This was noticed as a defect DE 1481 which seems to have reared its ugly
head. Regardless of delay the qsk stays lit and the receiver will not completely
mute when using a footswitch. The same happens when I hit the mox button.
SSB is all right, just CW.
the foot switch? It will mute on SSB all right. It matters not where the delay is
0 or 2000, you can hear background noise (attenuated) and see a S meter
reading (also attenuated). On SSB, it mutes completely and the S meter goes
to zero. Is the radio designed this way ? I had read where Gerald had said
it was a defect DE 1481, which is why I posed the question. But if it designed
that way and operation is normal, then I can accept that. Thanks.
73, Jim N9VC
First few seconds: current received noise
Next few seconds: noise in CW mode with MOX on
Next few moments: current received noise
Next few seconds: Breakin, 2 second delay, quick dit keyed
Last few seconds: current received noise
Is the noise during MOX the issue being reported? I always use breakin so never noticed the noise with MOX before. I don't necessarily find it a problem but it does seem odd that it is there.
Also, I agree, the QSK indicator being on when the radio is obviously not set up for QSK seems wrong to me. QSK should only be displayed if breakin is on and delay is 0. Right? Add any delay or manually control TX/RX switching and you are no longer running QSK. I saw somewhere that all QSK means is that the rig is "ready" for QSK. Silly. That's like having the power on indicator green even when the rig is off just because it is ready to turn on.
I recently upgraded to SSDR ver 22.214.171.124. I see the same thing N9VC mentioned. Hit MOX or PTT pedal and the RF signals go away but the noise is still there. The speaker is not completely muted. Occurs only in CW mode.
If I send msg with CWX, sidetone comes on as normal, signal is transmitted, and noise stays away until the end of msg. Then the noise returns until I release the mox or PTT pedal.
I downgraded back to SSDR ver 126.96.36.199 (which is what I had been running) and this flaw goes away. Then back to SSDR ver 188.8.131.52 and it comes back. I cycled the procedure several times and it occurs everytime.
This does not seem normal and is very annoying to me. For me, I can just go back to the old ver 184.108.40.206 that I had been running, but something is not correct about his.
Otherwise, transceiver works normally and performs well.
The manual says this about QSK....
PIN diode silent CW QSK operation on ANT1 and ANT2 require that both receive and transmit be on the same antenna or that a dedicated receive-only antenna be used on RX A, RX B, XVTA or XVTB. If ANT1 and ANT2 are used separately as receive and transmit antennas, the transmitter reverts to mechanical relay TR switching. Each Slice has a QSK annunciator that indicates when PIN diode TR switching is engaged.
Can someone please tell me what Flex's design philosohy is in regards to CW on this radio?
I'm a bit confused !