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Title: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KE5JPP on October 06, 2012, 05:53:50 AM
At the Belton Ham Expo... no sign of a working Flex-6000 SDR yet.  Just a pretty mock up again.

Gene


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: N9RO on October 06, 2012, 06:00:00 AM
Gene,
Did you expect anything else?

Tim


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KE5JPP on October 06, 2012, 06:10:30 AM
Gene,
Did you expect anything else?

Tim


Ha ha... NO.  Didn't they say they were shipping by the end of the year?  Since it is already October, you'd think Flex would have something more to show of the Flex-6000 though.  No working hardware and no working software.  They have a lot of work to do in two months!  :D

Gene


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: ZENKI on October 06, 2012, 06:18:14 AM
Maybe they are re-designing the 13.8 volt CB PA and are busy working on an adaptive pre-distortion high voltage FET PA. I heard that there is shortage of CB bipolar transistors from Japan because of nuclear accident, maybe thats the reason for the Flex 6000 delay.


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KE5JPP on October 06, 2012, 06:23:27 AM
Maybe they are re-designing the 13.8 volt CB PA and are busy working on an adaptive pre-distortion high voltage FET PA. I heard that there is shortage of CB bipolar transistors from Japan because of nuclear accident, maybe thats the reason for the Flex 6000 delay.

That's even more hilarious!  The Flex 'engineers' could not even pull off the long promised class A mode for their Flex-5000a PA.  Does anyone remember that broken promise by Flex?

Gene


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: NI0Z on October 07, 2012, 07:54:12 AM
My bet was the at the earliest late Q1.  Then there will be the mountain of bugs, and perhaps even some hardware misques!

That discount the early birds got, is likely going to be very welled earned as beta testers!


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on October 07, 2012, 12:37:12 PM
At the Belton Ham Expo... no sign of a working Flex-6000 SDR yet.  Just a pretty mock up again.

Gene

That's one of the reasons I consoled myself by buying a super clean, Yaesu FT-1000MP MKV yesterday at Belton!!  ;D
Fantastic working rig. And a TON of features to boot. But, no Slice Receivers
anywhere in sight. >:(
 One of their employees was set up next to Flex's displays and he was working hard to sell me his FT-1000D. I almost took him up on it too!! But, the MKV
looked good too. And it helped a SK's widow. (she was at the hamfest and I knew she needed the money......so that part was for a good cause in my book)
   Anyway, the employee that was trying his best to sell me his 1000D, said that the "Signature Series" 6000's that were pre-ordered, should be available by the end of the year. Manufacturing is taking place down the road from Flex in Austin. And that general availability after that, "probably" won't be until March 2013.
  I'm still glad I did not pre-order the 6500 , that I had seriously thought about getting. But, I could not really see putting $1,200 deposit down on something I have yet to see a WORKING demo of. Call me silly, but, that's just the way I roll !  ;D
james
WD5GWY 


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: N4OI on October 08, 2012, 05:40:06 AM

... And it helped a SK's widow. (she was at the hamfest and I knew she needed the money......so that part was for a good cause in my book)...
james
WD5GWY 
[/quote]

OT -- What a fantastic idea!  Perhaps I will also have that opportunity one day and will remember your act of generosity by paying top dollar for an SK's equipment.  Thanks!   ;D

73 ES GOD BLESS YOU ES URS DE KEN N4OI  :D


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on October 08, 2012, 05:39:49 PM

... And it helped a SK's widow. (she was at the hamfest and I knew she needed the money......so that part was for a good cause in my book)...
james
WD5GWY 

OT -- What a fantastic idea!  Perhaps I will also have that opportunity one day and will remember your act of generosity by paying top dollar for an SK's equipment.  Thanks!   ;D

73 ES GOD BLESS YOU ES URS DE KEN N4OI  :D
[/quote]
Thank you Ken. It really doesn't hurt to help someone like that sometimes.
Especially when it is obvious that they need the money and in this lady's case, she had a lot of medical expenses etc. from her husband's death.
Good luck and I hope you do find that special something sometime for yourself and at the same time it helps someone else.
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K5TED on October 10, 2012, 01:27:03 PM
Belton, whoopee... I spent $35 gas to buy a $3.50 bulkhead SO-239 and a $17 magmount. The mockup Signature looked cool, kind of reminded my of my APC AVJ.

I spent more time at the coax booth next to Flex. That was some good stuff. Direct burial coax with high quality connectors for just a few bucks more than the equivalent Chinese molded crap.

