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SmartSDR 2.0 release date ?

Andrew O'Brien
Andrew O'Brien Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows
I am confused by several mentions of SmartSDR 2.0 recently.  Isb there a planned release date  where we can then purchase it ??

Answers

  • Jim Gilliam
    Jim Gilliam Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017

    I think our appetites are being whetted by the upcoming "Dayton"  convention propoganda. Parts of its functionality will be demonstrated, but no official release date has been specified. My gut feeling is it won't be long now.


    Jim, K6QE

  • Tony Hateley
    Tony Hateley Member
    edited May 2017
    Don't hold your breath
  • Jd Dupuy
    Jd Dupuy Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    I second that! Holding your breath could be hazardous to your ability to keep operating your transceiver. I just get up and go to work everyday and don't think about it.
  • Andrew Thall
    Andrew Thall Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I was at the Flex Booth in Xenia today and they told me that the release will be in June.
    Andy, k2oo

  • Bob - W8FB
    Bob - W8FB Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    Thanks for the info Andy. Are you hearing of any features besides WAN support?

    Bob, W8FB
  • K9DUR
    K9DUR Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    Target date is the end of June.  It is in the hands of the alpha testers now. -- 73, Ray, K9DUR
  • N6OIL
    N6OIL Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    What? That's a whole month away! I'm good with it, it will be here soon enough just like Christmas.
  • John - K3MA
    John - K3MA Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    I was also shown the slice undocking feature and it was mentioned (not promised) in V2.  You can now take any slice and move it to anywhere you want along with the operational control console that is usually on the right side of the screen.

    John K3MA

  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    When you say anywhere you want, do you mean within the SmartSDR window, or can you move it to another monitor?
  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Yes you can move Panadapters and controls to different monitor
  • Jerry  WA9UKB
    Jerry WA9UKB Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    One thing for sure if the 6400 has the retail value that is posted on the website my 6500 is now virtually worthless on the used market,
    the 6500 was 4200 new and if the retail is what is shown  for the 6400 and has two receivers then the 6500 wont have much value as resale value. I was afraid the flexes would devalue the same as computers.

    Jerry, WA9UKB 
  • George KF2T
    George KF2T Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    Or BY Christmas! Sorry, couldn't resist. It should be launched no sooner than it's ready to be.
  • Jd Dupuy
    Jd Dupuy Member ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    Jerry I feel your pain. I placed an order this morning for a 6600m. Now I wait 6 to 8 months. Anyone seen my new ICOM 7610?

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    edited May 2017
    To another monitor

  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    Thanks for the confirmation Howard. This is a good sign of what they have been working on for v2.0
  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    Icom rep Ray Novak on Hamnation Wednesday said the 7610 displayed at Hamvention is a prototype as they hope to be in production in the fall.

  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    The M6400 is the IC-7610 Killer as the M6400 has much better specs, 2 VFO Knobs at a lower price with much better software and Easy WAN Capability unlike that Kluge software that Icom is attempting to sell 
  • James Watts
    James Watts Member ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    Howard, lets revisit your statement next year. I think it's a bit premature to exclaim the M6400 is an IC-7610 killer. If market conditions of the IC-7300 are any indication (fastest selling transceiver to reach 10,000 units in history), I believe Icom and the IC-7610 will sell many rigs. Now, depending on what or how you measure "Killer" status, published specs might be better on the FLEX 6400M, but I believe the IC-7610 will sell many many more units than the 6400M at the same price point.
  • Michael Coslo
    Michael Coslo Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    I stopped holding my breath when my Mom and Dad showed me it didn't work for getting my way.
  • Tony Hateley
    Tony Hateley Member
    edited May 2017
    I will tell you what will happen exactly the same a when maestro was released,they will put all the energy in the new radios,and then maybe just maybe we will get version 2
  • Steve K9ZW
    Steve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    Since the new models REQUIRE v2.0 to be ready it wouldn't make sense to stage one product after another. 73 Steve K9ZW
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    As was on display at Dayton, the ability to move your TX panel out to another location is big.  You can make it full height, but have 2, 3 or 4 separate panadapters/slices open in different windows located wherever you want to put them on any of your monitors, however many you have.  Each one can be sized differently according to your needs for that particular slice or pan.

    This is very slick and adds much to the flexibility of the operation.

    Ken - NM9P
  • Tony Hateley
    Tony Hateley Member
    edited May 2017
    The new models can be shipped with the current version,and then a promise of free upgrade
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 2017
    The new FLEX-6400 and FLEX-6600 will ship with SmartSDR 2.0. All other radios purchased from now until 2.0 is released will receive a free 2.0 upgrade when available. This includes direct and major distributor sales.
  • James Whiteway
    edited May 2017
    Tim, do you know when the Trade Up program will start? (I would ask what prices might be like but, you might not know or be allowed to say just yet) If the price difference between my 6500 and Maestro for a 6600M, is not too huge, (have CFO here to keep me in line!) I might make the plunge.
    james
    WD5GWY

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 2017
    It is in place now.  Contact Sales for additional information.

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