READ_SMETER return a value between 0 and 255, according to the FT450 CAT operation guide. To associate this value with a specific S level, there is a tag in the radio configuration file named "CAL_SMETER"
Current definition for FT450 is:
So.. for value=0, S=S0, for value=16, S=S1, ,,, , for value=156, S=S9, ... for value=206,S=S9+30dB and so on.
This was created based on the answer received from my FT450 transceiver.
You must use Configuration Builder and send READ_SMETER commands, check returned value from the radio for different S levels and then adjust CAL_SMETER line in the yaesu_ft450.radio local file.
All intermediary values are interpolated internally by the application. Same applies for all meters.
You cannot share a COM ports between two applications that must read and write asynchronous. I'm not aware about PPC-450. Is this an application that correctly display SMETR values?When you say Radio Meter... you mean the actual radio meter from ft-450d ? I cannot have PPC-450 (yaesu original app for controlling the radio) and Jarec run at the same time as they conflict in the port number.
I wish there was a way i could have both Jarec + PPC-450 app to run together... i could then see a good comparison. Yes, my baudrate is 38.400.
Can be an issue with your VNC connection? Check from a jAReC instance in Client mode first, as is still not clear for me what's the issue with the meters. The value is wrong for a stable value or what?
It is ok. is always recommended for best results to use the highest Baudrate available for each specific radio. 38400 is maximum for FT450.I am using all software that use CAT with my radio with that same baudrate and never had issues.
Can be useful if you get some errors.Dan, will it be important if i re-run the tests with the "run_debug" so you can perhaps see something from there ?
73 Dan YO3GGX