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I'm A Bit Disappointed in V2.0

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  • Norm - W7CK
    Norm - W7CK Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Tony,

    I'd agree with just about everything you said except that your Flex has been the best "investment" you've made in ham radio.  Investments typically yield a profit.  If not, you dump the investment and invest in something else.  I'd say my 6700 has been the best purchase in ham radio I've made in a long time!  Love the rig. 
  • Ria
    Ria Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    RCFORB requires a computer and in my experience it has been unreliable. You can use a VPN and SmartSDR and that works very well.

  • Ken Hansen
    Ken Hansen Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    True, but I'm not sure what exactly you are responding to, but with RCForb (sponsored by elecraft) you Ned a PC to serve up the radio, SmartSDR/Flex has no such requirement, nor would an IC-7610 with it's integrated RS-BA1 server.
  • John AE5X
    John AE5X Member
    edited July 2017
    Profits aren't necessarily measured in dollars.
  • Tony Taddeo
    Tony Taddeo Member
    edited January 2018
    Norm - you must be an accountant :). Profit which comes from an investment doesn't need to be a monetary return. The whole experience of owning my 6700 over the past 4 years including the pleasure of using a radio with excellent performance together with the excitement and benefit of new releases has added to my enjoyment of life! Lets call it an investment in myself.

    Tony
    VK5TT
  • Norm - W7CK
    Norm - W7CK Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    I complain a lot on here.  Even so, I still let go of my $200 and got the v2 upgrade. 

    While there isn't much in v2.o that I'm interested in, I'm still looking forward to the 2.x updates that will occur over the next year so so.  I only wish there was a way to tell if there is anything planned in any of the v2.x releases that will be "for me".  I'm not a contester.

    Ria mentioned a while back that Remote Operation was the number one asked for feature for SmartSDR.   How did you know this?  What's #2, 3, 4, 5 etc.  I've never seen a list of feature list sorted by the number of user requests!   It would be great to see that.  It would be great to have just a hint of what's to come.  I agree with several others that mentioned they would like to see some sort of roadmap again.  I would love that as well, but I understand if Flex does not do this.

  • Bill -VA3WTB
    Bill -VA3WTB Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Have you ever heard,,I invested time and money? An investment can be anything spent...
  • Tony Taddeo
    Tony Taddeo Member
    edited January 2018

    Norm – the reality is that a small subset of the user group that make a lot of noise about missing deadlines and features they want but didn’t get, have effectively closed the benefit of being able to know what Flexradio is working on in future releases. Its been said several times that future developments and timelines is a fluid situation due to the nature of developing and commercialising technical products. I haven’t heard anything from Icom, Kenwood or Yeasu regarding future developments in all my years of owning their products. 

    Flexradio was never under any obligation to provide this information, which we should have all considered a privilege.

    Tony

  • Al_NN4ZZ
    Al_NN4ZZ Loganville GAMember ✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Hi Norm,
    Actually you can see the list of ideas submitted.  You can list them by the number of user votes to see how they rank.  In the lower right on the community is a section that defaults to showing "problems."  But you can change it to show the idea list.   I have it set up  and saved to display that way.    See the snapshot below.  

    BTW, "WAN Remote" does not come up on the list that I could find.  There are 1,000+ ideas so maybe it's down there somewhere but not near the top.   FRS announced WAN remote way back in the early days.  It is a feature that is likely good for business and everyone benefits in that way.  WAN Remote is popular but I haven't seen any quantitative data comparing it with the other enhancements that are ranked by user votes.  I think it was something they committed to and a feature that the 6xxx  "thin client" architecture would support better than others using a "thick client" architecture so it would be a competitive advantage.  


    If you would like to see the details on an idea,  you can click on it,  add a  comment,  and add your vote. 


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    When you CLICK the REFINE button you can select what you want to see.  Here is how I have it set up so I always see the idea list displayed. 

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    Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
    al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
    SSDR / DAX / CAT/ 6700 -  V 1.10.16
    Win10



  • Michael Starkey
    edited July 2017
    I took a long look at the ideas list as suggest by Al. The top-10 on the list indexed by me-too's are mainly GUI, general usability and ergonomics improvements. I look forward to some effort going in to implementing these features in the near future - some of the high scorers have been on that list 3-4 years.
  • KC9NRN
    KC9NRN Member
    edited July 2017
    I wish I could afford the 6700. :)
  • Dan -- KC4GO
    Dan -- KC4GO Member
    edited January 2018
    If you give some folks $200 they would complain because  it wasn't $400 and you didn't pay the tax on the gift. It's just human nature for some to find a reason to complain.  I'm happy and everyone should know that ALPHA testers also paid for their upgrade to 2.0 after spending hundreds of hours loading and testing 17 different versions. And a shout out to Ria for her efforts on the communities behalf. 

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