FlexRadio makes controlling the ON/OFF state of their ham radio rigs simple. Basically a "short" across the RCA jack on the back labeled REM ON will start the rig and an "open" will power the rig down.
Here's how we did it for the FlexRadio 6400 (video below).
- From SmartSMR go to Setting / Radio Setup.... (I wish SmartSDR would just use CTRL R for this and similar for other menu commands). In the screen make "Remote on: Enabled":
- This 120VAC outlet that can be controlled via your smart phone. Cost from Amazon ~$10.
You will need to download an app for your smart phone to control the AC outlet. Then hook things up like this (click to enlarge image):
Here's vid of the whole enchilada in action:
It took us more time to document the project than to actually do it. It's simple. Hope to catch you on the air. dit dit.