#FlexRadio IRC Real-time Chat Discussion & Support

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Come join your fellow Flexer on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) for real-time support and discussions.   IRC has been around since the beginning of the internet and use is declining for a mainstream discussion area, but is still heavily used by computer users and technically savvy individuals.  If you connect to any server in the FreeNode network, you can join us in #FlexRadio.  In a world of SMS messaging, Skype, and other instant messengers, IRC still has a place to meet other like-minded users without having to worry about privacy or authorization issues.

There are many ways to join the #FlexRadio IRC channel.   You can join via a simple web browser interface, or use a more robust client that can stay connected for long periods of time.   I am in IRC 24/7 for work and play reasons, so I wanted to setup a home for us.

If you are a new Flexer or a seasoned Elmer and want to chat with others from this community, I urge you to give it a try and help strengthen our community.   My goal is to have a place to answer more complex issues or questions.

IRC Connection Details

Network:  FreeNode
Channel:  #FlexRadio

Web interface:  https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=FlexRadio

Find a local server for your IRC Client:  http://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml

There are many clients for IRC.  I use Textual5 for OS X and BitchX for Unix.   Google for IRC Clients to find one for you.   Here are the ones I know of:

Linux (Unix):  HexChat, Quassel, Smuxi, Irssi, WeeChatBitchX (command line only)
Windows:  mIRC (Most Popular), XChat, HydraIRC, KVIrc, Nettalk, Quassel, ThrashIRC
OS X:  TextualColloquy, LimeChat
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K6OZY, Elmer

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K6OZY, Elmer

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I need to recommend HexChat for Windows and Linux instead of mIRC for Windows.  I had no idea mIRC recently went to a paid model.   Please use HexChat instead.  

https://hexchat.github.io
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Chris,
Okay, loaded HexChat for Windows and it seems to be working fine.  Selected the freenode server and #FlexRadio channel.

Decided to set up my nickname as Al-NN4ZZ  

I'm new to the HexChat client and haven't use IRC in years, but using Name-Call seems like a good way to have both my name and call show up in the list.  I know you can also right click and get the "real name" but that is extra steps.  And looking up a call in QRZ name may not give the name you use.  (for example QRZ lists my first name, instead of Al, my middle name)

Thanks for setting this up....looks like another good tool.

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Can you recommend an IRC client for iOS
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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I downloaded IRCCloud for iOS and I like it. I do not have any experience with the others but this one is free and works nicely with multiple channels and networks.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Ok. Got it. Up and running at Freenode #FlexRadio

Of course, ID myself as KY6LA--Howard which is backwards or dyslexia.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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This is how Jay NO5J and I communicated when we were setting up our web site sdrgadgets.com it works well.
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Norm - W7CK

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I looked at sdrgadgets.com and it just says under construction.  Nothing there.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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I think this takes you to the wiki, then you can go to the main site. In the wiki page it has a place that says go to main page. On there are some articles.
http://wiki.sdrgadgets.com
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Jay / NO5J

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I wasn't aware there was a problem, thanks W7CK i'll try to fix it.
73, Jay - NO5J
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Larry da Ponte

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Thanks for setting this up!!  Using Quassel to connect
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Robbie - KI4TTZ

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Great idea! The chat room has been quite active today.
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Jay / NO5J

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Reminder Bump
16 Flexers currently and room for many more.
73, Jay - NO5J
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K6OZY, Elmer

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Bump for 1.6 upcoming release.  Get your IRC Clients ready now before the flood!
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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+1
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Jay / NO5J

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8 Flexers now. Come see how many we can really hold!

73, Jay - NO5J
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Robbie - KI4TTZ

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I imagine the chat room will be busy tonight. :-)
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Robbie - KI4TTZ

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Actually it's already busy!
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KM4CQG

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what a Mess Tim I downloaded 1.617 and now have a squeal from the DM780 when using digital modes couldn't figure it out and upon uninstall back to 1.5 now have DAX Driver whats the fix for this??

Ian