Linked tune/tx power

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This is hopefully a minor feature request, and perhaps it has been mentioned before (or even implemented in a future release) but I've noticed that when I'm setting the drive levels for my Amplifier, I don't always completely appreciate that tune power and transmit power are separate settings in the radio. I see in leaked 3.0 screenshots that the profile configuration has improved considerably, but particularly, on the Maestro, the knob is linked to the transmit power. What I end up doing is the following: I'll turn the tune power all the way down, put the amplifier into operate, push the tune button, turn up the tune power until I have the desired output, stop the tune, then set the tx power to match afterward. In such a workflow, it would be better if the Maestro power knob could simultaneously adjust both tune/tx or was at least configurable such that I could change which one I was adjusting and had an easy way of copying one to the other from the Maestro (through a function button or otherwise.)

--Bill/W9KKN
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Bill - W9KKN

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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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Only provided they could still easily be set to separate amounts.
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Bill - W9KKN

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Yes, of course -- would never want this at the expense of that.
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AC9S

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I just tune the amp in CW with a string of dits while I adjust the power knob.

Keith - AC9S
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Bill - W9KKN

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Yeah, there are workarounds, I've done this one and long syllables with SSB too (Hooooooola), but every now and then I'll realize that I've been working around something that could have slightly less friction, especially after long hours of butt-in-chair and sleepy operators.
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Mostly I do this with all my radios so I am tuning with less than a 100% duty cycle - this is for an 8410 tube amp.  The AHHH method accomplishes the same thing, but I don't get constant output; makes for flakey tuning.  The real answer is for my PGXL order to be filled!