FLEX 6500 best radio I have ever owned been a ham for 23 years so while trading up for FLEX 6600. Contest after Contest the FLEX 6500 worked very well. Digital JT9 JT65 and RTTY the radio performed well. The radio can hear a mouse fart 10k away.
I will be a FLEX user for very long time with 2.0 coming out and my travel schedule this will make the perfect combination for me.