Tuesday, May 12, 2009

There's More Than One Way to Skin a F5K, or F3K

Well the cat is out of the bag. The boys at Flex especially Matt Youngblood KD5FGE and Beppe IK3VIG have been collaborating to Skin PowerSDR for a couple of months or so in time for Dayton!!! The results are in, and according to a post by Gerald K5SDR on the reflector this is just the beginning.

Here is an example called: Default

and one called military

and this one is called IK3VIG Black

All told there are 12 different skins presently available in this SVN repository. Of the new skins black is probably my favorite. Many of the features of these skins can be customized in the Setup menu

This is the URL to the SVN repository


To download you need tortoise SVN loaded on your

If you are unfamiliar with this technology you can
review the Knowledge Base article

In order to make the new skins work the .Net framework needs to be updated to the latest ver 3.51.

Pretty Cool!!! errr Pretty Betty


Ken N9VV had put up examples of all of the new skins on his website He also has a movie of the new PowerSDR skins available on this site