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aa3ssradio Member ✭✭
edited March 2021 in SmartSDR for Windows

It is getting down right ridiculous that we people who own Flex radios have to wait 2+ years to get this friggin issue with the antenna tuner fixed. It is useless the way it is and I wish Flex would get off its you know what and get it done. There is no excuse for it and you are selling NEW defective equipment. Maybe you should start reimbursing people who go buy a tuner that works??


  • SteveSmith
    SteveSmith Member
    Steve: It seems to me that you have purchased and sold several Flex radios in the last few years. Why do you constantly sell them and buy them again if you believe there are bugs. You should just sell your Flex and by the Yaesu again that you previously had.
  • Ken - VE5KC
    Ken - VE5KC Member ✭✭
    edited March 2021

    For some of us who have admittedly bought and sold Flex radios several times, it is a love hate relationship!

    There are many positive aspects of the Flex that work well. On the other hand there are many bugs and quirks that are waiting for fixes. In the mean time, you have learn to accept and work with some of the problems. For some, there are work arounds that can be used. The list is long and we are still waiting!

    As to the tuner problems, I personally was never satisfied with how they worked. The answer for me was to go with external tuners. That always work flawlessly for me.

    Radios from other manufacturers have their problems, we know that and may never get fixed, so you have to live with them. One of selling point for Flex is that it will have on going updates to fix problems and keep the radio up to date. "Upgrading the software and firmware can give you a whole new radio." We're waiting and hoping that the next update from Flex will really bring the fixes wanted!

  • Dave K5OZ
    Dave K5OZ Member ✭✭

    Hello Flexers,

    Below is part of the letter that was sent out by the Flex CEO on February 13, 2021. He is hoping they will release version 3.2.X by the end of the first quarter (3/31/21).

    “New SmartSDR v3.2.X

    We recognize that we have some lingering issues that need to be addressed in the software and have put in place a process that will address these. We have clear priorities based on customer feedback that will be implemented on upcoming releases beginning with a maintenance release of SmartSDR v3 expected by the end of 1Q21. A few of the key improvements and fixes will be:

    Notable bug fixes:

    • Improved ATU tuning and memory consistency

    • Advanced Networking visibility for all radio models and Maestro

    • Updated FlexVSP virtual serial port driver to address Windows Update issues

    • SmartControl: RF Gain setting fixed

    • USB Cables: Fixed bit cable functionality when using source slice

    • Numerous other fixes that can be found in the release notes

    Notable additions:

    • Added CTRL + mouse wheel scroll to zoom panadapter

    • Added front panel MAC and IP to Maestro information screen

    • Added TX band and antenna to station in multiFLEX dashboard

    • Maestro and M-model Radios: implemented double click for profile selection

    • Maestro and M-model Radios: added controls for enable/disable Auto Connect feature

    • Maestro and M-model Radios: double click on specific memory entry now loads memory

    • Maestro and M-model Radios: added buttons to sliders for fine grained control

    • Updated TURF files for Australia, Spain and Japan”




  • aa3ssradio
    aa3ssradio Member ✭✭

    So acording to this letter we only have 6 days to wait . . . We'll see.

  • Chris DL5NAM
    Chris DL5NAM Member ✭✭✭

    ... then they will announce a new Radio und a new SSDR update :-)

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