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SEMINAR and SALE – September 28th, 2013

2013-flex-seminarHosted by Greg Jurrens K5GJ of Flex Radio Systems

Greg Jurrens, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FlexRadio Systems, will be at Radioworld on Saturday, September 28th, 2013, to talk about FlexRadio Systems, and specifically the new 6000 Signature series of software defined radios. Come hear about the entire FlexRadio lineup, find out the latest news and ask questions to Greg.

Email leo@radioworld.ca to reserve a seat

Greg earned his novice license at age 15 and has been actively involved in most aspects of the amateur radio hobby since. While completing his BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at  Kansas State University  , he was very active at the KSUARC – W0QQQ. After graduation, Greg held engineering roles in the aerospace and semiconductor industries then senior level management positions in Field Applications Engineering, Technical Marketing, and Product Management. Along the way he earned his Amateur Extra Class license. In 2002, Greg became a partner in a Manufacturer’s Representative firm. He joined FlexRadio Systems in July 2009. When he’s not working, Greg is usually playing ham radio. He is an ARRL member, Life member of the TX VHF-FM Society and Central States VHF Society, founding Board Member and Public Service Director for a statewide FM linked repeater system in Texas, an APRS infrastructure builder, and a rabid multiband VHF/Microwave “ROVER” contester. Greg is also a licensed pilot and airplane owner plus likes to spend time on the lake with his wife Karla – N5KUR of 30 years and the rest of his ALL HAM family.

Also on Saturday, be sure to check out the rest of our Amateur Radio products:

  • Yaesu
  • Icom
  • Kenwood
  • FlexRadio
  • Alinco
  • Alpha Amplifiers
  • Heil Sound
  • Comet
  • Diamond
  • MFJ
  • Daiwa
  • Ameritron
  • LDG
  • West Mountain Radio
  • & More

Flex Radio demonstration for the Orangeville ARES Group

On October 12th, 2012 Radioworld was asked and attended the Orangeville ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) Group to present the lineup of software defined radios from Flex.

Sales Managers Tim Pacan and Leo Sweers attended, bringing a fully functioning Flex 5000 transceiver. Thanks to the group we had an antenna and soon found us on 40 Meters showing off all the great features of the Flex 5000.

The presentation also covered remote operation of a Flex station via an iPad and a Mac Book Pro, Everyone got a change to see how the remote operation worked, there were multiple devices connected to a single Flex 5000 transceiver located remotely.

The second half of the session, covered the new Flex 6000 series coming soon from Flex, the group was really excited to hear some of the great features coming out on these class leading products.


I would like to thank Jason Miles for the invitation and the great photos used in this article.

Leo Sweers



FlexRadio Canadian debut at YRARC Hamfest


 All amateur radio operators seem to love a hamfest… a chance to run into ‘over the air’ friends and find new radio toys. The York Region amateur radio hamfest is always a popular one and this year’s was as great as ever!

Here at Radioworld, we just announced on November 1 that we are the Canadian distributor for Flex Radio SDR’s (Software Defined Radios). What better way to introduce them than by doing a live display at a Hamfest?

Mardy (VE3QEE) at the controls of the Flex5000

So we packed up a complete Flex 5000 station and took it to the YRARC hamfest on November 5. For the whole show, we had an enthusiastic crowd surrounding the display, even coming around to the back of the table to check out how the station was assembled. Some of the hams who stopped by are existing FlexRadio owners. They were happy to hear that Radioworld is offering the complete Flex product line in Canada along with factory authorized service.

If you’re in the Toronto area, we have a Flex5000 set up and ready for you to try in our showroom. We had enough fun at the York hamfest, so I can see us taking this show on the road again!

Check out the complete Flex lineup on our website

73,  Steve (VE3SMP)


FlexRadio Systems Appoints Radioworld as Canadian Distributor!


(Toronto, ON) as Distributor for Canadian Market

Austin, TX and Toronto, Canada – November 1, 2011:  FlexRadio Systems, the leader in Software Defined Radios (SDR) for the amateur radio community, announced today the appointment of Radioworld as their distributor for the Canadian marketplace.   This will be effective as of November 1, 2011.

“It was extremely important for FlexRadio Systems to appoint a partner that shares the same views as FlexRadio and has the ability to provide our customers with a first class service and distribution network”, said Greg Jurrens, VP of Sales and Marketing for FlexRadio Systems.   “Radioworld clearly fits the stringent criteria we identified to promote our FLEX line of amateur radios and accessories and to allow us to move our business forward in this key market.”

The Radioworld name and reputation is well established in the Canadian marketplace.  The partnership between FlexRadio Systems and Radioworld is an ideal marriage between two companies committed to making the best products available to radio enthusiasts.  FlexRadio’s product line will help to round out Radioworld’s distribution portfolio, further strengthening their position as the leading Canadian distributor for amateur radio products.

“Radioworld is excited to have secured the rights to distribute the prestigious FlexRadio Systems product line in Canada”, said Jack Summers, General Manager for Radioworld.  “The brand perfectly complements our existing portfolio of high quality products for the discerning amateur radio operator and will be available to our customer immediately”.

About Radioworld
Radioworld is the largest radio store of its type in Canada and known as Canada’s amateur radio and marine electronics experts. Radioworld also specialize in shortwave, marine, avionics, CB, FRS/GMRS radios, GPS, communications scanners and a complete assortment of related accessories. Radioworld is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.  For more information on Radioworld, please visit www.radioworld.ca.

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 allowed for the evolution of amateur radio as we know it today. FlexRadio Systems is headquartered in Austin, Texas.  For more information, please visit www.flexradio.com or follow FlexRadio Systems on Twitter or Facebook.