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Flex Meter V1.2 Op Notes:

This is an update to an earlier program that I wrote to display all of the metering data available from a Flex 6000 series radio. I have only tested it with my Flex-6700 now running SmartSDR v1.10.16.91 software so there is no promise that it will work with your system. I won’t be able to give any technical support for it but if you wish to use it on those terms then you are welcome to use it.

When the radio is queried with the Ethernet API to list its meter points it lists them by source, name, and number. For each metering point the API also provides a units type as well as high and low meter range values. This program uses these items as reported by the radio. The description of each metering point that is displayed in the program also comes from the API response. For each unit type my program applies a formula that interprets the raw data returned by API.

When you first start the program, it will list the radios it finds. Select the radio you want monitor. In the Settings menu you can choose to connect to the first radio found if there is only one Flex 6000 radio on your network. In the lower left of the program window are dropdown boxes to choose Source, Name and Number. In the Source dropdown box at the lower left of the program you should find several sources such as COD, RAD, or SLC. When you select a source, the names of metering points associated with that source will be listed in the Name dropdown box. For example clicking on RAD with my radio will show two DC volt measurement points (+13.8A and +13.8B). Selecting one of the names will populate the Number dropdown box with possible choices. If for example there are several slices running on the radio, there will be several numbers listed in the Number dropdown when SLC is the selected source.

New features in Flex Meter V1.2:

A chart function is available to show readings over time. Right clicking the chart will give you some options for update intervals and memory usage. You can change the time scale with Ctrl-Left or Ctrl-Right keys. Change the Y scale with Ctrl-Up and Ctrl-Down. Chart values are only stored in memory.

Min, Max, and Delta metering modes allow easy reading of minimum and maximum measurements. The Delta mode references readings from when the delta button is clicked. This is handy for making measurement comparisons.

The Snapshot window displays a quick summary of information available from the Flex API.

To restore all Flex Meter settings to their default values, delete the Flexmeter.ini file found in the C:\Users%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\FlexMeter folder. Flex Meter will recreate a new file automatically on starting.


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