Some ops stated that they buy the new version regardless of features just to support Flex. Well, the last time I checked, Flex is a for-profit company and not a charity.
I do like my 6700 but I see nothing in V3 for me that warrants spending $199. I'm sure MultiFlex is a welcomed feature for many but I have no use for it at this time. I'll stick to 2.3.9 and perhaps V4 will be more appealing to me.
I do suggest to Flex that when designing a new release they incorporate features that appeal to a broader range of customers and not only those that are interested in one particular feature. More ops would be inclined to upgrade.
Have a Flexcellent day!
I upgrade to support Flex and figure that for all the pleasure I get from my radios $200 is not a bad price to pay to help provide a tiny bit of income for Flex.
Just my way of thinking.
If you don't plan to use the Multi-Flex feature, is there any other good reason to upgrade at this time? With 2.4.9 you can still have a friend / relative login and use the radio. You just have to agree on a schedule. And it simplifies everything and removes restrictions of 2 people using radio at same time. For example, say your operating a 6400, you would have the restriction that both concurrent operators must use same RX antenna regardless of what band they are operating on. There are adequate workarounds for this scenario but all are suboptimal. dan
If I read your comment correctly, bugs in V2 have fixes rolled into the new V3 of SmartSDR, and that upsets you? Just as they did with V2, any fixes to problems in previous releases are backported and released as a maint. Update to previous release/release bug occurred in. Understand the backport of those fixes takes place after the new version has been released.
SmartSDR V2 fixes included in V3 will be forthcoming.
That, anyway, is how I understand the Flex support model, I may be wrong but I don't think so.
Most of the people wanted the release of V3 to come out several months ago and now it's out people (maybe the same people) complain it wasn't debugged and fixed their old issues even after they read the release notes ??? and the Version still has most of the faults it had with V2.
I thought the release notes where well written and announced the issues and features in a satisfactory manor, maybe I read between the lines dealing with FLEX since 2008 and have seen a lot of bad and GOOD Flex has done in 11 years I've been involved with them for the Amateur radio world.
It really doesn't matter if your a early adopter or not to Version 3 your going to get the updates quicker that come down the pike and learn how to use the Multi-Flex which has a issue or two but it does what was promised to the early adopters of the Signature series back in 2012-2013 with MultiFlex.
I do know how frustrating it is to spend money on something and not have your issues fixed BUT I have patience and hope some day they will be fixed, I have 2 issues that have been there for about 1.5 years or more that BUG the crap out of me and the main one for me is with the PC MIC not working if DAX is enabled when I run remote which is about 95% of the time.
Thanks Flex for completing what was promised to us and keeping our radio's ahead of the curve, now onto debugging the software which the software guys are hard at work I am sure.
73's guys and remember "patience is a virtue" and "a watched pot NEVER boils"
Although the latest
update does not seem to have any new features or fixes that would
convince me to purchase v3.0 there is a long way from v3.0 to v4.0.
Maybe v3.5 will have more of the features that interest me and
others. In the meantime I will continue enjoying my radio just as is.
I would just say as far as I’m concerned the 6000 series and SmartSDR is still the State Of The Art in amateur radio technology and at this point in my opinion there is no other radio platform that even comes close to features, performance and ease of use.
I looks to me that FlexRadio’s are selling like crazy I see adds online all the time of people looking to trade or sell their legacy radios to buy a FlexRadio and that’s good news for us Flex owners because more customers means more demand for faster and feature rich software development.
Just remember the 6000 series radio right now can do WAY MORE than TODAY that any other amateur radio on the market.I love my 6600M and Maestro and would not trade them for anything at this point.
Band band edge markers were never advertised as an upgrade on V3 (although they are available on SSDR iOS).
Some like to say a major software revision ushers in a "whole new radio." Wishful thinking I suppose but that's not hardly the case. Major software revisions just add certain enhancements and fixes, and I'm thankful FRS continues to do so.