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v3.1.8 upgrade results in both radio and PC SmartSDR Panadapters being on at the same time

Mike Peron
Mike Peron Member ✭✭

Just upgraded my 6600M from the factory v2.4.9 to v3.1.8. I followed Michael Walker's nice on-line video (very helpful). All went smooth for both PC then the radio itself. Upon launching the new SSDR v3.1.8 on my PC with radio running the new v3.1.8, the dialog box on the PC screen now contains an unfamilair orange "disconnect" button to the immediate right of the familiar green "connect" button. Pushing "connect" results in the radio staying in receive (with panadapter and water fall) while the PC SSDR is showing the same panadapter and waterfall. The radio knob tunes the radio only but the audio follows the PC SSDR commands. When running WSJT via SliceMaster, WSJT responds only to the radio and not the PC (not good).

Powered everything off and rebooted PC then the radio. The radio started up in the receive mode with panadapter and waterfall display. I launched SSDR in the PC and this time chose the "disconnect" button, selected my radio in another dialog box and then hit disconnect. I then selected the "connect" button and everything came up fine with the radio shutting off with only the menu display showing on the radio panel (familiar operation). Closing SSDR on the PC and immediately re-launching it results in the legacy dialog box without the orange disconnect button showing. Selecting the green "connect" button immediately brings up SSDR on the PC without issue.

I re-installed v3.1.8 over the first install and it works the same. I imported all my previously saved v2.4.9 profiles into the new build and the results are the same. I quickly reviewed the v3.1.7 User Manual (Sep 2019) and couldn't find a description of this new dialog box.

My question: is this normal performance of the new build or did I do something wrong? Everything seems to work; just an added step to bring everything up the first time each day.

Thanks in advance for any insight

Best 73,



  • James Whiteway
    edited October 2019
    I haven't upgraded to v3.1.8 yet. But, I believe that is the intended behavior to use the M model's front panel to control SSDR. It may take a bit of fine tuning your settings to get things working the way you want. Plus the Persistence database should pick up.your updated settings at some point as well. James WD5GWY
  • KL4QG
    KL4QG Member ✭✭
    edited May 2020
    How will upgrade affect my Amplifier setting It’s a solid state amplifier ldmos 1500 watt its only on set at 50%. out put @ 1500 watts you have think that you have 2pcs 1500 watt mrf1k50h Power transistors for total 3000w only using half the power The Amplifier two green lights black cabinet its under flex 6440M Radio Getting very clean Audio reports. @1500 watts on ssb 20/40/80 meters Joe KL4QG image

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