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Thumb Wheel Emulation?

Jim  KJ3P
Jim KJ3P Member ✭✭
edited April 2020 in New Ideas
When in the home shack, I like to fine-tune SmartSDR with the thumbwheel...very handy.  But when operating remotely using a laptop (with only a mousepad) it's difficult to fine-tune.  How about a feature using the left-right arrow keys to emulate the thumbwheel tuning (change frequency by the increment setting)?  Or am I missing an existing way to do this?

  --jim KJ3P

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  • [Deleted User]
    edited November 2019
    I use the griffin powermate , coupled via Bluetooth - this gives you a proper VFO the same as the radio or Maestro Also used in the SDR app on the IPad - same thing, just like having a Maestro in front of you Phil G4UDU
  • Ha Gei
    Ha Gei Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019
    frstack3  can do that
  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited April 2020
    How fine do you want it?

    If I change the Step to one, the mouse wheel moves the VFO in 1 Hz steps.  But, yes, you are not able to do with the left and right arrow keys.

    Mike

  • VE7ATJ_Don
    VE7ATJ_Don British ColumbiaMember ✭✭✭
    edited November 2019
    I think Jim was also asking if this could be added as a feature.  I would also like to see this added, as there are many times I'm demonstrating SmartSDR on a laptop without a mouse attached.

    /drt
  • Jim  KJ3P
    Jim KJ3P Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019
    Yes! Let's make this an official request to have the (currently unused?) left/right arrows be used for fine tuning.  Thanks everybody for your suggestions.

      --jim
  • Jim  KJ3P
    Jim KJ3P Member ✭✭
    edited April 2020
    UPDATE:  While I still think this function could/should easily be included with SSDR, I note that N3FJP's AC Log software (newest version, 6.6) includes several arrow-based fine tuning functions, which were included specifically for use during contests.

      --jim
  • David H. W5CAH
    David H. W5CAH Member ✭✭

    I would love to be able to use the left-right arrow keys for fine tuning. I find it very awkward to use the touch pad on my Lenovo "Yoga" to fine tune my FLEX remotely. I have two FlexControl devices but the arrow key idea would be much better on trips.

  • Ha Gei
    Ha Gei Member ✭✭

    try frstack3 , i use it for keyboard co^trolled operation like ptt, tuning , rit

  • Pat_W5WTH
    Pat_W5WTH Keep Radio Fun!!! Member ✭✭

    This will be a repeat but......

    FRSTACK is (for my workflow) the most amazing amazing 3rd party add on SW for the FLEX. It's one of those programs that "Just always works".

    I have hotkeys all over the keyboard thx to FRSTACK. Tuning is not one of them (I use the mouse wheel for fine tuning) but it could be.

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