FlexRadio and 4O3A related info

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SteveM

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Greg

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This is interesting.  The video says it tracks via API and SmartSDR.  I wonder how/if it will work if SmartSDR is not running and the radio is only controlled by Maestro...

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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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It is talking to the API in the radio directly.  Antenna Genius is a client to the API just like SmartSDR and Maestro are.
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SteveM

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I caught that too. He said it interfaces to the radio through the API, so I think the app for the antenna switch could be running on a PC somewhere while you are using the Maestro - you just cannot make changes to the app from Maestro.
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Greg

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Thanks Gerald. It may be a good idea for them to clarify that. The description sounds like it connects to smart SDR and not to the radio.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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I've left a phone message for Force 12 asking on the ETA for actual Antenna Geniuses. I've also asked about the Station Genius 2.0 upgrade.


Antenna Geniuses are available for pre-order only if paid in full. No problem if the ETA is weeks or perhaps a month or two.


Will post news when info comes.


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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Amazing customer service and I received a retrain call while I was out on site at the remote island QTH.

Loose plans are that pre-ordered units would be here by holloween (4 weeks) with perhaps another four-five weeks delay for the next batch due to demand. I've put in my preorder as this switch with its native WAN control is exactly what I've wanted.

My other question on the version 2.0 upgrade to the Station Genius is the upgrade is software based and is still in testing. A firm ETA isn't possible but guess is more than a month but less than six months.

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