New Flex items at the Hamvention?

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So did Flex introduce anything new at the Hamvention?

Asking for a friend...

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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No new hardware,  But the folks at the FlexRadio Banquet received a sneak peek at SmartSDR v2.3
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WW1SS - Steve

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Oh Sure . . . . Tease us with v2.3 . . . When can we get our hands on it???
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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When it is complete and we have finished alpha testing and it meets our quality standards to release.
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Robert Lonn

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Tim is it true that the new software will turn on your house lights, open your garage door and start your morning coffee???
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James Whiteway

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Tim, any chance of an improvement in the ANF?
James
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K3SF

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Is this first peek at multi-client capability?
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Robbie - KI4TTZ

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I sure hope so. :) 
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Robert Lonn

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Tim, do you know if the Flex 6600M can send AUDIO out the HDMI port to the TV set?? I was looking at the menus and dont see anything like this?? Did resize the display so now my 50" TV Set screen is full from left to right. Could this be a future software release or is it hardware limited???

Robert
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Lots of question in this as comments.  Let me address them

Robert - no, but the expresso maker update is coming soon ;-)
No, it cannot send audio out of the HDMI port.  The audio is not processed by the display.

James - Unless you are Steve or Gerald, no one else in the company can discuss whether or not a particular issue will or will not be in a specific release.  We do JIT release planning, so I don't even know what the product management team is thinking of.  I have looked at what we have committed for v2.3 and I do not see it on the list. 

K3SF - MultiUser is a feature we have committed to doing in SmartSDR v2.  But regarding specifics, my answer is the same as the one I provided James above.
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Tim, I think this device will allow me to send Flex Audio to my external HDMI TV Set..  Since the Flex HDMI stream has no audio, need to verify this will work..

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-BlackbirdTM-HDMI-Audio-Inserter/dp/B01B5FR7PY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UT...
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I see no reason why that shouldn't work
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Tim Do we get the same sneak peak when Flex shows up at Sea-Pac?
 
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Thanks Tim.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Mark - I'm not sure if they will be running the 2.3 alpha code at Sea-Pac or not.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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James - thanks.  I wish I had a better answer for you.  I'll keep advocating for the ANF fix.
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Any hints on what is new in 2.3?????????
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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It's Gluten Free! 
No GMC (genetically modified code)
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Andrew Thall

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Can you comment on some of the new features that were shown in 2.3???
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AA0KM

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Something to do with 2.3 dx spots and band portions markings cw-ssb.
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AA0KM

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Something to do with 2.3 dx spots and band portions markings cw-ssb.
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mikeatthebeach .

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Being able to Open a Telnet Port from a Remote or Local Server for DX Spots
would be nice, N1MM+ and WriteLog allow this from CW Skimmer
acting like a RBN (Reverse Beacon Network) to show DX Spots on a
Band-Scope/Panadapter, really helps out the DX operator find new DX
73 Mike
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Zack Schindler - N8FNR

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Cool! No new rigs but I do get a "new" 6400 once 2.3 is released.

N8FNR
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As always, hardware or software... it'll be ready when it's ready.  V2.2 was just released a few days ago, so...
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Yaesu is introducing a new SDR rig, the FTdx-101D. ;-) Looks like more competition in the marketplace, which is always good for consumers.
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Can't find the price
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Robert Lonn

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And Yaesu leads the way with a DVI output for a monitor!! Wait!! Forgot this is 2018 when HDMI rules!!!
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Jerry Gardner

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DVI and HDMI are electrically compatible and require a simple passive adapter to go between them. And for a whopping $3.33 you can get a cable with DVI on one end and HDMI on the other from Monoprice,

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=2661&gclid=CjwKCAjw8_nXBRAiEiwAXWe2yY5t2vfdc3bSADGjVsoZuT... 
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Sorry, Icom already took that with the DVI on the 7610 so yeasu takes 2nd place and when your not the lead dog ... well you know the rest :-)
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Wayne

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Wow!  That Yeasu FTDX-101D looks great! I'm impressed!
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I think Yaesu took some design cues on styling from the latest Flex 6400...bigger boxes gotta be better right?   Well yes as long as you are designing a bread bin.

The spec on the 101D look pretty good though. Now that both Icom and Yaesu are in the game the SDR market is going to get very interesting.
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I am more curious what Kenwood will unveil??  The Yaesu reminds me of my FT-991 radio.
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Kenwood's recipe for the TS-890S: take the TS-990S, remove the second receiver, the secondary display, and about half the knobs/buttons and cram the remainder into a box about 3/4 the size of the 990.
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I saw the Video on YouTube, also the new Yaesu radio as well.. Looks like every other radio.. Nice additions to the radio community..   Time will tell how well they are accepted by the Ham Community.. I have NEVER owned a Kenwood Radio of any kind,, Yaesu was first, Icom was second for 25 years, but now Flex is First, with no second or third choices...

Robert
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When I asked about the ftdx101d architecture, the answer was it is a hybrid. Still older front end architecture, sdr for the display. No printed spec sheets yet.....

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
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Icom and Yaesu  used a DVI connector to avoid paying a $10,000.00 and 15 cent  per unit sold license fee to legally use HDMI,
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You know this how? Pure speculation. Tim should enforce his own rules and slap your hands for spreading rumors.
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There is a licensing fee for using HDMI and using the HDMI branding.
https://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/terms.aspx
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How disapointing Kenwoods new ts890 is NOT an SDR just old technology .... :-(
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Actually they did have new hardware. Flex has partnered with Inrad to sell new desk mics.
They look nice.

http://cart.flexradio.com/Microphones-Cables_c_20.html

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Yep. Decided I am going to buy one but didn't want to carry it around the convention. I didn't ask if they had any on site to sell :)
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Flex didn’t have any there. But Vibroplex did. I brought home. 629 with the desk stand and am getting good audio reports

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