Well I have half of my gear moved to the newest FlexRadio Systems SmartLink and SmartSDR version 2.0
From the main hamshack my earlier Flex-6700 (a Limited Edition model, number #11) updated very quickly. I had some trouble with the AT&T UVerse modem/router getting the Port Forwarding sorted out, as most UVerse modems don’t do UPnP that SmartLink needs.
Putting SmartSDR for Windows v2.0 on my main shack computer was a breeze. Don’t forget to then update your DDUtil to the latest.
Updating the iPhone and iPad to SmartSDR for iOS version 2.0 was simple. You have to remember to “restore” any in-app purchases (I use the DX Cluster, the Log Book and the band plans) before they will operate.
I was a bit stuck upgrading the first Maestro in isolation. Once I realized it had to be connected to v2.0 radio I whipped out the Raspberry Pi VPN to make that initial connection. Pretty neat to have control of my Flex-6700 from work!
This coming weekend I hope to upgrade my second Flex-6700 and second Maestro on Washington Island, though I am a bit far off from keeping that station live 24/7 yet. My internet on the island is just adequate to run SmartLink, though I may need to do some tweaking control bandwidth.
Kudos to FlexRadio Systems for making this HUGE upgrade so simple and easy.