SSDR - AutoZeroBeat on CW click tune

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Add an option to AutoZeroBeat the signal when click tuning.  This would be generally helpful and especially useful when using CwSkimmer.  If you are off slightly,  CwSkimmer will not decode properly.

This is discussed in this related posting:

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/sdr_bridge_cwskimmer_and_the_panadapter_shake

This should be an option as there will likely be some users or situations where AutoZeroBeat is not desired.

Tim E., 
I couldn't find a request for this but if it is already on the list, you can close this one.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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Jim K4JAF

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 Again I will vote for AutoZeroBeat on Click as a feature I would desire.  Perhaps (hopefully) in the next major software revision.  
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I have been waiting for AutoZero Beat ever since I replaced my Flex 5000A some years ago with my present 6700. But when reviewing the numerous wishes and demands posted on eham or our community it appears that FRS will be busy 24/7 for the next decades to further improve SSDR to the satisfaction of everybody . Until then I will continue to highly enjoy my radio patiently awaiting the missing ZeroBeat feature. Dieter/DJ1YG
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MultiFlex, complicated and innovative, sweet. Why has it taken so many years for this feature to be added? It does not seem to rise to the level of difficulty as multiFlex.

Tell me again, I’m slow I guess, but why do we vote on these things?
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Hi Lionel,
Yes this does seem to be a relatively simple enhancement to make and it is very popular with 75 votes.  

RE: "Tell me again, I’m slow I guess, but why do we vote on these things?"

Yes, I added this one to the idea list 5 years ago now....haha, I guess we just keep hoping some one will pay attention.  I used to be more optimistic...I still see FRS remarks thanking people for their feedback....but not sure what that really means.   (at least not where the idea list and voting is concerned) 

We used to get road maps and could see if a new feature was being considered or tentatively planned.  That was dropped so now we just have to wait and see.  

Regards,  Al / NN4ZZ  
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I dont think users voting on anything has any impact on Flex's decisions, they have their own roadmap (what ever that may be?) and their sticking to it.  Flex listens very little to its users any more, whether long or short term users of their hardware and software. 
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Now that I'm learning CW and watching how auto zerobeat works on a KX3 I want it!
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It does seem sometimes that what we would like to see happen falls on death ears. But that is not the case. Flex logs all the ideas, over a 1000 of them along with some of their own. Perhaps they should freeze all feature development for a while and just work on some of the smaller things we ask for?
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Hi Bill,

RE: Perhaps they should freeze all feature development for a while and just work on some of the smaller things we ask for?


That would be a great idea.....maybe just look at a few of the "top 10" by votes.  That would make a lot of folks happy and restore some faith in the voting process.

Alternating a major release with customer requested enhancements would be appreciated.  

Regards,  Al / NN4ZZ  
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I think they need 2 or 3 more programmers hired on to clear the backlog.
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Yes if they were a larger company perhaps. Most of the Flex staff can code but most have jobs full time that won't allow for coding time.

Because software is the most expensive part of business operation it is a fine balance in order to stay afloat.

Think of this, even with more coders on staff they can only release perhaps 5 updates per year because of extensive development and testing.Testing can go on for several weeks to months for a given change in SSDR.  More releases = less features.

And almost everything they do is breaking new ground in the SSDR world, un chartered waters. So as we can see it is hard to go much faster then they are at the moment being such a small company.
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Not bashing their business model but it seems PSDR is doing great in the open market. 
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Flex must have some internal ranking. Perhaps some info could be released without jeapordizing their competitive position. A list of 1,000 is simply beyond reasonable reviews for users so the appearance, optics, is that Flex is simply not listening.

The promise of easily software upgradeable hardware seems to be turning into a curse. It’s not easy. Promises are hard, maybe impossible, to keep.

So, some are disappointed. Personally, my expectations for upgrades, especially dsp work, for the average user is low.

More Flex feedback would be helpful.