Frequency Entry problem solved....however....

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With a hardware oriented radio, I can see the need for the "band buttons"; but, with PowerSDR I don't see the need for the "band display and buttons". I suggest they be eliminated.

Regardless of the band that you are on, if you enter in a frequency that is "out of band" such as entering 7.0 when on the 14.0 mhz band, there is a little display at the side of the screen showing that the frequency is off the screen. Double clicking on the display takes you to the frequency. This solves a previously reported issue.

Interestingly, if you start out at 14.00 and enter 7.0, you must double click on the little display to get to 7.0; however, when you enter 14.0 again, it takes you right to 14.0 without the little display. If you enter 21.0, it takes you to 21.0; but, if you enter 28.0 the little display comes up.

It seems to me that the "band" display is not really "needed". With PSDR, you should be able to enter a frequency and go where you want to go without having to click on the band or having to click on a little display at the edge of the panadapter.
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K2CM

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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I would leave the band buttons and fix the "not band centering" problem.
Some people like to enter a frequency "keypad style" and others like to use the band buttons like they worked in PowerSDR - hit the band button several times and cycle through several band stacking registers, each remembering frequency, mode, and other parameters.

When they fix persistence this may also come with the deal.
Without basic or advanced persistence, the current band buttons don't seem to have any great function, but just wait, it will get better.
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K1UO - Larry

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I agree with the Band Stacking Registers and the ability to access whatever portion of the band and mode you are interested in just by clicking on the Band Button. Say one click for the CW end of the band with associated mode and filtering user defined, click the Band button again to get to the RTTY/Digital portion of the Band with appropriate mode/bandwidth set up. and click again for the same user defined setup in the Phone portion of the Band .
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Al

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I like the idea of the band buttons but only if they lead to a band stacking register as Larry K1UO suggested. Otherwise they do seem to be unnecesary.
Al N4AB