This was my first Belton trip, and the first time in many hamfests that I didn't see even ONE radio, new or used, that I wanted to buy. I stupidly passed up a really nice military mast set. 40' of heavy aluminum tapered end poles, guys, stakes and a carry cage for the whole thing. Field Day perfect. $40   I am getting lazy in my old age. All I could think was,, "I'm gonna have to lug this thing to the car..." Mentally kicked myself in the butt (not hard for me, due to the apparent proximity of brain) all the way home..


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on October 10, 2012, 05:40:34 PM
Sorry you didn't find any goodies!!! There certainly were a ton of them out there.
But, finding exactly what you want and in the condition you want, can be a challenge sometimes. I've wanted a FT-1000MP MKV for a long time. But, they were usually priced way out of my comfort zone (budget) or in sad shape.
This time, things clicked for me.
  I saw several things that "tempted" me. But, I resisted, knowing that I really was hoping for what I ended up with. Had there been a Collins 75A4 receiver in good condition, in my price range, I would have probably bought it, instead of the Yaesu. For some reason, I see those when I am low on money! (having just spent what would have made it possible to buy one)
  I love hamfests and Belton has to be one of my favorites. Some of the local ones here in North Texas (not counting HAMCOM or  Cowtown Hamfest) are getting pretty small, with less and less attendance. I really hope that changes. No fun when they go away............... :(
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: W4ZV on October 14, 2012, 03:09:08 AM

I've wanted a FT-1000MP MKV for a long time.

This time, things clicked for me.

Very bad and (unfortunately) very true pun!

http://www.w8ji.com/ft1000mk_v.htm

73,  Bill  W4ZV


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on October 14, 2012, 09:01:45 AM


Very bad and (unfortunately) very true pun!

http://www.w8ji.com/ft1000mk_v.htm

73,  Bill  W4ZV
No doubt!!! But, according to the guys helping the lady sell her
husband's equipment, the radio has had that mod done to it.
It is a late production rig, built in late 2005. I don't do CW much
anymore because of my hearing. CW tones seem to fall right into
a pitch that can be tough for me to hear. (also have Tinnitus and
the ringing and pitch is enough to mask some CW for me)
  I'm slowly learning this radio. And want to add some filters to it
too. The stock filters and DSP stuff, works pretty well. But, a bit more
would help.
  When I do try and do CW, I have a nice TenTec Jupiter that is great
on CW.
Thanks for the info. I really do like W8JI's website. A lot of info there.
james
WD5GWY
 


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: W4ZV on October 14, 2012, 12:02:41 PM

No doubt!!! But, according to the guys helping the lady sell her
husband's equipment, the radio has had that mod done to it.
It is a late production rig, built in late 2005.

James you should be good with that unit.  Yaesu finally implemented a production change in August 2004 to fix the click issue.  Unfortunately that didn't fix the thousands of existing units beginning with the FT-1000D in 1999.  What a shame it took them 15 years to address the severe clicks they had, and never did a recall or even admitted the problem!   >:(

Enjoy your new rig!

73,  Bill  W4ZV



Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: W6UV on October 15, 2012, 12:33:52 PM
The Flex people were at this past weekend's Pacific Division/ARRL National Convention and all they had was a static display model of the 6000. No working model.

I asked the company rep about this and he said the hardware and firmware are done and the remaining work is on the GUI that runs on the PC. Seems to me if that's the case, they should have been able to show something more than just a box with a clear plastic cover...


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9IUQ on October 16, 2012, 04:07:04 AM
No working model.

I asked the company rep about this and he said

Yeah he said blah blah blah  :D :D   ;)

Having had many dealings with Flexradio I can state emphatically that they spin ( S  T  R  E  T  C  H ) the truth. On second thought, like Politicians  they tell you what they think you want to hear.

If I was one if those hams that dropped $1-2K on a "Deposit" for the 6000 Series I would be feeling rather stupid right now..

Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K4FMH on December 01, 2012, 05:14:51 PM
There's a good chance that attendees of the Capital City Hamfest in Jackson MS will get to operate a Flex 6xxx series rig remotely at the SDR Forum. See msham.org for the the Forums sked for January 26, 2013.

Frank
K4FMH
Forums Coordinator,
Capital City Hamfest


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K0IZ on December 17, 2012, 06:08:06 PM
I will hate to see the Flex 6000 actually ship.  Would mean the end of these soap-opera posts.  Oh, I forgot:  next season will compare features vs hype.  Very entertaining. 


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: N4WVE on December 18, 2012, 10:21:35 AM
I will hate to see the Flex 6000 actually ship.  Would mean the end of these soap-opera posts.  Oh, I forgot:  next season will compare features vs hype.  Very entertaining. 

