Waterfall

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
When creating a new panadapter, is it necessary to have a waterfall showing. I use it primarily in the digital modes, otherwise I don't need it. Is there a way of choosing wether a panadapter is present or not when creating a new panadapter?
Photo of Bob G   W1GLV

Bob G W1GLV

  • 738 Posts
  • 131 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Jim Gilliam

Jim Gilliam

  • 462 Posts
  • 71 Reply Likes

What is the purpose of creating a panadapter if you don't want it present?

Photo of DrTeeth

DrTeeth

  • 1687 Posts
  • 389 Reply Likes
Bob would like the Panadapter without the waterfall.

Guy G4DWV/4X1LT
Photo of Steve N4LQ

Steve N4LQ

  • 568 Posts
  • 92 Reply Likes
Maybe trying to save a little CPU power?
Photo of KY6LA - Howard

KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

  • 3726 Posts
  • 1578 Reply Likes
If you read the Documentation ---it is very easy to minimize the waterfall with just a click and drag of your mouse to make it go away.....

Just click on line between the Panadapter and Waterfall... drag it down and voila... the waterfall disappears....

I must admit that it would be easier to enable a default to start without the waterfall but the above method works fine..

OTOH.... I want the waterfall to be on all the time... really makes it so much easier to find weak DX stations....in ANY MODE... to look for the history of a signal...rather than trying to pick it out of a constantly changing Panadapter display
Photo of Bob G   W1GLV

Bob G W1GLV

  • 738 Posts
  • 131 Reply Likes
I know howto get rid of it. My preference is it should be utilized until I want it. It should be a preferential option.
Photo of Steve N4LQ

Steve N4LQ

  • 568 Posts
  • 92 Reply Likes
FWIW: Dragging the waterfall to minimum doesn't change the cpu usage so I don't think it's being "turned off" however sliding the fps to zero cuts cup usage in half on my pc. this might help those with slow PCs. Of course the display becomes useless.
Photo of Robert -- N5IKD

Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

  • 488 Posts
  • 152 Reply Likes
I would like to see more waterfall for all modes. So persistence in the waterfall visibility will be a plus for both of us.

I find it very useful for finding and identifying all types of QSOs regardless of whether I see the signal at the moment it was transmitting.
Photo of Bob G   W1GLV

Bob G W1GLV

  • 738 Posts
  • 131 Reply Likes
I agree with you Bob.