Why are Hams SELLING their Flex Radio(s)?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, May 3, 2017.

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  1. K0OKS

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    Can you actually develop filters and such? In other words, do you have access to the sampled data for processing? This might actually be interesting.
  2. VE3ZYR

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    Make some pop up ads on the control panel, a volume control subscription at only $1.99 per month and special activation codes for each band that don't work if you use an unlicensed capacitor!
  3. KY5U

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    You can easily tweak the Flex software to do 11 meters and boost up the power.
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  4. N2RJ

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    Yes and no.

    You can't modify what's in the radio. However you can take a full I/Q stream and process it, 192kHz of it, up to 8 of them (6700) using the DAX I/Q API. In fact you can run conventional thick client SDR software such as HDSDR or even PowerSDR (or Rocky!)

    You can also write waveforms which take the raw radio data and demodulate it and present it as a mode. For example, there is a waveform for FreeDV available. The API is available to do this.

  5. W1PDG

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    Reading through this I kind of get a smile on my face when I read that flex is making the m model to compete with the 7610? Isn’t it icom who is trying to move into the sdr realm?
  6. WZ7U

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    Another zombie..
  7. KA4DPO

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  8. K1OIK

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    Their S-meters basically never go to zero
  9. W3WN

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    Well, it is that time of the year...
  10. WF7A

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    That reminds me of the story where Steve Jobs was talking to Seymour Cray (of supercomputer Cray fame) and he said, "We're using a Cray to design the next Mac" and Cray responded with, "I'm using a Mac to design the next Cray."

    As for hams selling their Flexes, I have two pet theories (aside from the obvious one where they want to sell an older model to uprade to a new one): they need the cash, or it doesn't meet their expectations as a wunderadio because they didn't invest in a worthy antenna system. After all, what's the point of using an expensive radio with an inefficient antenna?
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