Always On Heatsink Upgrade?

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I read something last week about a field upgrade kit (larger heatsink) for users who have their radios on constantly. I did a search this morning but can't find the details.  Can someone point me to the details?  I purchased my 6400 from the Canadian dealer and wonder if I deal with them or FRS directly.
 ..Thanks, Dan VE3YXE
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Dan - VE3YXE

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Posted 4 months ago

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John - K3MA

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Dan I have not heard of this mod.  However, to put you mind at ease.  I have a 6500 that has been on for two years 24/7 with no cooling mod and I do not have a temp issue.  My understanding it with the bigger case the 6400 has better cooling.

I also have a local friend that has a 6700 that has been on 24/7 longer than my 6500 with no issue.
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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Dan,

If you haven't been contacted by Flex then your radio doesn't need the mod. It is only for radios delivered before April. Just keep on operating.

Mack
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FRED W9TB

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A lot of people that should have got that e-mail did not get it me being one of them. Had to find out about it here.
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Dan - VE3YXE

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I received my radio prior to April - I will contact the Canadian dealer to see if they know about it.
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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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I recommend you submit a help desk ticket to Flex.

Mack
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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http://www.flexradio.com/support/pen

Radios shipped after April 12th had this done at FRS before shipping.

Talk to your dealer on Radios supplied by overseas dealers that would need the PEN.

73

Steve
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Clay N9IO

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The April 12th date includes any radio that was in for any type of repairs.
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Ted VE3TRQ

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Send a message to pen@flexradio.com, with your radio information. You have some choices to make, including self-install of the heat sink. The capacitor install I suppose would be done by the Canadian dealer, but in my case, I decided not to have it done (although I'll probably ask Radioworld what their plan is for radios sold by them before the change at Flex).