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v1.4  any news?
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Stephen Linton

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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They were demoing the Alpha of V1.4 at the Yuma Hamfest yesterday. 

it looked like it was working very well indeed with no visible glitches.That said, there is a lot of stuff going on under the hood that is invisible to the average user that needs to be stress tested and in some cases fixed before it can be released.

Bottom Line...  Flex will release it when it's ready for Prime Time.

Most of us have had the displeasure of traveling with young children (before the iPad kept the occupied) so you already know that continually asking "when will we be there" or complaining "why does it tale so long to get there" wont cause us to get there any sooner.
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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v1.4  any news?
Yes, there is.  But we all got together and decided not to tell you.  And Flex decided to keep it secret and not post anything on their web site... and decided it was a better idea to wait for someone to ask.

I'm just amazed: You know that the shit that goes on here would never fly on most Internet forums. You guys know that, right?  And you just decide to take advantage...
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Alan W4FBI

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Peter: I couldn't have said it better! Indeed!
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James Whiteway

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Folks, it's only software and it's not life changing at that. The radios work fine. And once the next release does show up, I'm betting there will be plenty of howling no matter how good it is.
Enjoy what you have, it will get better. Go play radio!!!
james
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Corey/ KC0YNS

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Had to send my 6300 in for a quick repair, After having it for 1 month I'm here to tell you I really miss my Flex with or without the update, & It's not because I don't have 6 other HF rig's to use.    
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Jim Gilliam

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I will say a prayer for you
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M0GVZ

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Remote over LAN was the NUMBER ONE REASON I bought a Flex 6500. I waited through several promised deadlines expecting to get it around Xmas.

For me it is really simple. They've had plenty of time and have now decided to start messing about needlessly shoving FreeDV in. If 1.4 isn't released in time for the CQ-WPX-SSB contest which is literally 5 weeks away my Flex will be sold. 
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Jay / NO5J

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I think some will be amazed, some won't, some will be satisfied, some won't, some will keep their rigs, some won't, some will survive, some won't, some will be right, some won't, some will figure it out, some won't, some will complain regardless. 

I've paid attention, some don't 

Jay - NO5J
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James Whiteway

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Could you repeat that?
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Stephen Linton

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Please don't
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John n0snx

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Very Well Stated Jay
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Scott AC8DE

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As an Alpha tester, I can tell you that there are minor, but annoying snags.  We're working hard at testing and the boys at Flex are going at it as fast as they can.  You don't want the release until the snags are worked out.  Trust me on that.  Will it take 1 week or 4?  I don't know and I don't think the boys at Flex can tell you either.  But they are working hard.

The radio in it's current release is already pretty amazing by any standards, is it not?  You don't want to think it worse with a buggy release, would you?  Have patience and know it is being worked on feverishly.  Flex wants it released as much as you do.
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DrTeeth

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If I had signed an NDA, I would not have made that post Scott.
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Jay / NO5J

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Flex disclosed it themselves at Yuma so its not an issue. and it's almost upon us.
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Jim Gilliam

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I hope they take more time. Otherwise, when it's out, my life will no longer have a future.
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Burt Fisher

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I believe you Jim.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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This thread is a repeat of the various bitching threads over the past several weeks.

Frankly it's killing a lot of electrons...
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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What this community really needs is a clear policy on what's allowed and what's not, and a set of mods who are willing to bring a little discipline to a board like this.

It doesn't need to be totalitarian, and it doesn't need to stifle all criticism.  But there DOES need to be a policy of "Thank you, we've heard you loud and clear, let's not hear it again."  When the same whinging begins again, the thread should be politely locked with a reference to the original: "Thank you.  While we appreciate your feedback, this issue has already been discussed thoroughly. See this thread."

Instead, what we have is a lot of dull, repeated,complaining that's effectively being subsidized by Flex.  It's not good pub for Flex, and it's not even interesting to read.

An open, honest, exchange with customers doesn't need to condone people repeatedly insulting your product, your policies, and your brand.  I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I wouldn't put up with this if Flex were my company.
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Peter K1PGV, Elmer

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LOL. The "free speech" argument always comes up in Internet forums.

In American law "Free speech" has to do with protection of speech from infringement by the US government.  In the EU, Article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights is similar... it has to do with protecting speed from "public authority."

"Free speech" does not mean that anyone can say anything, anywhere, at any time.  And "free speech" has not a single thing to do with private companies, either in the US or in Europe.
I have a forum and NOTHING is censored
Sounds like a lovely place.

I host and moderate several forums in my professional life. In forums, as in all things in life, there need to be rules to ensure smooth functioning.  The rules on your forum are apparently that people can say very offensive things.  I think that's unfortunate.  On the (engineering related) forums I run I won't allow posts containing obviously inaccurate technical information to stand unchallenged, I won't allow personal attacks, hate speech, or "*very* offensive" things of any nature.  I also won't let anything that's overtly disparaging of my company to remain on the forum.  There's no reason I have to.  They're, quite literally, MY forums. These exist because I pay for them, and cease to exist when I say they do (they've run non-stop for more than 20 years, by the way).

It's not free speech: It's economic interest.

(Speaking of economics, you wrote that "there's no marginal cost to a post so Flex is not subsidizing anything" -- I think you need to re-read your Econ-101 text. Whether something is being subsidized doesn't hinge on whether there is additional marginal cost.  The fact that Flex pays all the costs this forum means that your posting here is subsidized by Flex.)
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Jim Gilliam

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And....where does Flex get its money?
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Lol. is is interesting how people must validate their opinions by credentials here. If I said I have over a thousand forums with a PHD, would that make my opinion carry more weight? I don't care what of ones back ground,  It is still an opinion.

We do petty good here I think, when some one says something that is very misleading or bad info we correct it as best we can. I think there are some here that makes it their job to do Flex harm and they may not even own a Flex as they claim. Anything Flex says on here are often twisted around to make them look bad. I hear some of them on HF twisting info or spinning it.

A few of us have been caledl Flex boys or what ever, so be it. I just don't like comments when they are unfair and misleading on purpose, then I speak out.

So that's my opinion, right or wrong, I have one.....
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Well said Bill. I would say more about those people, but I am not a qualified psychiatrist and only have amateur opinions, albeit backed up by treating 30-40 patients a day for over 33 years.
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Jim Gilliam

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Ph.D. not PHD
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I am glad to see the release delayed until all the glitches are fixed. I have worked a few software projects and the rule is they never ever finish on the projected time line.  Unlike Microsoft, Flex has chosen to delay release until everything works.  I own a 6500 and love it.  I would like to see the FM, Free DV and other enhancements now, but am willing to wait till it all works.  During the interim, I am wiling to use it in the SSB and CW modes.  It is still the best radio series available today and will just get better.

KJ4AUQ
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Official Response
This question has been answered previously and the previous answer is still currently applicable.  Please see the following Community post for the official statement from Gerald Youngblood, CEO of FlexRadio Systems.  https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/smartsdr-v1-4-update
The relevant  paragraph is re-posted below for your convenience.

"The general release of SmartSDR v1.4 will occur when our system integration testing clears the remaining defects and yields the feature quality you and we expect.  Thank you for your patience while we complete this important process."

Since this question has been answered and people have had more than an ample opportunity to express a wide ranges of comments and opinions, I am closing this topic at this time.
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