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Frank L Cotton

when operating a Flex 6500 intermittently (away from radio 1 to 4 hours at a time are you better off leaving the radio on or shutting it down & restarting it? (no lightning around ). I leave my computer on 24/7 & only let the monitors go to sleep since the invention of Windows 10.


  • Pat_W5WTH
    Pat_W5WTH Member ✭✭

    Well, this means nothing because I have no data, but.....

    I leave my 6400 on all the time. I have it posting WSPR spots 24x7 and I want it available for my Maestro to connect at any time. I know those that run their stations remote typically keep the rigs on all the time.

    I built this simple device to turn my 6400 on/off if I need to reboot remotely. See: http://www.whiskeytangohotel.com/2020/04/flexradio-remote-control-onoff-state.html

  • frank cotton
    [{"insert":"Thanks, been leaving it on a lot lately and didn't want to overheat it. I'VE removed my flex a couple years now & used Wemo's and relays as you sail but never left radio on. I also used antenna disconnect switch to prevent lightning. Thanks, kc4vfi. Frank\n"}]

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