Profiles

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I received my 6400 (no knobs) about a month ago and things are working great and I am making contacts.  After using the radio I now understand why people like knob radios.  Smart SDR does not provide a way to store all radio settings as one would expect.  When you leave a knob set or a menu setting set it stays there in analog radios. The mic and TX profiles make sense but the Global profile does not.  In my operations I operate SSB CW and FT8.  I would like to make a global profile for each of these modes covering all bands so when loaded I have a know configuration and don't have to remember to tweak the power for the linear or remember to set the tune step or turn on the NR or set the sideband to name a few.  Looking at the list of stored items for global profiles shows that only a select few items are stored.  Changing bands in WSJTx to 40 or 80m always requires me to set USB because the radio always reverts to LSB on these bands.  It would also be great if one of the user generated global profiles could be set as default and loaded at startup.  I see a number of other posts that talks about similar issues.  I'm just adding my two cents to the pile.  Lets hope these issues have some priority just because of the number of posts I see.  Otherwise electronically the radio is some great engineering!
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Bill -VA3WTB

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When you save a mic and TX profile you should not have to touch a thing once they are re selected. When you shut down, everything should start up just the way you left it.
Try this, make a TX profile with all the settings you want, and do the same for CW and FT8, Then call them up back and forth and they should come up just as you customed them to.
If some settings are not saved,,what are they?
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For my on use, I have found that Profiles are the heart of operation for the Flex radios.  I can change modes, power levels, mic performance etc.  just by changing to an already established Profile.  The Global profile pulls it all together, but minor changes can done with either or both of the Transmit and Audio profiles. For FT8 I can change from just using the Flex radio to using the amp with the radio with one change to an already established transmit profile.  Once you learn how to use the profile system it really makes a big difference in the operation of the radio. 
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Hi Tom, good luck with trying to persuade Flex to change this. Over the years, I and others have tried unsuccessfully to suggest additions to the parameters that are retained in the profiles. In my case I would appreciate the noise blanker setting being retained when changing bands using the band buttons. I'm resigned to the status quo but still maintain the 'workflow' could be better in this respect.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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They are not likely to change these things, The vast majority of users asked for things to work as they do now. So some things are saved with band selection. This way all the bands can have there own settings.
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An option to either retain a setting or not would offer us all the choice. I don't see how that would be a bad thing.