SliceMaster question

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New rig: flex 6600, new laptop with fresh install of SSDR and thats all working.  Fresh install of CW skimmer.

However when I run slicemaster I get a blank window.  Tried .22a as well.  Same thing.

What am I missing?

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Hi Mark,

That's a very sad looking screen.  Slice Master has connected to your radio but has failed to finish building its user interface.  I'll bet there is something interesting in the logs. 

When Slice Master was starting up did any error or warning messages appear in the status line?  If you click on the radio model in the lower left corner then let your mouse just hover there for a second, you should get a pop-up with the last few status messages.

If it's not too much of a bother, send me an email with your configuration folder attached.  Just navigate your way to 

C:\Users\<your name here>\AppData\Local\K1DBO

Then right-click on slice-master and select Send to/Compressed (zipped) folder.  That will create a zip containing your logs and configs.  If the splash screen worked, it shows an email address you can use.  If not, there's a popular web site where you can enter my call sign and find my email ;)

Thanks.

--Don
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Hi Don,

I'll give it another try on the laptop.  It is a 4K screen on the laptop so perhaps something about that.

I just tried .22a on my desktop, more standard sized screen and it seems to work fine here.

Get back to you with log on the laptop.
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I am having this exact same problem too with my flex-6600m.
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Hi Dan,

Which version of Slice Master are you running?  The latest is v0.10.2a.  If you are not running it, please give it a try.

--Don
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I wrote a separate reply below (but still on this thread). 0.10.2a
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I can't get Slice Master to work either. Running v0.10.2a on Win10, Flex-6600m, latest SmartSDR. When I run the program, it starts up ok, then I go to settings, all the way to the bottom where it says Radio, I click '--select--' and there are no radios to select. And the "Launch" tab is completely blank as well.

How can I make this work?
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The status line, where you now see that you have a radio connected should have said <no connection>.  But you are right, I should make that look more like an error or warning.  
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This is really bizarre, wsjt-x is able to see which frequency my radio is on, but any kind of band change or tx makes the green connection light in wsjt-x turn orange, and then it gives me the error I gave above. So, it seems it can read data via slice master ok, but not send data?
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Engineering trade-offs... do you want a nice installer or do you want your spots to show up in the panafall?  We are pretty short staffed here at Slice Master Heavy Industries.  The boss doesnt even like to write documentation and has no intention of setting up an accounts receivable department.  But, I do expect that by the time the version numbers get closer to v1.0.0, there will be an installer.
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Dan, 

Send me an email... we'll get to the bottom of your trouble.

For starters, zip up the folder where you found the config file, logs and all, and send it along.

Thanks.

--Don
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Email sent. Thanks!