program file to configure flex smarts do and flex radios

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It's so difficult to get 3rd party programs to work. How about having configuration files that will properly configur the 3rd party app and the radio to work?
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James Madden

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Mike va3mw

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Do you have an example of those that you are having an issue with?  
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James Madden

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Ham radio delux and various logging programs aren't working. Dm780 frequently stops showing frequencies, etc..
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Mike va3mw

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I think you are going to find out that every station is unique and much like a thumb print.  HRD (free or paid version) does work fine depending on what you are doing with it (Radio Control, Logbook, etc).  If you are mostly using DM780, then I would recommend using Minideluxe as your interface to DM780 and not use their radio control.  
If it 'stops working' then it must have been working, so that means you do have it correctly configured initially.    I would recommend you start with Minideluxe first:  https://github.com/krisp/MiniDeluxe/wiki
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Jim Gilliam

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There are many YouTube instruction videos available on configuring third party programs. Fldigi is a case in point that explained the need to add a slice configuration file in order to interface with the Flex. It's not easy and takes work but it's worth the effort.
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I have a sneaking suspicion you might have an RF problem, James. If a program works, then stops working frequently, RF is a strong suspect. Even if you don't think so, you can hardly ever go wrong by wrapping toroids around mouse and keyboard cords, or even switching to Bluetooth.
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Kevin K4VD, Elroy

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James, I've been running into issues where interactions between different programs work but have quirks and what worked yesterday doesn't seem to work today.

I finally got DXLabs working about perfectly with the radio and usually can bring up fldigi with Fldigi-DxLabs Gateway after some restarting and readjusting when I need other modes. I'm going to stick with this setup and try to learn more so I can handle troubleshooting better. 

What concerns me most is the next upgrade of any one of the pieces breaking what is working today.
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James Madden

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Thanks so much.. Jim
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Norm - W7CK

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Not to argue with what is working and what isn't.  I use HRD free version and have been using it for about 2 years with my Flex 6700.  It's running very well and I haven't had any trouble.  I'm currently running SmartSDR v1.6.21.  It is extremely stable - at least for me.  Even with the earlier versions of DAX and SmartSDR, it worked pretty well.  The older versions of DAX occasionally had to be restarted or dinked around with but the new version seems to be pretty stable.  I can't remember having any issues that stand out. 
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Kevin K4VD, Elroy

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Maybe this is the stuff that belongs in a wiki. Posting configs to forum messages means they are not updated. Then people like me search out a config and end up running into problems because things have changed since the original post.

My trouble with HRD was the lack of support or multiple slices? I also had problem with using it through DDUtils though the other bridge (forgot the name) worked OK. Do you use HRD's radio control or one of the bridges?

The other thing I noticed with HRD is that, I don't think a free version exists any more. There's a demo version and a paid version.

I would have preferred HRD over DXLabs because I really like the look of the GUI. It is one of those programs I intend to try every few months.
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Norm - W7CK

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I forgot to mention that I just recently started using CWSkimmer.  Sometimes when I startup cwskimmer there isn't anything in the cwskimmer waterfall.  To remedy this, I have to restart SmartSDR.  I'm not sure what is getting out of wack, but the only way I can resolve the issue seems to be to restart SmartSDR.

Is anyone else experiencing this?
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Lee, Elmer

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If your using SDR-Bridge, cancel skimmer and re-click the slice check in the skim field in the bridge tab.  Make sure the DAX channel is active in DAX and SSDR

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