6600 Lost Connections

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New Flex 6600 running SSDR v2.1.34 (Windows 10) has experienced a few lost connections for unknown reasons?   The radio reboots on it's own.  Network Diagnostics shows excellent without any dropped packets.  The power button sequence at loss flashes red twice.  Any ideas what the two red flashes indicate? 

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Cal Spreitzer

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As you have found, 2 red flashes mean that some element of the radio's internal software has crashed.  Assuming we're not talking about a 6600M, a client software crash (SmartSDR for Windows or Maestro) means nothing to the radio.  It will simply keep running and wait for a client to connect.

A software crash in the radio is recovered automatically after about 15 seconds.

The alpha testers (I am one) are seeing these crashes and the problem is being pursued.  Many of the alpha testers run the radios around the clock just to try to catch problems like this.  Since the radio does not indicate the source of the crash externally, and since it reboots automatically, we may be looking for more than one failure.  It will get tracked down and fixed.