Transceiver-Control


SWISSLOG implements a simple transceiver control to automatically read frequency and mode and allows you to tune to a DX station. You can configure up to 4 different transceivers and switch between them easily.

This section contains information about

Configuration of Transceiver Interface

 Select Option Transceiver Interface > Transceiver 1 from the main menu (repeat for transceiver 2, 3 and 4 when needed). The following dialog is displayed:

Program name field accepts command line switches, needed to use multiple instances of FLRIG. Example: C:\Program Files (x86)\flrig\flrig.exe --config-dir c:\Users\Jordi\flrig.files\TS-480  IMPORTANT: Do not use quote marks!

When using TCI, all displayed DX messages on every Band Map function will be sent to the Panorama in your SDR. The font color of every DX message in your SDR will match with the background color selected to identify the statistic status (Confirmed, Worked, Need, New or Not Needed). You can disable this feature in the Options menu of every band map.

When using Flex Radio, all displayed DX messages on every Band Map function will be sent to the Panadapter in your SDR. The font color of every DX message in your SDR will match with the background color selected to identify the statistic status (Confirmed, Worked, Need, New or Not Needed). You can disable this feature in the Options menu of every band map/WSJT-X / JTDX band map. These are the recommended Spot settings in Smart SDR:

 

User may decide how Swisslog will operate with your Flex Radio. There are 2 different modes of operation which can be selected in the transceiver control toolbar or the transceiver control window:  

 Click on the green letter beside the frequency in the transceiver toolbar or transceiver control windows to change mode of operation.
FlexRadio CAT TCP: 

Information about where in SWISSLOG the TX-Interface is used

The TX-Interface is used in several SWISSLOG functions. This section gives you an overview. You may find more information in the detail descriptions of the functions.

QSO-Entry - Window

The QRG and Mode are automatically read from the TX when you are entering QSOs in real-time mode.

There are some options of the QSO-Entry window which control the behavior:

DX-Window

In the DX Window you can tune the Rig automatically to the QRG of an announced station and back to the previous QRG.

Double click on a spot if you want to tune the transceiver and turn the antenna to the announced DX Station.

Transceiver Control Window

Besides the TX control window in toolbar, SWISSLOG contains a small TX-Control window which allows you to set the QRG and Mode on the TX.

To activate it select View Transceiver - Interface

This displays the following small window:

S-Meter & Power Output

Swisslog implements a customizable and resizeable S-Meter and Power Output function in View > S-Meter. This function currently supports the following transceiver options:

The following options and functions are available via the pop-up menu (right mouse button):

You can create very nice S-Meters! It all depends on your preferences and imagination! Here some samples (left sample is the default design):

Tracing

Because I do not have all types of transceivers to test I sometimes need your assistance. Then I may ask you to switch on the trace function which is available in some transceivers. IMPORTANT: don't enable this function for normal operation.

To switch it on, check the trace checkbox in the TX-Option Dialog.

The trace is now active. You can close the TX-Option Dialog. Now perform the operations with the TX which are needed to find trace the problem.

SWISSLOG displays a trace window. You can manually add comments into this window. This allows you to write a protocol of what you have done and the trace output is in sequence with your comments.

When you are done with it the traces must be saved.

Save the Trace Information:

Two files are saved in the directory where SWISSLOG.exe is located:

Please send me these files.


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Last modified: 13 dic. 2022