12 meter problem

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I would like to try 12m but every time I set up a slice on 12m, the slice jumps to 50mhz, so I don't have a slice on 12m.
What will cause this, and how do I fix it, so I can check 12m.
This only happens on my 6700, (my 6500 works perfectly).

Regards
Ross ZL1WN
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Norm - W7CK

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I've been battling a similar issue for a long long time on my 6700 while trying to use 2 meters.   I'm hoping some day it is fixed.  In the mean time, if I have a 2 meter panadapter open and I'm on another band and accidentally scroll out of band, all of the panadapters switch to 2 meters.  It is a PITA to get them back to normal, so I generally just reload the profile.   I feel that this type of behavior should have been addressed a long time ago.

Try opening a slice on 12m.  If it jumps to 50mhz, hand enter in the frequency that is inside the 12 meter portion of the band and see if it actually takes you there.  It should.  From that point forward, try not to accidentally move your slice out of the 12m band or it may jump back to 50 mhz. 
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Dave Dave

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Just tried 12m on my 6300, I never use 12m or rarely.

It don't jump to 6m on me but does other things weird..... at first I scrolled down to about 24.710 and 24.711 was fine but at 24.710 totally lost rec audio...... retesting and the drop out freq changes...sometimes at 24.728 , never same, I also noticed when I went thru and above 12m audio would change and gain visually changes too.

Yea as much as I love my flex on going problems like this and still no squelch really gets me.

So many easy changes, like putting memory in menu, why do we still have to click settings and then memory...... voltage on screen, temp on screen....... super easy changes, I just don't get it, I gotta be missing something..... Some One Enlighten me!

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Check your AGC-T setting.  Once you are outside of the 12m band area, you are in the GEN band area and band persistence will kick in.
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Dave Dave

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ok but why does it change at one freq one time and a different one next time?

I could not get it to switch to 50mhz.

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Really Simple


When. It comes to changing software NOTHING IS EASY


Even the allegedly EASY changes often break other things


So it takes a lot of time and energy to make changes and even more time and energy to rest the changes, find what you broke. and fix the things you broke as a result of the changes. Of course, when you fix the things you broke, you probably broke something else in the fixing.
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Dave Dave

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Wrong, moving "Memory" from a sub menu item to a menu item thus eliminating unneeded clicks etc is a simple with zero complications 5 minute task.

With that said sometimes simple things can be like you suggest, moving memory isn't one of them.

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wait wait wait... let me see if I got this right... you have a 6500 AND a 6700????

Time for you to send me the 6700, it's broken... my 6300 works fine, trade ya.... hehehehehe
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Ross - It sounds like a band persistence issue.  I cannot reproduce your behavior on my 6700.  I recommend that you export only your global, TX and xvtr profiles, do a factory reset to reset the database and then import you global, TX and xvtr profiles making sure not to export or import preferences (band persistence).
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Another suggestion is to look for the Slice locator arrow thing on the side of the panadapter



And double click on it. It will take you back quickly to the location of your slice.

Nonetheless, I have a similar thing happening on my 6700.

Follow these steps Tim:
1. Have 1 slice open in 20m
2. Open a second slice. It will probably open in 20m as well.
3. Then select 2m as the band on this second slice.
4. The first slice reminds in the 20m frequency but the panadapter has moved to 144.
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The 2m switching defect is a known issue and it in the caveats section of the Release Notes.  The 2m slice is outside of the current Nyquist Zone for 20m the panadapter, so when you change the slice cannot tune.  You have to do a direct frequency entry or open a new panadapter on a different antenna (xvtr) and then select 2m.
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Ah, ok.... new to 6700 so I have not investigated those threads as much. And I guess I have to read the notes and the manual! :)

I find the double click an easy workaround though, if it helps others.
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Tim,
Thanks for the comments, I set up a slice on 24mhz by using slice D and inputting the 24mhz freq at 24.935. At least that slice stays there.!!
However I do note that if I try and set up another slice, it jumps to 50mhz, BUT only slice A is visible at 50mhz, regardless of however many slices are shown on the panadaptor, deleting slice A, deletes all the so-called slices. I also note that my Steppir controller which is on autotrack followed the slices to 50mhz.
AGC-T set up on 24mhz, thanks for that comment I will set up the other bands as well.
Best wishes
Ross  ZL1WN