Analog S-meter option in SmartSDR PLEASE !

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The only thing I miss from my conventional HF rig is the nice big analog S/RF meter. Is there any good reason why Flex doesn't include this as an option in SmartSDR ?  Same measurement sensing, just a different graphical representation.
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Hugh - VA3TO

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Tim - G7GFW / F4VQP

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If you can find a copy - there are links on here, the Woodbox Radio is a nice Analogue meter
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Hugh - VA3TO

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Does this integrate into SmartSDR or does it run standalone ?

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Hugh - VA3TO

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I searched the forums  but all I could find is an expired Dropbox link.  Could some kind soul e-mail a ZIP file with it to me please ?  radeohedca at hotmail dot com
Thanks, Hugh.
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N8AUM

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me to pls  n8aum at yahoodotcom
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Jean Drolet

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N8AUM

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TNX !
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Hugh - VA3TO

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Got it. Thanks guys ! 
Great look and feel for an analog S-meter. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth but it's a shame it doesn't show RF power on TX as well.

Instead of having to run it as an external add-on, I wonder why Flex doesn't integrate their own into SmartSDR ?

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This one works as well.  You can even run it on a separate computer (like all Flex apps)

http://www.denzone.com/

Mike 
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Hugh - VA3TO

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Not quite as visually appealing (yes, eye candy) as the Woodbox meter.

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Bill -VA3WTB

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Hugh, if you close out one block on the control panel  that you don't use all the time, like EQ,,you can place your meter in it's place,,then it looks like it belongs. Or just over lay the meter there, looks good.
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Hugh - VA3TO

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That works out well. Thanks Bill !
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For us "Non-SmartSDR" PC Stand Alone users, it would be nice if Flex would give the option to select on the 6X00M and Maestro TFTs between a bar graph or Analog type meters. This should be a very simple thing. Add a menu software switch to select what meter the person wants. Yes, "EYE CANDY!"
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Put your idea in the idea selection so Flex will see it, It may have been logged already?

One problem I see is the amount of space an analog meter would take up. To be large to see. This is why in many software, bar graphs are used.
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Michael Coslo

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I know on the 7610, the "analog" meters look nice, but take up about half of the screen real estate. I prefer moving needle meters, but they just use too much space.
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