Changing band by CAT does not change to the concerning antenna

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Own a Flex 6500 and I have dipols for 80-40-30 and a Yagi for 20-15-10 meters.
If I change bands in SSB or CW, each band conects to the right antenna, but if the band is changed by a digital CAT program that changes frequency, the band changes acordingly but the antenna remains always the last used unchanged and do not follows the band change.

That means that if I am not aware of the  last antenna used, I often start transmitting into the wrong one with a very high SWR. Fortunately, Flex 6500 seems not impressed by a couple of seconds of infinite SWR, until I can stop transmission and place the right antenna for that band.. 
This problem was already present in SmartSDR 1.3.8, but I see it remains unchanged in 1.4

Luis EA3OG
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Luis del MOlino

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Posted 5 years ago

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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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We had an issue on this, #1269, which was fixed in v1.4.  The issue was that persistence data was not used on a tune in CAT.  Can you tell us what the specific CAT command is that is being sent?  I suspect the one we fixed this for is "FA".
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Luis del MOlino

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I have been confirmed by the author of the digital program that the CAT commnad sent to change frequency was FA, so it seems that has not been well "fixed".

73 Luis EA3OG
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I have reopened this defect for additional investigation.  Thanks for the report.