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Panafall display w / wo "LIVE" button pushed

Doug - W5WTX
Doug - W5WTX Member ✭✭
edited January 2019 in SmartSDR for Windows
I just loaded V2.2.8 on my 6600M.  I'm running stand alone mode, i.e. operating off the front panel w/o computer.  When I touched the on screen "Live" button it lit red and the panafall display disappeared.  Just under the LIVE button I see time stamps of the current time but no time stamp updates are occurring.  When I touch the "LIVE" button again, the time stamps turn to a static history (-5s, -10s, -15s...).  I don't however get the panafall diplay back.  The screen area is solid black.  Cycling power and rebooting did not restore the panafall display.  Questions, what should I be seeing with and without the "LIVE" button lit and how do I get the panafall display back?


  • Wayne
    Wayne Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    This is explained on page 135 of the v2.1.30 6400m/6600m user manual dated 29 January 2018. On my 6400M when I touch live I get the time display on the right and the word LIVE turns to red background if I press live again the background goes to black and the waterfall returns to normal action. Note .. I went to a dollar tree and purchased a 4 color ink pen stylus combo and I use the stylus rubber end to touch the touchscreen since it is much easier to touch the right place and easier on the touch screen I described in detail which stylus to get because I purchased several there and this is the one that seems to work best. The live area is very small and my **** fingers would never be able to target it to touch it without using a stylus.
  • Doug - W5WTX
    Doug - W5WTX Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    This was not a case of my not reading or understanding the manual.  This was a case of the radio not responding like the manual says it should.  I would totally loose the panafall display when I disabled LIVE and when I re-enabled it, still no display.  The screen area where the panafall display was suppose to be was totally blank.  I am saying "was" because after a hard reset it is now responding the way the manual suggests that it should.  I had just installed V2.2.8 a few minutes before having the issue.  Maybe something got hosed up in the installation process.  Regardless, it appears to be working now.

    Very 73,

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 2018
    As per the Release Notes, it is a best practice to cold boot the radio after a firmware update to reset all of the internal processors.
  • Doug - W5WTX
    Doug - W5WTX Member ✭✭
    edited May 2018
    Good to know.  I missed that in my reading.  Thanks Tim.

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