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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.

FlexRadio Systems PowerGenius XL Full Legal Limit Amplifier

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FlexRadio Systems has introduced their PowerGenius XL HF amplifier.

You can see Gerald Youngblood K5SDR tell you about this amazing product here.

The PowerGenius XL is a 100% duty cycle, legal limit (1500W ICAS) 1.8-54 MHz RF amplifier intended for both amateur and government use.  It incorporates a pair of modern NXP 1K5H LDMOS transistors that are individually capable of 1.5 kW thus providing plenty of headroom for lowest IMD and spurious output. Efficiency and spurious performance are also enhanced through the use of diplexed filters.

Multiple band selection methods are supported including CAT, CI-V, BCD band decode and Ethernet.  When connected to a FLEX-6000 transceiver, band selection is fully automated through the Ethernet connection.  Even T/R control is provided over the Ethernet connection to further minimize wiring. In addition, all amplifier status reporting including power levels, fault conditions and resets are reported to the FLEX-6000 Signature Series transceiver using the SmartSDR API.  SmartSDR client interfaces such as SmartSDR for Windows, Maestro and others can display power levels and other reported statuses.

For remote operation with other HF radio exciters, an Ethernet API or friendly Windows and Android applications can control the PowerGenius XL. For contest operation, the PowerGenius XL is SO2R capable with two inputs and two outputs for two sources and antennas and the rapid band switching eliminates the need for two amplifiers. A single FLEX-6700 and PowerGenius XL comprises a complete SO2R station at half the cost of competing solutions.

The Power Genius XL amplifier will be priced competitively with specific pricing and availability announced after FCC and CE certification has been achieved. Power Genius XL will be packaged to complement FlexRadio’s FLEX-6000 Signature Series transceivers.

SPECIFICATIONS

PA Specifications

  • RF Power Output: 1500W (ICAS)
  • Exciter Drive Level: 50W
  • Transistors: NXP 1K5H x 2
  • Exciter Inputs:1 SO-239 x 2
  • Antenna Outputs: SO-239 x 2
  • Antenna Impedance (w/o tuner): 50 Ohm Unbalanced
  • Cooling: Thermostatically controlled fans

Mechanical

  • Height: 5″ (13 cm)
  • Width: 13″ (33 cm)
  • Depth: 17″ (43 cm)
  • Weight: 33 lbs (15 kgs)
  • Operating Temperature Range: TBD

Electrical

  • Input Voltage:2 90 – 250VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Supply: Modular internal switching

Specifications subject to change without notice.
1-SO2R configuration
2-Maximum RF power output achieved using 220 VAC

Can you tell me how the display models are powered?

I received an email today from a customer, and thought that this was a great question that deserved to be shared.

Mike asked:
Can you tell me how the display models are powered? I want to practise with my new Elite DSI in my house. Thanks in advance, Mike

Although we have had powered displays at the store since we first opened, we take their operation for granted,  but as I thought about Mike’s question, I realise that this is something most people will not know.

Alinco DM-330MV Power Supply

For most of our displays items that require 12 volt power, we use the Alinco DM-330 MV power supply. This allows using mobile apparatus on household power.
See it here.

For our display, where many units are powered on at the same time, this power supply can provide up to 32 amps of current.

For the user powering one or two devices, you would not need such a powerful supply (although you’ll have plenty of reserve power), so, in Mike’s case, he could look at a lower current power supply like this one.

Pyramid PS9K Power Supply

To see Radioworld’s full line of power supplies, look here. If you are not sure what the right power supply is for your situation, just send us an email  like Mike did, and we will be happy to offer some suggestions.

FlexRadio PowerSDR v2.3.5 is now available for download

FlexRadio Systems is pleased to announce the general availability of the newest release of PowerSDR, version 2.3.5 intended for use with the SDR-1000, FLEX-1500, FLEX-3000 and FLEX-5000 software defined radios.  PowerSDR v2.3.5 has several new significant features, existing feature enhancements and bug fixes.
We recommend that all customers upgrade to v2.3.5 (see the links to the left).  PowerSDR v2.3.5 is not a maintenance release of version 2.2.3 therefore it is highly recommended that you review the PowerSDR v2.3.5 Release Notes, particularly the section “Known Issues or Recommendations with New Features Included in this Release”, before installing and operating your software defined radio with PowerSDR v2.3.5.  This release contains significant changes to PowerSDR’s internal database schema and as such, there are some caveats related to importing data from previous versions of PowerSDR along with new database import requirements and compliance measures.
While the improvements are too numerous to detail, the following is a list of major changes since the previous official release, PowerSDR v2.2.3

  1. Support for new channelized 60 meter band changes and the addition of a visual Channel Mode for PowerSDR
  2. VAC for RX2 (VAC2). VAC2 is available only for use with the FLEX-5000 equipped with a second receiver (RX2)
  3. The maximum VAC sampling rate (SR) has been upgraded to support 96 and 192 KHz
  4. Expanded TX Profiles now saves all significant transmit related PowerSDR settings
  5. RX2 disconnect on transmit
  6. TNF now works properly with ANF so both can be used in a complimentary manner
  7. Expanded TX Profiles now saves all significant transmit related PowerSDR settings
  8. The management of Memories in PowerSDR has been improved to include an automatic DB backup and recovery mechanism in addition to committing memory changes to the memory DB on copy, add and delete operations
  9. Session specific and previous database backups are created for recovery purposes
  10. PowerSDR Database import requirement compliance to prevent applications errors and anomalous behavior of your radio
  11. There are six (6) new PowerSDR skins available. There are five new IK3VIG 2012 skins and a new default skin
  12. New CAT commands to support PowerSDR features
  13. Updated FLEX-1500 USB driver

Thanks to so many of you who have provided constructive feedback during the development process.We would like to express our special appreciation to our internal alpha/beta team for their tireless testing of internal test releases.
– The FlexRadio Software Development & Product Management team

 

You can download PowerSDR v2.3.5 here.