One Flex 6700 and two computers.

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This is not a problem, praise, or question and is not even an idea. Its an observation of something I discovered by accident that probably every body (but me) knew about.
I run my 6700 on my LAN and have two computers (#1 WIN 8.1, #2 WIN 7) also running on the LAN. The first computer is used for the radio and the second is for general use and a backup for the radio.
I was working JT65/JT9 tonite when a call sign poped up (on the radio computer) that I wanted to know if I had already worked that station. So I reached over to the general computer and started my backup Logging program, put in the call and then discovered that the logging program had downloaded the frequency, and mode data from the 6700 as it would in normal operation on the radio computer. I had already started to answer the CQ on the radio computer and the other computer talking to the 6700 did not effect the 6700 transmitter or normal operation at all.
Since the backup computer has the SSDR program installed on it and the SmartCAT program starts when the computer boots up I guess it was ready to go when I started the log program.
The bottom line on this discovery, at least for me, is that I can move my logging program and operation off the radio computer and not have to swap back and forth while continuing to operate the radio. I'm not sure if this is usefull or not, but it is another 6xxx operational data point.
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