Peripheral Control

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Over the years I had Icom products and implemented CI-V data
to control my antennas.  Now that I am a Flex’er, it would nice to have both the CI-V as well as the Alpha amp interface resident in the Flex.  I am having trouble with the PC system freezing after a period of time when running DDUtil.  Just running the Flex-6500/SDR and it will operate flawlessly forever.  PC is an Abro-Neal supplied machine, plenty of power and Ram etc. Both Neal and Steve have invested time without success with this difficult problem.  I would be great to utilize the USB ports on the Flex for these types of protocol communications. How about it Flex? Seems like it is time to provide.!

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Howard K2AQ

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Posted 4 years ago

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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Howard,
Peripheral control -- This link below is about 8 months old but there is a good discussion on the options.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/band_data-3xef1?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%5D%5Bfi...

I suspect if has been on the back burner (i.e. a lower priority) for a few reasons.

- DDUtil works well for most peripherals and users

- The "no local PC" goal will be more important once WAN remote is ready.  (not having to use a local PC to control you amp, etc will mean less thing to deal with remotely)

This would be another one of those features that would be good to see on the new 2.x road map.  And since 2.x is the WAN remote release, it seems to fit.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com