RIT/XIT tweek

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Flex 6700 Version 1.3.8
I like to tune up my amplifier about 5KHz away from say an existing DX station.. So I use XIT to accomplish it. This allows me to jump back to the right transmit frequency and to also listen while I tune the amp.
Very minor problem but something I'd like to fix:
Here is how to reproduce the event:
Make sure the Slice is selected and TX is highlighted.
Bringing down the X/RIT menu from the Slice.
Enter 4 digits in the XIT box (5000) for instance will result in a "0" in the box. This is because the box is padded with a leading 0, and the box will only display 4 digits.
Next: Click on ether the increase or decrease arrow.
The digits you entered will magically appear.
Suggested fix:
As soon as the operator types the first digit, the leading "0" should be replaced by the typed digit.

All for the love of programing.

Would love to see the XIT/RIT adjustable to 5 digits. This would allow simple "SPLIT" work instead of bring up an additional Slice Transceiver.  I will post this suggestion in the Idea section.

Michael Engstrom
AA7WM

 
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Michael Engstrom

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John n0snx

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You have no interference if you tune on the exact frequency with the tune button... There is a carrier only with no side tone heard... moving off when tuning causes more interference than staying right on freq. Its only a few seconds... The rit/xit was never intended for split freq use.  Most split freq.OP's are 10 up or down... very few are just 5 up or down.... just my opinion
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Michael Engstrom

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For SSB, it may be okay to tune up on frequency in a perfect world (Perfect World: Where every Ham owns a Flex Radio!). But that perfect world does not exist yet. There are many analog radios out there without the "Iron Side" shape factor of a Flex SDR pass band. In those radios you may cause QRM... your on-off carrier could knock around their ALC effectively drowning the DX, cause clicks and pops when you key-up etc., effectively interfering with the Ham Radio Experience of other operators. DX may also be operating plus or minus 1 or 2Khz and you will be sure to interfere with his listening when tuning up on frequency.

Regarding X/RIT, you have missed the entire point John. This is a FLEX Radio... it's flexible.  Think about the possibilities! Will be happy to see the plus-minus 5 digit X/RIT slated for the near future!

Loving my 6700..

Michael Engstrom  AA7WM

For the love of SDR.
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Would love to see the XIT/RIT adjustable to 5 digits. This would allow simple "SPLIT" work instead of bring up an additional Slice Transceiver.  I will post this suggestion in the Idea section.

This is implemented in SmartSDR v1.4
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Carl/K5HK

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I simple enter 100 for 1khz, 150 for 1.5khz, 500 for 5khz, etc. can go within 100hz and up/down arrows to fine tune if necessary.

73, Carl / K5HK