RF Gain and diminished receiver sensitivity when on 6 meters
To eliminate any configuration issues, I first did a factory reset by first backing up all profiles then shutting down the 6700. I then held in the OK button while turning on the 6700 until it completed it reset countdown.
Next, I opened 2 panadapters
1st one defaults to 20m cw ANT1
2nd one defaults to 20m cw ANT1
Change 2nd panadapter to 6 meters, set it to ANT2 on TX and RC and set the RF Gain to 20db.
Panadapter 1 which is still on 20m was selected for TX. I then switched TX from 20m to 6m panadapter then back to 20m panadapter.
I immediately noticed that the RF Gain on 6m panadapter may or may not change on its own, but the signal strength and noise floor drops dramatically. If you go to the 6m panadapter and change the RF Gain from 20 to 10, the noise floor comes back to normal.
Change the RF Gain on the 6m panadapter back to 20db and the TX between the 2 panadapters and the RF Gain / noise floor will drop on the 6 meter panadpter nearly every time. You have to go to RF Gain and select 10 then 20 again in order to get it to come back to normal.
This has been happening on my 6700 since new. I just assumed it was an anomaly like when I use 2 meters and all of the other HF panadapters get all screwed up.
Anyone else experiencing this?
Norm - W7CK