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Default antenna setting

DL4RCE Member ✭✭

Hi, is there a possibility to set a default antenna?

I do have different antennas for 80m, Vertical and Dipole. When I start my system default 80/40m is Vertical but I want to have that on the Dipole.

Any ideas?



  • John KB4DU
    John KB4DU Member ✭✭✭✭

    Don’t know any way to set a default, but the persistence should have it come up the same antenna as was shut down.

  • DL4RCE
    DL4RCE Member ✭✭

    Hi John, unfortunately it does not save the last used antenna.


  • VE7ATJ_Don
    VE7ATJ_Don Member ✭✭✭

    Hi Volker... do you have the dipole on ANT2? What I've seen on the persistence is that whatever ANT port I was using when I shut down SMARTSDR is the same one that is connected for that slice when I restart SMARTSDR. So, if I was using the dipole on 80m when I shut down (Slice A, ANT2), then when I come back to 80m (SliceA) it shows ANT2 as my selected RX and TX antenna.

    However, I tend to use only 1 slice and the Flex itself is left on 24x7.

  • DL4RCE
    DL4RCE Member ✭✭

    It is ANT2 on PA2 but always has defaulted to my vertical but I want to have the dipole. I could not find any setting in the AG tool to do so :(


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

    The use of a Transmit Profile should do this for you.

    Transmit Profiles are related to the last TX Antenna Port used.

    Create 2 Transmit Profiles, called ANT1 and ANT2 (or something like that).

    You want to read section 18.2 of the SmartSDR manual.

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