If there is no one who can help you locally you might try contacting
Neal Campbell at Abroham Neal Software (http://www.abrohamnealsoftware.com
They provide Flex-ready PCs but they can also setup your machine remotely to work
with the Flex-1500.
Best of luck
Michael VE3WMB (Flex-1500 user)
I recently purchased a Flex 1500 but need local help setting up the radio and software.
You see I developed Trigeminal Neuralgia V1 three years ago which is an exceptionally painful sffiliction except when the pain is controlled by drugs. Eventually the pain breaks through the meds, as it did for me two months ago. The pain manifests when moving my head, walking, etc. It's extremely painful.
So it would be a great to find a fellow ham with Flexradio set-up experience who can do the setup for me; I will pay of course.