So just thought I'd share this worry that may prevent a total disaster for
linear operations. Likley covered elesewhere, but I couldnt find a similar post.
About 1.02 mm above the MOX button in Smart SDR (e.g. width of a gnats dick) is a drop down
menu that allows you to "accidentally" change your transmit profile
from a safe 25 watts to 100 Watts instant LDOMS kill mode !
This is VERY VERY VERY easy to accidentally do, almost without noticing, if you do not keep you're eyes 100% on the screen. I’ve managed to do this frequently and find it such a high risk drop button to have so critically close to MOX.
Using a single profile is a safer option but still makes me nervous - one day, being human, likely I'll screw up.
Is there a fail safe way to reduce RF power
output within the radio (convenient little pot maybe ?) to "physically" drop output down to 25 watts for peace of mind ? Or if not, may be have Mr. programmer move that drop down somewhere else.
I appreciate there is a Max Power override button on the TX setup screen , but again easily overlooked or maybe removed if loading new software etc. Just a thought ....