Is a numerical value for the S meter or the Noise floor available?

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When I go searching for noise for EME even 1 dB is important.  Is there a way to access a numerical value for the S meter or the noise floor? Either on the 6600M or the Iphone app.  I remember finding a value on the Iphone app but I can't seem to find it anymore and I don't see an S meter on my phone.  When I go around my home or my neighbors homes, turning off lights, unplugging wall warts and generally encouraging my neighbors to use only candles for illumination, it would be great to have a better estimate of the changes in noise level.
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Tom Worthington

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Joe N3HEE

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The SmartSDR for windows client gives the actual S meter value in dbm.  Just click on the S meter reading to change to numeric value.  I dont think there is a switch for this on the (M) front panel.  That would be nice to have.  Not sure about SmartSDR for iOS. 
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Tom Worthington

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Thanks, I'll try that.  I also found the S meter and a numerical value on the Iphone app by turning off the small slice flag and selecting Show dBm value.
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It would be nice for us "Stand Alone" users who don't use SmartSDR on a PC to also have that type of option to select dbm or numeric value. 
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Ted VE3TRQ

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I just wrote a quick-and-dirty program to have the radio send S-meter data to my Linux computer in real time. Gives me a constantly updating dBm value for all active slices. Looked after my needs, although it was part of a learning exercise to have my shack Linux computer control the radio.