Will SmartSDR have a Lock Feature for Tx or Rx Frequency

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It was very handy with PowerSDR to be able to Lock your frequency
when in a Net or Qso so it was not accidently changed by mistake.
I hope a Lock feature will be available in SmartSDR
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Ken W9IE

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Posted 6 years ago

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Would love to see a button on the FlexControl knob for "lock/unlock" toggling.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I have changed this topic to an "Idea" for additional user comments.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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As someone usually busy doing things in the shack, I often use a radio's (or PowerSDR's software VFO lock button with the Flex-5000A).

No worries if either mechanically something brushes the radio or the FlexControl, or if at the PC a Windows focus-control issue leaves me unexpectedly trying to change Frequency at the control end of software.

With SmartSDR having multiple slices and receivers, would sure be a good strategy to be able to lock.

73

Steve
K9ZW
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WA6FXT Mike

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\Since SmartSDR will have multiple receivers open, from time to time; I think a 'Slice Lock' would be better. In other words, the ability to lock a SLICE, not the whole panadapter.

My $0.02
Mike WA6FXT
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Denley W3XY

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I would love to have a lock button (or check box) on just the panadapter so that when I tune near the edge the whole panadapter does not shift. I want to set the panadapter bandwidth to only show the band segment I am interested in so as to not distracted by stuff on either side but I still want to tune to the edge.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I would like this option also.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Both "Slice lock," and "master lock" would have their uses. I would like to see both in some form or another. Preferably an option in the Flex Control Knob configuration when they get that done..