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Printed Flex-6000 Series Manuals

Several new FlexRadio Flex-6000 series owners have emailed me asking about pre-printed manuals.

FlexRadio as a Software Defined Radio outfit sends a CD with new radios (or at least mine came with them) and depends on downloads for updates.

That is great if you are somewhere with good cheap connectivity and if you are like me where a printed manual is helpful, are willing to print out a copy.

Peter WA2CWA at the ManualMan has an arrangement to offer preprinted manuals: ManualMan.com FlexRadio Manuals

Technically the Hardware and Software manuals are different downloads, which ManualMan offers unpunched, pre-punched or comb-bound.

They print the latest public released version, unless you ask them for an older version.

I started using their manuals when my Flex-5000A arrived in 2008 – WHERE IS THE BOOK ON THIS THING? – HIGH QUALITY VINTAGE MANUALS FROM THE MANUALMAN

Of course they offer a lot of other manuals, claiming to have some 15,000+ manuals available!!!

73

Steve
K9ZW

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Jeff KE9V issues the full re-release of the Ham Radio Adventure “Cornbread Road”

Today Jeff Davis KE9V released the remaining episodes of Cornbread Road.

Back in 2010 Jeff KE9V posted this teaser for the series:

Deep in the Heartland a small group of ham radio enthusiasts enjoy an idyllic existence of wide open spaces, no antenna restrictions, low-noise levels, simple living, and good fellowship. But things aren’t exactly as they seem. Unexplained lights in the night sky, radio signals masked from the ether, strange late night visitors to this small farming community…

I listened to Cornbread Road when Jeff rolled it out https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/cornbread-road-jeff-ke9vs-work-a-different-kind-of-ham-radio-podcast/ , and wrote  https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/cornbread-road-a-ke9v-audio-amateur-radio-novel-fully-on-line/ when the original 13 episodes were all put online.

I caught the re-release on Jeff KE9V’s Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/ke9v/

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Jeff KE9V promises a full re-release of the Ham Radio Adventure “Cornbread Road”

Latest Update  see: https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/jeff-ke9v-issues-the-full-re-release-of-the-ham-radio-adventure-cornbread-road/

Jeff Davis KE9V recently tweeted “Cornbread Road Episode 1 – for old times sake, do you remember?” and posted the first episode at:

https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep1.mp3

[Edit] When this article came live, Jeff KE9V had also posted episode #2 (linked below).

Jeff KE9V commented “I’ll be posting all 13 episodes again spread over several weeks. These were originally recorded starting June 2010 so it’s been a decade.”  Back in 2010 Jeff KE9V posted this teaser for the series:

Deep in the Heartland a small group of ham radio enthusiasts enjoy an idyllic existence of wide open spaces, no antenna restrictions, low-noise levels, simple living, and good fellowship. But things aren’t exactly as they seem. Unexplained lights in the night sky, radio signals masked from the ether, strange late night visitors to this small farming community…

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An Excellent FT8 Guide by ZL2IFB

Gary Hinson G4IFB/ZL2IFB runs a pretty awesome website https://www.g4ifb.com/ and has done an excellent job of producing an FT8 Guide available as a PDF.

https://www.g4ifb.com/FT8_Hinson_tips_for_HF_DXers.pdf

I’m partway through rereading his guide and would recommend it to both new FT8 users and the experienced operator.

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An Experience of FlexRadio’s Remote Access Helping a Corrupted DAX Issue

Having several Windows PCs, and Apple Macs/iPhones/iPads all in use with four FlexRadio Flex-6000’s in various locations, AND participating the Alpha Testing Program with lots of extra test versions of software, I have messed up a few installations with DAX naming corruption issues. Usually I’ve been able to use the FRS published procedures to sort things out.

But then came one PC, a HP fanless i5 used at my Washington Island QTH, that caught the DAX-Blues really hard.

The usual techniques didn’t sort out this mess – and I was at the verge of making it worse!

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REPOST: The K9YA Telegraph, a PDF based Amateur Newsletter

Here some twelve years after I first wrote about the K9YA Telegraph I still look forward to each issue.  Perhaps you might enjoy reading it too!

Original post January 2007 – https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2007/01/23/the-k9ya-telegraph-a-pdf-based-amateur-newsletter/

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I simply look forward to each copy!

The K9YA Telegraph is a wonderful read.

The editors’ positive attitudes really show and I find myself printing out, reading and sharing each issue.

There isn’t much more that I say, other than this pdf based periodical deserves your attention!

73

Steve
K9ZW

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