Shut Down 6500

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The button on front of radio; used to turn on / off flex radio.  Press button to turn on radio, press button to turn off radio... most of the time. 

However, at times, it does not shut down the radio with a simple press... I have to hold the button down to shut down the radio.

Do any of you have this problem?

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Posted 6 years ago

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Ii think flex knows abt this problem  

 from TIM 
""""I'll write this up as a new defect for SSDR v1.3.

BTW, in the mean time, there is no real harm in pressing and holding the power button for a forced shut down.  We have done this hundreds of times a day during development and test.""""
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Mike Ward

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I found that if you key up and transmit, just a whistle will do it shuts down when you push the button, no idea why.
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James Kirk

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It is a modified clapper operation.
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Jon - KF2E

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My radio is funky on shutdown sometimes as well. Normally when I press the power button it says "shutting down" and a few seconds later it shuts down. If I have had the radio on for a long time, nothing happens when I press the power button. However, if I just wait, about a minute to two later it just instantly shuts down.

This isn't new to 1.3. My radio has done this ever since I have owned it(1.0).

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as my rig runner is mounted right next to the radio, What would happen if I just pulled the power connector out? (besides shutting down the rig?)
I mean would that mess up the things it's supposed to remember?
Normally I leave my rig powered up 24/7 and just start/shut down, SSDR V(whatever)
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W5XZ - dan

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bill, you might lose some persistence? maybe?  Here, I always turn the rig off when I QRT. Most of the time, shut down is fairly prompt, but occasionally it does take a, I just wait...and, I shut down the p/c next, and last, shut down my 13.8 vdc supply...even pull the plug if a t-storm is approaching...switch Tx antenna to dummy load, Rx antenna switch to 'none', and pray. ha!

JM2C, 73, W5XZ, dan
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I was just curious. As generally my rig is on 24/7
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Steve - M3SXA

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Hi Bill not on 24/7 but never has a problem switching on/off so far...... ;-)
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Steve - M3SXA

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Wonder what causes that as my 6500 turns off/on ok