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Radio remains keyed if slice closed during TUNE

While using the TUNE feature to output a carrier on Slice A, I accidentally closed slice A. (don't ask what possessed me to do that, I couldn't tell you).  The result was the the radio remained keyed and transmitting a carrier.  Clicking TUNE did not **** the carrier. 

I added another slice which replaced Slice A (I had a Slice B open) and clicked tune and the radio remained keyed.  I was finally able to **** the carrier by clicking the MOX button.  This however left the radio in an awkward state where the Tune Button was still Blue.

With a dummy load attached I have been able to recreate the problem. I also observed the following:
If only one slice (Slice A) is open and I click Tune and close the Slice A, I can open a new Slice A (which does not open on the frequency of the transmitted carrier) and click the TUNE button the radio stops transmitting.  However, the radio is now in a "confused" state Where Slice A shows as being the selected TX slice, however the status bar down by the GPS Status and Clock  shows TX Not Selected.  Clicking TX on Slice A (Two clicks), restores the radio to operational status.



  • K9DUR
    K9DUR Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017

    The same thing occurs if you close the client during TUNE.

    73, Ray, K9DUR

  • Steve K9ZW
    Steve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017

    Is there a watchdog timer on radio<-->client communications? 

    And should there be a "restore to idle-state" button in the client software for instances like these where the watchdog hasn't timed out but the TX needs to be killed?




  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    This is most probably a software defect.  I have added it to our bug tracker for further investigation.

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