and more than 2 years since I first started talking about how I did it..
I have now operated remotely my Flex's from 22 different countries and recently from 11,500' in WA3IHV's Centurion on the way back from Visalia DX Convention. This has worked over 3G, 4G Cellular and WIFI but you need at least 2Mb/s data rates for a decent visual display. Latency is 20ms local, 30-100ms National, 100-350ms International.
I have operated from exotic places like Thailand, Vietnam and dive boats in Bali and Nevis as well as most Western European Countries and of course from my daughter's house in LA when we are babysitting and sitting in shoes stores in Paris waiting for the XYL to try on EVERY pair of shoes. Remoting gives you the freedom to be anywhere in the world and still enjoy ham radio without schelpping coax, radios, amps, antennas,etc
In the interim, SmartSDR 1.43 now has a really easy to configure Remote Button that makes configuring a remote operation very easy.
The method I am posting has worked with iPhones and iPads. I suspect that it will also work with Android devices as well... As you long as your device supports Parallels Access, then you can remote into your Flex 6000 Series. It will also work with PowerSDR and the 3000, 5000 but they are much more difficult to set up.
Rather than posting all the screen shots on this community - which is rather time consuming I have prepared a detailed PDF that you can easily download from my Public Dropbox
Remote IPad Operation of 6000 series using Parallel Access App
In case you are wondering how anyone can afford the cell phone International Data Roaming Rates I have also written a presentation called
HOW TO SAVE A LOT OF MONEY ON INTERNATIONAL DATA ROAMING
Bottom Line.. Use local Data SIMS... Much cheaper than USA Data Rates.
Enjoy the Freedom that Roaming Brings to You.
My 6700 is actually directly connected to a dedicated PC not a MAC. I loaded Parallels Access PC Client onto it. I start SmartSDR on the PC and then use my iPad to connect into the PC.
For a MAC to work, you still need to run SmartSDR under Windows. Most people run Windows under Parallels on MAC with success..
I installed Parallel Access on both my radio connected PC, my Iphone and my Ipad. I am using a Dell Desktop that has no problem running the radio remote from my shack in the basement (no audio issues) with Windows 7.1. Cannot get sound to work on Ipad for anything but does work on iphone. Figure it may be an IOS issue on the ipad. Here is problem on the iphone - When app is running, I can control radio and transmit but no sound. If i double click the home button and relegate app to background, I have sound. Have it working but it is like having an separate receiver, transmitter set up. I diminish the app to receive and bring it to full service to transmit. What have I done wrong?
Any help would be appreciated.
I had no problems with audio both ways, it's a very good program for ones with a compatible machine. Many thanks to Howard.
parallels support moused around in my computer by remote for about an hour and gave up a couple of months ago, saying there was going to be an update that may fix it. ..... But I still can't get it working most of the time.
I can access my office computer (a Vista laptop) just fine.
Once in a while I can get it to work, but there is no rhyme or reason. Any suggestions? I have uninstalled Access and reinstalled many times. But I haven't done a more In-depth purge, nor do I know how I would do that....
If one has a portable computer it should be possible to use an external USB drive to boot Windows 10. However, with my limited computer knowledge, I have yet been able to configure a USB drive to be bootable to Windows. Is there any one out there that could shed light on how this could be accomplished?
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