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SmartSDR v1.6 video

Barry N1EUBarry N1EU Member ✭✭
edited June 23 in New Ideas
I ran across this video on YouTube, which deals with digital modes enhancements in SSDR v1.6:


Any rumors on the contesting enhancements that he mentions?


  • Mark_WS7MMark_WS7M Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    Oh boy... Ken NM9P is going to be very happy about the Mic stream!!!
  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    You bet! And a lot of other enhancements that I have seen posted, or at least rumored here in the community. I have no inside information, about any specifics. Friends of mine who are alpha testers have all been sticking to their NDA's and saying nothing except, "You are going to love it!"
  • Bob G   W1GLVBob G W1GLV Member ✭✭
    edited June 16
    Awesome, Flex is years ahead of anyonee else. Find job to the Flex team.
  • EA4GLIEA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    LOL, cat out of bag, I have been waiting for FRS to publicly say something, didn't want to get Chris in trouble. It is a great video!
  • Ross - K9COXRoss - K9COX Member ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    the cat out the bag
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    Has somebody breached their NDA by making this video? It is a strange way for a company to release information if it is not, hi hi.

    Seems like there will be a lot to learn again, LOL. Hoe can one listen to several bands at once? How many antennas does one need? I just cannot get my head around how this aspect works - with one antenna (sob, sob) the issue is not that important. Would be useful to know if I win the national lottery (yeah, right).
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Ken, I have a few friends here who do the same to me...good job there is a lot of water between us, LOL ;-).
  • EA4GLIEA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    I really do hope Chris does NOT get in trouble. It is a wonderful video presenting how to do digital modes with the 6700. FRS expressed here that 1.6 wasn't out yet because of the holiday season and not being able to answer potential customer support calls after a major upgrade due to employee vacation. I keep refreshing the FRS website waiting for it to pop up any minute now!
  • Ali - 9K2WAAli - 9K2WA Member
    edited March 2017
    Absolutely awesome, multi-tasking beyond my imagination, one would need at least 3X27" screens to track all of the action, I hope FRS will go for detaching panadapters so one can spead'em across different screens with their corresponding digital programs,  otherwise a single screen operation will be almost impossible. 
  • Ernest - W4EGErnest - W4EG Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    AWSOME video!
    The worse part is; my 6700 is boxed up with Ver 1.4 for the last year.And no antenna.

  • Ray Andrews, K9DURRay Andrews, K9DUR Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016

    Not exactly a breach of the NDA -- at least not an intentional one.  Chris put the video together & presented it to the alpha test group on their e-mail reflector.  He probably simply forgot that anyone could search YouTube & find the video.

    Like Tim said, "Stay tuned...."  v1.16 will soon be here.

    73, Ray, K9DUR
  • Walt - KZ1FWalt - KZ1F Member
    edited November 2016
    NDAs are legal documents for a reason. If a party to a legal agreement decides to unilaterally disclose information because, "it's time", that's kind of a big deal. It is, however, up to the other party to decide what, if anything, to do about it. But it is a legal document, for a reason.
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Hi Ray,

    It is a very nice video and I shall enjoy watching it to get familiar with 1.6 before release. The production quality is excellent.

    I do hate those videos that are produced for the Flex where the author thinks his voice is in an audition, every special effect of the software is used and the narrator thinks he is a comedian. These faux-pas just detract from the content.

    73 de Guy G4DWV/4X1LT
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    I would just like to clarify something. My post above was talking about NDAs in general terms, or that was at least my intent. My post was not intended as encouragement for Chris to get into any trouble at all.
  • K6OZYK6OZY Member
    edited June 23
    Guys, this was an unlisted video that I prepared for Alpha review. Someone in the group leaked it. I am very disappointed by that and have set it private.
  • Bob N7ZOBob N7ZO Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    This might be a bit premature, but with the new mic stream, is there a way to record receive and transmit audio together? Most sound recording apps, such as Audacity or i-Sound 7, will only record from one sound device at a time.

    I would be surprised if Flex overlooked this.

    73, Bob (jumping the gun), N7ZO
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Good job I downloaded it for later viewing ;-). It is a very nice video and I hope that the experience does not discourage you from making others in the future.
  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I figured it was either that, or that it was recorded in anticipation of a software release and may have been posted early by accident, by an "oops" on a privacy click box, or attempting to time its release with the software release that had a short last minute delay....oops.

    In any case, The video is nicely done, and if the feature set holds and is accurate it looks like we are in for some really neat improvements that will be handy not only for contesters, but for the digital ops as well.  (But we all know that things sometimes can change at the last minute) 

    Some of the features demonstrated are applicable only to the 6700 with its dual SCU's, but many will apply to the 6500 & 6300 as well.

    I will be very interested to see what they did with RX EQ...I hope it is linked to the mode as well so I won't need to adjust my RX EQ every time I move from SSB to CW and back.  

    Oh Well... additional speculation is pointless.  We shall all know soon...

    Ken - NM9P
  • Jay -- N0FBJay -- N0FB Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    I was too late to the party.  :-(

  • Ken - NM9PKen - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Ya snooze, ya lose!  ha.  (;b)
  • Jay -- N0FBJay -- N0FB Member ✭✭
    edited January 2016
    Work gets in the way of my hobby. ;-)
  • Dan -- KC4GODan -- KC4GO Member
    edited November 2016
    Ernest, Your not to far away I can borrow it for a while and keep it up to date and warm. :)
    You would be welcome to come visit!!!!
    Dan --- KC4GO (Casselberry, Fl)   
  • George Molnar, KF2TGeorge Molnar, KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Ernest, either fix that situation or send it to a good home where it will be properly used. May I suggest mine? Happy New Year, my friend!
  • EA4GLIEA4GLI Salvador Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    Hi Chris,

    I don't think that it was leaked. I am subscribed to your channel so it popped up when you posted it 2 days ago. I think that it was more of a YouTube issue.

    It looks like 1.6 is imminent and there was no damage done, in my opinion. I really hope this has no consequences for anyone. None for you as your videos are great and I enjoy them very much and it would **** if you stop making them. None to the Alpha group at large (I am not a member of that group) as I believe no one leaked it and it would be detrimental to have bad blood looking for culprits. 

    My personal opinion is that not knowing what is to be expected down the pipeline of the Flex Radio hurts FRS more than stops competition from "copying" features.

    There are ways to manage expectations. There are Probable features like WAN and Possible features like, maybe Pure Signal. 

    I would love an option to Beta test Release Candidates with a clear understanding that it is NOT a stable version of the software. 
  • Jay NationJay Nation Member
    edited August 2016

    Wish granted!

    Your currently one of the Beta testers, the current Beta version is 1.5.1.image 

    It's also the Release version so your also on the release testing team.

    73, Jay - NO5J
  • Phil M0VSEPhil M0VSE Member ✭✭
    edited September 2016
    I found it while at work and watched the first few minutes but thought I would watch the rest later. I was really impressed with what I saw and annoyed now that 'real' work got in the way so I guess I will have to wait now? :(
  • Joe DuerbuschJoe Duerbusch Member
    edited January 2016
    Can't view, marked as private....Guess I was too late to view.

    Joe K0BX
  • Alan CAlan C Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    roger that! Can't view as it is marked Private...
  • K6OZYK6OZY Member
    edited February 2017
    I will flip it public once 1.6 is released.  This was not intended for early viewing.

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