How repairable is the 6400?
Is it modular enough to allow field
replacement of components?
Can components be field diagnosed and replaced?I understand that the 6400 is new and it's hardware reliability may be too soon to assess. The construction trend to most transceivers are that they are constructed so that they must be returned to the manufacturer for repair due to their highly compact/integrated design.
Thank you for such a quick response. Comments on reliability may take some in-use time. I have had a series of compact radios that work wonderfully for about two years then fail requiring an expensive long term delay in it's return. Radios are a small market and the off-loading of most of the components to computers of which the are millions increases the radio hardware's reliability.
It seems odd that there is no website or general summary of reliability of the hardware we used to have measures called meantime to failure or failures in the first hundred hundred days or or failure in the number of years but they don’t seem to have that too available any anyway so it is . It would be nice to see a review in a magazine like a ‘consumer reports ‘.