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I just got my 6400M

Rick  WN2CRick WN2C Member
I just got my 6400 M today and set it up with out reading the manual. It is easy if have owned a Flex before. I love it and not having to connect it to a computer is great. 
Now the only thing I need is an HDMI cable for the BIG monitor!!
Thanks Flex!!!image

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  • Homer1952Homer1952 Member
    edited May 2018
    Congrats, Rick.  Still no word on mine.  How'd you hook up the Heil Classic?  73 Bob
  • Rick  WN2CRick WN2C Member
    edited February 2018
    Well, Flex sent me the wrong cable. I was supposed to get the the 8 pin Foster to use with my PR 781. It just so happened that I had the Heil Classic. It is probably a good thing they sent the wrong cable by mistake as I did not have a 4 pin XLR cable for the radio. Now I have choices for a microphone, A PR 781 (as soon as Flex send the cable) the Heil Classic and the Heil Pro set with the HC6. Oh, and the hand mike.
  • Jd DupuyJd Dupuy Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Outstanding! Tell us how things are working in the days ahead.
  • Rick  WN2CRick WN2C Member
    edited April 6
    Boy is this fun...taking a new radio out of the box!

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  • KB4OIFKB4OIF Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    I got to touch a 6400M yesterday at the hamcation.  Bigger than I thought.  Could not stop drooling.  My first Flex so the learning curve is steep from what I have read and heard.  Hope my 71 yr old brain survives.  Come on April.


  • James Del PrincipeJames Del Principe Member ✭✭
    edited June 11
    Rick, you look like a kid at Christmas.   OK, so is it control by knob only or can you still use a mouse? Any keyboard control?   73, Jim
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 2018
    The M model and the non-M using a Maestro allow button, knob and touch screen operation without need of a PC.

    You can use a PC running SmartSDR with keyboard and mouse instead if you desire.

    At this time only one client can be connected to the radio at a time. The front panel, Maestro, SmartSDR, Dogpark Software for MAC, and SmartSDR for IOS are all clients.

    If you are running the front panel or Maestro you can still ise a PC with SmartSDR CAT and DAX for interfacing to third party software (logging, digital modes, etc) and hardware (auto tuners, amp).

    Dave wo2x
  • James Del PrincipeJames Del Principe Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Thank you, Dave. One of the reasons I ask is for frequency control. These radios do not have a keypad for direct digital entry of frequency in the manner of my FT-2000 for example.   On my Flex 6500, I need to click on a frequency with the mouse or highlight the frequency in the flag and then enter it in the keyboard. On my FT-2000, I hit enter, key in a frequency and hit enter again....a very easy operation.

    Best 73, Jim
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2018
    If you tap on the frequency on the display it should pop up a screen allowing direct frequency entry.

    Dave wo2x

  • Craig WilliamsCraig Williams Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Looks like the cat who ate the cannery.

  • James Del PrincipeJames Del Principe Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Way cool, Dave.   Sounds like they put some thought into this.     Jim    KD1I
  • Bill RobertsBill Roberts Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    I don't think you have to worry about the learning curve.  the signature series radios are very much plug and play.  the also don't require a lot of computer savvy like the Flex 5000.  Can't decide which new radio I'll get...  but I will.   Currently have a 6300 and honestly, find it way more than satisfactory.

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