Repeatable Problem with OnniRig and SmartCat

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When starting Log4om which engages OmniRig to connect to SmartCat registered com port, Communications is lost on the next band change. Log4om will loose contact and not display current frequency. Frequency/Band changes are done via profiles. This issue is cured by stoping SmartCat and restarting SmartCat. After which all communications over OmniRig and SmartCat is restored until the next shut down of computer/radio. Problem repeats on the next computer and application startup.

Equipment - Computer i5 NUC, WINDOWS 7, Flex 6500
Software - Log4om latest version, running Communicator/OmniRig 2.0, SmartSDR. 2.5.1, WSJT-x 2.1.0

This is a bug report.
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Pat - WH6HI

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Posted 10 months ago

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Michael Walker, Employee

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Official Response
Hi Pat

There are few players in this that can contribute and we need to figure out a way to debug it.  Is the problem with CAT, Onmi Rig, or SmartSDR?

What you can do is open SmartSDR CAT and then highlight the Com port in question.

On the bottom of the screen there is a Log... button.  

Open that and watch closely.  When you change bands, does the radio send the command out the COM port to Omni Rig?

If it does, then you may want to reach out to the author of Omni Rig.  If not, then we can help debug it and get it to Engineering to review.