Antenna Assignment

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Reviewing the PDF Version of the manual from 4O3A it shows up the Start Up Procedures.  One area of concern is not clearly specified.  I am sure others have the same issues.   In my case I have an Output to my main antennas and that will be on the Output A Position.  I also have a separate Antenna that is for 6 Meters.  Obviously I am hoping that when on 160 thru 10 Meters that the output is on A.  When moving the 6700 to the 6 Meter Band the hope is that the Amp will auto switch the output to Output B.  Not clearly shown in the Version 0 manual available from 4O3A.  Is this possible with the PowerGeniusXL?
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Richard

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Matt (K0KB)

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Richard,

That’s the way their antenna genius 8x2 switch works and no doubt the amp will as well. I’m sure you’ll receive an official response, but hopefully that quells your concerns.
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K1UO - Larry

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The PGXL , if used with a Flex radio  cabled for SO2R for example, will follow the antenna port RF assignments associated with the 6700 active TX slice.

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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All you need to do is run ant 1 on radio to input 1 and ant 2 to input 2 on amp.

Then just set your antenna preference by band, making sure to save it in your profiles.
When you switch bands it will use the proper antenna.

Dave wo2x
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Richard

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I thought that maybe the Work Around.  Personally I was hoping that it would be done internal to the Amp.  However, running two coaxes from from the 6700 to the AMPs Ports 1 and 2 respectively then doing the Antenna Assignment withing the radio.  Slice 1 be the 160 thru 10 and a 2nd Slice be 6 meters with the antenna assigned to #2.  Kind of a "cluge" arrangement but It will work.  You would think with the high level of technology that the Freq versus Antenna Assignment would be done inside the Amp.   TNX for the information.
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Richard

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TNX Dave....

Had the 6700 a few years and have not really gotten into the Profiles.... About time I do....  Understand Coax from Antenna 1 and 2 on the radio to Antenna Input 1 and 2 on the AMP.  Outputs from the AMP, in my case would be Antenna 1 to my 160 thru 10 Antenna.   AMP Antenna 2 to my 6 Meters.  I understan the Slice Setup on the Radio.  Anything done with the AMP?
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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In the FlexRadio tab of the amp software you just choose your radio for both radios and set TX antenna for radio 1 to ANT 1 and TX ant for Radio 2 to Ant 2. PTT source for both is LAN.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Should be in the manual when the final manual is published.