Alien Abduction and the new Flex 6800

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I was abducted by Aliens yesterday and found that they had the new F6800 onboard their spaceship. Wow! What a radio! Totally mind controlled! It uses the " think system" to control the radio. You merely think about the frequency and it tunes the radio to that frequency, and CW? No paddle needed! Think words and it sends CW! It also anticipates the QSO before it happens! Fills out the QSLs and mails them before the contact is made! Fllex, when will that radio be available for us terrestial beings?
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Oh nooo, not again. I hope they don't put a date on it......
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DrTeeth

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You've got that old thing? You must have been abducted by some primitive ones. The F9000 is implanted on one's brain and can send infinite modes - size of a pin-head with a smaller version out next year. Does not rely on ionospheric propagation.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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I think this is how the New World Order is to implemented, shame on Flex...
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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When offered, take the red pill ;-)
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Manfred HB9FLU

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what about the blue one?
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Tony Taddeo

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Very funny.
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WH6HI - Pat

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The F9000 uses JT-Warp which has an unlimited data throughput and no latency.  It is common knowledge that one can receive a full duplex reply before the message is even sent. 
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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And it consumes only 1 Hz of bandwidth too
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WH6HI - Pat

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And consumes no power in the present tense....only in the future tense!
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Bill-W9OL

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My question:
When you worked that last needed DXCC station, Can you use the 'mind control feature' to force your qso partner to AUTOMATICALLY mail you the qsl so you don't have to send him a SASE and pray that the DX station gets it?
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Tony Hateley

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bet it had not got fm
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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FM was so last millennium... 

Now it is  Tachyon Modulation that is all the rage!  
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Bill -VA3WTB

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But no kidding, what will our radios be like in 50 years?
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Bill Roberts

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With the "think system," it must be able to play 76 Trombones or at least Minute in G.  At least, that's what Prof. Harold Hill wrote in QST.
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60 years ago there was the DX-40 transmitter, I have one and it is still usable. You think a Flex 1500,3000, 5000, 6000 series will be usable in 20 years?
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Certainly - but for nostalgic sake possibly, just like the Heathkit was by the time it was 20 years old.  World was filling with solid-state Transceivers by the DX-40's 20th birthday.

Would be awesome if one's main shack rig could predictably be a twenty-year purchase, but life isn't that way.  Even the DX-40 was hamfest bargain table fare by the time it was 20 years old, and it was hardly leading edge stuff in the late 50's when it came out either.

Interestingly as SDR radios the Flex-Series and the Signature-Series  have more growth potential before they become static-designs, where as the DX-40 was static design old school from day one.

Should be just as much fun getting the Flex to twenty-years-in-the-shack status as it was with DX-40, so some things never change!


73


Steve

K9ZW

 

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Burt Fisher

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What operating system will still work with the Flex series in 2035?


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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Windows 1.023x10^23
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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My last rig was a Yaesu FT-757GXii, purchased in 1987 that replaced a 60's vintage Collins S-Line.  I have no doubt that my 6500 will serve me well for the next 20 years, if I myself last to 90.
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WH6HI - Pat

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And it is still based on the NT core.....
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WH6HI - Pat

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Steve, I will be close to 88 by the 20th year,  wonder if I will remember how to turn it on.  Got a grand idea,,,,  Tim, see if you can make it old fart proof!
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Winston VK7WH

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25 years will do me. That'll make me 100 and qualify for my birthday card from Her Majesty the Queen.
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Richard McClelland, AA5S

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No one would ever guess that Tim majored in chemistry.  I wonder if it is a riddle that Avogadro's number has been divided by six (approximately)?  The number of days until 1.4 is released, eh?  
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Good catch, Richard!  It should have been a "6", but I fat fingered it it.
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In the future software release versioning will count down instead of counting up, you will receive the Final release first and the alpha software will be written last. the next to the last version will be simple to write too.
Example Source Code copy/pasted from SmartestSDR-alpha v0.0.01

#include <iostream>
int main()
{
    std::cout << "Goodbye, cruel world!\n";
}


SmartestSDR-alpha v0.0.00, will then be generated on the users machine as an empty, 0byte file and immediately uploaded back to the Mothership.
SmartestSDR will then regress further into negative versions, counting in reverse with SmartestSDR-omega v-0.0.01, the process may stall for a while, between v-1.3.0 and -1.5.0 but, using a regressive, negative versioning scheme customers will not see this as a delay, though it will cause many customers to complain that it violates the Second law of thermodynamics  because it uninstalls and uploads before they have a chance to delete it. So they insist that Flexradio stop the attempts at writing a "Software Designed Singularity" and just use the standard hardware Black Holes like the competition does.

NO5J - Jay ,73
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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The view from the event horizon is lovely this morning...
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Jay / NO5J

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thats what I get for playing with </>.  
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Jay / NO5J

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Maybe it folded that paragraph thru an alternate reality n-dimension.
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Jay / NO5J

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When I crossed the Event Horizon it actually did feel as if the entire universe was chasing me down into a bottomless hole, at the speed of light. I was worrying about that when suddenly, I popped into existence here. Who are all these people, and why do only a few of them have Texas accents? Maybe I'm back in Kansas, Toto stop licking that! You don't have any idea where it's been. And I don't think we're in Austin anymore.
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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....And 4/1/2015 is still 3 weeks away.
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After all this information I am not sure I would install software released on April 2!

Jim
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Why does the most modern radio there is still do CW?  Like wood spoke wheels on a Tesla.
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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It is the original "digital mode", and just a whole bunch of fun!
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So is dancing the Charleston.
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Burt Fisher

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Claudius why do you still walk when there are cars?
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Flex did spend a good deal of time in the last release of perfecting that wood spoke wheels option too.  
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Yes they did, if it were not in such demand...
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My F9000 experience was through a pair of Google Glasses whereby I could hear every amateur signal on the air simultaneously.  Yes, the F9000 has infinite slices! Additionally the user may contact any number of Hams on the air concurrently. Thus WAS, DXCC etc can be earned in a few minutes. Truly and amazing radio. When is the roll-out on Earth?
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I hope it's soon... I'm giddy just thinking about it....
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Andrew Russell

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Clear aliens that advanced would have an Flex N! using quantum entanglement for instantaneous universal communication.
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Clear aliens? Maybe thats where the voices are coming from. Thanks! I was worried it would turn out to be the drugs. Worried I wouldn't be able to afford any new addictions. Maybe I could just ask them to wear a hat or something. How many heads have they got? Sometimes the voices seem to be talking to each other. 

73, Jay - NO5J
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Laughing so much it hurts



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You know, it's been said with these radios, if you can hear em you can work em. I wonder what these aliens can do. I know some aliens work pretty cheap, wait a sec, I bet they don't even need green cards, if they keep they're mouths shut, I'm certainly not gonna say anything. Who's to know. I'll just say. Hey Mr. IRS do your co-workers know you've been hearing voices? Yeah I see all those hats on the floor, you got something against collecting hats. Want to see the hats move all by themselves? Might go good with the voices in your report. Maybe you need to take a pill or something, I got some good ones if your interested.

73, Jay - NO5J