Save all 6000 series radio settings

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I understand this feature does not yet exist, and was taught a bitter lesson when I got my
6700 back from the PEN update with pretty much everything changed.  I wasn't smart enough
to write down the settings before I sent the radio in, and (trust me) *EVERYTHING* had
been changed, right down to the RX slices I had open.  It seems the lab dude (or dudette)
had a thing for 6 meters.  It's a good thing my amplifier shuts down automatically on high
input, otherwise Poofies.  Thank you Elecraft.

Make no mistake; I am grateful for the update, but it would have saved me a lot of time
if we had a way of saving the radio's entire state (essentially a brain dump) onto the PC.
It would have saved me from having to redo parameters including mic gain, mic input,
eq settings, output power, tune power, antenna settings, TX bandwith, yadda, yadda,
yadda).  It's going to be a while before I get the TX EQ settings right again.  But when I
do, they will be chiseled onto a stainless steel plate and sealed in a safe deposit box
20 meters underneath a mountain in Wyoming for safekeeping.

Beware: If you send your radio back for work, either record every setting you can
think of beforehand or be prepared for a lot of deja vu setup when you get it back.
I'm not trying to mean-mouth Flex Systems on this; they made available a free
upgrade (sorry, it's an upgrade, not an enhancement if it beefs up the P/S and
keeps the CPU from burning up).  I don't recall seeing anybody else offering freebies
like that; Hell, they even paid for the shipping.  I'm just adding my voice to the
minions who have suggested this enhancement (yes, I call this an enhancement)
in the past.

Just my $0.02.  73 for now.

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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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That functionality is already in SmartSDR.     You have the ability to Export Everything from the Profiles / Import / Export menu.
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In that case, I am doubly stupid for not figuring that out.  Thanks much for
the reply.