What's the Easiest Way to Send TCP/IP Messages to the radio?

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Trying to write a standalone program in Basic to send TCP/IP messages to my 6500.  What's the easiest way?

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The absolute easiest way to send TCP/IP messages to the radio is to download Putty (https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/) if on Windows or if on Mac, open a terminal window and telnet to the radio IP on port 4992.

Once connected you can type TCP commands to the radio and see the responses.

For this no programming is required but you need to know what to send, IE the protocol.

If you are willing to use Visual Studio Community edition (free https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/) then you can use the API code provided by Flex Radio and completely control your radio in a few minutes once you learn the API object and how to use it.   The Flex API can be downloaded from Flex Radio website.

John has a great primer.  Take a look.

Others here have used Python, some have used Java and others to successfully make connects to the radio.  Others have used C programs on Raspberry Pi to talk with their radios.

I wrote and offer FRLogger a logging and control program for Flex 6000 radios.  It is written in C# and uses the Flex API to talk to the radio.   (http://ws7m.net/index.php/logger)