Possible clue to the lost power issue

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On Monday I worked a lot of FT8 with no problems at all. I had more than 100 contacts throughout the day on 20, 40 and 80 meters.

On Tuesday I noticed the power drop to zero a few times while working FT8 again. I tried to reboot SSDR with no luck and ended up rebooting the 6700.

Today it happened again but I found a solution. When the power drops to zero I move off frequency, shut the amp  and hit the Tune button set at 10 watts. I then move the tuning power up to 49 which is my global limit and the power shows 49 watts.

This returned the radio to normal power output. I've had to replicate this several times while working FT8 and the results are the same. This may be indicating a software rather than a hardware issue as the radio performs normally once I go thru the tune routine.

I've only had this problem with FT8 so far.

I suggest that others try this when they lose power. If others experience the same results then it just might shed light on the source of the problem

fyi...I need Delaware on FT8 so if any of you wonderful folks in Delaware are planning on doing FT8 please let me know

73 Pat

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Bill W2PKY

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Your High Cut is 2900 and you are transmitting @ 3157.
BTW: your receive bandpass is 1K. 
FT8 is usually a 2Kc mode. So not sure how you ended up on 3157 Hz.

Don't feel bad we have all tripped over this one.