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what is a TURF file ?

ik2eglik2egl Member ✭✭
edited December 2018 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
anybody knows what has been designed for the TURF file and the functionalities of this configuration file  ?

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  • Al_NN4ZZAl_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Here is a note from the manual....

    Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com


  • ik2eglik2egl Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    tnx Al,
    my question arised after the manual reading and the need on not to have a EU file.
    Klaus confirm me that he provide a EU version after sending the SN Number

  • Steve-N5ACSteve-N5AC Community Manager admin
    edited February 2017
    TURF is "Tool for Updating Radio Frequencies" and it is primarily used to send region-specific transmit frequency ranges to the radio.  A file that has the region data in it is called a "TURF file" and it has the .turf extension.  If you are in MARS in the US, you can contact FlexRadio sales for a TURF file for extended transmit coverage or if you are a non-US customer, your distributor can provide you with a TURF file for your country-specific transmit ranges.  Generally, radios sold to non-US customers are "TURF'ed" before going to the customer -- they already have the national frequency ranges for the end-user's country programmed in the radio.
  • ik2eglik2egl Member ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    thanks Steve
  • Kevin HartleyKevin Hartley Member
    edited February 2014
    Unfortunately if you run a different turf file (for MARS use for example)  then shut off the radio/ SmartSDR, it doesn't remember and you have to re-load every time.  Bit of a pain! Was hoping this lack of persistence had been addressed in 1.1.0 but it hasn't been yet.   
  • Steve-N5ACSteve-N5AC Community Manager admin
    edited December 2016
    We just fixed this last week and we will have it for you shortly. It was a fascinating, obscure bug, it it's definitely fixed now.
  • Kevin HartleyKevin Hartley Member
    edited February 2014
    Fantastic news, thanks Steve!
  • Michael - N5TGLMichael - N5TGL Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I've used it and it worked great since I had a US radio that I've taken with me to the UK.  Process was simple, easy and went without a hitch.  Now I'll have to re-TURF when I repatriate back to the states.

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