The S-meter for SmartSDR is available.

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Hi,

The classic S-meter for your FLEX-6000 is ready and available for download.

It works on "A" slice receiver only.
Simple instruction file is included in the zip.
Download available from these pages:

http://www.woodboxradio.com/freeware....
http://www.woodboxradio.com/flex6000....

73 Beppe
ik3vig

woodboxradio



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Beppe IK3VIG

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Sergey, R5AU

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Beppe,
a nice toy, to improve:
1. check box - stay on top (over all other apps screen)
2. connection to the SSDR directly via LAN or set higher speed via CAT (make no sense for SSDR CAT)
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Beppe IK3VIG

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Sergey,

- the app stay on the top of all by default.
- TCP instead CAT when API for SmartSDR will be available.

Beppe
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Gary Robertson - KY5R

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I have always found Beppe's Bobsmeters to be extremely useful and his S-Meter for SmartSDR continues the tradition. I especially like the Hold button so that you can easily see the peak S-Meter reading for a particular QSO. All that, and it is FREE!!
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Maybe larger numerals on the S-Meter and shrink the area below the S-Meter window to accommodate it.. The sticky pointer in red with adjustable hang is wonderful. Thanks Beppe!
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Yes, larger numbers would help my aging eyes. Other than that, This is wonderful! Thanks, Beppe!
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Bob G W1GLV

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does not work with my setup.
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Beppe IK3VIG

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ok, I will try big numbers
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Reggie-k6xr

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downloaded and the result ws 1.5 meters! Like one meter and 1/2 of another all together as one! I am not sure what is going on here?
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Bob G W1GLV

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I made a dedicated port via SmartCat. Mine happens to be Comm 5-15.
I went tothe meter setup and entered Comm 5. Hit the start button and nothing.
Nice meter, if I could get it to work.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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The first port I tried didn't work either. Then I noticed the little comment in the setup screen that said "port not available." That is all the warning I god, just a little note, nothing in red or anything, no beeps, etc. Then I changed to a different port that was open and it works fine.
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Don - kx9q

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I experienced the same thing, however, at first it said all was ok and then I checked the setup screen again when I couldn't start the meter and it showed "port not available". Changed ports and came up without an issue.
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philip.theis, Elmer

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Nice job, looks great. Is there any chance of talking to the radio via ethernet and skip the SmartCAT???
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Beppe IK3VIG

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Hi........when FlexLIB will be available......the S-meter will become a TCP client,

Beppe
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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Very good.
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philip.theis, Elmer

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Yes, that is how to run it. Thanks
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Ernest - W4EG

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Thank you.
The new meter is working well and seems to be matching the S-Meter reading of the Flex-6700.
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Beppe IK3VIG

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Ernest,

thank you for comments, yes the S-Meter match the bar indicator on slice, only a slight delay between the two meters.

Beppe
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Alan --- N5MSE

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Beppe:

Thanks for the great S-Meter. It looks and works really well on the 6500.

73, Alan
N5MSE
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Bob G W1GLV

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Beppe, meter still not working.
Here's my setup in Win8.

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Gary Robertson - KY5R

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Bob, are you using DDUtil version 3.0.4.14 in conjunction with SmartCAT? If you are using this latest version of DDUtil, try the following procedure, if you haven't done so already.

First of all, change your COM5 port in SmartCAT to a "shared" port rather that dedicated.

In DDUtil version 3 Setup, in the features box, make sure that the Signature radio is checked and that Port 4 is indicated - this assumes that SmartCAT selected COM4 as the port to connect to 3rd party programs.

In DDUtil Setup, in the Ports box, set RCP1 to COM15 (the other end of your COM5) in the CAT port box. Shutdown DDUtil and re-start it before you start SmartSDR.

See if the S-Meter for SmartSDR will now work on COM5.

I have my system setup as described above and the S-Meter for SmartSDR works great!

