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No PC/Remote Audio Input to radio after v3.3.33 w/local PTT
I'm creating this post to garner some attention to a station breaking bug, that seems to be getting 0 attention or traction from FRS.
On 6400/6600/m radios with any software past v3.3.33, transmit audio sent remotely or via PC Audio is not working if you key the radio with a hardware switch attached to PTT IN.
So, if you use the radio the way it was intended, with digital I/O (aka PC Audio), local PTT causes all TX audio to be lost.
This represented a new bug I quickly discovered and reported with v3.3.41 back in mid-February and it was assigned defect number SMART-9340 – Hardware PTT overrides PC Mic Input (possible regression). I've followed up a few times since then and the same answer is always given. No ETA, no further information and not even a confirmation this is something that will ever be fixed in a future update.
Are there any other stations experiencing this issue and would like to see it fixed? How long is too long to wait for serious regressions to be resolved? It is FRS's policy to only keep N-1 versions of the software available, so, how long till they remove the working versions and I become stuck with a radio I can't get audio to. I have multiple radios in the shack that all source audio from the PC, this cuts down on opportunity for RFI ingress and allows consistent and flexible operation no matter which piece of gear is being used. I'm disappointed to see that this is how Flex treats their customers. Because of this issue I shy away from using this kit on voice modes these days, and I have to seriously question if a Flex radio belongs in the shack. Sad. Not to mention broken DAX drivers and their continuing incompatibility with default Windows 11 security features (Core Isolation), and their ever-pending rewrite.
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