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Is it normal to see the 10mhz external reference?

Joe Belden
Joe Belden Member
edited July 2017 in SmartSDR for Windows
Is it normal to see the 10mhz external reference I have connected to my 6500 on my pan adapter?    My gut says "duh", but I wanted to make sure their isn't some circuitry or software filtering that should be taking it out.


  • Simon Lewis
    Simon Lewis Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    sure .. its strong enough even over interconnections etc to be heard loudly - same here

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    I concur.  The 6000 is very sensitive and if the external unit is leaking the 10 MHz clocking signal, the radio will receive it.
  • Joe Belden
    Joe Belden Member
    edited July 2016
    If I unplug it the signal disappears...  perhaps I have it turned up too much.   did you guys ever get any kind of indicator to tell us if the radio is using the external reference?   How will I know if I've turned it down TOO much?
  • Phil M0VSE
    Phil M0VSE Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    You should hear a relay click when the 6500 switches from External to Internal ref (at least I do). I can 'hear' my 10Mhz reference as well, I suppose it could be unterminated outputs on my distribution amp? 

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