Another Metering question

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Prior to create a pan and slice the radio sends a whole series of VitaMeterPackets (why do I want to call them Vita Meter Maid, as in 'lovely Vita, Meter Maid"). They don't appear to be tied to anything as nothing else has been instantiated, pan, slice, etc.
What are they? Are they valid? And what do they represent?
This is what they look like, the meter id goes from 1 through 18 and they look like this:

Meter{_index=1, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-48, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=2, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-60, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=3, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=4, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=5, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=6, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=7, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=8, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=9, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
0Meter{_index=10, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
1Meter{_index=11, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-125, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=12, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=0, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=13, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-27849, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=14, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-24522, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=15, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=0, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=16, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=0, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=17, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=-32768, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}
Meter{_index=18, _source=null, _source_index=-1, _name=null, _value=0.0, _raw_value=7175, _low=1.7976931348623157E308, _high=-1.7976931348623157E308, _fps=-1.7976931348623157E308, _peak=false, _description=null, _units=None}

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Walt - kz1f
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Now that it is Monday morning and the show is over...bump
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Burt, this is my second and last warning.
Classless? look in a mirror.
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Walt,

If you send the radio a "meter list" command before you create a panafall, you will see that these meters relate to the transmitter, dc supply levels, pa temperature etc.  They are valid.

An alternative is to send "sub meter all" and subscribe to meter updates - that way, when a slice is created or deleted, you will see the additions/remove messages for the slice related meters.

The values have to be scaled depending on the units associated with each meter.

Stu K6TU
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Walt you have posted a, "do it or else" or in this case "don't do it or else"

What is the "or else."

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Thanks Stu. I further instrumented the program Here is the relevant section:

 received status S7153BAEF|meter 1.src=COD-#1.num=1#1.nam=MICPEAK#1.low=-150.0#1.hi=20.0#1.desc=Signal strength of MIC output in CODEC#1.unit=dBFS#1.fps=40#

 received status S7153BAEF|meter 2.src=COD-#2.num=2#2.nam=MIC#2.low=-150.0#2.hi=20.0#2.desc=Average Signal strength of MIC ouput in CODEC#2.unit=dBFS#2.fps=20#
status S7153BAEF|meter 3.src=TX-#3.num=8#3.nam=CODEC#3.low=-150.0#3.hi=20.0#3.desc=Signal strength of CODEC output#3.unit=dBFS#3.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 4.src=TX-#4.num=8#4.nam=SC_MIC#4.low=-150.0#4.hi=20.0#4.desc=Signal strength of MIC output#4.unit=dBFS#4.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 5.src=TX-#5.num=8#5.nam=COMPPEAK#5.low=-150.0#5.hi=20.0#5.desc=Signal strength of signals after the CLIPPER (Compression)        #5.unit=dBFS#5.fps=20#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 6.src=TX-#6.num=8#6.nam=SC_FILT_1#6.low=-150.0#6.hi=20.0#6.desc=Signal strength after Filter 1#6.unit=dBFS#6.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 7.src=TX-#7.num=8#7.nam=ALC#7.low=-150.0#7.hi=20.0#7.desc=Signal strength of signals after SW ALC (SSB Peak)#7.unit=dBFS#7.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 8.src=TX-#8.num=8#8.nam=SC_FILT_2#8.low=-150.0#8.hi=20.0#8.desc=Signal strength after Filter 2#8.unit=dBFS#8.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 9.src=TX-#9.num=8#9.nam=B4RAMP#9.low=-150.0#9.hi=20.0#9.desc=Signal strength of signals before the ramp#9.unit=dBFS#9.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 10.src=TX-#10.num=8#10.nam=AFRAMP#10.low=-150.0#10.hi=20.0#10.desc=Signal strength of signals after the ramp#10.unit=dBFS#10.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 11.src=TX-#11.num=8#11.nam=GAIN#11.low=-150.0#11.hi=0.0#11.desc=Signal strength after Gain#11.unit=dBFS#11.fps=10#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 12.src=TX-#12.num=5#12.nam=HWALC#12.low=-150.0#12.hi=20.0#12.desc=Voltage present at the Hardware ALC RCA Plug#12.unit=dBFS#12.fps=20#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 13.src=RAD#13.num=208#13.nam=+13.8A#13.low=10.5#13.hi=15.0#13.desc=Main radio input voltage before fuse#13.unit=Volts#13.fps=0#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 14.src=RAD#14.num=210#14.nam=+13.8B#14.low=10.5#14.hi=15.0#14.desc=Main radio input voltage after fuse#14.unit=Volts#14.fps=0#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 15.src=TX-#15.num=1#15.nam=FWDPWR#15.low=0.0#15.hi=53.0#15.desc=RF Power Forward#15.unit=dBm#15.fps=20#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 16.src=TX-#16.num=2#16.nam=REFPWR#16.low=0.0#16.hi=53.0#16.desc=RF Power Reflected#16.unit=dBm#16.fps=20#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 17.src=TX-#17.num=3#17.nam=SWR#17.low=1.0#17.hi=999.0#17.desc=RF SWR#17.unit=SWR#17.fps=20#

received status S7153BAEF|meter 18.src=TX-#18.num=4#18.nam=PATEMP#18.low=0.0#18.hi=100.0#18.desc=PA Temperature#18.unit=degC#18.fps=0#
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@Stu, I hadn't considered the environmental readings, thanks!
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@gods of flexradio getSatisfaction: please mark this as answered.

Thanks, Walt - kz1f