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S Meter peaks to max.

Jay
Jay Member ✭✭
edited June 27 in SmartSDR for Windows

I have noticed so far on two instances that my S meter peaks to max although the signal I'm listening to is not that strong. So far I have noticed this once on 15 meters and once on 20 meters. And no indication in the waterfall as to a strong signal.

I have a Flex-6300 running 3.2.67

Win 10.

Jay n2gq

Comments

  • ka9ees
    ka9ees Fithian IL USAMember ✭✭✭

    @Jay I don't know what 3.2.67 is. I have 3.2.39 running on my 6400M. I have seen this phenomena quite frequently.

  • Mike Steventon
    Mike Steventon Member ✭✭

    I had this on my SSDR for Mac, and 6600m. Marcus advised just close down SSDR software, re-start the app, and off you go again. Worked like a charm! Worth a try with your gear?

    73 de G4GWH Mike.

  • Jay
    Jay Member ✭✭

    HI Ed.

    I am running 3.2.37 is the latest I have installed. I had stated the hardware version.

    It just happens momentarily. It never requires me to reset. I never seen this happen to my 6300.

  • ka9ees
    ka9ees Fithian IL USAMember ✭✭✭

    @Jay Same here. I would download and install 3.2.39. It's been very stable for me. Except that little glitch.

  • Jay
    Jay Member ✭✭

    Hi Ed

    I just updated to 3.2.39. I will keep an eye on the meter see if that fixed it. I was talking to my buddy in Pensacola Fl.the other day and he seemed to peak to 60 over. I said wow conditions must be good 😀 then It happened again on the other band.

    Jay n2gq

  • ka9ees
    ka9ees Fithian IL USAMember ✭✭✭

    @Jay It's still there in 3.2.39, but it's just a little glitch. Other than that the meter works as well as it should. The software behaves as I think it should.

  • Jay
    Jay Member ✭✭

    Hi Ed

    I thought I saw the peak in s meter but not sure. Will keep checking.

    Jay n2gq

  • ka9ees
    ka9ees Fithian IL USAMember ✭✭✭

    @Jay I've seen it quite a bit.

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

    This is a known and documented bug.

    It does not impact any operational issues and is just a visual concern.

    73

  • Dave K5OZ
    Dave K5OZ Member ✭✭

    Mike,

    Thanks for letting us know that this bug is documented! I have noticed it also with the latest firmware installs

    73,

    Dave

  • Patrick
    Patrick WH6HI KauaiMember ✭✭✭

    No idea of what causes the condition, but shutting everything down including powering down both the radio and the computer fixes the problem. I have only seen this condition twice in last 6 years.

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

    This is a software bug. It will likely come back if the right conditions happen.

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