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6500 and and FT 8 No Longer sync Freq
I have been using a 6500 since last Oct. with a Maestro. Also during the same period FT 8 in what ever is the most current version.
I have had the FT 8 running successfully on a Mac with a Windows 10 partition, and on a 4 yr old Samsung Laptop running Windows 10.
Both computers are running the same most current version of Smart SDR, and the 6500 and Maestro are both up to the most recent versions.
During the past week I have been mostly using the Samsung Laptop in another room or on a porch running FT 8. All has been fine. Then this past weekend I decided to work from the desktop. Turned on the 6500, brought up FT 8. Noticed at once that the frequency of the 6500 display was .002 - .005 off from the selected band/frequency reading of the FT 8 program. I have never experienced this before. The 6500 and FT 8 program have always been spot on together ?? shut everything down, rebooted and turned on the Maestro. Same exact difference. ……… exited everything, turned off the 6500 , then truned back on, and used the Samsung laptop and got SmartSDR up and running, then got FT 8 up, and bingo, both were reading the same, as they should.
I did a frequency cal of the 6500 ( actually checked it ), and it was fine. That was many months back.
Same radio, different computers, all with the same software for both programs, and never a problem till the other day ??
My guess is it’s a problem with the FT 8 program, but same version on both computers ?? I have looked and looked ofer the FT 8 settings and can’t see anything that is different between the to computers.
By the way, I am talking about receive frequency, not Xmit shift/offset.
I am sure I just am not seeing something. Any ideas.
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