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DAX won't transmit sometimes

Drax
Drax Member
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows
I keep having an issue where WSJT-X will key the radio, I hear the relay click, and I see the Level meter moving, but the RF Power meter is not moving and the panadapter shows no RF output.  

When I click TUNE in SmartSDR the radio is able to TX full power.  Clicking tune in WSJT only causes the Level meter to rise to a steady level and the relays to click on.

This often happens spontaneously after I've had the radio running fine and after sometime it stops working.    Then I have to remove power from the radio and reboot it.  And sometimes that does not work easily.

What am I missing?

Comments

  • Ed, K0KC
    Ed, K0KC Member ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    Drax,

    I also use WSJT-X a lot with my 6700. I have experienced the "no RF" problem that you described and it has been because the DAX button on the Transmit Control Panel has not been selected after a restart of the 6700. It would be nice if this was part of "persistence".

    I understand that this is not the only situation where you experience no RF power. I too had that same experience until I upgraded to v. 1.1.3...are you running the latest upgrade?

    Ed, K0KC
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    Ed - the DAX TX button persistence issue will be addressed in SmartSDR v1.2
  • Ed, K0KC
    Ed, K0KC Member ✭✭
    edited May 2014
    Tim,

    Great!...my old brain needs all of the help it can get!

    Ed, K0KC
  • Drax
    Drax Member
    edited March 2014
    I have newest version and I've checked that DAX button. There's some other gremlin there too though.
  • NM1W
    NM1W Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    I also see this at times with my 6700. I usually rcv on stream1 and xmit on stream2; I have gone several weeks where stream2 has just worked.... This morning its back to no output on stream 2, so I switch to stream3, enable it in the control panel, switch it in wsjt-x and things work...  still some dax gremlins in there..

  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020

    I have found, occasionally, that shutdown issues require me to stop DAX and restart it before things work right.  That is usually my first recourse when things get fouled up.

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