Flex-3000 Presentation Comments
The other night a few things did not work out quite as planned but have since been solved. I thought the people from the meeting might like to know what I found out.
I was disappointed that we were unable to check in to the 1900 Group. We heard them quite well. I did not expect the antenna (A Carolina Windom) to be great on 160 but I did think that the Flex would be able to tune it. As it turns out, there is a menu setting that limits the maximum SWR the tuner should consider as an acceptable match. To be on the safe side I have that set to 2:1. Had it been set to 3.0 or maybe 3.5 we might have had enough of a signal to work them. When the tuner was tuning I did see it pass up some SWR's in the 3's.
The other thing that I could not make work was the playback of an on-the-air recording. I forgot that the transmitter has to be keyed before "Play" is clicked. I am not sure why, because one might want to listen to a wave file without transmitting (We did have the drive set for zero).
I really enjoyed demonstrating the Flex and everything else went off as planned. The clubhouse was packed, so thanks to all of you who came!
Let me know if you have any additional comments or questions about Flex Software Defined Radios.
73, Rick KK4GV