It works the way you'd want it to work.
The V6 is based on a scanning receiver but based on the speed it is now possible to change to a new frequency, get the receiver stable and AGC aligned, check the signal level and finally get back to the original frequency and receiver states there is no loss of intelligibility of the received audio if you are receiving on the standby in priority mode. There are two quick mutes per second that you hear in this case but they are very short and turn out to be quite handy - you know that you are listening to standby without having to look at the radio.
The scanning is used either ON or OFF (obviously) but can be selected to operate in "normal" or "priority" mode. The "priority" mode is what you would normally use - it means that if there is anything on the main frequency and you where listening to standby - the receiver switches to main frequency as that has priority.
The only other setting related to this is if you would like the radio to start up with scanning on or off. My preference is "off" - I switch it on when I need it like on approach where I'd like to listen to tower and the approach or area frequency.
Pressing TX does not change the scanning. TX is always on the main (or primary) frequency - never on standby.
You can also use the radio in "single frequency" or "direct" mode. In this case it does not have main or standby frequencies - just a single frequency and you directly change the frequency you are operating in. This is mainly intended for base stations but may be useful for other operations.
I can understand why the A210 did what it did - one can argue that this is a good thing in some circumstances and some may even like it - it's just that rogue flyers like most of us tend to do things a little different.
CEO MGL Avionics
Originally Posted by Captain Avgas
Hi Rainier, I read your manual on the V6 but I'm not sure how the dual monitor function operates....apart from the fact that it monitors both the active and standby frequencies.
When the Icom 210 first appeared with dual monitor function many people who had used the Garmin SL40 were disappointed because the ICOM automatically switched off dual monitoring whenever a transmission was made (ie. you had to switch the dual monitor function back on every time you pressed the PTT button). Pilots found this to be very annoying.
So therefore the question. What is the functioning logic of your dual monitoring. Does is emulate the logic of the SL40.