IOS governs power output setting of windows SmartSDR even when ios app is not running

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Perhaps this is a feature and not a problem. Has anyone experienced a peculiarity that the app and Flex has together?  I have noticed that since I connected with the app and set my power at a given level in the app, and later, with the app and my I-Pad or I-Phone turned off, if I tried to adjust the power level using the SmartSDR Windows program, strangely, the power lever control on the Windows program could not be lowered beyond what it was set for in the app. I can move it upwards to a new level, but it immediately snaps back to the power setting setting from the app. Strangely, while turned off, the app, even though it is not running, still governs the setting on the Windows program.

The only way I can run full power on the Flex 6700 is to turn it up to full power on the app and then when I start the windows program, I can reach full power on the lever control. If the app is set to 50 watts, and then flicked off the screen and the I-Pad is turned off, then when I try to adjust the power on SmartSDR windows, the power level will be set at 50 and it is adjustable downward, but not up beyond 50 watts.


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Hi Doug,

many thanks.

Just for clarification: If you say (Step 1) under Settings, do you mean the Flex-XXXX-Settings tap at the bottom where you need to select "Transmit" and will see a "Max Power (W)" setting.

If so, then this is exactly what should happen. This is the Maximum power setting which can be used to limit the maximum power. This is the same setting as can be found in the Windows Version when opening the Flex Settings and selecting the "Transmit" tap.

The actual Power (in both Apps) need to be set using the slider called "RF Power" in the small window where you also find the Power and SWR Meter and the TUNE, MOX ATU and MEM buttons.

Which one did you use for Step 1?

Thanks again Doug.
Vy 73,