Power SDR says Out of Band on every frequency

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After getting my Flex 500 interfaced with N1MM, including CW/digital operation, I notice that it reports Out of Band on every amateur frequency. This doesn't seem to prevent transmitting or anything else. My Power SDR, newest version, showed the various band plan information before I downloaded VAC, vapMGR and interfaced them with N1MM and DXKeeper. I've turned PowerSDR on and off, the radio on and off and rebooted the computer, but still the "Out of Band."
BTW, I'm thrilled that I will able to operate the Flex 5000 with N1MM cw macros in the SS CW this weekend. I have no latency issues on a cheap Acer windows 7 computer.

Doug K4LY happy Flex owner
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If you are not prevented from transmitting on the ham bands, then the message you are getting is the band plan alpha tag readout below the VFO. If this is the case, you have a corrupted database and need to do a reset to factory defaults from the Setup screen (button in the bottom left hand corner).
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Thanks Tim,
When I bring PowerSDR up in DEMO mode the alpha tag readout shows the band plan correctly, but not when I bring it up with the Flex5000.
By resetting, do I loose the VAC, virtual cable, and CAT parameters that I spent so much time getting to work?
Should I export my database (second button after Factory Defaults) in order to return to my present configuration that works fine except for the alpha tag?

Doug K4LY
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That is what I would expect as demo mode uses a different database that the one used by the FLEX-5000.

Yes, by resetting the DB you will lose all previously changed parameters.

If you export your corrupted database, it can not be imported or you will import corrupted data back into the active database.

I recommend you write down the current parameters so you can do a reset to factory default to get a new "clean" database and then re-enter your parameters. Then, before doing anything else, shut down PowerSDR, restart it and do a database export. Save this file as your radio "backup" so that if this happens again you can recover back to a good known operating state.

BTW, I know this does not help you now, but there will be an enhancement in PowerSDR v2.7.x that will help to mitigate the primary reason for database corruption which is a forced reboot of your PC when PowerSDR is running.
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Thanks agn Tim,
I followed your instructions. I also again used K9DUR's set-up parameters which helped me to get CW working with N1MM, found here- http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Fl...
Everything appears to be working now.
Much appreciated. If I were 10 years younger, I think I could operate 24 hours in this weekend's SS CW like I used to! The Flex/N1MM would be a better interface than I had back then, and I have no Flex CW latency issues! However, at age 73 and recovering from surgery, my effort will be much more modest!
Problem solved.
Doug K4LY

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