Two slice question

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Is there any way, with two slices open, for the inactive (not TX enabled slice) to automatically mute? I do not want a contact on slice A being made difficult by having slice B audible too.

I will be entering a contest this weekend and there are two contest preferred segments in the 80 and 40 m bands that I have programmed in as profiles. I have never used twin slices before and have briefly experimented with having both slices' audio in both ears and also each slice having its own ear.

Mni tnx.
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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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  • mellow (for a change).

Posted 3 years ago

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Jim Gilliam

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Maybe I don't fully understand your question but each slice has a separate volume control.
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Duane, AC5AA

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The obvious answer is for you to mute the one you don't want to hear, but that's a manual operation, and I don't think that's what you are asking.  (Mute = right-click the speaker icon on the slice)
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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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Thanks chaps for your responses. What I am looking for is an automatic mute so that when I pounce on a signal on slice 'A', slide 'B' mutes without any action on my part. Having to manually mute would significantly increase the mouse use and work load.
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Maybe that would be a nice added option to a profile.
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It's very easy to get used to doing as soon as you bring up the B slice. Yes, that is a good suggestion. What S(er)SDR will do is have an integrated dx cluster such that if you select a spot the A slice will go to his/her xmit freq. If there is a QRX or split or up1, a B slice will be opened for it on mute. In that scenario I know B is my xmit and to mute the receiver. That is different than you describe by just opening a B or C or D slice without any software knowing what your intentions are. Implicit in your last post Guy is anyone you pounce on will be working split. In a contest doesn't everyone work simplex? Still, anything one feels is a good suggestion for FRS, be sure to put it in as a well articulated idea and ask people to "like" it. So FRS knows where to place it in their list of things to do. You could phrase it this way, if a subsequent slice is opened in the same panadapter, assume it is xmit and muted. That should handle it, right?
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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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Hi Walt,

I'll put it up as an idea and hopefully be able to explain what I mean ;-).
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Set up SDR-Bridge and CW Skimmer.  In SDR-Bridge, click on on Radio tab and check the box marked "Mute all but active slice".
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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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I do not use CW yet, but will check out SDR-bridge. Hopefully FRS would consider adding this to SSDR natively.
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You can do this with SDR-Bridge and never touch CW.   Just install it and open it.   Out of the box it mutes all non-active slices and un-mutes the active one.   It will do exactly what you are asking with zero configuration.
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Thanks, will do.