SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24 is now available for download

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FlexRadio Systems is pleased to announce the availability of SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24. In the public Beta program, anyone licensed to do so may download the SmartSDR Beta software and install on their computer/radio (generally, any owner of a FLEX-6000 Signature Series Radio).

SmartSDR v1.0.24 Beta contains the initial feature release of DAX (Digital Audio eXchange), expanded radio persistence and other feature in addition to numerous defect corrections. Please refer the the Release Notes for a complete listing of changes for SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24

It is highly recommended that you take a few minutes to watch the YouTube video FLEX-6000 SmartSDR DAX How To to get a basic understanding of how DAX works with the FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDR along with setting up a digital mode program.

The SmartSDR v1.0.24 for Windows Software User`s Guide is also available for download from the FlexRadio web site downloads page. It contains the latest updates for SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24.

We would appreciate receiving reports of any issues you have with the Beta. You may always return to the v1.0 software if you have any issues with the Beta versions of SmartSDR.

This version of SmartSDR for Windows contains an updated version of SmartSDR CAT which will need to be installed after SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24 has been installed.

Installing SmartSDR for Windows no longer installs SmartSDR CAT automatically due to a virtual com port driver dependency that requires SmartSDR CAT to be uninstalled and the PC rebooted before a SmartSDR CAT can be installed. If you have previously installed SmartSDR CAT, please follow the instructions in the release notes for first uninstalling the previous version before installing SmartSDR CAT, detailed below and in the release notes.

There are several sub-procedures described below that are outlined in greater detail in the SmartSDR v1.0.24 Release Notes. Make sure you review the Release Notes before updating the FLEX-6000 radio software and SmartSDR CAT.

Upgrading SmartSDR for Windows

1.) Shut down SmartSDR for Windows if running.
2.) If SmartSDR CAT is running, close it too
3.) Power cycle the FLEX-6000 by pressing the front panel power button, waiting several seconds and then pressing it again to reboot the radio. Wait until the radio has finished booting before continuing.
4.) Run the SmartSDR v1.0.24 Installer: SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24
5.) At the end of the installation process, display the release notes (A PDF reader is required) and run SmartSDR for Windows.
6.) You should see your FLEX-6000 in the chooser indicating that an upgrade is required. If you have never done a FLEX-6000 software upgrade, you may what to review the FLEX-6000 Upgrade procedure on page 7 in the Release Notes which can be also found in the Windows Start Menu -> FlexRadio Systems -> SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24 -> Release Notes folder.
7.) After the FLEX-6000 software has upgraded, you should see the radio in the SmartSDR Radio Chooser indicating it is "Available". If after 5 minutes or so and you do not see the radio become "Available" (the yellow Update bar will have completely traversed to the right hand side), power off the radio using the Power button and power it back on.
8.) You can now run SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24

Upgrading SmartSDR CAT

1.) If SmartSDR for Windows is running, shut it down now.
2.) Follow the procedure "Uninstalling SmartSDR CAT" starting on page 7 in the SmartSDR v1.0.24 Release Notes. Make sure to reboot the PC when done (this is very important).
3.) Follow the procedure "Installing SmartSDR CAT" starting on page 8 in the SmartSDR v1.0.24 Release Notes.
4.) Start SmartSDR CAT by selecting the SmartSDR CAT program from the Windows Start Menu -> FlexRadio Systems program folder
5.) If needed, configure the virtual com ports as per the SmartSDR CAT documentation

Release Specific Information

Please review the Known Issues, Caveats and Limitations section in the SmartSDR for Windows Release Notes on page 5 for a comprehensive listing of release specific information regarding the operation of your FLEX-6000 Signature Series SDR.

Where to Download SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24

SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24 is a large download. It is approximately 80 MB in size. You can download SmartSDR for Windows from:

SmartSDR Beta v1.0.24
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