Agree. They will be here soon. I just talked to a friend that actually saw one running and said it is "amazing"! I just upgraded to 2.5.3 and it runs great, no issues at all!


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K0OD on December 18, 2012, 09:37:56 PM
Flex has a busy schedule of hamfests starting in February, according to their website:

FrostFest
 (Richmond, VA)
February 2, 2013


HamCation 2013
 (Orlando, FL)
February 8-10, 2013


Yuma Hamfest
 (Yuma, AZ)
February 15-16, 2013


Charlotte Hamfest
 (Charlotte, NC)
March 8-9, 2013


RARSfest
 (Raleigh, NC)
March 30, 2013


IDXC
 (Vasilia, CA)
April 19-12, 2013

http://www.flex-radio.com/
 


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9ZW on January 12, 2013, 08:26:59 AM
There's a good chance that attendees of the Capital City Hamfest in Jackson MS will get to operate a Flex 6xxx series rig remotely at the SDR Forum. See msham.org for the the Forums sked for January 26, 2013.

Frank
K4FMH
Forums Coordinator,
Capital City Hamfest

Any updates - will a 6000 series be shown running at the hamfest?

73

Steve
K9ZW


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on January 12, 2013, 08:43:54 AM

Any updates - will a 6000 series be shown running at the hamfest?

73

Steve
K9ZW

Have you seen the video link showing the 6700 running? I would think that might
indicate that Flex will begin showing something a bit more substantial at hamfests
now, instead of the mockup software. But, it still doesn't give any idea of when the
actual hardware and software will start shipping.
My bet is that no end user will actually have one in hand before May or June. The
Yahoo group for the 6000 Series has been pretty quiet and very little news of substance
has been released, other than the video.
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9IUQ on January 12, 2013, 06:13:53 PM
But, it still doesn't give any idea of when the
actual hardware and software will start shipping.

My bet is that no end user will actually have one in hand before May or June.

Of course it will be May, think Dayton Hamfest. BUT - - the big question is: WHAT YEAR???   :) :) :)

Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on January 12, 2013, 06:57:53 PM
Well, since I don't make the Dayton Hamvention, I was counting on them
showing it at HAMCOM in Plano, TX this year!!!  :D
Unless, they show up at the Cowtown Hamfest in Ft.Worth first!!!
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: W5DPK on January 22, 2013, 09:32:11 AM
I have good reason to think I have QSO'ed with at least  2 Flex 6xxx users.  I believe a small number have been shipped and are in what can be best described as BETA.  Have no facts or evidence to back me up but let me say a on the air wink says a  lot.

Dennis N5DPK

 ;D


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on January 22, 2013, 05:34:01 PM
I have good reason to think I have QSO'ed with at least  2 Flex 6xxx users.  I believe a small number have been shipped and are in what can be best described as BETA.  Have no facts or evidence to back me up but let me say a on the air wink says a  lot.

Dennis N5DPK

 ;D
If you are on Facebook, subscribe to Flex Radio's Facebook page. There is a post there (posted
yesterday evening) stating that during the Sunday Flex Net on 20 meters, that someone from
Flex Systems, stated that the "ALPHA" versions of the HARDWARE, are "almost" ready to begin
shipping. And that at a "LATER DATE" the "BETA" versions will ship.  I responded to that post
by saying that as I understand it in software development , an Alpha version of software, is more of a "proof of concept" and that the software may or may not, be feature complete. (some things in the software are there but not operable) And some of those things could end up not being included in the final product. And then I said that BETA software is usually feature complete, but,
is released to find and fix, bugs in the software before final release to end users.
That got a response from Tim Ellison:"Alpha, beta, gamma, delta; its all Greek to me" , one of
Flex System's employees.
My final post was: "duck, dodge, and evade". In other words, avoid answering and or explaining
what was actually going on. I've got a feeling I'll be asked to unsubscribe to that particular Facebook page!! Or at least my comments will be ignored.  ;)
 Wasn't meaning to stir the pot there, but, to me, the original post more or less says that nothing
is near ready for the end users. And when Dayton comes up, they might just be announcing when
the first "Signature Series" radios will ship. So, what's that? A YEAR of holding people's deposits
and still no delivery of product?  As much as I hate to say this, I'm starting to think that Stan is right about what he has been saying!!  ;D
  Hopefully, things won't be like that, but, time is running out to prove otherwise. Certainly is past
"Deliver scheduled for Q4 2012" then, later Q1 2013. (of course, that one "could" happen. BUT, I am seriously doubting it.
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9IUQ on January 23, 2013, 05:31:15 AM
As much as I hate to say this, I'm starting to think that Stan is right about what he has been saying!!  ;D

"duck, dodge, and evade"
 

Thank you and be happy I am not a "I told you so" kinda guy." A year of conversing with Flexradio employees and Fans have taught me how they operate. They do things in a certain way and the 6000 series is no exception.  "duck, dodge, and evade", I wish I had thought of that myself!

