Originally Posted by andernamen
I am new to this radio but have done some reading and it looks like if I flash my radio (when it finally arrives!) it should be great. I know there is a programming board from smartieparts that stays in the radio, but isn't there another way to flash the programming? I saw someone else had a board that is removable that does the same thing. Can someone point me in this direction. Thanks.
In truth, you don't want a removable programmer. The ability to connect the TX to the computer via the USB cable is the greatest strength of this system. If you have not played with EEPE or companion9x yet -- download them and get used to them. These are the programs that you use to interface with the transmitter. At first it's a foreign world -- but after you get comfortable with them -- you will have an amazing amount of control of the functionality of the transmitter.
There are other options for programmers -- but they require soldering to the PCB in the transmitter. These may interface with an external component that plugs in to a custom port you install -- but are not truly removable.