Feedback from Dayton that I’m hearing is that many Flex users don’t like the auto save profiles in version 3, and that this issue might be what is delaying the release of version 2.5 If v2.5 was delayed for this reason it speaks loudly, and in a positive way. FRS is listening!
One major component of software development should be “VOC” (Voice of the Customer). It seems to me that Flex’s definition of VOC is the “contesters”. While we don’t have their sales statistics, I think it’s safe to say that FRS sells many more radios to individual operators than to the big contest’ers. It begs the question, so why does development seem to be contest focused? Could it be all the fre publicity they receive from contest'ers and DXpeditions? Perhaps ...
In my case I created separate profiles for each band / mode, with and without my amplifier drive settings. After thinking about it, I realized that I do make minor tweaks, that with this new system would automatically be saved. That could result in some expensive mishaps such as pumping 100W into my amp!
One possible solution might be that when you switch bands,
profiles, or when powering down the radio a screen pops up which says, “Changes
were made to your profile do you want these to be saved?” This would raise the operator’s
awareness and provide a way to effectively disable the new feature. Let me be very
clear; I am not complaining – just offering some user feedback that may have
not been considered. And in closing, how about the results of that user survey?
I’m very curious why one key question was not included – “are you primarily a
contest operator?” That would have provided them with a more accurate picture
of who their customer really is, or have they decided that's who is more important?