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Has the Flex 1500 been discontinued?

Jim - N7CXI
Jim - N7CXI Member
edited August 2018 in FLEX Series (Legacy) Radios
Has the 1500 been discontinued?  I've been away from the Flex community for a while, and when I visited the main website this morning I didn't find it. Of course there are days I can't find my glasses because they're sitting on my nose...

Thanks,
Jim N7CXI

Answers

  • John
    John Member
    edited June 2018
    The 1500, 3000 and the 5000 are discontinued, although there may be some still being sold in emporiums.
  • Jim - N7CXI
    Jim - N7CXI Member
    edited August 2018
    Thanks, John.

    I was aware the 3000 and 5000 had been discontinued, but the last time I checked the 1500 was still being sold. 

    I suppose the old adage holds, "you snooze, you lose".

    73,
    Jim N7CXI

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited April 2017
    Jim - Yes the production of the FLEX-1500 has ended as of the first of this month.  However, the radio hardware and tech support for the FLEX-1500 is still ongoing.

    https://helpdesk.flexradio.com/hc/en-us/articles/202530768-Support-Status-for-the-FLEX-5000-FLEX-300....
  • Walt
    Walt Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    Looks like there are some Certified - Pre-Owned for sale on the Flex web site.

    but yep - technology marches on - and I am sure when sales drop below so many a year, its time to stop the production line.

    My shack is pretty much all discontinued radios - but I try to keep them all running for at least 10 years too.  The Flex is the newest at 3 years old. 

    Cheers

  • Steve K9ZW
    Steve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2017

    Doesn't seem to show on the website - imagine that the parts supply is now depreciated.

    Someday we may see a 1500 replacement perhaps? 

    73

    Steve K9ZW


  • AA0KM
    AA0KM Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017

    Is there a replacement ? Like all-mode with vhf and UHF built in?

    2 SCU's for cross banding ufh to hf ? oh the dreams...:)

    Had fun with the kenwood ts-2000 that way.


  • Walt
    Walt Member ✭✭
    edited July 2017
    That would be a really nice radio.

    But I would like, before they start building any more hardware, to finalize version 1 of SSDR.

    Cheers and a pint to sip
     
  • Gary L. Robinson
    Gary L. Robinson Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017
    I had my 1500 for 5 years.  Great radio and sad to see it's out of production but such is the way the world works :-(
    I like my 6300 even better though hihi

    ---Gary

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