Amp keying still online during powerup 6300 v1.3

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When I turn on my 6300, the RCA jack is keying my Amp.  Once I start SSDR, the radio unkeys the amp.  I thought I saw in the release notes that this had been fixed but I am still experiencing the issue on my 6300.
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Burch - K4QXX

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Posted 5 years ago

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Burch - I have written this up as a defect in our bug tracker for further investigation.  Thanks for the report.
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Burch - K4QXX

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Not a big deal to me since my tube amp takes 3 minutes to warmup but I could see where it could be an issue for someone with a solid state amp. 
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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It shouldn't behave that way, so we'll check it out.
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Terry Tankersley

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I see the same problem here. I have been leaving the amp off until everything is up and running.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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That sounds like a logical power-up sequence anyway.  You never know what might break up the line and bust your amp. It makes sense to me to do it in stages.  But then I don't own an expensive amp, yet!  hi hi.
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I just found this thread, having experienced the same thing tonight and having my heart give a "thump". I don't understand how it would be "logical" to have the radio key the amp during startup. ??  In my case the amp keying line controls a buffered switch that switches different  amps and pre-amp antenna relays depending on states set in the control box. I haven't thought of a case where it would actually cause damage, but I see it as a definite bug, as Tim said.

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Bug still present in SSDR 1.3.8

73,
Jim N7CXI
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Official Response
This issue has been addressed in the upcoming SmartSDR v1.4.0 release.