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witch download file do i need for my flex 3000 to work on my ,computer core i5

barry heller
barry heller Member, Unconfirmed
witch download file do i need for my flex 3000 to work on my ,computer core i5


  • VE7ATJ_Don
    VE7ATJ_Don Member ✭✭✭

    Hi Barry... best bet is PowerSDR from KE9NS. PowerSDR (ke9ns.com

    Have fun. I understand it is great software to work with!

    By the way, you'll also need some sort of adapter to create a firewire port, as I understand it. The flex 3000 needs this to communicate to the computer.

  • Bob K8RC
    Bob K8RC Member ✭✭✭

    Just to be clear, SmartSDR is for Flex 6000 series radios only.

    PowerSDR is for previous models, like yours.

  • VE7ATJ_Don
    VE7ATJ_Don Member ✭✭✭

    HI Barry... I also found this on a search of the 'Legacy Radios' forum here. It's from Flex Radio Employee Tim, from 2018 --

    "There isn't an alternative solution to using the FLEX-5000 and FLEX-3000 with a non-native Firewire interface. It will just not work if the 1394 bus is being emulated by a different physical interface. It will also not work if the FIrewire interface is not 100% IEEE 1394 compliant too. The only thing I have heard might work is a Thunderbolt interface with the Firewire connector."

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