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Loose connection to PGXL

I have a 6700 and a new PGXL (about 1 wk).
When I shut down (pwr down) everything for the day the PGXL stays on.
Sometimes when I boot up the 6700 it doesn't see the PGXL, there is no power bar in the SSDR window. I have tried everything I can think of to get it back but the only thing that works is to cycle power on the PGXL.
This has also been a problem during a recent power outage.
The PGXL pwr switch is not convenient to cycle pwr.
I am thinking I should power down the PGXL along with everything else, and pwr up fresh every time.
Any solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Best Answer

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    Answer ✓


    We are always looking to improve things.

    You may want to try setting your PGXL with a Static IP address and see if that works for you in your situation. That way, the PGXL should do a correct broadcast on your network when it comes back online and then the radio will hear the broadcast and from that determine the IP address of the amplifier.



  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin

    @Dan Moore how are the radio and PGXL connected to your network? Specifically, are the radio and PGXL connected to your router using wired Ethernet connections or is there a wireless "link" in the path between the radio and the router?

  • Dan Moore
    Dan Moore Member ✭✭
    Both my radio and PGXL are connected through a ethernet switch.
  • Doug
    Doug Member ✭✭

    I have had issues also much like you are having. I also am wired direct to my router with both the radio and amp. What I have found is when I unhook my station for summer storms is to keep the amp off and bring up the radio. Then toggle on the amp and it seems to work. But I agree the power switch is not user friendly on the back of the amp but at least I can get behind my desk easy.

  • AB8WD
    AB8WD Member ✭✭
    Is there any solutions my pgxl does the same if network goes down pgxl has to be power cycled to come back online hard wired seperate switch.
  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭

    I was getting same thing even after taking some RFI precautions and I can confirm at least for me, changing to a static IP stopped the PGXL utility from loosing connection on 6m. I have yet to confirm all bands.

  • AB8WD
    AB8WD Member ✭✭

    I did set the pgxl to a static ip and have not lost connectin since but network is really stable at this time waiting for another sudden outage to see what happens.

  • Les Brown
    Les Brown Member ✭✭

    I also experienced this problem with my new PGXL and had to power cycle the amp before the PGXL utility would see it, not a good situation if you are remote when it happens. After reading this thread, I have set the PGXL to a static IP address. I'll let you know if this doesn't resolve the problem.

  • LZ2BE
    LZ2BE Member ✭✭

    I had similar problems with my PGXL and they gone since I changed to Static IP.

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