One of the more critical elements for determining if a computer will run powersdr with a flexradio systems firewire based software defined radio is the throughput achieved from the firewire host controller. Always check the most recent amazon price flex radio systems has just announced the availability of an ios app. Ham radio software, translates morse code to text asci, audio input via soundcard, very reliable decoding of weak signals, hams are more than happy with mrp40, it also allows to transmit morse code from thekeyboard, key output via rs232. Im sitting in the auckland airport, using dogparksdr to copy cw on 20m from mt um. Radio amateurs best asset, rig and rotor control, logging, digital modes, and satellite. I have a friend on another state who will be sharing my 6400 radio with me. You do not have to have a flex50003000 software defined radio connected to the pc to run this validation check. I am using a macbook on my flex3k when i get away fro m the shack and a macmini on my flex5k in the shack. I know this question has been asked several times before, but an update from the flexradio management would be helpful. Didnt like soiling my mac with microsoft products, i would of preferred to be in a microsoft free zone. The flex 6400 offers the latest direct sampling sdr technology at an economical price for the general hf6m operator yet they offer great performance for chasing dx and contesting.
Jul 30, 2009 flexradio has announced a partnership arrangement with a custom builder, who will preinstall, configure and test run a machine to run for your flexradio. Flex6400m signature series sdr transceiver flexradio. The 6600 and the 6600m both share the same game changing band awareness, industry leading phase noise performancereceiver dynamic range, and brick wall filters to give you. Pity most the really good ham radio related software is for the pc. This app requires a flexradio systems series6000 software defined radio sdr device. We categorize the programs into general purpose software, single purpose software, research software and software compatible with audio piping. Open the flex firewire control panel using the program icon located on your desktop. For cw, phone and digital modes, its combination of contestoptimized features is unmatched. Mac client for the flexradio tm 6000 series software defined radios. Smartsdr is licensed to the specific radio hardware and is not transferable to another radio.
Flexradio is proud to team up with some fantastic products that interface directly with flex 6000 software defined radios with ease. Theres some good ham radio software around for os x, but no where near as much as there is for the pc. Kevin rowett k6td read what our customers are saying. It was designed to be a window into your flex 6000 series radio and takes care of setting and displaying radio parameters, displaying the panadapter and. Flex6000 hardware manual german smartsdr for windows software users guide english smartsdr for windows software users guide german smartsdr alphabeta testing. Met een iphone, ipad, notebook, mac of maestro en een. Flexradio has announced a partnership arrangement with a custom builder, who will preinstall, configure and test run a machine to run for your flexradio. If you are wondering what amateur radio is about, its basically a two way radio service where licensed operators throughout the world experiment and communicate with each other on frequencies reserved for license holders. Designed for the commercial, government, amateur radio and shortwave listener communities, this software provides a powerful interface for all sdr users. Last update is a partial update as of 18 october 2019 where ive recently updated the old version i upgraded from is listed with the new version in the format new version old version, date. Rtlsdr blog r820t2 rtl2832u 1ppm tcxo sma software defined radio. Dxlab is a freeware suite of eight interoperating applications that can be installed independently in any order. Would this allow me to then operate the radio from my mac.
Consult the users guide for information on using the wiki software. Software for packet radio use category is a curation of 32 web resources on, winafsk, linpac packet radio terminal, uiss windows packet program. I thought it would be good to create a list that could be updated. The flex6400m offers the latest direct sampling sdr technology at an economical price for the general hf6m operator yet they offer great performance for chasing dx and contesting. On this page we will attempt to list, categorize and provide a brief overview of each software program. I have a new flex 6600 radio traded in my 6500 and maestro and am interested in running this on my mac computer not my ipad or phone at.
Sdr software and flex 5000a they need to post more information on installing this software on computer. The programs features are continually changing, and the manual may sometimes fall behind the code when this happens. I prefer the mac but if i have to run windows i might as well run it on a dedicated machine. In the end, the project was considered a success and great investment by the client. For this, please consult the brilliant flexradio smartsdr for windows.
Flex 6400 signature series sdr transceiver w automatic antenna tuner. Dogpark sdr for flex 6000 series has been a life saver. Flex6400 signature series sdr transceiver flexradio. But after contacting greg jurens, k5gj, of flexradio systems, who was the speaker at the meeting, he noted that he and many others operate with a virtual machine and that the flex. Help with smartsdr software for use on a mac flexradio. Apr 10, 2020 dog park software has released version 1. I used to use a dell on the 5k but it was slow and would lock up. I didnt like booting back and forth between os x and windows7. Aug 17, 2017 a look at smartlink, a feature of smartsdr v. This app requires a flexradio systems flex6000 signature series software defined radio sdr device. Released in october 2015, dogparksdr is the first native mac client for the flex 6000 series radios. I recently completed a large distribution center modeling project using flexsim simulation software. Some of the best ham radio software available for the mac or any other platform for that matter. This is an rtlsdr software defined radio receiver with rtl2832u adc chip, 1ppm tcxo, sma f connector, r820t2 tuner and aluminium case with passive cooling.
