TX delay missing on 1.9.13

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There seems to be a problem with TX Delay settings on 1.9.13 (and not sure how far back) perhaps this is by design or....

Nick GM4OGI blew up a 10 GHz transverter yesterday despite setting TX Delay up and I started to investigate what he had done.

Setting a TX delay of 1000ms on the TX tab on radio settings works fine in SSB - 1 sec after hitting the PTT the TX light arms and radio goes into releasing RF

in CW the radio ignores the TX delay setting and heads direct to RF instantly

What happened was he was in SSB in JT65 and all worked fine

Switched to CW and his radio beat the transverter switch and hit the IF chain with RF before it was ready

Now ... how is this supposed to work

The manual does not (As far as I could read) say this is mode specific?

Should TX Delay work in CW as well as SSB (in my mind yes)

Problem or by design??
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Simon Lewis

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I confirm that this is misbehaving.  I would not expect the TX Delay to be incurred unless the transmitter drops out (which it shouldn't with a 2000ms CW Delay).  I have added this as Issue #4148.  Thanks again for helping me to understand the issue.