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Power Genius Firmware Issue


I downloaded the Power Genius Utility and when I installed it, It performed a firmware update. I rebooted the amplifier, and all of the self checks come back OK. However, the amp won't produce power when I transmit. I'm feeding into a SteppIR antenna, using SDR version 3.5.9, I have DAX off, I'm in SSB, I'm operating on a Windows 11 platform, the radio is a 6600 (S/N is 3020-5861-6600-3610), and the Tuner Genius is in bypass mode. I'm able to make contacts but with no power other than the radio power. Any ideas? Jim Studer AK4I

Best Answer

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

    In the PG XL app go to the configuration menu. Make sure CAt is unchecked.

    make sure Flex is checked for each port you are connecting. Make sure the radio s/n is populated on left and the A side should be set to Ant1 and LAN keying. B side, if you use it, should be Ant2.

    In SmartSDR go to Settings/Radio Setup and Transmit tab. Set TX Delay to 30.

    Go to Settings/TX Band Settings set power out for each band to desired levels

    In bottom right of SmartSdR make sure Amp is enabled.


    Dave wo2x


  • JimStuder
    JimStuder Member ✭✭

    The delay was set to 0. I changed it to 30 and magic, back to normal. I'm guessing that when I upgraded SmartSDR 2 days ago it reset the delay to 0, I hadn't tried to transmit using the amp since then and when I installed the Power Genius Utility and tried to contact someone in Brazil it was the first time I tried to use power so I noticed it.

    Thanks for the help.

    Jim Studer

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