6300 dual vfo

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When working split operation, can I have the DX station in one ear and the rest of the crowd calling in the other ear of my heil headset?? Also when using this system if I TX can I still hear the calling crowd??

Thanks in advance

Keith

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Keith Morrison

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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Keith,
Yes on the first question.  For example you can set Slice A to listen to the DX station and direct the audio to the LEFT.  And set Slice B to the pile and direct the audio to the RIGHT ear.  

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
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George O'Brien, AB4FH

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Hi, Keith. Yes you can do what you're asking. I assume you are using headphones. What I do is create one slice receiver for the DX station and another one for the transmit frequency. Using the L/R slider for the DX slice I slide it to the left. Then, selecting the transmit slice, I slide its L/R to the right. Play around with how much to avoid a "hole in the middle" effect that is still pleasing to the ears. Oh, one final thing you might like to do is select a wider receive filter for the transmit slice. It can help you hear the answering station and get on his frequency faster. With its superb panafall, the Flex 6000 series is the fastest xceiver for "busting" a pileup that I have ever used.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I have found that it works best for me to leave the DX station centered, or just slightly to one side and put the "pile" all the way to one side.  Then I can use both of my ears to help dig out a weak DX station while keeping an eye (or ear) on the "mob" which has the volume reduced so that it doesn't overwhelm the DX.  

The great thing is that you can adjust it any way you need it depending upon band conditions.

Many times, on CW & RTTY, I don't even use a separate slice, only the XIT function, and I can visualize the other stations and 1) sit right on tip of the last caller, 2) anticipate where the DX will listen the next time, or 3) simply find a "hole" between stations in the pileup.  All three options have been productive depending upon the pattern used by the DX station.

Ken - NM9P
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Keith Morrison

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Thanks Al the 1st question is the big one for me as I like to follow the DX station up or down the band so I can be ahead of him ready to call.

cheers Keith

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Al / NN4ZZ

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Keith,
If you are working CW then you should also try setting up CW Skimmer.   Skimmer is a really nice tool to see who the DX is working.   Like George said, the 6000 is a great rig for working the pileups.

Enjoy!

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
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Keith Morrison

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Excellent news George thanks for clearing that up for me.

Keith

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Duane, AC5AA

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Your "can I listen while I'm transmitting" question has a little more complex answer.  If you are running QSK CW ("instant break-in," is what some call it) then you can hear what is going on except when you are transmitting character elements - so, listening between Morse elements, letters, or words, dpeending on how fast you set up RX delay.  If you are transmitting SSB or digital, then while you are transmitting you will not be able to hear the band.
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Keith Morrison

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Just to let you all know I now have the Flex 6300 in the shack and WOW what a fantastic bit of equipment it really is. The receive is just brilliant and that is straight out of the box.

Guess it's going to be a late night tonight reading up on the manual

cheers Keith

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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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If you are married, be sure to check in with your spouse at least once a day in order to avoid marital strife!  

If you are single, be sure to set an alarm to remind you to go to work, or they will be repossessing your 6300 after about a month.  It is that addicting.

Remember:  Even with a FLEX, this is just a hobby!  But there are times I have thought about retiring and moving to Austin.  (Does FRS hire door greeters like Walmart?)   (:b)
Have fun.  It is a great trip!

Ken - NM9P