PLEASE fix the Buffer issue with DSTAR decoding

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When the first WAVEFORM for DSTAR came out, and FLEX sold the ThumbDV/DV3000 it worked great. On 2m/440 with a Transverter, and also even on HF. Then about 18 months ago, SmartSDR and the DSTAR waveform was "updated" and caused a major issue. Many trouble tickets have been submitted to FLEX. Been told at Dayton 2018. Not on front burner, but will get to it.

DSTAR does WORK on the FLEX 6xxx series. It does transmit and decode. HOWEVER, when it decodes it includes about 1 sec or so of the PREVIOUS transmission. And cuts off about 1 sec on the end of the current transmission. I'm told this is could be a "buffer" issue with the FLEX DSTAR waveform software that can be fixed, when FLEX has time and wants to. 

PLEASE FIX THIS... 

Kent
KQ4KK

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DSTAR HF VOICE SCHEDULE (SUMMER) Prenet 30 min before scheduled nets.

Sat PM 7:00 E (2300Z)             

Sunday AM 10:00 E (1400Z Sunday)

Sunday PM 7:00 E (2300Z)                

 

Check USB/LSB on freq to make sure the freq is clear.

6 mtrs 50.210 DV for 2 mins

10 mtrs 28.400 DV for 5 mins

12 mtrs 24.938 DV for 5 mins

15 mtrs 21.380 DV for 5 mins

17 mtrs 18.148 DV for 5 mins

20 mtrs 14.340 DV for 5 mins

40 mtrs 7.285(or another open freq) DV for 5 mins

75 mtrs 3.880 (or another open freq) DV for 5 mins

 "Digital voice is defined in the Commission's rules based on content as voice (i.e. phone), not data, per Section 97.3(c)(5) of the Rules." Check out ARRL comments:  

 http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7521063715  

 

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KENT HUFFORD

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Posted 3 months ago

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K8OI

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I agree, I'd really like to see this issue fixed/addressed!  It's very disappointing to have a feature that WAS working STOP working and no ETA for resolution. I do a lot of D-STAR VHF/UHF stuff and it'd be nice to chat with my friends on 6m D-STAR (VHF) simplex in the central Virginia (Richmond) area.

We've had a bunch of 1 watt QSO's which are crystal clear and I'd love to use my Flex to do the same.
73 de K8OI
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Fbj Lee Maisel

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YEs, initially, it was irritating.  However, after all this time, it's INFURIATING, because we've been ignored.   Not giving a crap.  Now I'm stuck with a worthless hardware dongle.
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W2PP

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I'll pile on, I need this to work my local repeater, why should I have to have two radios for one band?  Could this be addressed?  I've seen several threads up here and I have not seen an official response, did I miss it?   Can we get a commitment to address this in a timely manner???
Peter
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Jon - KF2E

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I think what is most frustrating about this is that Flex sold us the ThumbDV's for use on their radio. When they quit working properly, the solution was to quit selling them, not to fix the issue.
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Fbj Lee Maisel

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Absolutely correct. And not even an offer of reimbursement.
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W2PP

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Guys at Flex, we'd appreciate an official response here and particularly a commitment to fix this.
Peter