FLEX-1500 "on" 24/7 + PowerSDR 2.2.3 "on/off" as needed, = flaky operation?
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Posted Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:20 PM
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FLEX-1500 w/PowerSDR 2.2.3 running on a Windows 7 Pro x86, overclocked, hexacore based computer (ample "horse power", with USB 1.1, 2 and 3 support).

• I leave the FLEX-1500 powered "ON" 24/7.
• I start/stop PowerSDR as needed.
• On many occasions, when I start PowerSDR, it doesn't work (no audio from the radio, etc.).
• I need to shut down PowerSDR and restart it.
• On other occasions, PowerSDR works fine but in TX, there is no power output from the FLEX-1500.
• In this situation, my only recourse is to shutdown PowerSDR and power-cycle the FLEX-1500 radio.

I suspect that I really need to turn off the FLEX-1500 when I am not using it. However, I placed it away from me for convenience purposes. Am I right in assuming that the crux of "my problem" is the fact that I leave the radio turned on?

Note: cross-posted to the Yahoo group. Responses will also be cross-posted to benefit everyone.

Bruno, W4AFK
West Melbourne, Florida [EL98qb]

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Posted Saturday, March 3, 2012 11:12 PM
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iam having the same problem. at first i thought it was my transverter causing the problem. after cycling the power a few times i cam hear the internal relays make a differnt sound. then it works.

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Posted Saturday, March 3, 2012 11:50 PM
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I wont be back here to often as I sold my Flex radio, however I offer the following as a possible reason for the lockups..

It could be the cache file getting full (Win7 is apparently better at managing the l2!) - this could also be a PSDR USB related issue...

(I use CCleaner ( http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner ) and ATF Clean ( http://www.scanwith.com/download/ATF_Cleaner.htm) to get rid of residual garbage! and recommend you do this on a regular basis if you are not shutting down your systems!

However, the first thing I would do is check your 'Power Options' and make sure nothing hibernates or switches off after time, as this could simply be your issue!

You could also try this simple solution that has worked for some: disconnect your PC from the AC for a few minutes then do a reboot. IMHO, if this works, it is pointing to the cache area!


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