First 10 Days with a New Flex-6400

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

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  1. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree. I am glad for the OP, sounds like a great rig and that he's having lots of fun. Awesome! However, not "News". This sort of post belongs in the "Ham Radio Discussions" forum, or similar.

    I have made this comment before in other "news" stories. IMHO, if QRZ want's to have a news forum, they need to make sure that actual, NEWS gets posted to it.

    Glad you're having fun with you new rig - enjoy!!!
     
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  2. W2JAA

    W2JAA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Enjoyed the article very much! Bought a Flex 6400M back in February, maybe this will give me motivation to get it out and try it before it is obsolete.
     
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  3. KA0JW

    KA0JW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Leave it to the "ZED COPS" to rain on your parade. Glad you like the radio. Everyone that I know that has a Flex 6000 series radio REALLY likes them. I know that the upcoming Pitcairn Island DX pedition is using Flex 6700 radios with ACOM 1500 amps.
    73s Jeff KA0JW
     
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  4. WQ2H

    WQ2H QRZ Lifetime Member #214 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    So......is there a PGXL in your future? :rolleyes:

    73
    Jim, WQ2H / WK2XAH
     
  5. N1UB

    N1UB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations on your new Flex ! I started with a Flex 5000 and moved up to the 6400 and like others have said I can't imagine going back to knobs and buttons. I like the red mic, curious have you're inputting it, through the computer or a USB port on the Flex?
    73, Bart
    N1UB
     
  6. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    I understand the software will still function, but, is there any particular reason you are 500 Hz high on FT 8?
     
  7. VE3TCV

    VE3TCV XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    After owing many radios, some of them fairly high end, I decided to try out a Flex 6600. I was very weary about the lack of knobs like most other folks so I decided to purchase a Maestro in case I started to go crazy as the Maestro is made to resemble most other radios.

    The remote capabilities of these radios are second to none, this was the main reason I wanted a Flex, I do not always want to be stuck in a radio room sitting at a desk when I want to operate. With the Flex I can operate while I am in the backyard, at the park, in my garage, at work and while in another country. You can use a laptop, Ipad, Iphone or Maestro to operate the Flex, one of the coolest things we did is have two Ipads running multiflex at the same time with each Ipad on two different bands. Some of the features that no one really mentions is that with the Flex SmartSDR you can now use a standard USB microphone or headset, so you no longer require to buy some $400 headset and $300 microphone in order to sound good on the air. The other feature that is not talked about often is diverse reception, you can now try to pull out a weak signal by receiving the same frequency with two different antennas at the same time, I believe that not even the overpriced Yaesu FT-101D has this greatly underrated feature.

    I still have an old Icom 781 in case I want to turn back the clock but honestly I cannot remember the last time I even powered it on, all of my other radios have been sold off.
     
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  8. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    What on earth did ham radio do before this new-fangled CW stuff and vacuum tubes? I can't imagine. ;)
     
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  9. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Maybe that's why he didn't say it was a review, OM... ;)
     
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  10. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Exactly why I said what I said. There are a whole generation now that have no clue what CW or vacuum tube radios are. They also won't know how to survive without their silly Internet either. ;)
     
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