Bandwidth buttons modifications

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Is it possible to modify the bandwidth settings on the buttons? Additionally is it possible to change which default buttons are presented? Personally I have found many stations have too high a level in the below 200hz area of their audio that it is muddy and less intelligible. It would good to be able to modify the default low and high end cut levels instead of having to select and then carefully type to adjust.

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David

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Charles - K5UA

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You mean customizable filters like we had in PowerSDR so many years ago?  That has been on a lot of our wish lists since the day SmartSDR was introduced.  Quit asking, it's not going to happen.
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I don't think it is fair to say it will never happen, unless Charles is speaking for Flex.
It may happen, but it looks like it is not as important as many of the other things they are working on.
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Larry Loen WO7R

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It should happen. This is basic blocking and tackling, just like programmable frequency increments, so DXers can match RIT increments that the DX uses.

These are both general usage, important to DXing, and should take very little code to implement.
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John - AI4FR

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I agree. It'll make SSDR even more powerful with really no downside.
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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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Don't the "Low" and "High" knobs at the top of my 6600M do that?
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I am referring to the SSR software without the Maestro.
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Jim K4JAF

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Good luck on this happening, been "in consideration" for many years now..  Flex wont spend the time to correct/improve many basic features.  
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FISHULA X

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 We had that with Power SDR. It was the best. Hey Flex. Take Power SDR and Smart SDR and combine them.. You will sell a ton of radios. Oh yea, Fix the NB and Notch filter while your at it and we will be all set.
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Charles - K5UA

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Yes, on the Maestro the low/high cutoffs can be modified.  But....you can't customize filters and save the modified filters in SmartSDR like in the older PowerSDR software. I guess we'll have to wait for ReallySmartSDR.
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Geoff - AB6BT

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I'm not sure I see any benefit to this. I just adjust the low and high cutoff frequencies as needed. If I were to configure a button with different settings I would probably change it the next time I used it.

That's just me though...
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For me I want the low cut to be at 200 instead of 100 by default and not have to keep adjusting each time the 2.4 button is selected for example. It is a bit of a game to get it right at the 200 using the mouse to slide the adjustment.
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Larry Loen WO7R

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This presumes the regular presets are what you want. For me, they are not.

Adjusting them by hand is painful with the controls provided, especially if you operate remotely.

Try setting a CW filter for 200 hz, perfectly balanced. It's not fun and not what I want to be doing while chasing DX before the pileup comes, which is often measured in seconds.
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W9HH - Steve

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Agreed, the bandwidth buttons for me are difficult to manipulate, so I don't bother with it. I just grab the edge of the pass band in slice and drag the bandwidth to where I want it. It's much faster for me to adjust than fooling around with those buttons. - Just a thought. 
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With Christmas (and a major purchasing season) approaching perhaps FRS will decided to put out a new SSDR V3.x release.  It would certainly be a timely sales boost strategy. 
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I've been asking for this feature for a long time. I do not use a 100 - 1900 Hz filter for SSB. The 1,8k should be 400 - 2200 Hz.

What I do is have memories set up and select a memory if I want my ESSB RX bandwidth of 50 -4000. Once you create a memory you can then edit the low and high filters as well as other parameters. Not as easy as having customized buttons but it does work.

Another workaround is to create buttons on the StreamDeck which allow setting the high/low cut at the press of a button. For those that have a StreamDeck this is even easier than trying to hover the mouse over the bandwidth button in SmartSDR.

Again, I would like to see customizable buttons but these are two workarounds.

Dave wo2x