How about adding a SmartSDR feature to automatically save all settings on exit? What about a 'standby' feature as well?

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It sure would be nice if I had the option to have SmartSDR automatically save all settings upon exit?
It is really annoying to have to adjust volume sliders, freq, mode etc every time I run SmartSDR.
It would also be nice to have the ability to 'standby' the radio without having to exit SmartSDR.
Anyone else think these would be useful basic features that SmartSDR should have had?
73 de Arnie W8DU
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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That is what all the discussions abort "persistence" are about. Some has been added in the latest release. More is coming. Hang tight.
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Ken, Did any persistence make it into v0.16.4? This definitely needs to be there before it is released to the general public. I don't like the fact that it does not remember my power out setting. I use an amp and only drive it with 30-40 watts. When I come out and back in, it is normally back up to 100 Watts. I sure don't want to blow my amp.

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Thom, you are right regarding amp, ALC, in this case also most wanted feature to prevent such claims, but in Ver 1.0 (roadmap). I believe what FRS hear us
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We are continuing to add more and more items to persistence. Here's the current list, but it is growing every day. We will add persistence by band after V1.0 -- this needs some design work around how it should operate. For example, the thinking is that we would use an 80m frequency that we saved if you typed "3.75" into the frequency display, but we would if you hit the "80m" band button. We need to discuss if band-stacking makes sense in this radio, etc. If you guys are interested, we can post the design before we implement this part and get feedback. Anyway, here's the list as of YESTERDAY:

TX_MIC_INPUT
TX_MIC_LEVEL
TX_MIC_BOOST
TX_MIC_BIAS
TX_MIC_ACC
TX_MIC_COMP_ENABLED
TX_MIC_COMP_LEVEL
TX_VOX_LEVEL
TX_VOX_HANGMS
TX_CW_BREAKIN_ENABLED
TX_CW_BREAKIN_DELAY
TX_CW_IAMBIC
TX_CW_IAMBIC_MODE
TX_CW_SWAP
TX_CW_PITCH
TX_CW_SPEED
RX_EQ
TX_EQ
RX_EQ_ENABLE
TX_EQ_ENABLE
TX_FILTER_LOW
TX_FILTER_HIGH
TX_MET_IN_RX
TX_AM_CARRIER
TX1_DELAY
TX2_DELAY
TX3_DELAY
TX_DELAY
ACCTX_DELAY
PTT_TIMEOUT
TXREQ_ENABLED
TXREQ_POLARITY
ACCTXREQ_ENABLED
ACCTXREQ_POLARITY
RADIO_LINEOUT_GAIN
RADIO_LINEOUT_MUTE
RADIO_HEADPHONE_GAIN
RADIO_HEADPHONE_MUTE
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Since I began this topic, I feel I need to respond:
These are good starts. I do think 'last frequency used' on each band would be a great addition as well as or probably part of band stacking registers with last 5 frequencies per band.
Also, I would like to see a 'standby' or 'offline' mode implemented.
Tnx for your response and cooperation...
73 de Arnie W8DU
p.s. Really, beside persistence, virtual audio cabling is of utmost urgency. This should have been first and foremost. Seems silly in this advanced radio to have to deal with the distortion inherent in unnecessary digital to analog to digital conversions.
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Good list so far.

I vote YES for band stacking registers. 3 per band should be adequate, especially if they store Freq. Mode, Filter setting, ANT, Preamp setting and "Audio profile" (separate TX/RX EQ levels, bandwidth & other audio settings for each band and sub-band)

Additional persistence I would suggest are:

Display FPS (It is a pain in the butt to have to adjust this every time for two different pans)

ANT selection (perhaps eve per band)
Preamp setting
AGC speed (preferably saved separately per mode)
AGC-T

I don't want much... Just the world!
Thanks for all the hard work!
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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BTW... I would have any direct frequency entered go to that exact freq. but pressing the band button go through the band stacking registers.

If I enter 3.75 then I want 3.750000 If I want it to go to another freq I will enter it precisely. If I want to step through my band stacking registers, I will hit the button. I think that is the way PSDR works and I like it on my 1500. (But I haven't used it much since I got the 6500 so I may not remember.)