Averaging method and settings per Panadapter

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Averaging method and settings per Panadapter
I think it would be really nice to control the averaging parameters on a "per panadapter" basis.  That way we could do a side by side comparison of the averaging method/settings to decide which we like best.  You might decide to use both methods (old and new) or have different settings for a given method  for different modes, bands, or conditions. 

The new method (V1.1) seems better in some cases with weak signals and the old method (V1.0.24) seems better in general use.   But I'm not even sure of that since it's not possible to do a real time comparison.  

Providing options is more work but probably the only way to make everyone happy.  The questions are:
- how much time will it take
- is it worth the effort (i.e. how many PLUSes did the idea get?)
- where does it fall on the priorities list. 

Greg, Michael and others -- What do you think? Is it worth the effort?

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com


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Couple of things: The change to the averaging is very simple and we can provide an option if that's desired.  Today NB is done in slice receivers and not in the panadapter data so the display will show you actual noise while the slice receiver will filter it with the NB.  We're considering adding NB to the display as well -- we have a couple of customers that need it badly because of their local noise issues that are non-stop.