Commander Transmission Meter Display

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While transmitting, Commander can continuously display transmission readings above the VFO's frequency display for the following transceivers:

Transceiver RF SWR ALC Comp Volts Amps Temp
FTDX-9000 x x x x x x  
FTDX-5000 x x x x x x  
FTDX-3000 x x x x x x  
FT-2000 x x x x x x  
FTDX-1200 x x x x x x  
FT-1000MP x x x x x
FT-1000MP MarkV x x x   x x  
FT-991 x x x x x x  
FT-950 x x x x x x  
FT-450 x x x        
IC-746 Pro x x x         
IC-756 Pro III x x x x       
IC-7000 x x x x
IC-7100 x x x x x x
IC-7200 x x x        
IC-7300 x x x x x x  
IC-7400 x x x         
IC-7410 x x x x       
IC-7600 x x x x x x  
IC-7700 x x x x x x  
IC-7800 x x x x x x  
IC-7850 x x x x x x  
IC-7851 x x x x x x  
IC-9100 x x x x       
TS-480   x x x       
TS-590S, TS-590SG x x x x       
TS-990  
TS-2000   x x x       

Disable the No interrogation while transmitting option, and select the meter to be displayed while transmitting via the Xmit Meter selector on the Configuration window's General tab.

By default, meter readings are displayed as a percentage between 0 and 100. If Commander's TXmeter subfolder contains a text file whose name matches your transceiver model (as displayed in Commander's title bar), then Commander will use the entries in that file to display textual data rather than integers. This file must contain a 17-line section for each transmission meter, with as section's first line specifying a transmission meter name and its remaining 16 lines specifying data: an entry number and the information to be displayed, separated by a comma. The format of this file is illustrated by the contents of IC-7800.txt, which is included in Commander's TXmeter folder:

RF
1,1 W
2,5 W
3,10 W
4,15 W
5,25 W
6,40 W
7,50 W
8,70 W
9,90 W
10,110 W
11,130 W
12,150 W
13,170 W
14,200 W
15,200 W
16,200 W
SWR
1,1:1,green
2,1:1.3,green
3,1:1.4,green
4,1:1.5,green
5,1:1.7,yellow
6,1:2.0,red
7,1:2.5,red
8,1:2.7,red
9,1:3.2,red
10,1:3.7,red
11,1:4+,red
12,1:4+,red
13,1:4+,red
14,1:4+,red
15,1:4+,red
16,1:4+,red
COMP
1,0 db
2,2 db
3,4 db
4,6 db
5,8 db
6,10 db
7,12 db
8,14 db
9,16 db
10,18 db
11,20 db
12,22 db
13,24 db
14,26 db
15,28 db
16,30 db
ALC
1,0,green
2,1,green
3,3,green
4,4,green
5,5,green
6,6,green
7,7,green
8,8,green
9,9,yellow
10,10,red
11,11,red
12,12,red
13,13,red
14,14,red
15,15,red
16,16,red
Volts
1,8,red
2,12,red
3,16,red
4,20,red
5,24,red
6,28,red
7,32,red
8,34,red
9,38,red
10,40,red
11,44,red
12,48, green
13,52,red
14,56,red
15,60,red
16,64,red
Amps
1,0,red
2,1,yellow
3,2,yellow
4,3,green
5,4,green
6,5,green 
7,6,green
8,7,green
9,8,green
10,9,green
11,10,green
12,11,yellow
13,12,red
14,13,red
15,14,red
16,15,red

By default, a transmission meter is rendered as a green bar on a black background. An optional third parameter may be added to each data line of an transmission meter file to specify the color used to render the transmission meter at that value. The color-specifying third parameter can be one of the words black, blue, cyan, green, magenta, red, white, or yellow. Alternatively, the color-specifying third parameter can be of the form

R-G-B

where R, G, and B are each integers between 0 and 255 that specify the relative content of red, green, and blue in the desired color. Some examples of transmission meter file data lines that include a color-specifying third parameter follow:

6,1:2.0,176-0-0
7,1:2.5
,192-0-0
8,1:2.7
,208-0-0
9,1:3.2
,224-0-0
10,1:3.7
,240-0-0
11,1:4+,red