Physical comm port

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Is there a way to map a physical comm port to the flex 6000?  I would like to experiment with an arduino sending CAT commands to a flex 6k.

I know a addon null modem emulator software can be used, but is there a way to do this in smartCat?

Thanks

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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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You could try VSPE
http://www.eterlogic.com/Products.VSPE.html
and create a link between SmartSDR and a physical com port.
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Yes this appears like the only option, I was just hoping there was a way without using another addon software.
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Well, I don't know any other option, but I'm always willing to learn ;-)
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Or a way to map a SmartCAT port from a Windows VM to a virtual port on Mac OS :-) 
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Can you do this through DDUtil?  I haven't tried.
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To map from an Arduino to the Flex, I would get the Arduino Ethernet Shield and use the Flex 6000 API to connect directly.
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That's a bit out of my league ATM.  But maybe one day.
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That would be my ultimate goal, as the functionality is unlimited unlike CAT.  I just do not understand the TCPIP API.  As time goes by, the smart ones will provide better information for dummies like me.

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I found a temp solution.  I am running "processing" scripting language on the PC to interface SmartCat and Arduino. 

I am using an Arduino to interface multiple rotary encoders, and processing to send CAT commands.

So far I can display VFOA/B frequency on the LCD, and control each separately with rotary encoders.  Its a ugly mess, but a proof of concept.

Unfortunately I'm a hardware guy and programing is not my strong point.  This interface is more of a "see if I can" for fun.

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I can do the TCP/IP programming for you.

You will need an Ethernet shield for your Arduino.
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