V3 Multi-client compatability with 4O3A Antenna Genius

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Can anyone advise if the 4O3A Antenna Genius (8 x 2) App is currently compatible with V3 and Multi-Client or does it need to be updated as well like DDutil?  I see no mention of it in the release notes?   I've been eagerly awaiting Flex to release the V3 documentation and do not feel comfortable trying out TX profiles with my 6600 yet with the AG in-line S02R.  

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Cal Spreitzer

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James Kennedy-WU5E

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Cal I have the 6 x 1 antenna Genius and my Flex 6600 has no issues at all
My computer is running win 7 pro
Jim WU5E
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Cal Spreitzer

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Thanks for the reply Jim.  I'm seeing some issues with SO2R and running 2 SCU's on 2 different bands at the same time.  The AG is erratic at times with V3. 

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My 2x8 Antenna Genius works just fine with V 3.
I'm just waiting until AG gets incorporated into SSDR & Maestro screens.   This would eliminate running a computer while remote.

Glenn W0GJ


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Cal - I'm curious about where you purchased your 8x2 Antenna Genius switch?  Every time I check the Flex website it indicates this item is not yet available.
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Hi there, I have tested both in local set up and they play well together.
However over remote operation I have noticed erratic operation. AG 8 x2 suddenly disconnects when running a Maestro and a SSDR client.
I am receiving two new AG 8 X2 plus v.2 tomorrow. This version has a better port isolation than v.1. Came directly from 4O3A. With two switches and the new 8 AB switch you can make a 8 x 4 switch.
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Kari,  Thanks for the reply!   I noticed some erratic operation as well during the short time I tried V3 on my 6600.  My AG 8x2 is the older version.  I run remote allot and have the antenna genius software running on a Windows 10 desktop inside my shack.  I usually Teamviwer into this machine to monitor antenna selections/   Due to all the issues I reverted back to 2.4.9

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Cal, I've been running ver 1 of the AG for about 3 years now with only one issue, RFI.
I cured the RFI issue with a USB isolator I purchased from Amazon, haven't had the problem since.
https://www.amazon.com/SMAKN-Isolator-Digital-Isolation-Industrial/dp/B00XXPO4UG/ref=sr_1_4?crid=DDG3B9ZCJEET&keywords=usb+isolator+high+speed&qid=1555596579&s=gateway&sprefix=usb+isolator%2Caps%2C197&sr=8-4
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Bob,  thanks for your input!  I didn't know you could hook up the AG via USB??  I have my AG connected to my home network via ethernet.   Never had any RFI issues on 2.4.9 and below.  The AG is actually isolated using the ethernet fiber optic option. 

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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Bob, I run the AG with USB (RS-232) to BCD remotely. The only option if you do not want a PC at remote site as in my whole set-up.
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I have reported here in this community and a support ticket was created with the issue I have with v2 and v3 with AG. Try diversity. DIV in v3 now works well with slice A on ANT1 or RXA or RXB but if ANT2 selected the "B" section of the AG gui goes all red. This is in the hands of 4o3a team, so awaiting a response.