Question for N1MM+winkey with 2 Slices

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I pretty much have everything working for a CW SO2R setup. The final piece is understanding how the TX slice is selected and if I'm missing something.

I have two N1MM log windows open. Currently one is set for 20 meters and the other for 17 meters. I expect that when the 20 meter window is active TX should follow that window. It doesn't. To move TX to the appropriate slice I have to click in the band map of the window.

Should I expect to be able to transmit from the slice associated with an N1MM window just by sending from that window or is the extra step of clicking in the band map actually required?

I have Auto Switch TX on in SmartSDR CAT. There's a single winkey port set up and N1MM and Radio Nr is set to both.

Maybe there's a buried setting I'm missing or just have the wrong expectation.

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there is one estra step, you need to tell teh logger your ready to tx in the other slice. pause/break key or Cntrl > or Cntrl <  to send your tx focus to the other slice.  look up OTRSP keyboard commands
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This should answer your focus questions:


http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php?page=SO2V+and+SO2R+Operation#The_SO2R_Dots_LEDs_

Control left/right arrow for forcing TX/RX focus to each radio
Tilda/backtick key (~) for stereo/mono
Pause/Break to send TX to other slice. 

My preference is to use control and arrow keys this way I'm mentally sending focus to a left or right radio. 
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Yes! Thank you. Obviously I need to do a little more reading. This was the piece I was missing. I never worked SO2anything before. I had expected simply making the left or right window active would have made the associated slice the TX slice but maybe that breaks other workflows. 

Thanks!
Kev
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It won't work that way because the idea of SO2anything is that you want to CQ on the run frequency while hunting for mults. Obviously it won't work if as soon as you click on the 2nd radio it shifts TX focus there because you won't be running anymore and I'll come along and steal your run frequency (lol).
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Glad you are up and running.  In a RTTY SO2R environment setup correctly you would not need to use these hotkeys, your mouse handles sending those commands (essentially using the right mouse button as ENTER in enter sends message mode,  but in most other isntances you need to positively switch focus.
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Yep... the RTTY setup is done and works as you say. In fact it is working the same way I thought CW would work. Active window has the TX. I haven't tried out RTTY skimmer yet. Not sure if that's necessary. Though it would be nice if someone would invent *skimmer that decodes any signal it sees.

Feeling pretty confident I might possibly sorta kinda be able to use this set up in a future contest. I think I'm going to watch some youtube videos to get an idea of what this style of operating really means. It has been fun setting all this up in building block fashion and getting all the pieces working together. Maybe even more fun than an actual contest.

Ria: As I generally operate QRP I'm used to having my run frequency stolen in mid-transmission. I'd rather you steal it than a stranger. At least I know where to go to get all indignant and stuff. :) Are you going to be doing any more QRP Fox Hunts?

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