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K0FG_Fred Member ✭✭
edited October 19 in SmartSDR for Windows

When does persistence change a saved profile? If I load a profile and then change it someway, maybe power or AGC-T, when does that change get saved into the loaded profile? What do I do if I do not want that change saved into my profile?

Do all three types of profiles get changed the same way? Does it make a difference if I am using SSDR or my 6400M face?

I want to understand this because I use lots of profiles. The manual hints at what goes on but does not give much detail.

Fred, K0FG


  • John KB4DU
    John KB4DU Member ✭✭✭✭

    The profile settings are saved as they are changed. Seems like it was changed 3-4 years ago. Previously profiles required a deliberate click to save. Flex made the change because they believed it would reduce support request. It should be selectable to turn auto save on or off.

  • K0FG_Fred
    K0FG_Fred Member ✭✭

    Hi Mike. Thanks for your very informative explanation of persistence. I understand most of what you are saying and I have done many profiles, exported and imported them.

    So I guess as soon as I change anything on the screen that changes the current profile. But does that affect the exported/saved profile? If I load a xmit profile that has been exported/saved with 100 watts drive power, and I then change the power to 4 watts to make the qso as QRP, is the exported/saved profile changed so the next time I import profiles then that xmit profile will show 4 watts output?

    I can understand keeping the changed setting as long as that profile is active. But if I import profiles then I would not want that change to show up in the imported profile.

    I'm not asking you to change your process nor am I criticizing how things are done, I'm just trying to understand it so I know how to use it.

    Fred, K0FG

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

    If you change something on the radio, it does NOT affect an exported profile. The Exported profiles are a backup that you can reload if required.

    Correct. If you import a profile, it goes back to the point in time that you saved it.

    Good questions. Thanks for asking.


  • K0FG_Fred
    K0FG_Fred Member ✭✭

    Thanks Mike I appreciate your help.

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