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MARS for Flex 6300

W9MO Member ✭✭
Several months ago I called Flex to see if the 6300 was MARS capable. At that time I was told it was not, but that was being tested.  I used my Flex 3000 on MARS for several years, but sold it recently and would like to get another Flex.

So is the Flex 6300 MARS capable now?  


Bob W9MO


  • Andrew O'Brien
    Andrew O'Brien Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2014
    I asked the same question in June and got the impression that it was unlikely to be something soon, I also wondered if it will EVER happen.
    Andy K3UK
  • Robert -- N5IKD
    Robert -- N5IKD Member ✭✭
    edited March 2015
    You only have to send Flex a copy of your valid MARS ID as Tim noted in another thread.
  • W9MO
    W9MO Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    I have a valid MARS license. That's not the issue.

    I just need to know if the 6300 is MARS capable before I buy.

    Several months ago it was not when I called Flex.  

  • JB
    JB Member ✭✭
    edited November 2014
    As I understand it, the Flex 6300 is not currently useable on MARS but continues to be looked at by the engineering team. I'm sure Tim will jump in when he gets a chance.
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    The FLEX-6300 is not configurable for out of ham band transmit and therefore cannot be used for MARS.  However both the FLEX-6500 and FLEX-6700 are configurable for out of ham band transmitting.
  • W9MO
    W9MO Member ✭✭
    edited January 2019
    Thanks for the info Tim.

  • Scott N8UMW
    Scott N8UMW Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    The transverter mode is not band locked. It doesn't take much to use a suitable amplifier on it. Of course another option for a comparable performing SDR rigs that does not require a firmware patch would be one of the high end Apache Labs radios.
  • tug67
    tug67 Member
    edited March 24
    Flex or Apache ....Simples ! Apache everytime !
  • Ted
    Ted Member
    Bob - I was told by Flex that the 3000 could not operate out of band for MARS use. How were you able to get the modification?
  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    MARS will transmit on the Transverter Port only. It is not available in a higher power on the 6300.

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