palstar hf auto tuner

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 4 weeks ago
has anyone found a way for the palstar hf auto tuner to follow the flex 6600?  using the usb ports on the flex
Photo of Bill Reeves

Bill Reeves

  • 6 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 1 month ago

  • 1
Photo of John - AI4FR

John - AI4FR

  • 275 Posts
  • 79 Reply Likes
Never tried it that way with my 6700. But I do use the W1TR HF auto software along with ddutil which works like a charm to have the tuner follow the radio.
Photo of David-N5PSM

David-N5PSM

  • 178 Posts
  • 46 Reply Likes
Yes,  There is a PC program, "HFAUTO" by W1TG.

WebSearch it.   Cheers 73 de N5PSM
Photo of Rick - N4RZ

Rick - N4RZ

  • 95 Posts
  • 25 Reply Likes
There is a program called HF-Auto by W1TR that can control the HF-Auto tuner on a computer.  W1TR has a second program called W1TR Rig Control which can be used to obtain the operating frequency of a Flex radio and then passes it on to the HF-Auto program via a UDP port.   I've been using these two programs for about three years and they work flawlessly.  You have to tell the RIg Control program you are using a Kenwood TS-2000.  This works because the Flex radios also understand the Kenwood protocols in addition to the Flex specific ones.     
As far as I know, you can't go directly from the USB cables to the tuner. Because Palstar uses a proprietary API, which was designed to be used to communicate with their own HF-Auto Remote product. The method above only works because they allowed W1TR to have access to their API. 
(Edited)
Photo of Gary NC3Z

Gary NC3Z

  • 151 Posts
  • 34 Reply Likes
Yup, HF-Auto app works great and does follow (both the Tune and Antenna Port).
Photo of Bill Reeves

Bill Reeves

  • 6 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Please explain your settings. Sure it is not at auto
Photo of Rick - N4RZ

Rick - N4RZ

  • 95 Posts
  • 25 Reply Likes
It is the HF-Auto Tuner.  The settings can be found in the documentation at his site which you can find by Googling W1TR Software.
Photo of Gary NC3Z

Gary NC3Z

  • 151 Posts
  • 34 Reply Likes
It's in the HF-Auto app that we were discussing. 

http://www.glagowski.org/radio/Software.htm
(Edited)
Photo of Gary NC3Z

Gary NC3Z

  • 151 Posts
  • 34 Reply Likes
Oh, in place of Rig Control, I am using Commander which also supplies the UDP connection to the HF-Auto app.
Photo of Gary NC3Z

Gary NC3Z

  • 151 Posts
  • 34 Reply Likes
Here is a screen shot of the app with some of my settings. There are a few more settings in the ini file to tweaked based on your station's antenna setup, but these settings are pretty easy to do. This has been discussed pretty extensively in  https://groups.io/g/hf-auto/topics

(Edited)
Photo of Dwayne - NA6US

Dwayne - NA6US

  • 104 Posts
  • 16 Reply Likes
Same as above but more info... HF AUTO App needs to know radio CAT data so... Configured HF AUTO to listen to N1MM UDP output on 12061....

Related is that the HF AUTO needs to know what to tune so take the time to tune the tuner across frequencies within the band. An easy way to do this is to set the radio step to 1K then hit the tune button and move slowly up the band waiting for the tuner to stabilize on each frequency.




(Edited)