January 2023
All Flex Insider

Janauary 2023

Education

YouTube Playlists

We have a number of YouTube playlists that are great reference material:

Club Presentations

Michael, VA3MW, continues to deliver remote presentations to clubs worldwide (in English). If you would like him to deliver a presentation based on the FlexRadio product in general or getting started in building a FlexRadio remote HF station, please reach out to us at info@flexradio.com and we will get back to you. 


FlexRadio Ecosystem

Did you know?

The Tuner Genius XL and the Power Genius XL are fully interlocked with Flex radios on transmission, assuming you have all 3 devices configured for a LAN connection.  

When the radio receives a PTT, it sends a message to the tuner and the amp via ethernet asking for permission to transmit.  

The tuner and amp do the things they need to do to make themselves ready, then send “OK” back to the Radio. This gives you some amazing hardware protection with minimal delay.  

Once the Radio is happy, it transmits or you will get an InterLock error.

All this in the blink of an eye!


Power Genius XL

Power Genius XL v3.7.28 Released

We released new firmware for the Power Genius XL on January 4th. Updates include:

  • TouchScreen configuration allows you to configure the PG XL from the front panel
  • Remote use of the PGXL Utility program 
  • Simplified CAT Interface for OEM radios
  • Band data sources can be selected manually or automatically.

As well, there are many bug fixes and performance improvements. Details can be found on the FlexRadio Community.


Tuner Genius XL

Tuner Genius XL v1.1.16 Firmware Released

4O3A released new firmware for the Tuner Genius XL on January 10th. Updates include:

  • Screen capturing
  • Improved FlexRadio integration
  • Touchscreen activated
  • Improved Interlock operation

As well as many more bug fixes and enhancements. Details can be found in the FlexRadio Community.  

Read the review from ARRL in the January issue of QST.  


SmartSDR 3.4

While we had hoped to release v3.4 by the end of December we were not able to make that happen in time. 

However, the work continues by both our engineering team and Alpha team. 

A release candidate for v3.4 is scheduled for early next week barring something new showing up.

The challenging thing about software development is that you never know when you’re at the GA point until you get there.  It might be sooner than you think. 


Accessories

Accessory backorder update

Thanks to our FlexRadio customers, our Holiday Deals promotion was an overwhelming success. Adding to on-going global component shortages, the demand for some products exceeded our expectations and our inventory. We know that these shortages can be frustrating and that’s why our teams are working hard to resolve them.


Pre-Loved Radios

Certified Pre-loved Equipment

“What goes around comes around,” isn’t just a metaphor. For FlexRadio customers, it’s an opportunity to save!  

Our 2022 Holiday Deals promotion was an unprecedented success and as a result, our inventory of Certified Pre-loved Equipment is growing. All Pre-loved products have been completely QA’ed, tested and calibrated before being offered. And each is covered by a product-specific warranty.

Interested in a FlexRadio or Genius product or accessory and saving money too? You can find our currently available and ready-to-be-loved again products here.

Have questions about our Certified Pre-loved Equipment or need assistance with an order? Please give Andy or Dave a call at 512-535-4713 – option 1 or email us at sales@flex-radio.com.


Trade ins / Trade ups

Trade in your Radio or Amplifier

The FlexRadio Trade-In program is available for you to trade in your older ham radio gear or trade up your current FlexRadio gear (HF Radios and Amplifiers) for the latest and greatest solutions from FlexRadio.  

For more information, visit our Trade-In program page

You can call us to discuss this at any time. This program is for customers in the United States only.


2023 Events

Calendar of events

In person events are making a comeback and FlexRadio looks forward to engaging with our customers, old and new, at the following events in the first half of 2023.

Hamcation Orlando – February 10-12, 2023 

QSO Today Virtual Hamfest – March 25-26

IDXC Visalia – April 21-23

Hamvention, Dayton – May 19-21

FlexRadio Customer Banquet at Dayton (two options available) – May 18 or 19. Registration to open in early 1Q2023.

SeaPac, Seaside OR – June 2-4


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