Flex6700 Transverter Frequency Reads Incorrect with 1.9.13.87 Display Bug Bad Math !!!

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My new Flex670 with 1.9.13.87 when setting RF to 432.000MHZ and a 144MHz IF
the Spectrum Display/Waterfall shows the LO Frequency 288MHz not 144MHz
Definite Bug will not work for my Microwave Frequencies !!
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Posted 3 years ago

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I confirm that here Mike, you should submit a ticket.

Dave W0DHB
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Not sure how to submit a ticket


Their Transverter setting XVTR mode should indicate either High Side or Low Side LO as well
Maybe FRS does not know how Mixers work since none exist in the Flex6700
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HI  here it display right frequency ?  have 1.9.13

RF = 432   IF = 28mhz

and software calculate 404 as IF

VE2OLM 


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Have Transverters at different Microwave Bands RF at 10.368GHz Transverter with IF = 144MHz by DB6DT 
another transverter at 
RF at 432MHz Transverter at 1296MHz with IF =144MHz 
another transverter at
RF at 1296MHz with IF = 144MHz

Calculation & Display incorrect with 144MHz IF frequencies 
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HI  whit 10G one whit 144 IF 

i hear the packet a 144.390  and dispaly 10.000.390 so seem good 

sorry no local 10G signal for the test  whit the real Transverter 

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I submitted a ticket for this same problem a few months ago for SmartSDR 1.6.21 when I tried to set up my VHF & UHF transverters.  At the time, I was told that I was the only person reporting this problem.  After going through several factory resets and database reconstructions at Tim's behest, there was no change.  Afterwards, Tim informed me that it had been recorded as a bug.  That was the last I heard of it.  Hopefully, now that I'm not alone, it will receive more attention.  Dan, KB5MY
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Sorry...the resets, etc. were at Dudley's behest.  My help ticket was #13751, and the issue was logged as defect number 2563 on 8 July 2016.  Dan, KB5MY
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Still a problem here Display is incorrect 
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Been more complaints about this bug 
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Anyone experiencing this problem should submit a help desk ticket and reference defect number 2563.  I believe there is info on submitting help tickets on Flex's website - that's where I went to find out how.  Dan, KB5MY
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at first it put me to on 9856....   but if put VFO on 10.000.240 it hear the signal 

so i think it put by default the VFO on the IF frequency , but conversion was still good 

did you try to tune to know signal source  
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For 10GHz weak signals these are the frequencies 
For Canada & USA Region 2 Frequency is 10.3681GHz SSB Weak Signal Calling
Frequency - 10368.1MHz  

Guess you have no Microwave SSB Weak Signal Equipment there !

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With  RF set to 10368.000MHz and IF set to 144MHz
The Display is at LO Frequency and WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO GO TO 10368MHZ
It is still a problem !
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Strange here i able to put VFO on desired frequency ,  just like it was on HF 

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Guess you lucky _ Running Windows 10 32 bit here 
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ok win 7 PRO here  ,but first tine i set the transverter i have to type VFO frequency by hand since it initially go to LO frequency , but one put on right frequency it worker fine  ,hope Felx find the issue and fix it  need more HAM on microwave  ,closes HAM that do microwave was >300 KM away ...

on my side i use  Graham VK3XDK  design  for 3.4 / 5.7 and 10G  and  Demi for 432  , 1296
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on first setup it shows the RF freq as IF - I re-enter the RF freq and its all fine - def still a bug and has been since a long while
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Official Response
As previously noted, this issue is already in our bug tracker as defect #2563.
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