AF Control Knob Mute On and OFF

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I have flex 6600m on front face is to AF knobs one for a and one for b when i push AF knob A  the AF B side mutes  not the A side and when i push in the AF B knob the A side mutes its backward what am i doing wrong can anyone help me out on this thanks 
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Jimmy Collis

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Rick WN2C

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My 6400M does the same thing. Seems counter-intuitive for it to work that way..
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Jimmy Collis

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I know Rick lol but it seems that it was working correctly when i first got the rig a week ago thought i might of hit a wrong button or something 
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at first i thought it was odd behavior too
 
BUT

one day while working dx split mode i was turning up volume on VFO A
to hear the DX a bit better but then some really really loud signal popped up on the split side. ( yea  listen to both sides...dx left ear, pileup right ear..using headphones)
quick push of  VOL A allowed me to quickly shut off the pileup side and tweek in the DX all with one motion....

another quick push of VOL A and B side volume returns

so now i am kinda liking how that works...

remembering that the DX station is really what i am focused on

Just saying...i kinda like the way it is....

Paul K3SF


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Thanks Paul for the info i thought i might of just pushed something i shouldnt of pushed really liking the rig i replaced my kenwood ts990 with the flex 6600m thanks again for the reply
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Doug - W3UB

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It sounds like a bug to me. On the Maestro (similar but not quite identical) you mute A with the A knob, and mute B with the B knob.
/Doug
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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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According to the hardware user's guide, it's a design feature, so not a bug.
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Jimmy Collis

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is there a way to put it back A to mute A and B to mute B or is it is what it is Neil thanks
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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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Manual doesn't say how to defeat opposite slice quieting, sorry.  You can read for yourself on page 44 of the downloadable 6400m/6600m user's guide on the main Flexradio site.  
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Doug - W3UB

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Ah, read the manual, at least once in a while and you learn new tricks.

"Pressing the inner knob activates the solo channel/mute feature. When two Slice Receivers are active, a short press of the knob mutes the opposite Slice Receiver. Another short press returns Maestro to two channel audio operation. A longer press of the knob mutes the Slice Receiver. Changing the audio level unmutes the Slice Receiver."

I guess I always pressed it long enough to mute the receiver on the channel selected.

/Doug





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hi doug...

yepper  just read that myself...again
and
as usual with short term memory i just did 'short' push and not 'long' push
overall i think a good implementation of being 'pushed' for audio control  ;-)

paul K3SF