Stream Deck and Node-Red tools at KG5VK
A buddy of mine (K8KI) recently said
"He had heard of both tools but was unsure how he would benefit from their use"
I decided to document my answer here...
Stream Deck (Manufactured by Elgato)
I use the Stream Deck tool for two things:
- Allow quick access to buttons which launch Aps
- Allow use of Macros via other Software on my Desktop
Tune allows quick access to Enable/Disable of the SDR Tune button versus movement of the mouse
TQSL simply launches that app versus mouse usage and the same with N1MM+, Antenna Genius Software, DxLabs, FRStack and Slice-Master are there for less mouse use as well.
The CQ Test button takes me to another profile set within within my Stream Deck
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So how do I use Node-Red tools:
Mainly for both local and remote control of equipment with my Ham Radio shack
I mainly built this to use when I am on the road and want to use my station remotely and be able to select different antennas, rotate an antenna etc.
My display layout is a bit rough, but it works for me
You will note two exact columns of beam heading on the right side
The Left column is for my 40m beam and the right one is for my HF Log periodic
I do not have a Flow installed on my Raspberry Pi that holds my Node-Red software and Scripts
which would show the Radio's different meters, I do have two other Node Display pages, which are available by clicking on the ICON to the Top Left of My Callsign on the page shown.
They look like this....