V3 and Slicemaster 6000

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Is anyone else having a problem with V3 and Slicemaster 6000?  Slicemaster 6000 is reporting that DAX is not enabled, yet it is enabled in the DAX panel.  Neither WSJT-X or CW Skimmer is launching.  I tried this initially with two clients running, but then retried with one client after rebooting the client PC and cold rebooting the Flex 6600.  No change.

Chuck
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Slice Master does not yet support V3.  Ed has indicated he's working on a version that will.
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Rick is correct.  Slice Master needs a bit of work to support the new API.  It's in the plan but is still weeks away at best.

--Don

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Rich McCabe

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Don, if you need any help alpha testing, let me know.

Rich
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Thanks.  I knew there were issues with forward compatibility with the APIs.  I thought I saw a post where SM 6000 was ok, but I must have mis-read.  Launching the individual app still works well.
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By choosing not to make the V3 API compatible with previous versions, Flex has made quite a bit of work for us developers. Fortunately SDR-Bridge is based on the C# .NET FlexAPI, which although requiring work, eased the conversion effort somewhat.

So SDR-Bridge V3, which is compatible with SSDR V3, is currently in alpha test and appears to be working well. If good results continue I hope to release a public beta soon, perhaps in the next few days.

If you are a CW Skimmer user it may tide you over while Don K1DBO is finishing his conversion. (Good luck Don, I'm looking forward to your new version.)

73 Ed W2RF
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Thanks, the third party work is appreciated!  I will look at SDR-Bridge as well, given it may be available earlier.  I seem to have CW Skimmer working with version 1.5.1.124, but I do need to enter the LO frequency manually.  

I noticed that K3II will need to work on FRStack too, if he chooses to keep it alive.  Some functions still work, but my main use was the pseudo-squelch/S-level mute function for SSB, which does not.
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There is a newer version that 1.5.1 that may solve the LO problem. But only for V2. http://www.qrv.com/sdrbridge.html

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Zack Schindler - N8FNR

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I was going to get V3 but will hold off now until I know that SDR-Bridge, DXLab, FRlogger and Slicemaster are all working OK with it.
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I use WSJT-X and JTAlert-X with 3.0 fine. JTAlert-X allows me to log my contacts directly to DX Labs Keeper or HRD Logbook directly.

Dave wo2x
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Yea that should be easy as I have always did that. CW Skimmer is more of a challenge :)
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We will need to wait until either SliceMaster or SDR Bridge are upgraded.

Dave wo2x
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You can add DDuti to the list of non-working 3rd party apps.  I'm back to V2 as well. 

Cal/N3CAL
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Neil -  current version of slicemaster does not support 3.0.  

David - I may try JTAlert-X.
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I am looking forward to the updated version of Slice Master - thank you, Don!  I just received my 6400 a few days ago, and installed SSDR V3.  When Slice Master didn't work properly, I looked for answers and found them here - thanks again!

Claudia

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Is there a timeframe when Slicemaster 6000 will support SmartSDR v3
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W7OMM

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The latest release works great with SmartSDR v3!
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W0JM

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Thanks Claudia for that information. I'm getting my new Flex 6600 tomorrow and am checking into what software will and will not work with SmartSDR v3.
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Wonderful - enjoy!