If I was a person with down payment $$$ sitting in Flexradio's bank for a year I would be asking myself: Has the FCC gotten one to test for acceptance?? Forget all the Hamfest mockups, Youtube propaganda, and distortions from Flexradio employees and Fans.

Does the FCC have one??

Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9IUQ on January 23, 2013, 06:48:20 AM
Have no facts or evidence to back me up but let me say a on the air wink says a  lot.

Oh dear, here is an internet wink for you:  ;)

What does that say???

Imagine that, Flexradio with no facts, or evidence BUT a wink.  ;)

LMAO
Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9ZW on January 28, 2013, 09:02:53 AM
Did the Capital City Hamfest in Jackson MS forum attendees get to operate a Flex 6xxx series as hoped?

Any reports?

73

Steve
K9ZW

http://k9zw.wordpress.com (http://k9zw.wordpress.com)


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: NI0Z on January 28, 2013, 11:33:04 AM
Did the Capital City Hamfest in Jackson MS forum attendees get to operate a Flex 6xxx series as hoped?

Any reports?

73

Steve
K9ZW

http://k9zw.wordpress.com (http://k9zw.wordpress.com)

Wink! :)

Sorry about that, something in my eye....


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on January 28, 2013, 04:53:19 PM
The answer is in another thread here.
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9IUQ on January 28, 2013, 05:11:33 PM
Any reports?

Sure, just read the title of this thread:  Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series

Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KX0O on January 28, 2013, 06:28:00 PM
They plan to demo working 6700 at hamcation.  They are trying to secure live antenna setup there now.

Doc
KX0O


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KE5JPP on January 29, 2013, 03:30:40 AM
They plan to demo working 6700 at hamcation.  They are trying to secure live antenna setup there now.

Doc
KX0O

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,87807.0.html (http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,87807.0.html)


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9ZW on February 01, 2013, 12:26:30 AM
They plan to demo working 6700 at hamcation.  They are trying to secure live antenna setup there now.

Doc
KX0O

From the latest FlexRadio Systems Flex Insider:

Quote

If you want to get a first hand look at the FLEX-6000 series, please see us at one of the upcoming events detailed on our home page at www.flexradio.com or schedule a time to visit our office if you are in the Austin area.

   
 
73,

Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
President & CEO



Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KE5JPP on February 01, 2013, 02:56:15 AM
They plan to demo working 6700 at hamcation.  They are trying to secure live antenna setup there now.

Doc
KX0O

From the latest FlexRadio Systems Flex Insider:

Quote

If you want to get a first hand look at the FLEX-6000 series, please see us at one of the upcoming events detailed on our home page at www.flexradio.com or schedule a time to visit our office if you are in the Austin area.

   
 
73,

Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
President & CEO



People got a first hand "look" at the Flex-6000 at the 2012 Hamvention.  He did not say it would be a "look" at a working Flex-6000.


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on February 01, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
Well, tomorrow, all that might just change. Flex Radio is doing a live
demo of the 6700 at FrostFest. They have set up a 20 meter vertical
 and that should make for some interesting demo's and according to
their posts on their Facebook page, they will be posting more videos
on YouTube too.
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: N4OI on February 03, 2013, 03:50:19 AM
Well, tomorrow, all that might just change. Flex Radio is doing a live
demo of the 6700 at FrostFest. ... they will be posting more videos
on YouTube too.

Well, "Is it soup yet?"



Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on February 03, 2013, 09:10:25 AM
Well, tomorrow, all that might just change. Flex Radio is doing a live
demo of the 6700 at FrostFest. ... they will be posting more videos
on YouTube too.

Well, "Is it soup yet?"


I think it's probably boiling right now !  ;D
 I hope someone that attended FrostFest will
post here. There is a lot of new posts about it
on Flex Radio's Facebook page.
james
WD5GWY


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: AB7R on February 03, 2013, 07:30:23 PM
Do they have more than one Facebook page?  I can't find the posts you mentioned.

73
Greg


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: N9RO on February 03, 2013, 09:31:26 PM
Off topic but had to do this. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFQ9E8zDznY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFQ9E8zDznY)
I now hear this refrain when I watch the Panadapter.

Tim  N9RO


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: WD5GWY on February 04, 2013, 02:48:46 AM
Do they have more than one Facebook page?  I can't find the posts you mentioned.

