Thumb Wheel Emulation?

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When in the home shack, I like to fine-tune SmartSDR with the thumbwheel...very handy.  But when operating remotely using a laptop (with only a mousepad) it's difficult to fine-tune.  How about a feature using the left-right arrow keys to emulate the thumbwheel tuning (change frequency by the increment setting)?  Or am I missing an existing way to do this?

  --jim KJ3P

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Jim, KJ3P

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Phil G4UDU

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I use the griffin powermate , coupled via Bluetooth - this gives you a proper VFO the same as the radio or Maestro

Also used in the SDR app on the IPad - same thing, just like having a Maestro in front of you

Phil G4UDU
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Ha Gei

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frstack3  can do that
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Michael Walker, Employee

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How fine do you want it?

If I change the Step to one, the mouse wheel moves the VFO in 1 Hz steps.  But, yes, you are not able to do with the left and right arrow keys.

Mike

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I think Jim was also asking if this could be added as a feature.  I would also like to see this added, as there are many times I'm demonstrating SmartSDR on a laptop without a mouse attached.

/drt
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Jim, KJ3P

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Yes! Let's make this an official request to have the (currently unused?) left/right arrows be used for fine tuning.  Thanks everybody for your suggestions.

  --jim
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Jim, KJ3P

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UPDATE:  While I still think this function could/should easily be included with SSDR, I note that N3FJP's AC Log software (newest version, 6.6) includes several arrow-based fine tuning functions, which were included specifically for use during contests.

  --jim