Re: Commander with multiple radios


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have, from time to time, connected to 2 radios using Commander. Set-up as multi-radio and it has worked fine. Now I'm attempting to interconnect to 4 radios and as I get this working I've come up with some questions.

First question -- is there any way to connect to more than 4 radios? I suspect no but thought I would ask as I have one more that can be CAT controlled.

+ The limit on primary transceivers is 4.

Second question has to do with user defined controls. Seems to me I have read that as I select from one radio to the next Commander can load the appropriate file for each radio. Is that correct?

+ Yes. See " Setting up User-defined Control Sets" in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SetupUserDefinedControlSet


Third question has to do with selecting the individual radio. Can a command sequence be written so that selecting a function key can select a different radio?

+ Yes. Command sequences can be invoked via the F5 through F12 keys, and a command sequence can use the <priXcvr N> command to select a specific primary transceiver. See "Command Sequences" in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/CommandSequences.htm#Command%20Sequences


The fourth and final (I hope) question is about some kind of external notification. If I remember correctly there are pins on a parallel connector, if available, that can go active when a particular band is selected. Does a similar function exist when a particular radio is selected?

+ Yes: the selected primary transceiver can optionally be binary encoded on pins 16 and 14 of the specified parallel port. See "Parallel Port panel" in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/Configuration.htm#Radio%20panel%20parallel%20port


In other words an active pin for radio 1-4?

+ The selection is binary encoded, not unary encoded. You will need some simple decoding logic to derive a signal that's asserted for each primary transceiver. Let me know if you need help with this.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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