I have 2.49 installed on my 6500 do I pay for version 3

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I have version 2.49 on my 6500 do I have to pay for version 3
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Tony Hateley

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Mark WS7M

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When did you buy your 6500?   When you purchased it, if it was eligible for upgrades you would have been told that your upgrade to 3.x was included in the purchase.
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Abed - AB5ED, Alum

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If you purchased your radio or SmartSDR v2 on or after Oct. 1, 2018 no additional payment is required. If you purchased a FLEX-6000 series radio prior to Oct. 1, 2018 there is a $199 fee (U.S.) to upgrade to this latest major version release. All subsequent point releases (v3.x) are available at no additional expense.
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Neal - K3NC, Elmer

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Download the new v3 smartsdr software and install it. When you start it up, it will see you need a license and present a dialog box that will initiate the purchase process (if that was your question!)

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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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This and many other related questions are covered in the SmartSDR FAQ here: https://www.flexradio.com/faq-smartsdr/.