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1414Re: [dxatlas] SPLIT & VFO USE

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  • Pete Smith
    May 28, 2009
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      Take a look at W2RF's Rigsync - I believe it will do what you want.

      73, Pete

      At 03:58 PM 5/28/2009, you wrote:
      >I love skimmer. Works great. In the default configuration, a click
      >on the call sign qsy the VFO-A. Fantastic.
      >
      >In working dx split, I have thought of a very cool use for skimmer
      >and that I wanted to ask the group about...
      >
      >Once the dx is identified and I have the loaded up on the
      >VFO-A. Typically I would engage split, and then set VFO-B to the
      >frequency I am guessing the DX was last listening too.
      >
      >Often times, skimmer has the call sign of the guy the dx is working
      >just now. So if I could do something to tell skimmer to:
      >
      >1. Engage SPLIT mode
      >2. QSY using the VFO-B (perhaps with a slight offset of say 30 hz)
      >
      >In this way, skimmer would have 2 modes of operation. Set the
      >vfoA. And split/VFOB.
      >
      >If skimmer were to look at (for example) the state of the CTRL key,
      >and in the event CTRL was pushed, it would know to follow the
      >SPLIT/VFOB rather than the VFOA operation.
      >
      >I can do this using skimmer now but it's cumbersome and manual - so
      >hard to make it happen fast enough. The way I do it is...
      >
      >1. Click on DX call. Sets VFOA
      >2. Transfer VFOA -->VFOB. Enable VFOB for RX only (listen to the dx)
      >3. Click on the guy that just worked my DX. Sets VFO A to that
      >frequency. Enable VFOA for RX & TX (listen to my tx freq).
      >
      >Appreciate if anyone in the group had used Skimmer in this way. Or
      >had a better idea...
      >
      >In the event this feature could not be included in Skimmer at some
      >point, I was thinking of another way to solve this.
      >
      >Create a filter program that uses virtual serial port pairs. So the
      >skimmer commands would go through this filter, and then onto the
      >target rig. The filter would normally pass the skimmer commands
      >with no change. But in the event the CTRL key was enabled, it would
      >insert the CAT commands to enable SPLIT, and alter the CAT command
      >specifying VFOA so that the QSY CAT instruction targets VFOB instead.
      >
      >Hope this all makes sense...
      >
      >
      >73/jeff/ac0c
      >
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