Outdated Setup Info for flex 3000 Causing Frustration

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I've found help files to set up WSjt65, Fldigi, and Digipan that don't help me. Here's one suggestion in a request for help.
http://kc.flexradio.com/Knowledgebase...

It's outdated. The FLdigi rigcat file is no where to be found server so you are sent to FLdigi open source file list, none of which is the right one for the Flex3000.

I use DXLabs and tried to set up using the following link: http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/P...
I got stuck after about three steps as the writer uses different virtual cables.

Same problems trying to set up Digipan and JT65-hf hb9hqx. I get close, but one uses Virtual Cables from a russian guy and there's three other distributors. I know they SHOULD all work the same, but...

After three weeks of searching for help online and finding articles that are CLOSE to helping but hang up when trying to set up PTT and CAT with virtual ports and cables, I'm not sure it's worth keeping if I can't use digital modes. With the poor sun conditions, SSB isn't much of an option for a few years.

I've set up PowerSDR 2.8.0 on my Windows 7 machine using videos by G7CNF's hour and 20 minute video at https://youtu.be/TwX5ux4xNmk. Very Good.

I now use PowerSDR 2.8.16 and am able to get some information from http://ke9ns.com/flexpage.html who suggests the following, which I've acquired:

VspMgr for setting up virtual serial ports.
DDUtil v3
Three Virtual Cables from VBCable

I've tried FLDigi often but can never get it set up to control the radio.
I've been using JT65-HF HB9HQX 4.7 for jt65 and don't want to go back to other less robust versions for that mode, although I may have to.
I like DigiPan for PSK31 and WSPR for Weak Signal Propagation

I've read parts of the Flex3000 manual but since I have no understanding/experience with the radio telling me to read the fine manual isn't much help. I've had that happen and can't for the life of me figure out why that's helpful. The manuals are written by folks who know the programs. They'd be helpful if they were written by folks with very little experience with the apps and who are learning the kewl things about them as they go along. But I digress.

Help is appreciated.
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David

Your 3000 should be able to use Kenwood TS-2000 CAT setup in Fldigi if I remember correctly. The Legacy Flex's all speak Kenwood TS-2000 optionally. 

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David
I was able to download the PowerSDR.xml file from sourceforge just now. I can email it to you if you'd rather not use the TS-2000 setup.

Click on the #Flexradio link in my signature and I'll be more than happy to get you setup right for Fldigi.

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Thanks for your help, Jay. Things are running well. Realized that I had to change out the mic element on my HEIL headphones. The new HC7 Dynamic Element replaces the ICOM element I was using for my Icom 706 mk2G. Now I have both.

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