what is a TURF file ?

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anybody knows what has been designed for the TURF file and the functionalities of this configuration file  ?

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Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

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Al / NN4ZZ

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Here is a note from the manual....

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com



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Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

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tnx Al,
my question arised after the manual reading and the need on not to have a EU file.
Klaus confirm me that he provide a EU version after sending the SN Number

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TURF is "Tool for Updating Radio Frequencies" and it is primarily used to send region-specific transmit frequency ranges to the radio.  A file that has the region data in it is called a "TURF file" and it has the .turf extension.  If you are in MARS in the US, you can contact FlexRadio sales for a TURF file for extended transmit coverage or if you are a non-US customer, your distributor can provide you with a TURF file for your country-specific transmit ranges.  Generally, radios sold to non-US customers are "TURF'ed" before going to the customer -- they already have the national frequency ranges for the end-user's country programmed in the radio.
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Don - ik2egl - ai4sd

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thanks Steve
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Unfortunately if you run a different turf file (for MARS use for example)  then shut off the radio/ SmartSDR, it doesn't remember and you have to re-load every time.  Bit of a pain! Was hoping this lack of persistence had been addressed in 1.1.0 but it hasn't been yet.   
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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We just fixed this last week and we will have it for you shortly. It was a fascinating, obscure bug, it it's definitely fixed now.
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Fantastic news, thanks Steve!
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Michael - N5TGL

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I've used it and it worked great since I had a US radio that I've taken with me to the UK.  Process was simple, easy and went without a hitch.  Now I'll have to re-TURF when I repatriate back to the states.

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