what does "WIDE" ON SSDR DISPLAY MEAN?

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can or would someone explain to me what the "wide" on the display means that comes up only once in a great while? I clicked on a 10 meter spot and then it came up. first time this week ive seen that?
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Reggie-k6xr

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Posted 5 years ago

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Just that you're receiving using the "general coverage" input filtering, as opposed to the ham bands only bank of filters. Can make a difference in certain circumstances.
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Reggie-k6xr

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How do you deselect the "general coverage" filtering and select ham bands only?

thanks for the response
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Jim Bryce W5HFS

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As I understand it anytime you are using the same spectrum capture unit on more than one band the bandpass filter feature is no longer available for any band using that SCU. The advantage of having the filter is a lower noise figure. In the current version of the software the WIDE indication does not appear to be operating consistently; it should always appear if you have two bands or more up, but sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't.
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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To deselect, close the panadapter and reopen. You don't need to restart SSDR.
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Michael - N5TGL

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I agree, the WIDE indication is not consistent. It used to switch on and off reliably depending on how much spectrum was displayed on the panadapter. Now I find I have to close the panadapter to get it to go away. Feels like a bug to me.
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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: WIDE indicator not consistant

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