Windows 10 Beta Works!

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SmartSDR 1.3.8 No problems

Fldigi 3.21.83  No Problems

Just testing windows 10 Beta Build 9841

Radio is Flex-6500

2012 Dell XPS 8500 Computer is I-5 intel 3rd version 3.1ghz, 8gig ram.

Nvidia GT-620 1gig vram.

Thought maybe I`d say something about the next windows version.Couldn`t find any other announcements at the time.

Thank you Flex. Awesome radio.

73 Jeff


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Jim Gilliam

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Has anyone tried the Flex on the Surface Pro?
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Jim Gilliam

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A work around is to use the Flex on a dedicated computer and use the Surface Pro 3 on Teamviewer, and to transport the audio on Remaud. Remaud has very little latency compared to Teamviewer.
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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It works perfect on my Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3.   I lay in the hammock and listen to my 6500 most evenings.


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Jim Gilliam

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How is the audio quality on the Surface Pro? Do you listen to the computer itself or do you have an external speaker? Does the Surface Pro support Bluetooth?
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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The internal speaker is a little tinny (although good enough in a quiet environment)  but I normally use a headset in the 3.5 jack.   And yes, they have Bluetooth too - but I don't have any Bluetooth headsets or speakers to test with them.   I have though - used it in the Jeep on the drive and used the Surface Pro 3 as an audio device and streamed the Flex audio to the 19 speakers! lol
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The audio is OK. I listen to it on that and through my headset. I don't have any amplified speakers yet. It has bluetooth but I have not tried it with my Jawbone bluetooth headset
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Same here!  Made one QSO with WSJT-X. 
SSDR on the Beta works but feels like running SSDR on WIN-8! 
Time will tell !

Jim
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Jim Gilliam

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Thank you, all you gentlemen, for your input on the Surface Pro. I think I'll put one on my Christmas wish list. I know good luck! However, I think I'll have better luck than putting a 6700 on my wish list!


Jim

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Can any of you that is connecting with the Surface tablet create an installation instructions?

I like to give it a try.

Question, do I use the IP address that is in SmartSDR radio setup? And how do I connect to TeamViewer?

Computer is an avocation that I assimilate on my own and still learning.

Thank you in advance  :(

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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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Its really easy.  Install SmartSDR on Surface and fire it up.   If you are in the same room, then you have audio from your normal output of speakers etc - if somewhere else in the house, then use DAX to monitor the audio as detailed in many previous posts.  

SmartSDR will detect the radio if you are using a router - it will see it on the network.  

I have not used the Surface to TX - mainly to monitor.  But its just another PC.   Digital modes with DAX would be as easy as pie.

EDIT:

This post links to a video to explain DAX Remote Audio.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/dax_youtube_for_remote_listening

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Working well here. Just got 10 up and kept all the previous settings and files from 8.1. All is working well except for  Dax RX 1 shows not installed so moved to RX2 and all is well. Running with DDUtil and so far no other hiccups. Dax is stuttering on my machine but that's another thread. Ohh, and it's working with hardwire to router and wireless everywhere else in the house.
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I use a surface pro 2 and my recommendation is don't do it. :-) Get something more powerful for your primary SDR computer. Also the wifi signal needs to be very strong. If you start to move away from your router, it will get choppy and probably disconnect pretty quick. Having said all of that, I wish I had a surface pro 3.
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Jim Gilliam

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I know the feeling. If I get a Surface Pro 3, I'll lament the day I didn't buy a Surface Pro 4!
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It's good to know that Windows 10 works with SSDR and FLDigi, et. al.  Even if it didn't right off, it probably would by the time the general release came out.  However, a word of caution.  This is technical preview software.  It's intended for developers to explore and tweak their app so that there isn't a lot of wrenting of cloths and gnashing of teeth when the commercial version is released.

And yes, there is a built in key logger.  So, if you're also using your computer to do your general day-to-day work, be advised that every keystroke is being recorded.  That is so that when there is a problem reported, those responsible for correcting it can explore the circumstances leading up to it.

Now, I don't think Microsoft is interested in my bank account information - everyone knows they already have enough money.  But if the keystrokes are in a file, you can be sure some hacker has already figured that out and has a plan to hijack them if he gets the chance.
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Having been in the computer industry since the mid 80's, I trust Microsoft's beta software more than most companies full release software. They catch a lot of flack, but they have some great programmers.
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I installed Win10 beta over the weekend.  I was having to do a complete reinstall of the OS on my ham shack machine because of some corrupt system files and decided to try the beta.  So far, I'll have say it's by far the best OS MS has ever put out. You can tailor it pretty much the way you want in terms of GUI.  If you don't want to deal with the metro stuff you really don't have to.  The start button is back where it should be allows you a high level of control.  The latest release of SSDR works just fine.  I have had a strange error message a few times when I've closed SSRD, but it's worked fine while it was up and running.  I've probably had less problems with Win10 in terms of compatibility with older programs than any Windows version ever. That must be a point of emphasis for this release.  -- Carl, N8VZ
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Carl,
I couldn't agree more.  The Win 10 pre-release performs better than most Microsoft final release versions in the past.  I have not had to play compatibility mode with any of my legacy apps, they just work.
If Microsoft would allow upgrade from this beta version to the final release I think I would go ahead and make it my production machine - it's that good and stable.
Gene K3GC  
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Carl Jón Denbow N8VZ

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Yes, I can confirm that an upgrade path to the final release is planned by MS:
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2014/12/12/win10-upgrade-path/1
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Created a Windows 10 virtual machine under Parallels 10 (Mac). It works very well using SSDR 1.3.8 with CAT and DAX. A few rough edges in the UI (Microsoft changes, developing software) but on the whole, it seems stable and smooth.
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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George, is there any compelling reason (from a Mac to Win VM point of view) to switch from 8.1 to beta 10.   The newest update to Parallels 10 has specific support for Windows 10 beta.
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Hi Jay. Compelling, no. I was mostly curious how it would work. Does seem slightly better performing than 8.1, but that's probably just the fact that this is a new, clean install. A couple of "that's odd" moments when I start up (screens blank for a bit) and selecting the Start Menu seems not to work reliably in Coherence. Probably operator error here.