FlexRadio SmartSDR Tips & Plugins

If you are reading this I will assume you are using (or considering using) a FlexRadio unit as your main HF Station. On these pages you will find useful information related to FlexRadio but mainly will be focusing on plugins for SmartSDR and the 6000 series FlexRadio units as well as links to other commonly asked and hopefully useful information. Also please check the Ham Links page as here you will find other, not FlexRadio specific software as well.

PLEASE NOTE: This information is for SmartSDR Software shipping with current FlexRadio units not for the older PowerSDR.

You can find further information on FlexRadios at my favorite support forum at: community.flexradio.com/flexradio

SmartSDR Plugins List (Updated July 2018)

Here is a current list with links for the SmartSDR Software (Which I know of):

Furthermore, there are "Waveforms" from FlexRadio Systems for: FreeDV and Dstar. Dstar does require a piece of hardware from NW Digital Radio but you can purchase it from their site directly. Having said this, I recently found out there are issues with this products plugin and MAY not work with SmartSDR. I will investigate further shortly.

These waveforms install alonside the SmartSDR Software suite instead of having to launch them independently once installed, can be ran from the software. I am really hoping to see Yaesu Fusion as well as others supported in future versions as that would be a lot more useful around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Transverter Options for FlexRadio

For those who would like to expand the frequency/band capability of your FlexRadio, using transverters is the way to go about it. Here is a list of vendors who provide compatible units:

If there are any I have missed, please shoot me a line!

Flex Radio Systems has a YouTube Channel Dedicated to help people get started with their products check it out!

Other Interesting FlexRadio related links:

If you find something incorrect and/or have an update, I would really appreciate if you could let me know by contacting me. I like to keep things as up-to-date as possible. Thank you! - Lucas / W6AER