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ShuttleXpress via VSELink 13 Apr 2020 13:16 #1

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Recent communications with Erik regarding fixing the N1MM+ Spectrum Scope within VSELink have encouraged me to look at something that I have been hoping to add for sometime, full support for the Contour ShuttleXpress controller.

Using the provided software for the ShuttleXpress I find it is not particularly flexible when wanting to control ExpertSDR2 (app must be in focus etc.) I received the SDK from Contour but that still relies on the provided software and seems quite unstable and doesn't work when VSELink is running as a service.

As the Shuttle is recognized by Windows as a HID (human interface device) I decided to try communicating directly with the Shuttle device using the Windows HID API. This has been quite successful so far and it seems to work. So far I have up/down tuning using the jog wheel and the shuttle ring sets the step size. I also have it changing bands using one of the buttons.

It isn't ready for release yet but I hope to be able to do this soon. I am thinking about using the option of button "modifiers" so if you press and hold one button then the jog wheel/shuttle ring can be used for changing other values (volume/filter width etc). This wasn't possible with the Contour SDK as it only seems to support one action at a time. I hope to make this fully configurable via the XML file (I also plan to write a simple configuration utility but this is a bit more long term!)

Any other feature requests will be gratefully received (if they are possible and within my abilities!)

73 Phil M0VSE
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ShuttleXpress via VSELink 08 Jul 2020 12:41 #2

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Hi Phil
Are there any video's on how to use the Contour shuttle Xpress with the software ? connections, software and the like ?? just getting in to using the Contour shuttle Xpress with the sunsdr2-dx so looking for all the help I can get??

73 Rob
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ShuttleXpress via VSELink 14 Jul 2020 08:25 #3

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I do not know of a video but there is an interesting write-up on this Forum that may give you some inspiration. See eesdr.com/en/forum-en/software-ss2/7785-shuttlexpress#11900
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