Setting the squlech level from the spectrum display
Another idea for discussion.
I quite often use the peak hold option on the spectrum display to observe which frequencies have been active during a longer period of time.
It would be very useful to be able to set the squelch level in addition to the frequency, when you click on a specific area of the graph, maybe just when the peak hold is in use. For example if a peak is observed or stored, clicking on the plot at a slightly lower level than the peak, or maybe it could automatically set a threshold value if the peak is selected ?
This would allow quick tuning and monitoring of a frequency which had been active, but only transmits very infrequently.
Maybe the peak hold could also have the option to refresh or only use the last X number of samples, so that it would be possible to define the period of stored peak activity e.g the last X minutes or X sweeps ?
I realise that I'm perhaps a bit unusual from the 'average' KiWi user, in that I'm effectively using it as an 'intercept' receiver, but maybe others may have a use for similar functions.
Martin... have you explored the use of kiwi_nc from the kiwiclient suite? Not so much for your ask above, but as a general rx tool
No I haven't really done much with the kiwiclient suite, but maybe I should.
However I have two problems to overcome before I can do this.
What did you have in mind WRT kiwi_nc in specific ?
Maybe I could be persuaded to investigate it further :-)
Usage: kiwi_nc.py [options]
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--log=LOG_LEVEL, --log-level=LOG_LEVEL, --log_level=LOG_LEVEL
Log level: debug|info|warn(default)|error|critical
--progress Print progress messages instead of output of binary
-k SOCKET_TIMEOUT, --socket-timeout=SOCKET_TIMEOUT, --socket_timeout=SOCKET_TIMEOUT
Timeout(sec) for sockets
-s SERVER_HOST, --server-host=SERVER_HOST
Server host (can be a comma-delimited list)
-p SERVER_PORT, --server-port=SERVER_PORT
Server port, default 8073 (can be a comma delimited
Kiwi login password (if required, can be a comma
Connect time limit exemption password (if required,
can be a comma-separated list)
-u USER, --user=USER Kiwi connection user name
Delay (secs) in launching multiple connections
-f FREQUENCY, --freq=FREQUENCY
Frequency to tune to, in kHz (can be a comma-separated
list). For sideband modes (lsb/lsn/usb/usn/cw/cwn)
this is the carrier frequency. See --pbc option below.
--pbc, --freq-pbc For sideband modes (lsb/lsn/usb/usn/cw/cwn) interpret
-f/--freq frequency as the passband center frequency.
-m MODULATION, --modulation=MODULATION
Modulation; one of am/amn, sam/sau/sal/sas/qam,
lsb/lsn, usb/usn, cw/cwn, nbfm, iq (default passband
if -L/-H not specified)
Don't use audio compression (IQ mode never uses
-L LP_CUT, --lp-cutoff=LP_CUT
Low-pass cutoff frequency, in Hz
-H HP_CUT, --hp-cutoff=HP_CUT
Low-pass cutoff frequency, in Hz
Record time limit in seconds
-T THRESH, --squelch-threshold=THRESH
Squelch threshold, in dB.
Time for which the squelch remains open after the
signal is below threshold.
-g AGC_GAIN, --agc-gain=AGC_GAIN
AGC gain; if set, AGC is turned off (can be a comma-
AGC decay (msec); if set, AGC is turned on
AGC options provided in a YAML-formatted file
--de-emp Enable de-emphasis.
--wf, --waterfall Process waterfall data instead of audio
Thanks for that, I had seen it before, and I can see the application WRT a 'scan' list, but from my perspective it just emphasises the two points I made earlier in the thread.
It's a lot easier if you are familiar with the OS and terminology, but maybe not so easy for a semi casual KiWi user who is mainly Windows orientated, like myself.
I guess I need to set aside some time to figure out all of the above, but I do appreciate the effort that has gone into providing such a tool set for the advanced user, but maybe it's just not for a 'tool' like me :-)