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how to "reset B"

n8wrl Member ✭✭

During hurricane Ian I was monitoring both Hurricane Watch Nets on 20 and 40m. It was really neat to be able to have VFO-A on 20m with AG selecting my 20m beam, while VFO-B was tuned to 40 and AG selecting the 40m beam. Worked like a champ.

Thankfully Ian passed and I wanted to go back to "normal" operating where most of the time I'm just using VFO-A, so I deleted the slice containing VFO-B and the 40m tuning. To my surprise, the Antenna Genius software stills shows B as selecting the 40m beam, even though there is no VFO-B in SmartSDR.

What's worse, switching VFO-A to 40 meters results in no signal because AG has locked A out of 40m because it thinks B still has it!

I've been able to reproduce this:

  1. Tune VFO-A to 20m (or any band). Notice AG has selected the right antenna for A.
  2. Create a 2nd VFO and change its band. Set the xmit and recv antenna to #2. Notice AG has selected the right antenna for B.
  3. Delete VFO-B. AG's display does not change.
  4. Change VFO-A to the same band you set on VFO-B. AG will show A is locked out because B still has it.

The only way I can reset or clear AG is to go to settings, configure device, and click the "reboot device" button at the bottom. After that AG shows no antenna selected for B and A works just fine.

What am I doing wrong?


Brian n8wrl

Best Answer

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    Answer ✓

    In the AG setup for each antenna port, do you have None selected? If so, unselect None and just select the proper bands for each port.


    Dave wo2x


  • n8wrl
    n8wrl Member ✭✭

    Dave, you are a genius! That "fixed" it!

    I use "air quotes" because I still think that's a bug - the VFO is gone so its lock on the antenna should be too. But I'm back in business, so I'll take it!

    Thanks, and 73!

    -Brian n8wrl

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Glad it worked out.

    I believe the None selection is designed for use with radios that cannot communicate with the AG.


    Dave wo2x

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