First 10 Days with a New Flex-6400

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N6OIX, Sep 10, 2019.

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  1. N6OIX

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    Thanks for the nice replies. Yes, I am excited a bit but I have not seen a lot of user experiences using the FLEX RADIO when I was looking to upgrade. I just wanted to share my 2 cents. This is not a review as I am not at the level to make a review on this radio. I just hope this small information might help someone who is looking for information on FLEX RADIO. That's All.

    For the one's who asked about the monitors.

    My PC is connected to a Ultra Wide Samsung 49" as the main screen from Costco. It is about 2 years old. The Top Screen is a TCL 50 inch 4k TV connected to PC on HDMI I got last Christmas from my daughter.

    With the 49 lower and the 50 above it matches up nicely. They are both mounted on the wall

    For the person who asked why I picked the 6400. COST. Simple, I had a Icom 7300 which I sold on 40m net on Sunday and had a few extra hand held's not being used so I sold them. This got me close to the cost of the 6400. If I had more funds to spend I think I would have picked the 6600 but I am very happy with the 6400.

    If anyone has any other question I would be more than happy to help.

    Thank you
    Steve
     
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  2. KM1H

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    Or to BMW:D
     
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  3. K9GLS

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    Or Apple.
     
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  4. K8JHR

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    I suppose I did!

    I apologize if I offended anyone or sounded overly critical. In my defense, this is supposed to be the front page NEWS FORUM, and boasting his new rig works as it should is not particularly newsworthy in a general interest, all points bulletin sense. Mentioning he lives in a gated community strikes me as completely unnecessary and irrelevant to how well his first few contacts went down. While a great many hams are thrilled with their new radios, they are not compelled to post it as front page news, because it is not newsworthy or of general interest to the broader ham community they way FCC Rule changes, solar weather events, Band Plan changes, and ARRL efforts to lift antenna restrictions.

    So, I apologize if I offended anyone. And yet, there are too many videos on the front page which do not really belong there.

    And, if I am mistaken ... then every ham who is pleased with his new radio should post a missive extolling its virtues on the front page, replete with photos illustrating how good it looks in his shack. After all, there is never enough good NEWS going around. Let's all post about our newest radio on the front page.

    K8JHR
     
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  5. K9GLS

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    I would "guess" mentioning he lived in a gated community was a diplomatic way of saying he has a restrictive HOA on the amount of antenna he can have. "Gated community" is just easier to type. With that said I agree with you. The whole "turning my cameras to face UPS was annoying. In other news I'm just glad I have more common sense than money.
     
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  6. NN6EE

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    Well I guess I'm STILL in the early part of the 21th century and only have the latest "ELECRAFT K-LINE" & the "ICOM 7610/SPE 1.5K-FA COMBO"!!! But I might add that the well built "FLEX SYSTEMS/HF" are really NEET, but we're not really "IT PROFICIENT" with trying to tackle any (FLEX-SYSTEM) anytime soon!!! :)
     
  7. WD8KND

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    Congrats on your new rig. I bought a 6300 4 1/2 years ago at Dayton. It has been the best radio I've ever owned, and I've owned some top of the line rigs. I wasn't sure I'd like a rig without knobs, but now I'd never go back . I do have a Icom 7300 as a backup, and even though I like that little rig, it's not comparable. Enjoy you new toy.
     
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  8. W6ZZW

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    Looks great Did not offend me. More like a preview then a full blowned review . Good on you I'm buying it
     
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  9. AB8MA

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    What are you using for an antenna? Was all the audio improvement due to the Flex alone? Did you already have the KPA500 and KAT500?
     
  10. N6OIX

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    I have very simple 20m and 40m single band Bazooka's semi hidden up 30 feet. Yes I had the AMP / Tuner for a few weeks with my old IC7300. For the audio I think it was both the new radio and mic
     
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