ATU should not require retuning if only the mode is changed

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Since the last issue I had with the ATU was classified as "working as designed" and changed to an "Idea," I'll open this one as an idea because I suspect it will be a similar story.  Over the weekend I was on 6m playing in the VHF contest.  For fun, I'm tuning my G5RV, and the tuner found a match.  All is good until I move a few KHz and switch from SSB to CW.  Viola - the tuner is disengaged and I have to go through the tuning cycle again.  Just to make sure it wasn't my change in frequency that caused the retune, I left it on the same freq and just switched modes - yep, ATU turns off.  Here's another example of a change needed in the ATU algorithm.  I'm enjoying the 6500, otherwise, and finding other improvements that I will post in the future.  Nice radio!    73, Duane
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Duane, AC5AA

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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Duane, I agree that we need to make the ATU smarter.  Steve has entered a User Story so that we can take this into account in development.  Our FLEX-3000 works similarly to what you describe.