Power meter

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Submitted for consideration --

Could the front panel display on the 6500/6700 become home to a Power/SWR meter? As much as I admire my own callsign, I don't need it all the time in the window and would love to see some good data! 

Then we could use the front panel switch to check voltage, current, temperature, GPS quality, time, IP address, and all kinds of cool, geeky things.
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Posted 3 years ago

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Bob G W1GLV

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Sounds good to me George.
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Added my vote. It Looks like this idea from a few years ago....so it's on the list but didn't get a lot of votes.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexr...

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
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I0JBL - Luc

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Added my vote. Good idea George
MNY DX
Luc, I0JBL
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K1UO - Larry

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Added my vote, even though I would not be able to see the window remotely, I like the idea.
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Wim

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+1
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W7NGA

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Pong ... for when the bands are dead
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David Warnberg

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power meter maybe, thinking more along the lines of radio status.. i.e. voltage, temp, maybe frequency..
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Maybe a bar graph along the bottom for power, and rocker switch selectable digits for SWR, ALC, temp, voltage, etc? The possibilities are wide open.
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David Warnberg

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I agree though, looking at my call sign is great and all but other info would be much better
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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Outstanding idea. I'd love it.

The only problem is that is sure to be seen as "window dressing"... So I'll bet it's unlikely to happen in the short to medium term future.

Peter
K1PGV
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Jon - KF2E

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"Window dressing" in many ways is what sells radios.

Jon...kf2e
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Peter,
Would agree, nice feature....the same basic idea was submitted 2 years ago....but it's not a high priority.

I'm not saying it should be a high priority, there are lots of other ideas that have more votes, and probably other enhancements we may not even be aware of that FRS ranks higher.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexr...

The good news with SDR is so many things are possible.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