What does the "low bandwidth" on the Maestro do?

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What does the "low bandwidth" do?
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Jim Runge

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Posted 12 months ago

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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RTFM (Read the Flex Manual)
SmartSDR Software Users Guide, section 7.3 Using SmartLink

Alternatively, use the Low BW Connect button to connect to the radio.  This option is only available when connecting to a SmartLink connected radio.  Using this instead of the Connect button starts the radio with a single Panadapter at a low refresh rate and with a single Slice Receiver allowing modest Internet connections to run SmartSDR remotely.
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Jim Runge

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Thanks Tim.
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DH1RK

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Hi Jim,
I did not use this function for my mobile operation yet.
From my tests, I could only see half of the transfer rate vs. the standard connection.
Instead, I ́m using the standard connection type (was also more stable for me) and to minimize the total data rate, I always go down with the display update rate settings (Rate + FPS).
With this approach, I could reduce the total bandwidth around 100kB/s (and less).

73, de DH1RK, Ruediger
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Adjusting the rates after connecting assumes that you can initially connect using the higher data rates.  This is not always the case, hence the option to connect initially with a lower bandwidth option.