V1.5 SWR / Power scale change?

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It looks like there was also a change to the SWR / Power scales in V1.5.   I didn't see it mentioned in the changelog but may have missed it.    

The darker bars are better and a step in the right direction.   Changing the color and adding a digital readout would still be a worthwhile improvement.  See details in this "idea" and add your comments and vote if you agree.  

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

V1.4




V1.5



Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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A digital readout on the left side would be great, there is a lot of space left...



The same could be done to the level and compression bars and to all speaker
and heaphone bars...

OTOH the slider "knobs" could be made bigger and the numbers could
appear inside and on the end of bars.
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Hi Alex,
Yes, agree on the digital readout.  There are some mockups in the "idea" for other locations to add the readout.  You may want to add your mockup there also.

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

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
6700 - HW V 1.5.0.65
SSDR V 1.5.0.145
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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Thanks, Al, here it is, not beautiful, but an idea ;-)

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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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And, as we are talking about ideas:

What about a tickbox with "READOUT" on it. Ticking it would have the
speakers read out cursor positions and values:

- "Waterfall, Frequency 21.076" or

- "RF power 70 watts, SWR 1:1,3"

Would be great for whitestickers and visually impaired people.
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Alex - I like your mockup; I would really like to see the swr as a digital readout; If there is a problem with getting the #s into the slider buttons then I'd be happy with getting the #s on left side of the bar chart..
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If this idea is implemented, could we have SWR displayed in the conventional format....i.e.,  1.3:1 using decimal notation rather than comma format, with  the SWR preceding the ":1".

To conserve screen real estate, since SWR is always referenced to ":1",  just display 1.3 since the ":1" is implied.

Just saying.