Is max power upon startup modifiable?

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Does the present level of Persistence control RF Power?
As far as I can tell, SSDR always starts with the Power slider to max.
2nd thing I do is lower it to Min so I can set up without fear of tripping out due to wrong antenna of amp selected.
Am I missing a setting or is max power on start up by design?
As always, pse and tu.
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Bill,
With the existing Beta v1.0.24, the RF power and also the Tune power per band is present with persistence, at least it works for me. I believe you do need to set the values per band. I hope you get it working as I know that it is important.

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Joe Torrey
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Thank you Joe, By the way, you were a pretty good catcher. LOL

I just started SSDR and it indeed started as I had left it...at rf minimum.
As I can't transmit without crashing the program, I must not have realized that it was starting in the "last known working" settings.

It seems like rfi causing the crash, although PSDR works fine at a full KW.
Haven't found the glitch.

I'm just about at the delete/remove and re-install although I know that RARELY fixed anything..

Thank you for the help.
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Bill,

Glad to hear that the power settings are being remembered. I'm sorry to hear about the RFI, I also had some issues but not causing program crashes. I found that I had a problem with "common mode RFI", it was getting back into the radio from the outer shield of my coax. I installed a "line isolator" from "radio works", they have one that will go up through six meters, I believe it is labeled as "T4 Plus". I only installed between radio and amp but sometimes you might want to go in between the amp and other stage as well, (antenna tuner or antenna switch). I know RFI can really be trying especially when you see it only on one setup beside another one that is not being affected. It could be something as simple as coax or ground wire lengths or even the combination. In my case I had many connections also that did not help either. After doing away with as many coax connections as possible and installing the line isolator my setup is RFI free. Wish you the best, I wish I could have dropped the "Y" off of my name for a while and learned how to catch a baseball as it would have paid off dearly - Hi Hi.

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Joe Torrey
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Bill,

If you can go to a dummy load without dropping , you may have RF getting into your network, either one of the network cables or switches, try some ferries in various cables or disconnect different switches.
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Dudley, I have so many 'ferrites' on my cables...I can barely lift them. LOL
The price you pay for living right UNDER my antennas on a Chicago size city lot.
My F6K is pretty good and rfi rarely rears it's ugly head with that rig.

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