Twin slice operation idea

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Please 'like' this if you think it is a good idea.

Over this weekend I was working a contest. Both the 80 and 40 m bands have two contest preferred segments (at least in Region 1 where the contest is). So I set up a couple of profiles with two slice receivers/panadaptor slices showing so I could monitor the two segments in the same band simultaneously.

I experimented with dealing with the audio from both slices and thought of an option that would be very handy in this case. I would have liked slice B to automatically mute when clicking on a signal in slice A and vice-versa so I could give the selected signal my undivided attention. Manually having to mute the slices seemed to be a lot of unnecessary work. I am not talking about regular split operation where one would have two slices and one panadaptor, all the same frequency.

I am not an experienced contester at all and maybe those who are may not like this idea at all. It is just something that I would have found particularly useful to have in this instance.

If the above is not clear I would be more than happy to try and explain myself better.

Mni tnx.

Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

 
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DrTeeth

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  • illegally calm.

Posted 4 years ago

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K6OZY, Elmer

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Install SDR bridge. It already does that now.
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DrTeeth

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Looks useful, thanks for mentioning it. But for what I have in mind it appears more complicated than a native SSDR solution. I will still check it out though.

Have a good weekend.
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Bill-W9OL

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Not just contesting, but dxing when a DXpedition Station could be on multiple bands at the same time.

A real good suggestion Guy....I LIKE it.

Right now I have two instances of JT running, on two bands....looking for new ones.

Unfortunately I only have two antennas!

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William Hemmingsen

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This would be easy to write as a third party app.  A simple program that monitored the radio and muted all slices but the active slice.

loop
//listen for radio changes

if active = 0 unmute 0;  mute 1;
if active = 1 unmute 1;  mute 0;

etc etc
return

Yes its a bit more complex, but that's the high level.

I doubt flex would incorporate this into SmartSDR, as its a specific operating style.

I'm a bit busy coding my own software at the moment, but maybe someone else will take this on if there is interest.


William
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<<I doubt flex would incorporate this into SmartSDR, as its a specific operating style>>
That is why it would be an option. A BIG plus about SSDR is its flexibility (no pun intended) without dictating how one should operate.
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Mark - W3II

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Take a look at my latest release of FRStack. It contains this feature.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/memories-and-most-recently-used-frequency-utility

The Radio menu item contains a option called:

Radio slice active mutes inactive slices.

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DrTeeth

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Thanks for your fine work in FRStack and thanks for the heads up on that feature.