Getting Started with FlexRadio Transceiver Control

For Flex-6000 series (Signature) transceivers, see Connecting and Configuring Flex-6000 Series Transceivers for PSK, RTTY, CW, and Phone Operation

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 8

    6. set the stop bits to 1

    7. uncheck the DigL/U Returns LSB/USB box

    8. check the Allow Kenwood AI Command box

    9. uncheck the Enable PTT box

    10. check the Enable CAT box

  6. On Commander's Main window
    1. the VFO panel should reflect changes you make to your radio's frequency via its front panel

    2. the Mode panel should reflect changes you make to your radio's mode via its front panel

    3. Modifying the VFO panel's frequency display contents and striking the Enter key will radio's primary VFO to the specified frequency; see Changing Frequency for information about the other ways you can change transceiver frequency from the VFO panel

    4. Clicking the Mode panel's buttons should change your transceiver's mode; see Changing Mode for additional information

    5. Clicking the Bandspread button will display a Bandspread window; see Bandspread Window for additional information.

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TransceiverControlFlexradio (last edited 2015-09-18 05:20:48 by AA6YQ)