Anyone using ThumbDV with Flex Radio?

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I’m interested in purchasing the ThumbDV dongle but I wanted to know if anyone has made a video demonstration with the 6000 series radios. I just wanted to get the basic info on how to setup and use with the 6000 series radio.

Basically I would like to see the ThumbDV in action with a flex radio.
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K6OZY created this one on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iIx45sBQr8


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That video is not there anymore! Could use it I have the thumb set up not sure of operating procedure? Thanks Jim N9kud
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Jim,  there seems to be some unresolved issues with using the ThumbDv with the latest SSDR release.   Bug tracker #4400 is still open and basically makes it a real pain to try and use DSTAR with a Flex radio.  Here is a link to the reported issue:

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/hf-dstar-with-ssdr-beta-v1-10-8-issue

The video in question was made before the issue came up with the latest SSDR software.  I'm hoping Flex will address this and come up with a fix.  Until they do DSTAR is mostly a bust with the Flex.  The delay is way too long to carry on a qso on a repeater or a network devise. 
 
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Thanks Cal..... I was wondering.... it used to work with the 1st beta. It doesn't now.
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Thank you Jay, this is exactly what I was looking for.
John
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While the #4400 bug is active. I've been using my ThumbDV to access Dstar reflectors, by plugging it into my PC and running Win DV / DV Node. It works great that way too.

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Can it be used for other modes that way Jay? Like DMR?
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I wish (no, just D*Star)!

It's peobably do-able with the right software...
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The ThumbDV has an AMBE 3000 vocoder chip, the Current Software only supports DSTAR. Fusion, DMR, P25, etc are also possible with the chip, But the available software only seems to support DSTAR. 

Demo/Review videos about the ThumbDV and WinDV. ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMN_TQQYzDo
and 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj8DjGDFYZw
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh8NTxE0mwQ

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