Zoom to panadapter 2.3.9

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Just what is this???  Cant figure out what this is doing....
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Chris DL5NAM

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... play a bit and show lower left corner
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Ray Andrews, K9DUR, Elmer

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In the lower left corner of the panadapter window, above tee "+" & "  magnifying glasses for zooming the panadapter, there are 2 new buttons in small rectangles.  Clicking on "B" will zoom the panadapter to the entire band.  Clicking it again will restore your previous zoom setting.  The "S" works similarly, except that instead of zooming to the entire band, it zooms to the portion of the band (e.g. -- CW or SSB) where the center of the panadapter (according to the ARRL band plans).
73, Ray, K9DUR
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Paul - K6HR

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Very cool! Now I can delete the TNF's I was using as markers for the SSB segments of the bands!
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Roger, W6VZV

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The zoom feature is pretty cool.  Well done, Flex.  Installed 2.3.9 without any hassles.  5 minutes after upgrade was making contacts on 20M FT8.
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Robert Lonn

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You also have the S and B feature (-) (+) on the main 6400M, 6600M display.. You need to touch the screen next to the main frequency pointer and these 4 functions will pop up. Remember this is only when on a designated Ham Band. On a non ham band you only get the (-) and (+) sign to zoom in and out...

Last night I was listening to a few SWL stations on 7 MHz,, and they were fading real deep!!! This was the ideal opportunity to test out the Flex SAM feature.. I also used my Drake R8B, AOR AR7030, Lowe HF-150 Europa, AOR AR3030, Icom IC-R8600 and even the Sync Detector in my Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark V, one of the rare HF radios that actually have a AM Sync.. For me the Gold standard for AM Sync was my Sony CRF-V21 but I since sold that to a Super Collector in China.. In reality I sold the Sony and got the Flex... 

The AM Sync in the Flex is not that bad.. It is less affected when you have the NR, NB engaged... I would say the winner for true reproduced fidelity was the Drake R-8B radio, the Flex was a close second,, followed by the AOR7030 and the AOR AR3030 and the Icom IC-R8600 radios... All in the 8 to 10 range on a scale of 1-10... It was fun to test all of these radios against the Flex.... 

For me the disappointment was the Icom radio.. Again scoring an 8 is not bad but the Flex scored a 9.8 next to the Drake 10.0!

Was hoping for some HF this Sunday, but the band is not that great,, so maybe I will go see the ROCK jump around a burning skyscraper with only one leg!! Naturally IMAX only!!! :-)