Getting Started with FlexRadio Transceiver Control

For Flex SDR-1000, SDR-1500, SDR-3000, and SDR-5000 transceivers,

  1. set up the PowerSDR software and a connected virtual serial port pair

  2. run Commander, and click the Config button on its Main window to open its Configuration window

  3. in Commander's Configuration window, select the General tab

    1. in the Radio panel

      1. set the Model selector to SDR-1000, SDR-1500, SDR-3000, or SDR-5000

      2. check the Continuous freq and mode interrogation box and set the interval to 200 ms (note: Flex SDRs can handle command intervals much shorter than 200 ms, allowing Commander to more smoothly track frequency, mode, and meter changes; after everything is working correctly, try reducing the Command interval to 100 ms, and then to 50 ms)

    2. in the General panel

      1. check the Accept Dual Receive directives box

      2. check the Use TX freq for devices when split box

      3. check the Display information in title bar box unless running on Windows Vista

  4. in Commander's Configuration window select the Ports tab and then

    1. designate the virtual serial port you specified in the vCom or com0com setup

    2. set the baud rate to 4800

    3. set the parity to none

    4. set the word length to 8

    5. set the stop bits to 1

  5. in the FlexRadio SDR setup's Cat Control tab,

    1. set the ID to SDR-1500

    2. enable CAT to the virtual com port pair you specified in the vCom setup

    3. set the baud rate to 4800

    4. set the parity to none

    5. set the word length to