Power set via Profiles

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I have created profiles for all HF bands when operating barefoot and with a linear amplifier that requires <10w drive for full output using the radio alone and with SSDR on my external monitor.
If, I use the radio screen alone (6600M) I cannot adjust the power out once its set in the profile.
However, if I use my external monitor with SSDR, the power originally set is there but it can be adjusted to any value.
I cannot afford that power level to change when using the external linear amp.
Thoughts?
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Tom W3FRG

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I cannot reproduce the behavior you are describing.  I created a global profile (along with a TX and Mic) on the 6600M for 20m with the RF power set @ 30W.

I tested the profile on the 6600M multiple times and the profile loaded the correct settings.  After the settings were restored by the global profile, I was able to change the RF power on the 660M to any setting and there was no "snap back" to 30W.

I disconnected the user and rand SmartSDR for Windows.  I loaded the global profile and it behaved exactly the same as when I was using the 6600M Front Panel.

The only control that will produce the "snap back" behavior is if the MAX POWER value is set in the radio to something less than 100W.  This is set in SSDR-Win in the  Settings->Radio Setup->TX tab or Menu->TX on the 6600M Front Panel.

Once that value is set for the radio, it is recognized and used with both clients (SSDR-W or the 6600M Front Panel)

So I set the Max Power to 10W and if I load the global profile I made earlier for 20m with the wattage set for 30W, the profile loads, but the wattage on the radio is set for 10W.

Max wattage is not saved is not saved in the TX profile, only setting the initial power level.