-dbm readout up all the time.

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It would be very nice to be able to have this -dbm readout up all the time, or at
least have the option to toggle it the way we did in PSDR. 

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That suggestion has been on the WISH LIST for several years now..

Especially since the red on black of the S-Meter is virtually unreadable to my vision challenged eyes.

Albeit the S-Meter (Blue on White) is readable as an Alternative Color on SmartSDR for iOS

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Hi Howard,
I know the request to make the S-Meter scale colors more readable has been around for a few years (along with similar requests for the SWR and power scales).  And we have made suggestions about having digital and analog readouts for both camps.  
  
I did some mockup for the SWR and Power scales but don't think we made any for the S-Meter so figured I'd put one together.  It is based on the standard conversion between S reading and dBm from the table below.   Let me know if you think this mockup captures the idea.   

I can also add this mockup to the S-Meter idea if you have the link to the one you prefer.  

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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The idea is to expand the scale for both S and dBm as well as provide a large and visible digital readout.  In addition make it more readable with a WHITE background.  Click the image to see it full size.  



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Al

Here is the Alternative VISIBLE COLORS iin SSDRfor iOS.
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Howard,
Well that white background really does make a difference. We have both been advocating that for a while now. The mockup I made takes the next step and provides the digital readout also. And I forgot to mention that the suggested format would also avoid over-writing the frequency display in the slice.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
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Al

Us visually challenged have been begging for visible colors for years and years..

But I also understand that the Flex needs to pay the light bill so they have to concentrate on important stuff like V2.0

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Howard,
Understand.....but hopeful since I read in another post that FRS now has a new GUI programmer . Maybe we'll see some of these things this year or next.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
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You can do it in DDUtil for the active slice. 
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KM6CQ - Dan

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Hi Ria and thank you. 
I am using that feature on DDUtil. 
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I would also like to see it in SmartSDR.
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I'd like to see an additional option to completely replace the S unit bar graph with a digital readout of the dBm level.