Slice Master

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YES!!!! This is the bomb
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AH0U

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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I like it. Still has some quirks but it's a nice option. I also use SDR-Bridge for other things.
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K1DBO

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Hi Ria,

I'm very interested in removing the quirks and making improvements. If you could find the time to drop me an email or post about them here, I'd appreciate hearing about them.
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Lou Dietrich

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Been using it for about a week. It took a bit of tweaking by the author Don, but the new version V.0.9.19 is very stable.  The 'mix' functions are nice but the CW Skimmer sync is really easy to set-up and, like I said, stable. Skimmers pop up and are sync'd almost immediately. A really nice piece of software. Great to see API uses being developed! Thanks Don!

73

Lou N2TU
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K1DBO

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Hi Lou,

As you've discovered, Slice Master is still a work in progress, both in terms of features as well as dealing with the "quirks".  You're welcome, and thanks for the kind words.
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Al / NN4ZZ

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I haven't tried the Slice Master yet for CW Skimmer, mainly because I use 2 FlexControls and use SDR-Bridge to control one of them.  I try to keep the number of third party apps to a minimum and don't use DDUtil (another app that provides control for a second FlexControl).

I wish Flex would offer support for 2 (or more) FlexControls in SSDR.  Here is the idea if you want more details or would like to vote it up.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/add-support-for-2-or-more-flexcontrols-from-within-...

Or even better, add support for a mini-Maestro that could replace the FlexControls.  Here is the idea if you want more details or would like to vote it up.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/maestrocontrol-the-next-generation-flexcontrol

With either of these in place it would be easy to use either SDR-Bridge or Slice Master for the CW Skimmer connection.  I know I could run them both simultaneously now but again I like to keep it simple and run as few third party apps as possible. 

But the ultimate solution for CW Skimmer, IMHO is to integrate it into SSDR.  Here is the idea if you want more details or would like to vote it up.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/pfskimer_what_is_the_possibility_for_a_smartsdr_dis...

Al / NN4ZZ  
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K1DBO

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Hi Al,

I'm still fleshing out the feature set and concentrating mostly on automatic configuration and launching of other third party software.  But beneath it all is a framework I've built with the intention of supporting multiple midi controllers.  I've already received requests for Flex Control support and have it on my to-do list. 
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Lou Dietrich

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Al,

Rather than detailing those ideas in a SliceMaster thread, might it not be a good idea to separate the topics. That way they will get individual attention?

Each of your suggestions have some standalone discussion merit...and maybe should be aired accordingly.

So, back to SliceMaster. Give it a try...

73

Lou N2TU
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Lou,
I'll give it a try at some point to see how it works.  It sounds like a nice program.  But I do like to keep the number of third party apps to a minimum.  If Slice Master also had support for 2 or more FlexControls it would be a good one for my setup.  Maybe that is another possibility some day. 

Some of those other ideas are years old so every once in a while I mention them so they get seen by newer members.   They are all on the "idea" list and have comments and votes so I'm not sure creating a new thread is needed but will, if you think it's the way to go.

Al / NN4ZZ  
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Rich McCabe

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I really like it. The automated start and stop when it senses mode is nice.

Wish it would "cure" some of CW skimmers quirks that happen no matter what bridge I use :)
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K1DBO

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I'm trying Rich, I'm trying ;)