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FlexRadio Meet & Greet at Radioworld

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.

flex-6000There 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 !

FlexRadio Maestro

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.

SmartSDR for iOS announced by FlexRadio Systems

FlexRadio Systems and Marcus Roskosch, DL8MRE Partner to bring SmartSDRTM for iOS to Market

 

SmartSDR for iOS allows operators to run SmartSDR on an iPad® or iPhone®

Essen, Germany and Austin TX – August 5, 2016: FlexRadio Systems and Marcus Roskosch, DL8MRE announced today a partnership to develop, market and sell a client interface application for both iPad® and iPhone® devices. SmartSDR™ for iOS was designed to offer FLEX-6300, FLEX-6500 and FLEX-6700 owners the ability to operate from home or remotely through their mobile device.   SmartSDR for iOS provides many of the great features of SmartSDR for Windows® plus a few extras.

Full and Remote Control

SmartSDR for iOS can almost fully replace SmartSDR for Windows® and most of its features can now be used from your mobile device without the necessity to use a PC. You can operate in any mode, such as SSB or even CWX including sidetone.

In addition, the application can run along with programs on your PC such as N1MM or CW Skimmer or even along with SmartSDR for Windows as Remote Control.

Extras

On top of that, SmartSDR for iOS offers a visual Band plan and DX-Cluster integration. Band limits, modes and DX-Cluster spots will be displayed right inside the panadapter.

SmartSDR for iOS supports multi-tasking on newer iPads so it can run side-by-side and concurrently with any other app on your device.

To run SmartSDR for iOS the operator will need a FLEX-6000 series radio, an Apple device such as an iPad®, iPhone® or iPod® Touch running iOS 9.0 or greater. A newer iPad (3, Air 1 or newer) or iPhone (5s or better) is recommended.

To run this app at your home, nothing else but a regular Wi-Fi connection is needed. You can immediately start using the app.

To run the app and to operate your FLEX-6000 series radio from outside your shack, you need to have a VPN connection to your home network.

SmartSDR for iOS will be available from the App Store starting August 5, 2016 and is priced at US $49.99. Optional features such as the DX-Cluster and Band Plan are priced at US $4.99. For more information on SmartSDR for iOS client or FlexRadio Systems visit www.flexradio.com.

 

About FlexRadio Systems

FlexRadio Systems is a pioneer in the design and development of software defined radios (SDRs) for the amateur radio market.  Founded in 2003, FlexRadio was the first to introduce an SDR radio to the amateur community allowing for personality, functionality and performance of the radio to be upgraded through simple software downloads.  This revolution by FlexRadio Systems allowed for the evolution of amateur radio as we know it today.  FlexRadio Systems is headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA.  For more information, please visit www.flexradio.com or follow FlexRadio Systems on Twitter or Facebook.

 

About DL8MRE

Marcus Roskosch, DL8MRE, was formerly the global head of a multi-national discount chain’s IT department for almost 15 years. He has been a developer of application software since 1985 and has been developing iOS applications since 2008; when Apple first introduced the App Store. He currently has more than 50 applications on the Apple App Store and Microsoft Windows Store including the popular Electronic Toolbox. In 2010 an application he developed for NXP on the prestigious EMMAs award and in 2013, his NetworkToolbox app was awarded as Best of Year by PC Magazine.

 

 

FlexRadio Systems is a registered trademark and FLEX-6000 Signature Series, FLEX-6300, FLEX-6500, FLEX-6700 and SmartSDR are trademarks of FlexRadio Systems. Apple, iPhone iPad, iPod are registered trademarks of Apple.   Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft. All other marks are owned by their respective owners.   Stated specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Garmin Day Seminar at Radioworld March 29th 2014

Radioworld is hosting our Garmin Day seminar on Saturday March 29th 2014 at 10am.  Tim Rockburn from Garmin will be here to present a seminar on their latest technologies including SideVu, DownVu, and LakeVu HD Charting.

This seminar will focus on Garmin’s Marine Inland products like the new echoMap series they released this year.  If you have purchased a unit this spring and want to learn more about it this seminar is for you.  For those in the market for a new sonar, GPS, or chartplotter this seminar is one to check out.

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This seminar is being presented FREE of charge and any one is welcome to attend.  We just ask that you register with us by calling  416-667-1000, emailing garmin@radioworld.ca, or dropping by the store.

