Upgrading SDR V1.5.1 been using forever.

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Smart SDR V1.5.1 . What advantage to upgrade with my 6500 and what can I upgrade to without a license. What is cost of license?
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Ed Brenner

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As far as I know, FRS no longer offers v1.x software downloads, see: https://www.flexradio.com/downloads-ssdr/

Version 3 license costs $199 (US) and includes all current v2.x upgrades.  You can download and pay here:

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Mike, I have version 1.11.12 which was the last ver 1 upgrade. Ican email it to you.
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Ed Brenner

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So between my version and version 3, mainly just remote operation and bug fixes?
No major radio improvements ? Stay where I am and save $200 ?
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Mike W9OJ

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Thanks Bob, but that is the one I am presently using on my 6300.
I downloaded the others as they became available and have 
them saved in several places.
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Still on their website, but I don't see 1.11.12


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look through all the change logs for version 2 and see if any interest you, if you upgrade now for $199 you will get all the updates clear up to Ver 3 ***  Version 4 will be anther $199.00

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Ed - the major upgrade for v2 was Remote Operation (SmartLink), and for v3 is Multi-Client Operation (MultiFlex), although many other changes and fixes were incorporated along the way.  You can read about them below.

Change Logs for v1, v2, and v3:




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The others will give erudite answers....I paused a long time too...but the V2 is worth it.  I bought for remote capability, however, it just works better....smoother than the 1.XX versions.  Yeah, subjective, but it just works better....my guess is you can easily "waste" (for lack of a better word) $200....this isn't a waste...just works better...IMO.  73 es Aloha.  Bill