I was talking to the guys from Flex this weekend at the ARRL Centennial convention the subject was brought up about future ability to be able to right click RX filters per mode and customize and save them. PowerSDR had this feature. For example, edit the 1.6K button, rename it to 2.0K and change the low cut and high cut to 300/2300 Hz.
I'd like to see how much interest there is in this ability. I know I would like to have different filter buttons than the default six buttons.
At 10Hz the slope of the filter sides is the main factor. On a solid carrier you can see the signal strength decrease as you pass the carrier out of the bandwidth.
Oh the joy of 1Hz tuning and a 10Hz filter. Quite some rig to have such control.
Now I notice the keying modulation on a CW signal (why I said a solid carrier above because the keying sideband affects the signal strength as I tune across an sending CW signal)
That's what I was trying to say. Not a lot of readers are goint to know what we are talking about unless they are CW veterans of PBT or IF Shift. Thought I would just mention saving IF offset with the filters as a possibility, I doubt that this will get any traction among the faithful.
The ability to custom the default RX bandwidth filters would a great help. I would like to change the SSB low from the 100 default to something more in the 200-300 range. I find that to help improve intelligibility of many stations that have too much bass/lows in the audio. I have tried the EQ but find cutting at the source best.
I have included the link for Spectrum Lab Software latest version.
That said what brought me here was functionality of my new 6600M. I probably should start a new thread but will add it here unless told otherwise. Toggling through 8 filters on the BW select on the new radios (and Maestro) does not work well. That's to many filters and if you go past the one you want you have click 6 or 7 times to get back. Typically 3 filters is enough and some might argue they want 4 of their choice.
I would like it see a press and hold on the filters so you can choose knob delectable filters.
In the photoshop below I added a tab on the corner of the filter but could be a star or anything else.
I am sue there will be a lot of changes in the future with the "M" interface as the amount of users is going to dramatically increase but I think thinks would be a great addition.
this point I have giving up on waiting for new features in SSDR I
just take them as they come.
At the current pace that SSDR is being developed it may be 4
years before SSDR has a feature set including so many of these basic
don't get me wrong what FRS has achieved with SDR radio is nothing
less than remarkable and
what SSDR and
the 6000 series
does today it does very well. I like many of you know that the 6000
platform are the finest radios available today.
hope now is after the dust settles with the launch of the new
radios and amplifier that FRS puts a lot more resources into SSDR
I could only find a single reference on how to custom set the filters that are selectable via the knob under "HOW TO OPERATE SINGLE SIDEBAND MODE (SSB)" and did not see it under CW or any other mode.
It seems the most appropriate place to have this info (which is where I looked) is here.