NEW Smart S-meter PLUS available

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HI,

a new version of Smart S-meter is available for download at: http://woodboxradio.com/freeware.html

This version is called "Smart S-meter PLUS" and it is the only one available for download.

New features:

- VFO frequency reader
- Command line parameter "ON" for autostart
- Error message if wrong COMport is selected

Command line example:

@echo off
start Smart_S-meter_PLUS.exe COM4 ON

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73 Beppe
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Beppe IK3VIG

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Beppe IK3VIG

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HI,

sorry....a tiping error before........the correct command line text is:

@echo off
start Smart_Smeter_PLUS.exe COM4 ON

73 Beppe
ik3vig
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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Hi Beppe

I appreciate the effort. The smeter looks great and being able to have several at the same time is great.
I was wondering if you are open to suggestions?

When I try to put 8 in the same window i run out of space. I imagine that resizing will take more programming effort, but, what about reducing the size of hiding the row of buttons?

Thanks
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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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@ Beppe

I can see 3 meters on the page that you linked to and none of them are called "Smart S-meter PLUS". Is there another link? I did refresh my browser cache (reload+shift).

Mni tnx.
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Beppe IK3VIG

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Guy,

download Smart S-meter.zip, it contains the PLUS version.
http://www.woodboxradio.com/download/Smart%20S-meter.zip

Beppe
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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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Grazzi Beppe.
(Edited)
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Jim Best

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Jim  WU7G

Thanks Beppe for a terrific add on. Mine works great.
A donation will be on the way.
73  Jim
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Danny K5CG

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Excellent! 

Donation coming!
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Ali - 9K2WA

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Thanks Beppe for MeterPlus, I have the following improvements requests:

1. It would be nice if you could display the slice letter  Such as "VFO A" ..etc.
2. I think you could take it one more step further by allowing digit tuning with mouse buttons up/down and maybe mouse wheel and direct frequency input as well.

73s  Ali 
 
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I like both ideas.
#1 might be relatively easy,
but #2 would require a major addition to the program. So far it looks like Beppe is reading information FROM the rig and displaying it on the screen of the S-meter. But adding mouse wheel digit-tuning would require a completely new routine to send commands TO the rig.

But so far, Beppe has shown himself to be a creative, skillful, and dedicated programmer. I anticipate that we will be seeing a continuous stream of enhancements to this excellent utility program! I wonder what it will look like a year from now?
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Ken,

thanks for your comment.......this is what I think sometime for play with all.....Honor to glory !

73 Beppe
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Classic!  A little touch of the old with the new.  Nice looking skin for the Flex!
Ken - NM9P
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Ali - 9K2WA

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I agree, only if FRS would make the SmartSDR windows detachable, then we would have a choice to skin our own panel. 
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There was another request from Steve K8DZ to have SmartSDR allow the mouse wheel scroller to change a single digit in the frequency up and down.
https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/additional-tuning-method-for-smart-sdr

I can see that it would be a problem in SmartSDR because the flag where the frequency is displayed would move as soon as you made any change. But since the frequency in these S-Meters is in a static location on the screen it would be a perfect place to do that.

Hold the mouse over any frequency digit and as you scroll the mouse wheel that digit raises or lowers the frequency in the respective slice for SmartSDR.
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Because the flag would move, I think it could be implemented just in the main receiver panel, not on the flags.    
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Right, but that would be an enhancement for SmartSDR (your original topic), not the S-Meter PLUS app we're talking about in this topic.
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Agreed.  I will have to try S-Meter Plus. If it provided the tuning enhancement, that would satisfy me.
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Dale KB5VE

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Downloaded and all I can say is great. A donation is on the way! It would be great if flex had the ability to do plug ins so 3rd party vendors who work with Flex to develop comparable soft ware could be added to the flex software so it would load when you loaded the smart sdr. I do not know how to write software so I am just making a wish list. Imagine DX Lads, Smart Meter, and for stacks all loaded when you load smart SDR . And have the ability to set these programs up just like you do the flex knob.

Just a dream since I have spent hours just getting these fine programs to work, in fact I have never got all of DX Lab to work.
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Dale, You can make any program or set of programs start with a simple batch file or you may already use a piece of software that does it. My logging program (Log4OM) has it and so does JTAlert (indispensable for JT programs). You can also place shortcuts in the startup group. There are many ways to do this, just depends on your workflow.
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Dale KB5VE

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Yes WD5Y Joe has had us a batch file for several years I have a start and a close in the bottom tray. What I am talking about is not just opening it up but doing a plug in which makes the setup part of smart sdr. I have had this on brograms in the past. For example they would auto creat a comport to associate to the plug in. I am not a programmer but ones who work with me say it can be done.
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Ciao Beppe,

Is the BobKnob working with SmartSDR ?

Gracie.
73, Maximo