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Got the best set of ears any of the radios I have ever own, The Audio reports are making me beat my chest! Good Job on 0.16.4.78. The VOX is working good can't wait to see 1.0 and hope , Jan 14 comes soon.

Jim
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James Kennedy-WU5E

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George Shapow

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I agree about the radio but what happens on 1/14?
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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I think he is referring to January 2014 section of the roadmap.

http://support.flex-radio.com/Downloa...
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James Kennedy-WU5E

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yep that's it the road map makes me smile. My goal is setup killer contest station with a couple of friends.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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From the roadmap...In January 2014:

•Two receiver DAX
•I/Q streaming, 96kHz
•DSP Enhancements
•RIT / XIT
•Slave Slices (lock)
•CW Keying mode A/B
•CW reverse paddle
•4/8 receiver support

Some of this may already be in 1.0, because it is already in .16.4, such as CW Keying mode A/B, Reverse Paddle, and they have some basic DSP already, that will be improved in V. 1.0.

If they have moved some of this up already, I wonder what else may make it into the January release?

I already am getting incredible reports on my SSB signal, and I LOVE the panadapter. When V 1.0 comes out, CW should be killer. Then when they add CW keying via a SmartCAT Virtual Serial port, my contest keyer program will make it awesome.

DAX & I/Q streaming will open up a lot of capabilities for me... January is going to be like Christmas again.
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Just a note that CW Keying Mode A/B and CW reverse paddles are already in v1.0 so we are ahead. A number of DSP enhancements are in as well. ;>)
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here, i can't wait to get the waterfall back....april 2014 by the roadmap..73
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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YES. Panfall was my most used function on the display.
But I am getting a little concerned, now that I have used the 6500 and having the sluggish display when turning with the Flex Control Knob, wondering whether the super wide pan will be able to keep up with a pan-fall on my computer.

I am running a Lenovo desktop with i3 processor and 6 GB of RAM.

I hope it will not be a problem.

I am also looking forward to display trace averaging, this will make the display really sweet.
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Have you tried reducing the Display FPS setting to increase averaging on the display?
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Yes. I have run at 8-11 usually for the past month. It is improved from the sluggishness aspect, but isn't as visually pleasing as the averaged pan line on my 1500. It isn't as spastic as a higher FPS number, but the averaged display on the other flexes is really smooth.

Yet, my guess is that averaging such a wide spectrum (I typically show the whole SSB band on 40 & 20) may take a lot of horsepower on SSDR and the 6500. I may need to investigate replacing my i3 with an i7 if my Mother Board and wallet will accept it. I am already looking at a new graphics card so I can go to three monitors.

Than being said... I would not trade the smoothness of the 1500 averaged display for the width and accuracy of the 6500 pan! I really love my 6500, but I still dream about the future improvements.
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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will the I/Q streaming, 96kHz be compatible with third-party programs? If so then a limited (96kHz) waterfall will be available in January 2014.
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are you referring to CW skimmer?
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James Kennedy-WU5E

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I worked CY0P on 15m yesterday he was s3 for 4 of my friends with ICOM Pro-III couldn't pull him , thanks FLEX for making a kick ass receiver.
JIM
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