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    Question CommCat, FTdx-5000, and microKEYER-II

    I have the a microHAM microKEYER II tied into a Yaesu FTdx-5000. This includes a connection to "SUB RX" on the microKEYER-II from the pigtail female port on the "AF Out" connector of the MK-II DB-37 harness. I "think" that this takes my VFO-B AF to the MK-II "RX SUB".

    Meanwhile I've been perusing the CommCat logging software package as a replacement for my current logger. CommCat includes a neat "Spectrum Analyzer" facility with the ability to look at a DXpedition in split mode. This would be a HUGE tool on CW, if you could look at both the A and B audio and make informed decisions as to where and when to drop your call into the pileup.

    What I'm missing is where "RX SUB" appears as a "sound card". Looking at the "Audio Switching" tab in microHAM Router, itís not evident to me where I pick up "RX SUB" audio, and in CommCat, where I bring that to the spectrum analyzer.

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    Hi Hans--

    I think you are on the right track. The Spectrum Analyzer is designed to do exactly what you would like it to do.

    I haven't had direct experience with the microKeyer II, but Joe, W4TV, at microHAM, has been most helpful. He wrote instructions for using the microKeyer which you can see here: http://www.microham.com/Downloads/MK2_CommCat_Setup.pdf

    Normally, the audio for the main and sub receivers appears as the left and right channels from a stereo sound card. In CommCat, go to File>Settings>Program>Spectrum Analyzer and put a check in the stereo box and select the sound card. Next, go to File>Settings>Radio/Ant>Radio A>All Radios>Tuning, and put a check in the Dual Receivers box.

    I hope to release a maintenance update to CommCat 4.4 in the next few days that has several wrinkles removed in the Spectrum Analyzer. You will be able to download it and install over the Demo version.

    Thanks for your note!

    73, Howard W6HN

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    Thanks, Howard.

    I've confirmed with Joe at microHAM that my hookup is correct, but at this point I seem to be seeing only the primary receiver on the spectrum analyzer. I've checked "Stereo Audio" in the setup tab, but not seeing the second receiver in any of the spectrum analyzer modes.

    73, Hans, K0HB

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    Hi Hans--

    The only settings at this point that are important are the RxA and RxB buttons, no matter what Spectrum Analyzer mode you are using. I'll send you the link to the latest Beta by email so we can be on the same page.

    --Howard

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    Thanks, Howard. All is well. Actually, it probably was all OK from the start, newbie error here not understanding what I was seeing.

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