Charles & Sandra Cohen
I'm guessing, here (no IC-7000 to play with) --
The knob that controls RF Gain is both the "RF GAin" knob, and the Squelch-level knob. Which function it has (by default) may depend on what mode you're in. There's a "Set Mode" menu option that controls what happens when you change modes.
My first suggestion, FWIW:
. . . Change the "SET Mode" option so the knob _always_ controls RF GAin.
But when I checked the manual (page 35), there's _no such setting_ !
So my next suggestion, FWIW:
. . . Change the "SET mode" option to "RF + SQL".
In that mode, the knob controls RF Gain in the lower 1/3 of its range, and Squelch in the upper 2/3 of its range. And that's _consistent_ across all modes.
Let's see if the IC-7000 still loses its settings . . . .
\. Charles VA7CPC