[WriteLog] SO1.5R

G3SJJ g3sjj at btinternet.com
Sat May 1 16:07:07 EDT 2004

Following on from Ian's comments, I have just tried to set up something
similar which I would have thought was very simple within WL given the more
complex facilities it will handle, eg Dual RX, SO2R, 2nd VFO Band Maps, but
it wouldn't work. What I want to do for SSB and CW is:

1 - Using one computer, VFO A as Radio Left and VFO B as Radio Right.
Followed Ian's guidance but it didn't work.

2 - Using 2 networked computers, as above with VFO A on computer 1 and VFO B
on computer 2. I haven't tried this yet.

So :

1 - Am I doing something wrong, ie haven't set it up correctly?
2 - Is there a bug preventing this?
3 - Is it just not feasible? I really can't believe this as it all seems so

My radio is an FT1000MP and I am using the latest version of WL

Chris G3SJJ

-----Original Message-----
From: writelog-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Ian White, G3SEK
Sent: 30 April 2004 20:53
To: writelog at contesting.com
Subject: [WriteLog] SO1.5R

I'm exploring the possibilities for running dual selectable receive and
transmit on the FT-1000MP... a kind of "SO1.5R" or "SO2R lite".

Following the SO2R instructions on K9JY's site and the Dual Receive
instructions on AA5AU's site, I now have VFOs A and B configured as
"Radio Left" and "Radio Right".  That gives me dual receive, and the
option to transmit on either VFO.

I also followed the instructions to run two sound cards for RTTY. If I
click on a callsign in either RTTYwrite window, the call is dropped into
the correct keyboard input line, the programmed messages reply to that
callsign, and that line has the focus for further QSO input.

That's excellent - it isn't quite SO2R, but it does everything you could
ask of a dual-VFO rig on a single band... well almost.

The only problem is, the VFO for TX still has to be selected manually
from the rig. I just *know* I'm going to forget that, and reply on the
wrong frequency!

Is there any way to make the MP's TX VFO selection follow WriteLog's L-R
switching automatically in a setup like this?

A possibly related question might be: what *is* the "Second VFO support
for FT-1000" that was added in v10.45? It's mentioned in the update
history, but nowhere else (that I could find).

73 from Ian G3SEK
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