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HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:00 am

i know how to save and load ALMOST all settings of HDSDR in a profile using command line parameters.

It is done like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\HDSDR\HDSDR.exe" "-p" "MWREC"

BUT, is there a way to save/load also the required set of ExtIO parameters, like IF Bandwidth - to be loaded automatically via command line or when double-clicking to start the program?

If not easily... at where they are stored? I'm ready to go also thru the hard way.

73, Jukka

Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:06 am
Hmm i'll try to make my clumsy question a bit more clear:

Is there a way to start HDSDR with a specific set of ExtIO parameters - with different values from which were used at the latest HDSDR session?

73, Jukka

Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:48 am
by Conrad Farlow
This is a perfectly good question and I am most surprised that no one has answered. I use my RSP2 with HDSR on 4m,70cms and 23cms. 4m uses ANT B and very different gain settings. The profiles just do not work for me. When I load a profile all kinds of strange things happen.

Is it not possible to use different folders and shortcuts. It is quite frustrating.

Someone please help :-)


Conrad PA5Y, JO21

Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:43 am
Hi Conrad,

I have achieved better (but not complete) control to parameters by exporting all HDSDR-related stuff from windows registry to a file by using registry editor, and then recalling it by using:
regedit /S hdsdrplay.reg

73, Jukka

Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:21 pm
by mikeladd
HDSDR allows profiles per device being used. The profile feature of HDSDR will only stores HDSDR global settings. You can't define EXT/IO startup settings. You can create RSP EXT/IO profiles and recall them. Hope this make sense.


Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:28 pm

The profile saving capability of HDSDR... according to me, is very foggy and incoherent.

Even though also this is claimed to be working:
Making custom profiles:- (for example per receiver) using a command line option "-p profilename" (the profile name should not contain spaces or other local characters)

Make a shortcut to HDSDR.exe, rename it. Right Click -Properties. To the end of "Target" add -p your profile name - Apply.
When opened with that shortcut all settings are saved under that profile.
Any number of profiles can be saved to avoid changing settings.
(Well in real life, far away from all settings are saved - or to be recalled.)

As I wrote, almost acceptable but not 100% perfect results I have achieved by exporting from registry all possible into a file by using Regedit, and recalling it back by using Regedit.

If you know a better procedure, I'm keen to know it.

73, Jukka

Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:28 pm
by Conrad Farlow
This is really starting to get on my nerves.

Please someone tell me how I can save 4 totally different setups that recall perfectly every time when using HDSDR? I am able to do this perfectly with my Afedri AFE822x by useing the -p command line extension.

I cannot remember freq, antenna selection or gain.

The profile tab does not work AT ALL.

I feel like I have been mislead.


Conrad PA5Y

Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:52 pm
by Conrad Farlow
Have you actually tried this?

Maybe the use of Profiles is very dependant on the install path? Can someone involved in the ExtIO development team please check this.


Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:51 am
Conrad Farlow wrote:This is really starting to get on my nerves.
Dear Conrad,

I'm seriously worried about your mental health matters, and will do my best to relief your pain.

According to me, this works, verified by me, in practice. A bit complicated it is:

1) Start HDSDR, and tune it to the parameters you need.
2) Exit HDSDR.
3) Run regedit, and export the whole HDSDR (or HDSDRplay) branch into a file, let's say HDSDR_1.reg.

Make tasks 1-3 again, with different settinga, different filename.

Now, you have two complete settings sets saved into two registry files, right?

Before starting HDSDR again, import THE registry settings you would like to use, by using regedit. Then start HDSDR... yep, they are there.

After you have got this running, you can make simple BAT scripts to start HDSDR with the right settings very easy. Something like this:

@echo off
regedit /S HDSDR_1.reg
start "" /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\HDSDR\" "C:\Program Files (x86)\HDSDR\HDSDR.exe"

BTW, there is a new version of HDSDR coming up, having new command line parameters to order more precisely about how HDSDR is started.

73, Jukka OH2BUA

Re: HDSDR and storing/loading profiles

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:00 am
by Conrad Farlow
Jukka thanks for your concern :)

Yes that does indeed work however my point (and yours) is that the profiles do not work and there is very little feedback. We should not have to be messing around in the registry. Imagine the havoc that could cause in the hands of the clumsy.

But thanks for the work around.

I look forward to working profiles in the extIO.dll


Conrad PA5Y