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Flex 6xxx Fan Replacement
There has been great concern about fan failure and replacement in the fgpa fan speed thread.  That thread has gotten almost impossibly lo...
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Does Flex have a new 6700 coming soon?
I notice that on the Flex web site that they have reduced the price of a new 6700 by $1000.00. Does this mean there is a new model to rep...
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software power off switch
I have set up my 6600 with a remote power on via a web controlled AC power switch on the DC supply.  After the supply powers up there is ...
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Marcus - DL8MRE - IOS SmartSdr
Would like to publicly thanks Marcus for the tireless support he provided over the last few day when I was having trouble with the instal...
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Ipad no longer showing the water fall
Until recently I was able to use my Ipad to access my 6600 via the 4G network,  Now it connects and the spectrum display is there and I c...
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Pros and Cons of a 6600M vs a 6600 plus a Maestro
Would some of you knowledgeable members please please advise me the pros and con of the two configurations
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When will Flex publish detailed specs for the 66xx series?
I have check Flex's web site and have been unable to find detailed specs for the 66xx radios which are supposed to be in field tests.
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Flex Insider communication
I signed up for Flex Insider at the beginning of the year.  To date I have not received one.  Its my understand at least one has been pub...
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Flex virtual com ports on non SmartSdr PC's
I have several PC's on my LAN.  I recently found that 2 PC's that have never had any Flex software installed on them.  Have Flex virtual ...
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SmartLink TX question
The remote facility that Smartlink  gives us is great.  I have been able to demonstrate my 6500 at my Radio Club.  How ever one of the qu...
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Fkex USB port or computer USB or RS-232 between Flex-6500 and Expert 1.3K-FA
Anyone using USB port and FTDI cable to connect and control 1.3K-FA? Have NOT attempted to construct 9 pin to 15 pin adapter cable just y...
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Smartlink PTT
I am looking for advice on how to use PTT on my Win10 laptop using Smartlink. Smartlink seem to be working fine but I can't seem to find ...
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Future V2 enhancements.
Since V2 has been released there have been many suggestions as to what Flex should include in future releases.  Many of these have merit,...
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Final design of the case used in the new 64/66 models.
Is the case design shown on the Flex web site the one that will be released?  Only IMHO it is not in the same class and as the well desig...
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Versions v 1.10.16 and v 2.0.17
Can one still run version 1.10.16 after version 2 has been loaded?
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Maestro going forward
 Does any one know if the Maestro's going forward have the same specs as the displays on the "M" series? Thanks John
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SmartSDR v1.10.15 question
Hi, as a new 6500 user (5 Weeks) I have been running SmartSDR 1.10.8 with no problems other than those of my own making while learning.  ...
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Maestro and Yaesu YAESU MD-100A8X set up?
I just took delivery today of my Maestro and I thought I would try using my Yaesu desk mic with the cable turned for RJ45.  It works but ...
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A couple of new user 6500 questions
As a new user I am enjoying the 6500 but have need of advice.  1: Am I supposed to see or hear anything when I activated the WBN button?...
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New 6500 owner
As a very new owner of a new Flex 6500 I have a number of questions,  1: What is the purpose of the buttons on the front of the rig? 2: I...
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