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Power meter

George KF2T
George KF2T Member ✭✭✭
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
Submitted for consideration --

Could the front panel display on the 6500/6700 become home to a Power/SWR meter? As much as I admire my own callsign, I don't need it all the time in the window and would love to see some good data! 

Then we could use the front panel switch to check voltage, current, temperature, GPS quality, time, IP address, and all kinds of cool, geeky things.

34 votes

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  • Bob G   W1GLV
    Bob G W1GLV Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Sounds good to me George.
  • Al_NN4ZZ
    Al_NN4ZZ Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Added my vote. It Looks like this idea from a few years ago....so it's on the list but didn't get a lot of votes. https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/front_panel_display_an_idea Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
  • I0JBL - Luc
    I0JBL - Luc Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    Added my vote. Good idea George
    MNY DX
    Luc, I0JBL

  • K1UO Larry
    K1UO Larry Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017
    Added my vote, even though I would not be able to see the window remotely, I like the idea.
  • Wim
    Wim Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
  • W7NGA
    W7NGA Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Pong ... for when the bands are dead
  • dlwarnberg
    dlwarnberg Member ✭✭
    edited May 2019
    power meter maybe, thinking more along the lines of radio status.. i.e. voltage, temp, maybe frequency..
  • George KF2T
    George KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2019
    Maybe a bar graph along the bottom for power, and rocker switch selectable digits for SWR, ALC, temp, voltage, etc? The possibilities are wide open.
  • dlwarnberg
    dlwarnberg Member ✭✭
    edited February 2016
    I agree though, looking at my call sign is great and all but other info would be much better
  • Peter K1PGV
    Peter K1PGV Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Outstanding idea. I'd love it. The only problem is that is sure to be seen as "window dressing"... So I'll bet it's unlikely to happen in the short to medium term future. Peter K1PGV
  • Jon_KF2E
    Jon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited February 2016
    "Window dressing" in many ways is what sells radios.

  • Al_NN4ZZ
    Al_NN4ZZ Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi Peter, Would agree, nice feature....the same basic idea was submitted 2 years ago....but it's not a high priority. I'm not saying it should be a high priority, there are lots of other ideas that have more votes, and probably other enhancements we may not even be aware of that FRS ranks higher. https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/front_panel_display_an_idea The good news with SDR is so many things are possible. Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
  • K0FG_Fred
    K0FG_Fred Member ✭✭

    I have a 6400M and I would like to see mic and headphone jacks on the front of the radio. I seldom change mics but when I want to use the headphones it's because I need them and don't want to pull the radio out and fumble around in the back trying to plug in the headphones.

    Fred, K0FG

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