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What is the maximum power for full key down (100% duty cycle) for the new 6600.

Is it 100w or is it a lower backed off power ?


  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
  • Mike-VA3MWMike-VA3MW FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager admin
    edited April 2019
    100W ... curious, what makes you ask?
  • edited December 2018
    I am tied between the 6600 and the anan7000, just that the latter only recommends that you don't exceed 30w on ft8/rtty/data/full key down. Smart money is with the flex

  • Mike-VA3MWMike-VA3MW FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager admin
    edited December 2018
    You can operate 100W on all modes other than AM.    

    The other things to consider is longer term supportability and dealing with a US company vs. overseas for support.  Flex also has a support team in Austin where the Anan is best effort community support.  

    I can tell you what other people have told me on the phone who are in your decision point is that you will find that PowerSDR is great if you want to tinker with every setting.  SmartSDR is already optimized for the best user experience (not my words :) ).


  • DL4RCEDL4RCE Member ✭✭
    edited June 5
    Hi Phil, I did 100W FT8 for several hours, Temp. was abt. 50° C with 21° ambient. With having FT8 2x on 2 SCUs, which is abt. 90% duty cycle I did for abt. 1.5h and Temp was abt. 87°C, then I stopped becaus wasnt sure how long it will be Ok. Never had any drop outs even under heavy usage. 73 de DL4RCE Volker

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