Running FLDigi and Log2OM

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I seem to have run into an issue when running both FLDigi and the Log2OM logging program. FLDigi seems to require RigCat rig control to bi-directionally sync the FLdigi frequency with SmartSDR.  Log2OM requires XML-RPC rig control (mutually exclusive options).

If RigCat is used, Log2OM will not accept QSOs from FLDigi.  If XML-RPC is used, then sliding the FLDigi waterfall changes the frequency index, but the waterfall does not shift and the frequency change is not passed back to SmartSDR.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Ron
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DrTeeth

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I run the same setup just fine. You have to use SSDR to tune and not FLDigi. The latter just reads the dial frequency, it does not tune the rig.

Let me know if you need any further help.
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Thanks.  I updated another spot on the thread that Log2OM seems to transfer spots to the very edge of the FLDigi passband.  Going back to SSDR to change the frequency means going to a third program every time when simply trying to work CW/digital spots between the spotting program and FLDigi.

The QSY function in FLDigi is disabled since RigCat is not being used, and the FLDigi 'center in window' button simply shifts the window, it does not shift the signal further into the passband.

Any ideas?
Ron
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DrTeeth

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Hi Ron,

It is not clear what you are expecting to see or what the problem is, so forgive me if the following is not helpful

With Fldigi setup directly to log to Log4OM, no tuning is done by Fldigi at all it just reads the rig frequency.

I set the waterfall width to 4K and set the same filter in SSDR and all tuning is done is the FRS software.

If you want the frequency control to be via Fldigi, you will probably need to use Flrig http://w1hkj.com/flrig-help/FLRig_Users_Manual.pdf .

cheers.
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My challenge is that the spot signal is passed from Log4OM to FLDigi at the very edge of the pass band.  It is not possible to see the entire signal without then going back every time to SmartSDR to again shift the frequency up in the passband.  Perhaps I am doing something wrong...  

I would really like to have the spotting program pass the signal into the middle of the FLDigi passband, then there would be no need to adjust the frequency in FLDigi.  The FLDigi QSY function would work great but it is disabled since FLDigi is communicating using XML-RPC to Log4OM, not Omni-Rig.  The 'center in window' button in FLDigi simply centers the frequency if some of the passband is off the edge of the display, it does not shift the passband.

Again, if there is a better solution or I am doing something wrong I am open to change. Any suggestions welcome, Ron
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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Just for clarification, the name of the Logging software is Log4OM.  This is a fantastic piece of freeware provided by Daniele Pisto.   I can't recommend this logging solution enough for those on the Windows platform.

http://www.pisto.it/wordpress/log4om-en/
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Steve W6SDM

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Jay, you're absolutely right about Log4OM.  I have plenty of "paid for" loggers that I have abandoned.  This thing does everything I want it to plus some.  It works well with Windows, with the Flex, and with FLDigi.  I love being able to log out of FLDigi and have the contact show up in my Log4OM log.
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Steve, do you mind contacting me at the email address on my QRZ.com page.  I have a couple of lingering issues with the configuration you succeeded with.

Thanks, Ron
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Steve W6SDM

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I sent you a message.