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Questions about API 1.5 changes

IW7DMH, Enzo
IW7DMH, Enzo Member ✭✭
edited February 2017 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series

I read SmartSDR changelog document and I have the following questions moslty related to API modifications.

#2326    API: References to NB are now WNB.  Old NB references will remain temporarily for compatibility
Does it mean that the related commands in the future will be changed from

        slice set %d nb=%d
        slice set %d nb_level=%d


        slice set %d wnb=%d
        slice set %d wnb_level=%d

And what is the variable name in the typical slice status message?

        ... enb_level=**** wnb=x ...

#2241    API: Added RFGain field to FlexLib Slice class

In my 6300 I can set the rfgain level from the panadapter object. Does this mean than now I will have an analogue command for each slice? I am thinking to something like 

         slice set %d rfgain=%f

#2229    API: RF PreAmp can be be change from the Slice level

The same question as in the previous point. If it is possibile, can you provide status messages and related new commands?

I have also a question about normal usage of WNB filter: during the first usage I found that the WNB indicator lights from light gray to white. What does it mean?
This is already answered in a previous post from Walt.


  • Eric-KE5DTO
    Eric-KE5DTO Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited February 2017
    I believe the answer is yes to all your questions.  Except the one reference to enb_level should be wnb_level (but I think this is likely just a typo).
  • IW7DMH, Enzo
    IW7DMH, Enzo Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Thank you for you answer Eric,

    actually enb_level it is a typo.
    In the mean time I sniffed some packets and I have found a further property called wnb_updating.

    S4C8957CA|slice 0 nb=1 nb_level=23 wnb=1 wnb_level=23
    S4C8957CA|display pan 0x40000000 nb=1 nb_level=23 nb_updating=0 wnb=1 wnb_level=23 wnb_updating=0
    S0|display pan 0x40000000 nb=1 nb_level=23 nb_updating=1 wnb=1 wnb_level=23 wnb_updating=1

    I suppose it reflects the WNB processing status or similarly the annunciator status (0=off-light grey, 1=0n-white) I can see in SSDR panadapter.

    Can you confirm it?
    Thank you very much for you help.

    73' Enzo

  • Eric-KE5DTO
    Eric-KE5DTO Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    Exactly.  Good guess.

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