Hope this is helpful.
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Don - kx9q

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If he is using DDUtil and connecting to DDUtil instead of directly to the radio, I agree, however, if not then he needs to use a dedicated port.
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Bob G W1GLV

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Gary, thanks for your info, but I'm still cannot get it to work.
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Don - kx9q

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You need to setup a dedicated port - one that works between a device and 6x00 radio, if you didn't already. I also found the first port didn't work but when I created a second port and used that, it worked.
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Don - kx9q

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How will the call sign and locator be used?
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Beppe IK3VIG

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only for personal information abt the operator. This is "vanity" tab
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Don - kx9q

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I have no vanity that is why I put my call sign and locator in the information tab!
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W4EY

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Beppe:

Thanks for the great S-Meter. It looks and works really well on the 6500.
73's
Bill
W4EY
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Bob G W1GLV

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I was digging thru the CatLogs.txt file. I'm getting errors througout, maybe this is my problem. I'm sending along a picture of the latest log file.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new problem topic to continue the discussion. Please reference the new topic here: Errors in CAT log
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ai6re

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The meter installed and works but the graphic is not correct on my system.

My display is set to 1920 x 1080
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Beppe IK3VIG

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mumble mumble.......are you using a non standard Windows font size ?
If yes.....set it to 100%

73 Beppe
ik3vig
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ai6re

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I am using 125% as required to enable reading on a 22" display at this resolution. Everything else works fine including SmartSDR.
I will check back in the future to see if you can adjust for other font sizes.
I would have found this handy so thanks for the effort.
73, Don
AI6RE
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I run a 26 inch 1980 monitor and I donot have to increase the resolution to 125% I run 100% . Display is sharp and very readable. You might need to look and see if your tv on graphics card has the over scan option so you can adjust your screen to your monitor. Most newt vs/monitors adjust this auto actually.

That will solve you meter problem
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Beppe, great work and the S Meter works well. Thanks so much for providing this to the community.

73's

Charlie, WA3UTC
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Hi,

a new version is available at usual download page.

Whats new:

new graphics on numbers and backgrounds.

73 Beppe
ik3vig

woodboxradio.com
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I like it, Beppe. The larger numbers are much easier to read. Thanks a lot!.
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Ernest - W4EG

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Beppe,

I Like the new features and the dual RX ability of the meter.
Ps. On your web page please put a Euro to Dollar conversion to donate PayPal.

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Chris DL5NAM

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Mille Grazie

73 Chris
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Beppe,

Thanks for providing the new S-meter. In my opinion the red over S9's are a bit oversized at the moment and do not match with the rest of the picture.

73, Albert
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Ernest - W4EG

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Now that you mentioned it, you are correct. The black line is thinner and it appears as not a continuous solid line.
However, for free it's a nice looking meter! Thanks Beppe
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Dale KB5VE

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What is the latest version number. I deleted and went to site to download. I do not see any change. Version I have shows 1.01.
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Albert PA0A

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The latest 1.0.1.0 shows Signature Series, the old WoodBoxRadio.
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Ernest - W4EG

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Download the one that is name "BobSmeter-Flex"
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Ernest - W4EG

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Keith Pawley

Here is how to get the S meter working;
Go to:http://www.woodboxradio.com/flex6000....
Look for the following S meter "BobSmeter-Flex" and download it (remember where you put it or downloaded to the desktop)
After downloading it - unzipped the file BobSmeter-Flex_v1
Open SmartCAT and set a pair of com/port i.e, 5-15
Look for BobSmeter file and run it
The meter comes up - set the meter port to 5 every thing else should work.
Make sure you check for handshake between the meter and SmartSDR CAT.
Finally open the folder and look for "BobSmeter executable file and it will show on your desk top.
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Thank you very much it is now working
kind regards
Keith
M0PAW
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new topic to continue the discussion. Please reference the new topic here: How to get the Woodbox Radio S-Meter working?

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