I just finished coding a cool new feature for the coming version of “KX3 Companion”: the SWR Meter.
There’s a new button: Tools that let you use different tools like the default one that are the macros, the presets and now the SWR Meter. More “tools” are in development.
It’s a function that will allow you to automatically scan a range of frequencies and have a chart with the SWR value for each step.
The use is very easy:
- move to what you want to be the center frequency for the range you want to scan
- select the step size (from 5kHz to 500kHz)
- press “RUN”
The KX3 will automatically sweep a range made by 5 steps, each one of the step size you selected: 2 before the center frequency, 1 is the center frequency and 2 after the center frequency.
The scan is pretty fast… it takes around 1 sec for each step.
Attached is a screenshot of what it looks like.
So the new version will surely have:
- keyboard shortcuts for macros, fields and frequency move
- additional fields to record RX RST/TX RST and RX Serial/TX Serial
- SWR Meter
- beacon functionality
The beacon functionality will allow you to send a predefined message every N minutes. You’ll also be able to add your GPS coordinates and/or locator (automatically calculated).
That’s all for today and stay tuned 😉