For the 6000 series radios, has there been any thought to implementing a feature that would allow for scanning a designated range of frequencies? I understand that scanning is feasible to one extent or another with some third party applications, but this is something that can and should be integral to the radio's firmware, I believe. Scanning has long been available in less sophisticated radios and I'm interested in whether others value this feature.
Sure the scan feature would be great as well as all mode squelch and a host of other things that are waiting and waiting. Perhaps we can get DStar to work?? I would be nice to have a list of features that have been mentioned and waiting???? Granted some stuff is on the "nice to have list" and others were available with PowerSDR. Being a little behind the curve is ok and kinda what we all bought into BUT some stuff is waiting much to long.
Hi Steve, I wholeheartedly agree. Perhaps Flex would be amenable to posting a "living" webpage. Purpose of this continually updated page would be to display three items: name of the feature being requested, a tally displaying the number of customers who've requested the feature, and a simple "yes/no" indication of whether each feature is actively under consideration by Flex.
There is a regulation that prohibits an SDR manufacturer from adding scanning features in their product. This is due to a time when SDR type radios were used to scan unencrypted cell frequencies. So it is not a feature we will be putting into SmartSDR. We even had to pull this feature from PowerSDR years ago for this reason. However, this does not preclude someone other than FlexRadio to write an application that would provide this capability.