Amber light on power switch

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Hi guys
My power switch is showing green in rx and red on tx on hf bands however when using the transvertor port the tx light is amber/orange is this normal or is there a fault
Many thanks steve
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steve turner

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Here's from the hardware reference manual:

The front panel of the 6400/6600 contains only the Power button  and the radio’s backlights.  The Power button is used to turn the radio on and off and is illuminated with a number of colors to indicate the radio’s operational state: 

• FLASHING GREEN: Radio is starting or shutting down 
• SOLID GREEN: Radio is in receive mode 
• FLASHING RED: See Error Conditions below 
• SOLID BRIGHT RED: Transmitting on PA 
• SOLID DIM RED: Transmit engaged, but transmit interlocks are not ready. Refer to the SmartSDR documentation for description of the transmit interlocks. 
• SOLID ORANGE: Transmitting on XVTR port with low power 
• SOLID PURPLE: Radio is performing a software update 
• FLASHING WHITE: Radio is performing a reset to factory defaults 
• OFF: Radio is off 

When the optional GPS Disciplined Oscillator is installed:
• SOLID AMBER: Radio is off, GPSDO is powered for stability 
• FLASHING YELLOW: GPSDO is warming up 
• SOLID YELLOW: GPSDO is “holdover” mode (has lost satellites) 
• LONG FLASH BLUE: GPSDO is in “hold phase” mode 
• SOLID BLUE: GPSDO is locked 

Dave wo2x

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steve turner

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Many thanks Dave that’s very helpful now understand it’s because iam using txvtr
All the best steve