videos showing how N1mm spectrum display works with v 2.0

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Has anyone seen a video on how to use N1mm spectrum screen with ver. 2.0 software ?  and yes I have updated to the newest software from N1MM .  I bring both programs up but get no results on the spectrum screen , looking for spotted calls etc.   thanks John kb2huk
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Be nice if someone wrote up a Start Guide or Setup Guide How To's to get N1MM + Flex6xxx
and get Spots and how to configure the setup tabs in N1mm,+ for Panadapter/Waterfall/Spots
for N1MM+
73 Mike
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see below
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let me see if I can walk you through this.  first setup N1MM in a single slice configuration

but lets drill down to a simple 1 slice contest setup. 

in SmartSDR CAT you will need to set up 2 types of virtual ports.
1. a cat port
2. a winkeyer port.

Do this first,

In smart cat, click ADD down in the lower left corner
The add port box will display
Port protocol: CAT
Port Type: SERIAL
Serial Port: FlexVSP

You can leave the Autoswitch TX slice alone.  Split mode you may want to select the SO2V pulldown since this would effectively emulate a traditional 2 vfo CAT port.  but for a single slice instance its not really needed for you.  just a suggestion.

Click SAVE.
You will now see the cat port listed with a blue square icon with a C in it.  all good.  remember what com port was created.

Now we can setup a Winkeyer emulator port so N1MM can key CW

Click ADD
under port protocol
Select: WINKEYER

take note of that com port

Click SAVE.

You should now have a dark blue/purplish square icon with a W in it. 

That takes care of the port setups.


Now lets get N1MM talking to your flex.

So lets assume your virtual CAT port is COM2
And your WInkeyer is COM4

In N1MM logger Plus
Open Config > Configure ports, mode control,audio, other

First setup your cat telemetry.  on the top row
Configure the PORT pull down for COM2 (using the above ports as an example)
Configure the RADIO pull down as FLEX-6000 Series
do NOT check the CW/other box
click the SET button.
Optimized flex defaults should be populated, but for the record
38400,N,8,1 DTR/RTS Always off.
for cw contests ensure PTT via Radio Command are UNCHECKED for all modes.
click OK

Now in the Second row.. lets setup the keyer 
Configure the second row port as COM4
leave the radio pull down blank

put a check in the CW/other box

Click the SET button for That row
You can leave the defaults for now, but put a check in the Winkey box.
DTR always ON RTS always OFF
click OK. to close that window, and OK again to close the configure tab


That should apply those settings and N1MM should be aware of the radio, its single slice and should show and track frequency.  you can also test by hitting the F1 button on your keyboard.. and it should trigger the cw macro.

Once you have this piece operational lets try and get the spectrum display running.

Open Window >> Spectrum display.

(it should open the spetrum display window, and it will probably be blank)

right click on the window

select spectrum source, > for all other radios >> select your flex radio that you set up earlier in N1MM.

now click on the main spectrum display windows and use the mouse wheel to adjust the noise floor accordingly.

See if that works and feel free to email me offline if you need more instructions
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mine comes up with no radio name its blank so even setting the name manually I still get no signal display nor waterfall?  any suggestions please
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Do you have to setup a DAX IQ channel for N1MM+?
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No
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here is another shot of the entire N1MM setup complete with a functional cw skimmer via SDR Bridge, N1MM with spectrum display with spots, and primary rig interface via maestro

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Thanks - we will try to set it up
73 Mike
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no problem.. N6WM  at  Largeradio dot org for direct coms...
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Curiosity, What Grey line map software is that running on the right hand monitor?
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Thats an old favorite of mine.. DXAtlas.  Its a neat little application but a bit dated.  it has some cool features though.  if you download and install hamcap, a windows app that integrates with free VOACAP propagation software, it will overlay a propagation heat map on dx atlas pretty useful in contest and dxing conditions.
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here is a photo of 40m this AM
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I'm playing with the N1MM Spectrum display feature and I'm not sure where to get the correct name to type in for the spectrum source.  Is it the same as the name that is shown on the top of the entry windows(s)? In Chris's example the names seem to have Radio 1: and Radio 2: added.  
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Matt it should be showing up when you follow that path.  Keep in mind this only works local lan
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Ahh, OK, I am using it over a VPN.  I'll try with Windows Firewall turned off. 
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Just wanted to update this thread.  I had been unable to get N1MM+ spectrum display working because I had been connecting via VPN or Smartlink. 

Today I tested the spectrum display while connected to the remote LAN via VPN and the N1MM+ spectrum display was working. 

I had recently set up Softether to use Local Bridge which I was told would improve the performance of the VPN connection and allow me to access other services (ssh, USB over network, etc.) hosted on the same raspberry pi hosting the VPN server. 

Instructions for configuring local bridge mode for SoftEther are below. I am sharing the link i n case anyone else would like to use the N1MM spectrum display while using the Flex remotely.

http://blog.lincoln.hk/blog/2013/05/17/softether-on-vps-using-local-bridge/

73
Matt NQ6N