Is there any other way to evaluate the software without actually buying the radio?
V2, you can download the software and log into a radio with a persons Email and password, then you have full control.
This needs to be arranged with someone using V2 as well.
If you know someone in the UK (or anywhere in the world) who has a Flex 6000 with V2 installed and they are willing to let you remotely log onto their radio, then it is possible to use their radio remotely to try out the software and the radio
NOTE TO FLEX; Perhaps Marketing might want to enable a test radio so that remote customers can try before they buy? Yes, I know it is a lot of work to get a beginner up to speed to install the software and SmartLink....
Flex marked it as 'under consideration' and it received a few votes from within the community. Perhaps not enough for them to commit any resources?
Footnote: Subsequently, Mark W7SM & Ria N2RJ very kindly made their radios available to me and I was able to evaluate version 2 remotely. Although I still haven't bought a radio, I did find the whole exercise very helpful. Cheers.
Prior to v2 being released several users strongly suggested that Flex should set-up a test radio so that it can be properly evaluated before purchase. No action so far as I am aware. It is not right or fair to expect the users to take the strain by doing their selling for them.