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Author Topic: Announcing a new FlexRadioSmartSDR forum.  (Read 4613 times)
NN4ZZ
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« on: May 24, 2013, 02:39:22 PM »

Announcing a new FlexRadioSmartSDR Yahoo forum.

There is a new Discussion group for FLEX radios using the SmartSDR architecture.  The new hardware architecture has multiple processors including a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).  The FPGA supports direct Digital Down Conversion of the signal and provides tremendous processing power in the radio.  SmartSDR is the software running on the radio controlling it all.  The user interface is thin client and network connected.   Radios currently include the Signature series models 6500 and 6700.

The group is "user owned and operated" and not affiliated with the Flex Radio although employees are encouraged to participate.  We understand that Flex Radio is reviewing their existing communications channels and will likely be reorganizing them in the future.  However based on your feedback there is still room for an independent forum.  So to everyone interested, please join us and pass along this invitation.

For more information and to join:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlexRadioSmartSDR/

Regards from the group owners/moderators:
Al / NN4ZZ
Jerry / W4UK
Kirk / K6KAR

P.S. Some of you may be aware that there is another 6000 series group but the
owner has not been responding to email or member requests. The new group has 3
moderators and will try to provide better user support.

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NI0Z
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 08:19:49 PM »

Note on landing page, Flex complaints should be directed to one of the company forums.

Aka only talk about the good in this forum if you join as negative comments like the lack of a waterfall display at launch won't be tolerated.
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K5TED
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 08:31:13 PM »

Note on landing page, Flex complaints should be directed to one of the company forums.

Aka only talk about the good in this forum if you join as negative comments like the lack of a waterfall display at launch won't be tolerated.

Aka if you don't like the radio, don't buy one, and do us all a favor and refrain from making snarky comments about it.
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NI0Z
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 04:24:15 AM »

Note on landing page, Flex complaints should be directed to one of the company forums.

Aka only talk about the good in this forum if you join as negative comments like the lack of a waterfall display at launch won't be tolerated.

Aka if you don't like the radio, don't buy one, and do us all a favor and refrain from making snarky comments about it.

Why?  Because you don't like it? The thing you don't get apparently about forums is they are meant for free expression.  The more you try to control people the less control you"ll have.

Why is pointing out for example that a $7000 SDR won't have a waterfall at launch a bad thing for someone to do?  Apparently it's an issue for many folks who were expecting a more complete product at launch.

Why is pointing out points and asking questions about how this long of an overrun on the timeline likely will have a huge budget impact on their overall allocation for the project an issue?  Future buyers might want to beware about the signicance of that if there is to be any, don't you think?

Why can't we have a balanced conversation?

My new Anan doesn't have finished software either, but I knew that when I bought it because it was out there and up front.  If we talk about this kinda of stuff then people know what they are getting and less likely to be disappointed or burned.

I don't encourage people to spend much time in 1 way forums if they are looking for good clear information on buying a radio.

Say what you want about this forum here at eHam, but all the petty personal wars aside, it is a great place to get the real story about any given SDR.  You have a very diverse user group here with a ton of knowledge using many SDRs.

Look at it without rose colored glasses for a bit.  Stick around and see what you learn, put the brand craze aside and just talk about SDRs here with us.
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