As a participant in the SmartSDR Preview Edition program my FlexRadio Systems Flex-6700/GPSDO Transceiver is only days old and an updated SmartSDR Preview Edition release was available.
I want to comment on the slick process. FlexRadio Systems will certainly have more detailed instructions and description, but basically it worked liked this:
- Read the Announcement and the Update Notes
- Download the new Software
- Start the Installer
- Read the Release Notes
- Turn on the Radio
- Start SmartSDR Preview Edition
- Click Update
- Watch it all happen – very quick, with one radio reboot in the process
- SmartSDR Preview Edition Notes the Radio is Ready
- Use the Radio
Very straight forward and automated.
There is no point in discussing the release content with updates making anything I write obsolete in days.
Enough new features were added in this release that the sound bite I would like to leave you with is “I never expected receive a new radio each simple download! Like a book of the month club for this radio, on ‘roids!”
Even though I had other things to do, I quickly ran a few QSOs “just to make sure” – at least that is the excuse I gave the better half.
Kudos to FlexRadio System for a slick update system. Wonder what new radio the next update will bring to my shack?