FRStack displays a list of Active Slices, Most Recently Used (MRU) Frequencies, a list of Memories, a list of Favorite Memories, a list of Scan Banks, the Transmit Profiles, the MIC Profiles, the Global Profiles and the Radio Memory List.
SmartSDR V3 supports multiple clients, you must bind FRStack to specific client in order to target the client you wish to Tune, MOX or set TX Band Settings. You can specify which client to bind to from command line with /client=_StationName_. You can also view all client's slices by using the Radio, View / Sync Client Slices menu. If you want to only use the View / Sync Client Slices feature launch FRStack with the /clients command line argument. If you want to bind to multiple clients at the same time launch another copy of FRStack.
Select a Slice window to designate the target slice for commands. The context menus are accessed by right clicking UI objects.
FRStack monitors the radio's slice frequency, when the frequency is in use for 15+ seconds it is recorded as a MRU band entry. If the frequency shifts less than 1K in either direction the current MRU is updated. When the MRU list reaches its limit the oldest MRU entry is removed. When a MRU button is selected the active Slice is set to the buttons information.
Memory buttons can be created from the context menu of a Slice, MRU tab background, MRU Band label and MRU button. A Memory can be linked to one of your TX Profiles and or MIC Profiles, this is optional. When a Memory button is selected the active Slice is set to the buttons information and the TX Profile / MIC Profile is also selected. When a Memory Band count reaches its limit a warning is displayed, you must delete a current memory to add new one. You can also increase the memory limit in the options.
The Scan Bank feature allows you to create up to 10 frequency lists called Banks. Scan Bank frequencies are created in a similar fashion as Memories using the context menus of MRU or Memory frequencies. A Scan Bank scan operation is started by using the Slice's context menu to select the Scan Bank of your choosing. The Scanning menu item lets you set the Scan Dwell time, Mode and Scan Mute settings.
Mode memories are just like regular memories except they do not set the Frequency. This way you can create your favorite SSB, CW or Digtial mode settings then apply them to any frequency.
SSB Meter Level Mute feature will mute the active slice when the current meter level is below a user selected level setting. This is a poor man’s squelch for SSB.
PGXL amplifiers can be set to Operate or Standby mode.
SPE amplifiers can be controlled from a SPE tab or the Amplifier menu item.
Tune detection will optionally set your PGXL or SPE amplifier to Standby to allow your Frequency detecting auto tuners (like the HF-AUTO) the opportunity to tune at a low power setting. Once tuning is complete the AMP is optionally set to Operate. Tune menu item in FRStack does not require any additional TX Delay however detection of Tune initiated from SmartSDR/W, SmartSDR/M requires up to a 150ms TX delay to prevent amplified tune RF from being emitted.Features
Release 184.108.40.206 Download
Fix deadlock when changing Global Profiles
Add Hotkeys for Slice Mode
Hotkey Editor File Load / Save feature
Improve View / Sync A & B Client Slices feature
Support for SmartSDR V2.5 and 3.1.0
Support FlexAPI V3.0.24
Improve View / Sync All Client Slices feature
TX Band Settings view / edit
Sync Client Slices feature will keep clients' slices in sync with each other. The purpose is to allow the use of Maestro as a control surface for SmartSDR when co-located. You must not bind to a client for this feature to work.
Release 220.127.116.11 Download
Version warning for V2.5+
Add hotkey for RX & TX EQ Enable
Swap Slice A with D bugfix
FRStack Spot menu removed by other Spot apps fix
Slice Menu - Frequency Edit
Reduce size of Slice S-Meter
Spot Menu Enable now enables required Hotkeys menu bugfix
Mouse wheel on Slice changes frequency by step
Mouse wheel click increases step
Slice new menu items for Mode, BW and Step
MRU memory stack - sort by Freq or Time
New hotkey and spot menu for Add Memory
Add 2200 and 630 bands
Help window adds Ctrl + / - Zoom
Add to radio memory feature bugfix
FRStack menus via Spots for SSDR 2.3.7
New menus and hotkeys for Panadapter Band and Segment Zoom
Add Hotkeys for Active Slice Lock, Radio FDX
New SPE Amp window, SPE hotkeys and larger bold Power, V, A and SWR font
Fix Scan Memory Skip function
Update to how windows positions are restored
Add +RX menu with RXADD & RXDEL Hotkey
Add SPLIT menu item on Slice with SPLIT Hotkey
Fix SmartLink Auth0 issue
Live mode for CWX Window
Program Launch now has optional RUN menu on Main Menu
Add USB Relay control feature added; accessed from Program Launch context menu
New SPE Amplifier Tab and Menu Items
Memory option to set Panadapter Bandwidth
Active Slice Frequency Up / Down hotkeys
Radio / Maestro Tune disables RCA TX (external AMP)
Meter window hides PGXL meters when AMP not detected
Fix initial tab selection
FM Reverse menu item and active slice hotkey
Slice specific MUTE Toggle Hotkeys
Installer creates Firewall rule for both Public and Private Profiles
