AG switching time

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I have a question about AG 8x2 switching time.
I see it takes 9-10sec to switch my antennas.
Is that normal, is there any settings to improve switching time?
See short video, swtiching from 6m to 160m and back
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JsSsjSrot1d02Q8MAN7wENoZy7qPKO95

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Sergey, KN7K
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Can you change the speed of the emulated port to a higher value?
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HI Sergey

I don't have that issue on 3.0.8 version of the firmware when changing bands on the same PORT such as A. 

I do see the delay when I change from Port A to Port B.  I think that 4O3A is addressing this, so you will have to email their support email and ask them about it.

Mike 
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Sergey I see exactly the same delay with my 8x2 using the latest firmware 3.0.8

Cal/N3CAL
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As an FYI, would highly recommend you reach out to 4O3A directly for support with this.  FRS does not do the end user support for their products.

I find the pretty fast in replying since I was dealing with an issue yesterday and it turned out to be 2 bad patch cords (note to self, toss out all those Grey RG8X cables I bought years ago at a great price).   

I looked up their email address,  support@4o3a.com

Mike
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Michael,  I purchased my Antenna Genius 8x2 through Flex about 1.5 years ago.  It's my understanding that these AG's have had hardware updates and Flex now are selling the Antenna Genius 8x2 Plus.  Is there any option for Flex customers to get the original AG's updated to the Plus?  

Cal/N3CAL
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Hi Cal

Unsure to be honest.  I don't think there is a retro kit at all.  You may want to check with them and see.  This is one of those items that we just distribute the device.  

Mike
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Mike,
I upgraded from 3.06 to 3.08, same issue.
In fact, I do not see a Release notes for this upgrade. Do you know what the changes are?
I will contact 4O3A.
Thanks
Sergey, KN7K
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And Yes, there are no delays when switching antenna on the same port A or B, only from A to B or B to A.