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Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:56 AM
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Has anyone managed to extend the distance from the computer to the flex 5000 to say 100'. My preferred operating position is on the opposite side of the house from the antennas. Preferred cabling is cat5e or 75 ohm coax but not strictly needed. There seem to be a number of extender solutions on the market so I wonder if any have been tried.

then again, maybe this is not the right question. The presence of audio inputs and outputs on the back makes me think that complete remote operation isn't possible through just the firewire. I suppose I should read the manual.
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Posted Friday, November 11, 2011 11:31 AM
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Chris,

The design limit of the FireWire cable is 3 meters (approx feet) there are some like Granite Digital that has up to 32 foot cable

http://www.granitedigital.com/firewire6pinto6pin-7ininternalpatchcablewled.aspx

But the use of these longer cables is not supported with PowerSDR.

Here is an ideal, you can use a remote desktop of one version or the other and connect remotely with just about anything that supports remote, Linux, OSX , OSi , many are using iPads for remote desktops, and Skype for moving the audio back and forth.. Here is a KC article using an iPad and Teamviewer..

http://kc.flexradio.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50503.aspx

Hope this helps.



73,

Dudley

FlexRadio Systems Support
512-535-4713, Option 2
http://helpdesk.flexradio.com
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Posted Friday, November 18, 2011 7:34 PM
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It is a shame that this radio does not have a CAT 5 interface instalaled it wiuld make it

easy remote control it.  Somehow it makes little sense to design a state of the art

radio without such an interface.

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