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Settings/Radio Setup...

Dennis Wage
Dennis Wage Member ✭✭
edited December 2021 in SmartSDR for Windows

Are selections in Settings/Radio Setup... saved anywhere? Or do these have to be set each time you do a cold hard restart/reboot?


  • Haven’t had to re-enter mine in four years. You need a more original nickname.

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Hi Dennis, do you mean a reboot or a factory reset?

    Simply restarting (i.e. rebooting) should not drop any info from the screen that you posted. If it does, then you should submit a help desk ticket.

    A factory reset will clear everything, but reimporting your profiles will restore everything except for the backlight brightness.

  • Dennis Wage
    Dennis Wage Member ✭✭

    Neil, I've had trouble coming up with what to nickname my Flex 6400.

    Here are a few I've been mulling around. You pickem.

    • Babe
    • Love
    • Beautiful
    • Princess
    • Buttercup
    • Cutie pie
    • Dream girl
    • Love bug
    • Sunshine
    • Sweetheart
    • Precious
  • Dennis Wage
    Dennis Wage Member ✭✭

    Len, I am talking about a hard cold, reset, reboot, start over... following the detailed directions seen and heard by us all so many times.

  • Reg VE9VC
    Reg VE9VC Member ✭✭

    Dennis, I would go with “My precious”…. Hehe

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Let me ask a different way. Do you mean pressing the power button until it turns white? That does a factory reset, and is expected to set the radio to the same condition as when it was new. All settings are cleared, but can be restored by re-importing your profiles.

  • Dennis Wage
    Dennis Wage Member ✭✭

    As far as I know that’s a soft reboot.

    This a the procedure to completely reset a Flex radio. Which apparently is more complete than just restarting as you said

    • Power off the radio by pressing and releasing the power button. Allow it to completely power down before continuing by waiting for the power LED to turn off (or amber if a GPSDO is installed). If pressing and releasing the power button does not shut down the radio, press and hold the power button until the radio shuts down.
    • Once the radio is powered off, wait for 2 minutes to allow for all processors to properly shut down.
    • Remove the power cable from the radio for at least 30 seconds and then reconnect it. It is important to remove the power cable from the radio and not just turn off the power supply. 
    • After reconnecting the DC power cable, wait for 2 minutes to allow for the internal PSoC processor to boot up completely before continuing.

    For FLEX-6700 and FLEX-6500:

    • Press and hold the OK button while pressing and releasing the Power button.
    • Release the OK button once the power LED turns white and allow the radio to continue booting normally.

    For FLEX-6300, FLEX-6400(M), and FLEX-6600(M):

    • Press and hold the Power button for approximately 5 seconds until the power button or power LED turns white. Release the power button and allow the radio to continue booting normally.

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    A reboot is simply powering the radio off and back on. A cold reboot is a power off followed by removing power from the back, waiting a bit, restoring power to the back and powering back on. Neither of these is a factory reset.

    It is pressing and holding the power or OK button (depending on the radio model) that performs a factory reset.

    So to answer your original question (assuming the factory reset), yes, you can expect your settings to go away until you restore them by doing a profile import (assuming that you did an export first).

  • Dennis Wage
    Dennis Wage Member ✭✭

    why is this so difficult? We are answering and discussing everything but what I asked. An import after a complete reset, WHATEVER YOU LIKE TO CALL IT, does not restore the settings in SmartSDR Settings/Radio Setup…

    it’s really not that big a deal because there aren’t that many settings but I was just asking if there’s supposed to be safe somewhere.

  • Don_N5SKT
    Don_N5SKT Member ✭✭

    I have different radio profiles when I want to use the Amp or not. To save it, I save the global profile and when that profile is selected, it restores the radio settings. If it did not, the TX settings required to trigger the Amp would not be there.

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