1.7 Indicator - controls - buttons and sliders. 'LED' button option
piWebCAT offers 27 slider controls and 66 + buttons + 24 extra buttons on a popup window.
Active controls are synchronised to their corresponding radio parameters at start up, band change
and by the Reconnect buttons. If a large number of controls are used, this update can take four seconds
(eg: with my FTdx101D configuration) The exception to this delay is a special provision on Dual VFO switching
To regularly synchronise all these controls to their radio parameters would create a large amount of CAT
traffic which would interfere with the CAT 'bandwidth' available for tuning and meter update.
piWebCAT therefore provides a means for you to configure a 'limited list' of controls for regular synchronisation.
A button configured with active = L (led) will behave as a read-only indicator light.
It is regularly synchronised to its radio parameter at an interval configured in the timings table.
In its OFF state, it has a black background with red text.
In its ON state, it lights up in a bright colour of your choice with black text.
Thus the configured colour specifies the bright ON colour rather than its OFF colour.
Clicking it has no action.
A button configured with active = S (sync) appears and behaves like a standard button but is regularly
synchronised to its radio parameter at an interval specified in the timings table.
Just as all other buttons, L and S buttons are set to reflect their status on the radio at start up, at band change
and by the Reconnect button.
Sliders can also optionally be configured with active = L or active = S.
For both these options, the control is regularly updated as descibed for buttons above.
For active = L, the slider has a different appearance. See slider sync
Configuration of update timing is described in sync timing