These are the settings i am using with my original flex 3000 and now upgraded to 5000 running on microsoft windows 7 on an apple mac mini using the bootcamp partition. This folder contains information regarding using powersdr on apple hardware with mac os x and boot camp. Smartsdr flexradio systems for ios free download and. After six months of flex 6600 ownership, i wanted to share my thoughts on the various mac and windows software solutions available. When multiple applications are running, they sense each others presence and automatically interoperate to support your amateur radio dxing activities. You do not have to have a flex 50003000 software defined radio connected to the pc to run this validation check. Flex6400 signature series sdr transceiver w automatic antenna tuner. A radio that plays here are some great partners that interface well with others directly with flex6x00. The flex6400 offers the latest direct sampling sdr technology at an economical price for the general hf6m operator yet they offer great performance for chasing dx and contesting. I have a new flex 6600 radio traded in my 6500 and maestro and am interested in running this on my mac computer not my ipad or phone at this time.
Flex6000 eigenschappen software defined radio van flexradio. Making us use winblows is a joke as well, if they made software for the mac or released a linux version i would be much happier, and not ready to throw the radio in the bin for the next rubbish. I bought a flex 6500 a year or so ago, then i decided to change from windows to a mac. Flex radio prebuiltpreconfigured sdr computers with. So i always find it hard to find software that supports the flex radios for mac. This app requires a flexradio systems flex 6000 signature series software defined radio sdr device. Smartsdr is a full featured radio client that enables your ipad or iphone to operate your flexradio device. What kind of computer should i buy for a flexradio.
We know osx is not totally immune but its a whole lot more secure and it works reliably most of the time. Messages are generally free format and also have a 32bit message number so that they may be trapped by the client and displayed. Posted on may 1, 2019 may 6, 2019 by w5xd posted in flexradio rig driver writelog flex driver 12. Compare the best free open source mac ham radio software at sourceforge. Ham radio deluxe is the worlds most popular ham radio software. I particularly like the way that the apple mouse works with the software it makes tuning.
N1mm logger is the worlds most popular ham radio contest logging program. Verifying firewire card compatibility with the flex firewire. Making us use winblows is a joke as well, if they made software for the mac or released a linux version i would be much happier, and not ready to throw the radio in the bin for the next rubbish pick up. Were talking windows, mac, linux, android, raspberry pi. This software announcement comes to us from douglas adam, k3tzr regarding open source macnative software for flex 6000 users. Flexsim simulation software 3d simulation modeling and. If you know of a program that is missing please leave.
It is fully compatible to smartsdr v1, v2 including smartlink and v3 including multiflex and smartcontrol. Mar 04, 2020 flexradio systems announces the release of smartsdr for ios v3. The flex 6400m offers the latest direct sampling sdr technology at an economical price for the general hf6m operator yet they offer great performance for chasing dx and contesting. If i purchase this software what version would be best, lite from apple store, regular or pro from amazon. Designed from the groundup using apples cocoa, aether supports the latest mac os x technologies, and provides the experience that mac users expect. Flexradio systems announces the release of smartsdr for ios v3. Get the latest sdr downloads for your flexradio signature series equipment. If i purchase a flex6400flex6400m or flex6600flex6600m and it comes with 2. Ill also describe why i have made certain settings if i feel it is warranted. I will try to keep this document up to date as i make changes.
I actually like it a bit better than smartsdr, but thats just my personal preference. May 03, 2016 so i always find it hard to find software that supports the flex radios for mac. The windows operating systems are under increasing attack worldwide. I was extremely impressed by the support that i received and the flexibility of flexsim to model this complex and massive system.
A flexradio systems flex 6000 series radio an apple device. A flexradio systems flex6000 series radio an apple device. Its a native mac application, written from the ground up to take advantage of macos unique capabilities and interact as you would expect a mac. A list of known latest versions of flex6000 related software i am using, with links if known. Verifying firewire card compatibility with the flex. If i have to buy one more computer for the flex i will be getting rid of the radio cutting my loses and dust of the old valve radio again, i am serious.
The 6600 and the 6600m both share the same game changing band awareness, industry leading phase noise performancereceiver dynamic range, and brick wall filters to give you the advantage in the most competitive dxing or. Aug 05, 2016 always check the most recent amazon price flex radio systems has just announced the availability of an ios app for their 6000 series of sdrs. Met smartlink en een flex6000 kunt u uw radio vanaf elke locatie ter wereld bedienen. Oct 18, 2019 a list of known latest versions of flex 6000 related software i am using, with links if known. Free, secure and fast mac ham radio software downloads from the largest open source applications and software directory. Mac ham radio mac ham radio devoted to amateur radio. Flexradio and apple osx flexradio systems community. Hf50 mhz direct sampling software defined radio transceiver with high resolution display and ergonomic controls. Ham radio deluxe software radio amateurs best asset. Flexradio is proud to team up with some fantastic products that interface directly with flex6000 software defined radios with ease. The flex6600 sdr is designed for the ham who wants to operate the radio exclusively as a server from pc, laptop, maestro, mac, or ios clients whether local or remote. Aether gives hams logging software that is as powerful, easy to use, and good looking as the operating system it runs on.1456 554 1485 815 1254 1324 1538 169 732 455 1216 654 332 509 1310 732 1167 455 381 935 1386 1001 1231 821 606 1475 1068 1009 1259 724 1492 774 642 966 545 647 821 1285 1158 1254