73
Greg

The Facebook page I'm referring to is called, Flexradio Enthusiasts .
I don't know if there is another page for them.
james
WD5GWY
 


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: AB7R on February 07, 2013, 09:59:49 AM
Found it...thank you.

73
Greg


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9ZW on February 10, 2013, 03:29:27 PM
The radio was shown at Hamcation this weekend.

eHam has again deleted my thread with links to the video and my brief write up.

You can google for both.

73

Steve
K9ZW


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: W4HIJ on February 10, 2013, 03:57:54 PM
The radio was shown at Hamcation this weekend.

eHam has again deleted my thread with links to the video and my brief write up.

You can google for both.

73

Steve
K9ZW
It's definitely a very cool piece of technology. Wish I could afford one but even if I could, I don't know if I could justify that kind of expenditure on a hobby.
Michael, W4HIJ


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: PJ2BVU on February 10, 2013, 04:20:11 PM
Geeezzz!!!
You wonder why your post was deleted. It was just a link to your blog which, if I remember correctly, is a no-no on eham.
I brief: Flex demonstrated a Flex-6700 with Smart-SDR for the Flex-6500. The thing held by rubber-bands and in the Alpha/Beta stage (your own words) tended to crash when adding slices.
The video is not a demonstration of the Flex-6700 running Smart-SDR but a sales pitch where we do not learn anything new beside the exact price of the Flex-6500 (a little more than $4000), the price of the Flex-6700 (a little less than $8000) and a delivery date of April 2013. No exact date but one can expect April 1st.  ;D
I sincerely think your posts are a disservice to FlexRadio and will attract only the so-called Flexbashers.

Jean-Claude PJ2BVU


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KE5JPP on February 10, 2013, 04:31:33 PM
The radio was shown at Hamcation this weekend.

eHam has again deleted my thread with links to the video and my brief write up.

You can google for both.

73

Steve
K9ZW

Thank goodness eHam has had enough of you promoting your ridiculous website here!  Yaaay, eHam!



Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: KE5JPP on February 10, 2013, 04:35:35 PM
Geeezzz!!!
You wonder why your post was deleted. It was just a link to your blog which, if I remember correctly, is a no-no on eham.
I brief: Flex demonstrated a Flex-6700 with Smart-SDR for the Flex-6500. The thing held by rubber-bands and in the Alpha/Beta stage (your own words) tended to crash when adding slices.
The video is not a demonstration of the Flex-6700 running Smart-SDR but a sales pitch where we do not learn anything new beside the exact price of the Flex-6500 (a little more than $4000), the price of the Flex-6700 (a little less than $8000) and a delivery date of April 2013. No exact date but one can expect April 1st.  ;D
I sincerely think your posts are a disservice to FlexRadio and will attract only the so-called Flexbashers.

Jean-Claude PJ2BVU


Ha Ha Hah!!!! Crashes!  You have got to be kidding.  They don't even have stable software after over a year of development! Flex still had not improved their software design skills, it sounds like.  Their so called 'engineering' department is a joke.  Can you imagine the bugs and flakiness that users are going to experience with Flex's initial half-a**ed implementation?  NO THANKS!   ::) ::) ::)


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: N9RO on February 10, 2013, 04:54:30 PM
The radio was shown at Hamcation this weekend.

eHam has again deleted my thread with links to the video and my brief write up.

You can google for both.

73

Steve
K9ZW

Have you learned nothing?  The eHam forums are NOT for promoting personal web sites.
Tim  N9RO


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: K9IUQ on February 11, 2013, 04:46:15 AM
Crashes! 

One of the many improvements I hoped for when I was running PSDR was a button labeled "Reset Database and Reboot".

Maybe Flexradio will incorporate this in the SmartSdr software..........  ;)

Stan K9IUQ


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: W6UV on February 11, 2013, 08:18:49 AM
Ha Ha Hah!!!! Crashes!  You have got to be kidding.  They don't even have stable software after over a year of development! Flex still had not improved their software design skills, it sounds like.  Their so called 'engineering' department is a joke.  Can you imagine the bugs and flakiness that users are going to experience with Flex's initial half-a**ed implementation?  NO THANKS!   ::) ::) ::)

And you can bet that when this thing does ship their bulldog will be on the prowl to squash any discussion of issues that inevitably crop up.


Title: RE: Still no sign of a working Flex-6000 series
Post by: N0YXB on February 11, 2013, 08:30:20 AM
That's why I like this forum so much.  Their bulldog may be able to silence discussion and dissent on their reflector, but not here it seems.