March 19, 1999
Dear RX-320 User,
Beta version C of the Flexi-Tuner software for operating
the Ten-Tec RX-320 is now available.
Many thanks to all the beta testers for their excellent
ideas. I have incorporated as many of them as possible
in this version.
The major features of the new beta version are as follows:
1. Operates the RX-320 from virtually any desktop
or laptop computer, including older 386 machines.
2. Works in either DOS or Windows (this is a DOS
3. Implements 34 selectivity filters.
4. All modes: AM, USB, LSB, CW.
5. AGC implemented: Fast, Medium, Slow.
6. Tuning steps down go 1 Hz or up to 1 Mhz.
7. Adjustable squelch (operation improved).
8. Bandpass tuning (offset from center freq.)
9. Scanning using scan files. Adjustable parameters.
New! 10. Built-in scan file editor.
New! 11. S-meter.
12. Almost all parameters adjustable (great for
knob twiddlers like me).
New! 13. Improved interface (more logical).
New! 14. Tighter code for faster operation.
New! 15. Improved receiver initialization.
16. No mouse required (or supported).
I have been running the new beta version for the past
couple of weeks on an old Grid 1750 386 (25 Mhz) machine.
It is really great to put the computer on my lap or
coffee table while I sit in any easy chair and listen
to the RX-320. The program has also been tested on a
486 machine, a Pentium 166, as well as a 400 Mhz Pentium
II. It works equally well on all of them in either
DOS or windows.
I would be happy to supply free of charge this Beta version
to anyone interested who has an RX-320. The software will not
function without an RX-320.
The program is supplied along with several scan files in
a single zip file. Installation and removal are simple, as
the program does not affect any system settings either in
DOS or windows (it does not mess with your registry, DLL's,
or other system programs).
The program is easy to use - just press various keys to engage
the different functions.
Installation, removal, and operating instructions are included.
If there is enough interest, the Beta version may advance into
a final version. In any event, I am not aware of any major
bugs in the program.
This has been a very fun project - sort of like homebrewing
your own ham equipment used to be in the days of tubes and
If you would like to receive the latest beta version, send
zip file by return e-mail.
Regards and 73,