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Piority items for 1.5

Alan Nusso, N4BV
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
Piority items for 1.5: NR, NB, ANF, ATU MEMORIES, GUI PERSISTENCE, TRANSMIT DELAY SETTING PERSISTENCE IN "RADIO SETTINGS".
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  • Duane_AC5AA
    Duane_AC5AA Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    And RTTY/FSK mode.  (Decode optional). 
  • KD4Y
    KD4Y Member
    edited April 2015
    Fill Panadapter, Band Stacking Memories
  • pa0bie
    pa0bie Member
    edited April 2015
    Free DV  ,  S-meter correction for VHF with 20 dB ,  2x hor. and vert. marker lines with read-out in the pan adaptor ,  squelch in all modes . 
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    If they fix the NB, I will do the happy dance!  Everything else is icing on the cake for me.  I wish I didn't live in such a noisy environment.
  • Rick Hadley - W0FG
    edited January 2018
    DAX IQ Sample rate persistence when changing profiles!
  • Al_NN4ZZ
    Al_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
  • Norm - W7CK
    Norm - W7CK Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    I'd really like to see SQUELCH for SSB and maybe even AM....
  • Walt
    Walt Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Since CW, SSB, AM and Digi have lots of built-in one-click filter selections, its time for standard tone (high and low) RTTY filters to be built in, along with FSK.
  • Ken - VE5KC
    Ken - VE5KC Member ✭✭
    edited April 2015
    I guess lucked out and have the right kind of noise, not that any noise is good, the noise blanker works great for me... 

    The noise blanker virtually wipes out my severe noise problem. A signal totally disappears on the spectrum display and can't be heard with the NB off...

    Turn on the NB and I can copy the station just fine. It's better than any other radio I have tried, including the TS-590s & FTdx3000.

    Ken - VE5KC
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    The noise blanker doesn't work well for me at all.  The few times it does work, it doesn't lower the noise level in the panadapter.  When I use my flex-5000 on 160 meters I have a S9+10 power line noise.  When I turn on the NB, it cuts the noise down to about S7 and ALSO lowers the noise floor on the panadapter.  The 6000 series doesn't lower the visual noise floor on the panadapter.  You can't see any weak signals when the visual noise floor is high.
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    The noise blanker on my 5000 is wonderful.  Best I have ever used on any radio.  I just hope when 1.5 comes out it is as good as the 5000.

  • pa0bie
    pa0bie Member
    edited April 2015

    The NB and NR in the 5000 were as good as from mine IC 7800.  Waiting for 1.5 update to see what the omprovements will be.

  • Carl K5HK
    Carl K5HK Member
    edited January 2016
    Yes early versions had more gain and could pop weak signals out of the floor. That changed about 1.3.
  • Bill W2PKY
    Bill W2PKY Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Would like to see the ATU optional on receive. Frequently monitor 4 bands of JT-65, when the ATU is engaged on one band the sensitivity of the other bands may suffer.
  • EA4GLI
    EA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2016
    I would like for the yellow line and TX width that marks the frequency on the Panadapter to go through into the waterfall.
  • Al_NN4ZZ
    Al_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    As part of the "buff and polish"

    https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/idea_to_improve_the_swr_and_power_scale_readability

    Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited April 2015
    you were one step ahead of me in that request
  •   VE6KWA
    VE6KWA Ken Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Yup... I'm surprised at not having marked band edges etc... It's a "gotcha" while spectrum cruising.  What about  markers (like the band edges in PSDR) that can be placed where the user wishes ? That would be Great to mark band edges & also any other noteworthy locations.  A labelling function would really make this feature useful...
  • k0eoo
    k0eoo Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Please don't forget to support the RTTY offset and bandwidth so we can click on a spot and radio will jump to the proper freq and BW for Fldigi or MMTTY or whatever decoder we're using....

    Dennis, k0eoo
  • Al_NN4ZZ
    Al_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    As part of the "science experiment" to improve DSP and noise mitigation.

    https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/option-to-automate-the-agc-t-setting

    Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
  • Ken - VE5KC
    Ken - VE5KC Member ✭✭
    edited April 2015
    Hi Burch,

    I agree, that even though the NB has been working good for my kind of noise, making it possible to still hear stations, it is of no help on the panadaptor. The noise total wipes out the display making the panadaptor useless for seeing signals.


  • Ken - VE5KC
    Ken - VE5KC Member ✭✭
    edited April 2015
    Burt, every radio come equipped with a contest filter, the Flex is no exception. It is the big power switch on the front.. Guaranteed to filter all contesters if you push it right.  hi..

    On the positive side, though I am not a contester, I do enjoy making some contacts with stations that normally would not acknowledge my weak signal. During a contest they go to great efforts to copy me (I must be a multiplier or something like that). In the end after a bunch of giving my call and signal report several times, I am always rewarded with a 59... hi..

    73..  Ken - VE5KC
  • Sergey R5AU
    Sergey R5AU Sergey Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    How the NB looks like in other DDC/DUC rigs:
    https://youtu.be/YP2m9T0pygc

    i think we need to have at least better ....
  • G4IUA
    G4IUA Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    I don't know if filling in the panadaptor display (as in PSDR) would have an adverse effect on b/w?  It makes for a much neater and more legible display. Also, at present I use TNF markers to display band edges, and even though I know I can't accidentally transmit out of band this was handled much better on PSDR.  Minor details I know, but IF they are easy to implement they would tidy things up nicely.
     
    ATU memory is important to me; having to retune every band change is a real nuisance (yeah, I know, get a better antenna!).  I don't want to invest in an external ATU if this is planned for the next release, but one would make life easier in the meantime.

    Jeff - G4IUA
  • Burch - K4QXX
    Burch - K4QXX Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    That's the way my Flex-5000A works with PSDR.
  •   VE6KWA
    VE6KWA Ken Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Hmnn... good idea in the meantime...using TNF's  to mark band edges etc.
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    My main list...

    1) The DSP "Science Project" on all DSP items - NB, NR, ANF, APF, TNF (although TNF is working superbly)  If they get this right, WOW what a rig this will be!

    2) ATU Memories - no more need to retune after changing band, mode, TX profile, ANT port, etc.  This is my biggest time waster in a competitive situation.

    3) Streamline and unify the Profiles, Memories, Band registers, etc. so that they all work seamlessly -- not having different characteristics for each method of entering a frequency.

    4) Automated AGC-T settings, with adjustable "knee" point.

    5) Dual-peak RTTY Filters, adjustable "sweet-spot" frequencies, for easy click & go RTTY operation.

    6) Band / Sub-band markers - either pre-edited, or editable by the user.  

    7) GUI & Display improvements - many have been floated by NN4ZZ and others.  

    If even the first half of this list is in V.1.5 I would be very pleased, and could wait until 1.6 for the rest of it!

    Ken - NM9P

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