Tune in FRStack RCA TX Disable feature
Memory Add DAX option of 'Not Set'
Flex-6400 / 6600 support
Adds Mode Memory Tab
Adds CWX Window + Hotkeys
AGC Mode + Threshold
Diversity Menu + Hotkeys
RF Gain Menu + Hotkeys
RX TX ANT Menus + Hotkeys
PGXL Menu + Hotkey, Meters
Tune in FRStack sets PGXL to Standby
--serial=[radio sn] Command line support
Version 18.104.22.168 Download
Swap Slice fix: Mute & TX states stay with each slice by default
Swap A & B-H Slices Hot keys
Bug fix for loading RX EQ settings
Slice Panadapter Bandwidth Menu Items & Hot keys
Bug fix for Profile load slice cycling (relay clicking)
Slice S-Meter peak hold indicator
Meter window context menu additions:
Meter bar show / hide
Display meters horizontally
Select which meters to display
Meter window add graphical bar
Meter window Power & SWR uses 20 sample peak hold
Memory now records radio RX EQ, optional apply
Bugfix for Meter scaling
Add Hotkeys for SCAN BANK ADD, STEP size
Add keyboard delete on MRU, Memory and Scan Tabs
SmartSDR / Flex SDK V1.11 Support
Slice S-Meter feature
Meter Window Temp in Fahrenheit option
Squelch now works for all Modes
Support meter scale changes for V & A
Version 22.214.171.124 Download
Bugfix - Change slice command order
1st time CW Color changed to Orange
Add Reboot Radio menu item - Restarts radio
Add Mode Color feature, Options dialog allows you to adjust button color based upon mode
SmartSDR / Flex SDK V1.9 Support
Version 126.96.36.199 Download
Add Scan Memory quick capture feature - Double click on Slice
Add Disconnect GUI Client - Radio Menu item + HotKey (GUIOFF)
Enhance Global Profile Program Launch Editor
SmartSDR / Flex SDK V1.8 Support
Version 188.8.131.52 Download
Bugfix - Windows 7 Edit Memory crash
Increase Scan Banks count to 20
Bugfix Program Launch Show Normal option
Program Launch upon Global Profile Selection
Mute All Slices Menu Item And Hotkey
Bugfix - SSB / AM Squelch function failed when there was no Slice A
Stack Memory - add support for APF Enable / Level Settings
Meter Window - Context menu Transparent option
SmartSDR / Flex SDK V1.6 Support
Adds Slice WNB Control
Adds MIC Profile Tab
Add Meter Window - Voltage, PA Temp, TX Power Out / Reflected and SWR
Squelch (Meter Level Mute) - Slice Mute enable option
Squelch (Meter Level Mute) - DAX assignment follows Mute option; A=1,B=2,etc.
Squelch (Meter Level Mute) & Scanning now work together
Main window Tab selection Option
Mini Window selectable Always-On-Top feature
Remote MOX Switch now supports CTS & DSR with Pin level; Added debounce logic
Scan Tab - Band Label now a Start Scan button
Scan Tab - Memory button click stops scanning then sets scan slice to memory
Scan Tab - added Skip Memory option
Version 184.108.40.206 Download
Fix DIGL/U Offsets
Support for new Demod modes
Meter Level Mute now works with SSB, AM and FDV
Meter Level Mute now for each Slice
SmartSDR / Flex SDK V1.5 Support
Support for RTTY and DIGL/U Offsets
Version 220.127.116.11 Download
Numeric conversion culture bugfix
Band Label Feature - Shows mode and license using color and letters
Band Edge Beep Feature
Scan Bank Feature - Create and scan up to 10 groups of frequencies
SSB Meter Level Mute - Poor man's Squelch for SSB
MOX control from COM Port's DSR - Use hand or foot switch on Remote PC
SmartSDR / Flex SDK 1.4 Support
New global hotkeys - APF, APFUP, APFDOWN
Enhanced Radio menu items
Enhanced global hotkey list
Supports FlexRadio SmartSDR / FlexLib 1.4.11
Add global hotkeys to toggle VOX and SMUTE (slice mute).
Radio menu has new Slice features
On slice set enable TX (renamed)"
On slice set mutes other slices (renamed)
Active radio slice enable TX (NEW)
Active radio slice _Mutes inactive slices (renamed)
Supports FlexRadio SmartSDR / FlexLib 1.4.3
Create global hotkeys to invoke MOX, TUNE, ATU, MUTE, Volume, NB, NR, ANF.
Radio menu has new Slice features
Enable TX on slice set
Slice set always enables TX
Follow radio active slice
Slice set mutes other slices
Radio slice active mutes inactive slices
New Slice panel background context menu
New Memory button context menu items
Supports FlexRadio SmartSDR / FlexLib 1.4
Radio Memory List - Create, Apply and Delete Radio Memories
Memory Mini Window - reduced screen footprint
V 0.5.5.0 is fifth public Beta release of utility.
Favorites Tab and ability to mark Memory as a Favorite
TX Profile Tab and ability to link Memory to a TX Profile
Option to change button Font Size and Color
Import File now merges with existing memories
Replace horizontal button scrolling with wrapping
V 0.5.4.0 is fourth public Beta release of utility.
Fix MRU button promotion issue
Fix Slice info / tooltip refresh issue
V 0.5.3.0 is third public Beta release of utility.
Remember window position and state
Add slice and button tooltips
Support for bands above 100 MHz
Update bands labels
V 0.5.1.0 is second public Beta release of utility.
Support for frequency outside US Bands
V 0.5.0.0 is the first public Beta release of the utility.
Swap Slice settings with another slice.
Tracks most recently used (MRU) Slice settings for easy recall and storage to memory.
Save Slice settings to a Band Memory.