WriteLog has long supported SO2R operation with two physical rigs. If your Flex is a ‘6500 or ‘6300, then you need a second rig in order to listen on one antenna while transmitting on another. Continue reading “WriteLog FlexRadio Rig Driver with a Flex plus another rig (4 of 4)”
FlexRadio has announced full duplex operation of the Flex-6000 rigs. Because the ‘6700 has two completely independent receive chains, it can receive on two different antennas at once, and still on one of them while transmitting on the other. It should be capable of “SO2R in a box” with just the one FlexRadio. The configuration is actually pretty much the same as the previous one, but with the addition of an antenna connected to ANT B as well as ANT A. Continue reading “WriteLog FlexRadio Rig Driver with the ‘6700 (3 of 4)”
WriteLog allows its rig drivers to present to the operator what looks like two separate rigs, when there is, in fact, only one physical radio connected. Continue reading “WriteLog FlexRadio Rig Driver, with one FlexRadio treated as two (2 of 4)”
The FlexRadio ships with the SmartSDR and SmartCAT products that enable WriteLog to control the FlexRadio as if it were an ordinary COM-port connected rig. That configuration works, but there is a lot more that WriteLog can do with the FlexRadio if you install its custom FlexRadio rig driver.
The distinguishing features of an SDR are that its processing algorithms are extremely configurable, and that it can share internal signaling with other programs (e.g. WriteLog.) These features are exploited by WriteLog’s FlexRadio Rig driver in order to blur the boundary between the contest logging program and the radio itself. This sequence of posts is designed to show how to configure Writelog to cooperate with the SmartSDR program that ships with FlexRadios, and to do so for a single operator in the shack. There are a number of details, so we start with the simplest configuration and progress up to the point of complete WriteLog SO2R station integration with a FlexRadio and, optionally, another radio. Continue reading “WriteLog’s FlexRadio Rig Driver (1 of 4)”