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Flex Insider PG XL Update 9/8/18

HCampbell  WB4IVF
HCampbell WB4IVF Member ✭✭
edited March 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows

In case you haven’t seen the 9/8/18 Flex Insider PG XL update, here it is:

 Dear Power Genius XL customers,

 In our last update we informed you of a problem discovered when operating the amplifier for extended periods at full power on 6 meters running FT8. We have corrected the problem, received and tested the first modified filter units and are pleased with the results. We expect to receive upgraded modules in about 2-3 weeks at which time we will begin updating all units currently in operation at customer sites. We estimate the upgrade process will take approximately 2-3 weeks once upgraded modules are received. Once field upgrades are completed we will resume production shipments.

 The good news is that a significant number of customers have been using their Power Genius XL daily on the other bands and tell us they are very pleased with its operation. 

Once again we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your patience as we work diligently to get Power Genius XL ready for production delivery. The factory is preparing to ramp up production as soon as the field upgrades are completed. We will send another status update once we are well into the process of upgrading the units from the field.


Gerald Youngblood


  • KF4HR
    KF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    FRS can you give us an estimate of how long it will be before the PG-XL pre-orders get filled?  (Orders submitted prior to Jan 1, 2018.)
  • mikeatthebeach .
    mikeatthebeach . Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Hint It all depends if you believe in Santa Claus
    Have you been naughty or nice in 2018 ????
  • WQ2H - Jim Poulette
    edited March 2020
    Thanks for the post Howard !

    Can you think of any reason why they wouldn't send this to existing Flex customers that have been on the PGXL waiting list?

    Jim, WQ2H
  • K1UO Larry
    K1UO Larry MaineMember ✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    This one was sent out 9/28/18 :

    Power Genius XL Update

    Dear Power Genius XL customers,

    Since my last update on September 8th, we have begun upgrading all previously shipped customer units, and expect to complete this process by the end of October. 

    Each amplifier is being tested at 1,500 Watts key down for 5 minutes on multiple bands prior to shipment with excellent results. This means that you will be able to operate the amplifier at full legal limit even in the most strenuous operating conditions such as FT8 and RTTY contesting, with no power back off.

    Ranko and I are very grateful for the hard work of the FlexRadio and SKY SAT (4O3A) development teams, and in particular Graham Haddock (KE9H) and Dan Quigley (N7HQ) for their expertise, contributions and leadership in bringing the Power Genius XL product to market readiness.

    As we finalize upgrades of current customer units, we will begin contacting pre-order customers to confirm shipping information and complete payment. 

    Thanks again for your patience and confidence. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time if you have questions about PGXL or any other FlexRadio activities.

    Gerald Youngblood
    FlexRadio Systems

  • HCampbell  WB4IVF
    HCampbell WB4IVF Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018

    You have to sign up to receive the Flex Insider emails Jim.  I don’t know where the sign up link is on the new Flex site, but you could send them an email to add you to the list.

  • Steve K9ZW
    Steve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 2018
    @WQ2H Reason is FRS has considered the Insider as an “opt in” communication. Pretty certain you can simply contact FRS asking to be added. Those on the waiting list may have received an invite along the way, though I think mine was filtered. 73 Steve K9ZW
  • Joe - KC2TN
    Joe - KC2TN Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Has there been any progress, updates, info etc...regarding the PG-XL tuner that’s supposed to come with the amp when purchased or reserved early on?

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