Is there a reason that filter knob modes are not mode specific?

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Is there a reason that the knob mode for filters (High/Low and Center/Width) are not specific to operating mode?

It would seem that in SSB the mode it should default to High/Low and in CW default to Center/Width.

I can be operating CW using Center/Width mode and when I drop back to SSB and go to change filter it gets all jacked up because I did not change the knob modes back. 

Maybe my operating methods are different/wrong but seems the knob mode should follow the actual operating mode.

Rich
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Rich McCabe

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Posted 12 months ago

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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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It is just the way that it is implemented today -- you can choose either option (high/low cut vs center/width adjustments) in any mode.  We could certainly change this if there is overwhelming support to make it follow the mode selection.
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Rich McCabe

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Thanks Eric. I just could not figure out why anyone would not want it to default to the most commonly used mode.

Rich
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Charles - K5UA

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I agree with you 100% Rich. The vast majority of CW operators will want Ctr/width, and the vast majority of SSB operators will want Hi/low cut. These functions should be mode specific and allow the small minority to change the function if they wish. The tail should not be wagging the dog.
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Clay N9IO

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Honestly makes total sense what Rich is saying. I would've thought the same thing. I cast my vote for it.
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Rich McCabe

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Well, I hope they fix it :)

I only have two annoyances with the radio. Otherwise, I am thrilled. The other annoyance is the global profiles are buried too deep.  Hoping they fix that too.