Flex-3000 firewire connection issue cable ??

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HI  have buy a used Flex-3000 for a club remote radio project

but have strange issue whit firewire cable when plug cable  
most of time radio green led go on for 1-2 second the go off 
some time not lit at all  and about 1 time on 10 try led stay on 

but even when if it stay on powerSDR not always "see" the radio
once it see it  ,work  until a cycle power 

firewire card was Startech PEX1394A2V  whit  VIA  OHCI chipset
that late PC whit 4 core I5 proccessor and PCI-e  and USB3

any ida ??   

73   Marc  L.  VE2OLM
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Has the firewire card ever worked 100% ? If not then try using another cable and if still a problem, then try another firewire card. Not all firewire cards will work properly. You can also try another port for the card
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got radio only few week ago  and buy card bit later since card that come whit radio was PCI

so have no historical data yet  , have try to change cable but no luck
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The recommended Firewire chipset is a Texas Instruments. Others may have issues.  
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Jay / NO5J

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Some of the VIA chip sets had those issues. So it might be the card.

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73, Jay - NO5J

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HI ok thank 

have order a Siig NN-E20012-S2 FireWire 2-Port PCIe 

so hope it fix the thing ...
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Marc

That should work, it's the same PCIE card that Flexradio is selling in the store. I went with the, PCI version, a Siig NN-400012-S8, also sold by Flexradio, I got mine off of Amazon. Both are TI chip sets. The PCI version because I had a single PCI slot left available in this PC, and wanted to fill it first before filling my PCIE slots. Mine works great.

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73, Jay - NO5J