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MARS Operations with SmartSDR



  • edited December 2019
    Could i get a copy plz? [email protected]
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    I have been trying to find this document too Joseph but I have not heard back from anyone who might have it. If you do finally track it down please let us all know. In the meantime, a new MARS MSC software environment is now available for 2020 and I’d like to arrange a secure online webinar for Flex users to share their configuration setups and get some help setting up. Is anyone here interested?
  • Kg5dwxKg5dwx Member ✭✭
    edited February 19
    I’ll participate RODNEY, 512-496-4301
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    I have Rodney’s phone for a MARS support session using Flex. Here is mine - 206-465-6963. I’m available to arrange a session in early January 2020. Folks can text my cell to let me know of their interest.
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited January 6
    Thanks for your assistance today Rodney! If others need help to get MS-DMT configured to their Flex over DAX AND CAT then let me know here — paying it forward!
  • edited January 14
    Could you email me a copy for my flex 6400. [email protected]
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited January 14
    If anyone has a copy of Phil’s original MARS setup document for the Flex could you please let us know in this thread? I have not back heard from Phil and some people I reached out to privately no longer have his document. I have had to work with other mentors on this thread to get things configured. It’s a very tight “club” of MARS members who use Flex. I think those of us who use a Flex for MARS ought to have a online conference call to compare and assist others.
  • ChazzChazz Member
    edited January 16
    Hi, I'm a new MARS member and I would be very interested in attending a webinar.
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited January 16
    Hello Chazz, please start by asking Flex support to validate you for a new TURF file for your rig. After that, leave me a voice message at my number. You and I will then need to authenticate according to standard procedures. What is your Amateur Radio callsign?
  • ChazzChazz Member
    edited February 6
    Hi John,

    Left you a voice mail. I have MS-DMT and Station Manager Ver4 set up and  can receive. Having problems with the transmit, cannot get the radio to key up. Any help appreciated.

  • Michael - N5TGLMichael - N5TGL Member ✭✭
    edited February 7
    John, if you have any luck, please fling it my way.  My setup works fine, but it uses VSP and that just seems unnecessary with the way that CAT work on the Flex...but it works, so I haven't tried to come up with a new method that gets rid of that.
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited February 5
    Hi Michael, please email me (QRZ) or text/call me using my number in this thread. Happy to help. I’m not using VSP and have two slices set up for digital/voice. SDR is a growing thing in the MARS community.
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited February 6
    It was good talking to you on the phone Chazz! Sounds like you got things going in the right direction now. I still recommend using SmartSDR DAX and CAT instead of the virtual audio programs that other (non SDR) operators are encouraging - primarily because they recommend what they know works for them but our Flex radios are a “horse of a different color” and we have other/better tools that we can use. Stay in touch. Cheers!
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    The software developer of MARS-ALE and the ubiquitous MS-DMT software modem has requested that interested operators with MARS, SHARES, and CFARS licenses -- and those specifically with Flex Radios --  send an email to join his new online group that is looking to develop new software specifically for the Flex Radio MARS environment and for the broader, and still emerging, SDR environment.

    Your participation is requested. The developer asked that his message below be reposted:
    Looking forward [to] future development on my end, please tell me what Flex 6000 series model(s) you own and your MARS/SHARES/CFARS callsgn by sending a message [with a subject line of] "FLEX 6000" to: 
    [email protected]
    I am a member of his new group myself and am happy to answer any questions I can.

     I have reposted here because this group has the highest number of Flex/MARS members following this thread.

  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 15
    You should start a new Idea post with this info so it is "front and center"
  • John WA7UARJohn WA7UAR Member ✭✭
    edited June 23
    The developer of MARS ALE and MS-DMT has released a new version of ALE that is specific to the Flex 6000 series. It is his first specific release for our platform (that I know of).

    It is available from this groups io page:

    And here is his announcement:

    This is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the [email protected] group.Uploaded By: MARSALE <[email protected]>
    FLEX6000 ALE_32 Test Build
    The Groups.io Team
    Seeing as this community feedback page is being retired by the end of June 2020, and a new community has not yet been established, I recommend that folks download as much content as they can for their archives. I am currently using my Safari web browser to save each page here as a "Web Archive" on my local machine.

  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited June 23
    WOO HOO!!!!!!!!

  • Could you send me a copy? I'm using a 28Mhz to 144Mhz converter and I can't get TX on the high end of the band. my email: [email protected]

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