Fast SO2R switching now possible with new 2.2.8

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As some already have indicated version 2.2.8 is really an improvement also in the field of SO2R switching. I have only tested it in  remote mode (with 4G 30 ms latency) and I can see the difference. Now doubt. So to all CW SO2R Flex users - Christmas seems early this year :)  
Cudos to the Flex team!!  
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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This by far is my favorite like of 2.2. I’ve tested it through several contests and it works excellent.
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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Yes this was a big advancement for the contesting group.  I was quite pleased with the improvements that had been a long time coming.
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Oh I see. Great. How short CW delay times do you use without getting timing conflicts when switching? 
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Johan SE3X

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Låter bra det där Kari. Jag ska försöka prova lite SO2R med min 6700 framöver. Kör bara SSB så blir kul se hur det fungerar. Har skaffat ett Expert 1 kFa nu som S&P PA. Ska bara löda upp lite kabel så blir det att prova. /Johan

Sorry all English speaking Flexianian friends, regard above as a Swedish language test :)
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Hej, Ja det är ju ett enorm lyft inte minst ratemässigt. Lycka till! 73
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Johan SE3X

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Ska slå dig en signal i veckan som kommer. Har ju fortfarande inte hämtat mitt 40m kit till HyGain Exp 14 jag köpte förra, eller om det var förr förra sommaren. Ska upp med den snart, så må komma och hämta när jag kommer ner till Sth om några veckor.  73 /Johan
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Google Translate slays all language barriers (mostly)!

Sounds good that Kari. I will try to try some SO2R with my 6700 in the future. Just drive SSB so it's fun to see how it works. Has acquired an Expert 1 kFa now as S & P PA. Just loose some cable and it will be a try. / Johan
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Johan SE3X

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Really close Tim :) I only do SSB, and I have to make a bit of cabling to connect from radio to PA. I hope you recover and get well. Love to be part of this community!
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Jim Gilliam

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This is a little off the subject, but I feel like the folks at Flex are part of the family.


Jim, K6QE

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IW7DMH, Enzo

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Hello,
could you provide a list of contesting software, in addition to N1MM, that can support Flex 6000 series in SO2R mode?I am going to learn SO2R mode and any suggestion would be apprecciated.

Thank you very much
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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The radio software supports OTRSP so any software that supports OTRSP will work.

Ria
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IW7DMH, Enzo

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Thank you very much.
From the K1XM web site (http://www.k1xm.org/OTRSP/index.html) it seems they are N1MM, WriteLog and Win-Test

73' Enzo
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Hi I have tested thoroughly on CW DXlog, N1MM and Writelog. All work very well. You better test in advance. In respect to DXlog you need to wait for next release though. 73s 
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IW7DMH, Enzo

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Hello,

during the we, as I am too far away from Dayton (HI HI), I developed a small utility that supports OTRSP protocol.
I like very much 5MContest, a russian contest software, that, for what I know, doesn't support OTRSP.
My program simply monitor the active (focused) window switching from Radio 1 to Radio 2 as the operator select the related window. It can also configure audio to listen only to the TX focused window, or it can select Stereo or RevStereo audio mode. Configuration is quite simple: you need to set up the beginning text of each window title and the serial port that supports the OTRSP protocol. Actually you can use it with each rig that supports OTRSP protocol and each contest software that uses a separate window for Radio 1 and Radio 2.
I appreciate a lot the SO2R switching imprevement of 2.2.8 release as well.
Thank you Ria for your great hint.

73' Enzo
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