Two copies of fldigi talked to a different slice in SmartSDR

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There are two SmartSDR profiles in the fldigi repository that lets you run two instances of fldigi and have one assigned to Slice A and one to Slice B. Pretty neat guys! I suspect the hand of Tim Ellison behind these new rig profiles!
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K6OZY, Elmer

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https://community.flexradio.com/flexr...

I made the slice B XML based on the first one. It got added to the FLDigi site a month ago which is awesome.
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Burt Fisher

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Where is the Flex copy of the Fldigi file we need to use on Fldigi?
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k3Tim

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Hi Burt,

On this page is a link to the files you are looking for.
https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/new-fldigi-rigcat-files-for-so2r-capability

BR,
Tim
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Burt Fisher

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If I never use more than one slice on Fldigi do I need to set up the second slice?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Nope.  But it can be fun to operate on two bands or operate multiple digital modes, like  PSK and RTTY on the same band at the same time.
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Burt Fisher

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No threesomes on ham radio for me!
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Dan -- KC4GO

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Just to play I operated PSK-31 on one slice and had Weather fax being copied on the other (RX only) kind of fun and put the radio to more uses.
As well as WSPR(RX 30 and 20 sending data back) on the last 2 (6500)  Had a full house and lots of demands on the DAX and CAT..
It's the great thing about radio not just Ham radio we can listen to or do things outside of working DX looking for awards or contesting. I have never chased DX or worked a contest except Field Day with the club I'm a member of (I still have a few years left maybe I'll do those things at some point). 
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Burt Fisher

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I tried Fldigi on my laptop. CAT reports Com 4 is available ONLY, so I put it in the config file for Fldigi but just after I put it in and leave that screen, I check back and it says COM 1 again, what's up with that?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Did you save the config file after making changes?
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K6OZY, Elmer

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I would also recommend using the Gui to make changes to fldigi's config and not edit it by hand.
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Burt Fisher

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Yes I did save it. It just seems to not accept Com 4 permanently. It accepts COM 4 when I first put it in but not afterwards.
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There is a checkbox in the fldigi to use the setting. It is not set by default. Look carefully. At your settings menu.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This sounds like a Windows permissions issue if you cannot save your configuration.  I have no issues like this at all with Fldigi.
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Burt Fisher

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Len you mean, initialize? Of course I used that
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Burt Fisher

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Tim it is no so much I can't save it, as soon as I leave that menu and come back it is back to COM 1
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Still sounds like a Windows permissions issue local toy your PC.  The only time I have ever had this issue is when I didn't save or the rigCAT option to Restore Settings on Close has been checked.
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Burt Fisher

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FYI I had not checked RigCAT on Fldigi, after I did that it worked (at least for now- I have problems keeping it working in the past).