FlexRadio Systems Flex-6700/6500 radios will start shipping within six weeks of Dayton.
In a major communication Gerald Youngblood K5SDR updates those with deposits on the project status.
The hardware is done.
Production software is not.
With the GUI SmartSDR out on the thin-client the updating procedure module is to be finished.
They are recruiting a limited number of Flex-6700 Software Beta testers who will receive their radios shortly.
I of course have volunteered.
The panadapter module is also being tweaked.
Original commitment was eight slices at 384 kHz for a 3.1 Mhz combined panadapter coverage.
Current implementation is four slices at a whopping 14 Mhz – each!!
This 56 Mhz ( an 18 fold bonus beyond the spec) capability is being reworked into a eight slice configuration. (Four for the 6500).
Gerald K5SDR’s communication provided a lot more information, and a commitment to weekly FlexInsiders starting end of May.
FlexRadio Systems will have four running demonstration units (unfortunately into dummy loads) and a live station in the Ecomm van at Dayton to give customers a hands on feel for the new radios and software, along with 16 of their staff being at the show.
Soup’s On! Almost ready to serve too!