Is a Flex-6000 FDC Controller/BPF required for Flex-6700 SO2R?

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The intriguing Flex-6000 FDC Controller/BPF being shown as a prototype board is clear enough as an add-on for the Flex-6300 and Flex-6500 handling the SO2R duties, but it is less clear how the unit integrates with the Flex-6700.

Any advantage using the Full Duplex Controller over native SO2R in respect to the Flex-6700?

While asking questions will loggers other than N1MM+ be supported?

Will several Flex-6000 FDC Controller/BPF units talk to each other for Muliti-Multi use? Will a "naked" Flex-6700 need a Flex-6000 FDC Controller/BPF to play in a M/M configuration?

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Steve
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Simon Lewis

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where was that being shown??!
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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W9DXCC
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Simon Lewis

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anyone get any pictures??
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Not for publication. 

Only FRS knows what the product with enclosure added would look like.

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Steve

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Steve - we will releasing a new FlexInsider later this week that should explain a lot of your questions.
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With the SmartSDR v1.5 release tomorrow we will support SO2R out of the box on the FLEX-6700.  The FDC will add an additional 50 dB of cross band isolation and amplifier control for all radios. It will also add duplex filters and combining to allow the FLEX-6300 and FLEX-6500 to work SO2R as well.  We use the standard SO2R protocols so we expect it to work and will test with loggers that support those protocols.

For M/M it all depends on your antenna isolation.  The FDC BPF will help in M/M just like it would on any station to improve cross band isolation.  K9CT reported last week that he can work within 2 kHz of the second harmonic without hearing any interference and can operate within 1 kHz of the harmonic without adverse affect.  This is without additional filtering.  However, he has very good antenna isolation.

We are in development on the FDC (naming may change).  We were showing a prototype board at W9DXCC.  It fits in the same size enclosure as the FLEX-6300.
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Robbie - KI4TTZ

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Ohh tomorrow! *jumps up and down*
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Simon Lewis

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Great Gerald!

sounds awesome ... any chance of seeing the proto board - I am building 5B4AGN filters just now .. keen to see how it looks for a Flex :)

If it was at W9DXCC I assume its been publicly viewed?

keep the DX fed too please :)

thanks

Simon ZL4PLM 
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Will we still see Dstar in tomorrow's release?
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Yes