V1.4 Fantastic Upgrade

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From the gitgo, this version installed without a hitch. The remote function works flawlessly. I didn't read the manual yet. Pressed the remote button on my laptop and here was the audio. Made a QSO on the Brothers net, remotely. Thanks for a great radio.
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Bob G W1GLV

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  • great

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Jim Gilliam

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Great review!!


I am on a cruise with my wife and I wish it would end so I could get home and get the new version installed. Life is, indeed, hard!!


Jim, K6QE

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Richard McClelland, AA5S

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Not to suggest that you don't have a valid point, but there is always a different point of view.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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@Jim and Richard - NOT Burt 

Now you understand why I schlep my iPad so I can remote from wherever my XYL decides we need to be next.... 22 countries so far iPad via 6700 remote...

Definitely makes time in Shoe Stores pass quickly..... 

Cruises are tough though.. Internet Costs are high..but sometimes you can encourage the Captain into letting you use the Ship's radio.. that's how I got to be QRV 3W8/KY6LA
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Richard McClelland, AA5S

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That sounds like an excellent arrangement.  There's not much need for me to get properly setup for remote ops now that my mid-life retirement is over and we don't get to travel much anymore.  I could see logging into a Flex 6xxx series radio from my work computer and checking out the bands though :-) 
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Burt Fisher

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The addition of 1.4 has resulted in the following due to the ionosphere being drained
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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Burt,
Those band conditions are no obstacle for a Flexer.
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WH6HI - Pat

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Did not take but a few minutes of operation to see how big the improvements are!!!  Great job Flex!!!
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Jim Gilliam

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No, I am a true ham.
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SteveM

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Let's see how the bear reacts to this pointy stick.


Hey Burt! I homeschool all of my kids (...takes a step back...).

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Please put the pointy sticks away.  You might poke your own eye out.
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Jay / NO5J

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Do Arrows count as pointy sticks? >>>------------>
or
Are they Sticking Points?
73, Jay - NO5J
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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High technology pointy sticks.
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Jay / NO5J

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When do we get some Software Defined pointy sticks?
73, Jay - NO5J
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V1.4 has been working on my 6500 since I installed....  Been on CW, AM, SSB and NFM...  NO problems!!  Great job Flex!!  And, for the finger pointers, yes I have drunk the Kool-Aid!!
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Install went smooth also.  Nice additions and updates - five pages of errata fixes!

Check out the remote button at top right of main menu - streama audio to PC.  I'm tuned to RHC using SAM and listening on the LAN PC.  Great audio - very clean.  SAM update has improved this mode also.  Cuban music sounding good!

Nice Job FRS !

Tim
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WH6HI - Pat

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DAX is clean clean clean!   No more crashing when changing profiles, remembers last profile or state exactly.  Very stable.  Wow.......
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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DAX is clean, but still loses it's settings. I need 96k on I/Q for CW Skimmer,
loses it ever so often and reverts to 48k.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This is a know issue and we have a defect in our bug tracker to address it
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AA0KM

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Praise Praise Praise Not much left to say. Things are looking up now. I put it on a laptop working great. I hope this post of praise fills up. Thanks FRS for a great upgrade and looking forward into the future.

200+ fixes/additions

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

73 Jeff




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W5XZ - dan

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even the NB is starting to work!! woo hoo !!
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Michael - N5TGL

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I got in just a little bit of operating time before bed...being in the UK the releases usually coincide pretty close with my bedtime, so I gave up an hour of sleep to play.  :)  First thing I noticed is the FlexControl knob WORKS GREAT!!!  No lag, just pure tuning joy.  So nice to see that fixed.  Now to dig out my USB headset, load it on the lappy and DX from the living room!

Great work guys, thanks for the new radio!
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k3Tim

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Yes - when the screen has to scroll due to "knob runout" it does this very smoothly.  There was a work around but now the 1.4 S-SDR and FlexControl play well.
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Jay / NO5J

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Nice Upgrades in the manual too. Once The download downloaded. Nothing too whinge about, but ...

73, Jay - NO5J
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Clay N9IO

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In a word, "Smoooooth".

I uninstalled 1.3 and 1.38 first, rebooted. 1.4 Install went uh' "smoothly".

Skimmer setup selections working correctly now in split with two pan adapters with Writelog.
This is really nice!

CPU usage is way down, very good...

Proud to be along for the ride.

Beyond happy with your product!  Wow!
Thanks FLEX Love my 6300!

Clay N9IO
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