Timer built into flex radio

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I was wondering g if anyone knows if there is a way to get the flex 6300 to automatically shutdown at a defined time. I use my flex to stream audio .If i want to leave it running and go to bed,I want a way to automatically shut it down.
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clint yates

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K6OZY, Elmer

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Shut down the software?  Use a Windows Scheduled task to kill smartsdr.exe at a certain time.

Shut down the hardware? Use the remote power on connector connected to a relay controlled by an arduino or raspberry pi.

Any of these solutions are outside of the scope expected by Flex to provide.
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I realize it is beyond the scope of flex but just wanted ideas on shutting the radio off.I am already using windows scheduler for the software
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Or just put a timer on the power supply to shut off
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Walt - KZ1F

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I would suspect that is a less than optimal solution as you'd likely want the radio (and corresponding software) to shutdown gracefully, e.g. saving state information.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Walt is correct.  You want to use the Remote On/Off control to initiate an orderly shut down and power up.
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I would be cool to have a timer feature built into SSDR.