SmartSDR meter displays?

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I am still skimming the manual, just now still on my first 4 hours (across several days) of learning how to use my new Flex 6600 with SmartSDR v2.2.8 on a desktop PC.

Question:   The main display basically shows up to 2 meters in each UI module or block.  For example, one square has the power and SWR meter, a different square, the audio VU meter
and compression amount, over on the flag, an S-Meter.    Are there other metering choices?
Is there an ALC meter display, and where?
And can they all be grouped together like on this Maestro display I found on Ria's web site?

If I missed this topic in the SmartSDR v2 user manual, feel free to scold me and direct me
to what section/page.


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Neal Pollack, N6YFM

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Steven Linley

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Click on a little radio tower in the lower left corner of SmartSDR, this enables radio panels. Now at the top click on Phone, TX, RX and all these will appear. There really is not enough room to show EQ and all the radio panels without scrolling down. But if you open them by clicking them blue they will appear in the radio panel.
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A little off topic, but on the subject of ALC, here's what the SmartSDR User Guide says:

Δ – Please note this input is provided as a safety measure for external amplifiers.  It is NOT meant to be used in regular operation as an active power control input or to modify the “attack” of an external amplifier.  Almost all modern HF amplifier manufacturers discourage the use of ALC in normal operation.  In fact, many amplifiers do not have ALC implemented.

SmartSDR does not provide an ALC meter.

The presentation of meters on Maestro is considerably different than SmartSDR for the simple reason that Maestro has a lot less screen real estate to work with.  Maestro optionally shows a stack of selectable meters on the right side of the display.  These can be turned on and off and assigned various tasks, as desired.