PROC and DE issue in v1.10.8 beta release

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I've noticed an issue with the latest beta release. I normally operate with the processor and downward expander enabled.

I notice when I first start the radio and SmartSDR software, even though the icons are lit, it appears both the expander and processor are not actually enabled.

My average talk power is down, the low end frequency response is greatly attenuated, and I notice the tx residual noise floor on the panadapter is higher than normal, indicating the PROC and DE are in fact either disabled or not loading their appropriate values upon startup.

If I toggle them both off and back on again, they appear to work properly from that point on. However, if I gracefully shut down the radio and software, then come back later and restart everything, the same problem reoccurs. It is as if the persistence is not working properly.

I have recently confirmed this with two other 6500 owners, so I do not believe it is an isolated incident. To be honest, I am quite surprised I have not seen any other comments on this issue yet.

Eric
K2CB
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Posted 3 years ago

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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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This is a well documented "feature" that I am aware the flex programming team is looking into.
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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In the interim, you don't even need to turn it on or off, although that works.  just the slightest adjustment and it becomes operational.  We are hoping to see this fixed soon
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Well documented where? This is a fairly serious bug in a basic system. I review posts to this community daily and have not seen this issue mentioned. It explains some poor performance I have noticed recently.
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Mine works fine, 6500, V1.10.8 beta.
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Al K0VM, Elmer

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After restarting the radio ( normal power off>on), I can replicate the DEXP initalization defect on my 6500/1.10.8.  I have not been able to verify the Proc init defect.

Al, K0VM
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The PROC seems to be enabled, but the low end frequency response is heavily attenuated until which time the PROC button is toggled on and off. Listen to yourself closely on another radio, or in full duplex mode, and you will hear the difference.
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I also have not seen this issue mentioned anywhere, and I also check this site on a regular basis.
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Easy now folks. Let me take a step back.  When I say "we" are aware, I meant to say this was identified as a potential defect for some users in alpha testing recently.  FRS is aware of the potential defect and are working to resolve it in a future release of SSDR.   There are workarounds for it listed in this thread so you should now be armed with the tools to make it work short term.   Happy new year!
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One would think the Alpha testers would have caught this before it went to Beta release.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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@K2CB. it was caught and noted as a defect during the Alpha testing But it has yet to be fixed in any beta test releases. Likely will be fixed before final Release Candudate
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Then it should have been in the release notes, under "known issues", no?
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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There are over 4,000. Entries in the bug tracker. Many. Have been squashed.

Release notes are with release candidate with and may or may not be updated for Alpha or beta. It takes away from bug fixing to publish release notes every time.