Tx designation not persisted/restored when changing bands

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Let's say I have two slices defined on 40m, slice-B marked as TX. Now I change bands to 80m and then come to 40m, Smartsdr remembers I had 2 slices on 40m and even there frequencies; however, now slice-A becomes TX? It should have persisted the TX assignment of slice-B so that when I returned to 40m slice-B would be my TX slice.

Regards, Tim (N0TB)
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Tim Blank

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Posted 4 years ago

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Duane, AC5AA

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I agree - I have the same problem. Plus, I don't understand why, sometimes. a "B" slice is referenced on another band from the new band I've switched to, and sometimes it's not. What is the logic there? When I return to a band, I expect it to be as I left it.
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Terry K8EET

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Yes, I know one ham who got called out by the VP8 DXpedition, because of this. Slice A will end up being your transmit frequency. Remember this when you're jumping from band to band and working split.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Official Response
I am actively investigating this behavior. I suspect we are not handling a particular sequence of events properly.
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Note: I also see this same behavior when simply powering off the powering on the radio.

Tim (N0TB)
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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There appears to be logic defect in how the transmitter is assigned to a slice.  I have written this up as defect #3018
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Tim Blank

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What is the status of defect 3018?
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Tim Blank

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Any update on this defect (3018)? 
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K5ROX

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Will this be fixed in next update?
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Dan Parsons - WT7Q

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Holy crap, it’s been two years and still not fixed???? O_O
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Pat N6PAT

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Isn't this the same problem reported a year ago? The response at the time was that this was being done on purpose:

On purpose.  Change bands removes the "split" transmitter designation off of B and back to A. This is the default behavior of PowerSDR too.


https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/split-vfo-not-holding-settings
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Steven G1XOW

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Actually it is fully configurable (by the user) in PSDR settings as to which way you want it to work.
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Wayne

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Ahhh... so thats why i have 6 dual slice r1t2 and 6 single slice r1t1 global profiles! 1 for each band ... I thought I didnt understand how it worked when it was not described as how it does work but isnt meant to work that way!

You cant play the game if you dont know the rules or the rules are not correct and your following them.

I already put a work around in place so hopefully it wont change anytime soon ... i dont think i have to worry about that though ... now if i could only reach that damn hdmi cable to plug it in again now that the radios on ...