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Radio turning off when transmitting

Top Dawg
Top Dawg Member ✭✭
edited October 2017 in SmartSDR for Windows
I am using a 6300 and this problem mirrors one I had a couple of years ago and I thought I had asked here but I can't find the solution that was proposed back then which, by the way, worked. If I remember correctly, the answer was to reload the software. I have been using the radio without incident until about two weeks ago.

When I try to initially use the built-in antenna tuner when first bringing SSDR up, the radio will power down. I am using v1.11.12.523 and reception seems to not affect the radio negatively even when left on for hours until I try to either transmit or use the tuner.

I am using Windows 7

Thanks for any help offered.
Robert K6YF ex-AA6UP


  • KF4HR
    KF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    I had a similar problem with my 6700 several months ago (before I upgraded to V2.x).  It turned out to be a problem with the power supply I was using.  I changed to a different power supply and the problem disappeared.
  • Top Dawg
    Top Dawg Member ✭✭
    edited September 2017
    That was it Ralph. Poor PS connection. Thanks

    Robert K6YF
  • WK2Y
    WK2Y Member ✭✭
    edited October 2017
    Another issue I have run into is when I switch bands and instead of hitting the tune button with low power, I may hit a transmit button in HRD or WSJT-X which uses full power.  I use an external auto-tuner, and the SWR will be momentarily off the charts as the rig transmits  with full power and the tuner searches for a match.  The rig will shut down due to low voltage. I am not sure if it is because of the current draw or RF getting into the shack.    

    And one other thing I have noticed.  Although I love the PowerPole connectors, it seems they need to be "exercised" every so often to insure good contact.
    73, Bob WK2Y

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