Is this possible?
How would I do it? Load a second copy of SDR on the second PC and just run CAT set up with HRD on that PC?
Or load UTITUL software to connect HRD to Flex 6500? Not sure if Utitil supports this.
Would I get a lot of packet crashes with SDR trying to get graphics from the 6500 and HRD constantly polling for logging info, Freq, mode, etc? I am not a computer guy and do not know if there is a protocol to prevent packet crashes like over the WiFi. Everything is hardwired with no WIFI.
Trying to come up with a clean solution that does not slow down the PC graphics.
That might be the best way for me to go. I have a fast PC with a "gaming video card" which does support 2 screens, which I currently have.
1. HRD constantly keeps polling the radio for front panel info, freq, mode, etc. at a high data rate.
2. I find Windows keeps slightly re positioning the 2 LCD screens and I am always re-adjusting the window sizes. I run SDR, HRD, and a couple or RBN's so there is a lot going on.
I will wait and see if I get any other ideas.
You can even run SSDR on one computer and then use a 2nd computer to run all your digital items stuff just fine.
73, Mike va3mw
Personally I have a hard time understanding why anyone would need to run HRD Desktop when SSDR does everything so much better without hogging resources.
I run 3 monitors, Softether, SSDR, DDUTIL, HRD Log, DXLabs Log, FlexMeter, WSJTX, JT Alert (2-4 instances) and a host of other programs all at the same time on a i-5 3.9GHz 32GB desktop... about 20% CPU at maximum
Just running SSDR with no other App's:
Here is what my PC is doing:
One slice open: CPU usage 26% at 3.22Ghz., Ethernet send 1.7Mbit recv 1.5Mbit
Four slices open: CPU usage 74% at 3.85Ghz., Ethernet send 1.6Mbit recv 7.3Mbit
Based on some of your inputs it looks like my CPU is probably not well implemented. PC has 8Gbit RAM.
System currently runs great. No crashes, no stops or glitches on the spectrum or waterfall displays.
I am concerned about adding more "load" to the system and increasing the CPU usage percentages.
Since I have another PC I figure would be easier to just run HRD and my other App's there.
Again thanks for the inputs. I am going to run CAT on my second PC with the other supporting programs.
73 & 161,
I suggest installing DDUtil and HRD on same PC as SmartSDR. In DDUtil Setup/Features make sure to check HRD server and select 6.2 if you are running version 6.2 or newer.
Now you only need to run HRD Logbook and/or DM780. You do not run the main HRD program. The CPU usage and polling will be a lot less.
In HRD Logbook make sure in the radio pane window that you DO NOT have a TX button. There is a known bug with latest HRD Logbook and if that button is present it will not track radio modes correctly.
Let me know if you need any more info on how to set this up.