Hi, I am planning to put beverage antennas on a remote site one mile from my QTH. My gold is to RX from the remote site and TX locally.
What would be the best way to get the received signals to my qth and integrate it within SmartSDR for TX via my F6500 ?
At both site high speed inthernet is avalable.
With Smartlink coming soon, i thouth i couls use a 6700R receiver. But i think this would force me to run two SSDR on two computer.
Does anybody has configured Something like this ?
Any suggestion would be appraciated.
What if you used SDRPlay as the remote RX and the SDR Console so that it tracks your Flex radio.
RadioWorld sells the SDR Play receivers.
You could make the 6700R track I guess, but I am not sure there is software for that at the moment.
1, It depends on the type of router you have. Some are great for OpenVPN operation others like Linksys are not. Most hams have had success with the Asus router. It supports layer 2 VPN (TAP) and you can access the radio directly.
2. If you do not have a supporting router, you will need a computing device working with the Flex. Most people are using Softether on a PC. This will serve as your Server, compensating for the lack of VPN support on most routers.
3. If you are going to use an Apple device, you can access via softether but it has to be configured to use L2TP. Apple IOS does not support OpenVPN layer 2.
Hope that helps.
I have run a past version for over 30 days 24/7 with no issues with a radio many thousands of miles away (6700R).
Unless you need diversity reception or more than 4 slices, a 6500 is a cheaper selection and offers you an alternate transmit site. Especially with potential trade ins in the future..
How to talk/control it? The softeither solution so well documented on the community board works well or a Remote Desktop solution.
I have used Log me in and Parallels with Parallels being the much preferred of the two for performance and reliability after testing over time. However there tech support is almost non existent !
By the way, your link bandwidth becomes critical as you add slices. If you do not need to use DAX, don't. Don't even fire it up as it uses more bandwidth than the radio.
Hope this helps,
My suggestion is to go "full remote". That is legal for all purposes. In other words, put up the beverages _and_ a transmitting antenna. It's not significantly harder to do both.
Since 2.0 was a distant dream when I got started in this, I've been using remoterig with success for many years. It's about a 500 dollar cost, but it greatly simplifies the whole thing.