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I don't think this is a new idea, but I thought I would float it again. I have huge noise sources at my location, so I use a Timewave ANC-4 noise canceller. I also need it to operate while camping in my 5th wheel camper due to the noise from battery chargers, solar and the inverter (not to mention all that same stuff from other campers). When I am local to the radio, the ANC-4 does a pretty good job of knocking out the crud I pick up from errant electronics. It is pretty touchy to operate, but it does work.
When I am operating remotely, however, I cannot adjust the ANC-4, so I am stuck with some pretty bad noise that could otherwise be nulled out. I would like to see noise cancelling implemented in the Flex radios and accessed via SmartSDR so that noise cancelling is not dependent on external, local equipment. I would guess phase and amplitude controls would be all that is needed from an operation standpoint, but with only the ANC-4 in my experience, perhaps there is something more or better that could be implemented in DSP. I would love it if it could be set up so that the op could choose which antenna is the noise antenna to get the most flexibility from it.
I am not sure if this would even be possible on rigs like the 6400 that only have one SCU, but if so, it would make life MUCH better in the environments that I (and presumably many others) operate in.
73 & thanks for your consideration,
I was talking to the guys from Flex this weekend at the ARRL Centennial convention the subject was brought up about future ability to be able to right click RX filters per mode and customize and save them. PowerSDR had this feature. For example, edit the 1.6K button, rename it to 2.0K and change the low cut and high cut to 300/2300 Hz.
I'd like to see how much interest there is in this ability. I know I would like to have different filter buttons than the default six buttons.
I know you are busy (repairing my radio, hi), but please move this up the list of things to get done sooner rather than later.
Idea - allow the panadapters to be docked on another monitor. For example, the Chorme brower allows you drag a tab to another monitor. As you can see in the video, you can drag a panadapter to another window but of course it won't stay.
I know docking panels has been suggested before but I couldn't find a reference to moving them to another monitor. Let me know if this has already been suggested and is redundant. There are probably other (and maybe better) ways to utilize multiple monitors. For example, allowing multiple instances of SSDR might work well.
Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
Video shows SSDR on the left, and attempt to drag to the monitor on the right.