SmartCAT RigCAT FLdigi Slice B XML

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Tim has been updating the SmartSDR.xml file for FLdigi's RigCAT support for a while now.   I wanted to make it work on SliceB.  I rewrote the XML file to support Slice B.

Why is this useful?

I want to use FLDigi on multiple bands and be able to read the correct frequency, mode, and filter values on each.   It's easy to run FLdigi multiple times.   You simply make a copy of your C:\Users\<Username>\fldigi.files directory to a new name and can launch a second copy of FLdigi.

Modify the shortcut and do something like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Fldigi-3.22.04\fldigi.exe" --config-dir "C:\Users\Chris\fldigi-2.files"

Now you have two different instances of FLDigi.   Set the first one to DAX 1 on Slice A, set the second one to DAX 2 on Slice B.

In SmartCAT setup 2 different CAT ports, one for each copy of FLdigi.

On the instance of FLDigi that is to use Slice A,  use Tim's XML file located here: http://www.w1hkj.com/xmls/sdr/SmartSDR.xml



On the second instance of FLDigi that is to use Slice B, use my modified XML located here:  https://github.com/Ozy311/HamStuff/blob/master/HamStuff/SmartSDR%20Slice%20B.xml




And now with both instances running, you can see that they track and update properly.  You can adjust in FLdigi and they will update the correct slice, or if you move the slice around on SmartSDR, the information is properly reflected back into FLdigi realtime.


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K6OZY, Elmer

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I was wondering how long it would take someone to figure this out ;-)

Here is another trick, as I use a modified smartsdr.xml file for Slice B too.  

Modify the shortcut and do something like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Fldigi-3.22.04\fldigi.exe" --config-dir "C:\Users\Chris\fldigi-2.files" --ti FLEX-6000_SliceB

This will modify the instance of Fldigi's title bar to show the text so you can easily remember which one is slice A and which one is slice B.
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K6OZY, Elmer

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It already does that via the <TITLE> tag in the XML.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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Tim, the title tag shortcut mod doesn't work for me. I get an error in syntax.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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OK I just figured it out, it is just one dash - instead of  two --

-ti FLEX-6000_SliceB