[amsat-bb] Re: Flex-5000
kq6ea at pacbell.net
Thu Apr 5 21:03:03 PDT 2007
I'll take a SWAG here, and suggest that maybe the
Elecraft transverters would be a nice match.
73, Jim KQ6EA
--- Roger Kolakowski <rogerkola at aol.com> wrote:
> Looks like a wonderful product, has a transverter
> been selected or tested to
> use it full duplex, crossband on the Sats?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier at gmail.com>
> To: "amsat bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 9:42 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Flex-5000
> > An announcement of a new radio was made by Flex
> Radio today. It is a
> > completely full duplex radio. With transverter,
> it will be a wonderful
> > satellite radio. No sound cards, etc. will be
> required. Again, it is
> > completely full duplex.
> > FlexRadio Systems New FLEX-5000(TM) Software
> Defined Radio Product Line
> > FlexRadio Systems introduces the FLEX-5000 line of
> open source Software
> > Defined Radio (SDR) transceivers. The FLEX-5000
> family follows the very
> > popular SDR-1000(TM), and now integrates all sound
> card functions and
> > control over a single FireWire (IEEE-1394) cable
> connection to a user
> > provided computer. A separate sound card is not
> required. There are two
> > additional versions of the FLEX-5000 (models C and
> D) that provide higher
> > levels of integration.
> > The FLEX-5000C(TM) model has a built in Intel
> Core2 Duo processor and
> > with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system,
> wireless keyboard and
> > The FLEX-5000D(TM) includes everything above and
> adds a 9" LCD display
> > touch screen and large tuning knob.
> > For more information and pricing on the FLEX-5000,
> please see the copy of
> > our ad linked below:
> > You may also click on the "Contact Us" link on our
> home page at
> > www.flex-radio.com.
> > Frequently Asked Questions
> > How do I place an order?
> > A. We will begin taking orders for the FLEX-5000
> (base model) and the
> > FLEX-5000C on or before Monday, April 9th. Orders
> can be placed on our
> > website at http://www.flex-radio.com or by
> phone/fax (see the Contact Us
> > link on our webpage footer). Note that all online
> orders are prepaid
> > (balance is charged immediately).
> > When will I get my FLEX-5000?
> > A. We expect to begin delivery of the base model
> on or before the end of
> > June, the C-model on or before the end of Q3, and
> the D-model on or before
> > the end of Q4. Pre-paid orders will be shipped
> first followed by unpaid
> > advanced orders in the order that they are
> > How can I ensure that I get one quickly?
> > A. Order now and pre-pay. Pre-paid orders will be
> shipped first followed
> > unpaid advanced orders in the order that they are
> > Will the SDR-1000 still be available?
> > A. We have a limited inventory of SDR-1000s
> available. The SDR-1000
> > continues to be a high performance / low cost
> transceiver. The
> > software will continue to support the SDR-1000 and
> will continue to
> > new features and performance enhancements over
> time. Many improvements to
> > the software developed in correlation with new
> hardware, such as the
> > improvement in TR transition time and accurate
> power control from 1-100W,
> > will apply to the SDR-1000.
> > How long can I expect FlexRadio Systems to support
> the SDR-1000?
> > A. We plan to support the SDR-1000 far into the
> foreseeable future.
> > Can I use an external sound card with the
> > A. No. The built-in "soundcard" is the equivalent
> of a comparable $1000
> > pro-audio card.
> > Will there be a low power or receive-only version
> of the FLEX-5000?
> > A. We are considering coming out with such models
> sometime in the future.
> > What happened to the SDR-XT?
> > A. The SDR-X project is alive and well. The goal
> of the SDR-X project is
> > build a supremely high performance multi-channel
> receiver. The target
> > market has shifted to commercial and government
> applications. The work on
> > the SDR-X resulted in the development of the
> FLEX-5000 family.
> > We recognize that the introduction of the
> FLEX-5000 will continue to raise
> > questions. We will post these and other popular
> questions on the FLEX-5000
> > FAQ page on our website (coming soon).
> > The SDR-1000 set new performance standards for
> radio communications. The
> > Flex-5000 will continue to raise the bar.
> > Thank you for your support.
> > Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
> > President
> > FlexRadio Systems
> > --
> > AMSAT Director and VP Engineering. Member: ARRL,
> > TAPR, Packrats, NJQRP, QRP ARCI, QCWA, FRC. ARRL
> SDR WG Chair
> > "Taking fun as simply fun and earnestness in
> earnest shows
> > how thoroughly thou none of the two discernest." -
> Piet Hine
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