thoughts about 1 above??? Maybe I'm missing something - if so, help me out. But otherwise, split operation during a contest is something that every basic contester is likely to encounter, especially on 75M and 40M ssb dx contests and has nothing to do with SO2R.
Now I just need to find how to make N1MM let me select the same band on both radios. I understand that for traditional radios, it is a safety feature but I don't think it is really an issue with the flex (as long as the rx antenna is a reasonable distance from the tx one)
Only thing not working for me still is dax corrupted driver, which I am working on directly with flex engineer after I put a help desk ticket in. At least in the meantime I can continue to use the radio and contest with it on cw and phone - it's only digi modes and dvk that I need dax working for.
Will give it all a shake out in ukei dx cw contest this coming weekend all being well
73 Steve gw0gei / gw9J