Recently the Toronto Amateur Radio Club did a half hour segment explaining all about Ham Radio on CTV Toronto’s “Knight in the Morning” show.
Here is the link to the episode, it’s on Facebook
Great work guys !
Radioworld is now offering FREE SHIPPING on all Icom D-STAR products from September 11-24th, 2017! Don’t miss out on the savings, order today!
There is no better time to join in on the fun than get yourself an Icom D-Star Transceiver from Radioworld and join in on the fun September 22nd through the 24th…
More information about the D-STAR QSO PARTY is found at… PARTY WITH ICOM
Congratulations to our customer Kevin Rose, VA4KJR, in winning a trip to Japan and the Tokyo Ham Fair, sponsored by Icom !
Good news from FlexRadio Systems…
Dear Maestro Customers,
First of all, we would like to offer you our sincere thanks for your patience while we resolved a major issue with a critical subsystem supplier for Maestro! Unfortunately, last year the supplier changed a critical interface component but did not meet their own specifications. Proper adherence to the industry standard specification is critical to proper operation of Maestro. The spec compliance problem was escalated to the highest executive levels within the company but the issues still took significant time and expense to resolve.
We are thankful to report that the issues have now been resolved. Maestro has been released to manufacturing and all the parts are either in house or on order. We currently are on track to resume shipments in September. The production line should be in full force within a couple weeks after startup.
As we approach the actual start of shipments we will begin reaching out to those who have been waiting the longest. We expect that it will take us several weeks to make it through the substantial backlog. When we contact you we will provide you with the opportunity to modify your order as needed as well as submit any remaining payments.
Thank you once again for your extraordinary patience and continued support of FlexRadio Systems!
Remote operation made beautifully simple. That’s the best way to describe the new SmartLink capability included in SmartSDR Version 2.0 available immediately for download. Finally, remote operation that just works. No boxes to buy, no complicated VPN to set up, no remote desktop, no computer required, and no complexity. Just download, upgrade, purchase, register, and operate from anywhere at any time. Remote so simple it’s practically magic!
When you register your radio on the FlexRadio cloud server, you have the convenient option of using your Google or Facebook login or create your own secure account credentials. From that point you can securely connect from any remote Maestro, PC, Laptop, iPhone, or iPad. If you have multiple radios, they all show up in the radio chooser. Simply select the radio and our server securely connects the remote client device directly to the radio so you can operate just as you would running SmartSDR at your home station. You can even use logging applications remotely using the new SmartLink enabled SmartSDR CAT interface.
In addition to SmartLink we have added a number of new features and enhancements including:
- Pop out panadapters and control windows on SmartSDR for Windows
- New metering sidebar for Maestro
- 40 dB preamp gain for increased VHF sensitivity on FLEX-6700/6700R
- Improved single tone and two tone dynamic range on the FLEX-6300
- New N1MM spectrum feature with spot integration
- New VSP driver for SmartSDR CAT
- New TURF for Australia, and IARU Region 2
- Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements
If you own any FLEX-6000 Series radio, download SmartSDR v2.0 right now to get started. If you own a FLEX-6500 or FLEX-6700 Limited Edition or previously purchased the v2.0 upgrade simply download and upgrade. Your radio is already set up on our server. If you want to learn more you can read the SmartSDR v2.0 FAQ, SmartLink for Windows and SmartLink for Maestro Quick Start Guide, and updated SmartSDR v2.0 Operating Manual.
Also, be sure take a look at this helpful setup tutorial by WO2X: https://youtu.be/Umt3q0Uwk0Y
Simplicity is beautiful.
Icom has released a sneak preview of their new ID-4100A Dual band D-Star transceiver.
Some cool new features (see the image below) are coming soon.
Bluetooth option, D-Star Repeater mode, and Terminal and access point mode, are just a few of the exciting capabilities.
No pricing yet, but we will be carrying this new D-Star mobile when it becomes available.
FlexRadio Systems and Radioworld are pleased to announce a visit by Gerald Youngblood K5SDR, and Matt Youngblood KD5FGE, on Friday , March 18, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.
Come see them at Radioworld, 4335 Steeles Avenue West in Toronto. If you need directions, please click here.
There will be a meet and greet for FlexRadio owners, however everyone is welcome to join us. You can also hear about the new FlexRadio PowerGenius XL amplifier !
If you can’t make it to Radioworld on Friday, you can see Gerald and Matt at Ham-Ex 2017 the following day, at the Brampton Fairgrounds.
There will be live demonstrations of the FlexRadio 6000 series radios and Maestro controller.
For information and directions to Ham-Ex, please visit the Ham-Ex website here.