6400M Startup

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Provide 6400M Startup Options (may apply to other 'M' models)


Just some ideas to add flexibility to the 6400M startup and handoff from SmartSDR on an external device to the front panel local 6400M.

Here are some would-be-nice feature requests and testcases to illustrate current behaviour.

Feature Request #1  " Automated 6400M Standalone Startup with last used radio-resident SmartSDR version"


TEST CASES


Test Case I. - no PC resident SmartSDR


  1. Setup
    1. Radio is off
    2. SmartSDR is unloaded
    3. PC is OFF
  2. Power up 6400M
    1. FlexRadio  Splash Screen displayed then
    2. Welcome Splash Screen displayed then
    3. FLEX6400 Splash displayed then
    4. Info \  Connect \  Smartlink Setup  \ Splash displayed
  3. Touch Connect
    1. Select a Version screen is displayed with resident versions:
      1. V2.1.32
      2. V2.1.30 and Up Arrow icon


Test Case II - PC resident SmartSDR


  1. Setup
    1. Radio is off
    2. SmartSDR is running on PC
  2. Power up 6400M
    1. FlexRadio  Splash Screen displayed then
    2. Welcome Splash Screen displayed then
    3. FLEX6400 Splash displayed then
    4. 6400M starts in front panel mode
  3. MENU / Radio / HW Version: v2.1.32.104


Feature Request #2  - Handoff from PC SmartSDR to 6400M SmartSDR results in local front panel mode startup with last used radio-resident SmartSDR version


Test Case I


  1. Setup
    1. Radio is on
    2. SmartSDR is running on PC
    3. 6400M is controlled through front panel
  2. Power up 6400M
    1. In SmartSDR (PC) select the local 6400M
    2. Click 'Disconnect User'
    3. Select and connect the local 6400M
    4. 6400M reports 'In Use'
    5. SmartSDR (PC) works as expected
  3. Terminate the PC instance of SmartSDR
    1. Info \  Connect \  Smartlink Setup  \ Splash displayed
    2. Touch Connect
      1. Select a Version screen is displayed with resident versions:
        1. V2.1.32
        2. V2.1.30 and Up Arrow icon

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Mike KE4U

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Posted 9 months ago

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James Whiteway

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I've noticed on my 6600M that it now, goes directly into the main display without pausing at the version chooser like it did the first few times I powered it up. My guess, is that the Persistence Database gets updated with what you continue to use, (selected version) that it skips that part and goes straight into the main screen. I realized this earlier today as I and others, have thought the external display issue might be firmware related. So, I was going to go back to the previous version of the radio's firmware and see if the problem I encountered with the external display existed in the previous version of the software. But, now I cannot get to that screen. It goes straight to the latest version with no pause to select anything else.
james
 
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Wayne

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Maybe the radio read page 27 of the manual and learned from it how it was suposed to behave
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James Whiteway

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Could be!