Flex 6500 GPSDO won't ock

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I have a Flex 6500 with the GPSDO installed. It was working just fine with solid lock until last weekend when I powered it down for some storms.  Upon restart, the GPSDO detects the sats (9 tracked of 12 visible as I type),the time is correct as are the Latitude/Longitude, but the Status never changes from "Locking" and the blue light keeps flashing on the front of the rig.  I tried switching antennas and got the exact same result; near-instant detection of the birds, but no lock. 

I'm running v1.9.9.170 SSDR and v1.9.9.86 hardware firmware. 




Any ideas?
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Posted 2 years ago

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For anyone that may come across this post in the future. In the end, I returned the 6500 to Flex Radio for warrant repair. The confirmed that the GPSDO had failed; reportedly one of only a very small handful that have done so.  They replaced the GPSDO and shipped it back out to me. Total turn-around time was less than 48 hours in their hands. 

I'm very pleased to report that everything is now working again as it should.

Dave