zoom to segment

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I tune to a CW frequency (7.030 MHz), and click the little S button to zoom to segment. The panafall zooms to 7.125 to 7.300 and shows the A VFO off to the left. How do I set up the CW segments?
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Mark Erbaugh

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Bill -VA3WTB

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The segments are pre set in the software. The band pass is off to the left were the center of that segment is.
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Ken - NM9P

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Currently, the zoom-to-segment will zoom to the segment (CW or Phone) where the center of the panadapter is when you hit the button. It isn’t tied to the mode, or slice frequency, but the panadapter center.

This is where some folks are getting confused.
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Mark Erbaugh

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Thanks. My problem was I thought the segment was based on the VFO, not the panadapter center.
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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The segment/band "detect" are based on the center of the panadapter.  The operational use case for this is when you are zoomed in and using a sub-section of the band of interest and want to zoom OUT to the full segment of the band.  For example, you are at 7010 and you can see 7005 to 7015, but want to quickly zoom out to see the whole CW portion of the band.   While it will zoom in (let's say you are looking at 1MHz centered on 14.2MHz), it will use the center of the panadapter as the segment detect which might seem confusing if your slice is in one segment and the center of the panadapter in another.
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It would be great if the segment size was user configurable..  Example:  20 meter cw configurable from 14.000 to 14.070.  
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Agree, good example.  If you add as an "idea" it will get my vote. 

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