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new 6500, yesterday.  No monitor audio with phone via speakers or phones.  Plug in phones and no mute of speaker, not sure that should happen??  Pushed all the button combinations but nothing.  Since I've been trying to post this for 2 days, I acknowledge I have computer literacy issues.  
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73, Bill
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Make sure the Mic gain audio is set correctly first. (peaking just below 0 dB).  The make sure that the MON button is enabled, the MON gain slider is turned up (>80), and that you have MOX enabled.  If listening in headphones, make sure the master headphone gain is also turned up (top right hand corner of SmartSDR.
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Thanks for reply.  I think I'm having a computer issue, even thought everything is "ok" per Apple geniuses.  Following all your directions, nada.  Nothing. I get CW through speakers and headphones.  However, plugging in headphones does not mute speakers.  Shouldn't that happen?

Also the only way I can turn the SDR on is by bringing up the Set up menu box, looks exactly as it did when installed.  Is this correct?  I've tried making changes so I can use my linear, but not able to make the adjustments needed.  The only screen on startup that is active is the radio screen.  My audio is less than great as well, listening on another rig in my shack.  Using 2009 iMac with parallels.  New computer coming Monday.  There is something afoul.  Hope it is the computer.
73, Bill
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I always get my monitor level set first start with the mon wide open, the headphone at top right wide open then the master volume turned up till you get audio in headphone. After that you can turn your monitor level down first then you can set your master volume. Be sure the mon is lite up .
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Headphone jack does not mute rear apron speaker connector. They are individual outputs (control in upper right corner of SSDR screen).
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Bill
That's Correct the Headphone jack doesn't mute the audio coming out of your speakers. To mute the speaker or headphone audio there are small mute buttons to the left of the Volume sliders on the SmartSDR menu bar in the upper right corner of the SmartSDR display window. you can also mute the RX Slice audio by right clicking the speaker icon on the Slices RX flag. to unmute that right click it a second time.
on the main volume sliders it doen't make any difference whether they are right clicked or left clicked. Apples love of single button mice might be an issue. Depends on the what your using for a mouse.

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Thanks for all the replies.  It's a steep curve, learning that is.  I can live with the no mute.  Still no monitor of phone however.  Uninstalled and re-installed/rebooted, etc now can't transmit either.  The tune button works but no SSB or CW xmission.   Maybe the new computer will make a difference. I admit to not being an EE or computer science engineer but I'm not completely computer illiterate.  It is frustrating.

Thanks again to  all

73, Bill
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Hi Bill, and welcome aboard. It is a learning curve, for sure. Don't get discouraged.

First off, resist the temptation to uninstall and reinstall. Usually not necessary, and sometimes makes things worse.

The muting function, as mentioned by Jay, is a software function. It actually makes sense for it to work as it does, especially when switching between slices, or digital modes, etc.

A couple of things to check regarding your transmit and monitoring issues. Is DAX on in the transmit profile? That will stop the mic. Is the correct input selected (BAL/MIC/ACC)? For monitoring, the level in headsets is quite low, generally. After setting proper TX levels (see Tim's response) you may want to crank MON up all the way. MON also works only in USB and LSB.

Are you trying to monitor audio through your computer or direct from the speaker/phones jacks? Listening through the computer (via DAX) is not recommended - yes, it works., but...

How are you set up in Parallels? I'm running a 6500 through Parallels 10, on a 2009 Mac Pro under Yosemite. It works pretty well, although I notice the virtual video card in Parallels is only fair. It does not use your Mac video card for the VM. SSDR is about all I run on the Windows side, and it seems adequate.

The startup process is to have the computer on, turn on the rig, then launch SSDR. It will start up with the rig chooser and setup box. Double click your rig and SSDR will launch fully.

Hope that helps!
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I get more illiterate with each passing moment, I'm good on the 3 Rs, but still have some serious catching up to do. Seems they never stop updating the literature. 5 senses just aren't going to be enough. Not even sure if I've heard or seen it all yet. ;0)

Maybe If I stick to only looking at the pictures. 

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Thanks for the ideas.  Will keep you posted. 
73, Bill
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George,
Thanks, yes that worked.  Not much monitor audio, that is for sure.  At least I made a contact, hi hi.
73, Bill
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last 1.4.3 work really fine with monitor ! tnx flex developer