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Is this normal? Spikes on TX

K1ESEK1ESE Member ✭✭
edited May 23 in SmartSDR for Windows
Is this normal?  Using my Flex 6500 and SmartSDR 1.6.1 and 4 watts output, the panadapter screen shows many spikes on the transmitted signal.  Here's 17m.
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13 watts on 20 Meters on a finer scale -
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It's similar on all bands, worse on 20m better on 80m, but there on all.

73 de K1ESE
John


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  • EA4GLIEA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    Maybe RF in the Radioshack?
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited July 2018
    Turn off the RF preamp.  You should never need it on 20m.  Once you do that, see what difference it makes to the spectrum display on transmit.
  • K1ESEK1ESE Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    Tim -

    Here's with the preamp off -
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    73 de K1ESE
    John
  • Philip KA4KOEPhilip KA4KOE Member
    edited June 2016
    Mine does this on 40. Now I have to find the preamp.
  • G8ZPXG8ZPX Member
    edited July 2016
    preamp on 40m?
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 23
    John - based on the pic with the preamp turned off, I have changed this post to a problem topic and converted it to a support HelpDesk ticket (http://helpdesk.flexradio.com) for expedited issue resolution.  If anyone else is experiencing an issue similar to this one, please submit a HelpDesk support ticket for issue resolution.
  • Lawrence GrayLawrence Gray Member
    edited May 2016
    I have recently noticed the same issue on my 6500.  I think it may have started when I turned on mic bias in order to use a new headset, but I'm not sure.

    I will submit a Helpdesk ticket.

    Larry, KC1DAD

  • k3Timk3Tim Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    Not the same issue.  The spectrum is different; it should not look like that on CW / TUNE.
  • k3Timk3Tim Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Sorry Tim - my mistake. Back to the bottom of the Elmer promotion list.

    Anyway I tried to duplicate and with 10 watts into dummy load @ 14.010Mc see similar results.  The grunge is 85 dB down though.

    TiMimage
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    This is what mine looks like. 

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  • Wheelin RevWheelin Rev Member
    edited December 2016
    Tim, I'll open a HelpDesk ticket with four different ham band pictures, both CW and SSB, in the 10 watt tune position. Same thing... 73, Dave Hamm K4EET

    Edit: Since the server is still down, I'll post the pictures here so you can see them sooner...

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    Firmware Version 1.7.30.78
  • K1ESEK1ESE Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    Tim -

    Thank you.  Dudley had me try a few things and now it's headed back to the mothership for repair.

    73 de K1ESE
    John
  • k3Timk3Tim Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Mine looks like yours now Tim. Trying to determine what changed other than clock

    Back to the top of the Elmer Promotion list for me!

    k3Tim

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