Yes... I have been using both Team Viewer and Logmein for years to run PowerSDR on my iPad with some success but they are not that user friendly
So I just tried out the Parallel's Access Ipad App with SmartSDR....
It seems to be a heck of a lot better, faster and much more user friendly than either Team Viewer or Logmein. What's more the audio is substantially better than either of those apps.
(As a total aside.. I can now easily watch US TV on my iPad on my extended international travels)
Now if Flex can only get VAC/DAX working, I can see that this would be a really great interim solution to remote operation ... at least until Flex allows true remote access over the Internet to a thin client on my iPad...
- How do I move a slider back&fourth on the screen?
- How do I connect to the ipad to do CW (you mentioned you can do CW in your first post 4 months ago)?
Thanks in advance, Dennis k0eoo
To drag a slider, tap and HOLD it for at least 10 seconds. U should see a slight change in the image so you can then drag things.
Hope this helps
BTW. With my ipad I use a Logitech Bluetooth Headset with noise canceling mike ($24.50 on Amazon) for receiving audio and sending SSB. My audio reports have been superb. No need to spend a lot of $ on mikes.
Most fun remote QSO...3 weeks ago. In a taxi. Drinking a beer, in Bali, Indonesia Pulled out the iPad, Worked W1AW/4 in KY. They told me I was a dup until I explained that the QSO in the morning was from Kuoala Lumpur and this one was from Bali.
This afternoon at work I was testing running remote from my work network and was getting constant audio dropouts until I restarted Parallels, while at home, no such problem.... Looks like my upload speed via DSL (800kbps) may be the issue, any thoughts? My work network can do 24bit/96kHz WiFi so its not the issue...
Have you tried Parallels on a PC laptop, something with a mouse, on any of your adventures?
Thanks for the help Howard! Dennis, k0eoo
For SSB... I dial the frequency, etc under parallels on my iPad then switch to Skype for my Audio.. which works surprisingly well even when there is slow Internet......
People at the DXConvention who were using my iPad over 3G on SSB were surprised at the audio quality, minimal dropouts and minimal latency....
... Set up a skype account Just for your 6700... have it auto answer ONLY from your regular Skype Account.... so then you are the only one who can connect to your 6500/6700 audio...
Probably about 50% of my Q's have been over the 3G networks while mobile in foreign countries... I have a unlocked MIFI box for which I buy local pay as you go local SIM's (About 1/10th the cost of AT&T Roaming Data Plans) and then connect via 3G...
Just picked up a 4G MIFI box.. my son will be testing it for me in Hong Kong next month
Laptops.... My current laptop is a Macbook Air running Parallels PC ....
Frankly the iPad works so seemlessly that I have not bothered trying to run a connection from the PC.... but I am sure it will work....
BTW...I love that $24.50 Logitech Bluetooth Headset... I get better audio reports from it than I get from my $450 RadioSport...which is still the best contesting headset
..... Hate my Heil Headsets...they are very poor quality..and I get by far the worst reports from their audio...
My next step is to setup Skype, as you did, and get the transmitting part going before my Parallels trial period expires.... ( I imagine I can ditch Skype when Flex supports a TALK tab in the PC audio panel....)
I like the $24.50 Logitech Bluetooth Headset idea too, but, what about plugging in a headset into the jack on the side of the iPad; is that possible?
For SSB you're saying I need to leave the SSDR screen and go to the SKYPE screen when I transmit??
Thanks again, Dennis, k0eoo
PS. I lived on SD for the 4 years I was in the US Navy back in the late 60's, nice place....
Most MIFI Boxes sold in the USA are locked to a specific carrier which makes them useless for travel outside of the USA.
If you buy a MIFI Box... make sure it is UNLOCKED .... You can find them on Amazon. I currently own an Alcatel Y580 for 3G and a Huawei E5776 for 4G (International). Note that International 4G bands are different than the USA 4G Frequencies.
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I installed Parallels on my Windows desktop at home, configured both the RX8 and TX8 for the Parallels Mic and Speakers. Installed Parallels on my Android phone and then connected to the desktop of my Windows computer at home.
Everything works well except for the transmit audio. Most of the time people tell me I sound like I'm underwater or in a hollow tube with a lot of echoing. At other times, my audio is so distorted, the folks at the other end just can't understand what I'm saying.
I've tried Wifi as well as G4 network connections. The transmit audio quality is about the same regardless of my internet connection.
I'm guessing that the Parallels Android phone app is not as fine tuned as the apple product? I've sent an email to the folks at Parallels and reported the problem along with as many details as I could provide. We'll see what they say.
Is anyone else using this combination? (Windows 7 64bit at home and an Android phone). My phone is the new Samsung Galaxy S5.
Today I'm going to see if the audio is better using Skype.
Norm - W7CK