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ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 18:21:12 EDT 2015
I stand corrected. FlexRadio backed off from that and I didn't know about it.
Instead, you have to pay for any major software upgrade, similar to
what Microsoft does with Windows but you can keep using your current
version of software as long as you want (however I imagine in 15 years
they won't want to keep supporting it but who knows--by then your
computer will probably have to have a new OS etc. anyway and it won't
be backward compatible with old applications).
However, it is still a PC/Software based rig and as such, is subject
to hard drive crapouts, viruses, malware, etc. if on a network, a
continual stream of bug fixes for this and that, and so on. I have
enough complexity in my life as it is and am not looking for more.
On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 1:40 PM, <manualman at juno.com> wrote:
> Incorrect. There is no regular maintenance fee.
> For the legacy Flex Radio equipment, schematics and/or service manuals
> are available for most of their products. Typically on the used market,
> Flex 5000's generally come in anywhere from $1400 to $2000 depending on
> additional options. Flex 3000 transceiver generally goes for $1000 to
> about $1300. Flex 1500 transceiver goes for around $650 new, about $350
> to $450 used.
> Pete, wa2cwa
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