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Shut Down 6500

WBB Member

The button on front of radio; used to turn on / off flex radio.  Press button to turn on radio, press button to turn off radio... most of the time. 

However, at times, it does not shut down the radio with a simple press... I have to hold the button down to shut down the radio.

Do any of you have this problem?


  • np2g
    np2g Member
    edited November 2015
    Ii think flex knows abt this problem  

     from TIM 
    """"I'll write this up as a new defect for SSDR v1.3.

    BTW, in the mean time, there is no real harm in pressing and holding the power button for a forced shut down.  We have done this hundreds of times a day during development and test.""""

  • Mike Ward
    Mike Ward Member
    edited September 2014
    I found that if you key up and transmit, just a whistle will do it shuts down when you push the button, no idea why.
  • Jon_KF2E
    Jon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    My radio is funky on shutdown sometimes as well. Normally when I press the power button it says "shutting down" and a few seconds later it shuts down. If I have had the radio on for a long time, nothing happens when I press the power button. However, if I just wait, about a minute to two later it just instantly shuts down.

    This isn't new to 1.3. My radio has done this ever since I have owned it(1.0).

  • Bill-W9OL
    Bill-W9OL Member
    edited October 2016
    as my rig runner is mounted right next to the radio, What would happen if I just pulled the power connector out? (besides shutting down the rig?)
    I mean would that mess up the things it's supposed to remember?
    Normally I leave my rig powered up 24/7 and just start/shut down, SSDR V(whatever)
  • James Kirk
    James Kirk Member
    edited September 2014
    It is a modified clapper operation.
  • W5XZ - dan
    W5XZ - dan Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    bill, you might lose some persistence? maybe?  Here, I always turn the rig off when I QRT. Most of the time, shut down is fairly prompt, but occasionally it does take a while....so, I just wait...and, I shut down the p/c next, and last, shut down my 13.8 vdc supply...even pull the plug if a t-storm is approaching...switch Tx antenna to dummy load, Rx antenna switch to 'none', and pray. ha!

    JM2C, 73, W5XZ, dan

  • Steve - M3SXA
    Steve - M3SXA Member
    edited February 2015
    Wonder what causes that as my 6500 turns off/on ok
  • Bill-W9OL
    Bill-W9OL Member
    edited October 2016
    I was just curious. As generally my rig is on 24/7
  • Steve - M3SXA
    Steve - M3SXA Member
    edited February 2015
    Hi Bill not on 24/7 but never has a problem switching on/off so far...... ;-)

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