Waterfall Persistence Non-Problem

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I just spent the better part of the last 24 hours chasing a non-problem. It is probably in the manuals somewhere, but not where I was looking. It seems that if you turn off the power to the 6700 without having a Waterfall displayed, it triggers the software into a state where the profiles that have had a Waterfall display when stored, no longer load with a Waterfall display, after you turn the radio back on. Even if you create a new Waterfall display in one profile setting, the Waterfall Persistence will not carry over to the other Profiles until you power down the radio with a Waterfall display on the current panafall. This triggers the software into the opposite state, and allows the stored Profiles to display their Waterfalls when loaded.

Solution: This sounds very confusing, and I was going in circles, but it is a non-problem, if you create a panafall and then turn off the power. After that never power down again without having a waterfall on the display.

Al,   N4AB

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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The spectrum display geometry settings are not part of radio persistence.  That is a "client side" setting that is unique to the PC SmartSDR for Windows is loaded on.  Any changes you make are stored on the PC, not in the radio's persistence database and are not linked to a radio profile.
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I got that part Tim, that's why I said it was a non-problem. The point that I was trying to explain was that if you shut down the radio with the wrong settings, you can get all screwed up, when you restart in the middle of a contest, and are in a rush to get back on the air. That happened to me on Saturday night and then I had to create the waterfall every time I changed bands until the end of the contest (XE RTTY). I was trying to pass on the Information and solution to the other Flex 6XXX owners. After the contest, I couldn't seem to get my thinking straight and went into a downhill spiral. So I went to bed to recover my senses. With a clear head on Monday it did not take that long to figure out that I had created my own problem by shutting down without a waterfall on the display.
Thanks for the response.
73 Al, N4AB
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Thanks for the clarification