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Re: Flex-5000



Looks like a wonderful product, has a transverter been selected or tested to
use it full duplex, crossband on the Sats?

Roger
WA1KAT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert McGwier" <rwmcgwier@gmail.com>
To: "amsat bb" <amsat-bb@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
comes
> with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, wireless keyboard and
mouse.
> The FLEX-5000D(TM) includes everything above and adds a 9" LCD display
with
> touch screen and large tuning knob.
>
>
> For more information and pricing on the FLEX-5000, please see the copy of
> our ad linked below:
>
> http://support.flex-radio.com/Downloads.aspx?id=148
>
> 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 received.
>
>
> How can I ensure that I get one quickly?
>
> A. Order now and pre-pay.  Pre-paid orders will be shipped first followed
by
> unpaid advanced orders in the order that they are received.
>
>
> 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
PowerSDR(TM)
> software will continue to support the SDR-1000 and will continue to
receive
> new features and performance enhancements over time. Many improvements to
> the software developed in correlation with new hardware, such as the
recent
> 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 FLEX-5000?
>
> 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
to
> 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, AMSAT-DL,
> 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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