New D-Star Option For Future FLEX Users??

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New D-Star Option For Future FLEX Users?? This is from the Sept. CQ Magazine OnLine edition -- A New Option for D-STAR - An agreement between FlexRadio and NW Digital Radio means that D-STAR will soon be a mode option on the FLEX-6000 series of amateur transceivers
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K9APW - Dick - Verona, WI

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Yes, D-Star will be a waveform mode, like FreeDV, in SmartSDR v1.5.0.  It will require that the NW Digital Radio AMB3000 USB stick be purchased and inserted into one of the free USB ports on the back of any FLEX-6000.
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Tim, I have recently did a little research on DStar and saw some interesting videos on DStar on HF and DStar simplex on VHF both of which interests me.  Can I order one of the AMB3000 USB sticks now from NW Digital Radio and be sure it will work with the 6000 series - when the SmartSDR update And/or the wave form gets here?  OR will the AMB3000 stick for the Flex be a special edition of that USB stick?

And .... can I assume the stick + waveform + update should work with my Elecraft XV144 transverter which is hooked to my 6300?

And ... IF Flex decided to support Yaesu Fusion would it mean an additional USB Stick or JUST a different waveform?

Anyhow, getting a little excited about DStar and will definitely be getting the USB stick - which I have heard will also be available from Flex (in the Flex store I assume).

---Gary WB8ROL
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I see you ordered one, but the answer to your question for other's edification is there is no difference in the USB stick we sell in our store and the AMB3000 from NW Digital Radio.
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Here is a link to a discussion we are having about this.
https://community.flexradio.com/flexr...

These are the same boards. Yes. Steve said they would work with transverters . Most importantly Steve said there would be a second program that we can input the "my call. Ur call. Rptr 1 & Rptr 2" fields
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Gary:

From the Flex homepage if you go to Buy and then Accessories you can buy the stick from Flex.  Several of us have done so.  It's just sitting here waiting for 1.5 to arrive.

Reg
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Gary L. Robinson

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Wow! I did not realize the ThumbDV was already in the store!  The deed is done - I just placed the order!!  Thanks Reg!  And thanks also to the other posts and the link to the discussion. 

---Gary WB8ROL
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Mine is already plugged into the flex USB port. Looking forward to v1.5! :)
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Sergey, R5AU

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ordered today :-) looking for 1.5  with plenty improvements 
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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We are working very diligently to get 1.5.0 out ASAP.  Stay tuned...