Smart SDR and CW skimmer (missing something)

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I have CW skimmer installed and working but obviously missing something.  I have tried Softrock and Softrock IF with similar results. It seems to work better with Softrock IF and the frequency follows.  However I am not getting wide spectrum with CW skimmer.

I read Tim saying something about using non IF version and manually setting the low. So as an example for 20 meters just set the low to 14.000.

Can someone give me a quick run down. I see lots of screenshots of CW skimmer covering the entire  CW band and the frequency synced with the Flex.  I am running a 6500 with latest software.

Thanks and 73,

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Rich McCabe

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As other individuals  have mentioned the sequence  in which you load the programs is the key.  This is the sequence that has worked for me (several times in a row) :

1. Start Smart SDR
2. Start SDR Bridge (This should bring up CW Skimmer)
3. Click the  "Start Radio" button on CW Skimmer. (If not already engaged)
4. Set the DAX Channel to  Channel 1.

You will need to have the latest version of SDR-Bridge and probably the latest version of CW Skimmer.