6300, turn off or leave on?

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Is it better to leave the 6300 on for several hours or turn it off when it is not being used?
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Roger Miller

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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I’ve left my 6700s in my shacks and the 6300 I had on for weeks. Longest was around four months left on before I wanted to reconfigure something and powered the radios down.

If you’re energy focused it is the power supply that would need to be off to save all the energy.

As for worrying about the 6300 the design incorporated the “radio server ideal” where the unit could be left on for massively extended periods of time.

The radio should be happy either way actually.

Catch you on the air, 73

Steve
K9ZW
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Roger Miller

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Thanks. I'm not concerned with energy, I just didn't know if it would be ok to leave it on for long periods.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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My 6700 has been on 24/7/365 for years. I. Am 100% solar so poweris not an issue.

Radio is used 80% Remote. Reboots occasionally for some few of many firmware updates.
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Roger Miller

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Thanks. That is what I will do.
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Dave -- W7IWW

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My 6700 has been running continuously x4 years except for rare short periods. I asked Dudley the same question several years ago about continued running Flex 5000a and he said, “no problem.” He had been running his 5000a maybe x5 years essentially continuously, as I recall. Have FUN.
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Roger Miller

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Thanks Dave.

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