Wizkers OSX native app
At first - the app si HUGE (!!!) over 500 MB - i am think, this is more than usually. The problem is probably that the version that I tested is a complete development environment for Chrome?
Environment - from my perspective, very nicely displayed RIG (picture is from the owner manual?). Rotary VFO encoder works beautifully with the trackpad. WOW! Other rotary selector not. Sure, maybe there’s a volume on the slider. But even so, the question is whether it would be good to keep the functionality of all rotary encoders as physical RIG?. Of course, probably would be needed for the smaller knobs it programmed to rotate less fast: o) Likewise, I would keep the option to press the rotary selector. Just physically migrate KX3 feelings to a virtual environment + used functions in addition to pull sliders.
Whats is for me little terrible, is the display of KX3. If i have a FRQ 7.111, then i see something ugly -
The font is not same as KX3 font (but it’s close). The matrix fonts can not be proportional (I mean this the number 1 and others character with another typographic with - “l” vs” m” etc.) must have the same width as other numbers. I make a little changes in the font - i send you by email. But i see the better results with the “Open 24 Display St” font than Let_s_go_Digital. The Open 24 Display font must be little tuned up too (several characters is there another way). Or, if you are interested, i can make “KX3 font” with exact image numbers and characters of KX3 (I’m graphic designer and typographer). But, give me a little time in this case (2-3 weeks).
Some elements of the display not react to the current situation - the BW, filters etc. Likewise, display and performance SWR and emitted POWER vs. ALC and AGC…
The waterfall and the band display sometimes it works, sometimes not. If i will tune the scale or ref., then very often I get only a blank screen of waterfall and I have to restart the program.
Another chapter are controls outside KX3 - data memory and the like, as well as input frequency to VFO A and B, performance, etc. More would have liked, if control was more in OSX style - floating windows and larger clickable ± areas. The frequency should certainly go to enter without decimal points or commas (RUMlog has this feature and I find it very practical.
Shortcuts - for convenient control features I would welcome the possibility of keyboard shortcuts. An ideal would be offered a app menu split into logical units - just as it has KX3. (Band + memory operation, Transmit + ATU, Receiving features etc.) and some important functions control by shortcut (not all, of course…) For example turn on ATU, RIT, PBT I a II, VOX, transmit…
My idea is to control the portable TRX just over NB, and this app is already much closer. I’m going to still continue to test and provide info.