6500 placement near computer ?

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I have a DELL OptiPlex 9020 Desktop Computer - Intel Core i7 i7-4790 3.60 GHz - Small Form Factor. It is the same size as my 6500. I was wondering if it would be ok to sit the 6500 on top of the optiplex on my desk. Or would I be better off placing the computer on the floor.

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Try it.  You should be able to see any RFI being emitted by it on the panadapter.  And if it doesn't lock up in transmit, you should be good to go.  I'd put the radio on top of the PC.
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Ryan, I have rack-mounted my 6500, and it's companion HP is on a shelf just underneath it. I've experienced no RFI problems. I have, however, given some effort to preventing stray RFI by using plentiful ferrites on most cables, and I take care to keep computer cables away from RF-active coax. 
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Thank you guys for the quick replies!