-Lawren

 

Flex Radio Seminar Itinerary – September 28th, 2013

flexseminarOn September 28, 2013 Radioworld will host its first FlexRadio Seminar and Sale featuring guest speaker Greg Jurrens K5GJ.
At this time we ask that you register via telephone call to Radioworld at 416-667-1000 or by email to leo@radioworld.ca to ensure you have a seat at this event.

All registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Doors open at 9:30 am, store closes at 3:00pm

Special pricing on FlexRadio products will be offered that day only!

Agenda

SECTION 1: Introduction to Software Defined Radio:

a. What is an SDR?
b. SDR vs. traditional radio
c. SDR architectures
d. SDR history

2. FLEX-Series SDRs

i. FLEX-5000
ii. FLEX-3000
iii. FLEX-1500

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SECTION 2: Recent Advances in SDR
a. Introduction to Direct Sampling SDR technology
b. Features and Design Challenges
c. It’s all about Horsepower
d. Introducing the FLEX-6000 Signature Series
e. A “simple” introduction to Digital Signal Processing
f. Ham Radio meets “The Net”
g. Complex made simple

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SECTION 3: Radio Demonstrations

a. FLEX-Series PowerSDR Demo (FLEX-5000)
i. Introduction to PowerSDR
ii. Tips and Tricks
iii. The perfect tool for DXers and Contesting

b. FLEX-6000 SmartSDR Demo

i. Introduction to SmartSDR
ii. Slices and Panadapters Galore!
iii. Harnessing the Power of Bandwidth

After the seminar concludes, all are welcome to hang around and enjoy the day.

Complimentary refreshments will be available all day.

 

The Flex Insider – February 2013 Edition

Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR

In last month’s January 2013 FlexInsider, I reported the following update on our plan for production shipments:

“Our plan is to ship the Limited Edition radios during Q2 2013. That means that we expect to ship early orders near the beginning of the quarter and late orders toward the end of the quarter.  It is possible that some of the later orders could spill over into early Q3.  Post Limited Edition orders will begin shipping in Q3.”

I am pleased to report that we are still on this schedule. While no schedule is 100% perfect, accuracy does improve as one nears the goal line. Our team is very proud and excited about what we have accomplished. We can’t wait to get the new FLEX-6000 Signature Series radios into your hands.
73,
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
President & CEO

The Flex Insider – It’s Q4. Where’s My Radio?

A Word from the CEO

I am sure some of you are asking that question so we wanted to provide the answer. The short version is that units will begin shipping to our beta team in November with general availability units to follow in the first quarter.   A more detailed explanation of the reasoning is as follows:

In development of the FLEX-6000 Signature Series, we have consistently assumed the position that it is more important to do things right the first time than to take shortcuts. Many times in software development there are design decisions where one can choose to quickly “hard code” for the short term rather than to take the time to architect a long term solution or “framework.” We have simply made the decision to architect a solid framework so that we deliver a product that will last for years to come.

While the FLEX-6000 Series resembles radio architectures FlexRadio currently delivers to its government customers, the new transceivers are unlike any other commercial amateur radio products on the market. Though we are leveraging the work we did for our commercial customers and have redirected our resources from this project to our amateur project, we are not duplicating it, hence the additional development time. Think of the FLEX-6000 Series as a “platform” for delivering radio applications. Some of those applications are obvious and some of the most interesting are not so obvious. When building a platform, it is important not only to implement the common use cases but to plan for the future ones as well.

So where are we? We are currently developing on four parallel paths: FPGA Digital Signal Processing (DSP), radio software/Application Programming Interface (API) for the business logic and base-band DSP, Graphical User Interface development (GUI), and GUI integration to the radio API. We are also performing a detailed use case analysis to make sure we have covered all the bases in the design.

Most of the major component modules and the GUI framework are in place and we have begun integration of the GUI with the radio’s network API. We are streaming real signals over the network to real spectral displays running on the real GUI with real audio playing through the speaker. We are hard at work to complete integration and testing and are focusing on completing the coding of the various use cases.

On the hardware front, our contract manufacturing partner, Austin Manufacturing Services (AMS), is in the process of building pre-production radios. Pre-production is where you build production ready hardware in low volume to work out any production kinks. We expect this process to be completed during the month of November. Assuming all goes well in testing the pre-production units, we will be prepared to release and ramp production volumes when the software is ready.

Our team is highly motivated and working hard toward the goal of delivering a radio that you will enjoy and be proud to own for many years. We also want it to be a radio that we are proud to deliver. That is why we call it the “Signature Series.” Thank you for placing your confidence in FlexRadio and for extending your patience while we bring you the best radio we know how to provide.

73,
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR President & CEO