Updated USB Cable Interface Guide

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Based on feedback from the SmartSDR v1.10.8 Beta, we have made updates, additions, and corrections to the USB Cable Interface Guide.  You can download the latest version (v1.3) from the FlexRadio website.

http://www.flexradio.com/downloads/usb-cable-interface-guide-pdf/
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Ernest - W4EG

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Will this information be integrated on the up coming SmartSDR manuals?
Thanks Tim...
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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No.  This is a standalone doc that will be updated specifically for third-party device integration.
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Jon Turner

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Tim: do u have info on cabling for Palstar HF Auto Tuner? Jon WW6ZZ
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Richard

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Tim... et al,  More Information and Help.   Been working with Array Solutions and OM Power.  Subject is the USB Interface between the OM 4K and the Flex 6700 with a System 7 Computer.  I was using a Null Modem Cable and a DB9 to USB Connector, then feeding the computer.  When the new Software came out (v1.10.8.39)I moved from the USB Connector on the Computer to directly to the USB Connector on the 6700 without success.  The Flex was not seeing the USB Connection.  Jay from Array Solutions recommended using a FTDI with Driver  (DB9 Female to USB) with the Null Modem Cable.  I purchased a cable and "Bingo".... Worked first time with the OM set o Flex Radio and a Baud Rate of 9600.  For those out there with similar issues here are a couple of URL's to get such Cable Assemblies....  It really works...  https://www.arraysolutions.com/rs232%20to%20usb  and  https://www.amazon.com/Serial-Adapter-Chipset-Supports-Windows/dp/B017D51ZRQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481904251&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=ftdi+usb+to+serial&psc=1    This really solved my problem and so far there has been no loss of communication.  Note:  The Wire goes from the XCVR Port on the Amp to the USB one of the USB Connectors on the Flex 6700.  Hoipe this helps.
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Chuck Smith

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This doesn't work for me and as Tim said the FT message is not implemented on the Beta version of of smartSDR software. What am I missing my OM4K issues the FT and the radio responds ?. I have the correct USB cable the radio sees the cable OK. You said your working with Array solutions is there new firmware for the OM4000?
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Richard

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Chuck....  Tried and failed initially with the Null Cable and Std DB9 and USB Cable and did not recognized the Cable under SETTINGS - USB CABLES.  Once I received the FTDI Cable / Adapter from AS and simply plugged it into the USB Port of the Flex and with the OM set to FLEXRADIO and set for 9600 BAUD it worked right away.   Surprised you are not seeing that.  Again I assume that you do have the proper FTDI USB Cable Adapter.  Seemed to solve my issues.  I was also able to go into that route and change the Name to OM-4000 Cable as the title under the Settings - USB Windows of the Flex.
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Chuck,  Not knowing where you live but I know it helped me to do some "hand holding" by Jay...   Give me a call if you wish.  Send me an email . Address on QRZ is okay.  I will then send you my Contact Information.  Just simple walk thru... maybe it will help.