The new 6300 is amazing and I'm having a ball playing with the new radio. At this point (less than a week owned), I'm trying to get my workflow and overall experience to be as comfortable as I find my old station (FTdx3000 with LP-PAN2, NaP3 panadapter software and HRD 6.2).
Issues I am having (many are probably operator error so forgive me and set me straight).
I am A/B'ing my Yaesu vs Flex and regardless of Transmit and Receive EQ settings, I prefer listening to the Yaesu receive audio. My transmit audio reports are also superior with the Yaesu. I seem to have more punch with the Yaesu. I'm using the same headset on both radios - Heil Proset Elite 6. Hearing weak signals are similar between the radio but the Flex is admittedly VERY good at pulling out the weak ones. No question there. Unlimited filtering on the Flex is also amazing.
Problem 1: If I switch from USB to CW and back to USB, the MON has shut off. I insist on hearing myself :) MON doesn’t seem to track with Mode. The NB button likewise doesn't seem to "stick" between mode changes.
Problem 2: I can’t hear my Digital audio out in my headphones with MON on. Again, I like to monitor my transmissions.
Problem 3: I have to remember to click DAX button when transmitting Digital and then uncheck DAX....or MON switch won’t turn on MON in SSBProblem 4: In order to get good MON level in my headphones in USB mode, I must turn the headphone slider WAY up at top of the SmartSDR screen, and then correspondingly lower my Slice volume and even my AGC level to keep the receive volume from blasting in my ears. I then must turn MON level WAY up to where I can hear my TX audio. I then hear my transmit audio at a good level in my headphones – but not without a whirring noise in the background and some echo heard. Mic Bias +20 on/off only changes overall level but does not impact whirring noise with Mic gain raised to compensate for no Bias. Whirring noise still occurs with mic leads disconnected. I have no RF in the shack. Whirring is annoying. I hear great, rich TX audio in my headphones with my Yaesu and my contact can apparently hear the same when I A/B radios....
Problem 5: HRD integration. I tried SmartSDR CAT with a COM port set to COM4 to talk to HRD and it works - but response if very slow - up to 3 seconds to QSY to a spot or implement a mode change. I then switched to DDUtil and response is instantaneous in HRD Logbook - BUT, mode changes seem to respond in only one direction and MODE is wrong in the ALE window unless that mode is "standard" - ie LSB on 80/40 and USB on upper bands.
Thanks to all. I won't be insulted if you call me an idiot. Howard W6HDG Poway, CA