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PA Temp readings

James Whiteway
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR API
Somewhere I read a post by Steve that detailed the changes in Flexlib api that corrected the value returned from the api when reading the PA temp. Try as I might, I cannot find that post!
So, I'm hoping someone, (Steve maybe) has the correct method to read the meter with v1.4 of the api. Currently, using my testbed program, I get a reading of 5,180 degrees F ! Of course, that's using a workaround that was posted in the API section that corrected erroneous readings that the previous version of the api returned.
Any leads?
:-)
james
WD5GWY
 

Answers

  • K1FR
    K1FR Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Hi James:  The value returned to your method will now be in degrees C.  No need for multiplier.  I have not done much to my flex app but will definitely look at that wiki.  73, Tom K1FR
  • K1FR
    K1FR Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Here is what I use - all I had to do was comment out the *64.0f multiplier:

           private void radio_PATempDataReady(float data)        {
                Console.WriteLine(",,,,,,,,,,,PA Temp data event handler fired");
                float PA_temp_data = data;
                //PA_temp_data *= 64.0f;
                PA_temp_data = (PA_temp_data * 9.0f / 5.0f) + 32.0f;
                textPATemp.Text = String.Format("{0:f1}", PA_temp_data) + " F";

            }


  • James Whiteway
    edited March 2015
    works like a champ! So nice to have folks here that are willing to help.
    james
    WD5GWY

  • Peter K1PGV
    Peter K1PGV Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Just for your reference, here's what I wrote for temp James:
            private void OnPaTempDataReady(float data)        {
                //
                // Need a multiplier to correct the value on 1.3.8
                //
                if (data < 1)
                {
                    data *= 64;
                }
                PaTempTextBox.Text = data.ToString("###0.00");
                //
                // At 70, fan goes to its highest setting according to Eric
                if (data >= 70)
                {
                    //
                    // The radio shuts down at 90!  So give 10 degrees warning.
                    //
                    PaTempTextBox.ForeColor = data >= 80 ? Color.Red : Color.Yellow;
                }
            }
  • James Whiteway
    edited March 2015
    Ohhhhhhhh, I like that! I'm assuming you're using Celsius instead of Fahrenheit for readout. So, I am thinking of making a selection where the user (me for now) can choose between degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit. I think I can actually do that one !! hehehe
    Thanks again for posting Peter. Definitely adding this to the test app and my code snippet collection.
    james
    WD5GWY
        

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